INDIA - States & UTs
Andaman & Nicobar(UT)
Dadra, Nagar Haveli(UT)
Daman & Diu(UT)
Jammu & Kashmir
PM Speech - 15.04.2002
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTION (FAQ)
What is 'Atithi Devo Bhavah'?
The traditional treatment of a visitor in India is based on the mythological concept of "Atithi Devo Bhavah' (Guest is God).
In Sanskrit, 'Atithi' means 'Guest' and 'Atithi Devo Bhavah' means 'Guest is God'. This mythological concept is symbolic representation of India's age old hospitality and is quite ancient & exist for centuries.
Hospitality of Indian people is very well known. They are freindly and kind towards visitors / guests.
Moreover, every Indian state has an unique distinct style of everything, be it language, food, dressing, dance, songs etc. But there is one thing in common among all the Indian people, they treat their guests as god as per their state tradition and rituals.
What is the purpose of 'AtithiDevoBhavah.com'?
The purpose of 'AtithiDevoBhavah.com', the premium portal of India, is to provide a platform to all those who believe in the Indian concept of 'Atithi Devo Bhavah'.
In modern India, how many people believe in the concept of 'Atithi Devo Bhavah'?
The concept is deep-routed in modern progressive India. Even, Government of India (GOI) believes in the concept.
Ministry of Tourism (MoT) is making all efforts in making Indians more tourist-friendly. The campaign undertaken by MoT involve sensitisation, screening, induction, training and orientation, certification and feedback of key stakeholders of the Indian tourism industry, including taxi drivers, tourist guides, operators, immigration officers, tourist police and others who have direct interaction with inbound tourists.
I too believe in the concept of 'Atithi Devo Bhavah' and want to be on the platform of the portal 'AtithiDevoBhavah.com', what should I do?
The portal issues global invites from time to time to all those, who are following the concept of 'Atithi Devo Bhavah' in their sphere of work. On receipt of the acceptance of the invite and other details, the entity (an individual or a company) get exposure on the portal.
If you believe in the concept of 'Atithi Devo Bhavah' and you have not received such an invite till date, you can apply for the same via email [ firstname.lastname@example.org ]. Once we are satisfied about your claim, we will issue such an invite to you also.