The Crematoria, Kathmandu

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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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  • The district is truly interesting and offers things that are strange but also fascinating for us to the Western eye. The funeral processions with the decorated dead, prepared for her last walk. The ceremony of burning, led by the eldest son. Sadus - holy men - which are paid as a mediagenic photo motif or donate even a blessing. Very exotic and fascinating this place. The foreigners height entrance fee you should evaluate as a donation for the reconstruction.
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  • Very touching to see the devotion love and respect families and friends show the diseased during the elaborate ceremonies ending with the lighting of the pyre...  more »
  • Immerse yourself here in another world. Public mourning ceremonies alternate with ascetics, gurus and interesting impressions and special subjects.
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