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~ Kumari Puja | A Hindu Ritual ~
In Kumari Puja, the tradition of worshiping young pre-pubescent girls as manifestations of the divine female energy or devi in Hindu religious traditions. The word Kumari, derived from Sanskrit Kaumarya meaning "virgin", means young unmarried girls in Nepali and some Indian languages and is a name of the goddess Durga as a child.
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Photo captured at the Cossimbazar Rajbari (palace of Cossimbazar). A BIG THANKS for the members of Cossimbazar Raj family, who gave us permition for capturing these special moments...

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