Different circles which get success in battle ||125||
1The Lord said: “Om hrim” (Goddess) Kamamotani! Manifest in different forms! Possessor of many teeth! hrum phat om hahi. Om devour devour. Cut cut. Suck suck. Hrum phat salutation”. When this mantra is repeated by persons angrily and with red eyes, it would bring about the death or the downfall (of his enemy) or stupefy (his mental calibre).
2The great incantation of (Goddess) Karnamotani is the protector of all castes. I shall describe the rise of five principles which rests on the svarodaya (science of sound).
3The wind moves in the space between the navel and the heat. One should repeat this at the time of battle etc. It would pierce the ears and eyes (of the enemy).
4The accomplisher should be bent on repetition (of mantras) and oblation (to fire). When the wind (moves) from the heart (downwards) to the anus and (upwards) to the throat, the acts of bringing fever on the enemies or causing their death (should be undertaken).
5When the wind blows through the larynx with the essence, (the votary) should do rites conferring peace and prosperity. When (the wind flowing) from the eyebrows to the nostrils (known as) gandha (smell) (is present) one should practise the divine paralysing or drawal.
6There is no doubt that one would be able to paralyse by making the mind absorbed in the smell. The votary should perform the (acts of) paralysing and wedging.
7(To accomplish this he) should worship (the divinities) Canda, Ghanda, Karali, Sumukhi, Durmuki, Revati, Prathama and Ghora in the wind-circle.
8-10The goddesses who accomplish the charm remain well-established in lustre. They (are) Saumya, Bhishani, Jaya, Vijaya, Ajita, Aparijita, Mahakoti and Raudra. (These goddesses who possess) dry bodies take away life. (The goddesses) dwelling in the essence are Virupaksi, Para, Divya, Akalamatris, Samhari, Damstrala and Sushkareyati.
11-12Pipilika, Pustihara, Mahaputipravardhana, Bhadrakali, Subhadra, Bhadrabhima, Subhadrika, Sthira, (Nishthura, Divya, Niskampa and Gadini) (are the goddesses staying in the circle of smell. These thirty-two mothers reside in the circles at the rate of eight in each.
13There is only one Sun and only one Moon (in the world). Each one of these goddesses preside over each one of the sacred places on the earth.
14The one (universal) life force remains divided through (different) circles among created beings. It remains in tenfold forms on account of division into left and right.
15Out of the skull (cup) of the universe (they) drink the supreme nectar, the mystical drops, encircled by the apparel of -principles.
16-18Listen to those five groups of letters which give victory in battle. (The letters), a, a, ka, ca, ta, ta, pa, ya and sa are said to be the first group; i, i, kha, cha, tha, tha, pha, ra, and sa (form) the second group; u, u, ga, ja, da, da, ba, la and sa (form) the third group, c, ai, gha, jha, dha, dha, bha, va and ha form the fourth group and o, au, am, ah, ha, na, na, na and ma form the fifth group.
19-20These forty-five letters (indicate) the prosperity of men. (These letters in each group) are respectively) known as the child, boy, youth, old, death, affliction to one’s self, emaciation, indifference and destroyer. The (asterism) krittika, the first day of a fortnight and (the planet) Mars are known as beneficial to one’s self.
21-22The sixth day (of a fortnight) and (the asterism) magha (occurring) on a Tuesday and the eleventh day (of a fortnight) and (the asterism) ardra (occurring) on a Tuesday (cause) affliction. (The asterism) magha and the second day (of a fortnight) occurring on Tuesday (yields) gain. (The asterism) ardra and the seventh day on a Wednesday bring loss. The asterisms bharani and Sravana on a Tuesday (are) also of the same type. A Thursday marked by (the asterism) purvaphalguna and third day is profitable.
23A Thursday (marked) by (the asterism) dhanishta and ardra on the eighth day, and the same day (ruled by (the asterism) diUfd on the thirteenth day causes death. A Friday (marked) by (the asterism) purvabhadrapada on the fourth day (also yields the same).
24A Friday ruled by (the asterism) purvashada and the ninth day as also by (the asterism) bharani and the fourteenth day causes affliction.
25The fifth day and the (asterism) krttika occurring on a Saturday is said to be prosperous. The tenth day together with the (asterism) aslesha in conjunction with Saturday would be causing affliction.
26-27The conjunction of (asterism) magha, Saturday and full moon is held as fatal. First to the ninth have (the directions) east, north, south-east, south-west, south, north-west, moon and Brahma as the aspects. If they have aspects together with the signs (artificial division of the ecliptic) as well as the planets that would confer perfection.
28The four constellations mesha to kumbha cause victory if full and death if otherwise. It is to be duly calculated, the absence of Sun etc. as well as whether they are full.
29The Sun has no influence in the case of war. The Moon influences to appease defeat. One should know that Mars causes riot. Mercury (influences) to realise desire. Jupiter influences to get success.
30-31Venus influences to get mental happiness. Saturn would influence to get defeat in battle. In the pingalacakra, the asterisms in which the Sun moves should be arranged (in the shape of a human figure), at the face, eyes, forehead, head, hands, thighs and feet. If the three stars at the foot (are identical with the natal star of the person concerned) (it indicates) death. (It indicates) loss of prosperity if on the sides.
32(If the three asterisms) on the face (are identical with the natal star) (it indicates) affliction. If that on the head (is identical) (it indicates) failure of the task undertaken, and that on the head (indicates) fruitfulness. (I shall) describe the Rahucakra now.
33-35It goes from the east to the south-west, from the southwest to the north, from the north to the south-east, from the south-east to the west, from the west to the north-east, from the north-east to the south, from the south to the north-west and then again to the north, daring (the period of) four ghatikas every day). O dear! I shall now tell you about the lunar phases which act as the above said Rahu and about different directions south-east to north-east and from the full moon etc. to which a journey should be held inauspicious during their respective continuance. (An expedition commenced) at the back of Rahu brings success in battle, (while that undertaken) at its front brings death.
36Till the eighth day of the dark fortnight, the east aspected by Rahu would cause fright. (Similarly) Rahu acts in the north-east, south-east, north-west and south-west (on the same day).
37-38If the constellations Aries etc. are in the directions east etc., and when the Sun is (present) there it causes death, The third day in the dark fortnight, the seventh day, the tenth day, the fourteenth day in the bright (fortnight); fourth day, the eleventh day and the fifteenth day visti (a kind of adverse period) in the south-east and north-west.
39-42(The letters) a, ka, ca, ta, ta, pa, ya and la are the (five) groups (of letters) (standing for) the planets Sun etc. The vulture, owl, hawk, a small owl, owl (kausika), crane, peacock and the water-fowl are known to be birds (in the diagram). At first the mystic syllable should be accomplished by means of oblation. Then it is known as expansion when it is uccata (a kind of charm which drives away one’s enemy). Then the application (of the mystic syllable) accomplishes (the desired results) in bringing another under one’s control, in fever and in attraction. The syllable ‘salutations’ should be used in acts of bliss and peace-making, the syllable vausat in (rites for) nourishment and in controlling etc. (The syllable) hum (is used) for (causing) death, breaking amity (between two per¬ sons), while (the syllable) phat (is used) for driving away one’s enemies. (The syllabic) vasat (is used) in (connection with) progeny and bringing splendour etc. Thus there are six kinds of mystic syllables.
43-45I shall now describe the medicinal plants which provide good protection. Mahakali, candi, varahahi, isvari, sudarsana and indrani when worn on the body protect. Bala, atibala, bhiru, musali, sahadevi, jati, mallika, yuthi, garudi, bhringaraja and cakrarupa are great herbs which confer victory when worn (on the body).
46-48O Greatest Goddess! if these are gathered during an eclipse they confer good. Making an elephant endowed with all characteristics out of earth, one’s enemy should be benumbed by doing the rite at its foot. After having gathered earth from an anthill (the rite should be done) at the summit of a mountain or at (a place having) a single tree or at a place struck by lightning. Then (the previously invoked) two divine mothers should be attached. Om! obeisance to Mahdbhairava! to the Fierce form with deformed tooth! to the Yellow-eyed! to the Bearer of trident and sword Wausat. O Goddess! One should worship the mud and benumb multitudinous weapons (of the enemy).
49-50I shall describe rites relating to fire which ensures victory in battle etc. The votary should remain nude, have the tuft untied, face the south and offer human flesh, blood and poison mixed with chaff of grain, pieces of bone as oblations to fire kindled with logs of wood at the cremation ground in the night uttering the name of the enemy one hundred and eight times. ‘‘Om obeisance to Goddess Kaumari! (You) dally, (You) coax! O Ghantadevi! (You) kill this person at once. Obeisance to you O Goddess of knowledge! Oblations.” By oblations made with this formula the enemy gets fettered. Om! One having a hardy frame! One having a fierce mouth! One possessing a tawny complexion! One having a dreadful face! One possessing erect hairs! One having great strength! One possessing a red face! One having the lightning as the tongue! Most fierce! Possessing large teeth! Having dreadful form! One who strikes very firmly (at the battle)! One who built the bridge to the city of Lanka! The carrier of the mountain! One who moves about in the ethereal space! You come O lord! Possessor of great strength! Valiant! The Bhairava makes known (his presence). O Great Raudra (fierce) you come! You encircle this person with the long tail, pierce and trample him. Hrum phat. O Goddess! (oblation should be made) one hundred and thirty-eight times (with the above). Hanumat (monkey-faced god) accomplishes all acts. The enemies get routed on seeing Hanumat in the picture.