Religion in Nepal: Buddhism in Nepal, Christianity in Nepal, Hinduism in Nepal, Places of Worship in Nepal, Temples in Nepal, Kumari Books LLC

ISBN: 9781155986784

Published: June 25th 2011

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32 pages


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Religion in Nepal: Buddhism in Nepal, Christianity in Nepal, Hinduism in Nepal, Places of Worship in Nepal, Temples in Nepal, Kumari  by  Books LLC

Religion in Nepal: Buddhism in Nepal, Christianity in Nepal, Hinduism in Nepal, Places of Worship in Nepal, Temples in Nepal, Kumari by Books LLC
June 25th 2011 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 32 pages | ISBN: 9781155986784 | 3.79 Mb

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 30. Chapters: Buddhism in Nepal, Christianity in Nepal, Hinduism in Nepal, Places of worship in Nepal, Temples inMorePlease note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.

Pages: 30. Chapters: Buddhism in Nepal, Christianity in Nepal, Hinduism in Nepal, Places of worship in Nepal, Temples in Nepal, Kumari, Tengboche Monastery, Bah Faith in Nepal, Freedom of religion in Nepal, Nyatapola, Vasudhara, Swayambhunath, Lumbini, Kirant Mundhum, Newar Buddhism, Vajracharya, Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling, Kopan Monastery, Devadaha, Rishikesh Complex of Ruru Kshetra, History of the Jews in Nepal, Islam in Nepal, Hiranya Varna Mahavihar, Manakamana of Tumlingtar, Adinath Lokeshwar, Nakchhong, Harihar Temple, Bindhyabasini temple.

Excerpt: Kumari, or Kumari Devi, is the tradition of worshipping young pre-pubescent girls as manifestations of the divine female energy or devi in South Asian countries. Kumari literally means virgin in Sanskrit, Nepali and other Indian languages and is a name of the goddess Durga as a child.

In Nepal a Kumari is a prepubescent girl selected from the Shakya clan of the Nepalese Newari community. The Kumari is revered and worshiped by some of the countrys Hindus as well as the Nepali Buddhists, though not the Tibetan Buddhists. In India a Kumari is generally chosen for one day and worshipped accordingly on certain festivals like Navaratri or Durga Puja.

In the Indian state of Bengal this is a particularly prevalent practice. While there are several Kumaris throughout Nepal, with some cities having several, the best known is the Royal Kumari of Kathmandu, and she lives in the Kumari Ghar, a palace in the center of the city. The selection process for her is especially rigorous. The current Royal Kumari, Matina Shakya, aged four, was installed in October 2008 by the Maoist government that replaced the monarchy. Chanira Bajracharya, as the Kumari of Patan is the second most important living goddess A Kumari is believed to be the bodily incarnation of the goddess Taleju (the Nepalese name for Durga) ...



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