Chapter 93 Remedies for Abhukta Mula Birth

बृहत्पाराशरहोराशास्त्रम् अध्यायः ९३ (अभुक्तमूलशान्त्यध्यायः)

अथ अभुक्तमूलशान्त्यध्यायः ॥ ९३॥

ज्येष्ठामूलमयोर्यस्मादधिपाविन्द्रराक्षसौ ।
महावैरात् तयोः सन्धिर्महादोषप्रदः स्मृतः ॥ १॥

अभुक्तमूलजं पुत्रं पुत्रीं वाऽपि परित्यजेत् ।
अथवाऽब्दाष्टकं तातस्तन्मुखं न विलोकयेत् ॥ २॥

तद्दोषपरिहारार्थमथ शान्तिविधिं ब्रुवे ।
तत्राऽदौ दोषबहुल्यान् मूलशान्तिर्निगद्यते ॥ ३॥

जन्मतो द्वादशाहे वा तदृक्षे वा शुभे दिने ।
जातस्य वाऽष्टमे वर्षे शान्तिं कुर्याद् विधानतः ॥ ४॥

सुसमे च शुभे स्थाने गोमयेनोपलेपिते ।
मण्डपं स्वगृहात् प्राच्यामुदीच्यां वा प्रकल्पयेत् ॥ ५॥

चतुर्द्वारसमायुक्तं तोरणाद्यैरलङ्कृतम् ।
कुण्डं ग्रहादियज्ञार्थं तद्बहिश्च प्रकल्पयेत् ॥ ६॥

सुवर्णेन तदर्धेन तदर्धार्धेन वा पुनः ।
नक्षत्रदेवतारूपं कुर्याद् वित्तानुसारतः ॥ ७॥

श्यामवर्णं महोग्रं च द्विशिरस्कं वृकाननम् ।
खड्गचर्मधरं तद्वद् ध्येयं कुणपवाहनम् ॥ ८॥

सुवर्णस्य च मूल्यं वा स्थापयित्वा प्रपूजयेत् ।
सुवर्णं सर्वदैवत्यं यतः शास्त्रेषु निश्चितम् ॥ ९॥

आचार्यं वरयेत् पश्चात् स्वस्तिवाचनुपूर्वकम् ।
कलशस्थापनं कुर्यात् स्वगृह्योक्तविधानतः ॥ १०॥

पञ्चगव्यादिकं क्षेप्यं कलशे तीर्थवारि च ।
शतौषध्यादिकं तत्र शतच्छिद्रघटे क्षिपेत् ॥ ११॥

वंशपात्रं च संस्थाप्य तत्र वै पश्चिमामुखम् ।
अर्चेयेन्निरृतिं देवं शुक्लवस्त्राक्षतादिभिः ॥ १२॥

इन्द्रं तदधिदेवं च जलं प्रत्यधिदैवतम् ।
स्वस्वशाखोक्तमन्त्रेण प्रधानादीन्प्रपूजयेत् ॥ १३॥

देवाधिदेवप्रीत्यर्थं होमं कुर्याद्यथाविधि ।
अष्टोत्तरं सहस्रं वा शतं वा नियतेन्द्रियः ॥ १४॥

मृत्युप्रशमनार्थं च मन्त्रं त्रयम्बकं जपेत् ।
प्रार्थयेच्च ततो देवमभिषेकार्थमादरात् ॥ १५॥

भद्रासनोपविष्टस्य सस्त्रीपुत्रस्य मन्त्रवित् ।
आचार्यो यजमानस्य कुर्यात् प्रीत्याभिषेचनम् ॥ १६॥

वस्त्रान्तरितकुम्भाभ्यां स्नापयेत्तदनन्तरम् ।
शुक्लाम्बरधरस्तद्वत् श्वेतगन्धानुलेपनः ॥ १७॥

धेनुं पयस्विनीं दद्यादाचार्याय च शक्तितः ।
ऋत्विग्भ्यो दक्षिणां दद्याद् ब्राह्मणांश्चापि भोजयेत् ॥ १८॥

यत्पापं यच्च मे दौःस्थ्यं सर्वगात्रेष्ववस्थितम् ।
तत्सर्वं भक्षयाज्य त्वं लक्ष्मीं पुष्टिं च वर्धय ॥ १९॥

अनेनैव तु मन्त्रेण सम्यगाज्यं विलोकयेत् ।
मूलगण्डोद्भवस्तैवं सर्पपापं प्रणश्यति ॥ २०॥

1-2. The Sage Parasara said. The ruling deity of Jyeshtha is Indra and the ruling deity of Mula
is Rakshasa. As both the deities are inimical to each other, this Gandanta is considered, as the
most evil. A boy, or girl, born during the period of Abhukta Mula, should either be
abandoned, or the father should not see the face of the child for 8 years. Now I shall describe
the remedial measures to obtain deliverence from the evil effects of birth during this
extremely inauspicious period.

3-4. In view of the extremely inauspicious effects of birth during Abhukta I shall first describe
the remedial measures to obtain relief from Mula. The religious remedial rites should be
performed after the 12 th day after the birth, the next Janm Nakshatr day, or on an auspicious
day, when Candr and the stars are favourable.

5-8. Erect a canopy (Mandap) with four arched gateways, embellished with festoons, on a
sacred spot, besmeared with cow dung paste, to the East, or North of the house. Prepare there
a pit (Kund), or place there a square vessel of clay, or metal for performing Havan. Then,
according to one's means, prepare, or get prepared an idol of Rakshasa of 16, 8, or 4 Masas of
gold, as may be possible within one's means. The idol should be with a horrible-looking face,
black in colour, with two heads, two arms, carrying a sword and a shield and seated on a dead
body.

9. In the absence of an idol a piece of gold of the weight, mentioned above, should be used for
worship, as gold is dear to all the deities.

10-20. Thereafter the remedial rites should be performed in the following order. Select a
learned priest to perform the religious rites, according to the prescribed procedure. Install a
Kalash and put in it Panchagavya (five articles, yielded by a cow, namely milk, curd, Ghl,
dung and urine), Shataushadhi and water of the holy river (Ganga etc.). Then install the idol
of the Rakshasa of Mula, facing West, on an earthen pot (Dhata) with one hundred tiny holes.
After placing bamboo leaves on it, perform the worship of the idol by offering it white
flowers, sandal and clothes etc. Also perform worship of its Adhideva Indra and
Pratyadhideva Jal. Then perform Havan to appease the deities. According to one's means,
1008, or 108 oblations should be offered in the Havan. After this to obtain deliverence from

death Mrityunjaya Mantra etc. should be recited and prayers offered to all the deities for the
purpose of Abhisheka. The father, mother and the child should thereafter take bath from the
water of the two Kalashas. Then the parents, dressed in white clothes and with white sandal
paste, besmeared on their foreheads, should give a cow with calf, as a Dakshina to the chief
priest and feed the other priests and Brahmins, according to one's means. Lastly, after reciting
the ' Yatapapan' etc. (see verse 19) Mantra, the father, mother and the child should see the
reflection of their faces in the (melted) Ghl. By the performance of the remedial rites in the
manner described all evil effects of the birth during Abhukta Mula are completely wiped out.