Deuki is an ancient custom practiced in the far western regions of Nepal where a young girl is offered to the local Hindu temple to fulfil an earlier made promise to gain religious merit. The girl is supposed to offer service to the god or goddess of the temple but owing to their age and lack of skills, often end up as prostitutes for the temples. In this respect, it is similar to India’s devadasi tradition.

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Which South American country has the highest cable car system in the world?
– Venezuela

What is the population of Sri Lanka?
– 20,000,000

In which English county is the town ‘Cerne Abbas’, famous for its chalk giant?
– Dorset

What is the capital city of Peru?
– Lima

Kathmandu is the capital city of which Asian country?
– Nepal