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Final Preparations

Three cremations prepared for the final resting of the deceased brought to the Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu. From left to right, first platform decorated for the dead; second platform the fire is set; third platform the fire has been burning for some time. Ashes are subsequently dumped into Bagmati River to continue the journey into eternity.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2017
Date Uploaded: 11.2017
Photo Location: Kathmandu, Nepal
Camera: Canon PowerShot SX730 HS
Copyright: © Carol Copeland