WATCH SUN STREE SHAKTI STORY OF DEVDASIS @ 9 pm, DD Nationalwith DIVYA Dutta and Maninee
A devadasi, servant of God or Goddess, is a girl dedicated to worship and service of a deity or a temple for the rest of her life.
Well that was all in the past, today a devdasi is not less than a sex worker. What’s ironical is the fact that these girls are forced into becoming a devdasi by their family.
Today we have women like Mangal and Kushavva who were devdasi’s ,while Mangal’s mother forced her into prostitution, it was Kushavva’s brother who did this to her.
However, there is always a silver lining to a dark cloud and that came in the form of an NGO titled MASS, who not only gave these women a better life but also honed their skills so that they could become self reliant.
Through the efforts of Mass and women like Mangal and Kushavva, Belgaum, a district in the state of Karnataka, does not have a single devdasi.
Not only this, their kids have a better life and are either studying or have been married; something has been a distant dream for women like Mangal and Kushavva.
We salute the efforts made by all these women to irradiate this social evil from our society thus tying to give a better future to all the women who were initially forced to become devdasi’s.
Team Stree Shakti salutes these women and their courage, as they came out in the open and fought for their self respect.
More to women power!!