Shashimani Devi, was the last living Mahari or Devdasi of Jagannath temple and “human consort” of the Lord Jagannath. Sashimani came from a poor family and was initiated into service at the temple when she was a small girl. At the age of 12, she was considered a “living wife” of Lord Jagannath, the god who is worshiped at the Jagannath temple, and she was not expected to marry anyone in her entire lifespan. According to temple records, she was one of about 25 women assigned to care for Jagannath and was the last among them who was alive.

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  • Shashimani Devi, was the last living Mahari or Devdasi of Jagannath temple and “human consort” of the Lord Jagannath. Sashimani came from a poor family and was initiated into service at the temple when she was a small girl. At the age of 12, she was considered a “living wife” of Lord Jagannath, the god who is worshiped at the Jagannath temple, and she was not expected to marry anyone in her entire lifespan. According to temple records, she was one of about 25 women assigned to care for Jagannath and was the last among them who was alive. (en)
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  • last debadasi of Jagannath temple, puri (en)
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  • Shashimani Devi, was the last living Mahari or Devdasi of Jagannath temple and “human consort” of the Lord Jagannath. Sashimani came from a poor family and was initiated into service at the temple when she was a small girl. At the age of 12, she was considered a “living wife” of Lord Jagannath, the god who is worshiped at the Jagannath temple, and she was not expected to marry anyone in her entire lifespan. According to temple records, she was one of about 25 women assigned to care for Jagannath and was the last among them who was alive. (en)
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