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Namaste - नमस्ते

Namaste from Sanskrit नमस्ते is an essential phrase one must learn when traveling in Northern India, and in Southern India people usually use Namaskaram instead. The terms are simply used as both a greeting and a farewell, and locals usually don't think about the deeper meaning of it while using it colloquially. but its meaning is much deeper than a simple “hello” or “goodbye.” Namaste is a Hindi word derived from Sanskrit, the sacred language of ancient India. Sanskrit was used to write the Hindu scriptures, medical texts and classical poetry and is still used today to recite prayers and sing devotional hymns. So what is the epistemology of Namaste? Namas means “to bow” “reverent salutation” or “adoration.” te, from the root tvam,...

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