Category: NEPAL

Royal Kumari of Kathmandu: the strange life of Nepal’s Living Goddess

Royal Kumari of Kathmandu: the strange life of Nepal’s Living Goddess

Largely unknown to the outside world, Nepal‘s centuries-old institution of the child deity, the Kumari Devi, is deeply embedded in the culture of Kathmandu Valley. Young, beautiful and decorous, even a glimpse of her is believed to bring good fortune

The Kumari is the only living goddess worshipped by both Hindus and Buddhists.

The literal meaning of Kumari is Virgin. The Kumaris are young pre-pubescent girls who receive the power of Goddess Kali and Taleju.

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