Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Guided tour of Pashupati Nath

When visiting Nepal's Pashupati Nath temple area, as a non-Hindu, you may not go into the temple but can see its exterior and ancillary buildings, as well as the cremations on the Bagmati river bank. For a knowledgeable and amiable guide to the area, I recommend Himiiaya (center, in white shirt; I will link to his email here if possible; UPDATE: email him or call him in Nepal at 9841498917).

And here is some of what you will see:

Cremations, performed by sons of the deceased with help from professionals.

Sadhus, Hindu holy men.

A mirror-like effect of multiple arches.

I will post more photos and recommendations about Nepal in due course.

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