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Rejoice, or mourn? Sashimani Devi's death brings end to devdasi tradition in Puri temple
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Rejoice, or mourn? Sashimani Devi's death brings end to devdasi tradition in Puri temple

The 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.