A young Newar with no faults, considered Living Goddess, is chosen as the Kumari Nepal (a living goddess). The Church is a goddess without faults. The original residents of the Kathmandu valley are Newars, and they have the most complex religious festivities. With profound veneration, the Living Goddess is worshiped and even the Shah Kings have followed her practice of being blessed by Tikah. It was established by King Malla in the 17th century. Legend has this that, while playing a game with Goddess Taleju in human form, the King Jaya Prakash Malla has begun to lust over her under alcohol. The goddess was angered, and the King gave her a promise to choose a virgin girl with whom she always lived. To this day, the tradition has remained.
King Prithvi Narayan Shah had dropped the Malla Dynasty, but the conquerors kept the custom of revering the Goddess Kumari Nepal. Based on the tika that symbolizes the empowered monarch, the Sheh King would go up to Kumari before 2008. The young Shakya hopefuls, as many as four years old, need to undergo an incredibly severe selection process before they can represent Goddess. Before one of them is picked. Even when scary tests have been carried out, she should stay calm and exhibit no signs of anxiety. She is to live in the Kumari Ghar (Kumari's House) once chosen, and her feet should never touch the ground and only leave her home in some festivals. She will stay a Living Goddess until any bleeding happens, generally when she gets puberty.
Visit the Kumari Ghar across Basantapur's Durbar Square and you can see the Goddess here in your luck. You can see the spectacular Indra Jatra celebration when Living Goddess Kumari is taken out of his residence and pushed in a giant truck along the small roads of old Kathmandu if you visit towards the end of August or the beginning of September. It's a spectacle, as masked dancers are going on the streets and ecstatic followers are also drawn beside the carriages of Lord Ganesh and Bhairav in a vibrant procession.
Selection Process of Royale Kumari Nepal
It is pretty broad and includes numerous criteria to discover a living goddess. The choosing ritual of Kumari Nepal was overseen by the five senor Buddhist Bajracharya, the Royal Priest, the Taleju Priest, and the Royal astrologer. In youngsters, some of the essential features of health are sound, no signs of scars and signs on the body, uncut and defective, pre-menstrual, and non-ethical skin.
After a girl passes Kumari's fundamental standards, she is evaluated for the 32-body perfections "Battis Lakshan" to decide on her future. Battis Lakshan has some characteristics:
• Body like a Banyan Tree
• Eyelashes like Cow
• Neck like a conch shell
• Chest like a lion
• Voice soft and clear as of a duck
• Same horoscope as of the King
• Sign of Serenity and Fearlessness
• Black Straight Hair and Dark Eyes
• Delicate and Soft hands and feet
• Thighs like those of a deer
• Small and moist tongue
Children should also not be afraid of blood and cloaked human beings. Several buffalo sacrifices and masked people dancing over the blood are displayed to every child. If a child shows signs of dread, it is not considered worthy of the might of the goddess Taleju. The girl who is brave with blood and dance is then selected as Goddess Taleju's next incarnation. The selecting procedure of Kumari Goddess begins on the eighth day of Dashain, Kala-Ratri.
Why Kumari is dethroned?
At a very young age, Kumari is chosen from young to three years. The youngsters leave their parents and their home after being picked as Kumari until they are replaced by a living goddess. The kids live from such an early age without their parents. They are proud to give birth to Talej, Goddess, yet they also leave their daughter with sorrow. Parents can't visit their daughter and only see their children once, around 13 times a year, she goes to special institutions. She dwells in an ancient royal building with no contemporary utilities in the Kumari residence (Kumari Ghar). Until recently, the Kumaris were not educated and the internet services within the Kumari Ghar were permitted to be used. In a four-wall room, the Kumari spend their days inadequately illuminated by candles and lamps.