YELLAMA-Devdasi Festival - Thomas L. Kelly
Each year in January, thousand of poor, low-caste farmers go on pilgrimage to the temple of Gaddess Yallama for her annual festivel. Devotees eagerly wating for the glimpse of the 600-year-old black-faced stone idol housed in the inner sanctum of the temple.

Each year in January, thousand of poor, low-caste farmers go on pilgrimage to the temple of Gaddess Yallama for her annual festivel. Devotees eagerly wating for the glimpse of the 600-year-old black-faced stone idol housed in the inner sanctum of the temple.

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