Nepal's Living Goddess, the Kumari Devi, 9, observes a chariot festival in Kathmandu on March 29. She's being held by her caretaker, Gautam Shakya. Prakash Mathema/AFP/Getty Images hide caption itoggle caption Prakash Mathema/AFP/Getty Images Parallels - World News The Very Strange Life Of Nepal's Child Goddess She's young and beautiful. A glimpse of her is believed to bring good fortune. She's Nepal's Living Goddess, or Kumari Devi, who is selected as a small child and lives a life of isolation and secrecy.