In a small medieval palace on Kathmandu's Durbar Square lives Nepal's famous Living Goddess - a child as young as three who is chosen from a caste of Buddhist goldsmiths to watch over the country and protect its people. To Nepalis she is the embodiment of Devi (the universal goddess), and for centuries, their Hindu kings have sought her blessing to legitimize their rule. Weaving together myth, religious belief, modern history, and court gossip, this book takes us on a compelling and fascinating journey to the esoteric, ...

Living Goddess 2015, Eland Publishing Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9781780600468

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