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16th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
The Living Goddess of Nepal

The Living Goddess of Patan, who has been selected just 4 months ago and who is 6 years old, poses for a portrait in the worshiping room of her new home inside the Kumari Temple of Patan, in Kathmandu Valley. Picked up from the Nepalese Newari community at the age from 3 to 6, she is believed to be the personification of the Goddess Taleju or Devi, worshipped both by Hindus and Buddhists. Despite there are different Living Goddesses or Kumaris (princess or un-married girl) in Nepal, the most important ones are the Kumaris of Kathmandu and Patan.

TAGS: Girl, Nepal

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Photo of the Day: 11.21.18 Editors' Pick
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 04.2018
Total Views: 7266
Filed Under: People
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 21, 2018, 7:29 a.m.
Camera Make: NIKON CORPORATION
Camera Model: NIKON D750
Focal Length: 35mm
Shutter Speed: 1/200
Aperture: f2
ISO: ISO2000
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