New Kumari in Nepal

A 3-year-old girl became Nepal’s new living goddess Thursday, revered by both Hindus and Buddhists in Nepal

Trishna Shakya was carried in a religious ceremony to a temple palace in the heart of the Nepalese capital where she is to live until just before puberty.

She was among four finalists from the Shakya clan for the position of living goddess, called “Kumari.”

A panel of Hindu priests took days to select her after checking her horoscope and searching for physical imperfections. As a goddess she should not have any physical flaws.

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