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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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Jasmin Kc (4 hours ago)
she doesnt looks happy
Jasmin Kc (4 hours ago)
i cant understand the way you are speaking.. i am nepali...
Lameashellcosplay (20 hours ago)
At least she can live a normal life after she's mature I guess?
-Addy - (21 hours ago)
Is there a rule to not smile either? Geez she looks dead😂😂😂
Kevin Nicanor (22 hours ago)
I am over here minding my own business. Just like everyone should, this is their tradition and religion. You wouldn’t want someone judging and criticizing how you pray or worship your religion.
Riya Dam (1 day ago)
We have kumari puja here in west Bengal, India too. But it isn't a year-long process. It's done once a year during durga puja. I don't think the child has to perform the rituals all year long.
sarkab123 (1 day ago)
thank god I don't live there!
Askee mee (1 day ago)
They all so pretty, the Kumari, the sister, the former Kumari
Emi B. (1 day ago)
Poor little slave...
Big Kitty (1 day ago)
this is child abuse, ignorance is deep
QuickDraw (1 day ago)
Stupid fuckers dude honestly no god damn gos be watchin over y'alls ugly ass city. Fuck she ugly af to B
QuickDraw (1 day ago)
Damn nepal niggas dumb af
Feleti Alosio (2 days ago)
Question is....did she have an option or did people made her do this. She don't look happy
Bontle Tau (2 days ago)
Im all for it better than worshiping a white man called Jesus white people force people to believe in Jesus when they do their own cultural thing or beliefs they are said to be evil. Im from South Africa and i believe in ancestry
ghm10 (2 days ago)
There’s a webtoon on this called For the Sake of Sita
Purple Firelight (2 days ago)
4:07 damn wut she do
Annie Reynolds (3 days ago)
All this is just bullshit, no wonder they are so poor and in poverty. They worship a human being. Look at their lives.
AyoMayo (1 day ago)
Are you jealous that they're smart enough not to worship a white man named Jesus?
Sahar Khan (3 days ago)
Zorem Sanga (3 days ago)
I feel so sick for this girl.
Renee Jin (3 days ago)
4:09 who saw that lady in the purple dress just slap her daughter?
Rahul Roy (3 days ago)
this shows how much we respect women for generations
Guide Navigator (3 days ago)
so stupid
Skyliee Chase (3 days ago)
Marcus & Martinus (3 days ago)
She doesn’t even look happy 🤨😐
Mohammad Arman (4 days ago)
How she goes to the toilet!!??
XxNeon KittyxX (4 days ago)
4:07 an exact replica of my mom and me😂😂😂😂
Justin Hicks (4 days ago)
humans are so damn foolish. smdh
Cece_Gacha (4 days ago)
I want to see her reaction to touching the ground now
Bonnie Kelley (4 days ago)
Very interesting
Exotic Tammy (4 days ago)
2:32 she looks like she gonna kill someone
Sarah Kooper (5 days ago)
so sad. She can't save them. Hell is very real, and Total surrender to Jesus is the ONLY way to salvation
Ranjana Mohanta (5 days ago)
I dont think she is happy or was happy ..
Liam Vic (5 days ago)
She's just a young girl.
taruna sharma (5 days ago)
M feeling sad about this girl
Zain Chupacabra (5 days ago)
The comments are probably better than the video.
This little girl isn’t supposed to be for show
Jjanyangie (6 days ago)
The hell, then how can she go to the bathroom
Jjanyangie (1 day ago)
+Iris Kendrick ohhhhh thanks
Iris Kendrick (1 day ago)
She's allowed to walk in her own home. It's just that she can't walk in public.
Ryan Decker (6 days ago)
So a bunch of older men take a young girl into a dark room to "check her perfection", then she is robbed of her childhood, and when she gets her period her whole world is destroyed. I am so happy they have been allowed to get a education, but that child does not look as happy as they say she is. And the fact that they make her transition into womanhood into a devastating and shameful experience that makes her unworthy, is disgusting. Then the old men go choose another happy healthy girl to violate and mind rape. This is completely messed up.
Sijaku shinai (6 days ago)
Why kumaki can’t be a male and always female though? Am not trying to be rude just asking
Risto Pde (6 days ago)
Stop bowing her feet she is not god
Anime Potatoe:/ (6 days ago)
I came here from WEBTOONS: For the sake of Sita. How dafug did I get here
PurpleWolfieChan 0513 (6 days ago)
She dosnt look happy at all
Maima Ieru (6 days ago)
believe in god and jesus Christ
Maima Ieru (6 days ago)
yeah so that she can walk again
Chris Chapman (6 days ago)
In the west we call this child abuse
Claire Sweezy (6 days ago)
Can you imagine being 5 and your parents force you to go be selected my a strange old man who “inspects” your body in a dark room without your parents there and then they randomly select you and they make up complete bullshit and tell you a spirit is living through you. Absolute crap.
Local Kpop Trasheu (6 days ago)
I wonder who was before her? I wish she would have as much fun as the other kids :(
She looks miserable or smug, can't tell.
DorroBoss (6 days ago)
I was just thinking how does is pee and help her self if she cannot touch the ground? Does someone lift her feet?
Katie kat Rules Ok (7 days ago)
She looks so bored. If I was her id try to break out
ashakti (7 days ago)
This is abducting a child against her parents and her wishes and abusing her physically and psychologically. This is a crime.
Random Playzz (7 days ago)
People might be disgusted or hate this ritual but if you think about it it’s normal for the Nepali people and the other people who are not from Nepal with not really think its normal but is there way to respect the girls.
miriam john (7 days ago)
We all are humans are created beings including skies, seas,mountains, plants and animals and we are created by one creator and that is GOD THE CREATOR OF THIS UNIVERSE. THAT IS THE FACT WHETHER YOU LIKE IT OR NOT. YOU BELIEVE IN HUMAN AND STATUE WHO ARE JUST LIKE YOU, WHY??? THERE IS THIS ONE POWERFULL GOD OF THE UNIVERSE
July Garden (7 days ago)
Because of course she’s dismissed when she gets her first period because that makes her impure? Girls shouldn’t be shamed for puberty.
Yewande Olusesan-adu (7 days ago)
prabhat yadav (8 days ago)
that must be difficult for a young girl to waste her childhood like that. but they say she a goddess so ........................ WELL OK.
Helix (8 days ago)
Yall indians have some weird shit.
Fahomy Sham (8 days ago)
So stupid
zulfaqar zul (8 days ago)
From what i see from the comments,we should just mind our own business because if you as a person wants to call the kumari bs or what must remember ;the tradition has been practised for so long.Human rights and freedom are violated only when he or she feels so.No point trying to justify how backwards this tradition is.If the people themselves dont complain there is nothing wrong
zulfaqar zul (8 days ago)
The kumari's sister looked so pretty thouhgh
Difen Crosby (8 days ago)
First period at 11, evolutionary speaking means she comes from an extreme poverty background and matured early to be prepared to find a mate to take care of her.
Eizel Kris (8 days ago)
Making her do nothing but to sit and eat... To think of not letting her go to school then suddenly dismissed her by the time of her puberty..... What the.... I can say thode chosen ones are unlucky
Lury Izily (8 days ago)
Oh yeah, there was a comic like this and the ending was sad
Dizmal Sue (8 days ago)
Helping the "goddess" with homework, lol
Michaela Catoe (8 days ago)
I’d fake my period
Zachiekat IKTFB0 (9 days ago)
She has that face because she shouldn't smile
Benren Armstrong (9 days ago)
Just you pray about money lol fuck yall
Benren Armstrong (9 days ago)
This is wrong lol you make play the little girl leave her go school
Goosetooth (9 days ago)
she's missing her childhood.. I can understand that it isn't easy to break off an important part of your culture either though... what a frustrating conflict
The Oracle in the movie 300
Mike Teylan (9 days ago)
She’s playing the floor is lava until she gets her period? Damn!
Hula Flyer (9 days ago)
Shang Rae (9 days ago)
This reminds me of Jonaxx's story
Sofia Vlog (9 days ago)
She looks unhappy, look at her eyes
Kathy Salinas (10 days ago)
I would to have a resting bitch face if i were first
Viktor Pedrova (10 days ago)
Oh, so Far Cry 4 was real.
Jhonronen Gatchalian (10 days ago)
Here in the Philippines . they call Me Kumpari to drink a cup of Beer 😂😂
aditya nawani (8 days ago)
Jhonronen Gatchalian 😂😂😂
What songs were used in this?
status_ unknown. (10 days ago)
it must be hard getting her to walk again.
Giselle Ibarra (10 days ago)
Is it the religion that made them pick her, or is it like a tradition?
cifij (10 days ago)
her legs are gonna die because she hasn't been walking
YourComedian (10 days ago)
what retard created that religion
sd 123 (10 days ago)
seiya sam (11 days ago)
I found it strange that Nepal and a GORVENADO by the Communist Party accept a girl as a goddess
Suzal Raj Azad (11 days ago)
Can u all plzz stop fuckin' commenting on our rituals. Our business is our business none of ur business.
Liam Frost (11 days ago)
Cant dhe kust say fuck this im out of here?
최소연 (11 days ago)
She looks so sad and done with her life..
Liberata Mbua (11 days ago)
Those girls are beautiful, but I also don't like the idea of secluding someone for weird rituals
Lieann Alim (11 days ago)
I thought it wan only an acting
Demetheglass (11 days ago)
Sounds like personal hell to me, this kumari girl life
Roger P. Ceballos (11 days ago)
So she's a prisoner. The ignorance of those people, Jesus!
Dare 2dream (11 days ago)
The only girl who actually WANTS her period
Noura Sobhy (11 days ago)
Everyone's so negative but it kinda actually looks cool.
Lynn Adore (11 days ago)
Demonic....stealling childhood then saying goodbye you're not pure anymore....we sucked it out of you...
Cheese Kitten (11 days ago)
She like: help me
waya waya (11 days ago)
What they do inside darkroom?????? Hmmmp
Nadean Beaumont (11 days ago)
WOAH I wonder what it feels like to be God or A God/Goddess (I'm trying not to be offensive in any religious form)
Lots if love to you little angels lets free you from idiotic customs. I shield you I protect you ❤️❤️❤️😘😘😘🤗🤗🤗😍😍😻😻💕💗
sahel sahra (12 days ago)
these people are sick.how they can hurt a little girl?
Roopali Ghagare (12 days ago)
Feeling sad about girl God gave us period for giving birth not for this type of treats

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