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Posted 14-05-2010Reply

How to Say Namaste



The right way of saying Namaste requires you to fold your hands, touch your palms and take the clasped hands close to your heart, resembling the position of hands while performing prayers and then wish your elders 'Namaste'. Talking about how to pronounce Namaste, the correct way is to speak like this "Nam-a-stay". To know more on how to say Namaste, read on.



There can be different ways of saying Namaste. Earlier, lot of importance was attached to the bowing of head. In the rural areas, the old tradition of saying Namaste is still followed. However, in the metropolitans, the style has undergone a major transformation. In the contemporary times, most of the youngsters generally speak out the word Namaste, but don't really bother to fold their hands.



There are many parts of India, where the old traditions are still kept alive. In these places, Namaste is not just a way to greet, but it is a mark of respect that the younger ones show their elders and in turn the elders bestow their blessings on them. When we say Namaste, the right palm represents the feet of the divinity and the left palm signifies the head of the devotee. The Namaste gesture, which involves the clasping of hands, is symbolic of unification of man and God. Therefore, Namaste has a lot of reverence for Indians.

 
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