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What is the common form of greeting in Nepal?

posted Jul 11, 2010, 3:51 AM by Einar Olav Carlsen   [ updated Jul 11, 2010, 3:53 AM ]

Namaste = what's up man?

Common form of greeting in Nepal is called `Namaste' or `Namaskar'. Namaskar is used in a formal conversation while Namaste is often used in informal communications. Namaste is pronounced as "Namastay", and it is both a spoken greeting and a gesture.

Proper way to say and use a gesture is to put your palms together and bring it about few inches below your chin or how ever feels comfortable, with head gently bowed, you say "Namastay".

In Sanskrit language "Namas" means becoming silent, bending, and humbly submitting, and "Te" means "to you". Thus, namaste means 'I bow to you'. Did you know that Sanskrit is one of the oldest languages of the world which is still active! About Sanskrit

The word Namaste has many meanings such as Hello, How are you?, I am glad to see you, nice to meet you, good morning, i bless the divine in you, good bye, see you again.