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Solitary microcosm in the Himalayas : Kathmandu, Nepal

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Alternate title:Kathmandu, Nepal
Living goddess in Kathmandu
Summary:The Kumari, a flesh-and-blood goddess, is revered by both Hindus and Buddhists in Nepal as a protector of the land and defender of all living beings. This program traces the mythological underpinnings of the Kumari and presents the living tradition of Kumari worship. Includes segments on the Kumari selection, the secret preparation rituals, and Kumari-related festivals and ceremonies. Also discusses the relationship between the Kumari and the King.
Contributor:Shimojima, Tooru
Waycott, Angus, 1947-
Handover, Elizabeth
Tomita, Isao, 1932-
Provider:Nihon Hōsō Kyōkai
Bayerischer Rundfunk
Telepool GmbH
Télé Images International
Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
Century:2001-2100
Place of origin – Continent:North America
Place of origin – Country:United States of America
Topical subjects:Kumari (Hindu deity)
Hindu goddesses -- Nepal -- Kathmandu
Hinduism -- Nepal -- Kathmandu -- Customs and practices
Kathmandu (Nepal) -- Religious life and customs
Genre:Documentary television programs
Educational television programs
Credits:NHK Documentary ; director, Tooru Shimojima ; international co-producers, Bayerischer Rundfunk, Telepool, Tele Images International. Narrators, Angus Waycott, Elizabeth Handover. Music, Isao Tomita.
Repository:Nonprint Media Services
Browse terms:Religion
Films@UM Browse terms:Religion, Philosophy
Collection:Films@UM
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