Just because communism is technically atheistic doesn't mean that they can't hire and fire goddesses to carry on peculiar local traditions. These young girls (Kumaris) have to be super beautiful (32 different criteria in the hiring manual) and confined (traveling is evidently a job complication, according to the firing manual). Diversity seems to combine with efficiency, so that the goddess can be worshiped by both Buddhists and Hindus.
Gender mainstreaming which is supposed to be at the heart of communism (devolving from the dreaded bourgouise mentality) also seems to be missing, since the prospective goddess must be a girl. Evidently that dialectic is also missing in neo-maoism, Nepal Edition. Peculiar, and not without its down-side:
Last month, the Supreme Court ordered the government to safeguard the human rights of Kumaris, after complaints the girls are unable to have a normal life.
Yes, most western kids find waking up November 1st somewhat of a letdown as well.