National Geographic : 1920 Oct
A TEMPLED, VENICE-LIKE VISTA ALONG THE GANGES OF NEPAL In the Valley of Khatmandu alone are some 2,700 shrines. Many of them are elaborate temples, such asthis ofPashpatinath, built along the banks of the sacred river, Baghmutti. The sick are brought to be dipped in the waters of this streamand onitsbanks thedead arecremated. Formerly the widow would jump into the fire as it consumed her husband's body, but this practice (sati, orsuttee) hasbeen abandoned except in remote regions.