Katmandu living

the van de Wiel/Schou Hansen family blog

We are busy here in Yemen with the last minute planning and so on. On Sunday the movers will come to our house and will start to pack all our things over a couple of days. And on next thursday we will set out on our trip to Nepal. Just in time for our arrival Nepal has gotten a new child god. The three year old girl, Matani Shakya, received approval from the priests and President Ram Baran Yadav in a centuries-old tradition with deep ties to Nepal’s monarchy, which was abolished in May. The new living goddess, was carried from her parents’ home to an ancient palatial temple in Katmandu, the capital, where she will live until she reaches puberty and loses her divine status. A panel of judges conducted a series of ancient ceremonies to select the goddess from several girls ages 2 to 4 who were members of the goldsmith caste.


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