Hindu scriptures like the Jñanarnava Rudrayamala tantra assign names to a Kumari depending on her age.A one-year-old girl is called Sandhya, a two-year-old girl is called Sarasvati, a child of three years of age is called Tridhamurti, on her fourth year she is Kalika, on fifth she is Subhaga, on sixth she is Uma, on her seventh year she is called Malini.There is evidence of virgin worship taking place in Nepal for more than 2,300 years.
A Hindu spiritual aspirant sees the universal consciousness of humanity.
Whilst the veneration of a living Kumari in Nepal is relatively recent, dating only from the 17th century, the tradition of Kumari-Puja, or virgin worship, has been around for much longer.
In Kathmandu Valley this is a particularly prevalent practice.
In Nepal, a Kumari is believed to be the incarnation of Taleju.
Unika Bajracharya, selected in April 2014 as the Kumari of Patan, is the second most important living goddess.
In Nepal a Kumari is generally chosen for one day and worshipped accordingly on certain festivals like Navaratri or Durga Puja.An eight-year-old girl is called Kubjika, on the ninth year she is Kaalasandarbha, on reaching tenth year she is Aparajita, on eleventh she is Rudrani, on twelfth year she is named Bhairavi, on thirteenth she is Mahalakshmi, on fourteenth she is Pithanayika, on fifteenth she is Kshetragya, and on sixteen years of her age she is Ambika.In Nepal, Kumaris are worshiped only for a day; these names are assigned only while the ritual lasts, often a few hours.The word Kumari is derived from the Sanskrit Kaumarya, meaning "princess".In Nepal, a Kumari is a pre-pubescent girl selected from the Shakya caste or Bajracharya clan of the Nepalese Newari community.There is written evidence describing the selection, ornamentation and worship of the Kumari dating from the 13th century CE.