Tuesday, July 03, 2007

A Living Godess in DC

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

Photo_061607_011.jpg Andy's description :

About the set
21 photos | 2,993 views

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

Photo_061607_019.jpg Photo_061607_017.jpg Watching the Performance Photo_061607_013.jpg

This just in......the surprising follow-up to the above
story is here

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sharing application in the world. If you'd like to see what I
use it for you can check out my profile page or browse my photos.

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