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Parasamani Devi, Last of Jagannath Temple’s Devadasi, Dies at 85
Puri, Jul 10 : The Jagannath temple, which had dozens of Devadasis 80 years ago, is now left with noone as Parasmani Devi, the last ‘Devadasi’ of the Lord Jagannath Temple in Puri passed away due to old age-related ailments on Saturday. She was 87.
She was staying at a rented house at Basili Sahi in Puri. Before her, Devadasi Shashimani Devi had passed away on March 20 in 2015 at the age of 92.
The Devadasis play role of the Lord’s mother during celebration relating to birth of Lord Krishnap