How are the goddesses from Nepal chosen?
Kumari, or Kumari Devi is a living Hindu goddess
in Nepal. Kumari literally means virgin in Nepali. A Kumari is a
prepubescent girl selected from the Shakya caste of the
Nepalese Newari community. The Kumari is revered and
worshipped by the country's Hindus as well as the Nepali Buddhists,
though not the Tibetan Buddhists.