803-900803. If that very
12th is united with Sravana constellation, he, if desiring, may have mastery
over the worlds for as long as there are the fourteen Indras.
out some clay, on that day, from the confluence of Vitasta and Sindhu,
one should always take bath with that at the time of taking bath. By that
(bath) a man gets always the merit of taking bath in the confluence.
that, on the 4th of Asvayuj, the worship of the gods is performed with
all means and in the manner told about the ninth day.
should be honoured the lucky ladies whose husbands are alive and who are
devoted to their husbands, and also the sisters and others.
808. Just as
in the month of Asvayuj, so in Magha and so in Jyestha, (these ladies)
should be honoured. Thus, there is the triad of 4th days.
should be worshipped with effort, in the bright fortnight of Asvayuj when
the moon is united with Svati constellation.
810. O twice-born,
if that (union of the moon with Svati constellation) be on the 9th, then
horses should be worshipped and the rites for their pacification and welfare
should be performed daily.
811. (For fastening
to the horses) a wise man should piece together paddy (dhanya), Semecarpusanacardium
(bhallataka), Costtus-speciosus (kustha) Acaruscalamus (vaca) and white
mustard (siddharthaka) by means of a thread of five colours.
should be performed in the fire with the mantras dealing with Vayu, Varuna,
Surya, gakra, Visnu, Visvadevas and Agni.
813. The horses
should he controlled by persons holding weapons in their hands. Beating
them and mounting upon them should be prohibited on that day.
the moon is united with Sakra constellation, then the best elephants - Kumuda,
Eravana, Padma, Puspadanta, Vamana, Supratika, Anjana and Nila
- should be worshipped. After doing salutation, the same procedure as told
with reference to the horses, should be followed in the case of the elephants.
on the 8th, the artisans, having undergone fast, should worship Bhadrakali
in proper manner, with valuable incenses, garlands, clothes, lamps, jewels,
eatables, fruits, herb-roots, meat and various sorts of vegetables, and
by gratifying the fire and the Brahmanas. (Bhadrakali should be worshipped)
also with leaves of Bilva, sandalwood, purified butter, drinks of various
types and grains and by decoration of the earth, dancing and singing and
the observation of vigil at night.
twice-born, the books should be worshipped in the temple of Durga and the
artisans should also worship their tools.
obtained auspiciously the musical instruments and armours and weapons,
one - with pleased mind - should eat food mixed with curd and consecrated
with sacred formulae by a Brahmana, and give that also to dependants, friends
and astrologers. The women should go to a fruit-tree and worship.........
worshipped the goddess with fowers, lamps, incense, food etc. one should
offer balls of food to an eagle. Gladly accepted by him, the food-ball..........
824-26. O Brahmanas,
food should be offered to the fnends, the relatives, the Brahmanas, and
the dependants, in spring and winter, on the 8th or the 4th, and on the
14th and the 9th of the bright fortnight and not of the other one. Just
as the worship of the goddess was performed, so should the meals be taken
in front (of her).
827-28. O Brahman,
the wise should, in this very manner, make offerings, excluding the food-ball
for the eagle, to the goddess of the house, in the beginning of the year.
should be made at home and never under a tree.
829. When the
beautiful vine-grove is ripe one should go there accompanied by one's wife,
servants and friends.
bathed, garlanded and well-dressed, one should worship the goddess gyama,
in the vine-grove, with flowers, incense, grains, eatables, much half-ripe
barley, purified butter and honey, and by gratifying the Brahmanas. O twice-born,
the grapes should be offered, first of all, to the Brahmanas. Then, the
meals consisting mostly of grapes should be taken and after that a festival
full of dancing and singing should be celebrated.
bath ( to be performed) in accordance with the instructions of works on
astrology, which is fruitful at all times, is prescribed on the day of
Pusya constellation in every month.
835-36. O twice-born,
all should worship the moon, the stars, the planets and also the gods of
the constellations, with the wealth of flowers, incense and food, at the
time when the moon is united with Janma-constellation. The Brahmanas and
the fire should be worshipped and the festival of vocal and instrumental
music should be celebrated.
best among the twice-borns, the king should perform every year, a Laksahoma
and a Kotihoma. The procedure of their performance should be known from
the Kalpa (sutras) and the works related to the Atharvaveda.
839. All these
acts which are to be performed always, and others which are for specific
purposes, should be performed after consulting the astrologers and the
840. O best
among the twice-borns, the kings should take the coronation-bath, every
year at the anniversary of their coronation, always in the same manner
as in the beginning.
undergone a fast, the priest should give offerings in the sacrificial fire,
with the groups of formulae, namely Pratiratha, gabda, Varsa, Ayusya and Abhaya, and with mantras sacred to
Visnu, gakra, Savita, Brahma, Rudra
and Varuna. The city should be made swarming with flags and banners.
844. The road
should be made dustless by (sprinkling) pure waters. The citizens - bathed
and well-dressed - should wear garlands.
845. The prominent
courtesans, the prominent citizens, the outsiders and the chiefs of the
ganas should go to the palace of the king.
846. The city
and the roads should be adorned by actors and dancers. The pious king,
who has already taken bath, should be again bathed with the five products
of the cow (i. e. milk, curd, butter, urine and dung).
should be bathed by thr chiefs of ganas of the Sudras, the Vaisyas, the
Ksatriyas and the Brahmanas, (standing) in west, south, east and north
respectively, by means of pitchers made of earth, brass, silver and gold
and full of water, milk, curd and purified butter.
849. A great
uproar consisting of the sounds of musical instruments, conch-shells, wishes
for happy day along with (the sounds of) professional singers, should be
made at the time of bath.
850. The subordinate
kings should have umbrellas and chowries in their hands. The king who has
already taken bath, should be again bathed with clays, in the proper order.
the head of the kings should be purified with the clay from the peak of
a mountain, the ears should be sanctified (with the clay) from an ant-hill
and the neck with that from the temple of Sakra.
heart should be purified with the clay from the door of king's palace,
and the back with the clay from the temple. The right arm (should be purified)
with the clay dug by means of elephant's tusk and the other one, with the
earth dug with the horn of the bull. His waist (should be purified) with
the earth from the door of a Vaisya and his thighs with the earth from
a lake of lotuses.
citizens - bathed and well-dressed - should hold auspicious things in their
hands. Already bathed, the king should again be bathed with (water sanctified
with) all auspicious herbs, all scents, all jewels, all seeds, all flowers,
all fruits, Durva-grass, Gorocana paint and sprouts.
keeping ahead the priest seated on bhadrasana, the well-dressed people
- the Brahmanas, the Ksatriyas, the Vaisyas, the chiefs of the gudras,
the leading courtesans and the merchants - should anoint the king in proper
manner, in accordance with the sayings of the astrologer, with the water
of the sacred places brought there, as far as possible.
the king - bathed, anointed, crowned garlanded diademed and decorated -
should worship the gods, touch the auspicious objects, give the last offering
(in the sacrifice) and after that, honour with heaps of wealth, the astrologer
along with the priest and other Brahmanas, as far as the means may allow.
He should also announce freedom from fear.
861. He should
release all who are gone to the slaughter-house, like the animals (gone
to the slaughter house). All, except those who are thorns for the world,
should be released from bondage.
862. The Home-priest
himself should make the king sit on an auspicious and beautiful Lion-throne
covered with the skin of a tiger.
auspicious objects in their hands, all the subjects should see ( him ).
the umbrella, the weapons, the arrays of elephants and horses, he should
climb- a decorated elephant and give away heaps of wealth.
around the whole of the city, he should return to his home, honour the
subordinate kings and the leading citizens with wealth and bidfarewell
got up, the king should daily worship the gods, the twice-born, and the
fire and see the (reflection of his own) face in purified butter.
867. (He should)
listen to the announcement of the date and the constellation and act accarding
to the instructions of the physician. Having gone to the court, he should
see to the legal procedure impartially.
868. O best
among the twice-borns, (the king) should never insult anybody and should
always check internal dissension.
869. This country
being difficult to approach and so free from the fear of the circle of
enemies, the strongly-rooted kings are destroyed here due to internal dissension.
870. O twice-born,
the gods alwaysreside in Kasmira-mandala. Devotion must be shown towards
them and also towards the Nagas and the Brahmanas.
871. The Pisacas
also should be worshipped with the rites including home-offerings. The
people should be settled well and made to follow the (traditions of the)
the people immigrating (to Kasmira) from the other directions, should be
honoured. O descendant of Kasyapa, all should be penalized in accordance
with their crimes. The king should neither be very hard in giving punishment
nor should forgive anyone. He should carry on the administration in accordance
with the instructions of the treatises on polity.
874. O Brahman,
during the six months, when Nikumbha has gone out and not returned, the
kings should go on pilgrimage, to the temple of the god.
875. O Brahman,
listen from me, who is telling the procedure in which the festival of the
pilgrimage should be celebrated, in every temple of the gods, at least
once a year.
is the pilgrimage on the 4th to the abode of Vinayaka, on the 6th to the
abode of Kumara, on the 7th to that of the sun, on the 9th to the temple
of Durga on the 5th to the temple of Sri, on the 8th or the 14th to the
temple of Mahadeva, on the 8th to the temple of Sakra, on the bright 151h
to that of the Moon, on the 4th to that of Dhanada and on the 5th to that
fifth, the twelfth and the fifteenth are honoured for pilgrimages to the
abodes of all the Nagas.
of Kasyapa, the bright fifteenth is prescribed (for visiting the abodes
of) all the gods. The houses of the guests may be visited on all the dates.
881. He who
intends to go on a journey should, first of all, worship the lord of Vinayakas,
on an auspicious day, with heaps of sweetmeats.
882. On the
2nd day should be observed the pacification of the planets and on the 3rd
should be performed the worship of the Gandharvas.
883. On the
4th, the Pisacas should be worshipped and on the 5th should be performed
the worship of the local Naga.
884. On the
6th day, the Brahmanas should be honoured and on 7th, the poor and the
to the procedure, in which the bath giving ceremony should be celebrated,
after having performed thus properly, the sacrifice for seven days.
temple of the god should be whitewashed and painted. Having thus performed
the sacrifice dacorated with multitude of flowers, the image should be
bathed, in accordance with the instructions of Kalpa and Sakha, amidst
sounds of goodday-songs and dances of fortunate ladies.
the citizens, with dances leading their procession, should bring the holy
water for bathing the image, with great pomp and show.
889. (The water
should be brought) from a sacred place situated near by, placed either
on the back of an elephant or in a conveyance drawn by horses or bulls
or men. 890. Having got ( water ), they should bathe the image with that
(water) in the proper manner. As regards the city, the same procedure as
told with reference to the coronation of the king, should be followed.
891. At the
arrival of the day of the pilgrimage, Kutagara decorated with clothes,
garlands, scents and banners should be constructed.
placed there the (original) image and another of similar form, the Kutagara
should be drawn by horses or bulls or strong men decorated with garlands
and clothes. The king along with his army should follow.
894. If the
city has no king, the president (Pradhana) should accompany (the psocession)
. Others should offer worship with incense at various places.
murmuring sounds, high sounds and the cries of victory, the auspicious
Kutagrha should be carried around the city through an even road.
after the entrance of the image into the temple of the god, a great festival
of singing and dancing should be celebrated.
897. The arrangements
for dramatic performances of those who earn their living by the stage,
should be made on the next day. O best among the twice-borns, money should
be given to wrestlers and others in accordance with their strength and
898. O best
among the twice-borns, at the time of the dramatic performances, the human
spectators should be honoured with betel-globes, flowers etc.
899. 0 best
among the twice-borns, cooked rice along with flowers and fruits should
be scattered for the beings, who are invisible spectators in the cave.
900. The lord
of the Nagas spoke thus to that Brahmana possessed of fame. This should
be done with effort, by those who desire health, (long) life, and wealth.