Friday, May 15, 2020

Kumari Puja in Nepal

Kumari is the Nepali word meaning maiden. 

'It is believed that the spirit of the Royal Kumari, Taleju Devi, embodied in the long week of Nepali girls, has been worshiped for centuries. Traditionally, Taleju was the state goddess, the chief protector of the royal dynasty and the mother of the world maiden. Interestingly, the Royal Kumari was always chosen from the Newar Shakhya dynasty. Though Kumari is a Buddhist by birth, Taleju is a very important Hindu deity. This particular tradition has long been a fine example of the mutual and peaceful coexistence of Nepal religions.

There are 32 siddhis of the goddess to be the royal daughter of young girls. 

The list of requirements is perfect: any serious disease, blemish-free skin, dark hair, beautiful expressive eyes, beautiful voice, long slender hands, delicate and smooth hands and feet, straight hair without the right hair. On the side, there is no bad body odor, and no blood should be shed. The most important requirement is that the girl never had a struc- ture. When a virgin has a first struc- ture, she loses her divine power and comes back to life as a normal girl. . May return to normal life before performing specific rituals with the priest. This is a tradition that has been going on for centuries.) The Committee will consider the reputation of his family for seeking piety and fearless girlhood for piety. . To ensure the girl's compatibility with the King of Nepal, her horoscope is compared and she must be reconciled with her, because Kumari has an important role in regards to the king, including the traditional power of affirming the king's rule.

The nominated girl then undergoes an extraordinary test on the night of Kalratri (the eighth night of the Dashin festival). He has to go with no fear, with one hundred and eight buffaloes and goats offering to Durga. If he maintains a thoroughly peaceful behavior through the circuit of carnage, he will be taken to a high priest Taleju Temple and installed as a new incarnation of the Goddess.

There are eleven living gods called Kumari in Nepal. 

The Kumarias were chosen for different cities because they believed that they would protect the cities from evil forces. The three most important daughters are associated with one of the three major cities of the Kathmandu Valley: Patan, Bhaktapur and Kathmandu. The Royal Kumari of Kathmandu is very influential and respected.

The Royal Kumari lives in a magnificent, intricately carved three-story wood and tile temple, where she practices daily. Popularly known as Kumari Chen or Kumari Garh (Kumari House), the temple is located at the southern end of Basantpur Durbar Square. Kumari House is a favorite tourist destination; Kum fast foreigners and devotees visit the Kumari House premises every day. Non-Hindus were allowed into the premises but Kumari could not go.

Throughout her time as a goddess, Kumari would have to be isolated from her family. Even when her real family members go to see her, she is treated with dignity and some kind of distance, because she is not a normal girl, she is a goddess. The 'Chittidar' (Kumari female guardian) was entrusted with the care of the daily needs and the general upbringing of the deity. The entire Chithidar family lives with Kumari. Every Chittidar's great-son-in-law Chittor turns his mother-in-law on immediately when he dies or is unable to function properly. (Current caretaker is Kumari Chen's sixth caretaker.)

The goddess spends many hours each day on her throne, receiving dozens of visitors, ranging from peasants to government officials. The goddess's movements are considered sacred during the worship of the devotees. If she screams or laughs, it is expected that the worshiper will fall ill or die. If she cries and rubs her eyes, the admirer dies instantly. If she shakes, the man goes to jail; The clapping of her hands would cause the king to fear; If she chooses the food that she offers, the visitor will soon lose money. If ominous signs do not appear, the will of the worryer is fulfilled.

There are only fifteen days of the year when Shahi Kumari leaves her temple for festivals.

One of these is the Kumari Jatra, the Indra Jatra (the festival of Indra, the god of rain), the largest public festival in Kathmandu. Devotees gathered in their huge chariots to witness the Kumari procession. Huge chariots mounted on a chariot covered with gold-plated copper sheets, culminating in a double-roofed pagoda that travels three days to Kathmandu via the main route. Kumari also blesses the king during this festival, Prithvi Narayan Shah (Shah unified many smaller kingdoms and founded Nepal, invaded and conquered Kathmandu in 1768). Goddess blessed. Goddess Kumari is considered very powerful, and this annual blessing of the king, royal family and government officials is considered essential to the successful rule of all sovereign people.

Kumari feet should never touch the ground; To do so would be considered absurd. For some time she appears outside the palace on non-festive occasions, taking Kumari in a covered palli. During his stay in Dev -garh, the Government Trust Fund incurred all his expenses, including his guardians.

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