प्रदक्षिणं मुनिं कृत्वा प्रस्थातुमुपचक्रमे ॥

श्रीमद्वाल्मीकिरामायणे अरण्यकाण्डे अष्टमस्सर्गः (१७व श्लोकमु)

This shloka says that RaamaLakshmanas performed pradakshina-vadanams to the great Rushi Suteekshna, before leaving his ashram.

Performing Pradakshina-namaskarams as per the shastras to Devatas, Maharshis, Kshetra-teerthas, is indeed an ancient custom for the Indians.

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