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  • Stunning view of Pashupathinath Temple complex from a point south along the banks of calm Bagmati River. width:640;;height:474
  • Closer view of the temple complex, bridge and burning ghats. (on the lefthand side) width:640;;height:480
  • A funeral pyre being lit just south of the bridge. width:640;;height:446
  • Funeral pyres on this north side of the bridge are reserved for royalty. width:640;;height:452
  • On the opposite side of the Bagmati River, locals and tourists often congregate to watch the cremations or rest. width:640;;height:480
  • Devotees leaving the temple complex make a striking sight. width:640;;height:391
  • This triple-domed temple lies across the river from the main Pashupathinath Temple. width:633;;height:480
  • Locals also visit Pashupathinath for various Hindu rituals, such as this man who came to mark the anniversary of his mother's death three years earlier. width:640;;height:480
  • Others pray at smaller temples within the complex. width:640;;height:480
  • This particular temple is elaborately decorated with carved and brightly painted figures. Note the skulls lining the bottom of the roof supports. width:360;;height:480
  • This large, stately bell rests in an open plaza across from the previous temple. width:635;;height:480
  • A local woman waits near the main entrance to Pashupathinath. width:355;;height:480
  • Several roads leading immediately to the temple entrance are densely packed with stalls selling prayer beads, flowers, incense and other offerings. width:640;;height:480
  • Piles of prayer beads await sale at this small shop. width:563;;height:480
  • Visitors come and go between Pashupathinath and the closest Kathmandu neighborhood to the temple. width:613;;height:480
  • This group of Nepali soldiers were camped out at this gorgeous Newari building just outside the main temple entrance. width:640;;height:443
  • More local devotees arrive along the river. width:640;;height:415
  • Close-up shot of the main Pashupathinath complex. width:640;;height:480
  • The double-tiered gold pagoda is located inside the main Pashupathinath Temple. width:342;;height:480
  • Many small Hindu shrines, like this Ganesh figure, are carved into walls around the temple complex and are not ignored by devotees who offer flowers and smear on red powder. width:360;;height:480
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