nepalphotoprojectFunerals in Nepal are a multi-sensory experience. It doesn’t matter where you live in the world, what your religion is or what your cultural practices are that dictate the rituals for this occasion – they are always devastating…they are a final goodbye. The most final of final.
I spent the afternoon yesterday in Nayabazar with my camera.
I heard the cymbals first, then the smell of incense, and then the wailing. Gut-wrenching wailing, of the procession of women (mother, wife, sisters of the deceased) that preceded the marigold covered body of a deceased man who had succumbed to injuries sustained from the earthquake. It’s a sound you can’t unhear…
The procession moved slowly passed me. I kept to the back of a large group of mourners. A series of rituals were followed out before the body was set on fire – and his soul freed to start its next adventure.
At 5.19pm, minutes after the fire was started, another severe aftershock shook the city. Mourners scattered for a nearby road that was open and clear of tall buildings -fear replacing the tears.
Photo by @samreinders
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- jmlopezb_2012😔😔 @andy_fe77
- manozpandeyYou guys are doing great job 👍
- lupiyovelaGod bless Nepal
- andy_fe77😢😢😢😢 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼 @jmlopezb_2012
- islandgirl_catSo incredibly sad. I pray the Lord comforts them.
- ms.a_8890Great job
- ravenarchangelThis breaks my heart.
- amruthaa21I guess last line is the most terrible part of the harsh reality of the situation in Nepal..
- heatheralovellDevastating stories. Prayers for Nepal.
- leeanndunton@bohomamasoul marigolds. <3
- nidhi_bhardwaj07Heartbreaking :-( god bless
- intrepid_shakti🙌 may God place his hand over this beautiful place... 🍀💔
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