Item Details

A Living Goddess in Kathmandu [electronic resource]

Tele Images Creations (Firm)
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
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, including the Kumari selection, the secret preparation rituals, and Kumari-related festivals and ceremonies. It also discusses the relationship between the Kumari and the king.
Release Date
2006
Run Time
53 min.
Language
English
Rating
12 & up
Notes
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on May 28, 2006.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Series
Capitals of Tradition, Cities of Change
Contents
  • Culture of Goddesses (4:10)
  • Goddess in Human Form (4:43)
  • Royal Palace in Kathmandu (1:05)
  • Kumari Tradition (2:47)
  • Traditional Ceremony (6:03)
  • Annapurna Goddess (2:25)
  • Guarding the Goddess (8:16)
  • Royal Massacre in Kathmandu (4:49)
  • Importance of Nepal's Goddesses (4:38)
  • Harvest Festival (7:05)
  • Goddess Ritual and Ceremony (2:57)
Published
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2006], c2002.
Publisher no.
  • 32967s Films Media Group
  • 32969 Films Media Group
  • 33298s Films Media Group
Access Restriction
Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Description
1 streaming video file (53 min.) : sd., col., digital.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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