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Four legs good, two legs bad
From Shiva with his ashes and marijuana to Vishnu with 'saatvik' aristocratic features; from the empowering Durga to Bahuchara Mata, a deity goddess for transsexuals; From countless interpretations of the concept of God to even a space provided to atheism.
A 'Happy' song in India has a complicated backstory
“There is a belief among the Hijras that if you castrate yourself, all your male blood is allowed to flow out of your body and the Hijra goddess Bahuchara mata, comes and blesses you,” Chettiar explains. “She endows you with all female qualities.” ...
India's third-gender 'hijra' community balances acceptance with religious identity
The Hindu goddess Bahuchara Mata “is like our mother,” explained Shilpa, one of Shobha's students and fellow hijras. “She gave us this form. We are well-known due to her grace.
These Stunning Images Capture The Beauty & Grace Of India's "Third Gender"
For years, the hijras of India — people who identify as belonging to a "third gender" — held a special place in society.
LGBT community has been prevalent in Indian history: Raveena Tandon
Raveena Tandon on Monday said that lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgenders (LGBTs) were prevalent in ancient India and she doesn't understand the debate of criminalising or decriminalising the community. "If you go through the Indian history, LGBTs ...

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