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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...More
Thank Allen H
Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu), New Zealand
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.
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...More
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...More