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Namaste in Indian, gassho in Japanese, heshi in chinese, wai in thai cultures

Namaste gesture is a mudra.

Simple gesture followed in south asian culture.

A well-recognized symbolic hand position in south east asian religions. One hand represents the higher, spiritual nature, while the other represents the worldly self. By combining the two, the person making the gesture is attempting to rise above their differences with others, and connect themself to the person they bow to. The bow is a symbolic bow of love and respect.

  

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Taken on September 19, 2007