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From Goddess to Mortal : The True Life Story of a Former Royal Kumari

Rashmila Shakya

ISBN 10: 9994664433 / ISBN 13: 9789994664436
Published by Vajra Publications, Kathmandu, 2005
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In this book the author has very effectively presented the personal narrative of an ex Kumari. Reading this book is like traveling into the realms of very loving genuine and thrilling experience of a living Goddess. This book is a bridge that links the world of innocence with the world of experience. It also shows a unique and rare combination of innocence and power as reflected through the narratives of Rashmila Shakya as told to Scott Berry. 153 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 55916

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Title: From Goddess to Mortal : The True Life Story...

Publisher: Vajra Publications, Kathmandu

Publication Date: 2005

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:As New

Edition: New

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Pages: 152 (Color Illus: 32)

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It was late at night, and the old brick palace in the centre of Kathmandu with its many courtyards, its many fine carved wooden windows and its pagoda towers, was dark. The courtiers, the retainers and the king's wives had gone to bed, and only the sleepy guards still patrolled. In one room however, there was a dim light, and two figures could be seen huddling over a board and throwing dice.
One was an unusually beautiful young woman, yet even the most casual of observers would notice that she was not only far too beautiful to be an ordinary mortal, but that she had an intense and penetrating third eye in the centre of her forehead. That she also had ten arms was less obvious, since she had a way of hiding 8 of them when they were not in use. She wore large golden earrings and golden tiara, and an aura glowed faintly around her head.
The other figure was that of the king. One might have expected him to be dressed informally at this time of night, but in fact he was in full royal regalia with his crown, peacock feather and jewels.
As they threw the dice, they spoke in undertones, and though the king's manner was respectful, there was between them the easy familiarity of a couple of long acquaintance.
"What to do about these restless six Pradhans of Lalitpur And that Ghorkha Raja who threatens to swallow up every kingdom in his path?" asked the king, looking hopefully a the young woman for an answer.
"As to the first," she paused to throw the dice, and looked pleased with the result, "they pose little enough threat, and they should be handled with compassion so as not to alienate the people. But as to the latter.
There was no chance for her to finish, for at that point there was a disturbance, and the queen in night dres

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