Bhakti Virtual Archive


The Bhakti Virtual Archive (BHAVA) is a freely accessible online platform for exploring scholarship on bhakti and discovering connections across regions and languages.  At the project’s core is a database with thousands of bibliographic references, each of which was cataloged by a curator with relevant expertise, using a closed vocabulary that enmeshes all references in a single search matrix.

Search Interface

Use BHAVA to search for published research on bhakti.


Read about the vision for BHAVA and its contributions.

Technical Components

Access components of BHAVA that are in public domain.


Learn more about how BHAVA has developed over the years.


Recognize everyone who has made BHAVA possible.

Funding & Grants

Appreciate BHAVA’s grants and sources of support.


See how things currently stand with this project.


Consider how BHAVA might develop in the future.