atonement Prayaschitta for the faults and derogations of our daily
life and to repent our sinful actions. Endeavouring to bring back
the soul that has lost its way in the meshes of outward actions
and pursuits. The Prathikraman performed in the early morning is
called Ratrik Prathikraman and the prathikraman performed in the
evening is called Daivasik Prathikraman. In addition to these, there
are other Pratikramans which can be performed.
The Pakshik Pratikraman performed on the 15th day Poornima/Amavas
of every fortnight; the Chaturmasik Pratikraman performed every
four months once and the Samvatsari Pratikraman performed once in
a year on the fourth day of Bhadrapada- the bright fortnight.
The prayashchit or the atonement or self-purification for the cleansing
of the sins committed knowingly or unknowingly.