ANJALI:Literally,Anjali means an offering of a palmful of water or a few grams of rice to a deity as a mark of respect or devotion. Anjali is also a form of poetry. Guru Arjan wrote four \’chhands\’ in Raga Maru (GGS, p. 1019) in the form of \’Anjali\’. In this hymn, he dwells on the transitory nature of human life and the need of detachment. Anjali also means the cupshaped hollow formed by joining of the two palms.
1. Encyclopedia of Sikh Religion and Culture, R.C.Dogra and Dr.G.S. Mansukhani 1995