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namaskaram

\nama-skaa-ram\
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Definition

Act of prostrating in front of elders.

Also a way of getting gifts / money from elders, as usually such a gift is forthcoming when children prostrate in front of elders.

Usage

A: Paati, can I do namasakarm?
A's Paati: Of course kanna, by all means.
(A prostrates before his Paati)
A: Where is my 100 rupees?
A's Paati: Bow.
Added 2011-07-19 by thewanderingv

Root

Sanskrit

Region

South India

Terms referencing this

adaab, ram ram, Head, pranams, Good name