Nepal’s new living goddess Trishna Shakya, 3, is carried by her father as they leave home for a temple palace in Kathmandu, Nepal. Shakya has become Nepal’s new “Kumari,” revered by both Hindus and Buddhists in the Himalayan nation. She 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. Bikram Rai AP
Nepal’s new living goddess Trishna Shakya, 3, is carried by her father as they leave home for a temple palace in Kathmandu, Nepal. Shakya has become Nepal’s new “Kumari,” revered by both Hindus and Buddhists in the Himalayan nation. She 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. Bikram Rai AP

3-year-old girl becomes Nepal’s new living goddess

October 04, 2017 06:00 AM

UPDATED October 04, 2017 06:00 AM