Literally translated it means Master of Life... Or Master of all Living…. This temple is located along the holy river Bagmati.
On the left side the place is for lower cast and called Surya Ghast. The right hand side – Arya Ghats – is for the higher cast. I have been told, that people travel from India to get their loved-ones last ritual here. I wanted to go back before I had to leave Nepal again.
The son (alternatively the oldest daughter or the priest) has to walk 5 times around the funeral pure – according to Hinduism a holy number that stands for earth, water, fire, wind and ether.
We went there for a bit. I sat down like the rest of the people and watched the scene. On our way to the taxi I got lucky without even knowing it: A new body was carried over and I was lucky to see him. I have been told that this is a blessing. Ha!