Three Years old Girl Is Prayed As Living Goddess in Nepal.


After 9 year reign of Matina Shakya as a living goddess of Kathmandu. A new three year old girl from a Shayka family has been selected as a living goddess in Kathmandu. Her name is “Trishna Shakya”. The ceremony took place on the eighth day of the two-week-long Dashain festival, the main festival in Nepal.

Almost after every 9 to 10 years a new living goddess is selected. The living goddess is called Kumari in Nepal. When Kumari gets her first period she will be dismissed as a living goddess. Thousand of people believe in the power of Kumari and her protection over the country.

The new three years old Kumari “Trishna Shakya” will be living away from her parents. In the heart of capital city inside Kathmandu Durbar Square, Kumari temple .

She will be facilitated a private tutor for her education which will help her after she leave the temple and starts a normal life.


She will not be allowed to have a social life and her feet is not supposed to touch the ground. To give her company her parents and siblings will be visiting them time and often.

Many worshippers visit Kumari for her blessing and foreigner are also allowed to witness her for like 10 sec. Its prohibited to take pictures of Kumari during your visit.

Kumari only leaves the temple 13 times a year on special feast days, when huge crowds of worshipers gather to see her.

Sujan Pariyar

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  • Sivani Lloyd

    I saw the last living Kumari when I was in Nepal, and got a book on the Kumaris while I was there. it is hard to have a normal life afterwards…I hope much effort is put forth to help this last Kumari adjust to her new status so it can be seen as a beautiful tradition and not a form of abuse.