Living Godess of Nepal : just 3 yaer old
It looks very odd but very unique, in a sence that ,we are creation of god , god is in all of us, so pick one amongst us to be worshiped as god, who else can be better than girl child.
Authorities in Nepal enthroned a three-year-old girl as a new Kumari, or the main "living goddess", on Tuesday, in a centuries-old ritual the country's new Maoist-led coalition has allowed to continue.
Traditionally, different cities in the Kathmandu Valley have separate "living goddesses". But the most powerful one lives in an ornate 15th century temple in an old part of Kathmandu.
On Tuesday, Matina Shakya, her eyelashes blackened thick with mascara and wearing a red and gold costume, was installed in the divine role she is expected to keep for the next 7-8 years.
"I am proud of her selection as the Kumari," said Pratapman Shakya, the father of the girl picked by a panel of cultural experts.
"I'm also a bit sorry because she will not stay with the family. But that does not matter because she is going to become the goddess. We can visit her whenever we want."
She replaced the 11-year-old Preeti Shakya, who is approaching puberty and must retire.
Kumaris are a major tourist attraction and are considered by many as incarnations of the goddess Kali and are revered until they menstruate, after which they return to the family and a new one is chosen.
.How the girl was selected is a secret. There are tales of the child requiring to spend a night in the dark to show her courage and walk through chopped heads of buffaloes.
Matina, which means "love" in the local Newari language, went to a nursery school. She will now be taught by private tutors.