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