The Wind Circle ||27||
1If on the day of the full moon in Ashadha an easterly wind blows from heaven, being tossed by the stroke of the tops of the billows of the eastern ocean and mingled with the mass of the mane-like rays of the Sun and the Moon, the whole earth will shine being enriched by the splendid vernal and autumnal crops and being covered overhead with groups of dark clouds every-where.
2When the wind blows with such force as if to break off the peaks of the Malaya Mountain from the south-eastern part of the sky at sunset on the same full-moon day, the earth, blazing continuously with the flames of fire embracing (spreading on) its surface, will emit heaps of ashes along with the hot breath managing from its own body.
3When at the above conjunction a very rough and howling south-wind blows, making the monkeys dance through the leaves of palm-trees, bowers of creepers and trees, the clouds rising like the elephants which are struck and pricked by the goad shed a few drops of water like miserly persons.
4If at sunset on the same day a southwest wind blows unceasingly tossing up and down in the sea heaps of small cardamoms, averrhoas and cloves, then the earth shrouded by a heavy load of scattered broken bones of. men who have perished by hunger and thirst, appears wild and restless like a young lady just losing her husband.
5If, at the time of the disappearance of the Sun s rays, there is a strong gale from the west, raising dost with its beating wings, the earth will be endowed with rich crops and have the lading monarchs engaged in war and consequently will be filled with huge masses of marrow flesh and blood.
6At the approach of sunset on the full moon day of Ashadha, if the north-easterly wind be very strong, have a dense appearance and resemble broken bodies of serpents (or Garuda), then it should be known that the earth will possess the fulness of blessings, on account of great happiness, caused by the all-round growth of splendid crops and torrents of rain, wherein the frogs rejoice and croak continuously.
7If, at the end of the Grishma Season (i, e. full-moon of Ashadha) when the mass of the Sun’s rays is screened by Mount Meru, a northerly breeze blows, disseminating the fragrance of the sweet-scented Kadamba flowers, the clouds will inundate the earth with water, as though mad (crying madly as it were), and intoxicated by the sight of splendid illumination caused by the flashes of lightning and destroying the rays of the Moon on the earth.
8If the sky be without the rays of the Sun, the Moon and the stars, and if there be no rain, then, I think it cannot be called Bhadrapada .
9If the north-easterly breeze be cool, scented by the flowers of Punnaga, Agaru and Parijata, be sonorous and be enjoyed by groups of Gods, the earth restored to youthful vigour will be full of water and crops, and kings will curb their enemies, will protect all class of people and with the utmost justice.