Shum.tyam means well wishes. It is used as a greeting to welcome or part ways. Shum.tyam is a Fourth Dimensional Image-Portrait and is a form of blessings. Shum.tyam can be wished for people we meet physically as well as spritually. There are multiple hand gestures that can be used to greet or say goodbye–they are the palms pressed together at the heart level or palms touching the heart with a slight bow of the head.