Water has been used in the customs of many religions across the world, especially those concerning purification.
Holy Ablutions is a religious rite: the ritual washing in one of the holy rivers of India of the body or possessions, with the intent of purification, cleansing of sins, or in preparation for prayer. Holy Ablutions can be performed in the morning and evening. Water and salt can be used. Ablutions have also been performed with blood, and even the urine of the cow, a sacred animal in Hinduism.
Ablutions or washing also occur in biblical references and relate to the concept of cleansing and the absolution of guilt. Islamic ablution or Wudu comprises 26 washing movements carried out five times a day.