The myths and legends surrounding the Kumari, the living goddess of Nepal, are fascinating. Historical records show that the worship of Kumari as a living goddess has been prevalent since at least the 10th century. Kumari as a female deity is worshipped as the living virgin goddess, the defender of the living beings.
It is a ritual belief followed up in Newar community, tradition of worshipping young, pre-pubescent girls manifestations of the divine female energy or Devi in Hindu religious traditions. The young girl is believed to be the living incarnation of Goddess Taleju (Durga). She has to pass through some of the criteria and tradition of Newar community to be declared as Kumari. This tradition continues to the day until she has her first menstruation and goddess Taleju vacates her body, through illness and loss of blood.
Living goddess of Nepal – Kumari
History and untold story
Newari culture and tradition
Beautiful heritage sightseeing in Patan
Kumari ghar (house)
>> Drive from Kathmandu to Patan (about 20-30 min)
>> Heritage sightseeing in Patan
>> Visit Living Goddess – Kumari
>> Enjoy Local Lunch (optional) & rest some time
>> Drive back to Kathmandu (about 30 min)
Pick up and drop
Local English speaking tour guide
Personal expenses such as bar bills, cold drinks, beverage, snacks etc.
Tips (expected but not mandatory)
Costs incurred due to cancellation, weather, political unrest, illness which are not under our control
Other items which are not mentioned above.