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namasté...

The traditional Nepalese greeting, which in its fullest sense, means 'I honour the God within you.'

In Nepal you would not shake hands, but rather place both hands together in front of the heart chakra, bow, and say: namasté (pron: na-ma-steh).

Namasté is from the Sanskrit and means to bow, or to greet with reverence and respect.

In Nepal it is common to begin a letter with namasté, just as it is to begin a conversation.

"Namasté  means 'the light in me honours the light in you.' Canadian yoga teacher in Kathmandu.
 
 
 
 
 
Flag of NepalLocation: Asia
Status:
UN Country
Capital City: Kathmandu (Katmandu)
Main Cities: Biratnagar, Lalitpur
Population: 21,602,000
Area: 140,800 km2
Currency: 1 Nepalese rupee = 100 paisa
Languages: Nepali, Indian languages
Religions: Hindu, Buddhist, Muslim
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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