Difference between Ablution and AbsolutionAblution refers to a washing of one’s body; washing, bathing, cleaning, bath, lavation: “Because of the heat, he felt the need for a daily ablution.” It also refers to a washing or cleansing as a religious ceremony of purification; ceremonial washing, ritualistic washing: “After his ablution in the river Ganga, the mystic continued on his journey to the Himalayas.”
Absolution, on the other hands, represents a freeing from sin, guilt, or blame; or a declaration that frees a person from guilt or punishment for sin. Priest have the power of absolution and can forgive others of their sins.
Remember: Many take an ABLUTION in the river Ganges so that they can attain ABSOLUTION.