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All About The Hijra Facts That You Need To Know

Hijras are still a matter of curiosity to a common man. How does one realise if a human is a kinnar or like any other person?

Many such questions pop up when we think about Hijras as a topic and today, we are here to enlighten you about the history and facts on hijras.

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So, go ahead and clear your doubts! Continue reading to know more.


They Have Been In The History

Their existence has been mentioned in Mahabharata and certain Islamic scriptures, where they served the Mughal rulers. Their origin of participation has clearly been from a Hindu origin, but according to history, it was also practised by Muslims as well.

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They Earned Money By Working Hard…

Unlike the present times, where they gate crash house parties and earn money forcefully, this was not the case way back, where they earned money with their hard work. They earned their livelihood in the past by serving women of the wealthy families where they played the role of guards of the women. Apparently, the rulers believed and trusted them.

Their Rebirth Ceremonies Are A Grand Affair…

The rebirth ceremony is followed when each hijra is born, which is called the Nirvana! In this ceremony, the penis and the testicles are removed from the external male sex organs and the impotent male is transformed into a potent Eunuch.

The Special Diet

Before the kinnar goes in for the ceremony of becoming a potent kinnar, they are supposed to follow a special diet in which there are certain restrictions and isolation period like a lady who has just entered motherhood. This is done for 40 days before the surgery.

They Are Believed To Have Supernatural Abilities

They can foretell events, as they have supernatural abilities to perceive events of the future. It is also said that they can foresee their death.

Their Death Is A Dark Affair

The people involved in mourning during their death is limited to a very few, as they have a very secretive ceremony. it is believed that their death rituals are carried out at night.

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