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The World About Us

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The Living Goddesses of Nepal Narrated by JOHN SHRAPNEL
Nepal, remote and isolated for centuries, still preserves one of the world's most extraordinary and exotic cult beliefs - the worship by peasants and King alike of carefully selected virgin girls; each is known as Kumari, each is a . Living Goddess.
The terrifying and secret ritual for selection, and the lonely enclosed existence within temple or palace walls, is only now becoming more widely known. But on the occasion of the spectacular Indra Jatra Festival the Royal Kumari, the most acclaimed living Goddess in Nepal, is paraded for all to see. But for her it is a very rare glimpse of the outside world, to which eventually she must return.
Presented by sue PUGH
Editors MICHAEL ANDREWS , ANTHONY ISAACS

Contributors

Presented By: Sue Pugh
Editors: Michael Andrews
Editors: Anthony Isaacs






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