Bhakti

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  The Ramnamis are a sect from Chhattisgarh who believe in chanting the name of Ram as the sole means of devotion and worship.  They belong to the Panth communities from this region who are mostly from the so called lower caste, reject bramhanical practices and the caste system, and are followers…
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  The Ramnamis are a sect from Chhattisgarh who believe in chanting the name of Ram as the sole means of devotion and worship. They belong to the Panth communities from this region who are mostly from the so called lower caste, reject bramhanical practices and the caste system, and are followers…
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L. Hanumanthaiah, Kannada poet and scholar, speaks of the social origins and preoccupations of the Vachana movement, and the advent of Veerashaivism as a social solvent of the caste system. He notes the present reification of Veerashaivism as being contrary to its original impetus, and stresses on…
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Kannada poet, literary scholar and translator H.S. Shivaprakash delineates the trajectory of Bhakti traditions, and specifically, Vachana literature. He delves into the social impulses and religious needs that drove and sustained the Vachana movement and identifies its basic principles and the…
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Team, Chhattisgarh Project
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…
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Arnab Bhaumik
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What is the chronology of Bhakti? How did the concept of Bhakti evolve over a period in the Indian subcontinent? What are the social impacts of Bhakti in the inner lives of people? Who was responsible for these religious developments? Who held the agency to bring out these changes in Indian society…
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Meghna Baruah
  Sujit Das is an artist and illustrator who has been practicing and promoting manuscript painting for a number of years. As an artist, he has participated in many regional, national and international exhibitions and camps. He has also worked as a commercial artist for comics and regional…
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Meghna Baruah
  Rupeswar Nath’s home is in Koliabor in Nagaon District of Assam. Being the Chairman of a religious congregation or unit of sixteen villages in Koliabor, he holds an important religious position. He is also a ‘Pathak’ where he recites holy scriptures during religious functions and ceremonies. He…
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Meghna Baruah
  Jadab Chandra Mahanta is a retired teacher and a Vaishnavite cleric attached to a Vaishnavite monastery named Bor Elengi Bogiai Satra in Titabor, Assam. He engages in a number of traditional arts and crafts like manuscript painting and writing, mask making and jewellery design.   Meghna Baruah:…
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