A new Kumari, or “living goddess,” took the throne on Tuesday in Nepal. The Kumari is the Bottom Bitch of all living goddesses, i.e. she wins. And she’s the only one of them who gets to live in an old, smelly, 15th century temple in Kathmandu. Her name is Matina Shakya, and she is 3 years old. She’s allowed to wear pretty eye makeup and be a deity until she starts to menstruate, at which point Matina must leave the palace and become…an ordinary girl who’s always out of tampons at the most inconvenient hours and can’t wear white pants once a month. Then a new Kumari will be named.
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