Monday, March 03, 2008

Nepal's controversial "living goddess" retires

KATHMANDU (Reuters) - A controversial young Nepali girl worshipped by many Buddhists and Hindus as a Kumari, or "living goddess", has given up her divine position following a request from her family, an official said on Sunday.

The 11-year-old Sajani Shakya was revered for nine years as the Kumari of the ancient temple-town of Bhaktapur, near Kathmandu, in a centuries-old tradition.

So "Goddess" is a position that you can get demoted from? Hmmm . . .Maybe Hillary will try for this position when she loses here.


At 1:52 PM, Blogger Wyatt Earp said...

Maybe she was a "domestic goddess" like Roseanne?

At 1:53 PM, Blogger Wyatt Earp said...

Oh, and congratulations on 15,000 visitors!

At 1:30 AM, Blogger RT said...

Wow. I thought it was bad that our little girls walk around with tiaras and princess shirts. Goddess is a bit overindulgent, no? /snark

At 7:56 AM, Blogger Deathlok said...

I blame Libby Lui!


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