Chapter 92 Remedies from Gandanta Birth

बृहत्पाराशरहोराशास्त्रम् अध्यायः ९२ (गण्डान्तजातशान्त्यध्यायः)

अथ गण्डान्तजातशान्त्यध्यायः ॥ ९२॥

तिथिनक्षत्रलग्नानां गण्डान्तं त्रिविधं स्मृतम् ।
जन्मयात्राविवाहादौ भवेत्तन्निधनप्रदम् ॥ १॥

पूर्णानन्दाख्ययोस्तिथ्योः सन्धौ नाडीचतुष्टयम् ।
अध ऊर्ध्वं च मैत्रेय तिथिगण्डान्तमुच्यते ॥ २॥

रेवतीदास्रयोः साप्रमघयोः शाक्रमूलयोः ।
सन्धौ नक्षत्रगण्डान्तमेवं नाडीचतुष्टयम् ॥ ३॥

मीनाजयोः कर्किहर्योर्लग्नयोरलिचापयोः ।
सन्धौ च लग्नगण्डान्तमधऊर्ध्व घटीमितम् ॥ ४॥

एषु चाभुक्तमूलाख्यं महाविघ्नपदं स्मृतम् ।
इन्द्रराक्षसयोः सन्धौ पञ्चाष्टघटिकाः क्रमात् ॥ ५॥

अथ गण्डान्तजातस्य शिशोः शान्तिविधिं ब्रुवे ।
गण्डान्तकालजातस्य सूतकान्त्यदिने पिता ॥ ६॥

शान्तिंशुभेऽह्नि वा कुर्यात् पश्येत् तावन्न तं शिशुम् ।
वृषभं तिथिगण्डान्ते नक्षत्रे धनुमेव च ॥ ७॥

काञ्चनं लग्नगण्डान्ते दद्यात्तद्दोषप्रशान्तये ।
आद्यभागे प्रजातस्य पितुश्चाप्यभिषेचनम् ॥ ८॥

द्वितीये तु शिशोर्मातुरभिषेकं च कारयेत् ।
सुवर्णेन तदर्धेण यथावित्तं द्विजोत्तम ।
तिथिभेषादिरूपं च कृत्वा वस्त्रसमन्वितम् ॥ ९॥

उपचारैर्यथाशक्ति कलहोपरि पूजयेत् ।
पूजान्ते समिदन्नज्यैर्होम। कुर्याद्यथाविधि ॥ १०॥

ब्राह्मणान् भोजयेत् पश्चादेवं दोषात्प्रमुच्यते ।
आयुरारोग्यमैश्वर्यं सम्प्राप्नोति दिने दिने ॥ ११॥

1. The Sage said. O Brahmin! Gandanta is of three kinds, namely of Tithi, Nakshatr and Lagn.
Birth, travelling and performance of auspicious functions, like marriage etc., during Gandanta
are likely to cause death of the person concerned.

2. O Maitreya! The last 2 Ghatikas of Purna Tithi (5 th , 10 th , 15 th ) and the first 2 Ghatikas of
Nanda Tithi (1 st , 6 th , 1 1 th ) are known, as Tithi Gandanta.

3. Similarly the last two Ghatikas of Revati and first two Ghatikas of Ashvini, the last two
Ghatikas of Aslesha and first two Ghatikas of Magha and the last two Ghatikas of Jyeshtha
and first two Ghatikas of Mula are known, as Nakshatr Gandanta.

4. The last half Ghatika of Meen and first half Ghatika of Mesh, the last half Ghatika of Kark
and first half Ghatika of Simh, the last half Ghatika of Vrischik and first half Ghatika of
Dhanu are known, as Lagn Gandanta.

5. Amongst these Gandantas the last 6 Ghatikas of Jyeshtha and first 8 Ghatikas of Mula are
known, as Abhukta Mula.

6-8. Now I will tell you the remedial measures to be adopted to release the child, born during
Gandanta, from its evil effects. The father should see the child born only on the morning next
to the end of the days of Sutaka, or on any auspicious day after the performance of the
remedial measures. The remedial measures are giving a bullock in charily in the case of Tithi
Gandanta, giving a cow with calf in charity in the case of Nakshatr Gandanta, giving gold in
charity in the case of Lagn Gandanta, performing Abhisheka of the child along with father, if

the birth is in the first part of Gandanta and along with mother, if the birth is in the second
part of Gandanta.

9-11. Performance of Puja on the holy Kalash of the idol of the deities of Tithi (in case of
Tithi Gandanta), Nakshatr (in case of Nakshatr Gandanta) and Lagn (in case of Lagn
Gandanta), made of 16 Masas, 8 Masas, or 4 Masas of gold, as may be possible, followed by
Havan and Abhisheka, according to procedure already described earlier. At the end as many
Brahmins, as may be possible within one's means, should be fed. These remedial measures
will ensure long life, good health and prosperity for the child.

Notes. Unless one is himself fully conversant with the performance of religious rites, the
remedies, recommended in this chapter, earlier and later chapters, should be got performed by
and under the directions of a learned priest, because the full effects will be derived, if the rites
are performed correctly and according to the procedure, prescribed in the religious scriptures
on this subject.