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Hindu Gods and Goddesses

Monday, January 4, 2010

Kumari and Mary, Two Virgins Touted Divine

Compare the Nepalese Virgin Goddess, purported living Avatar of Durga, and generally important tantric Deity, Kumari, and the Christian and especially Catholic versions of the Virgin Mary, mother of Jeshua ben Joseph (aka "Jesus") . . .

and please do take the liberty to contemplate what the deeper story is, connects the high Himalayas and the Mediterannean's eastern shores . . .

(By the way, Kumari dates from at least the late Vedic period, more than a thousand years before 1 CE/AD).

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