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Thursday, 1 September 2011

Remedies from Birth on Krishna Chaturdashi

Ch. 87. Remedies from Birth on Krishna Chaturdashi

1-3. The Sage said. Divide the span of Chaturdashi in 6 parts. The birth in the first part is auspicious. Second part causes destruction, or death of father. Third part causes death of the mother. Fourth part takes away the maternal uncle. Fifth part destroys the entire family (Khula - generation). Sixth part causes loss of wealth, or destruction (death) of the native. Therefore it is essential to take immediate remedial measures to escape these evil effects.
4-5. Have an idol of Lord Shiva, made of one Karsha (equal in weight to the former silver Rupee) of gold, or of weight one can afford. The idol should have a New Moon on the forehead, have a white garland round the neck, have three eyes (one being on the forehead), be dressed in white robes, be seated on a bull, be two-armed and carry Vara and Abhaya.
6-13. Then after invocation with Varun Mantra worship should be performed by chanting … etc. Mantras. Thereafter a Kalash should be placed in the North-East direction with chanting of ‘Imah Mai Varun’, ‘Tan Tva Yami’, ‘Tvan Nai Agni’ Mantras, followed by Japa of … etc. and ‘Bhadra Agni …’ Suktas and the chanting of … Mantra. Then, after sprinkling water over the idol of Lord Shiva (Abhisheka), the nine Grahas should be worshipped. This should be followed by Havan, by using Ghī, powder of sesame seeds, Urda, Sarson and wood pieces of Pipal, Pakar, Palas and Khadir trees. 108, or 28 oblations should be made separately for the nine Grahas. Thereafter, along with chanting of … etc. Mantras, Havan should be performed with sesame seeds for the nine Grahas. Lastly the water of the Kalash should be sprinkled on the native and his parents and the Brahmins should be fed, according to means.

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