Panchamrit is taken as a Prasadam and is also used to wash the deity. In Vedic language, anything which is offered to God can also be taken by the human body. Panchamrit bath is the original and traditionally full bath prescribed in Vedic literature. It consists of the following:

  • Washing the body with milk and water.Milk acts as a soothing agent.
  • Washing the body with curd, which acts as a substitute for soap and washes away the dirt from the skin.
  • Then, washing the body with desi ghee, which is akin to oil massage.
  • This is followed by washing the body with honey, which acts like a moisturizer.
  • Last step is to rub the skin with sugar or khand. Sugar works as a scrub.

Panchamrit bath is much more scientific, cheaper and health friendly.