Published: December 9, 2012.
In all the religions,to salute (greet) and to be saluted in return, i.e. salutation and blessing, is in common practice. Salutation is also called courtesy. Salutation is a part of the nine-fold bhakti (devotion) explained in the Bhagavatam. Courtesy indicates simplicity of mind, humility and freedom from ego. Bowing of the head indicates humility of the mind.