‘Body as a temple’: tattooed Indians show Hindu devotion

Jaijaipur (India) (AFP) – As India prepares to inaugurate the Ram temple at Ayodhya — built on the site of an ancient mosque torn down by Hindu zealots in 1992 — members of the Ramnami religious movement, covered from head to toe in tattoos of Ram’s name, gather to celebrate. Once barred from entering holy sites because of their place at the bottom of India’s millennia-old caste hierarchy, Ramnamis aim to show that all can worship their beloved Ram.


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