Kathmandu, Nepal, August 2014.
In Kathmandu Valley, along the Bagmati river banks, rises the Pashupatinath temple, the most revered by Nepalese Hinduism. The holy river collects and brings with it the ashes of cremated on the temple's ghats.
Antyesti, the funeral rites of cremation, is the latest one in a series of rites of passage that mark the earthly existence of an individual. It's the moment when the soul leaves the body to resume the perpetual life cycle of Samsara, or to get rid of it and rejoin the Brahman, the beginning of everything.