NAMASTE

Upon reading the Title, most of you would have been intrigued thinking what would the article be about? I did not want to go for a longer title this time because the word speaks for itself. Humble, polite yet powerful and contagious. Charismatic, isn’t it?

The word “Namaste” originates from the Sanskrit word “Namaskar” or “Namaskaram“.

Nama means “Bow”

As means “I”

Te means “You”

So the meaning translates to “I bow to you”. More specifically speaking, the divine soul in me bow downs to the divine soul in you. Such a great thought!

A “Namaste/ Namaskar is usually done by folding both hands in front of your body and bowing down your head to greet the other person.

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In Indian culture, this ritual has been carried on for years. Whenever we meet some elders we seek their blessings by folding our hands in front of them. It teaches us to be humble, to let go of our ego and to practice control of our temper and anger.

But sadly, many parents from current generations in an attempt to modernize themselves and their children, do not teach their kids to bow down before elders. What is important to note here is that “Namaskar” doesn’t mean you are not modern enough to greet someone(especially your elders) by using a “Hi/Hello“, but you are a great soul who respects the greatness of another being.

I was so amazed and delighted to see a post on “Namaste-and its meaning” by the Australian Supermodel, Miranda Kerr, a few days ago. Its great to see the divine concept spreading across the globe.

Hope you guys liked by musing today!

Please let me know in the comments section below if you are aware of this form of greeting and if you practice it. Will be glad to learn more about different form of greeting across the globe.

Until then, “Namaste“!!

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2 thoughts on “NAMASTE

  1. Great thought of a great tradition. Namaste or Namaskar is a greeting tradition in India since very past. It is a symbol of humbleness when expressing respect to somebody especially a contemporary or elderly fellows. Namaste with folded hand is gesture of love respect to the other self. Panama is another gesture of showing love and respect to the elders by touching their feets seeking their blessings. All these gestures indicate towards a point that greetings must be full of respect and devotion without ego and arrogance

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  2. Great thought of a great tradition. Namaste or Namaskar is a greeting tradition in India since very past. It is a symbol of humbleness when expressing respect to somebody especially a contemporary or elderly fellows. Namaste with folded hand is gesture of love respect to the other self. Panama is another gesture of showing love and respect to the elders by touching their feets seeking their blessings. All these gestures indicate towards a point that greetings must be full of respect and devotion without ego and arrogance
    Great writing by saswati

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