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Time to take bath as per Hindu Scriptures



The ideal time to take bath as per Hindu scriptures is during the morning hours – especially before sunrise. One should not take bath after taking food.

As per Hindu scriptures, one should first pour water on the head and then on the body. It is said that pouring water on the head and then on the body helps in removing heat present in the body through the legs.

Taking bath before sunrise is considered ideal. Mixing water with black sesame (til) and taking bath with it helps in alleviating bad luck. Taking bath in the early morning hours helps in keeping away bad luck, alakshmi and other evils.

Taking bath in room temperature water removes tiredness and tension. It helps in getting a pleasant mood.

Chanting mantras while taking bath is meritorious.

Different types Snan mentioned in Hindu Scriptures

Brahma Snan – Taking bath between 4:00 AM and 5:00 AM in the morning is referred as Brahma Snan. One should chant mantra like ‘om namah shivaya’ or ‘om namo narayana’ or other mantras while taking bath at early morning hours. A devotee will be blessed with peace, happiness and prosperity if he/she performs Brahma Snan.

Dev Snan – Taking bath after sunrise, or along with sunrise, is known as Dev Snan. One should chant the name of holy rivers while taking the bath. All types of problems in life will be alleviated by performing Dev Snan. Taking bath with the rising sun and chanting Gayatri Mantra helps in attaining peace in life.

Yogic Snan – A person taking bath by meditating on this ishta devata, or personal deity, is known as Yogic Snan. It is also known as Athathirth. Such bath is equal to performing pilgrimage.
It is believed that certain yogic practitioners develop a technique through which they take bath by producing water from their body. This is also referred as Yogic Snan.

Danav Snan – Taking bath after having food or drinks is known as Danav Snan. It brings bad luck and problems in life.

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