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Getting married to god Aravan
Description: A bare-bodied priest (left) places a 'thalli' (locket) around Sangithaamma, 27, (right) in a brief and simple ceremony that weds her to Lord Aravan, within the crowded inner chamber of the Koothandavar Temple where dozens of other transgenders perform the same ritual, during the annual Koothandavar Festival in Koovagam, south India.
Keywords: India, Tamil, Nadu, transgender, transsexual, third, gender, hijra, aravani, Koothandavar, Koovagam, temple, Sangithaamma, wedding, marriage
Date: 12.08.2011 06:22
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Added by: Dev Gogoi

Object name: Transgenders
Keywords: transgender, aravani
Byline: Dev Gogoi
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Copyright Notice: (C)2010 Dev Gogoi, all rights reserved
Caption: Aravanis (transgenders)

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