Nepal’s Controversial Child Goddess


One of the most important deities in Nepal is just 9-years-old. She is a Kumari, a living child goddess. But, why are activists trying to end Kumari worship?

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The Very Strange Life Of Nepal’s Child Goddess
“Last month’s earthquake brought much of Kathmandu’s historic Durbar Square, a World Heritage Site, tumbling to the ground.”

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“In a yearly festival celebrating goddess Gangamma in the south Indian city of Tirupati, men assume the form of women.”

Nepal’s living goddess who still has to do homework
“Samita Bajracharya is a 12-year-old Nepalese girl who lives with her family, studies hard, and enjoys playing a Nepali version of the lute.”

The Fascinating World Of Kumari, Nepal’s Living Goddesses (PHOTOS)
“Though in some traditions goddesses exist only in the spiritual realm, in Nepal they live and breathe.”

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