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Sep 23, 2015
For the first time, Tirumala temple to have certificate course for Dalits to become priestsIn a major symbolic step towards removing caste-related prejudices, the Tirumala temple has decided to give training to non-Brahmins in temple rituals.
Mar 26, 2015
Rejoice, or mourn? Sashimani Devi's death brings end to devdasi tradition in Puri templeThe death of Sashimani Devi, the last in a long line of devadasis at the Lord Jagannath Temple in Puri, marks the end of an era. Since Sashimani chose not to groom anybody as a future devadasi in her lifetime, as required under the temple rules, an 800-year-old tradition has now well and truly come to an end.
Mar 20, 2015
Last devdasi of Puri's Jagannath temple dies aged 92The last living Mahari — human consort — of the Jagannath Temple in Puri, Sashimani Devi, passed away on Thursday bringing an end to the 800-year-old tradition.
Jun 21, 2012
Majestic Puri Jagannath Rath Yatra begins amidst high securityThe nine-day-long Puri Jagannath Rath Yatra begins today and is expected to be witnessed by lakhs of devotees amidst high security.