601-605. O best
of the Brahmanas, Sakra etc. (should be worshipped) and so also the daughters
of Daksa, namely, Sati, Khyati, Smrti, Svaha, Anasuya, Svadha, Priti, Ksama,
Sambhuti, Sannati, Arundhati, Kirti, Laksmi, Dhrti, Medha
Tusti, Sraddha, Kriya, Mati, Buddhi, Lajja, Vasu,
Santi, Pusti, Siddhi, Rati, Arundhati Vasudhasi,
Lamba, Bhanu, Marutvati, Samkalpa, Muhurta, Sadhya,
Visva, Aditi, Diti, Kala, Danayu, Simhika, Muni,
Kadru, Krodha, Ira, Pava Vinata, Surabhi, Khasa,
Bhrsasva, Suprabha and Jaya.
and his two wives should be worshipped. Aristanemi accompanied by his four
wives should be worshipped.
607. Rddhi, Vrddhi, Nidra, Dhanesa and Nadakubara (should be worshipped). The treasures
Sankha and Padma should be worshipped and so also Bhadrakali and Sarasvati.
608. Vellas, Upavedas, Vedangas, all the abodes of knowledge,
Nagas, Yaksas, Pisacas,
Garuda and Aruna ( should be worshipped ).
609. Of the
continents, namely, Janabu, Saka, Kusa, Kraunca, Salmali, Gomeda and Puskara
each should be worshipped separately.
610. (The seas)
of salty water, milk, butter, curd, wine, sugarcane-juice and tasty water
(should be worshipped).
Uttara Kurus, Ramya, Hairanvata, Bhadrasva, Ketumala, Ilavrta. Harivarsa,
Kimpurusa and Bharatavarsa (should be worshipped).
divisions of Bharata, namely, Indradyumna, Kaseruman, Tamravarna Gabhastiman,
Nagadvipa, Saumya, Gandharva, Varuna and this Manavadvipa surrounded by
the seas should also be worshipped. Four oceans should be worshippcd and
so also the seven Nether worlds, namely, Rukmdbhauma, Silabhauma, Nilamrttika,
Raktabhauma, Pitabhauma, Sveta and Krsnaksiti.
616-17. O best
among the twice-borns, Kalagniruda, Sesa, Varaha, Hari and the worlds,
namely, Bhuh, Bhuvah, Svar, Mahah, Janah, Tapas and Satya should be worshipped.
One should worship the Earth, the Water the Fire, the Air, and the Ether.
should wororship) the Mind, the Intelligence the Soul and the unmanifested
Purusa. (One should worship) Himavan Hemakuta, Nisadha, the mountain Nila, Sveta,
Srngavan, Meru, Malyavan and Gandhamadana.
The chief mountain
named Manasottara should be worshippod and so also Mahendra, Malaya, Sahya,
Suktiman, Rksavan, Vindhya, Pariyatra and Kailasa - the best of the mountains.
giver of honour ! (one should worship) the scven rivers (namely), Bhagirathi,
Pavani, Hladini, Hradini, Sita, Vanksu and Sindhu. (One should worship) Suprabha,
Kancanaksi, Visala, Manasahrada, Sarasvati, Oghananda and Sumeru
having unsullied water.
should worship) sacred places such Puskara, and rivers such as the Vitasta
and others. (One should worship ) Saci, Vanaspati, Gauri, Dhumrorna of
beautiful form, Simvali, Kuhu, Raka and auspicious Anumati. (One should
worship) Ayati, Niyati, Prajna, Mati, Vela and Dharini.
625. (One should
worship) the two gods, namely, Dhata and Vidhata, and also the seven metres.
(One should worship) Airavana, Surabhi and Uccaihsravasa.
626. (One should
worship) Dhanvantari, Dhruva, and arms and weapons. (One should worship)
Kumara, Vinayaka and Vinayakas.
627. ( One
should worship) Sakha, Visakha, Skanda, Naigamesa, the wind-Gods and Fever
- the lord of diseases.
628. ( One
should worship) Valakhilya sages and Kasyapa, Agastya and Narada. (One
should) worship also the holy nymphs and the gods who drink Soma.
629. ( One
should worship) Adityas, Vasus, Rudras, Visvedevas, Asvinas, Bhrgus, Angiras,
Sadhyas and highly strong Maruts.
630. (One sllould
worship) the twelve suns (namely Dhata, Mitra, Aryarna, Pusa, Sakra, Amsa,
Varuna, Bhaga, Tvasta, Vivasvan, Savita and Visnu).
631. Dhara, Dhruva, Bhoja, Apa, Anil, Anala, Pratyusa and Prabhasa are proclaimed to
be eight Vasus.
632-33. Angaraka, Surya, Nirrti, Ghosa, Ajaikpad, Ahirbudhnya,
Dhumaketu, Dhvaja, Vahana, Isvara, Mrtyu, Kapali and Kankana, these eleven Rudras should be known
as the lords of three worlds.
634. Kratu, Daksa, Vasu, Satya, Kala, Kama, Dhvani, Kuru, Vak and
Danuja, those ten
shining ones are called Visve (devas).
635-36. O best
among the speakers, Nasatya and Dasra should be known as Asvinas.
Bhuvana, Bhanava, Sujanya, Sujana, Tyaja, Suva, Murdha, Daksa,
Vya, Bandhuka, Prasava and
Vyaya are regarded as twelve Bhrgus.
637-38a. Atma, Ayus, Manas, Daksa, Mada, Prana, Havisman,
Gavistha, Rta and Satya these
ten highly strong gods are the sons of Angira.
638b-39. Manas, Mada, Prasna, Nara, mighty Pala, Diti, Haya,
Naya, Hamsa, Narayana, Vibhu
and Prabhu are pronounced as twelve Sadhyas.
640-45. These fortynine, namely, Ekajyoti, Dvijyoti, Trijyoti,
Jyoti, Ekacakra, Dvicakra,
highly strong Tricakra, Rtajit, Satyajit, Susena, Senajit Agnimitra Arimitra,
Prabhumitra, Aparajita, Rta, Rtavan, Dharta, Nidharta, Varuna, Dhruva, Vidharana, highly strong
Devadeva, Idrksa, Adrksa, Ihadrk, Amitasana, Krtina, Prasakrd, Daksa, highly glorious Samara,
Dhata, Ugra, Dhanu, Bhgma, Abhiyukta Sadasaha, Dyuti, Vasuratha, Adrsya, Vama,
Kamajaya, Virat ........ are
the originator of all crafts, should also be worshipped. O Brahman, each
of these, namely, the weapon, the conveyance, the umbrella, the seat, the
emblem and the drum, should be worshipped separately with scents, garlands,
paints, offerings of lamps, incense and the eatables.
performed the worship of these, one should worship specially the planet,
the Naga and the month which presides over the year, and (should worship)
also the planet of the future year, and the ( presiding ) day of the month.
wise would know the planet and the month from the mouth of the astronomer.
The month, the year and the day also should be known from the astronomer.
These should be worshipped with plenty of food and heaps of flowers.
known the day of the Naga-year from the Phalaveda, one should worship that
(day) with solid food and other articles of diet.
fire-sacrifice with utterances of Onkara should be performed, with reference
to all, in due orter, with purified butter, unhusked barley and sesame.
fee should be given to the Brahmanas with separate reference to each of
those ( planets etc. ). Then Brahmanas, the friends, the relations connected
by marriage and the kinsmen should be fed.
meals should be taken and a great festival should be celebrated. O best
among the twice-borns, Brahmana astronomers should be worshipped.
655. The best
of the Brahmanas - those who are acquainted with astronomy-astrology and
those who know history - should be honoured with cash-money, heaps of grains
656. 0 twice-born,
the reciters (of the Puranas and the Epics) desiring sacrificial fee should
also be worshipped. One should decorate one's own self with flowers, ornaments
is called Mahasanti, the destroyer of all sins, the pacifyer of all evils,
the destroyer of bad dreams of Kali, the giver of long life and prosperity,
the increaser of wealth and prosperity, the destroyer of diseases and enemies,
the cause of the advancement of the goverment and the country, auspicious,
holy, and the giver of happiness in both the worlds.
660. 0 best
among the twice-borns, all those who have been mentioned by me before you,
go to the abode of Brahma in the beginning of the month Caitra.
661. 0 always
sinless one, the assembly of Brahma assuming (different) forms at will,
bears specially a steady form, heart-enchanting and undefinable.
662. In that
assembly, the above-mentioned (gods etc.) salute, serve and praise Brahma
undefinable and completdy detached (from worldly fetters).
663. Visvavasu, Salisi, the two Gandharvas Haha and Huhu and others led by Narada sing
(the praises of) the preceptor of the world.
of divine damsels, specially Urvasi, Menaka, Rambha, Migrakesi, Alambusa,
Vigvaci, Ghrtaci, Pancacula, Tilottama, Sanumati, Amala, Vanda and others
dance near the lord of the gods.
in that assernbly of all the gods, the god Brahma appoints the planets
etc. as protectors of the Human year.
667. 0 best
among the twice-borns, having worshipped the sustainer of the worlds, the
gods - pleased and strengthened - go after this, to their respective places.
668. 0 best
among the twice-borns, Sri should be worshipped on the 5th of the bright-half
in the month of Caitra. That is called Sri-Pancami.
fifth day deserves worship by all means and definitely so the one in the
month of Caitra. O best among the twice borns, he who worships Laksmi on
all the fifth days, is not separated from her throughout his 1ife and after
death he obtains the world of Visnu.
should beworshipped there with fragrant garlands, scents, ornaments, clothes,
cock, bell, goat, toy and nice eatable offerings.
673. This 6th
of Caitra is (to be celebrated) necessarily, the rest (may be celebrated)
at one's will. All the children remain healthy in his house who celebrates
674. On that
very 9th, the purified man, observing fast, should worship Bhadrakali with
plenty of flowers, incense and grains.
who rules over the gods, should be worshipped on all the 9th days, (but)
he who worships her on that (9th), obtains success in his undertakings.
676-77. 0 best
among the Brahmanas, the deity presiding over house shonld be worshipped
on the 11th of the bright half of the month of Caitra, with flowers, ornaments,
incense, vegetables of various sorts, incenses of various types and worship
of fire and the Brahmanas.
678. On the
bright 12th of the month of Caitra, Vasudeva should be worshipped in the
proper way after observing fast.
( painted) on a cloth should be worshipped with various types of garlands
and diverse incenses, on the 13th of the bright half of Caitra.
680. One should
decorate one's own self and worship the ladies of the house. O twice-born,
this (13th day) should be necessarily celebrated, the rest may be or may
not be celebrated.
681-82. 0 descendant
of Kasyapa, best among the Brahmanas, on the 12th, a pitcher full of cold
water and decorated with flowers and leaves should be placed before Kamadeva
(Cupid), and before sun-rise a husband himself should bathe his wife with
water (from that pitcher).
683. 0 best
among the twice-born, on the 15th of the bright-half of the month of Caitra,
Nikumbha goes for fighting with the Pisacas in the sea of sand.
684. So, in
every house, the worship of every one of those (Pisacas) should be performed
with effort, in the noon. Know the procedure from me.
made the (image of the) Pisaca with clay, leaves etc., one should worship
that (image) with scents, garlands, clothes, ornamerlts, the eatables,
namely, sweetmeats, cakes, meat, drinks, weapons of various sorts, umbrella,
shoes and stick.
should offer to him, two baskets full of dried food and those eatables
which may last long. Singing should be carried on and the instruments Anaddha
and Tantri should be played upon.
worshipped him in the middle of the day, the wise should, according to
his means, again worship him, as before, at the moon-rise. Then, he - benediction
for whom has been pronounced by the Brahmanas - should be sent off.
690. The musical
instrument Tantri should be played upon while he is being sent. O descendant
of Kasyapa, he must be followed on the next day.
the nearby hill should be climbed. After returning to home, the festival
should be celebrated by singing, and playing on musical instruments. Special
meals should be taken in the company of friends.
693. A nymph
named Ira, employed by Visvavasu, was formerly cursed by Sakra (and) was
exiled from the assembly of the gods.
694. She attained
the state of being a plant in the Himavat, the best of the mountains. After
Nikumbha's exit, her body breaks up into various forms.
the goddess Ira is adorned with Ira flowers, he wise man - well dressed,
well-anointed, good-minded and well-concentrated should go to Ira-garden,
accompanied by Ira wife and host of sons, and should worship the goddess
his with other flowers.
697. (He) should offer various sorts of eatables and nourishments along with earthen lamps.
Special meals should be taken after going to Ira-garden.
the Brahmanas, the wife, the friends and the relatives should be honoured
with Ira-flowers. Ira-flowers should be stitched together with a red thread.
(stitched flowers) should be worn by one's own self and specially offered
to the ladies. Vocal and instrumental music should be listened to, and
dance-performances should be seen.
drink containing Ira-flowers should be taken. Ira (flowers) should be presented
to the gods. The gods are pleased in that way.