Indian transgender Kolipaka Shyamala Dev : News Photo

Indian transgender Kolipaka Shyamala Dev

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Indian transgender Kolipaka Shyamala Devi gesture poses as she prepares to celebrate the festival of 'Bonalu', a ritual offering to the goddess Kali at Kanaka Durga Temple in Hyderabad on August 8,2010. Shyamala Devi, a transsexual,claimed that she is 'Jogini' alternatively known as Devadasis in India.Jogini�s can be considered as girls who never take up their family life and dedicate their entire lives in service of Lord Shiva.The Mother Goddess is honoured mostly by women during Bonalu by offerings of food and dancing. AFP PHOTO/Noah SEELAM (Photo credit should read NOAH SEELAM/AFP/Getty Images)
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Indian transgender Kolipaka Shyamala Devi gesture poses as she prepares to celebrate the festival of 'Bonalu', a ritual offering to the goddess Kali at Kanaka Durga Temple in Hyderabad on August 8,2010. Shyamala Devi, a transsexual,claimed that she is 'Jogini' alternatively known as Devadasis in India.Jogini�s can be considered as girls who never take up their family life and dedicate their entire lives in service of Lord Shiva.The Mother Goddess is honoured mostly by women during Bonalu by offerings of food and dancing. AFP PHOTO/Noah SEELAM (Photo credit should read NOAH SEELAM/AFP/Getty Images)
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