Nepal's Living Goddess Kumari
Living goddess also known as 'Kumari' is carried on a chariot to a procession of Seto Machindranath festival in Basantapur Durbar Square, a UNESCO heritage site in Kathmandu, Nepal on Saturday, April 16, 2016. 
Living Goddess or Kumari looks on as devotees (unseen) offer prayers to her during the chariot procession of Rato Machindranath festival in Kumaripati, Lalitpur on Tuesday, July 26, 2016. Rato Machhindranath is worshipped as the god of rain and good harvest by both Hindus and Buddhists.
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The living goddess Kumari observes the bathing ritual of the god Lord Seto Machindranath at the temple of Seto Machindranath located in Jana Bahal between Asan and Indra Chok in Kathmandu, Nepal on Sunday, Jan 17, 2016. People pray to the god Seto Machindranath for rainfall and good harvest. 
Nepal's Living Goddess Kumari adjusts her crown inside a chariot during a procession to celebrate Indrajatra festival, celebrated to honor Indra, the King of Heaven and Lord of Rains in Kathmandu on Tuesday, September 5, 2017. Indra Jatra is the biggest religious street festival held annually in Nepal celebrated by singing, mask dancing, rejoicing and devotees offering prayers along with other rituals hold the eight-day festival celebrated by both Hindus and Buddhists.
Living Goddess or Kumari looks on as devotees (unseen) offer prayers to her during the chariot procession of Rato Machindranath festival in Kumaripati, Lalitpur on Tuesday, July 26, 2016. Rato Machhindranath is worshipped as the god of rain and good harvest by both Hindus and Buddhists.
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A Nepalese devotee carries the Living Goddess Kumari to the bathing ritual ceremony of God Rato Machindranath in Lalitpur, Nepal on Wednesday, April 12, 2017. 
A mother prepares the Living Goddess Kumari during the bathing ritual ceremony of God Rato Machindranath in Lalitpur, Nepal on Wednesday, April 12, 2017. 
Nepalese worshippers carry the Living Goddess “Kumari Devi” during a procession on the last day of the Seto (White) Machindranath chariot festival in Basantapur, Kathmandu on Sunday. 
Nepal's Living Goddess Kumari takes part in a procession during Indrajatra festival, celebrated to honor Indra, the King of Heaven and Lord of Rains in Kathmandu on Tuesday, September 5, 2017. Indra Jatra is the biggest religious street festival held annually in Nepal celebrated by singing, mask dancing, rejoicing and devotees offering prayers along with other rituals hold the eight-day festival celebrated by both Hindus and Buddhists.
Kumari or the living Goddess gazes on at the mass before the chariot procession during Indra Jatra festival in Basantapur Durbar Square, Kathmandu on Sunday.
New appointed Living Goddess Kumari of Kathmandu, Trishna Shakya, 3, is carried by her father towards the Kumari house in Kathmandu, Nepal on Thursday, September 28, 2017.
The previous Living Goddess Kumari leaves the Kumari house before being carried on a palanquin after being changed by newly appointed Living Goddess Kumari of Kathmandu, Trishna Shakya, 3, in Kathmandu, Nepal on Thursday, September 28, 2017.
Living Goddess, Kumari, is carried to her palanquin during the Seto Machindranath chariot festival in Basantapur Durbar Square, Kathmandu, Nepal on Tuesday, March 27, 2018.
Living Goddess Kumari observes the Rato Machhendranath festival as it was stranded for months due to damage suffered after the April 25 earthquake in Lalitpur on Wednesday.
Living Goddesses also known as "Kumari" are carried in a chariot on a procession during celebrations of Tokha Bisket Jatra in Kathmandu, Nepal on Friday, April 15, 2016. 
Nepal's Living Goddess Kumari
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Kumari or Living Goddess is worshipped as manifestations of the divine female energy in Hindu religious traditions. Kumari is the human form of G Read More
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