Subscribe for Newsletters and Discounts
Be the first to receive our thoughtfully written
religious articles and product discounts.
Your interests (Optional)
This will help us make recommendations and send discounts and sale information at times.
By registering, you may receive account related information, our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
.
By subscribing, you will receive our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. All emails will be sent by Exotic India using the email address info@exoticindia.com.

Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
|6
Your Cart (0)
Share our website with your friends.
Email this page to a friend
Books > Tantra > Kumari The Virgin Goddess
Displaying 952 of 1319         Previous  |  NextSubscribe to our newsletter and discounts
Kumari The Virgin Goddess
Pages from the book
Kumari The Virgin Goddess
Look Inside the Book
Description

From the back of the Book

Kumari Puja or virgin worship is an ancient feature of Asia religions dating back to at least the late Vedic period. Archaeological evidence indicates that mother goddesses have always occupied a very significant position even in the religions of such ancient civilizations as Mohenjo-daro and Harappa.

In Nepal, The Living Goddess Kumari is regarded as a supreme Tantric goddess-a common deity worshiped by both Hindus and Buddhists. While Hindu Tantriks worship her as Durga Bhawani or Taleju, Buddhist Tantriks worship her as Vajradevi. According to a popular belief, Kumari possesses unlimited spiritual powers and protects people from demons and evil spirits.

Newars of Nepal devote a great deal of their devotion and ritual activity to the worship of the female divine force in her multifarious forms, but the most notable and unique feature of their religion is the worship of Kumari, the living virgin goddess.

This handy, concise book presents the mysterious phenomenon of the Living Goddess.

 

Preface

In this booklet, 'Kumari : The Virgin Goddess of Nepal', have attempted to present a real picture of what the Virgin Goddess is from the Nepalese perspective. Nepalis have developed a unique culture during the last few millennia and they have preserved it despite the on- slaught of cultural influences from outside. The cult of virgin worship is one such cultural phenomenon that has withstood the test of time.

Every Newar settlement once had a State Living God- dess Kumaribecause a monarch ruled each such settle- ment with the blessing of a Living Goddess. But such a State Living Goddess disappeared when such settlements were merged together. When all the small kingdoms in the Kathmandu Valley were united to form a single uni- fied country, all State Living Goddesses of Lalitpur, Bhaktapurand other kingdoms were merged into a single State Living Goddess of Kathmandu. Thus, the present Living Goddess, Kumari, became the State Living God- dess of Nepal. However, the tradition of Livina God- dess continues in Lalitpur and Bhaktapur, and perhaps in other settlements too.

The living Goddess Kumari is the sovereign deity. Theo- retically, She has the rights to delegate Her sovereignty to anyone but, for all practical purposes, She transfers it to the reigning monarch. There are stories about mon- archs failing to receive Her blessing and losing their king- doms as a result of it.

The living Goddess Kumari is the supreme tantric god- dess-a common deity of Buddhists and Hindus. Buddhist Tantriks worship Her as Vajradeviwhereas Hindu Tontriks worship Her as Durga Bhawanior Taleju. This is one of the common platforms where Buddhists meet Hindus.

Goddess Kumar; is the protectorate of all citizenry. People believe that the deity possesses unlimited power, and protects the people from demons and evils spirits. Hence, each courtyard has at least one goddess Kumari in the form of cobbles smeared with vermilion. Some households keep their private goddess Kumari Differ- ent communities have a common Kumari-living or non- living.

I have based my religious explanatory material on the five references mentioned at the end of this booklet. Other things, such as the story of Jhya, are based on interviews with senior citizens who in their childhood witnessed Jhya and his activities. Other facts are based on my personal observations. I verified some of the facts with a former Living Goddess Kumari There are a few events such as outings of Living Goddess Kumari every year. Any interested person may watch these events at the time of annual festivals.

 

Contents

 

  preface 1
Chapter one kumari: The Supreme Goddess 5
  Reasons for Expressing the Goddess in Code 6
  Agam Deo: The Living Goddess Kumari in Code 7
  The Living Goddess Kumari Is Goddess Taleju 8
  Goddess Kumari is Chandeswori 9
  Goddess Kumari is the Manifestation of Ten Deities, and is Mahalaxmi 11
  The Living Goddess is also Khadga 12
Chapter Two Tantric Tradition of Worshipping a Female Deity 16
  Selection of a Girl for the position of The living goddess 17
  Ornaments of The Living Goddess 18
Chapter Three Goddess Kumari Possesses Sovereignty 20
  Disintegration of Ye (Kathmandu) and Proliferation of Goddess Kumari 22
  Unification of Principalities 23
Chapter Four Tradition of the Chariot Pulling Festival 25
  Kumari-House 26
  Advent of Shah king 27
  Thi- majiu Platform 28
  Facts about the Lunatic 29
  Kumari Chowk 31
Chapter Five Outingsof the Living Goddess Kumari 33
  Tantric to The Living Goddess Kumari 46

Sample Page

Kumari The Virgin Goddess

Item Code:
IDC940
Cover:
Paperback
Edition:
1999
Publisher:
ISBN:
81-7303-165-7
Language:
English
Size:
6" x 4.3"
Pages:
49
Other Details:
Weight of the Book: 43 gms
Price:
$9.00   Shipping Free
Look Inside the Book
Add to Wishlist
Send as e-card
Send as free online greeting card
Kumari The Virgin Goddess

Verify the characters on the left

From:
Edit     
You will be informed as and when your card is viewed. Please note that your card will be active in the system for 30 days.

Viewed 13273 times since 1st Dec, 2014

From the back of the Book

Kumari Puja or virgin worship is an ancient feature of Asia religions dating back to at least the late Vedic period. Archaeological evidence indicates that mother goddesses have always occupied a very significant position even in the religions of such ancient civilizations as Mohenjo-daro and Harappa.

In Nepal, The Living Goddess Kumari is regarded as a supreme Tantric goddess-a common deity worshiped by both Hindus and Buddhists. While Hindu Tantriks worship her as Durga Bhawani or Taleju, Buddhist Tantriks worship her as Vajradevi. According to a popular belief, Kumari possesses unlimited spiritual powers and protects people from demons and evil spirits.

Newars of Nepal devote a great deal of their devotion and ritual activity to the worship of the female divine force in her multifarious forms, but the most notable and unique feature of their religion is the worship of Kumari, the living virgin goddess.

This handy, concise book presents the mysterious phenomenon of the Living Goddess.

 

Preface

In this booklet, 'Kumari : The Virgin Goddess of Nepal', have attempted to present a real picture of what the Virgin Goddess is from the Nepalese perspective. Nepalis have developed a unique culture during the last few millennia and they have preserved it despite the on- slaught of cultural influences from outside. The cult of virgin worship is one such cultural phenomenon that has withstood the test of time.

Every Newar settlement once had a State Living God- dess Kumaribecause a monarch ruled each such settle- ment with the blessing of a Living Goddess. But such a State Living Goddess disappeared when such settlements were merged together. When all the small kingdoms in the Kathmandu Valley were united to form a single uni- fied country, all State Living Goddesses of Lalitpur, Bhaktapurand other kingdoms were merged into a single State Living Goddess of Kathmandu. Thus, the present Living Goddess, Kumari, became the State Living God- dess of Nepal. However, the tradition of Livina God- dess continues in Lalitpur and Bhaktapur, and perhaps in other settlements too.

The living Goddess Kumari is the sovereign deity. Theo- retically, She has the rights to delegate Her sovereignty to anyone but, for all practical purposes, She transfers it to the reigning monarch. There are stories about mon- archs failing to receive Her blessing and losing their king- doms as a result of it.

The living Goddess Kumari is the supreme tantric god- dess-a common deity of Buddhists and Hindus. Buddhist Tantriks worship Her as Vajradeviwhereas Hindu Tontriks worship Her as Durga Bhawanior Taleju. This is one of the common platforms where Buddhists meet Hindus.

Goddess Kumar; is the protectorate of all citizenry. People believe that the deity possesses unlimited power, and protects the people from demons and evils spirits. Hence, each courtyard has at least one goddess Kumari in the form of cobbles smeared with vermilion. Some households keep their private goddess Kumari Differ- ent communities have a common Kumari-living or non- living.

I have based my religious explanatory material on the five references mentioned at the end of this booklet. Other things, such as the story of Jhya, are based on interviews with senior citizens who in their childhood witnessed Jhya and his activities. Other facts are based on my personal observations. I verified some of the facts with a former Living Goddess Kumari There are a few events such as outings of Living Goddess Kumari every year. Any interested person may watch these events at the time of annual festivals.

 

Contents

 

  preface 1
Chapter one kumari: The Supreme Goddess 5
  Reasons for Expressing the Goddess in Code 6
  Agam Deo: The Living Goddess Kumari in Code 7
  The Living Goddess Kumari Is Goddess Taleju 8
  Goddess Kumari is Chandeswori 9
  Goddess Kumari is the Manifestation of Ten Deities, and is Mahalaxmi 11
  The Living Goddess is also Khadga 12
Chapter Two Tantric Tradition of Worshipping a Female Deity 16
  Selection of a Girl for the position of The living goddess 17
  Ornaments of The Living Goddess 18
Chapter Three Goddess Kumari Possesses Sovereignty 20
  Disintegration of Ye (Kathmandu) and Proliferation of Goddess Kumari 22
  Unification of Principalities 23
Chapter Four Tradition of the Chariot Pulling Festival 25
  Kumari-House 26
  Advent of Shah king 27
  Thi- majiu Platform 28
  Facts about the Lunatic 29
  Kumari Chowk 31
Chapter Five Outingsof the Living Goddess Kumari 33
  Tantric to The Living Goddess Kumari 46

Sample Page

Post a Comment
 
Post Review
  • Hi my name is Flemister, I have receive help from the government of the U S to go to school, but I need help to coup with passing all exams. Can you help me?
    by Flemister on 25th Jan 2013
Post a Query
For privacy concerns, please view our Privacy Policy

Related Items

Garbh Kalyan (A Fantastic Musical for Mother and Child) (Set of 2 Audio CDs)
Various Artists
Virgin Records India Pvt. Ltd. (2012)
Item Code: IZZ683
$35.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Goddess Saraswati
Orissa's Paata Painting Water Color on Tussar Silk
11.5" x 18.0"
Item Code: PC27
$85.00
Backorder
Backorder
Mahavidya Shodashi as Tripura-Sundari
Watercolor on Patti
Artist: Rabi Behera
12.0 inches X 18.0 inches
Item Code: PL62
$115.00
Backorder
Backorder
Desire and Its Fulfillment
Water Color Painting on Paper
Artist: Kailash Raj
16.0 inch X 12.0 inch
Item Code: HL72
$1370.00
Backorder
Backorder
Desire and Its Fulfilment
Miniature Painting On Paper
Artist Kailash Raj
16.0" x 12.0"
Item Code: HC86
$840.00
Backorder
Backorder
Kumari: The Virgin Goddess
Paperback (Edition: 2003)
Roli Books Pvt. Ltd.
Item Code: NAF156
$12.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
The Cult of Kumari Virgin Worship in Nepal
by Michael Allen
Paperback (Edition: 1996)
Mandala Book Point
Item Code: NAJ676
$35.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
The Virgin Fish of Babughat (Babughater Kumari Maachh
by Meenakshi Mukherjee
Hardcover (Edition: 2011)
Oxford University Press
Item Code: NAL417
$20.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
The Making of The Goddess (Karravai Durga in the Tamil Traditions)
by R. Mahalakshmi
Paperback (Edition: 2011)
Penguin Books India Pvt. Ltd.
Item Code: NAE967
$30.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
The Goddess Tulaja and Kumari in Nepali Culture
by Durga Shakya
Paperback (Edition: 2013)
Kumari Publication
Item Code: NAJ678
$60.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Sharika Devi (A Yogini of Kashmir)
by Neerja Mattoo
Hardcover (Edition: 2013)
D. K. Printworld Pvt. Ltd.
Item Code: NAF723
$27.50
Add to Cart
Buy Now

Testimonials

The Lakshmi statue arrived today and it is beautiful. Thank you so much for all of your help. I am thrilled and she is an amazing statue for my living room.
Susanna, West Hollywood, CA.
I received my ordered items in good condition. I appreciate your excellent service that includes a very good collection of items and prompt delivery service arrangements upon receiving the order.
Ram, USA
Adishankaracharya arrived safely in Munich. You all did a great job. The packaging was extraordinary well done. Thanks to all of you. I´m very happy...
Hermann, Germany
We had placed the order on your site and we received it today. We had tried a lot for finding that book but we couldn't. Thanks for the book.This was what we wanted.
Harkaran
I received my items in good condition. Packing was excellent. I appreciate your excellent service that includes a very good array of items you offer, various good shipping options, and prompt response upon receiving the order.
Ram
I received the necklace today. It is absolutely beautiful -so amazing. And the beautiful box it came in. Thank you so much for this amazing art. Very best regards.
Clare, Ireland
I received a dupatta with a Warli print. It is so beautiful! Great price.
Marie, USA
I just got the package delivered. The books look in good condition from outside. Thanks again. It is always a pleasure doing business with you.
Shambhu, Brooklyn
I wanted to let you know that the books arrived yesterday in excellent condition. Many, many thanks for the very rapid response. My husband had purchased many years ago a Kâshî Sanskrit Series edition of Nâgesha’s work that lacked the second volume. Delighted to have found the entire work — and in the original edition.
Cheryl, Portland.
I received a sterling silver cuff and ring. Both are more beautiful than I imagined. They came in a beautiful box; I will treasure them. The items here are made by artists.. and the shipping was faster than I expected.
Marie, USA
TRUSTe
Language:
Currency:
All rights reserved. Copyright 2017 © Exotic India