Friday, July 27, 2007

Goddesses Walk Among Us

You may be unaware of the fact that goddesses walk among us.

Did you know that a recent trip to the US by ten-year-old Sajani Shakya, one of Nepal's three highest ranking living goddesses, nearly resulted in her loss of stature of godliness?

U.S. trip costs girl living goddess title (July 3rd, 2007)

KATHMANDU, Nepal, July 3 (UPI) -- Ten-year-old Sajani Shakya's visit to the United States apparently tainted her purity, forcing her to give up her the title of Nepal's "Living Goddess."

Goddess cleansed of U.S. taint
(July 19th, 2007)

BHAKTAPUR, Nepal, July 19 (UPI) -- A 10-year-old Nepalese girl can retain her position as a living goddess despite having made a trip to the United States.

Sajani Shakya accompanied a documentary filmmaker to promote a movie about the Kumaris -- prepubescent girls revered by Hindus and Buddhists in Nepal as living incarnations of a goddess.

Temple elders in Bhaktapur said the trip might have made her unclean, but they later said she would return to her life as a goddess after undergoing a ritual cleansing, the BBC reported.


Joe said...

Taint, taint...can't get away from the taint.

By the way, you been tagged.

Jess Wundrun said...

Interesting eastern take on things that t'aint as they seem.