Greeting The Indian Way

This is a daily household thing for millions of Indians residing in the country and across the globe. Every time you see anybody you join both your palms and greet them. In fact these are the very initial mannerisms that a child learns here while growing up.

Though there are a lot more ways in which people greet each other. Another example of such a gesture touching the feet of elders. Different countries or corners of the world have different ways of greeting people. In Tibet, people would stick their tongue out for the same, the traditional Bedouin tribe rub their noses on the other person’s nose to greet them.

Here all my emphasis on the common tradition of joining our palms together, termed as ‘namaskar’. Well, as much as people would not like to believe it, Hindu traditions generally have a hidden science behind it. I remember all those times my mother would say everything the preach in Hinduism has a consolidated reason behind it.

We know that the most common and not to mention the most English way of greeting each other is by shaking hands. So basically, joining both hands ensures touching the tips of all the fingers together, which are linked to pressure points in the eyes, ears, and mind. Pressing them together is said to activate these, helping us remember that person for a long time.

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