Methods of Salutation

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Methods of Salutation
Speaker Shrii Shrii Anandamurti
Date 1956
Place Jamalpur
Included in Ananda Marga Caryacarya Part 1
Location in Sarkarverse
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Methods of Salutation is the seventh chapter of Ananda Marga Caryacarya Part 1 written by Shrii Shrii Anandamurti.[1]

Chapter synopsis

In this chapter Sarkar discussed three different methods of salutations— 1) sáśt́áuṋga prańáma [prostration], 2) carańa sparsha prańáma [bowing and touching the feet] and 3) namaskára [salutation].[1]

Sáśt́áuṋga prańáma

Sarkar told Sáśt́áuṋga prańáma is the symbol of simplicity and it is to be done only to Marga Guru. This salutation signifies surrender to the ideology. Women should do salutation by touching the ground with the forehead instead of full prostration.[1]

Carańa sparsha prańáma

Next Sarkar described Carańa sparsha prańáma. He told it means to touch the feet of a revered person with one’s hands and then to touch one’s forehead with those same hands. This type of salutation should be done only to those who command high regard from the worldly or spiritual viewpoint. Sarkar suggested never to do carańa sparsha prańáma to people whom someone does not regard, whoever they may be.[1]


Sarkar told Namaskára is done by bringing the palms together and touching the ájiṋá cakra [the midpoint of the eyebrows] with the thumbs, without bowing. This salutation can be done to everyone regardless of his or her age, because this mode of salutation is used with the ideation that everyone is the manifestation of the Supreme Being.[1]

Shake hand and Kurnish

In this chapter after discussing three types of salutations Sarkar talked on shaking hand and kurnish too. Sarkar suggested not to do shake hand with everyone, as it is unhygienic. Sarkar also warned not to do kurnish, as it is a form of slavery.[1]


Preceded by
Relationship with an Ácárya/á
Ananda Marga Caryacarya Part 1
With: Methods of Salutation
Succeeded by