Hospitality refers to the relationship between a guest and a host, wherein the host receives the guest with goodwill, including the reception and entertainment of guests, visitors, or strangers. Hospitality in depth describes the virtue of a great soul that cares for the whole universe through the ties of humanity. In India hospitality is based on the principle Atithi Devo Bhava, meaning "the guest is God. It is one’s ability to embrace hospitality which determines his nobility and social standing.