Definition: Namaste is a Hindi salutation or greeting. The word Namaste is a combination of the two Sanskrit words: nama, and te. Basically, nama means "to bow" and te means "you."
The hands are placed with palms together in front of the heart, the head is slighty forward and one bows in greeting to friends and strangers alike.
The interpretation is, "The divinity in me recognizes and honors the divinity within you." Isn't that beautiful?
What an amazing way to greet someone. The American handshake, which is a way to say "I'm unarmed," pales in comparison to the meaning and depth of such a profound introduction to someone you may or may not know.