To Divinity and Back: Nepal’s Living Goddess Returns to Normal Life After Nine-Year Stint as ‘Kumari’

Nepal (GV) – After living as the Living Goddess ‘Kumari’ for nine years in Nepal’s capital Kathmandu, Matina Shakya returned to her school where she attended prior to being throned and is now expected to live the life of a normal school girl. Nepal’s institution of Kumari Devi, is embedded in the culture of Kathmandu Valley. Even a glimpse of her is believed to bring good fortune. pic.twitter.com/diGAIqWkgE — Asia Luxe Travel (@asialuxe_travel) November 7, 2017 In 2008, around the age of three, Matina was selected from the Buddhist Shakya clan to be the incarnation of Hindu Goddess Taleju through Read More

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