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The Kumari, the living goddess of Kathmandu (Nepal)

The Royal Kumari of Kathmandu is the most well-known of the child goddesses in Nepal and a substantial tourist attraction.

It is said, that ex-Kumaris mostly did not marry, because an old legend reports that husbands of ex-Kumaris only have a short life. Here is the legend:
  • It is told that a young man married a resigned Kumari, although he was warned by his friends and relatives. A short time after the wedding he suffered suddenly from anorexia and began to spit blood. One month after the wedding he was dead.
But if one looks the following list, there is nothing to that legend.

Name
Mandate
Status
Marital status

Hira Maiya Shakya
1922 - 1923
   
oo         
Chini Shova Shakya
1923 - 1931
+   
oo         Daughters: 2   
Chandra Devi Shakya
1931 - 1933
+   
oo         Daughters: 2   
Dil Kumari Shakya
1933 - 1942
   
oo         Sons: 2   Daughters: 1   
Nani Shova Shakya
1942 - 1949
   
oo         Sons: 4   Daughters: 2   
Kayo Mayju Shakya
1949 - 1955
+   
oo         Sons: 1   Daughters: 1   
Harsha Laxmi Shakya
1955 - 1961
   
oo         Sons: 2   
Nani Mayju Shakya
1961 - 1969
   
oo         Sons: 1   Daughters: 2   
Sunina Shakya
1969 - 1978
   
oo         Sons: 1   Daughters: 1   
Anita Shakya
1978 - 1984
   
Rashmila Shakya
1984 - 1991
   
oo         
Amita Shakya
1991 - 2001
   
Preeti Shakya
2001 - 2008
   
Matina Shakya
2008 - 2017
   
Trishna Shakya
2017 - ?
   

+ = deceased
oo = married

Source: Wikipedia - The free Encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kumari) (The Kathmandu Post; Durga Shakya, Kumari Bahal)

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