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Mantra Snanam

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Date: Sun Dec 21 1997 - 18:54:45 PST

Dear Prapatti Group Members:

Thanks to Shri Sadagopan for the translation of manaseeka snana slokams.
Shri Sadagopan had referred to the "Aapo Hishta..." mantras for the mantra
snanam.  In some practices,  before these mantras, Gayatri Mantra is also
included.  However, I am used to a shorter version of mantra snanam Viz.
Take a liitle water on the palm of your right hand, chant the following
mantra "Apavithra: Pavithrova Sarvastham Gathopiva,  Ya: Smareth
Pudarikaksham Sa Bhahyabhyantara Suchi:  Sri Harirhari:  Pundarikakshaaya
nama: iti Atmanam Prokshya ( and sprinkle the water).

Vijayaraghavan