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Wild beach, standing rocks
Surekha takes her family's goats in a remote village of Nepal
 A Closer look
Alltoment garden  "Better Tomorrow"
Women cut the grass in a remote village of Nepal
Natural swimming pool
Nepali girls
Chisos Mountains
After Shower
Looking into the eyes of a snake
Cat on a porch in Boston, MA
The Living Goddess of Nepal
On Their Due Date
Water through the rocks
Stupa monkey
A piece of Heaven
Wild river reaching the sea
Spider on its web
Little wild beach
Nocturnal mushrooms
Monkey lady
Fatima prays in an occupied hotel in Grece
Before The Flames
15th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
The Living Goddess of Nepal

The Living Goddess of Patan poses for a portrait in her worshiping room. This nine year old girl has been a goddess for five years. She is believed to be the personification of the Goddess Taleju. In the Hinduism most of the pre-puberty girls, unmarried and virgin, are used in festivities as a symbol of good luck.

TAGS: Faith, God, Living, Nepal, Religion, Travel, Worship

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© Maria Coll.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 07.2017
Total Views: 23
Filed Under: People
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 24, 2017, 2:45 p.m.
Camera Make: NIKON CORPORATION
Camera Model: NIKON D750
Focal Length: 35mm
Shutter Speed: 1/80
Aperture: f1.4
ISO: ISO800
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