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Nepal names 3-year-old as new 'living goddess'


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Nepal names 3-year-old as new 'living goddess'

http://www.france24.com/en/20170927-nepal-names-3-year-old-new-living-goddess?ref=tw_i

 

"She will take her place on the Kumari's throne after we perform prayers and tantric rituals," Karmacharya said.

Once she is anointed a living goddess, Shakya -- who, like her predecessors, belongs to the Newar community indigenous to the Kathmandu valley -- will only be allowed to leave her new home 13 times a year on special feast days.

She will be paraded through Kathmandu in ceremonial dress and elaborate makeup to be worshipped.

When outside, the Kumari -- who is considered an embodiment of the Hindu goddess Taleju -- is carried because her feet are not allowed to touch the ground.

Selection criteria for aspiring Kumaris is strict and includes a number of specific physical attributes such as an unblemished body, a chest like a lion and thighs like a deer.

 

Even if a girl fulfils all the physical requirements, she must then prove her bravery by not crying at the sight of a sacrificed buffalo.

 

 

What a cruel way to treat a child, I really hate Satans world, so glad everlasting good things will soon be here.

 

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I was expecting the child to have some sort of birth defect, such as four arms or similar. It's very common in India that such babies are revered as gods, saints and alike, commonly known as "Babas" 

 

As for this "goddess child", a bit backwards isn't it? What kind of god had to obey the voice of humans? "You are our god, we shall worship you by not allowing you outside your house". 


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