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The Goddess Tulaja and Kumari in Nepali Culture

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Title:The Goddess Tulaja and Kumari in Nepali Culture


Author:Durga Shakya

Publisher:Kumari Publications

Publish Year:2013

Edition:First Edition

Cover:Paper Back

Subject:History | Anthropology/ Sociology | Women Study | Buddhism | Tantra | Spirituality / Spiritual | Nepal History | Nepal Women | Nepal Non-Fiction | Folk tales/ Folk songs | Non Fiction | Nepal Buddhism | Social Science | Nepal Culture and Custom


Remarks:contains B&W and colored photos


Size:146 x 213 mm


Price:USD 15.00

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  • About the Book: Sanskriti (cultural practice) is a macro world encompassing the history and culture of people belonging to a particular tribe or race. It contains directives about religion, rituals, civilization, faiths, beliefs, phatic. expressions & daily life. Our sages, philosophers and ancestors have always defined sanskriti according to the society and culture of their times and contexts. It is believed that sanskriti itself is the fundamental basis of our lives (Dharaand sanskriti ityahoo). Sanskriti brings light and inspiration into our life and plays an important role in daily activities and progress. Sanskriti is not just a word in a dictionary but a galaxy of lights and great thoughts and expressions. Every sanskriti in the world has its own importance and provides identity to its followers. This is the same for Nepali culture. Nepali sanskriti respects cultures of all communities, making Nepalis open-minded and democratic in their attitudes, and this is the reason it has flourished. This book aims to highlight and introduce precisely these dimensions of Nepali sanskriti. The author Durga Shakya is an expert on the subject. She has deeply researched and experienced the very act of protecting and giving continuity to the culture of worshipping the living Goddess Kumari, one of the rarest and most precious cultural practices in the world.This book is a result of her studies, her passion and her bhakti,or devotion. This is why I think this book has such great research and cultural value and I am very grateful to her for writing it. I am sure it will be a great help to those who want to know about and research this essentially Nepali tradition of worshipping the living Goddess Kumari. This book introduces our sanskriti and the history of our civilization in the most reliable and honest way. It also contains those important messages and values that reflect the great heritage of our civilization and the achievement of our ancestor...

    Durga Shakya

    She has written on the Kumari tradition of the Kathmandu Valley for many years. She is one of the most important family member of the Chitaidars-the caretaker family of the Royal Kumari- residing inside the Kumari house at the service of the virgin goddes
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