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Prostitutes of God

Uncover the mystery of the Goddess Yellamma, and find out how a religious icon became a justification for child prostitution.
October 1, 2010, 12:00am

VBS crosses the border into Karnataka into the heartlands of the ancient Devadasi tradition to uncover the mystery of the Goddess Yellamma, and find out how a religious icon became a justification for child prostitution. We meet two teenage Devadasis, Mala and Belavva, to talk sex, saris, and how they cope with the deadly threat of HIV.