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Namaste
Here is provided information on the origin & history of Namaste. Read about the origin of Namaskar.

Namaste History

Namaste is a gesture that is used in various contexts, on one hand where it is used for greeting the elders, then on the other hand, it is brought to use in the practice of yoga as an important Mudra. It is widely used in the culture of Buddhists. In this article, we will give you information on the origin & history of Namaste.

The origin of Namaskar tradition still remains a mystery. Namaste is indicative of obedience on the part of one person towards the other being. It is a salutation that might have originated as a way to acknowledge the submission of one person to the other. It can be perceived as the declaration of obedience and submission.

Namaste is a Hindi as well as Nepali word; therefore, it is used extensively in the Northern states of India and Nepal. Gassho is a term used for hand shake in Japan, which is their usual way of greeting. In the Punjabi speaking areas of India, Namaste word is used only for wishing the Hindus. Among the Punjabis, people greet by saying 'Sat Sri Akal'.


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