These cremation ghats are part of the Pashupatinath Temple complex. Entry to the precinct is forbidden to non-Hindus but tourists and visitors (and their cameras) are accepted on the bridge and opposite bank of the river. The river is the Bagmati, regarded as holy as it flows into the Ganges, and the ashes are swept into it after cremation. The youths in the river are searching for pieces of gold and jewellery which has survived the fire. Needless to say this was the dry season and the river not much more than a puddle!
Many thanks for looking, any comments/observations more than welcome.
|Camera:||Canon EOS 40D |
|Lens:||EF-S17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM |
|Recording media:||JPEG (digital)|
|Date Taken:||9 Apr 2011 - 6:29 AM|
|Exposure Mode:||Program AE|
|Flash:||Off, Did not fire|