Showing posts with label Nishadas. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Nishadas. Show all posts

Hinduism - Who Was Guha Of The Nishadas?

 


 Guha is the monarch of the Nishadas, a tribe that dwelt on the banks of the Ganges River, in the Ramayana, the earlier of the two major Indian epics.

When Rama, his wife Sita, and his younger brother Lakshmana go into exile, they travel through Guha's country.

Guha arranges for a boat to transport them to the opposite side of the Ganges and personally transports the three.

Guha's modest services are accepted despite his low social rank because of his earnest devotion to Rama.

Guha represents how real devotion may transcend all class barriers in Tulsidas' Ramayana, a later vernacular retelling of the Ramayana that highlights the power of devotion.

 


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