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Life of a Kumari Goddess: The Young Girls Whose Feet Never Touch Ground

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Broadly heads to Nepal to witness the centuries-old tradition of worshipping Kumari, a living goddess manifested in the body of a young girl, to see how life is for the sacred children spending their lives in a temple—and what happens when they grow. WATCH NEXT: Ex-Scientology Leader and Trans Icon Kate Bornstein on What It Takes to Survive : http://bit.ly/2atfFnw Subscribe here: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-BROADLY Come find us: Broadly | https://broadly.vice.com Facebook | https://www.facebook.com/BroadlyTV Twitter | https://twitter.com/broadly Tumblr | http://broadlytv.tumblr.com Instagram | https://instagram.com/broadly Pinterest | https://www.pinterest.com/broadlytv Newsletter | http://bit.ly/1JKF1oA More videos from the VICE network | https://www.fb.com/vicevideo
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Megumi M (4 hours ago)
Isn't this another form of child abuse?
Clairese Lauren (7 hours ago)
*_when you realized that she aint the one_* Unintended pun or offence
marklen valdez (18 hours ago)
did she fly?
Lunar Effected (21 hours ago)
*what if she wore socks*
Victor Naval (23 hours ago)
This ia peace of shit they making there own dauther into a goddess that not bese inside religions the true god wee worship is the lord saviour jesus christ
Anissia Rain (1 day ago)
"...but now the priests take the children and decide. They keeo the girls in a dark room and perform prayer rituals which we dont see..." Uh. Does this sound a little rapey guys?
Princess Ann (1 day ago)
Its true what they say that believes can move mountain
Shravya Marti (1 day ago)
I am probably thr only person to say this but... Thought this ritual is unique in many ways.. This can turn her into an extreme introvert. Just let her atleast talk to people and let her smile let her laugh.... Let her be a child.
M (1 day ago)
Uuuuum sounds to me liking me those “ private prayers sessions” are private because they’re more than likely raping these children!!!!!!!
Carlos Jimenez (1 day ago)
Theres no such thing as Kumari they never existed..
Dajana Zielinska (1 day ago)
Kumari is so stupid that she is not a goddess she is just a normal person
Shahen Shah (2 days ago)
Priest select the girl and then do rituals (Puja) in a closed dark room? away from everyone's eyesight? Strange!!
Dots! (2 days ago)
Her Mind:Boy i cant wait to get my period so people will stop kissing my feet
Layzah Iz (2 days ago)
Poor girl
Ayushi Misra (2 days ago)
These visuals are good to watch but unfit to apply.. Just creating retardness in poor kid and slaughtering innocent cattle for selection process
Shironeko Reina (2 days ago)
There is a webtoon called "For The Sake of Sita" which tells a story about a Kumari but i believe the time the story sets on is from traditional times so it might be a little bit different from how Kumari is in present time
Kelly Garris (2 days ago)
she looks like she wants to run. that is so sad.
Lovely Handicrafts (2 days ago)
In the Philippines there are only two like them that are still alive. We call them “binukot”.
Night Breeze Stables (2 days ago)
I feel bad for her
Emma Hall 12345666 (2 days ago)
Does she have to have someone assist her on the toilet like an old person?
Emma Hall 12345666 (2 days ago)
2:46 mate she looks bored and annoyed as fuck
Judy Kier (2 days ago)
Oh my
Kitty Kat (2 days ago)
Anybody here from the WEBTOON, for the sake of Sita?
Easy Indian Recipes (2 days ago)
The belief of god resides in heart of children may be the reason for this
Alizz V-K (3 days ago)
How the heck is she not a fat pig?!😂😂I mean she doesn't walked for 2 years!?😂😂 I think her legs are dead😂😂
Ocean Girl25 (3 days ago)
Eyeliner of fleek
Mahnoor Ayaz (3 days ago)
Literally Shit!
ii_Mason_ii (3 days ago)
*Me sleeping..* *Guy who never went out of bed*
Love talks (3 days ago)
This sounds complete bulshit
Maddie :D (3 days ago)
Her feet are so pink because they are dead wtf
— HONEY (3 days ago)
*kneecaps.. who?*
Christin Womack (3 days ago)
She's dismissed when she gets her period because she can get pregnant.. This whole thing doesn't sound legit
Neri Alaniz Perez (3 days ago)
When your the queen to me that girl just kept staring and looking bored so no to me XD
hannah garcia (3 days ago)
Wow look how "happy" she is....someone get that girl a phone or at least SOME kind of entertainment....ik she can't smile but still.....
Lloyd Alphard (3 days ago)
This is just STUPID
Nicx (4 days ago)
Reminds me of FFX 😂
Heather Schwarz (4 days ago)
All the people that liked this video are disgusting! So pretty much everybody worships this demon possessed child, that gets raped and molested in satanic rituals behind closed doors...... that’s the reality of this video and you’re retarded if you think that’s not happening to this poor child. She probably hates her life. This is child abuse!!! So disgusting and EVIL!!!!
Shewolfen (4 days ago)
child abuse
gia crane (4 days ago)
Comments: 70% people getting triggered about this 20% people havin discussions 10% people making the floor is lava jokes
MeItinq Rose (4 days ago)
You know you're shook when a five year old has better make up then you.
Ed Evans (4 days ago)
That Bell ringing is getting close to borderline Terror!!
Wake Up! (4 days ago)
Does one overlook obvious child abuse in the name of respecting other cultural or religious practices and beliefs? 🤔 I think I'll always side with the children and not respect any culture or religion that steals their freedoms & innocence in so many ways 😡 all in the name of superstition. Selfish ignorant adults!
Just Browsing (4 days ago)
I think this video didn't gives people the right idea about how a kumari stops being a kumari, she actually stops being a kumari when she loses blood, this can be done in many ways, she can cut herself or have a nose bleed or whatever but since the kumari is important and since she is cared for so well these things don't usually happen and she ends up only ever losing blood when she has her period. I've seen a lot of comments about how 'they think it's horrible that the girl becomes 'worthless' just because she had a period, I understand the sexism and woman's rights are such big things but there is no need to force it onto a tradition like this
ramajana (4 days ago)
actually ducking annoying some people will comment about people’s religions and customs you are just as strange to them. respect people.
Lovely Abanggan (4 days ago)
The only living god is the Lord Jesus christ Stop this practise and repent You need to let jesus come inyour life for you to save Jesus christ is the Way, The Life The truth
Domains (4 days ago)
This reminds me of a webtoon. For the Sake of Sita I believe
Jinesha Bhattarai (4 days ago)
I was born in Nepal
SKYLERjewel12 G (4 days ago)
She not even a goddess
Dora Ayiringo (4 days ago)
Tradition and culture are things we can't just throw away but i wish this caging could be minimized so that she can socialized a bit
Gwendolyn Teengar (5 days ago)
She looks pissed...
Gringo Hehehe (5 days ago)
Simply looting others
Gringo Hehehe (5 days ago)
And by the way what time this goddess goes to pee
Gringo Hehehe (5 days ago)
WTF are these mentally ill people doing
Orlando Palacios (5 days ago)
False idols. Taking many as strays
Gina Rivera (5 days ago)
Does anyone else think she looks completely miserable 😩????
Yveline Pean (5 days ago)
Tf i just watched
Izabella Odom (5 days ago)
This was absolutely fascinating
coolio diablo (5 days ago)
Imagine having to adjust to real life after this and applying for a job... Manager : "So, do you have any prior work experience?" Girl : "Well I used to be a living goddess worshipped by millions, other than that though no."
CrimsonNerd (6 days ago)
This seems very inhumane.
People who will tell me this makes sense Don’t have sense so fucked up
Ian John (6 days ago)
the philippine version is binukot 💋
Jaya Naimool (6 days ago)
What a brave beautiful and intelligent big sister
Ms.AnimeLover (6 days ago)
I would like to ask that Kumari myself if she is really happy about her situation and I'll bring along a dozen of clowns with me.
Screaming Internally (6 days ago)
How does she pee?
Alfred Gipzzz (6 days ago)
Give Medal !! To the one whose feet never touched ground . N so sad she never enjoyed her childhood poor 👧
Sheryl Busch (6 days ago)
Humans are the oddest creatures on this pale blue dot.
Mandy Green (6 days ago)
Weird fucking shit I have ever seen!
Mesut Is the best (6 days ago)
Far Cry 4
cloned81 (6 days ago)
Poor girl. Religion is so ridiculous
Davishia Trotter (6 days ago)
Them looks she gives wow
Alayna Raya (6 days ago)
She looks sad
Rayyping_Som Neggos (6 days ago)
4:57 JESUS
Berna Fidan (6 days ago)
So sad
7awadeth (7 days ago)
looks like the floor is lava all the time for her
Dani Wallace (7 days ago)
This poor baby. They have robbed her of a chilhood!
MrsLaYaniJimenez (7 days ago)
A large portion of non westerners are weird and demonic.
Dea Aziz (7 days ago)
Is she not allowed to smile
*Will she smile if I show Adrian Broner in front of her?*
Just Mika (7 days ago)
What happens if they touch the ground?
Poor kid such boring life . She cann't play with kids
Hhh after period no goddess 🤣🤣silly religion
Alana Musical (7 days ago)
So her childhood gets taken away and then when she gets her period, she just gets thrown away? Damn
Sydney Dumond (7 days ago)
They worship a freaking kid...
david phillips (7 days ago)
Repent for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. The kingdom of heaven can be compared to leaven, in which a women took and hid in three measures of meal until it was all leaven.
Riley Dawn Official (7 days ago)
Jesus Christ
DX Peron (7 days ago)
Omega BUTT CRAMPS fs in the chat for the poor girl
suave sarah (7 days ago)
Really disgusted at this. First, they're binding her by not allowing her to walk and grow as a normal functioning human being. Soon her legs will be weak, and then, when she gets her period, something I believe is the opposite of dirty since it purifies the human body, she is forced to ignore the way she's lived and expected to live a normal life? How will she be able to function? She's not used to speak to others (except family); she hasn't properly walked in so and so years. I get tradition and all, but there is a way to continue these traditions without ruining the life of a child.
Amber Mitchell (7 days ago)
their culture is very interesting.
SY FOURTHWAYNE (7 days ago)
I like her
Hans is not Proud (7 days ago)
I only know Nepal because of the MT Everest...
Michelle Nicar (7 days ago)
her eyes looks like a devil.. like saying “okay people praise me more.. I like it.”
Abdoulie Ceesay (7 days ago)
What’s the point in adding captions if there is already captions
allkimth (8 days ago)
oh she's not happy at all like AT ALL
jasmin vinson (8 days ago)
if you guys want to learn more about this tradition, i suggest you guys read and download an app called Webtoon. For the Sake of Sita.
Purkipurk İ (8 days ago)
Worship women
Supriya Dhakal (8 days ago)
I’m Nepali, but like ever since I knew about this, I thought it was super weird to treat a random girl as a goddess, when they are just normal people. And as far as I know this is becoming less and less looked upon, which is good, and less people like it now. It’s like the weird people that still believe in all of this. I come from a super religious family where my grandfather is an actual priest,( prays two times a day , and does rituals) but he doesn’t believe in all of this stuff. It annoys me because this isn’t even real Hinduism, like it’s a random thing someone decided to create. Like it’s random crap. If you want to show your devotion to your religion, pray to gods in the ACTUAL religion, not kids.
Ranger Minsc (8 days ago)
America worships guns and beer. France cheese and wine. Japan technology and education....Nepal worships loli's....i feel like i am watching an anime.
jonis jebisow (8 days ago)
we as a whole human species are the dumbest creation of god!!

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