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.


Read more about the vision for BHAVA and its contributions.

Technical Components

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

Search Interface

Use BHAVA to search for published research on bhakti.


Learn more about how BHAVA has developed over the years.

Grants & Outcomes

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


Consider the prospects and challenges of building BHAVA.


See how things are developing as BHAVA comes together.