‘Namaste’ readers! A greeting by now you all know originates from which part of the world!
Masks, sanitizers, WFH, doctors on toes and constant news channels blaring at homes! Unfortunately, is what the globe appears to be at present! Streets, shops, markets etc. all wiped-out of people and the economy at standstill. The surrounding today replicates the movie ‘Contagion’ which exhibits the scenario of a similar pandemic situation.
Amidst this havoc where panic is being baked at high heat, the basic survival mantra is –NO PHYSICAL CONTACT. During such a time what grabbed the attention of people instead of Covid cases was a simple age-old greeting 'Namaste' performed by the world leaders!
In order to stay safe and opt for precautionary measures during #Covid19, the leaders of the world all went the Indian way and adopted ‘Namaste’ as the safest way of greeting each other on various summits & meetings.
Where the Corona Virus alarmed people to ditch handshakes and any kind of physical greetings, ‘Namaste’ came to rescue and became a viral hashtag.
What exactly does Namaste mean?
In a layman’s language, it is a simple way of joining hands, bowing down and greeting! But what exactly does it mean? Where did it come from? Must be the questions lurking in the minds of people!
So, here is what you need to know about this rising star on the Internet!
Where did # Namaste originate from?
Namaste is a Sanskrit word which originated hundreds of years ago. In Indian tradition before we begin the day or at the end of the day we do Namaste. As most of you know even during yoga postures Namaste is a form which is performed with most of the Asanas. It is called the Pranamasana (The Prayer Pose) or Anjali Mudra.
It is practised to welcome guests, relatives etc. It can be used as a salutation or valediction. Even though it is pinned as an Indian tradition, it is widely adopted pan Asia, in countries like Nepal & Bangladesh.
The meaning of ‘Namaste’ & its importance!
It is a word derived from two Sanskrit word ‘NAMAHA’ which means paying homage and ‘te’ which means you. So, the basic meaning of ‘namaste is bow down to you.
In Indian tradition, the soul (Atma) is the essence that gives life to each physical body. Through Namaskar one greets or acknowledges the soul of another body and pays respect. Even though Namaskar and Namaste are considered the same but the former one has more depth in it.
The art of no physical contact with the person and greeting them shields the person from the exchange of negative vibes or any kind of ailment which is transferable. It creates spiritual emotion in the receiver & giver which leads to communion with God. On the other hand, the person who is receiving the greeting also imbibes the connection with universal energies which help to heal or enhance the overall well-being.
A quick guide on how to do ‘Namaskar’
You join hands, bow down a little, close your eyes facing the person you are greeting and wish! The closing of eyes during namaskar pushes the person to see within himself, his soul and listen to the inner voice in sync with the almighty.
Remember the universe is made up of vibrations and energies. Good emotions and intention are the keys to magnet positive energies from the environment and heal spiritually.
Today, where the world stands today, we all need to spiritually heal! It is time to accelerate the emission of positive energies and vibes in the surrounding, to calm ourselves and increase the immunity.
Such positive aura will help us unite and heal to make this world a better place to live!
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Follow all the precautionary measures to stay safe from the Corona Virus!
Spread the word- Namaste!