“Adidi Devo Bhava” (Guests should be treated as Gods)
March 1, 2011 4:28am CST
May be it is a part of hospitality. Moreover if someone close to us comes we may give it a big way. It also depends upon the taste of people or guests who visit our home. Some like tea and snacks some like cool drinks and chips, some only drinks so on goes. But in India it is considered as “Adidi Devo Bhava” (Guests should be treated as Gods). But there are also beggars who come home begging they are just given some coins. When more beggars come, my grandma once called the Nest Charity Trust which was in our local area to treat these beggars. It was seen that no more beggars arrived in my home for about 5 years. May be being hostile to those who come to home is some sort of showing our affection and love. But at times we should be careful all are not trustworthy, moreover they could be even criminals. Hope for positive, but I feel to take extra care especially on strangers who come to home.
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2 Mar 11
At home, we don't let any person unknown to us, come into our house. We screen them first at the gate. If they are beggars, we also choose who to give, after analyzing them per se. You never know if some are just posing as beggars , but they are actually taking a look at your house, so they can rob you.
2 Mar 11
I don't think this practice (“Adidi Devo Bhava”) is suitable in today's world. Nowadays, social community is well organized through NGO body or the government welfare department. However, when a practice accepted as a cultural practice in a community or among the communities, what else to say! just do it!