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Non-Brahmin priestesses conquer bias, a puja at a time
Over the past 18-odd years, more than 150 non-Brahmin, semi-literate women have got Sanskrit degrees to become trained and certified priestesses. They have solemnised marriages, conducted thread ceremonies and even performed the Shani Shanti puja, which is usually done by men, in a Dahisar home. Dalvi recounted an instance where they had gone to perform the Satyanarayan puja at a family friend's place. At the end of a puja, family members touch the pandit's feet and accept prasad from his hands.
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