How do you greet people when you meet them.
Most of the population in Urban India use “Hi” or “Hello” as a form of greeting.
It is hard to find people in urban areas who greet with the good old Indian tradition of “Namaste” or “Namaskar”.
There might be numerous reasons why people have adopted this western culture of saying “Hi” or “Hello”.
Some of them have abandoned this Indian tradition of greeting just because they think it very old-fashioned.
Well, we are not here to discuss the reasons why people have started abandoning it.
Our good old tradition of saying “Namaste” or “Namaskar” seems to be losing its identity.
Not many people know the scientific reason behind it.
Let us spread the reason to all.
“Namaste” is more than just a greeting.
It is derived from the Sanskrit word “Namaha”.
According to tradition “Namaste” or “Namaskar” is a form of greeting which is done by joining both the hands together where palms and fingers are placed in vertical position and bowing your head and uttering “Namaste” or “Namaskar”.
Science says we have pressure points for Ear, Eyes, and part of our mind associated with memory present at our fingertips. When we join our hands together, these pressure points gets activated which in turn help us in remembering the person we greet for a longer time.
There is also a spiritual dimension to it.
‘Namaste’ is believed to develop a spiritual connection with the person whom you greet.
When the other person in return bows down to you and acknowledges your salutation, the spiritual connection boosts a positive aura.
This form of greeting also means that the ‘Spirit within the person salutes the spirit within the other person’.
This post is not indented to compel everyone to abandon “Hi” or “Hello” but just to let everyone know the significance of “Namaste” or “Namaskar”. The choice of using the form of greeting is up to you.
Spread the word and let everyone understand the true meaning of “Namaste” or “Namaskar”.