Team, Chhattisgarh Project

Chandli Deeh, Chhattisgarh, 2019

Ramnamis belong to the Sant tradition and are the upasak (devotee) of Ram naam (name). Their Ram is not the ideal king of the epic Ramayana, but a word that is the 'ultimate truth'. This video is a dialogue (Goshti) on the theme of Prem (also a bhakti poetry) through verses of Tulsidas, Kabir and others. It is recited by Pandit Ramdas Ramnami, Dhaniram Ramnami, Gularam Ramnami, Ramayan Ramnami and Geeta Ramnami.

This content has been created as part of a project commissioned by the Directorate of Culture and Archaeology, Government of Chhattisgarh, to document the cultural and natural heritage of the state of Chhattisgarh.