Pratikraman (Padmanandi Aalochana)
The soul, in its pure form, has infinite perception, infinite knowledge, infinite vigor, and is non-attached. These attributes are not seen in a worldly soul because it is soiled with karmas. By following religious principles and activities, we overcome our karmas and uplift our souls to liberation. There are various kinds of religious
activities, sometimes called rituals, and among them Pratikraman is the most important ritual.
During pratikraman we repent for our non-meritorious activities on a daily basis.
We realize our mistakes and ask for forgiveness which helps us to minimize the intensity of the karmas bondage.