Chapter 84 Remedial Measures to Pacify Planets

बृहत्पाराशरहोराशास्त्रम् अध्यायः ८४ (ग्रहशान्त्यध्यायः)

अथ ग्रहशान्त्यध्यायः ॥ ८४॥

ग्रहाणां दोषशान्त्यर्थं तेषां पूजाविधिं वद ।
मानवानां हितार्थाय संक्षेपात् कृपया मुने ॥ १॥

ग्रहा सूर्यादयः पूर्वं मया प्रोक्ता द्विजोत्तम ।
जगत्यां सर्वजन्तूनां तदधीनं सुखाऽसुखम् ॥ २॥

तस्मात् सुशान्तिकामो वा श्रीकामो वा सुचेतसा ।
वृष्टायायुः पुष्टिकामो वा तेषां यज्ञं समाचरेत् ॥ ३॥

ताभ्राच्च स्फटिकाद्रक्तचन्दनात् स्वर्णकादुभौ ।
रजतादयसः सीसात् कांस्यात् कार्याः क्रामद् ग्रहाः ॥ ४॥

पूर्वोक्तैः स्वस्ववर्णैर्वा पटे लेख्या द्विजोत्तमैः ।
स्वस्वोक्तदिग्विभागेषु गन्द्याद्यैर्मण्डनेषु वा ॥ ५॥

पद्मासनः पद्महस्तः पद्मपत्रसमद्युतिः ।
सप्ताश्वरथसंस्थश्च द्विभुजश्च दिवाकरः ॥ ६॥

श्वेतः श्वेताम्बरो देवो दशाश्वः श्वेतभूषणः ।
गदाहस्तो द्विबाहुश्च विधातव्यो विधुर्द्विज ॥ ७॥

रक्तमाल्याम्बरधरो शक्तिशूलगदाधरः ।
वरदस्तु चतुर्बाहुर्मङ्गलो मेषवाहनः ॥ ८॥

पीतमाल्याम्बरधरः कर्णिकारसमद्युतिः ।
खड्गचर्मगदापाणिः सिंहस्थो वरदो बुधः ॥ ९॥

गुरुशुक्रौ क्रमात् पीतश्वेतवर्णौ चतुर्भुजौ ।
दण्डिनौ वरदौ कार्यौ साक्षसूत्रकमण्डलू ॥ १०॥

इन्द्रनीलद्युतिः शूली वरदो गृध्रवाहनः ।
वाणवाणासनधरो विज्ञेयोऽर्कसुतो द्विज ॥ ११॥

करालवदनः खड्गचर्मशूली वरप्रदः ।
सिंहस्थो नीलवर्णश्च राहुरेवं प्रकल्प्यते ॥ १२॥

धूम्रा द्विबाहवः सर्वे गदिनो विकृताननाः ।
गृध्रासना नित्यं केतवः स्युर्वरप्रदा ॥ १३॥

सर्वे किरीटिनः कार्या ग्रहा लोकहितप्रदाः ।
स्वांगुलेनोच्छ्रिता विज्ञैः शतमष्टोत्तरं सदा ॥ १४॥

यथावर्णं प्रदेयानि सुद्ष्पाणि वसनानि च ।
गन्धो दीपो बलिश्चैव धूपो देयश्च गुग्गुलुः ॥ १५॥

यस्य ग्रहस्य यद्द्रव्यमन्नं यस्य च यत् प्रियम् ।
तच्च तस्यै प्रदातव्यं भक्तियुक्तेन चेतसा ॥ १६॥

आकृष्णेन इमं देवा अग्निर्मूर्धा दिवः ककुत् ।
उद्बुध्यस्वेति मन्त्रांश्च जपेदथ बृहस्पते ॥ १७॥

अन्नात् परिश्रुतश्चेति शन्नो देवीरभीष्टये ।
कया नश्चित्र इत्येवं केतु कृण्वन्निमांस्तथा ॥ १८॥

सप्त रुद्रा दिशो नन्दा नवचन्द्रा नृपास्तथा ।
त्रिपक्षा अष्टचन्द्राश्च सप्तचन्द्रास्तथैव च ॥ १९॥

इमाः संख्याः सहस्रघ्ना जपसंख्याः प्रकीर्तिताः ।
क्रमादर्कादिखेटानां प्रीत्यर्थं द्विजपुङ्गव ॥ २०॥

अर्कः पलाशः खदिरस्त्वपामार्गस्तु पिप्पलः ।
उदुम्बरः शमी दुर्वा कुशाश्च समिधः क्रमात् ॥ २१॥

होतव्या मधुसर्पिभ्यां दध्ना क्षीरेण वा युताः ।
एकैकस्य त्वष्ट शतमष्टाविंशतिरेव वा ॥ २२॥

गुडैदनं पायसं च हविष्यं क्षीरषाष्टिकम् ।
दध्योदनं हविश्चूर्णं मांसं चित्रान्नमेव च ॥ २३॥

दद्याद् ग्रहक्रमादेवं विप्रेभ्यो भोजनं द्विज ।
शक्तितो वा यथालाभं देयं सत्कारपूर्वकम् ॥ २४॥

धेनुः शङ्खस्तथाऽनड्वान् हेम वासो हयः क्रमात् ।
कृष्णा गौरायसं छाग एता रव्यादिदक्षिणाः ॥ २५॥

यस्य यश्च यदा दुःस्थः स तं यत्नेन पूजयेत् ।
एषां धात्रा वरो दत्तः पूजिताः पूजयिष्यथ ॥ २६॥

मानवानां ग्रहाधीना उञ्छ्रायाः पतनानि च ।
भावाऽभावौ च जगतां तस्मात् पूज्यतमा ग्रहाः ॥ २७॥

1. Maitreya said. O Venerable Sage! Please describe for the good of mankind the remedial
measures for appeasement of the malevolent Grahas.

2. The Sage replied. I have already described the names and characteristic features and
qualities of the Grahas. Joys and sorrows of all the creatures in the world are dependent on
these Grahas. Therefore persons desirous of peace, wealth and prosperity, rainfall, good

health and longevity should worship the Grahas (by prayers, recitation of Mantras, charity
etc.).

3-5. For the purpose of worshipping them the idols of Surya, Candr, Mangal, Budh, Guru,
Sukr, Sani, Rahu and Ketu should be made of copper, Sphatika (rock crystal), red sandal
wood, gold (both Budh and Guru), silver, iron, glass and bell metal, respectively.
Alternatively the sketches of all the above Grahas should be drawn in the colours, belonging
to them, on a piece of cloth by sandal etc. and they should be placed in their own directions.

6. Contemplate of Surya well adorned with two arms, seated on a lotus, with a lotus flower in
one hand, red-coloured, like lotus and aboard a chariot of seven horses.

7. Contemplate of Candr white-coloured, dressed in white robes, with two arms, carrying a
mace in one hand and a Vara in the other, adorned with white-coloured ornaments and aboard
a chariot often horses.

8. Contemplate of Mangal with a red necklace, dressed in red-coloured robes, with four arms,
carrying Shakti, Shoola, Gada (mace) and Vara and mounted on a lamb.

9. Contemplate of Budh with a yellow-coloured garland, dressed in yellow robes, with four
arms, carrying a sword, a shield, a mace and Vara, mounted on a lion.

10. Contemplate of Guru, as yellow complexion and Sukr of fair complexion, both with four
arms, carrying a Danda, Akshasutra, Kamandal and Vara.

11.0 Maitreya! Contemplate of Sani with the lustre, like that of Indraneela, with four arms,
carrying Shoola, bow, arrow and Vara, mounted on a donkey.

12. Contemplate of Rahu with a hideous face, with four arms, carrying a sword, a shield, a
Shoola and a Vara, blue-coloured and mounted on a lion.

13. There are many Ketus. All of them are of smoky colour, with two arms, carrying a mace
and a Vara, with a hideous face and mounted on a donkey.

14. All the idols should be so made, that they are 108 fingers tall by one's own fingers.

Notes. Such a measurement is taken from the middle finger.

15-16. Dedicate with devotion to the Grah concerned the flowers and garments of the colour,
belonging to him, sandal, Deep, Guggul etc., his metal and the grains, dear to him and
distribute all these things to Brahmins to appease the Grah.

17-20. The Mantras of all the Grahas and the prescribed number of their recitation are given
below. The recitation of Mantras should be done after worshipping the Grahas, as indicated in
verses 15-16. Grah Mantra prescribed number: Surya 7000, Candr 1 1000, Mangal 1 1000,
Budh 9000, Guru 19000, Sukr 16000, Sani 23000, Rahu 18000, Ketu 17000.

21-22. Havan should be performed with Aak, Palash, Khair, Chirchiri, Pipal, Goolar, Shami
wood pieces, Doob and Kush, for Surya, Candr, Mangal, Budh, Guru, Sukr, Sani, Rahu and

Ketu, respectively, mixed with honey, Ghi, curd, or milk. The number of offerings to the
sacred fire is 108, or 28.

23-24. To appease Surya and the other eight Grahas Brahmins should be fed with (cream) of
rice cooked with jaggery, rice cooked in milk, Havishya, paddy cooked in milk, curd and rice,
rice with Ghi, rice cooked with powder of sesame seeds, rice cooked with meat, rice cooked
with cereals, respectively.

25. To appease Surya and other Grahas the things to be given in charily are cow with calf,
conch, bullock, gold, robes, horse, black cow, weapons made of iron and goat, respectively.

26-27. The Grah, who is the cause of adverse effects to a person at any time, should be
handled by worship and appeasing (of the benevolent ones), because Brahma has blessed the
Grahas with the boon "Do to the persons, who worship you". And the development and
progress and downfall of the people and the creation and destruction of the universe are all
under the administration and authority of the Grahas. Therefore they are most venerable