One should worship the Mother, the Father, the Teacher and ones Guests as God              In dia    :   At it hi   De vo ...
In ancient times,when means ofcommunicationwere limited…
and it was notpossible for gueststo anticipatetheir date ofarrival, …
A T I T H Iwas coined to depicta visiting person whohad no fixed date ofarrival or departure.
D E V Omeans God and B H A Vmeans Be/Is,
literally meaning…  „Guest    is   God“.
In Hinduism  G O Dis worshipped in 5 Step worship
These five steps areDhoop : fragranceDeep : lampNaivaidya : ediblesAkshat : ricePushp : flower
„Shodashopchar Poojan“is anelaboration andformalisation ofthis ritual.
FRA G RA N CEWhile receiving guests we must see thatrooms have a pleasant fragrance,because this is the first thing thatat...
LAM PPrior to the electrification ofIndia, a lamp was put betweenhost and guest so thatexpression and body languageremain ...
EDIBLESFruits and sweetsmade of milk areoffered to guests.
RICEIt is a symbol of beingundivided. A tilak made of avermilion past is put onforehead and rice grains areplaced on it. T...
FLOWEROffering a flower has alwaysremained a gesture of goodwillsince the dawn of civilization.When the guest departs, the...
In India this art ofhospitality is called        Atithi         Devo        Bhava respontour -   responsible tourism - com...
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Responsible Tourism - The art of hospitality: India - Atithi Devo Bhava

  1. 1. One should worship the Mother, the Father, the Teacher and ones Guests as God In dia : At it hi De vo Bha va
  2. 2. In ancient times,when means ofcommunicationwere limited…
  3. 3. and it was notpossible for gueststo anticipatetheir date ofarrival, …
  4. 4. A T I T H Iwas coined to depicta visiting person whohad no fixed date ofarrival or departure.
  5. 5. D E V Omeans God and B H A Vmeans Be/Is,
  6. 6. literally meaning… „Guest is God“.
  7. 7. In Hinduism G O Dis worshipped in 5 Step worship
  8. 8. These five steps areDhoop : fragranceDeep : lampNaivaidya : ediblesAkshat : ricePushp : flower
  9. 9. „Shodashopchar Poojan“is anelaboration andformalisation ofthis ritual.
  10. 10. FRA G RA N CEWhile receiving guests we must see thatrooms have a pleasant fragrance,because this is the first thing thatattracts guests or detracts from theirvisit.A pleasant fragrance will put yourguest in good humour.
  11. 11. LAM PPrior to the electrification ofIndia, a lamp was put betweenhost and guest so thatexpression and body languageremain clearly visible andthere is no gap betweenhost and guest.
  12. 12. EDIBLESFruits and sweetsmade of milk areoffered to guests.
  13. 13. RICEIt is a symbol of beingundivided. A tilak made of avermilion past is put onforehead and rice grains areplaced on it. This is thehighest form of welcome inHindu Indian families.
  14. 14. FLOWEROffering a flower has alwaysremained a gesture of goodwillsince the dawn of civilization.When the guest departs, theflower symbolizes the sweetmemories of his visit thathaunt him for several days.
  15. 15. In India this art ofhospitality is called Atithi Devo Bhava respontour - responsible tourism - communication - PR - representation www.respontour.net contact@respontour.net
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