Saw these photos on Flickr and thought you might like them.
They're in a set by Andy Carvin called
Kumari: Living Goddesses of Nepal
About the set
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In Nepal, there are a small number of girls revered as living
goddesses, or Kumaris. They are selected as toddlers and
retain their status as goddesses until they reach puberty.
I was fortunate to meet one of them- Sajani Shakya, the
Kumari of Bhaktapur. She visited Silver Spring, MD to see
the world premiere of a documentary about Kumaris at the
Silverdocs festival. It's the first time a Kumari has ever
visited the United States.
More about her visit, and a short video, are available on
Andy Carvin's Waste of Bandwidth Blog.
A selection of photos from the set
This just in......the surprising follow-up to the above
story is here