Srimad Bhagavatam

References to text SB 9.9.6
SB 9.9.6: Bhagīratha said: Those who are saintly because of devotional service and are therefore in the renounced order, free from material desires, and who are pure devotees, expert in following the regulative principles mentioned in the Vedas, are always glorious and pure in behavior and are able to deliver all fallen souls. When such pure devotees bathe in your water, the sinful reactions accumulated from other people will certainly be counteracted, for such devotees always keep in the core of their hearts the Supreme Personality of Godhead, who can vanquish all sinful reactions.

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Their association makes holy places holy, works auspicious, and the scriptures authoritative.
Narada Bhakti Sutra
NBS 69