A seven-year old girl is revered as a living goddess amongst hindus and buddhists. She only comes out a few times a year to celebrate festive occasions. It’s not easy to become Kumari:
Each Kumari is chosen aged only three or four, always from the same Buddhist clan, and has to have 32 attributes, including thighs like those of a deer and a neck like a conch shell.
My favourite quote would have to be this one:
Under quite new arrangements, living goddesses nowadays are all entitled to a formal education with a tutor of their choice.
I’m glad living goddesses are entitled to a formal education.