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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 her room. 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.

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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 04.2018
Total Views: 242
Filed Under: People
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 21, 2018, 7:34 a.m.
Camera Make: NIKON CORPORATION
Camera Model: NIKON D750
Focal Length: 35mm
Shutter Speed: 1/125
Aperture: f2.2
ISO: ISO500
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