Description of the Svarodayacakra, Sanicakra, Kurmacakra and Rahucakra ||123||
1The Fire-God said: I shall describe the(svarodayacakra) in order to know the victory and welfare in a military expedition. The vowels A, I, U, E and O (should be written) in order (in the different squares) and then the days (tithis) nanda and others (should be written below) in order.
2(The names of) the planets Mars, Sun, Mercury, Moon, Jupiter and Venus (are marked) on the right-hand side and Mars, Sun and Saturn on the other side in the letters ‘ka’ to ‘ha’.
3-7The time between the rising of the Sun to its rising on the next day should be multiplied by thirty-nine and then divided by twelve, and the quotient should be divided by nine and three respectively, the quotient being the time of predominance of the vowels or the principles they represent from day to day. The tithi on which the predominance takes place, brings death (to the organiser of any expedition). Three sphuranas (throbs) make up one ucchvasa (breath). Three ucchvasas make up one pala (a measure of time). Sixty palas constitute one lipta. Sixty liptas (make up) a day. The five (vowels are known to be) child, boy, youth, old and death in their half-rising state. It is said to be rising and setting when it is in the eleventh place and together with the fifth (place) brings death and reverses. (Thus-far the Svarodayacakra).
8In the Sanicakra (the diagram of Saturn) the rise of the planets is taken into account in a fortnight. There will be fifteen squares herein. Therein the place of Saturn indicates death. (Thus ends the Sanicakra).
9(The Kurmacakra) is in the shape of a tortoise. (The result is known) from the position of Saturn in the asterisms beginning with magha and ending with krittika. (Thus ends the Kurmacakra).
10-11In the Rahucakra, one should write seven (squares) above and seven below. On the full-moon day, Rahu travels from the south-east by the north-west to the south-west occupying the north-west on the new-moon day. The letter ‘ra’ should be written in the southern part and the letter ‘ha’ in the northwest. The letters ‘ka’ etc. (arc marked) on the first lunar day and other (days) and the letter ‘sa’ in the north-west.
12-20When it happens to be in the face of Rahu it brings reverses. On the full-moon day and in the south-east, it is visti. It is karali in the east and on the third day. It is (known as) ghora in the south and on the seventh day. It is (known as) saumya in the north-east and on the tenth day. One should avoid travel towards the north-west on the fourteenth day, towards the west on the fourth day, towards the south on the eighth day of the bright fortnight, and on the eleventh day. The (names of the) fifteen muhurtas (a period of forty-eight minutes) are Raudra, Sveta, Maitra, Sarabhata, Savitra, Virocana, Jayadeva, Abhijit, Ravana, Vijaya, Nandin, Varuna, Yama, Saumya and Bhava. One should do violent deeds in the Raudra, ceremonial bathing in the Sveta, the marriage of one’s daughter etc., in the Maitra, auspicious deeds in the Sarabhata, establishing in the Savitra, deeds relating to the monarch in the Virocana, victorious deeds in the Jayadeva, battles in the Ravana, agriculture and commerce in the Vijaya, wearing the turban in Nandin, the digging of tanks in the Varuna, acts of destruction in the Yama and good acts in the Saumya.
21-22Yogas (a division of time) are known to be indicating good or bad from their names. Rahu (ascending node) (travels) from the cast to north-west and thence to the south. From the south (it goes) to the north-east, and from the north¬ west to the west, then to the south-east, then to the north for three (ghatikas). Then after four ghafikas it affects the (point of) concurrence. (Thus ends the Rahucakra).
23-24The (following) excellent herbs (should be) worn for victory candi, indrdni, varahi, musali, girikarnika, bala, atibala, ksiri, mallika, yuthika, Svetarka, Satavari and guduci.
25One should tie up the tuft of hair with (the repetition of) the mantray “Om, salutations to (lord) Bhairava (a form of Siva), the wielder of a sword and axe in his hands; ‘Om, hrum’ (salutation) to the destroyer of obstacles, (“Ow, hrum, phat”), for success. With the same mantra, mark on the forehead, collyrium to the eyes and scented fumes should be applied.
26-32Listen to me. (I shall describe) the different kinds of unguents for bathing and drinking and powdered drugs. A mark on the forehead composed of subhaga, manahisila (arsenic) tala shellac and the milk of (gives) conquest (over one’s enemy). Visnukranta, sarpakshy sahadeva and rocana made into a paste with the milk of goat and worn on the forehead gains success (over one’s enemy). Priyangu, saffron, kushtha, mohani and tagara worn along with clarified butter subjugates (the enemy). Rocana red sandal, nisa, manahisila, tala, priyangu Sind. mustard (made into a paste and worn) also yields the same result. Mohini, harita, kanta, sahadevi and sikha made into a paste in the juice of pomegranate and worn on the forehead as a mark subjugates (all). Even the celestials including Indra are subjugated. Then what about the poor mortals? Manjistha, red sandal, katukanda and vilasini together with punamava as a paste subjugates even the Sun (god). Sandal, nagapuspa, manjishtha, tagara, vaca, lodhra, priyangu and rajani mixed with oil of masi controls others.