Nepalese couples wearing traditional attire attended a ritual for a mass wedding in Kathmandu, Nepal, 08 February 2015. For the first time ever in Nepal a total of 100 Nepalese couples, representing the different caste systems, participated in the ceremony organized by the Radha Krishna Foundation to promote unity and Hindu culture in the country.
Two hours before, barely 200 meters away, we had witnessed several cremations at the Pashupatinath Temple. This simple irony of new life versus old life slips seamlessly through Hindu culture while we Westerners observe the latter, the public display of the end of life, with a mixture of shock, anxiety and morbid curiosity.
Jeremy Woodhouse is a professional photographer and traveller. He leads photography trips to all corners of the globe