Last Devadasi of Jagannath temple passes away at 92

As Lord Jagannath Puri Rath Yatra begins today, the centuries old 'Devdasi Seva' practice comes to an end with the demise of Mahari Parasmani. The 92-year-old was the last surviving servitor of Lord Jagannath. Because of her old age, she was unable to render her service of reciting Geeta Govinda for the last ten years. She served the Lord for more than eight decades till 2010 when she was compelled to discontinue the seva because of her old age.

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