Pashupatinah is the Varanasi of Nepal, a holy place of cremation on the banks of Bagmati river. Funeral pyres are visible in the foreground, the river had a low level of water and was dirty during winter season. Dead bodies must be dipped three times into the river before cremation. Many relatives who join the funeral procession can bath in the river or sprinkle the holy water on their bodies at the end of cremation. The Bagmati purifies the people spiritually. Source : wiki
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holmertz (38607) 2014-04-05 8:05
A picture from a place like this could hardly ever be beautiful in the ordinary sense, but it is certainly interesting. I remember this place but as far as I can recall some people kept an eye on me sou I shouldn't take any pictures. I did in Varanasi, but I had to pay (and a lot more that first demanded). The strange light and dark water is similar to the burning ghats in Varanasi.
photoray (10941) 2014-04-05 8:05
Fine visual of Pashupatinah, a candid view of the holy place along the Bagmati River.
May the spirits of all go on forever,
Nicou (118090) 2014-04-05 10:42
quelle vue wt image sueprbe avec la fumée qui s'envole le brillant sur le plan d'eau quelle vue et image sueprbe.
Bravo et amitié
pajaran (49630) 2014-04-05 11:00
Interesantan tekst o mestu i trenutku ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, ostrina, kontrast i perspektiva, lepo pokazano mesto i trenutak, lepe boje.
Dobra kompozicija, elpo uhvacen trenutak narodnog obicaja.
Prijatno vece i lepa noc, sve najbolje.
An interesting article on the place and moment ...
Good time recording, sharpness, contrast and perspective, nice place and shown the moment, pretty colors.
Good composition, well captured moment of folk customs.
Have a nice evening and night, all the best.
ikeharel (54117) 2014-04-06 0:48
Good morning Miguel,
A place like this can't leave one person indifferent.
Though, the place looks to be in constant disolation, and maybe the low water level added this feel - you had made the right choice to show it anyway.
lousat (73903) 2014-04-06 2:07
Hi Miguel,a great view on this river but the spectacle is terrible,very very dirty this river,too much offers..ehehe..very nice perspective and excellent exposure of the difficult backlight,very interesting post.Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano
COSTANTINO (52812) 2014-04-06 13:24
Hello dear friend
unbelievable capture showing this holy
place and the river with a low level
I am feeling sad looking at this
composition and the dirty river
lets hope that in the future
this situation will change to the best
imageme (1625) 2014-04-06 16:28
Hi Gueguen, I have seen this place from TV documentary. I cannot believe I could see this place through your picture gallery. Wonderfully captured with good light and details although it is scary knowing that this place is to cremate bodies. The debris in the water adds sadness to the atmosphere. This image definitely worth my points. Thank for sharing.
adramad (36271) 2014-04-07 13:34
Esplendida y real imagen, de este famoso lugar de incineracion en Nepal, la composicion es un gran reportaje, pero a mi me produce cierta sensacion de tristeza y angustia, conozco el lugar... lo visite en mi primer viaje a India y Nepal, no dejandome un buen sabor de boca.
Pero tu trabajo es magnifico.
Feliz noche y buena semana.
Saludos muy cordiales.
jmdias (53503) 2014-04-08 1:30
looks like a terrible and interesting place at same time. the waters don't are very interesting for a bath, looks terrible dirty. interesting architecture where the bodies are burned. an image very interesting and full of information.
ChrisJ (95100) 2014-04-11 14:53
I remember this place and have uploaded a shot or two to TE. A superb daily life (or should that be death?) shot with a good angled pov to add dynamism. Excellent sharpness, colour and saturation. The river now looks more polluted than I remember it in 2002. Tfs!