kumari dance by Jainnoo in Lyon, France

http://www.ekantipur.com/nepal/article/?id=2410 Kumari dance performed by Jainnoo Shrestha at Fêtes consulaires 2011in Lyon (the International Music Festival) held in Lyon, the second largest city of France on Saturday, May 28, 2011. Along with Nepal, there were 45 countries in this festival. This the first time Nepal has participated in this festival in connection with the SOLEIL VERT, an association of Lyon, France. The Kumari Dance is one of the very ancient classical dances from Kathmandu. This dance is dedicated to the well-known living goddess Kumari of Nepal. During the famous Indra Jatra festival in Kathmandu, the living goddess Kumari decked with splendid ornament, had been taken around the old Kathmandu in a chariot. Thousands of Nepalese people paid homage to her.