nathalie Pernstich a9607945 at UNET.UNIVIE.AC.AT
Tue Apr 7 16:42:47 UTC 1998

Dr. Gilada of the Indian Health Organisation (IHO) mentioned to my mother a
while ago that there is a custom/ritual in some village(s)/tribe(s) by
which young girls are consecrated by a yearl ceremony to be 'prostitutes'.
They wear some kind of special stone or coin around their neck.  All I know
is this (not a lot) and that some of these girls are being treated in Dr.
Gilada's Aids Clinic in Bombay.
Could anyone who knows please tell me more about this?  Origin/meaning of
the custom, maybe some text references, and especially where it was/still
is practiced.  Trying to write a thing on different aspects of prostitution
in India.

> Von: sudheer birodkar <sudheerbirodkar at YAHOO.COM>
> Betreff: Re: RGVedic AryAs
> Datum: Montag, 6. April 1998 11:11
> > Is there any other ancient literature outside of >India that
> mentions AryAs?
> > Bhadraiah Mallampalli
> Dear List Members,
> Here is one inscription in ancient Pehlavi found at Behuistan (or
> Naqsh-i-Rustam?) in Iran which dates to the 4th century B.C.E. and is
> ascribed to the Achameanian (Hakkamanishiya) Emperor Daryush or
> Drayavayush (Darius in Greek):
> "Adam Daryavayush,
> KshAyatiya VAzraka,
> KshAyatiya KshAyatiyanAm,
> PArshya, PArshya Puthra,
> Arya Arya Chithra."
> Loosely rendered in Sanskrit it could read:
> "Aham Daryavayush,
> Kshatriya VirAta,
> KshatrAnAm Kshtra,
> PArshya, PArshya Putra,
> Arya Arya Vamsa."
> In English it would read:
> "I am Darius,
> The Great King,
> King of Kings,
> Am a Persian, of Persian Descent
> An Aryan or Aryan Lineage."
> This is one actual description of a king of himself as an Aryan.
> Sudheer Birodkar
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