Burning Ghats

Burning ghats used for cremating the dead jut out on the Bagmati river bank at Pashupatinath in Kathmandu. Male members of the family lay the deceased relative on the wood and straw funeral pyre, and ghee (clarified butter) is laid on the logs to help them burn.

The wood and what’s left of the burned body are dumped into the Bagmati River after the cremation is over.
Pashupatinath Burning Ghats
Kathmandu. Nepal 2009
Stephen Mc Donald