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The Sati (Suttee) System of Suicide

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Keywords: sati,suttee



A Woman Goes Sati - Painting by Nandalal Bose
Woman Immolates Herself

A Memorial for a Brave Lady

Memorials Erected for Women Who Committed Sati
These stones are called Maha-Sati stones and can be found in several parts of India
Memorials for Great Satis
Decorated Sati
Decorated Sati from a Hero-stone (Mahasati Stone)
These stones are called Maha-Sati stones and can be found in several parts of India. Picture enhanced by Kamat for clarity.

Bridal Makeup of a Woman Commiting Suicide
Notice the lemon in her right hand and mirror in the left. Illustration based on a Hero-stone
Depiction of a Sati in a Hero-stone
Trial by Fire
Sita's Trial by Fire
Lord Rama's queen Sita is said to have proven her character by subjecting herself to a fire (Agni), and coming out of the fire unharmed

Hero-Stone Depicting Fierce Battle
Three panel hero-stone from Uttara Kannada. Notice the fallen hero in the middle panel, and how carrying of the wife in a palanquin.
A Three Paneled Sati Stone
Mahasati Worship
Decorated Idols of Satis
The village of Sodigadde, Uttara Kannada

Memorial to a Mahasati
Bust of a Mahasati ((Virtuous Woman) from the village of Sodigadde
Mahasati Memorial
Assisted Suicide of Women
Woman being Paraded before Suicide
Illustration shows glorification of a woman about to commit the Sati suicide

A Mahasati Sculpture
Village of Kekkar, 1982
Sati Memorials of India

 

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