A very welcoming door near Palpa, Nepal.

Namaste is Sanskrit for " I bow to that (divinity) inherent in you." It’s a very common greeting in the Indian subcontinent. 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 his differences with others, and connect himself with the person to whom he bows. The bow is symbolic of love and respect.

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  • Sean Jansen
    Sean Jansenabout 5 years ago

    This looks great !! Nicely shown

  • Namaste Sean and thanks, I appreciate your encouragement. ; )

    – Patty Boyte

  • Lynn Bawden
    Lynn Bawdenabout 5 years ago

    Where is this located. Very interesting, Patty…Lynn

  • The village of Palpa in Nepal, thanks Lynn ; )

    – Patty Boyte

  • Richard  Stanley
    Richard Stanleyabout 5 years ago

    Great pic Patty.

  • Thanks much Richard.

    – Patty Boyte

  • JanT
    JanTabout 5 years ago

    Good shot and a very welcoming door. (I assume one doesn’t use the hands to open the door?)

  • Thanks Jan, I guess one could however there was someone there on the inside waiting to open the door for guests. I guess you could also push on the arms.

    – Patty Boyte

  • JayneLogan
    JayneLoganalmost 5 years ago

    Now that’s one of the most interesting door handles I’ve ever seen! Great fun shot!

  • Thanks Jayne!

    – Patty Boyte

  • JayneLogan
    JayneLoganalmost 5 years ago

    I came back to peek again ~~ it is so peaceful. It would be wonderful if the whole world followed suit with such a kind gesture daily.

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