Nepal : retiring the nepalese way

Old hindu man practising austerities. Because he wants to control himself, he is mute as long as he has decided. Devghat, Nepal.

At the confluence of the Trisuli and Kali Gandaki rivers, Devghat is a tranquil spot surrounded by the nature. The forest is everywhere, monkeys also. Many old hindu people come here to live their last days hoping to end the cycle of death and re-birth, the “samsara”. Many of them have retired to Devghat to avoid being a burden to their children, to escape ungrateful children or because they have no children to look after them in their old age and to perform the necessary rites when they die.


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