Devadasi: A Matted Reincarnation of Renukamba

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UploadedMay 13, 2010
TakenMay 4, 2010
ModelCanon EOS 20D
Exposure1/500 sec at f/1.6
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length50 mm
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it is believed that a devadasi's matted hair is a symbol of her reincarnation of the goddess renukamba.

police will often visit the temples and shave the matted hair of the devadasi's heads to stop the facilitation of devadasi dedication.

In the Devadasi: Of Dedicated Bondage photo essay.

7 responses

  • J.L. Sofka

    J.L. Sofka (Deleted) said (13 May 2010):

    This story is so powerful and I love the triumphant look on the woman's face.

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight (Deleted) gave props (14 May 2010):

    Superb! I voted.

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (15 May 2010):

    Outstanding portrait!!

  • Yacouba Tanou

    Yacouba Tanou gave props (20 May 2010):

    Great portrait! Voted!

  • Karen Zimmerman

    Karen Zimmerman gave props (22 May 2010):

    Wow. This is incredibly powerful and heartbreaking, too. voted!!

  • Vidyavati Chandan

    Vidyavati Chandan (Deleted) gave props (6 Jun 2010):

    outstanding! voted!!

  • Luigi Aureli

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