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Place of Worship and Cremation

This area by the Bagmati River is where open air cremations are held on the river banks by the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
geomom01
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Cleveland, Ohio
evening worship

Recommended to visit at evening 7 pm, There is puja(worship) where you can feel little different... read more

Reviewed 11 November 2018
travellerktm
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Kathmandu, Nepal
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This area by the Bagmati River is where open air cremations are held on the river banks by the Pashupatinath Temple. Non-hindu visitors may watch from outside, across the river from the temple. They are not permitted inside the temple. It is near the airport...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 11 November 2018

Recommended to visit at evening 7 pm, There is puja(worship) where you can feel little different. Recommended to attend this place.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank travellerktm
Reviewed 18 July 2018

Each cremation is but a part of the mosaic of life along the Bagmati River. Next to ongoing cremation rituals, the funeral workers, members of the lowest caste, build the pyres out of logs in preparation the next cremation that will happen with certainty. For...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Allen H
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

Interesting cultural experience on how the Hindi cremate there loved ones at death. There is a $10 entrance fee but I have been told a lot of that money goes toward helping pay for costs involved in cremating the poor families loved ones. There are...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

A place where one can review the whole life infront of their own eyes. A dark and cold but truthful revelation that no matter how powerful or rich or famous you are the end result is ashes and smoke. A humbling experience that teaches to...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 25 April 2017

I have to say that aside from the intricately designed temples and magnificent colors, the most surprising and interesting experience for me was seeing the burial rights. They build a pyre and burn the body at the side of the river then push the ashes...More

Date of experience: February 2017
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