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A sashtanga namaskar is one of the many types of namaskar, where is which all the body parts or angas touch the ground. This type of namaskara is also commonly known as the "dandakara namaskaram" and "uddanda namaskara". According to the theory, the word "danda" means "stick". Therefore, the dandakara namaskaram is where the person doing the namaskara lies on the ground just like a fallen stick.