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Jalal Iqbal
Dhaka City, Bangladesh1,472 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
its located in the yard of Pashupatinath temple where cremation takes place. not a very clean and happy place. u will see mourning ppl and many ppl seeling choros and ganza.
Written March 16, 2020
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Nova Evan Baskara
Istanbul, Türkiye37 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Business
This is a cremation place and you can watch the process live. Its an extraordinary experience to get to watch this.
Written May 19, 2019
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Aleks L
55 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019
Its a little walk up from the carpark, walk through some markets en route. You need to pay 1000 to enter the main temple area (unrelated to the cremations), in this area you can see traditional dressed monks etc and plenty of monkeys.
Walk back out and over the bridge and you can witness the cremations. We waited about 30 mins and one begun, a very surreal experience
Written March 29, 2019
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geomom01
Leesville, SC1,451 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Friends
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 and made an easy first stop on our arrival.
Written January 7, 2019
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travellerktm
Kathmandu, Nepal33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Business
Recommended to visit at evening 7 pm, There is puja(worship) where you can feel little different. Recommended to attend this place.
Written November 11, 2018
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Allen A Hale
Udon Thani Province, Thailand112 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017
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 cremations, where the mourners the mourners have left other than for some male relatives maintain a vigil, other funeral workers tend to the fires with long poles to ensure that all the remains are consumed by the purifying fire. The two pedestrian bridges are jammed and lined with people - Nepalese as well as foreigners witnessing it all and photographing it all. Behind the pyres, in the areas accessible only to Hindus, people can be scene entering shrines and temples as part of practicing their faith. The hillside on the east side of the river is covered with tourists congregating about the Sadhhus who are to found amongst the shrines to Shiva. Further up the hillside, families are enjoying the view of it all from an overlook while enjoying snacks and beverages from the refreshment stand. Life continues with the players all playing their roll of the moment and often oblivious to the others.

I will return again to Kathmandu to witness and document the Hindu funerals but more importantly, to better understand the details and nuances of the ritual.
Written July 18, 2018
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feindigo
Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu), New Zealand145 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Friends
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 a few different viewing points to see the different stages of the ritual.
Be aware of the fake holy men as the will try to con you out of money.
Written May 28, 2018
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Niranjan L
78 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Solo
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 be good and do good to others while one is alive. A must place to visit.
Written July 13, 2017
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cristabern
Bangkok, Thailand252 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2017 • Couples
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 into the water. Like fire and water as a cleansing for the afterlife.

However if you have a delicate constitution and seeing dead bodies being burn while crows circle around and occassionally take a piece of chard flesh is not acceptable to you, then I suggest you skip this and keep to looking at the marvelous architectural design of the temples within the complex. It will still be worth the $10 entrance fee you have to pay.
Written April 25, 2017
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