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The Crematoria, Kathmandu

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Religious Site
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. Add The Crematoria and other attractions to your Kathmandu trip itinerary using our Kathmandu holiday planner.
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  • It is key to go with respect to this place, is a very sacred place for locals and it should honor... I recommend if you want to have a beautiful experience visit it at the end of the day, as when it drops the Sun becomes an Aarti ceremony with songs. Although you dara night if you go with any companion should not have problem
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  • The smell of six burning bodies wafted over us as we visited the crematorium on the banks of the murky holy river. We sat among the Shiva shrines in which flowers and food had been offered and the loc...  more »
  • Who like to looks like foreign people burn the bodies of their relatives here is the right address.
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