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Responsible Tourism - The art of hospitality: India - Atithi Devo Bhava
Responsible Tourism - The art of hospitality: India - Atithi Devo Bhava
Responsible Tourism - The art of hospitality: India - Atithi Devo Bhava
Responsible Tourism - The art of hospitality: India - Atithi Devo Bhava
Responsible Tourism - The art of hospitality: India - Atithi Devo Bhava
Responsible Tourism - The art of hospitality: India - Atithi Devo Bhava
Responsible Tourism - The art of hospitality: India - Atithi Devo Bhava
Responsible Tourism - The art of hospitality: India - Atithi Devo Bhava
Responsible Tourism - The art of hospitality: India - Atithi Devo Bhava
Responsible Tourism - The art of hospitality: India - Atithi Devo Bhava
Responsible Tourism - The art of hospitality: India - Atithi Devo Bhava
Responsible Tourism - The art of hospitality: India - Atithi Devo Bhava
Responsible Tourism - The art of hospitality: India - Atithi Devo Bhava
Responsible Tourism - The art of hospitality: India - Atithi Devo Bhava
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Responsible Tourism - The art of hospitality: India - Atithi Devo Bhava

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  • 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. In ancient times,when means ofcommunicationwere limited…
  • 3. and it was notpossible for gueststo anticipatetheir date ofarrival, …
  • 4. A T I T H Iwas coined to depicta visiting person whohad no fixed date ofarrival or departure.
  • 5. D E V Omeans God and B H A Vmeans Be/Is,
  • 6. literally meaning… „Guest is God“.
  • 7. In Hinduism G O Dis worshipped in 5 Step worship
  • 8. These five steps areDhoop : fragranceDeep : lampNaivaidya : ediblesAkshat : ricePushp : flower
  • 9. „Shodashopchar Poojan“is anelaboration andformalisation ofthis ritual.
  • 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. 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. EDIBLESFruits and sweetsmade of milk areoffered to guests.
  • 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. 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. 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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