Chapter 81 Effects of Characteristic Features of Parts of Woman's Body

बृहत्पाराशरहोराशास्त्रम् अध्यायः ८१ (अंगलक्षणफलाध्यायः)

अथ अंगलक्षणफलाध्यायः ॥ ८१॥

बहुधा भव्ता प्रोक्तं जन्मकालात् शुभाशुभम् ।
श्रोतुमिच्छामि नारोणामङ्गचिह्नैः फल मुने ॥ १॥

शृणु विप्र प्रवक्ष्यामि नारीणामङ्गलक्षणम् ।
फलं यथाऽह पार्वत्यै भगवान् शङ्करस्तथा ॥ २॥

स्निग्धं पादतलं स्त्रीणां मृदुलं मांसलं समम् ।
रक्तमस्वेदमुष्णं च बहुभोगप्रदायकम् ॥ ३॥

विवर्णं पुरुषं रूक्षं खण्डितं विषमं तथा ।
सूर्पाकारञ्च शुष्कं च दुःखदौर्भाग्यदायकम् ॥ ४॥

शङ्खस्वस्तिकचक्राऽब्जध्वजमीनाऽतपत्रवत् ।
यस्याः पादतले चिह्नं सा ज्ञेया क्षितिपाङ्गना ॥ ५॥

भवेत् समस्तभोगाय तथा दीर्घोर्ध्वरेखिका ।
रेखाः सर्पाऽखुकाकाभा दुःखदारिद्र्यसूचिकाः ॥ ६॥

रक्ताः समुन्नताः स्निग्धा वृत्ताः पादनखाः शुभाः ।
स्फुटिताअः कृष्णवर्णाश्च ज्ञेया अशुभसूचकाः ॥ ७॥

उन्नतो मांसलोऽङ्गुष्ठो वर्तुलोऽतुलभोगदः ।
वक्रो ह्रस्वश्च चिपिटो दुःखदारिद्र्यसूचकः ॥ ८॥

मृदवोऽङ्गुलयः शस्ता घना वृत्ताश्च मांसलाः ।
दीर्घाङ्गुलीभिः कुलटा कृशाभिर्धनवर्जिता ॥ ९॥

भवेद्ध्रस्वाभिरल्पायुर्विषमाभिश्च कुट्टनी ।
चिपटाभिर्भवेद्दासी विरलाभश्च निर्धना ॥ १०॥

यस्य मिथः समारूढाः पादाङ्गुल्यो भवन्ति हि ।
बहुनपि पतीन् हित्वा परप्रेष्या च सा भवेत् ॥ ११॥

यस्या पथि चलन्त्याश्च रजो भूमेः समुच्छलेत् ।
सा पांसुली बह्वेन्नारी कुलत्रयविघातिनी ॥ १२॥

यस्याः कनिष्ठिका भूमिं गच्छन्त्या न परिस्पृशेत् ।
सा हि पूर्वपतिं हत्वा द्वितीयं कुरुते पतिम् ॥ १३॥

मध्यमाऽनामिका चापि यस्या भूमिं न संस्पृशेत् ।
पतिहीना च सा नारी विज्ञेया द्विजसत्तम ॥ १४॥

प्रदेशिनी भवेद्यस्या अंगुष्ठाद्व्यतिरेकिणी ।
कन्यैव दूषिता सा स्यात् कुलटा च तदग्रतः ॥ १५॥

उन्नतं पादपृष्ठं चेत् तदा राज्ञी भवेद्ध्रुवम् ।
अस्वेदमशिराढ्यञ्च मांसलं मसृणं मृदु ॥ १६॥

अन्यथा धनहीना च शिरालं चेत्तदाऽध्वगा ।
रोमाढ्यं चेद् भवेद्दासी निर्मासं यदि दुर्भगा ॥ १७॥

सुभगा समपार्ष्णिः स्त्री पृथुपार्ष्णिश्च दुर्भगा ।
कुलटोन्नतपार्ष्णिश्च दीर्घपार्ष्णिश्च दुःखिता ॥ १८॥

अरोमे च समे स्निग्धे यस्या जंघ सुवर्तुले ।
विसिरे च सुरम्ये सा राजपत्नी भवेद्ध्रुवम् ॥ १९॥

वर्तुलं मांसलं स्निग्धं जानुयुग्मं शुभप्रदम् ।
निर्मासं स्वैरचारिण्या निर्धनायाश्च विश्लथम् ॥ २०॥

घनौ करिकराकारौ वर्तुलौ मृदुलौ शुभौ ।
यस्या ऊरू शिराहीनौ सा राज्ञी भवति ध्रुवम् ॥ २१॥

चिपिटौ रोमशौ यस्या विधवा दुर्भगा च सा ।
चतुर्भिर्विशतियुतैरंगुलैश्च समा कटिः ।
समुन्नतनितम्बाढ्या प्रशस्ता स्यात् मृगीदृशाम् ॥ २२॥

विनता चिपटा दीर्घा निर्मांसा संकटा कटिः ।
ह्रस्वा रोमैः समायुक्ता दुःखवैधव्यसूचिका ॥ २३॥

नतिम्बः शुभदः स्त्रीणामुन्नतो मांसलः पृथुः ।
सुखसौभाग्यदः प्रोक्तो ज्ञेयो दुःखप्रदोऽन्यथा ॥ २४॥

स्त्रीणां गूढमणिस्तुङ्गो रक्ताभो मृदुरोमकः ।
भगः कमठपृष्ठाभः शुभोऽश्वत्थगलाकृतिः ॥ २५॥

कुरङ्गखुररूपो यश्चुल्लिकोदरसंनिभिः ।
रोमशो दृश्यनासश्च विवृत्तास्योऽशुभप्रदः ॥ २६॥

वामोन्नतस्तु कन्याजः पुत्रोजो दक्षिणोन्नतः ।
शङ्खावर्तो भगो यस्याः सा विगर्भाऽङ्गना मता ॥ २७॥

मृद्वी वस्तिः प्रशस्ता स्याद् विपुलाल्पसमुन्नता ।
रोमाढ्या च शिराला च रेखाङ्का न शुभप्रदा ॥ २८॥

गम्भीरा दक्षिणावर्ता नाभिः सर्वसुखप्रदा ।
व्यक्तग्रन्थिः समुत्ताना वामावर्ता न शोभना ॥ २९॥

पृथुकुक्षिः शुभा नारी सूते सा च बहून् सुतान् ।
भूपतिं जनयेत् पुत्रं मण्डूकाभेन कुक्षिणा ॥ ३०॥

उन्नतेन वलीभाजा सावर्तेन च कुक्षिणा ।
वन्ध्या संन्यासिनी दासी जायते क्रमदोऽबला ॥ ३१॥

समे समांशे मृदुले पार्श्वे स्त्रीणां शुभप्रदे ।
उन्नते रोमसंयुक्ते शिराले चाऽशुभप्रदे ॥ ३२॥

निर्लोभं हृदयं स्त्रीणां समे सर्वसुखप्रदम् ।
विस्तीर्णं च सलोमं च विज्ञेयमशुभप्रदम् ॥ ३३॥

समौ पीनौ घनौ वृत्तौ दृढौ शस्तौ पयोध्रौ ।
स्थूलाग्रौ विरलौ शुष्कौ स्त्रीणां नैव शुभप्रदौ ॥ ३४॥

दक्षिणोन्नतवक्षोजा नारी पुत्रवती मता ।
वामोन्नतस्तनी कन्याप्रजा प्रोक्ता पुरातनैः ॥ ३५॥

नारीणां चूचुके शस्ते श्यामवर्णे सुवर्तुले ।
अन्तर्भग्ने च दीर्घे च कृशे चापि न शोभने ॥ ३६॥

स्त्रीणां स्कन्धौ समौ पुष्टौ गूढसन्धी शुभप्रदौ ।
रोमाढ्यावुन्नतौ वक्रौ निर्मासावशुभौ स्मृतौ ॥ ३७॥

सुसूक्ष्मरोमे नारीणां पुष्टे स्निग्धे शुभप्रदे ।
कक्षे शिराले गम्भीरे न शुभे स्वेदमेदुरे ॥ ३८॥

गूढास्थी कोमलग्रन्थी विशिरौ च बिरोमकौ ।
सरलौ सुवर्तुलौ चैव भुजौ शस्तौ मृगीदृशाम् ॥ ३९॥

निर्मांसौ स्थूलरोमाणौ ह्रस्वौ चैव शिराततौ ।
वक्रौ भुजौ च नारीणां क्लेशाय परिकीर्तितौ ॥ ४०॥

सरोजमुकुलाकारो करांगुष्ठौ मृगीदृशाम् ।
सर्वसौख्यप्रदौ प्रोक्तौ कृशौ वक्रौ च दुःखदौ ॥ ४१॥

स्त्रीणां करतलं रक्तं मध्योन्नतमरन्ध्रकम् ।
मृदुलं चाल्परेखाढ्यं ज्ञेयं सर्वसुखप्रदम् ॥ ४२॥

विधवा बहुरेखेण रेखाहीनेन निर्धने ।
भिक्षुका च शिरोढ्येन नारी करतलेन हि ॥ ४३॥

पाणिपृष्ठं शुभं स्त्रीणां पुष्टं मृदुविरोमकम् ।
शिरालं रोमशं निम्नां दुखदारिद्र्यसूचकम् ॥ ४४॥

यस्याः करतले रेखा व्यक्ता रक्ता च वर्तुला ।
स्निग्धा पूर्णा च गम्भीरा सा सर्वसुखभागिनी ॥ ४५॥

मत्स्येन सुभगा ज्ञेया स्वस्तिकेन धनान्विता ।
राजपत्नी सरोजेन जननी पृथिवीपतेः ॥ ४६॥

सार्वभौमप्रिया पाणौ नद्यावर्ते प्रदक्षिणे ।
शङ्खातपत्रकमठैर्भूपस्य जननी भवेत् ॥ ४७॥

रेखा तुलाकृतिः पाणौ यस्याः सा हि बणिग्वधूः ।
गजवाजिवृषाभा वा करे वामे मृगीदृशः ॥ ४८॥

रेखा प्रसादवज्राभा सूते तीर्थकरं सुतम् ।
कृषीवलस्य पत्नी स्याच्छकटेन युगेन वा ॥ ४९॥

चामराङ्कुशचापैश्च राजपत्नी पतिव्रता ।
त्रिशूलाऽसिगदाशक्तिदुन्दुभ्याकृतिरेखया ॥ ५०॥

अङ्गुष्ठमूलान्निर्गत्या रेखा याति कनिष्ठिकाम् ।
सा नारि पतिहन्त्री स्याद् दूरतस्तां परित्यजेत् ॥ ५१॥

काकमण्डूकजम्बूकवृकवृश्चिकभोगिनः ।
रासभोष्ट्रविडालाभा रेखा दुःखप्रदाः स्त्रियाः ॥ ५२॥

मृदुलाश्च सुपर्वाणो दीर्घा वृत्ताः क्रमात् कृशाः ।
अरोमकाः शुभाः स्त्रीणामङ्गुल्यः परिकीर्तिताः ॥ ५३॥

अतिह्रस्वाः कृशा वक्रा विरला रोमसंयुताः ।
बहुपर्वयुता वाऽपि पर्वहीनाश्च दुःखदाः ॥ ५४॥

रक्तवर्णा नखास्तुङ्गा सशिखाश्च शुभप्रदाः ।
निम्ना विवर्णा पीता वा पुष्पिता दुःखदायकाः ॥ ५५॥

अन्तर्निमग्नवंशास्थि पृष्ठं स्यान्मांसलं शुभम् ।
सशिरं रोमयुक्तं वा वक्रं चाऽशुभदायकम् ॥ ५६॥

स्त्रीणां कण्थस्त्रिरेखाङ्कस्त्वव्यक्तास्थिश्च वर्तुलः ।
मांसलो मृदुलैश्चैव प्रशस्तफलदायकाः ॥ ५७॥

स्थूलग्रीवः च विधवा वक्रग्रीव च किङ्करी ।
बन्ध्या च चिपिटग्रीवा लघुग्रीवा च निःसुता ॥ ५८॥

श्रेष्ठा कृकाटिका ऋज्वी समांसा च समुन्नता ।
शुष्का शिराला रोमाढ्या विशाला कुटिलाऽसुभा ॥ ५९॥

अरुणं मृदुलं पुष्टं प्रशस्तं चिबुकं स्त्रियाः ।
आयतं रोमशं स्थूलं द्विधाभक्तमशोभनम् ॥ ६०॥

कपोलावुन्नतौ स्त्रीणां पीनौ वृत्तौ शुभप्रदौ ।
रोमशौ पुरुषौ निम्नौ निर्मांसौ चाऽशुभप्रदौ ॥ ६१॥

स्त्रीणां मुखं समं पृष्ठं वर्तुलं च सुगन्धिमत् ।
सुस्निग्धं च मनोहारि सुखसौभाग्यसूचकम् ॥ ६२॥

वर्तुलः पाटलः स्निग्धारेखाभूषितमध्यभूः ।
मनोहरोऽधरो यस्याः सा भवेद् राजवल्लभा ॥ ६३॥

निर्मांसः स्फुटितो लम्बो रूक्षो वा श्यामवर्णकः ।
स्थूलोऽधरश्च नारीणां वैधव्यक्लेशसूचकः ॥ ६४॥

रक्तोत्पलनिभः स्निग्ध उत्तरोष्ठो मृगीदृशाम् ।
किञ्चिन्मध्यौन्नतोऽरोमा सुखसौभाग्यगो भवेत् ॥ ६५॥

स्निग्धागुग्धनिभाः स्त्रीणां द्वात्रिंशद्दशनाः शुभाः ।
अधस्तादुपरिष्ठाच्च समाः स्तोकसमुन्नताः ॥ ६६॥

अधस्तादधिकाः पीताः श्यामा दीर्घा द्विपङ्क्तयः ।
विकटा विरलाश्चापि दशना न शुभाः स्मृताः ॥ ६७॥

शोणा मृद्वी शुभा जिह्वा स्त्रीणामतुलभोगदा ।
दुःखदा मध्यसङ्कीर्णा पुरोभागेऽतिविस्तरा ॥ ६८॥

सितया मरणं तोये श्यामया कलहप्रिया ।
मांसलया धनैर्हीना लम्बयाऽभक्ष्यभक्षिणी ॥ ६९॥

प्रमादसहिता नारी जिह्वया च विशालया ।
सुस्निग्धं पाटलं स्त्रीणां कोमलं तालुशोभनम् ॥ ७०॥

श्वेते तालुनि वैधव्यं पीते प्रव्रजिता भवेत् ।
कृष्णे सन्ततिहीना स्याद्रूक्षे भूरिकुटुम्बिनी ॥ ७१॥

अलक्षितरदं स्त्रीणां किञ्चित्फुल्लकपोलकम् ।
स्मितं शुभप्रदं ज्ञेयमन्यथा त्वशुभप्रदम् ॥ ७२॥

समवृत्तपुटा नासा लघुच्छिद्रा शुभप्रदा ।
स्थूलाग्रा मध्यनिम्ना वा न प्रशस्ता मृगीदृशाम् ॥ ७३॥

रक्ताग्राऽकुञ्चिताग्रा वा नासा वैधव्यकारिणी ।
दासी सा चिपिटा यस्या ह्रस्वा दीर्घा कलिप्रिया ॥ ७४॥

शुभे विलोचने स्त्रीणां रक्तान्ते कृष्णतारके ।
गोक्षीरवर्णे विशदे सुस्निग्धे कृष्णपक्ष्मिणी ॥ ७५॥

उन्नताक्षी न दीर्घायुर्वृत्ताक्षी कुलटा भवेत् ।
रमणी मधुपिङ्गाक्षी सुखसौभाग्यभागिनी ॥ ७६॥

पुंश्चली वामकाणाक्षी वन्ध्या दक्षिणकाणिका ।
पारावताक्षी दुःशीला गजाक्षी नैव शोभना ॥ ७७॥

मृदुभिः पक्ष्मभिः कृष्णैर्घनैः सूक्ष्मैः सुभाग्ययुक् ।
विरलैः कपिलैः स्थूलैर्भामिनी दुखभागिनी ॥ ७८॥

वर्तुलौ कार्मुकाकारौ स्निग्धे कृष्णे असंहते ।
सुभ्रुवौ मृदुरोमाणौ सुभ्रुवां सुखकीर्तिदौ ॥ ७९॥

कर्णौ दीर्घौ शुभावर्तौ सुतसौभाग्यदायकौ ।
शष्कुलीरहितौ निन्द्यौ शिरालौ कुटिलौ कृशौ ॥ ८०॥

शिराविरहितो भालः निर्लोमाऽर्धशशिप्रभः ।
अनिम्नस्त्र्यङ्गुलस्त्रोणां सुतसौभाग्यसौख्यदः ॥ ८१॥

स्पष्टस्वस्तिकचिह्नश्च भालो राज्यप्रदः स्त्रियाः ।
प्रलम्बो रोमशश्चैव प्रांशुश्च दुःखदः स्मृतः ॥ ८२॥

उन्नतो गजकुम्भाभो वृत्तो मूर्धा शुभः स्त्रियाः ।
स्थूलो गीर्घोऽथवा वक्रो दुःखदौर्भाग्यसूचकः ॥ ८३॥

कुन्तलाः कोमलाः कृष्णाः सूक्ष्मा दीर्घश्च शोभना ।
पिङ्गलाः पुरुषा रूक्षा विरला लघवोऽशुभाः ॥ ८४॥

पिङ्गला गौरवर्णाया श्यामायाः श्यामलाः शुभाः ।
नारीलक्षणतश्चैवं नराणामपि चिन्तयेत् ॥ ८५॥

1-2. Maitreya said. O Venerable Sage! I have been fully enlightened by the auspicious and
inauspicious effects, described by you with reference to the Janm Lagn in a female's
horoscope. Now I request you to favour me with knowledge of auspicious and inauspicious
effects with reference to the characteristic features of the various parts of a woman's body.
Maharishi Parasara replied. O Brahmin! Now I will tell you what Lord Shiva narrated to
Goddess Parvati in this regard.

3-4. A woman, whose soles are even, smooth, soft, well developed, warm and shining in pink
colour, without much perspiration, will be enjoying full happiness, befitting her sex. The one,
whose soles are without pink colour, hard, dry, coarse, uneven, shaped, like a winnowing
basket and bereft of flesh, will suffer misery.

5-6. The woman, who has marks of conch, Swastika, Chakr, lotus, flag, fish, umbrella and a
long line, rising upwards in her soles, becomes a queen and enjoys great happiness and
comforts. The one, who possesses marks, like those of snake, rat and crow, is bereft of wealth
and suffers misery.

7. The girl, whose nails of toes are shining in pink colour, smooth, raised and round, enjoys
great happiness and comforts. Blackish and torn nails denotes misery.

8. Raised, full, well developed, smooth and round great toe indicates happiness. The one,
which is small, irregular in shape and flat, denotes misery.

9. The woman's toes, which are soft, thick, round and well developed are considered
auspicious. If the toes are long, she will be of loose morals. Thin toes indicate poverty.

10-16. Other effects about the toes are, as under. Short - short life. Short and long and
irregular in shape - procurer and guileful. Flat - maid-servant. Spaced more than average -
bereft of wealth. Toes, overlapping one over the other - widow and dependent on others. If
dust is thrown up, when she walks - unchaste and brings defame to all the three families (her
father's, mother's and husband's). If the smallest toe does not touch the ground - she will
destroy her husband and marry another; If the middle toe and the one next to it does not touch
the ground - widow. First toe (next to great toe) longer than the great toe - she will develop
illicit connection with a man before marriage and will be of loose morals.

17. If the back of the feet of a woman is raised, without perspiration, soft and smooth, she will
become a queen. If the indications are contrary, she will be poverty-stricken. She will be fond
of travelling, if the back part of the feet be veined. Hair on that portion of feet denote, that she
will be a maid servant. If the feet be bony, or without flesh, she will have a defective sexual
organ.

18. If the heels are even, the woman concerned will have a well formed and desirable sexual
organ. If the heels be stout, she will have a defective sexual organ. If the heels be high, she
will be unchaste. Long heels indicate misery.

19. Legs (portion below knees). Even, smooth, evenly shaped, round, without hair, good
looking and without veins showing up are Rasis, that the woman will be a queen.

20. Round, smooth, firm knees are auspicious indications. If the knees be bony, the woman
concerned will be of loose moral character. If the knees be loose, she will be poverty-stricken.

21. If the thighs are round, like the trunk of an elephant, close to each other, soft and without
hair, the woman concerned will be a queen. If the thighs are flat and hairy, she will be
poverty-stricken and a widow.

22-23. Waist. Circumference equal to the width of 24 fingers with well developed hips
indicate, that the woman will be fortunate. A waist, which is flat, long, without flesh, caved
in, or hairy, forebodes widowhood and misery.

24. Raised, fleshy and widespread hips in a woman are auspicious in effects. If they are
contrary, they indicate inauspiciousness.

25-27. Sexual organ. Hidden clitoris, pink-coloured, curved, like the back of a tortoise, soft,
hairy, shaped, like the leaf of a Pipal tree and smooth is highly auspicious. If shaped, like the
feet of a deer, or opening of an oven with hard hair and with raised clitoris, it indicates evil. If
the left side of the sexual organ of a woman is raised, she will beget more female children
and, if the right side is raised, more boys. If the organ is shaped, like a conch, she will be
barren.

28. Portion below the navel. A soft, spread out and slightly raised Vasti is auspicious. Hairy,
veins, showing up and full of lines (folds, or wrinkles) indicates inauspiciousness.

29. A navel deep with right turns is productive of good effects. The navel raised, with left
turns and with knots is inauspicious.

30-31. A stomach well spread indicates a well formed sexual organ and many sons. If the
stomach of a woman resembles that of a frog, her son will become a king. If a woman has a
raised stomach she will be childless. If the stomach is wrinkled, she will become an ascetic. If
it has circular folds, she will become a maid-servant.

32. If the portion, covering the ribs, is even, well developed and soft, auspicious effects may
be expected. It will be inauspicious, if it is raised, hairy and full of veins.

33. The chest of a woman, which is even and hairless is auspicious. Wide spread and hairy
chest is inauspicious.

34-36. The breasts of a woman signify good luck, if they are of equal size, fleshy, round and
firm, but close together. They are unlucky, if they are thick in front, are not close together and
without flesh. Raised right breast indicates, that she will have sons. Raised left breast
indicates, that she will have daughters. If the portion, surrounding the nipples, is round, good-
looking and blackish, she will enjoy good luck. Pressed in and unusually small breasts
indicate bad luck.

37. Shoulders. Even, well built up and without joints showing up are Rasis of good luck.
Raised, hairy and without flesh are unlucky.

38. The armpits, if soft, with thin hair, well developed and smooth are auspicious. Those,
which are deep, without flesh, perspiring and with veins, showing up are inauspicious.

39-40. Arms, in which the bones do not show up and which are soft jointed, hairless without
obvious veins, straight and round are auspicious. Those without flesh, hairy, small, with
obvious veins and irregular in shape are inauspicious.

41. If the thumbs of the woman are shaped, like a lotus bud, they are auspicious. If they are
without flesh and irregular in shape, they are inauspicious.

42-43. If the palms of the woman are pink-coloured, raised in the middle, with fingers close
together (with no holes between them), soft and have very few lines, she enjoys happiness and
all comforts. If the palms are full of lines, she will become a widow. If there are no lines, she
will be poverty-stricken. If the veins show up in the palms, she will live on alms.

44. If the backs of the hands of a woman are well built, soft and hairless, she will enjoy
auspicious effects. It will be otherwise, if the backs of the hands are with veins, showing up,
deep and hairy.

45-47. Lines on the palm. A woman enjoys happiness and all comforts, if there is a clearly
marked, pink-coloured, circular, smooth, full and deep line (perhaps line of life is meant). If
there is mark of a fish, she will be very lucky. She will be wealthy with mark of Swastika. She
will be a queen with mark of a lotus. She will be the mother of a king, if she has marks of
conch, umbrella and tortoise.

48-50. The woman, who has lines, forming the shapes of a balance, elephant, bull, or horse,
becomes the wife of a businessman. The woman, who has lines, forming the shape of a house,
or Vajra is lucky and gives birth to a son, who becomes learned in Shastras. The woman, who
has lines, forming the shapes of a chariot, a plough, or a yoke, becomes the wife of a farmer.
She will become a queen, if she has lines, forming the shape of Chamar, Ankush, trident,
sword, mace, Shakti, or trumpet.

51-52. If in the palm of a woman there is a line, which, starting from the root of the thumb
goes up to the root of the little finger, she becomes a widow. If there are lines, forming the
shape of a crow, a frog, a jackal, a wolf, a scorpion, a snake, a donkey, a camel and a cat, the
woman concerned suffers misery.

53-54. If the fingers of a woman are tender with good-looking phalanges, tapering at the end
and without hair, they are considered auspicious. If they are very small, without flesh,
irregular, widely spaced, with hair and with more than usual phalanges, or without phalanges,
they indicate misery.

55. If the nails of the fingers are pink-coloured, raised and shaped well at the top, they are
auspicious. Depressed, dirty-looking, or yellow, or white-coloured nails, or nails with spots
are inauspicious.

56. If the back of the woman is fleshy and well developed with flesh, it is auspicious. The
back with hair, irregular in built and with veins showing up is inauspicious.

57-58. The neck of a woman with three lines (folds), with bones not obvious, round, well
developed and tender is auspicious. A thick necked woman becomes a widow. An irregularly
built neck indicates, that the woman concerned will become a maid-servant. Flat necked
woman will be barren. A woman with a small neck is childless.

59. A straight, well developed, somewhat raised throat is auspicious. One without flesh, with
veins obvious, with hair and irregular in built is inauspicious.

60. Pink-coloured, tender and firm chin is auspicious. A broad chin with hair and clefts is
unlucky.

61. Raised, firm and round cheeks are auspitious. The ones, which are hard-skinned,
depressed and without flesh are indicative of misfortune.

62. If the mouth of a woman is of normal size, firm, round, emitting fragrance, smooth and
good-looking, it is indicative of good luck. If otherwise, it will be inauspicious.

63-65. If the lower lip of a woman is red, like a lotus, smooth, divided in the middle and good
looking, she becomes a queen. If it be without flesh, coarse, long, dry and blackish, it is
indicative of misery and widowhood. If the upper lip of a woman is pink-coloured, smooth
and slightly raised in the middle, it is indicative of happiness and good fortune. If otherwise, it
will be inauspicious.

66-67. A woman, whose teeth are smooth, milk white, 32 in number and whose upper and
lower teeth, though equal in size, are slightly raised, will be lucky. If lower teeth are more in
number, are yellow, or black-coloured, fierce looking, widely spaced and double, they are
indicative of misfortune.

68-69. If the tongue of a woman is red and soft, she enjoys great happiness and comforts.
Caved in the middle and spread out in front indicates misery. White tongue indicates death in
water. Dark tongue indicates quarrelsome nature. Thick tongue denotes poverty. Long tongue
denotes one, who is omnivorous. Long and broad tongue denotes lunacy.

70-71. Palate red, like lotus, soft and smooth - good luck, white - widowhood, yellow -
ascetism, black - barrenness, dry - large family.

72. When a woman laughs, if her cheeks are raised and teeth are not visible, she will be lucky.
If it is otherwise, she will not be lucky.

73-74. If the nose of a woman is evenly round and has small nostrils, it is auspicious. If the
nose is thick in its front part and flat in the middle, it is inauspicious. If the tip of the nose is
red, or shrunken, widowhood is indicated. Flat nose indicates engagement in a menial job.
Too small, or too large nose denotes quarrelsome nature.

75-77. Black pupils with cow's milk like white portion of the eye, large and broad, smooth,
with black eyelashes are lucky Rasis. Raised eyes show short life. Round eyes denote loose
moral character. Honey-coloured eyes indicate good fortune and happiness. The eyes, like
those of a pigeon, indicate wickedness. Eyes, like those of an elephant, indicate misery. If the
left eye is blind, adulterous tendency will manifest. Blindness of the right eye indicates
barrenness.

78. A woman with soft, black, compact eyelashes with thin hair is fortunate. Eyelashes thick,
scattered and with tawny-coloured hair indicate misery.

79. If the eyebrows of a woman are round, shaped, like a bow, smooth, black, not joined and
with soft hair, she is blessed with happiness and fame.

80. Ears of a woman long with a round turn indicate children and happiness. Small, unevenly
shaped, very thin, with veins, showing up, cause her misery.

81-82. The forehead of a woman without veins, showing through, without hair, shaped, like a
half-moon, even, with equal to three fingers are Rasis of a fortunate woman, blessed with
husband and children. Rasi of Swastika on the forehead denotes a queen. Very long, highly
raised and hairy forehead causes misery.

83. Head of a woman high and round, like that of an elephant, is indicative of happiness. A
head, which is spread out, flat, big and uneven, indicates misery.

84-85. The hair of a woman are indicative of good fortune. If they are soft, black, long, thin
and yellow, they indicate misfortune. But honey-coloured hair of a fair complexioned woman
and black hair of a dark complexioned woman are also considered auspicious. Most of the
characteristic features, described in this chapter, apply to men also.