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Summary of Question:Meaning Of Touching Elder's Feet
Date Posted:Sunday, 1/14/2001 10:10 AM MST

When I got married three years ago, I knew I would be expected to touch my In-Law's feet. But because I strongly believed that one should not bow in front of anybody other than Guru Granth Sahib, I did not do it. When I see my Sister-in-law touching people's feet, I feel bad. Can you please tell me whether I'm right or should I have done what lots of women do once they are married.

Touching someone's feet is a gesture of great respect. We are rightfully trained to treat our elders with respect and courtesy.

However, rather than touching the feet of anyone, try going to the knees and keep the deep humility of bowing for your Siri Guru Granth Sahib.

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