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The strength of Lord Ram

He is the icon and the representative of untouchable, lower caste of complex Hindu society. They have no right to enter any religious places. Against this social oppression, they discard Hinduism and formed a new sect “Ramnami”50yrs back. These people tattooed the name of ‘Ram’ every inch of their body. This way a different kind of social and religious movement has been started by Ramnami sect, which has been changed the face of Hinduism by forming a more open social and religious practice.

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Date Taken: 01.2015
Date Uploaded: 12.2015
Photo Location: Chhatishgarh, India
Camera: NIKON D7000
Copyright: © Barun kr. Datta