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Crematorium of Pashupatinath

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Crematorium of Pashupatinath

Pashupatinath is situated on the banks of the Bagmati River, 6 kilometers from Katmandu. It is the most important Hindu center of Nepal and one of the seven most important holy cities for Hindus. Pashupatinah houses a vast complex dedicated to the worship of Pashupati, God of animals, the benevolent Shiva and Parvati, lady of the mountains. Pashupatinah and the Bagmati River are what Varanasi and the River Ganges are to India, sacred places where the dead are cremated. The dead are cremated along the banks of the Bagmati and the ashes and remains are thrown into the river afterwards. In the sacred complex of Pashupatinah many temples can be found as well as theatrical fake sadhus (holy men), cremation ghats (Arya Ghats) as well as a lot of monkeys.

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