701-802701. With him
who well-concentrated offers one thousand Ira (flowers) to Kesava, the
lord of the gods is pleased and he goes to heaven.
Brahma, the Moon, the Sun, Subha Karisini and Durga should be worshipped
with Ira (flowers). All the gods are pleased (with the offerings of Ira
703. Ira is
favourite of the Nagas and specially mine.
704. I am excessively
pleased with him who worships me with Ira flowers in Ira-garden.
705. On the
third of the bright (half) of the month of Vaisakha, sacrifice should be
performed with barley, and barley should be given to a Bhahmana.
706. One should
worship Visnu with barley and also eat barley. O descendant of Kasyapa,
the worship of Ganga should be performed on that day.
of god's name, sacrifices, oblations to the manes, penance, bath etc. all
are said to be imperishable (on that day). Even a little charity becomes
undergone fast on the second (day), (these rites) should be performed strenuously
by men on the third day, on the bank of the Sindhu.
Brahman, the god Visnu, the lord of the world, shall be (born as) the preceptor
of the world, Buddha by name, at the time when the Pusya is joined with
the moon, in the month of Vaisaksha, in twenty eighth Kali Age.
from as to how his worship should be performed in the bright-half, from
that period onwards, in future. The image of Buddha should be bathed (with
water renderd holy) with all medicinal herbs, all jewels and all scents,
in accordance with the sayings of the Sakyas. The dwellings of the Sakyas
(i.e. Viharas) should be whitewashed with care.
713. Here and
there, the Caityas - the abodes of the god - should be provided with paintings.
The festival, swarming with the actors and the dancers, should be celebrated.
714. The Sakyas
should be honoured with Civara (the dress of a Buddhist mendicant ), food
and books. All this should be done till the advent of Magha.
715. O twice-boln,
eatable offerings should be made for three days. Worship with flowers,
clothes etc. and charity for the poor (should continue for three days).
716. 0 best
among the twice-borns, the Brahmanas should be worshipped with sesame,
on the full moon day of Vaisakha. Bath, sacrifice, and funeral rites (should
be performed) with sesame.
of wealth should be made and earthen lamps should be given for the temple.
Sesame should be offered to the Brahmanas and sesame should also be eaten.
719. O best
among the twice-borns, on 11th of the dark half of Magha, one should undergo
fast and on the 12th, should do everything prescribed by me in connection
720. On the
full moon day of Vaisakha, one should worship seven or five Brahmanas wilh
Black or othersesame mixed with honey.
sin is committed throughout life is destroyed that very moment, when (
the thought ) "May Dharmaraja be pleased" comes to the mind.
barley - the king of the medicinal herbs becomes ripe. The gods and the
manes should be worshipped then with barley-grains.
one - anointed, garlanded and dressed in new clothes - should eat barley-food
in proper procedure, amidst sounds of musical instruments and the Brahmanas.
724-25. O lord
of the twice-borns, on the 8th after (the full moon day of) Jyestha, one
should worship Vinayaka along with his ganas, with heaps of swcetmeats.
sweet vocal and instrumental music and pleasing of the Brahmanas.
726. Or Vinayaka
should be worshipped on all the 8th days. Worshipping him after undergoing
fast, one gets success in undertakings.
727-28. O bestamong
the twice-borns, when the conjunction of Svati constellation takes place
in the month of Asadha then should be worshipped the god Wind, with scents,
garlands, much rice cooked in milk, various types of ground parchedgrains,
varied flowers and other blossoms.
729. O Brahman,
in the end of the bright half of Asadha, a festival with vocal and instrumental
music should be celebrated for five days, for bringing sleep to the god.
730. On the
11th and the 14th, Dhanahotra should be performed and vigil should be observed
for two nights. The Brahmanas and the Satvatas should be worshipped on
the 12th and the 15lh.
the 13th, gifts for dramatic performances should be made in a proper procedure
and money should be given, as far as the means may allow, to those who
earn their living through stage.
733. What has
he - the high minded - to do with violent sacrifices, by whom Kesava has
been worshipped in the ceremonies of Causing Sleep and Awakening ?
734. When the
conjunction of Vaisvadeva constellation takes place in the end of the month
of Asadha, the learned scholar should worship the gods, in the manner prescribed
in the case of Wind-god.
the occasion of Daksinayana (the southern progress of the sun), one should
give to the Brahmanas, ground parched-grains mixed with milk, snow, sugar,
green vegetables, umbrella, shoes, garlands and water receptacles full
of cold water.
737-38. O twice-born,
Kasyapa - the founder of this country - should be worshipped at the appearance
of Rohini constellation after (the full moon day) of Asadha, with scents,
garlands, eatable offerings and worship of the Brahmanas. Rohini cows along
with their calves should be worshipped on that day.
739. At the
appearance of Sravani, one should take bath in the confluence of the Vitasta
and the Sindhu and worship the bow-holder (Visnu) - the god of the gods.
calling upon the Brahmanas to pronounce benedictory formulae, one should
play to get pleasure and should take there, verily, special meals.
741. The chantings
of the Samaveda should be listened to on that day, and the unmarried girls
should specially play in the water.
742. At the
time, when the moon is united with Sravana constellation, one who takes
bath, gets prosperity in all places and times.
743-44. O twice-born,
the god Madhusudana is born in the human world for removing the burden
(of the earth) on the dark eighth following the (full moon day of) Sravana,
in the end of the 28th Dvapara. O best among the twice-borns, it is heard
745. From that
period onwards, the worship of the god of gods and the goddess should,
be performed on that day, in the proper manner.
746-47. O best
among the twice-borns, Devaki and Yasoda should be worshipped on that day,
with scents, garlands, eatables made of barley and wheat, eatables mixed
with cow's milk, and fruits of various types. Having performed worship
thus, a great festival should be celebrated at night.
the morning, before the rising of the sun, women dressed in clothes dyed
with safflowers, should carry all the images, amidst charming sounds of
vocal and instrumental music, to the beautiful and auspicious bank of a
river or a lonely lake.
made of barely along with preparations of sugarcane, pepper and purified
butter should be eaten on that day.
on the dark fifteenth united with Pitr constellation, satiating liabations
of water and other oblations for the manes should be offered with effort.
752-53. Subhasits, Barhisads, Agnisvattas, Kravyada, Upahutas, Ajyapas and
Sukalins, all these
hosts of Fathers should be worshipped with a great quantity of food, incense
and flowers. O best among the twice-borns, funeral rites with sesame should
be performed with effort, on that day.
754. On everyday
of the bright-half of the month of Praustha, Mahendra and the goddcss Sati (Seci?) should be worshipped.
755. O best
among the twice-borns, painted on the cloth, he should be worshipped in
the proper manner by kings as indicated by an astrologer.
756. The cowherd
should worship the Brahmanas with eatables, grains, fruits, herb-roots,
jewels, clothes and incense.
should be worshipped along with his host (of warriors), the weapons and
the mount. O Brahmana, on the bright fifth of Indra's fortnight, my worship
should be performed with a great quantity of scents, incense and grains,
gifts of garlands and clothes, gratification of the sacred fire and the
Brahmanas, gifts of various sorts for the dramatic performances, and decorations
of the earth. The worship of the local Naga also should be performed on
that very day.
760. In the
fortnight following that (Indra Paksa), Sraddha should be performed everyday
specially with Syamaka corn except on the fourteenth.
761a. The fourteenth
(day of the fortnight) is prescribod for those who were killed by means
has stated that Sraddha may be performed for the whole of the fortnight
or it may be performed in the fortnight excepting its ( first ) one- third
part, or in the last one-third. On the thirteenth, however, Sraddha must
be performed necessarily.
763-64. O best
among the twice-borns, even he who lives on the bread supplied by others,
he who has got no wealth and he who is a manual labourer, should, somehow
or other, perform the funeral rites on the thirteenth. Know while I am
saying. Here is the verse sung by the Fathers.
765. Will he
be born in our family who may offer to us milk mixed with honey, on the
thirteenth in Varsa and Magha?
766. O best
among the twice-borns, the wise men should always worship the guardians
of the quarters on the 4th which falls in the fortnight of the funeral
rites in the month of Prausthapada.
should be worshipped at night in the temple of Durga. O descendant of Kasyapa,
after taking bath in the morning and after worshipping all (the things)
mentioned above, one should take one's meals and perform expiatory rites
when the sun is just to set. This (ceremony) called Nirajana should be
known by those who are adept in the performance of Salihotra and are thus
the preservers of astronomy (described) in the Kalpa (Sutras) and the works
related to the Atharvaveda. After this, should be worshipped those who-earn
their living by means of stage- performances.
770-74. O twice-born,
when the thousand-rayed (sun) is united with Kanya constellation then one
should observe fast and worship the sage Agastya, with full pitchers, gourds,
barley, rice, purified butter, beautiful Jati, Padma and Utpala (flowers),
white sandlewood, cow, bull, dothes, jewels born-of the sea, umbrella,
shoes, staff, slippers, a great quantity of rice cooked in milk, nice fruits
and herb-roots, various sorls of food, eatables, by feeding the fire and
the Brahmanas, and by giving up eating of one fruit for the complete year.
Having thus worshipped Agastya, one should worship the astrologer.
one should see the great sage Agastya as shown by him (astrologer). A man
gets the desired objects after seeing the sage Agastya.
776. When the
grains are ripe, one should, on a day of the bright fortnight prescribed
by an astrologer, worship the gods, the manes, the water, the fire and
worshipped the twice-born and the astrologer, one - dressed in new clothes,
well-anointed, well- adorned, garlanded, facing the east, purified, with
Vedic recitations in front ................
painted in the centre Brahma and hooded Ananta, one should paint (the figures
of) the guardians of the directions established in their respective directions.
worship should be performed with incense, garlands, unguents, clothes,
jewels, fruits and eatables, and by gratifying the fire and the Brahmanas.
781. Rice mixed
with sugar and the preparations of all (other) grains should be given to
the Brahmanas, the servants and the relatives.
should be eaten by the wise (persons) themselves at night and not in the
day time. Absence of wealth dwells during the day in rice, at night in
curd and ground parched grains and always in Bauhinia variegata (kovidara)
and Feronia Elephantum (kapittha).
784. On the
5th of that (fortnight), the god (Varuna) - the lord of the waters - should
be worshipped. Just as the goddess Uma is to be worshipped so (should be
785. The virgins
should be bathed on the 6th of that very (fortnight), and should be decorated
on the seventh.
should decorate themselves and also the women and the children. With their
bodies anointed with moist vermillion-powder, they should play for pleasure
amidst dances and instrumental music, on the 8th of the same (fortnight).
After taking bath, one should worship the goddess named Asokika.
food, incense, bed and seat along with the upper blanket should be offered.
Food mixed with sugar should be eaten.
who desires to get prosperity, should worship Uma on that day, with incense,
food, earthen lamps, garlands, curd, grains or sugar, or safflowers and
salt or saffron, collylium and bangles. After going to a garden adorned
with water (falls) and trees.....
791-92. O best
among the the twice-borns, then a noble man temperate in food should take
bath in the water of the Vitasta, for seven days on 10th etc. - three days
before, three days after and on 13th, the birthday of the Vitasta.
793.94. O Brahmana,
Vitasta .should be worshipped on those seven days, with scents, garlands,
eatable offering, gifts of beautiful earthen lamps, various sorts of flags,
red threads, bangles, various sorts of fruits and by gratifying fire and
for dramatic performances should be made and actors etc. should be honoured
on three days following the birthday of the Vitasta.
796. On the
12th which falls within the festival of the Vitasta, a wise man should
observe fast and worship the god Hari.
797. This is
prescribed permanently. Others may or may not be observed. O twice-born,
that 12th is regarded as the Great one and is always auspicious.
12th which is united with Budha constellation is also stated to be great.
Madhusudana himself told me that the recital of God's names, bath, charity
funeral rites etc. performed on that (12th), become twelvefold. O twice-born,
if that 12th is united with Budha and Sravana constellations, that certainly
becomes highly great. Every thing performed on that day becomes imperishable.
One gets the merit which is stated (to be got) at Sannihati, when the sun
is eclipsed if one takes bath on that day, in the confluence of two rivers,
and gives in charity, at that time, a pair of shoes, umbrella, full pitcher,
a pair of clothes, food etc. If one observes the rest (of the 12th days)
one is honoured in Svetadvipa.