Chapter 94 Remedies for Jyeshtha Gandanta Birth

बृहत्पाराशरहोराशास्त्रम् अध्यायः ९४ (ज्येष्ठादि गण्डशान्त्यध्यायः)

अथ ज्येष्ठादि गण्डशान्त्यध्यायः ॥ ९४॥

ज्येष्ठागण्डान्तजातस्तु पितुः स्वस्य च नाशकः ।
तस्य शान्तिविधिं वक्ष्ये सर्वविघ्नोपशान्तये ॥ १॥

मूलशान्तिसमं सर्वमात्रापि मण्डपादिकम् ।
इन्द्रोऽत्र देवता तद्वदधिदेवोऽनलस्तथा ॥ २॥

विज्ञेयं च तथा विप्र रक्षः प्रत्यधिदैवतम् ।
यथाशक्ति सुवर्णेन कुर्यादिन्द्रस्वरूपकम् ॥ ३॥

वज्राङ्कुशधरं दिव्यं गजराजोपरिस्थितम् ।
शालितण्डुलसंयुक्तकुम्भस्योपरि पूजयेत् ॥ ४॥

स्वस्वगृह्योक्तमन्त्रेण गन्धपुष्पाक्षतादिभिः ।
अभिषेकं च होमं च कुर्याद् ब्राह्मणभोजनम् ॥ ५॥

इन्द्रसूक्तं जपेद् भक्त्या मन्त्रं मृत्युञ्जयं तथा ।
प्रार्थयेदिन्द्रदेवं च ततः शान्तिमवाप्नुयात् ॥ ६॥

अथ वा शक्त्यभावे तु कुर्याद् गोदानमेव हि ।
यतः समस्तभूदानाद् गोदानमतिरिच्यते ॥ ७॥

मूलेन्द्राहिमघागण्डजाते दद्याद् गवां त्रयम् ।
गोयुग्मं पौष्णदास्रोत्थे गण्डान्ते च द्विजन्मने ॥ ८॥

अन्यगण्डे च दुर्योगे गामेकां हि प्रदापयेत् ।
गोरभावे च विप्राय दद्यात् तन्मूल्यमेव हि ॥ ९॥

ज्येष्ठनक्षत्रजा कन्या विनिहन्ति धवाग्रजम् ।
विशाखान्त्यपदोत्पन्ना कन्या देवरघातिनी ॥ १०॥

तस्याः प्रदानकालेऽतो गोदानमपि कारयेत् ।
आश्लेषान्त्यत्रिपादोत्थौ मूलाद्यत्रिपदोद्भवौ ॥ ११॥

कन्यासुतौ हतः श्वश्रूं श्वशुरञ्च यथाक्रमम् ।
तयोर्विवाहकालेऽतः शान्तिं कुर्याद् विचक्षणः ॥ १२॥

तत्तदोषविनाशाय यथावित्तानुसारतः ।
धवाग्रजद्यभावे तु न दोषाय प्रजायते ॥ १३॥

1-5. The Sage said. O Maitreya! Now I will describe to you the remedial measures to be
adopted to ensure relief from the evil effects of Jyeshtha Gandanta. The erection of a canopy
(Mandhup), installation of Kalash, selection of a priest etc. will be done in the same manner,
as has been recommended for the Abhukta Mula in the previous chapter. In this ceremony
Indra will be the deity -in-chief, Adhideva will be Agni and the Pratyadhideva will be
Rakshasa.

6. Then the remedial rites should be performed in the following order. Install on a Kalash, full
of paddy rice, an idol of gold with Indra, seated on Airavat with Vajra Ankusha in his hands.
Perform worship of the chief deity Indra along with that of the Adhideva and the
Pratyadhideva with the recitation of their appropriate Mantras. Perform Havan, Abhisheka
and then feed the Brahmins in accordance with one's means. In addition to the above, after
doing Indrasukta and Mrityunjaya Japas, prayers may be offered to Indra. These measures
will wipe out the evil effects of the Gandanta.

7. In case the performance of remedial rites, described above, is beyond the means of any
person, he should give a cow in charily. This will also appease the deities and promote relief
from the evil effects of the Gandanta. Because the giving of a cow in charily has been
considered a superior remedial measure than giving in charity all the lands, belonging to a
person.

8-9. According to prescribed remedial measures, 3 cows are to be given in charity in the case
of Jyeshtha-Mula and Aslesha-Magha Gandantas, 2 cows in Revati-Ashvini Gandantas and 1
cow in other Gandantas, or in any inauspicious Yog. If cow, or cows are not available, their
actual value should be given in cash to a Brahmin.

10. A girl, born in Jyeshtha Nakshatr, destroys (is the cause of death of) the elder brother of
her husband and a girl, born in fourth quarter of Vishaka Nakshatr, destroys her husband's
younger brother. Therefore a cow should be given in charity at the time of the marriage of
such girls to wipe out the above-mentioned evil effects.

11-13. Aboy, or girl, born in the 2 nd , 3 rd , or 4 th quarter of Aslesha Nakshatr, destroys his/her
mother-in-law and a boy, or a girl, born in 1 st , 2 nd , or 3 rd quarter of Mula Nakshatr, becomes
the destroyer of his/her father-in-law. Therefore suitable measures, as may be possible within
one's means, should be taken at the time of the marriage of such boys and girls. There will be
no evil effect, if the husband has no elder brothers.