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A polite or respectful gesture of greeting or farewell widely used among Hindus and made by pressing the palms together at an upward angle in front of the chest and generally accompanied by a slight bow.
Used to express a polite or respectful greeting or farewell.

[Ultimately (via Hindi, Punjabi, and other South Asian languages) from Sanskrit namaskāraḥ, act of saying namaḥ in homage : namaḥ, namas-, homage, obeisance; see nem- in Indo-European roots + kāra-, doing, making (from karoti, he makes; see kwer- in Indo-European roots).]
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Kareena Kapoor Khan does 50 surya namaskars daily (egad!).
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India, April 28 -- At 5.50 pm, when Congress president Sonia Gandhi entered the Lok Sabha and took her seat RJD chief Lalu Prasad and Samajwadi Party leader Mulayam Singh Yadav warmly paid their respects with namaskars from their seats.
"We are here to beat last year's record," he shouted, and then I realised what a Yogathon was and there was no way to wrap up my mat and leave quietly, as the instructor was revving up the crowd: "We are going to do 108 surya namaskars (salutations to the sun) today," he shouted.
Pepperdine University in California, which claims to be committed to "Christian values", has been offering "Prana Vinyasa Flow Yoga" class based on the classical Surya Namaskars, besides another yoga class blending vinyasa and pranayama.