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Elements of Devotion in India 

An Insider's Guide
First Created: November 16, 2002
Page Last Updated: January 10, 2018


To understand the many fascinating aspects of Indian culture and life, one must understand the role of devotion in India. Devotion is perhaps the only thing that binds the people of India, superceding such barriers as languages, caste of birth, religious beliefs, and racial diversity. A keen study of the Bhakti concepts leads to the profound understanding of idol and instrument worship prevalent in India, the differences in Indian schools of philosophical thought, and appreciation of great works of Indian poetry.

In this section at Kamat's Potpourri, I will share with you my personal encounters and studies of people's devotion. Like everything on this site, it follows no particular order, and is a random collection of pictures, thoughts, and links.

As a non-believer, you might find these situations, superstitious. As they say,  blind faith is the only faith.

-Vikas Kamat

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Elements of 
Devotion in India

Thou Art Everywhere, But I Worship Thee HereGanapati Goes Bananas!Offerings Made to the Snake DeityPriest and his Traveling Temple Wet Devotees Waiting to Offer Prayers
Man in Trance while Carrying a Divine Burden Devotee of MelkoteDevotees Offering Prayers in the Front Yard of their HomeBegging as a Devotion to GodMan Dressed as Woman in Devotion
Weight of Lord KrishnaFlower Offerings to Lord KrishnaFruit Offerings for Lord Krishna Shoe Offerings to the Betal SpiritThe Faith Makes The Man
Boy with a spear pierced though his cheekDevotees Cooking for the Durga PoojaDevotees at the Footsteps of Gomateswara

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