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The Balcony of Kumari Ghar, the Palace of the Living Goddess
07-AUG-2011 Dr. Joshua Ong

The Balcony of Kumari Ghar, the Palace of the Living Goddess

Kathmandu, Nepal

Not only does Nepal have many gods, goddessa and deities, but it also has a real living goddess. The Kumari Devi is a young girl who lives in the building known as the Kumari Ghar, right beside Kathmandu's Durbar Square.

Through a rigorous process a young pre-pubescent girl was selected and worshipped as a living goddess until she gets her first menstruation. She will assume a normal life after that. Then the process starts all over again.

The current living Kumari Devi appeared twice while we there but photography was strictly prohibited and enforced and I didn't take any chance.


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