Chapter 95 Remedies for birth of a daughter after three sons

बृहत्पाराशरहोराशास्त्रम् अध्यायः ९५ (त्रीतरजन्मशान्त्यध्यायः)

अथ त्रीतरजन्मशान्त्यध्यायः ॥ ९५॥

अथाऽन्यत् संप्रवक्ष्यामि जन्मदोषप्रदं द्विज ।
सुतत्र्ये सुताजन्म तत्त्रये सुतजन्म चेत् ॥ १॥

तदाऽरिष्टभयं ज्ञेयं पितृमातृकुलद्वये ।
तत्र शान्तिविधिं कुर्याद् वित्तशाठ्यविवर्जितः ॥ २॥

सूतकान्तेऽथ वा शुद्धे समये च शुभे दिने ।
आचार्यमृत्विजो वृत्वा ग्रहयज्ञपुरस्सरम् ॥ ३॥

ब्रह्मविष्णु महेशेन्द्रप्रतिमाः स्वर्णजाः शुभाः ।
पूजयेद् धान्यराशिस्थकलशोपरि भक्तितः ॥ ४॥

चत्वारि रुद्रसूक्तानि शान्तिसूक्तानि सर्वशः ।
विप्र एको जपेद् होमकाले च सुचिसंयतः ॥ ५॥

आचार्यो जुहुयात्तत्र समिदाज्यतिलांश्चरुम् ।
अष्टोत्तरं सहस्रं वा शतं वाऽष्टौ च विंशतिम् ॥ ६॥

ब्रह्मादिसर्वदेवेभ्यः स्वस्वगृह्योक्तमन्त्रतः ।
ततः स्विष्टकृतं हुत्वा बलिं पूर्णाहुतिं पुनः ॥ ७॥

अभिषेकं च जातस्य सकुटुम्बस्य कारयेत् ।
ऋत्विग्भ्यो दक्षिणां दद्याद् ब्राह्मणांश्चापि भोजयेत् ॥ ८॥

कांस्याज्यवीक्षणं कृत्वा दीनानाथांश्च तर्पयेत् ।
एवं शान्त्या च मैत्रेय सर्वारिष्टं विलीयते ॥ ९॥

1-2. The Sage said. O Brahmin! I will now tell you about other kinds of inauspicious births.
The birth of a daughter after the birth of three sons, or the birth of a son after the birth of three
daughters is ominous for both the maternal and paternal families of such children. Therefore
remedial measures, described below, may be taken to get deliverance from these evil effects.

3-9. The rites should be performed on the morning next to the last day of Sutak, or on any
other auspicious day in the following order. After selecting a priest and some Brahmins to
perform the remedial religious rites, the priest, after paying obeisance to the nine Grahas,
should install four Kalashas on a heap of paddy, place the idols of Brahma, Vishnu, Mahesha
and Indra, made of gold, on them and perform their worship in the prescribed manner. A
Brahmin (an assistant of the priest), after taking bath etc., should recite four Rudra Suktas and
the whole of Shanti Sukta. The priest should perform Havan with Samidha, Ghl and sesame
seeds 1008, 108, or 28 times with the recitation of the prescribed Mantras of Brahma, Vishnu,
Mahesha and Indra. Svistkrata and Purnahuti and Abhisheka of the child with his family
should be done and presents in cash should be given to the priest and his assistants, according
to one's means. The Brahmins should be fed. The father and the mother of the child should
see their reflections in the Ghl, kept in a bronze vessel. Lastly grains and clothes should be
distributed to the poor and the needy. By the performance of the above remedial rites the evil
effects are wiped out and the child and his parents etc. enjoy happiness.