This toddler is a Living Goddess

In Nepal, they just declared a 3 year old girl a living goddess.

I bet you’re wondering, hmmm… what are the pros and cons of being a goddess?

pretty red wardrobe
fancy chariot
your feet regularly tickled by people’s foreheads
topknot hairstyle
people worship you

taken away from all know friends and family and forced to live in isolation
must spend a night alone in a room among the heads of ritually slaughtered goats and buffaloes
kicked out of new home in temple when puberty hits
rest of your life is probably messed up

I’ve read about this custom before, and some girls do get messed up. One simply refused to believe she’d been “demoted” from goddesshood, and so she and some of her family set up a little shrine where she could sit, as she had before, and have people come and greet/worship her. Sad.