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.
Thursday, August 26, 2010
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:
Monday, August 16, 2010
Police received a warning that four devices were about to go off among some 30,000 worshippers, priests and nuns congregating for midday mass.
Army bomb disposal experts and sniffer dogs spent three hours searching the grotto in the foothills of the Pyrenees, in south-west France, but nothing was found.