Bhakti Virtual Archive



The Bhakti Virtual Archive (BHAVA) is a digital humanities project that is in development.  Once completed, it will be a freely accessible online platform for exploring scholarship on bhakti and discovering connections across regions and languages.  At the project’s core will be a database of several thousand bibliographic references, each of which is cataloged by a curator with relevant expertise, using a closed vocabulary that enmeshes all the references in a single search matrix.  Click on the tiles below to learn more, and check in BHAVA’s progress in our News & Updates page.


Read more about our vision for BHAVA and its contributions.

Technical Components

Access the digital components of BHAVA that are in public domain.

Search Interface

Check out the search interface and design mockups.


Learn more about how BHAVA has developed over the years.

Grants & Outcomes

We thank the AIIS, ALA, and DH@MSU for their support.


Consider the prospects and challenges of building BHAVA.


See how things are developing as BHAVA comes together.