This trend of devadasi is ran over the centuries in the south west part of india the girls who are dedicated to gods are called devadasi marriage of devadasi is considered to be happened with gods and they can not marry any another person. Devadasi, prostitution in india status: in force the madras devadasis (prevention of dedication) act (also called the tamil nadu devadasis (prevention of dedication) act or the madras devadasi act ) is a law that was enacted on 9 october 1947 just after india became independent from british rule . At last, the state government has acted tough and is putting a stop to the superstitious `devadasi system', which thrives in a dozen districts in the. Devadasi literally means god's (dev) female servant (dasi), where according to the ancient indian practice, young pre-pubertal girls are 'married off', 'given away' in matrimony to god or local religious deity of the temple.
The origin and evolution of the devadasi system may find parallels in the christian community even today, christians in india offer their girl child to the church to become nuns in most cases, these offerings are made even before the child is born. The devadasi system continues to be practiced in the majority of villages in certain provinces of india in the late 19th century, the colonial government system imposed several pieces of repressive legislation for wider social reforms. In modern-day india, the devadasi system is essentially sex work, with a religious sanction the legend behind the system is a confusing and convoluted one the legend behind the system is a confusing and convoluted one.
The madras devadasis (prevention of dedication) act (also called the tamil nadu devadasis (prevention of dedication) act or the madras devadasi act) is a law that was enacted on 9 october 1947 just after india became independent from british rule. Devadasi system in indian temples zoya zaidi devadasi system is not only exploitation of women, it is the institutionalized exploitation of women it is the exploitation of dalits, the lower class of untouchables it is the religious sanction given to prostitution of helpless economically and socially deprived women it is the glorification of humiliation of women. Southern india's devadasi system, which 'dedicates' girls to a life of sex work in the name of religion, continues despite being made illegal in 1988 in sout. Devadasi system is a religious practice in south india mostly in karnataka and telangana, and partly in andhra pradesh parents, mostly of dalit communities, `marry' off their daughters to a local .
The devadasi system has existed in india for centuries it is the practice of ceremonially offering an unmarried girl as a wife to god over a period. Though, the devadasi system was prevalent throughout india but it did not flourish to a great extent in northern india due to various reasons in the north it did not emerge as an institution as having a strong base in the society nor a common feature of majority temples there. The devadasi is a sanskrit term which means servant of deva (god) or devi (godess) this is a kind of religious practice carried on basically in the southern part of india.
Devadasi system is a religious practice in parts of southern india, including andhra pradesh, whereby parents marry a daughter to a deity or a templethe marriage usually occurs before the girl reaches puberty and requires the girl to become a prostitute for upper-caste community members. Did the nair community in south kerala followed the devadasi system for centuries how prevalent is the devadasi system in india today among the hindu community . Southern india's devadasi system, which 'dedicates' girls to a life of sex work in the name of religion, continues despite being made illegal in 1988. How domestic violence batterers use custody proceedings in family courts to abuse victims, and how courts can put a stop to it.
The devadasi system is still flourishing in parts of india, especially in the south and specifically in the states of maharashtra, andhra pradesh, tamil nadu and karnataka ironically, these are the techno-savvy states now synonymous with indian progress in the global market. The devadasi system was popularly in practice in ancient india in this system, pre-pubertal young girls were married off to the god or local deities of any temple. In this extract from her new book, french-american author catherine rubin kermorgant draws light on the ancient devadasi system in india, where the virginity of a young girl is auctioned off. So, is the devadasi system still prevalent in the two southern states, if in a new form oppressive system the border districts of tamil nadu and andhra pradesh do indeed have a history of .
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