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Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.8.1
ekadā tu mahā-nadyāḿ kṛtābhiṣeka-naiyamikāvaśyako brahmākṣaram abhigṛṇāno muhūrta-trayam udakānta upaviveśa
śrī-śukaḥ uvāca — Śrī Śukadeva Gosvāmī said; ekadā — once upon a time; tu — but; mahā-nadyām — in the great river known as Gaṇḍakī; kṛta-abhiṣeka-naiyamika-avaśyakaḥ — having taken a bath after finishing the daily external duties such as passing stool and urine and brushing the teeth; brahma-akṣaram — the praṇava-mantra (oḿ); abhigṛṇānaḥ — chanting; muhūrta-trayam — for three minutes; udaka-ante — on the bank of the river; upaviveśa — he sat down.
Śrī Śukadeva Gosvāmī continued: My dear King, one day, after finishing his morning duties — evacuating, urinating and bathing — Mahārāja Bharata sat down on the bank of the River Gaṇḍakī for a few minutes and began chanting his mantra, beginning with oḿkāra.
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