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KUMARI: The living goddess

Some months ago I met a Kumari, a person who is considered a living goddess in Kathmandú (Nepal) by Newar People.

 

A Kumari is the reincarnation of the goddess Taleju until the girl begins to menstruate, after which this goddess is disembodied from her body.

 

I met three Kumaris: Nihira Bajracharya (a 5yo girl, currently kumari) Dhana Bajracharya (the life-long kumari, she's 65yo and she's still a Kumari becouse she never menstruated) & Chanira Bajracharya (a 23yo ex kumari & the Storyteller of the documentary).