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INDIA Karnataka, every year a festival takes place around the Yellamma temple in Saundatti and attracts thousand of pilgrims from villages, here is also practizised the Devadasi cult, where young girls are secretly dedicated to the hindu goddess Yellamma, most of the girls end in prostitution, pilgrim with yellow turmeric powder at procession at temple  / INDIEN Karnataka, jedes Jahr findet in Saundatti das Tempelfest zu Ehren der Goettin Yellamma statt, das Tausende Pilger aus den umliegenden Doerfern anzieht, hier wird der Devadasi Kult praktiziert, heimlich werden junge Maedchen der Hindu Goettin Yellamma geweiht, die Maedchen enden spaeter meistens in der Prostitution, Pilger bei Prozession am Tempel
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