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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. Add The Crematoria and other attractions to your Kathmandu trip itinerary using our Kathmandu holiday planner.
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  • I have never seen anything like it before. It gives mortality a fresh perspective! Worth seeing it but remember to be respectful. 
  • It was wondrous to witness the ritual that went along with a family's saying farewell to a departed loved one. I just hoped that having a crowd of tourists across the river bank practically gawking at...  more »