Chapter 76 Effects of the Elements

बृहत्पाराशरहोराशास्त्रम् अध्यायः ७६ (पंचमहाभूतफलाध्यायः)

अथ पंचमहाभूतफलाध्यायः ॥ ७६॥

अथ पञ्चमहाभूतच्छायाज्ञानं वदामि ते ।
ज्ञायते येन खेटानां वर्तमानदशा बुधैः ॥ १॥

शिखिभूखाम्बुवातानामधिपा मङ्गलादयः ।
तत्तद्बलावशाज्ज्ञेयं तत्तद्भूतभवं फलम् ॥ २॥

सबले मङ्गले वह्निस्वभावो जायते नरः ।
बुधे महीस्वभावः स्यादाकाशप्रकृतिर्गुरौ ॥ ३॥

शुक्रे जलस्वभावश्च मारुतप्रकृतिः शनौ ।
मिश्रैर्मिश्रस्वभावश्च विज्ञेयो द्विजसत्तम ॥ ४॥

सूर्ये वह्निस्वभावश्च जलप्रकृतिको विधौ ।
स्वदशायां ग्रहाश्छायां व्यंजयन्ति स्वभूतजाम् ॥ ५॥

क्षुधार्तश्चपलः शूरः कृशः प्राज्ञोऽतिभक्षणः ।
तीक्ष्नो गौरतनुर्मानी वह्निप्रकृतिको नरः ॥ ६॥

कर्पूरोत्पलफ़न्धाढ्यो भोगी स्थिरसुखी बली ।
क्षमावान् सिंहनादश्च महीप्रकृतिको नरः ॥ ७॥

शब्दार्थवित् सुनीतिज्ञो प्रगल्भो ज्ञानसंयुतः ।
विवृतास्योऽतिदीर्घश्च व्योमप्रकृतिसम्भवः ॥ ८॥

कान्तिमान् भारवाही च प्रियवाक् पृथिवीपतिः ।
बहुमित्रा मृदुर्विद्वान् जलप्रकृतिसम्भवः ॥ ९॥

वायुतत्त्वाधिको दाता क्रोधी गौरोऽटनप्रियः ।
भूपतिश्च दुराधर्षः कृशाङ्गो जायते जनः ॥ १०॥

स्वर्णदीप्तिः शुभा दृष्टिः सर्वकार्यार्थसिद्धिता ।
विजयो धनलाभश्च वह्निभायां प्रजायते ॥ ११॥

इष्टगन्धः शरीरे स्यात् सुस्निग्धनखदन्तता ।
धर्मार्थसुखलाभश्च भूमिच्छाया यदा भवेत् ॥ १२॥

स्वच्चा गगनजा छाया वाक्पटुत्वप्रदा भवेत् ।
सुशब्दश्रवणोद्भूतं सुखं तत्र प्रजायते ॥ १३॥

मृदुता स्वस्थता देहे जलच्छाया यदा भवेत् ।
तदाऽभिष्टरसस्वादसुखं भवति देहिनः ॥ १४॥

मालिन्यं मूढता दैत्यं रोगश्च पवनोद्भवाः ।
तदा च शोकसन्तापौ वायुच्छाया यदा भवेत् ॥ १५॥

एवं फलं बुधैर्ज्ञेयं सबलेषु कुजादिषु ।
निर्बलेषु तथा तेषु वक्तव्यं व्यत्ययाद् द्विज ॥ १६॥

नीचशत्रुभगैश्चापि विपरीतं फलं वदेत् ।
फलाप्तिरबलैः खेटैः स्वप्नचिन्तासु जायते ॥ १७॥

तद्दुष्टफलशान्त्यर्थमपि चाज्ञातजन्मनाम् ।
फलपक्त्या दशा ज्ञेया वर्तमाना नभःसदाम् ॥ १८॥

1. The sage said. O Brahmin! Now I will tell you about the effects of the five elements: space,
air, fire, water and earth.

2. Space, air, fire, water and earth are ruled by Guru, Sani, Mangal, Sukr and Budh. The
effects are experienced in proportion to the intensity of the various elements.

3-4. The native will have temperament, according to the greater strength of the Grah at the
time of birth. Guru, Sani, Mangal, Sukr and Budh will, respectively, give spacial (etheral),
airy (windy), fiery, watery and earthy temperament. If all of them, or many of these Grahas
have equal strength, the temperament will be of a mixed character.

5. If Surya be endowed with strength, the native will have fiery temperament. If Candr be
strong, the native will have watery temperament. All the Grahas in course of their Dasa
endow the native with bodily lustre, relating to their elements.

6. The characteristic features of the person with fiery temperament are: distressed with
hunger, restless, lean and thin body, learned, consumes a large quantity of food, sharp, fair-
complexioned and proud.

I . ... earthy: emits fragrance of camphor and lotus, is fond of luxuries, comforts and
enjoyments and is permanently happy, forgiving and has a deep voice, like a lion.

8. . . . etheral: acquainted with semasiology, expert in diplomacy, brilliant, learned, unmasked
face and long stature.

9. ... watery: is lustrous, can sustain burdens, is soft-spoken, king, has many friends and is
learned.

10. ... airy: charitable, full of anger, fair complexion, fond of wandering, victorious over
enemies, king and has lean physique.

II. When the fire element is predominant in a person, his face and body exhibit lustre, like
gold and he has happy-looking eyes. He achieves success in all his ventures, is victorious over
his enemies and gets gains of wealth.

12. ... earth, the body of the person emits various kinds of fragrances. His nails, hair and teeth
are are clean. He gets gains of happiness and wealth and is religious-minded.

13. ... ether, the person is a clever conversationalist and becomes happy by learning to songs
etc.

14. ... water, the person's body is slender, he enjoys good health and tasty food and is happy
on that account.

15. ... air, the body is filthy. The person becomes an idiot and suffers from rheumatism,
sorrows and agonies.

16. The sage said. O Brahmin! The effects of the elements, which I have described above, will
be realized in full, if the Grahas concerned are endowed with adequate strength. If they are
weak, the effects will be reduced in proportion to their weakness.

17. If the Grah concerned is in his debilitation Rasi, or be placed in an inauspicious Bhava,
the elemental effects will be adverse, that is, opposite to the effects, described above. If a
Grah is without strength, his elemental effects will be experienced only in imagination.

18. If a person's time, date and place of birth is not known, he should determine the Dasa of a
Grah from the effects, mentioned above and, if he is facing evil effects, he should take
appropriate remedial measures to appease the Grah concerned.