The Crematoria, Kathmandu

3.9
Learn about Hindu funereal traditions during a visit to The Crematoria, the riverside cremation area of a famous Hindu temple. The traditional ceremony sees the family of the deceased build a funeral pyre next to the river, sprinkle it with holy water, and circle the body three times, walking counter-clockwise. The area is only open to those of Hindu faith. Other visitors can see the cremation area from the opposite bank of the river. For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Kathmandu holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the The Crematoria and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • This is certainly an interesting place for a visit. Lots of people, some being swept into the river as ashes.  more »
  • The Crematoria is located at the rear of the Pashupati temple on the Bagmati river. Locals carry out the last rites of their loved ones. Very sad and emotional even for the visitors.  more »
  • The place is just on the back side of pashupati nath temple . There is a saying that if you creamnate a person at this place then he will directly go to heavan.There was a continuous flow of dead bodi...  more »
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