18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
The circle of life

Along the Bagmati river in Kathmandu is the Pashupatinath Temple where cremation ghats are located for ordinary Nepali's. Cremations are performed there with the family member's males having their heads shaved. Afterwards the ashes are pushed into the river.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Kathmandu, Nepal
Camera: NIKON D7200
Copyright: © Bob Epperson