National Geographic : 1935 Mar
NEPAL, THE SEQUESTERED KINGDOM Photograph by Martin Hiirlimann ROOFS LIKE TOPS OF FANCY CAKES CAP TEMPLES OF PASHPATI, BENARES OF NEPAL As their devout Indian neighbors to the south go to bathe in the holy waters of the Ganges, so during religious festivals thousands of Nepalese pilgrims journey to the bathing ghats here along the Bagmati. Dying persons are placed on the sloping ledges so that their feet at least may be laved in holy water. Cremation on the stone plinths near by follows death, and the ashes are strewn on the river (see text, page 347, and illustration, page 327). 345 X1~I"