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Nepal - Final tribute #12

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: Helen : (ATM Helen is photographing in, Australia) on 12 November 2015 in Lifestyle & Culture.

*** Series - Nepal - Final tribute ***

Pashupatinath, Nepal

Pashupatinath is a significant Hindu cremation site. When a person dies their body is wrapped in cloth, generally white cloth and covered with bright orange material. The body is carried on a litter made from bamboo.

The sons and other males carry the body to the cremation site. In this photograph you can see one a grieving family pass along the ghats to their cremation site, whilst the other family wait for the cremation to be complete.

The sons have their hair shaved, then eldest son performs the cremation ceremony prior to the fire being lit. Once the cremation is complete, the ashes are swept into the Bagmati river which flows into the Ganges.

Canon EOS 5D Mark III 1/200 second F/5.6 ISO 100 116 mm

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omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice shot!
Valuable series!

12 Nov 2015 8:36am

Devi from Chennai, India

a real life reality !!!

12 Nov 2015 10:10am

L'Angevine from Angers, France

oh génial le défilé

13 Nov 2015 3:18pm

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