Devadasi

Devadasi System: Historical Background and Supreme Court Stance

May 3, 2016

The term ‘devadasi’ literally means “female slave to god”. At present, the devadasi system is mainly prevalent in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra and it is widely prevalent among the ‘Beriya’ and ‘Nat’ communities. Historical Background Origin of Devadasi tradition goes as back as sixth century when...

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