Devadasi: Transformation of the tradition

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Veröffentlicht 23 März 2013
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Devadasis were girls who were given a special upbringing and who lived at temples in India. They used to dedicate themselves to serving their gods and mainly, to entertaining them with dancing.

Nowadays, devadasi's role has gone through significant changes.
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