Kumari means a young, prepubescent girl chosen from the Shakya caste of the Nepalese Newari Buddhist community as a Kumari in Nepal. Some of the nation’s Hindus also venerate and worship the Kumari. As the only living deity (goddess) in the world, Nepalese people worship a regular young girl as Goddess Kumari, transforming her into a Goddess of Power.
This documentary below will take you on a tour of Nepal’s living goddess, Kumari, and the legends that her followers hold dear.
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