The idea of repentance is to bring a change in man and it is not to seek remission or forgiveness of his sinful act.
Indian thinkers have described repentance as mental catharsis. Repentance is an act of purification of the mind. Through repentance man changes his thoughts, his desires, his habits, and his actions.The idea of ‘repent or perish’does not define Indian Identity. Repentance does not remit sins. Repentance can transform an individual and brings about changed conduct.