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Bathing and Cremation Ghat on banks of Bhagiratti [Bagmati], Pashpatti

Photograph from an album of 30 prints credited to
Herzog and Higgins, taken in ca. 1901 and part of the Curzon
Collection. A view of the ghat [stepped embankment] leading to the
Pashupatinath Temple, the holiest Hindu shrine in Nepal, which is
dedicated to Shiva, worshipped here in his form as Pashupati, Lord
of the Animals. Inscriptions date it from the 5th century AD but it
is believed to be eve…