Shloka: स्नान समये - Snana Samaye (Mantra while taking Bath)

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    Prayer to recite while taking a bath

    गङ्गे च यमुने चैव गोदावरि सरस्वति |
    नर्मदे सिन्धु कावेरि जलेऽस्मिन् सन्निधिं कुरु ॥

    gange ca yamune caiva godavari saraswathi
    narmade sindhu kaveri jalesmin sannidhim kuru

    Sanskrit to English Word Meaning:Ganga, Yamana, Godavari, Saraswathi, Narmada, Sindhu, Kaveri-names of holy Indian rivers; Ca- of; Jalesmin- In this water; Sannidhim- presence; Kuru- Invoke

    Translation:In this water, I invoke the presence of holy waters from the rivers Ganga, Yamana, Godavari, Saraswathi, Narmada, Sindhu (Indus) and Kaveri.

    Brief Explanation:
    An important part of ritual purification in Hinduism is the bathing of the entire body. It is considered auspicious to perform this form of purification before any festival, before visiting a temple or performing a pooja. One not only purifies one’s body but also the mind during taking a bath. Such a purificatory bath is ultimate if it is done in the sacred waters of some great rivers of India like the river Ganga. Hence one chants this shloka invoking the presence of holy waters while taking a shower.

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