Dhana Kumari Bajracharya
Dhana Kumari Bajracharya does not suffer cabin fever. Nepal’s devastating earthquake last April forced the “living goddess” to walk on the street for the first time in her 63 years on the planet. Bajracharya was chosen as a goddess when she was just two, and had previously only ever appeared outdoors when carried on a palanquin during celebratory events. The “goddess” is part of the Nepalese tradition of “kumaris,” who are thought to be the embodiment of the Hindu god Taleju.