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Kumari

Worshipped by Nepali Buddhists and some Nepali Hindus but not by Tibetan Buddhists, a Kumari is a young girl from the Shakya caste of Nepal's indigenous Newa people who is regarded as the bodily incarnation of the goddess Taleju. Because her feet are considered sacred and may not touch the ground, she is carried everywhere. She maintains her position until she reaches puberty, after which it is believed the goddess vacates her body. Why was a Kumari temporarily stripped of her title in 2007? More...
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Kumari
Worshipped by Nepali Buddhists and some Nepali Hindus but not by Tibetan Buddhists, a Kumari is a young girl from the Shakya caste of Nepal's indigenous Newa people who is regarded as the bodily incarnation of the goddess Taleju. Because her feet are considered sacred and may not touch the ground, she is carried everywhere. She maintains her position until she reaches puberty, after which it is believed the goddess vacates her body.
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Worshipped by Nepali Buddhists and some Nepali Hindus but not by Tibetan Buddhists, a Kumari is a young girl from the Shakya caste of Nepal's indigenous Newa people who is regarded as the bodily incarnation of the goddess Taleju. Because her feet are considered sacred and may not touch the ground, she is carried everywhere. She maintains her position until she reaches puberty, after which it is believed the goddess vacates her body.
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LIVING GODDESS KUMARI

Regarded as a Living Goddess, a young Newar girl with no blemishes represents the Goddess Kumari. To local people, she is the Goddess Kumari and is worshipped accordingly with great reverence. Dating back to the 17th century, the tradition was started by a Malla king.

The candidates must go through an extremely strict selection process before one of them is chosen to represent the Goddess. Visit the Kumari Ghar (House of the Kumari) across Durbar Square, at Basantapur, where she resides and catch a glimpse of this Goddess.

If you are visiting in late August or early September, you may get the opportunity to observe the fascinating festival known as Indra Jatra, when the Kumari leaves her residence and is pulled in a chariot through the narrow roads of old Kathmandu. It is quite a sight to behold, as masked dancers come out on the streets and the chariots of Lord Indra and Kumari are pulled by exuberant devotees in a lively procession.
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Where is the rest of the article? The encyclopedia link took me to "aloe vera". Strange.
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A google search will give the Wikipedia article that answers that question: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kumari_(goddess)
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