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ISSN Print: 2394-7500, ISSN Online: 2394-5869, CODEN: IJARPF

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International Journal of Applied Research

Vol. 5, Issue 1, Part B (2019)

The origin and historical development of Devadasi system in India

Author(s)
Y Ramachandra Reddy and RM SrIdevi
Abstract
In India, in the past, the devadasis were a very important functionary of Hindu society. The functions of devadasis were a part of religious services in a long history of temple institution. In India the practices originate and developed during the early medieval period. There are a large number of inscriptions which give us a lot of information regarding the existence of the institution of the devadasis. Several south Indian inscriptions prove the association of dancing girls with temple service from about the 9th century C.E. In this paper an attempt is made to trace the historical development of Devadasi system in different parts of India.
Pages: 106-109  |  80 Views  7 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Y Ramachandra Reddy and RM SrIdevi. The origin and historical development of Devadasi system in India. 2019; 5(1): 106-109.
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