Chapter 89 Remedies for Nakshatra Birth

बृहत्पाराशरहोराशास्त्रम् अध्यायः ८९ (अथैक नक्षत्र जातशान्त्यध्यायः)

अथैक नक्षत्र जातशान्त्यध्यायः ॥ ८९॥

अथ यद्येकनक्षत्रे भ्रात्रोर्वा पितृपुत्रयोः ।
प्रसूतिश्च तयोर्मृतुरथैवकस्य निश्चयः ॥ १॥

तत्र शान्तिं प्रवक्ष्यामि गर्गादिमुनिभाषितम् ।
सुदिने शुभनक्षत्रे चन्द्रताराबलान्विते ॥ २॥

रिक्तावविष्टिविवर्ज्ये च समय शान्तिमाचरेत् ।
शनेरीशानदिग्भागे नक्षत्रप्रतिमां शुभाम् ॥ ३॥

तन्नक्षत्रोक्तमन्त्रेण पूजयेत् कलशोपरि ।
रक्तवस्त्रेण संछाद्य वस्त्रयुग्मेन वेष्टयेत् ॥ ४॥

स्वस्वशाखोक्तमार्गेण कुर्यादग्निमुखं तथा ।
पुनस्तेनैव मन्त्रेण हुनदष्टोत्तरं शतम् ॥ ५॥

प्रत्येकं समिदन्नाज्यैः प्रायश्चित्तान्तमेव हि ।
अभिषेकं ततः कुर्यादाचार्यश्च द्वयोरपि ॥ ६॥

ऋत्विग्भ्यो दक्षिणां दद्यादाचार्याय विशेषतः ।
ब्राह्मणान् भोजयेद् भक्त्या वित्तशाठ्यविवर्जितः ॥ ७॥

1-7. The Sage Parasara said. O Maitreya! If the birth takes place in the Nakshatras of the
brother and the parents, death takes place, without doubt, of the brother and the father, or
mother, or they have to undergo death-like suffering. Therefore I am going to describe the
remedial measures to be adopted to escape from these evil effects. The remedial rites should
be performed in a Muhurta, when Candr and stars are favourable on a day, on which there is
no Rikta-Bhadra Dosha. The remedial rites should be performed in the following order. Instal
an idol of the Janm Nakshatr on a Kalash in the North-East direction from the fire. Cover it
with a red piece of cloth and then warp two pieces of cloth round it. Worship the idol by

chanting the Mantras of the Janm Nakshatr. According to one's Gotra, perform Havan 108
times with the recitation of the same Mantra, facing the fire, with Ghl and other Havan
material. Then the priest, performing the Puja, should sprinkle water on the parents and
brother (whoever is concerned). Give presents in cash (Dakshena) to the priest and his
colleagues, associated with the ceremony, to the best of one's means and then feed the
Brahmins to the best of one's means.