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We copied this from Wikipedia articles to help you understand the sexual slavery that has gone on of the thousands of years. All this on the pretence of spirituality. Remember that also comes from a time when women had absolutely no rights in India in question tradition or any other part of the world. This is to verify a research and to qualify the foundation of our teaching. The base of this page you'll find a link to the Wikipedia page link.

Let's have some common sense here. Just because ignorant ancient cultures did it does not mean we have to support that level of ignorance.

Ancient Near Eastern societies along the Tigris    and   Euphrates   rivers featured many shrines and temples or "houses of heaven" dedicated to various deities. According to the 5th-century BC historian Herodotus, the rites performed at these temples included sexual intercourse, or what scholars later called sacred prostitution:

The foulest Babylonian custom is that which compels every woman of the land to sit in the temple of Aphrodite   and have intercourse with some stranger at least once in her life.

Many women who are rich and proud and disdain to mingle with the rest, drive to the temple in covered carriages drawn by teams, and stand there with a great retinue of attendants. But most sit down in the sacred plot of Aphrodite, with crowns of cord on their heads; there is a great multitude of women coming and going; passages marked by line run every way through the crowd, by which the men pass and make their choice. Once a woman has taken her place there, she does not go away to her home before some stranger has cast money into her lap, and had intercourse with her outside the temple; but while he casts the money, he must say, “I invite you in the name of Mylitta” (that is the Assyrian name for Aphrodite). It does not matter what sum the money is; the woman will never refuse, for that would be a sin, the money being by this act made sacred. So she follows the first man who casts it and rejects no one. After their intercourse, having discharged her sacred duty to the goddess, she goes away to her home; and thereafter there is no bribe however great that will get her. So then the women that are fair and tall are soon free to depart, but the uncomely have long to wait because they cannot fulfil the law; for some of them remain for three years, or four.

There is a custom like this in some parts of Cyprus. [2] 

A number of other ancient authors corroborate Herodotus's account. By their testimony it appears that not only in Babylonia and Cyprus, but throughout the Near East, ancient societies encouraged the practice of sacred prostitution. The British anthropologist James Frazer accumulated citations to prove this in a chapter of his magnum opus The Golden Bough  (1890-1915),[3] and this has served as a starting point for several generations of scholars. However, Frazer took his sources mostly from authors of  Late Antiquity(i.e. 150 - 500 AD), not from the Classical or Hellenistic periods.[4]  This raises questions as to whether the phenomenon of temple prostitution can be generalized to the whole of the ancient world, as earlier scholars typically did.

The research of Daniel Arnaud, Vincienne Pirenne-Delforge, and Stephanie Budin [1]  has cast the whole tradition of scholarship that defined the concept of sacred prostitution into doubt. Budin regards the concept of sacred prostitution as a myth - arguing that the practices described in the sources simply never existed. A more nuanced view, espoused by Pirenne-Delforge, suggests that ritual sex did exist in the Near East, but not in the Greek or Roman worlds in classical or Hellenistic times. [1] 

Tradition distinguished two major forms of sacred prostitution: temporary prostitution of unwed girls (with variants such as dowry-prostitution, or as public defloration of a bride), and lifelong prostitution. [5] 

According to the noted Assyriologist Samuel Noah Kramer, kings in the ancient Near Eastern region of  Sumer established their legitimacy by taking part in a ritual sexual act in the temple of the fertility goddess Ishtar every year on the tenth day of the New Year festival  Akitu.[6]  '

The Roman emperor  Constantine closed down a number of temples to Venus or similar deities in the 4th century AD, as the Christian church historian  Eusebius proudly noted.[7] 

Sacred marriage.

The practice of sacred prostitution has not been substantiated in any Ancient Near Eastern  cultures, despite many popular descriptions of the habit.[8]  Scholars generally believe that a form of "sacred marriage" ritual or hieros gamos  was staged between the king of a Sumerian  city-state and the High Priestess of Inanna, the  Sumerian goddess  of sexual love, fertility, and warfare, but no certain evidence has survived to prove that sexual intercourse was included. Along theTigris and Euphrates  rivers there were many shrines and temples dedicated to Inanna.[citation needed]  The temple of Eanna, meaning "house of heaven"[9]  inUruk[10]  was the greatest of these.

The temple housed priestesses of the goddess, but there is no evidence whatsoever that they or any other women performed any kind of sexual services in any cult.

In the Hebrew Bible.

The Hebrew Bible uses two different words for prostitute,  zonah   and kedeshah (or qedesha ) The word zonah simply meant an ordinary prostitute or "loose woman".[16]  But the word kedeshah literally means "consecrated" (feminine form), from the Semitic root q-d-sh  (קדש)‎ meaning "holy" or "set apart".[17] 

Southern India.  

In Southern  India,  devadasi  is the practice of hierodulic prostitution, with similar customary forms such as basavi, [28]  and involves dedicating pre-pubescent and young adolescent girls from villages in a ritual marriage to a deity or a temple, who then work in the temple and function as spiritual guides, dancers, and prostitutes servicing male devotees in the temple.

Human Rights Watch reports claim that devadasis are forced into this service and, at least in some cases, to practice prostitution for upper-caste members.[29] 

Various state governments in India  have enacted laws to ban this practice prior to India's independence and since. They include Bombay Devdasi Act, 1934, Devdasi (Prevention of dedication) Madras Act, 1947, Karnataka Devdasi (Prohibition of dedication) Act, 1982, and Andhra Pradesh Devdasi (Prohibition of dedication) Act, 1988. [30]  However, the tradition continues in certain regions of India, particularly the states of Karnataka  and Andhra Pradesh. [31] 

A similar practice of Kāmamudrā often involved immature girls, and was criticized as only benefiting the tulkus.[32][33][34] 

In some parts of ancient India, Nagarvadhu "bride of the city" was a tradition where women competed to win the title.[35]The most beautiful woman was chosen as the Nagarvadhu and was respected like a goddess. She served as a  courtesan,[36]  and the price for a single night's dance was very high, within reach only for the king, the princesand the  lords

Asia [    edit  ]

Deuki  is an ancient custom practiced in the far western regions of Nepal  where a young girl is offered to the local temple to fulfill an earlier made promise to gain religious merit. The girl serves the temple as a prostitute, similar to India'sdevadasi tradition.[37] The practice is in decline,[38] but girls are still dedicated. The child of a Deuki is known as a Devi.

Central and South America.

This image from the Codex Borgia depicts Ichpōchtli, goddess of love, marriage, flowers, art, music, women, magic, spinning, fertility, sex, weaving, and changes. 

The Mayans maintained several phallic religious cults, possibly involving homosexual temple prostitution.[39] [40]  Aztec religious leaders were heterosexually celibate and engaged in homosexuality with one another as a religious practice, temple idols were often depicted engaging in homosexuality, and the god Xochipili (taken from both Toltec and Mayan cultures) was both the patron of homosexuals and homosexual prostitutes.[40][41][42][43] 

The Inca sometimes dedicated young boys as temple prostitutes. The boys were dressed in girls clothing, and chiefs and headmen would have ritual homosexual intercourse with them during religious ceremonies and on holidays.[44][45] 

Xochiquetzal  was worshiped as goddess of sexual power, patroness of prostitutes and artisans involved in the manufacture of luxury items.[46] 

The conquistadores were horrified by the widespread acceptance ofhomosexuality, ephebophilia,  pederasty, and  pedophilia  among Central and South American peoples, and used torture, burning at the stake, mass beheadings, and other means to stamp it out both as a religious practice and social custom.[40] 

In 2 Maccabees 6:1-4  the ‘Greek’ rulers of Jerusalem (king Antiochus IV Epiphanes of the Seleucid Empire in Anatolia,  Syria and eastward) are accused of desecrating theJerusalem Temple and calling it the temple of Olympian Zeus and bringing prostitutes (hetairai) into that Jerusalem Temple and having sex with them there: 

The Gentiles filled the temple with debauchery and revelry; they amused themselves with prostitutes and had intercourse with women even in the sacred court.

Revisionist criticism of "widespread sacred prostitution"  [    edit  ]

Recently some scholars, such as Robert A. Oden,[47]  Stephanie Lynn Budin[48]  and others,[49][dead link]  have questioned whether sacred prostitution, as an institution whereby women and men sold sex for the profit of deities and temples ever existed.

Julia Assante believes that the classical view of temple prostitution is more of a construct of the 19th-century Western European mindset than a true representation of the facts.[50] 

While there may well have been some religious prostitution centred around the temples of  Inanna/Ishtar, Assante suggests that the concept of the 'sacred marriage' (hieros gamos) has been misunderstood. It was previously believed to have been a custom whereby the king coupled with the high priestess to represent the union of Dumuzid withInanna (later called Ishtar).[51]  It's much more likely that these unions never occurred but were embellishments to the image of the king; hymns which praise Middle Eastern kings for coupling with the goddess Ishtar often speak of him as running 320 kilometres, offering sacrifices, feasting with the sun-god Utu, and receiving a royal crown from  An, all in a single day. One scholar comments: "No one, to the best of my knowledge, has been so wooden-minded to propose that human actors played the role of Utu and An at the banquet".[52]  Not all authors are convinced, however.[51] 

Stephen O. Murray writes that biblical passages ban qdeshim and link them with gods and "forms of worship detested by orthodox followers of Yahweh". [19]Celia Brewer Sinclair has written that "the ethical demands of the covenant preclude worshiping Yahweh in licentious sexual rites (sacred prostitution)". [20]Male priests who engaged in (homosexual) sacred prostitution were called kadesh or qadesh (literally: male "holy one"); the word evolved semantically in ancient Hebrew to take on a similar meaning to "sodomite". [21]  The Hebrew word kelev (dog) in the next line may also signify a male dancer or prostitute. [22] Some scholars [which?] see the injunctions against foreign worship, including male sacred prostitution, as possibly the original cause of what would later become Judaism's condemnation of homosexuality. [21]

Recent Western occurrences.

In the 1970s and early 1980s, some religious cults practiced sacred prostitution as an instrument to recruit new converts. Among them was the alleged cult Children of God, also known as The Family, who called this practice "Flirty Fishing". They later abolished the practice due to the growing  AIDS epidemic.[53] 

In Ventura County, California, Wilbur and Mary Ellen Tracy  established their own temple, the Church Of The Most High Goddess, in the wake of what they described as a divine revelation. Sexual acts played a fundamental role in the church's sacred rites, which were performed by Mary Ellen Tracy herself in her assumed role of High Priestess.[54]  Local newspaper articles about the Neopagan church quickly aroused the attention of local law enforcement officials, and in April 1989, the Tracys' house was searched and the couple arrested on charges ofpimping, pandering and prostitution. They were subsequently convicted  in a trial in state court and sentenced to jail terms: Wilbur Tracy for 180 days plus a $1,000.00 fine; Mary Ellen Tracy for 90 days plus mandatory screening for STDs.[55][56]

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