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Kumari- The Living Goddess

  • February 13, 2018
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“KUMARI” is also known as the Living Goddess, Nepal is the tradition of adoring fledgling pre-pubescent girls as appearances of the heavenly female energy or Devi in Hindu spiritual traditions. The word Kumari is imitative from the Sanskrit Kaumarya which means “princess”.

Kumari is also the living virgin goddess; she used to be the tutelary goddess in the Malla Era. The Shah who dominated Malla too kept the tradition of Kumari. Kumari is the human form of Goddess Taleju, the characteristic of Shakti for supremacy and defense.

There was single one Malla kingdom in the Kathmandu valley lead from Bhaktapur in the early days. In the fifteen century, during the supremacy of the king Yaksha Malla, he divided his kingdom to his sons and within the span of hundred years they became totally separate kingdoms. Then, the temples of Talejus’ were built in Kathmandu and Patan as well.

The creation of the Taleju trendy in the three monarchies has presented the three living Kumari’s in the three cities of Bhaktapur, Kathmandu and Patan. The utmost prevalent and powerful Kumari is of Kathmandu the Royal Kumari.

Kumari is believed to be the living embodiment of the goddess Taleju also known as Durga. This endures till after menstruation when the goddess Taleju divests her body. Disease and loss of blood due to wound can also cruel the goddess verdures the girl’s body. The Newar Shakya and Bajracharya caste are Buddhists. The girl who is going to be carefully chosen as the Goddess Kumari is born in a Buddhist family and converts a Hindu divinity. So, Nepal is reflected to be the tender point of Buddhism and Hinduism.

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