Ashram sadhana day is the day when the sadhana is to make the ashram actnic. All the elements that hinder the flow of actinic force are removed, such as old junk, unclean surroundings and poorly planned elements of the immediate environment. Broken items are also repaired. The focus is on simplicity.
Religion needs to be of the present. Mankind is evolving spiritually; mass consciousness is rising. When we go to the temple, in the right spirit, contributing devotion and prana, being open to the blessings of the Deity; it purifies the mind. The Hindu religion focuses on the mind; purifies it; controls it, subdues the ego, makes us more humble.