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The Living Goddess of Nepal Putting on Makeup

The Living Goddess of Nepal applies some makeup in her home inside the Kumari Temple of Patan in Kathmandu Valley. The usual Goddess make up is a black eyeliner and a big red "tikka" on the forehead that is believed to awaken the 3rd eye and to give power.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2018
Date Uploaded: 11.2018
Photo Location: Nepal
Camera: NIKON D750
Copyright: © Maria Contreras Coll
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