Bathing Procedure and Pitr Yajina

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Bathing Procedure and Pitr Yajina
Speaker Shrii Shrii Anandamurti
Date 1956
Place Jamalpur
Included in Ananda Marga Caryacarya Part 3
Location in Sarkarverse
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Bathing Procedure and Pitr Yajina is the 1st chapter of Ananda Marga Caryacarya Part 3 written by Shrii Shrii Anandamurti.[1]

Chapter synopsis

In this chapter Anandamurti instructed bathing procedure.

General bath

Anandamurtiji told that while taking bath—

  1. first one should pour water on the navel portion of his/her body
  2. then he should wet the region below the navel by splashing water from the front
  3. then he has to pour water from behind
  4. after that he will pour water on the crown of the head in such a way that it trickles down over the backbone.
  5. after doing that he can bathe all over.

Dip bath

If someone does not want to take a dip bath, he should first pour water over the waist, on the navel region, and below, in the above-mentioned way, and then take the dip.

Mantra recitation

After finishing bath, before drying body, one should recite the following mantra while performing the prescribed mudrá and looking at any luminous object:

Devanagari script Roman script

पितृ पुरुषेभ्य नमः ऋषि देवेभ्य नमः
ब्रह्मार्पणं ब्रह्म हविर्ब्रह्माग्नौ ब्रह्मणाहुतम्

ब्रह्मैव तेन गन्तव्यं ब्रह्म कर्म समाधिना

Pitr puruśebhyo namah rśi devebhyo namah.
Brahmárpanaḿ Brahmahavir Brahmágnao Brahmańáhutam.

Brahmaeva tena gantavyaḿ Brahmakarma samádhiná.

Anandamurtiji asked to repeat the mantra for three times. He told, remembering the rśis and ancestors in this way is known as Pitr Yajiṋa. Pitr Yajiṋa should be performed as a daily duty even if one’s father is alive.


Anandamurtiji told that one must recite each portion of the mantra as shown in the illustration below. The arrows indicate the intended direction of movement of the hands to reach the next position. He reminded to do it at the end of the bath.

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  1. ^ Shrii Shrii Anandamurti "Bathing Procedure and Pitr Yajina" Ananda Marga Caryacarya Part 3 Ananda Marga Pracaraka Samgha 
Preceded by
Ananda Marga Caryacarya Part 3
With: Bathing Procedure and Pitr Yajina
Succeeded by
Procedure for Eating