The "NAMASTE" gesture

The majority of the western Nepalese sculptures are showing what we are attempted to describe as the "Namaste" gesture....The Namaste greeting comes from Hinduist world and is used in all the regions of hinduist culture..... It is a customary greeting when individuals meet, and a valediction upon their parting.

A non-contact form of salutation is traditionally preferred in India and Namaste is the most common form of such a salutation. In Nepal, younger persons usually initiate the exchange with their elders. Initiating the exchange is seen as a sign of respect in other hierarchical settings.

As it is most commonly used, namaste is roughly equivalent to "greetings" or "good day," in English, implicitly with the connotation "to be well". As against shaking hands, kissing or embracing each other in other cultures, Namaste is a non-contact form of respectful greeting and can be used universally while meeting a person of different gender, age or social status.

The gesture Namaste represents the belief that there is a Divine spark within each of us that is located in the heart chakra.The gesture is an acknowledgment of the soul in one by the soul in another. In Sanskrit the word is namah + te = namaste (Devnagari/Hindi : नमः + ते = नमस्ते) which means “I bow to you” - my greetings, salutations or prostration to you.

Namaskār (Devnagari/Hindi: नमस्कार) literally means "I bow to [your] form".

I'm just asking : Is the "Namaste" Greetings the real explanation for the iconography of the western nepalese sculptures ?...When we know that these sculptures are probably linked with the Masta cult who's got certainly animist roots mixed with hinduist elements ?  I hope one day, some studies we'll be done to prove or to reject these explanations.....


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Écrit par : achat en france | 19/04/2012

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C'est difficile de trouver instruits personnes sur cette sujet , mais vous ressemble vous savez ce que vous parlez! Merci

Écrit par : Elisha | 10/07/2013

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