June 16, 2007 8:39am CST
I was just reading an article about Sajani Shakya's, one of 12 living child Goddesses in India, visit to the United States. I know we have many Indian members here at MyLot. I was wondering if anyone could explain a bit more to me, as this is unlike any religious practices in the US. Do families want their child to be found to be a Goddess? Will the child still reside with her family? If the child Goddess were to say color on the walls of her home, would she be disciplined as any child would or would her doodlings be thought to be divinely inspired? When the child becomes a young woman, and is no longer the embodiment of the Goddess, what does she do? Does she go back to a normal life? Is she likely to go to college or marry or work for a living? The article I was reading is here http://iht.com/articles/2007/06/14/news/goddess.php It was very interesting, but didn't answer all of these questions.
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16 Jun 07
I read about her as well this morning. I found more info in this article. http://shadmia.wordpress.com/2007/06/15/sajani-shakya-child-goddess/ It says she can get married and have a job as an adult, and she wants to be a teacher. It seems very interesting and I would love to learn more.