Death in Nepal

In the heart of Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal, rises the Pashupatinath Temple. This temple has been a central point of the Hindu faith for thousands of years and is considered a particularly sacred place for cremation traditions. The majority of Nepalese people follow Hindu religious beliefs and death is a fundamental part of Hindu culture. The Pashupatinath Temple has become a symbol of death and rebirth.

This documentary photography project takes a close look at the cremation ceremonies that take place at the Pashupatinath Temple in Nepal, showing how this important ritual touches people’s lives and beliefs. What happens at this sacred site in Nepal helps us understand the cycle of life and offers a deeper insight into how people of different cultures deal with death and the dead.

The project reveals how cremations take place in the capital Kathmandu, the impact of these rituals on families and the role of Hindu faith in these traditions.