Thursday, August 26, 2010

The Living Goddess

Photos of the current Living Goddess, Kumari Devi (tradition of worshipping a young girl -- child -- as the embodiment of the sacred)Overview on Wikipedia. The child is only hostess to the divine until she reaches puberty:
A Kumari is believed to be the bodily incarnation of the goddess Taleju (the Nepalese name for Durga) until she menstruates, after which it is believed that the goddess vacates her body. Serious illness or a major loss of blood from an injury are also causes for her to revert to common status.

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