Temple prostitution in the Name of God

“Servant of God” is what Devadasi or Devaradiyar means. Because these women were dedicated to God and considered given in marriage to God, they were unable to marry any mortal.’ They were, however, free to choose their partners from a pool of married and unmarried men. These relationships could last a long time or only last a few months. These women, on the other hand, were not financially dependent on their partners…

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