Saturday, March 10, 2007


Devadasi is a religious practice in parts of southern India, including Andhra Pradesh, whereby parents marry a daughter to a deity or a temple.

The marriage usually occurs before the girl reaches puberty and requires the girl to become a sex and dance teacher to community members. Such girls are known as jogini. They are forbidden to enter into a real marriage.

Joginis are recognised by their copper bangles, the band they wear round their necks with a leather pendant and a long necklace with several pendants which have the image of Goddess Yellamma


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Blessed said...

wow. Learn something new everyday.
and the girls who are chosen get no say. I wonder if any devadasis have stopped being this becuz they fell in love, or etc? what trouble would that cause?
Just curious.