Pashupatinath is a sacred Hindu site located on the banks of the Bagmati River in Kathmandu. Here, you can witness the sacred Hindu rituals of the burning of the dead.
By the time I visited Pashupatinath for the first time, I had been in Nepal for a few days. I was still coughing from whatever virus I contracted three or four weeks prior. It was quite painful. On this particular day, there were several bodies being burned. The smoke filled the air around the whole temple complex and sent me into a coughing fit.
There was no escaping this cough and my lungs were burning. As I made my way around the temple grounds, I found myself under this immense tree and for some reason, my my cough ceased. I’m not quite sure why but I took advantage of this and gave my lungs a break by staying there for a while.