Sunday, September 27, 2009

The prostitutes of Calcutta and the virtuous soil for Goddess Durga statues...

The tradition of collecting earth from brothel areas by sculptors to be mixed in the clay used for making images of Goddess Durga has been opposed by sex workers here.

"Sex workers who are our members as well as others have turned against this practice, which makes them feel stigmatised. It was a spontaneous decision," Dr Smarajit Jana, chief adviser of Durbar Mahila Samanya Committee (DBMS), the apex NGO of sex workers, told PTI.

"The women had resented this practice for the past few years, but they have put their foot down firmly this time. They feel demeaned," Jana said.

As per the belief, the client of a sex worker leaves behind all virtues and takes only sins inside when he enters a brothel. So the soil outside is full of virtue and fit for use in making images of Durga. More...

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