The challenge is ‘Orange‘.
In October 2012 MB traveled to Nepal.
On the final day of his trip he visited the Pashupatinath Temple which is situated on the most holy river in Nepal called the Bagmati. The dead of Kathmandu are brought to the temple each day to be burnt on funeral pyres. The Buddhists consider a funeral to be a happy occasion as the dead soul continues on the reincarnation journey towards nirvana.
The dead body first has it’s feet dipped in the holy river. It is then placed on the timber funeral pyre where the initial part of the ceremony involves placing straw into the mouth of the deceased. When the straw is set alight it is considered that the soul is released at that exact moment. The body is then covered with additional straw & timber logs and the entire lot set ablaze. Sugar is placed on the burning body at various times to lessen the smell from the burning human flesh.