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Devdasi Pratha around Globe

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Devadasi tradition The definite origin of Devadasi tradition is unknown to history. There appears no mention of such tradition in the ancient works of Buddhist Jatakas, Kaultilya and Vatsyayana. ... An inscription dated to the 11th century suggests that there were 400 Devadasis attached to the temple at Tanjore in South India. In parts of southern and eastern India, a devadasi or jogini is a girl "dedicated" to worship and service of a deity or a temple for the rest of her life. The age group of a girl to be converted as devadasi is 7–36 years. The dedication takes place in a Pottukattu ceremony which is similar in some ways to marriage. Devadasi From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia A 1920s photograph of two Devadasis in Tamil Nadu, South India In parts of southern and eastern India, a devadasi (Sanskrit: देवदासी, lit. 'female servant of deva (god)') or jogini is a girl "dedicated" to worship and service of a deity or a temple for the rest of her life