1Note the asterism occupied by Jupiter when he emerges out from his conjunction with the Sun. The name of that Star has to be given to the year, and the succeeding years will bear the names of the months in their regular order.
2The years commence from Kartika and are composed of two asterisms each beginning with Krittika and follow in regular order. But the 5th, the 11th and the 12th year comprise each three asterisms.
3In the Kartika year, cartmen, those living by lire and cows suffer. Diseases will crop up and there will be war. Red and yellow flowers will grow in large quantities.
4In the Margasira year of Jupiter, there will be drought. The crops will be affected by wild animals, rats, locusts and birds. There will be outbreak of diseases, and kings will have dissensions even with their friends.
5The Pausha year of Jupiter will prove auspicious to all Kings will leave their enmity and will become mutually friendly. There will be a rise in the price of corn by 200 or 300 per cent. Preservative work will increase.
6In the Magha year of Jupiter, people will be interested in the worship of their Manes; and there will be a general feeling of satisfaction among all the creatures. Genera! health will be good and there will be timely rains. The crops will be plenty and there will be good sales. Friendship among men will be on the increase.
7In the Phalguna year of Jupiter, happiness will prevail only here and there; so also, will be the case with regard to rain and the crops. Young women will suffer ill luck; thieves will enormously increase, and kings will become cruel and severe.
8In the Chaitra year of Jupiter, the rains will be slight. Food will become costly people will be happy and kings will be kind-hearted. Pulses will thrive. Handsome persons will suffer.
9In the Vaisakha year of Jupiter, people will be intent on doing virtuous deeds, will be devoid of fear and will be happy along with their kings. People will be engaged in performing sacrifices and other rites and there will be abundance of all kinds of crops.
10In the Jyeshta year of Jupiter, people who are prominent by birth (or caste), family, opulence and trade, kings and men of righteous conduct will come to grief. So also, will the crops except Kangu and those of the Samee class.
11In the Ashadha year of Jupiter, there will be crops here and there and no rain in other places. The luck and happiness (of people) will only be medium. Kings will begin to be extremely active.
12In the Sravana year of Jupiter, there will be general happiness and the produce of lands will be plentiful. Heretics and base-minded men along with their followers will suffer.
13In the Bhadrapada year of Jupiter, the yield of creepers (such as green grams) and the first crop will reach their fruition. There will be no second crop in the year. Food grains will be plenty only in some places. There will be panic or fear in other parts.
14In the Aswayuja year of Jupiter, there will be frequent rain; people will be happy and contented, All living beings will grow strong and food will be in plenty for all.
15Jupiter while in his northern course confers health, happiness and plenty; this will be reverse in his southerly course. When he is in the middle, he will produce mixed effects.
16Jupiter is beneficent when he transits two asterisms in the course of the year. The effect will be medium when he passes through 2h lunar mansions. If he should perchance go through more than this, he would destroy all the crops.
17-18If Jupiter has the colour of fire, there will be risk from fire; if the colour be yellow, diseases will break out; if it be dark, a battle will be impending; if it be green, there will be danger from thieves if it be red, there will be trouble from weapons; if it be smoky, lucre will be drought. If Jupiter be visible in the day, there will be regicide. If his disc appears big and clear at night and he be posited in an auspicious lunar mansion, the whole world will be happy.
19The asterisms Krittika and Rohini constitute the body of the Samvatsarapurusha; the two Ashadhas (Purva and Uttara) form the navel Aslesha, the heart; and Magha, the flower. When these lunar mansions are devoid of malefics, the effect will be auspicious. If the body be afflicted by malefics through conjunction or aspect, there would be danger from fire and wind. If the navel be afflicted, there will be risk from famine. If the flower be afflicted roots and fruits would be destroyed. When the heart is afflicted, there will be the inevitable destruction of crops.
20-21Find out the number of years that have elapsed since the commencement of the Salivahana era (Saka era and not Salivahana). Multiply this by 44. Add 8539 to the product and divide the result by 3750. To the quotient thus obtained, add the Saka years. Divide this by 60 and the remainder thereof by 5. The quotient represents the five-year periods ruled by Vishnu and others, and the remainder denotes the number of years that have elapsed in the particular lustrum.
22Place the years of Jupiter obtained in the previous Sloka separately in two places. Multiply the first by 9 and divide the other by 12. Add the above product (in the first case) and the quotient (in the second case). Divide the result by 4. The quotient will reveal the particular asterism reckoned from Dhanishta. The remainder will denote the Padas in the next star that have been traversed by Jupiter .
23The lords of the 12 Yugas or five-year periods in the Jupiter’s cycle are respectively (1) Vishnu, (2) Brihaspati, (3) Indra, (4) Agni, (5) Twashta (one of the creators), (6) Ahirbudhnya, (7) the Manes, (8) Viswedeva (9) the Moon, (10) Indragni, (11) the two Aswins and (12) Bhaga.
24The names of the five years with their lords of each lustrum are (1) Samvatsara and Agni, (2) Parivatsara and the Sun, (3) Idavatsara and the Moon, (4) Anuvatsara and Prajapati and (5) Idvatsara and Rudra.
25In the first year, the rains will be even, while in the seconds there will be good rain in the initial portion of the season. In the third year, it will be plentiful, while in the fourth, there will be rain only in the latter half. In the fifth year, the rain will be scanty.
26Of the 12 Yugas comprising the Jovial cycle, the four, viz., Vishnu, Indra, Brihaspati and Agni are the best. The middle four are only medium. The last four are to be understood as the worst.
27When Jupiter enters the first quarter of Dhanishta synchronous with his emergence from the conjunction of the Sun in the month of Magha, Prabhava, the first year of his cycle begins and it will be beneficial to all beings.
28In this year, viz., Prabhava, there will be drought in some parts; there will be outbreak of storms and fires, the six-fold troubles, and phlegmatic diseases. In spite of these, the people will not feel miserable.
29-30Thereafter, Vibhava, the second year begins. Then follow Sukla, Pramoda and Prajapati. The benefic effects will go on increasing in these years. During this period, Kshatriya kings will rule over the earth abounding in paddy, sugar-cane, barley and other grains,’^ when the people will be free from fear and hatred, and where the people will be all-cheerful and free from the malefic effects of the Kali age.
31-32In the second Yuga which is composed of Angiras, Srimukha, Bhava, Yuva and Dhatu, the first three prove auspicious, the remaining two being middling. The lord of rain will pour down abundant rain in the first three years and the people will be free from affliction and fear. In the last two years, the rains will be equally distributed, but there will be the outbreak of diseases and war.
33-34In the third lustrum presided over by Indra, the years are Easwara, Bahudhanya, Pramatthin, Vikrama and Vrisha caused the transit of Jupiter. The first two years will be auspicious and will bestow the fruits of the golden age on the people. The third will be wholly inauspicious and the last two will give plenty of food-grains and risk from diseases.
35-36In the fourth lustrum, the first year, viz., Chitrabhanu is declared to be the best, the second, named Subhanu is medium in result; it brings on sickness without mortality. The next year known as Tharana gives copious rain. The year Parthiva is declared to yield luxuriant crops. The fifth year, namely Vyaya, will prove auspicious. Love reigns supreme and festivities will be the order of the day .
37In the fifth lustrum presided over by Thwashta, Sarvajit is the first year. The next is Sarvadhari, followed by Virodhin, Vikrita and Khara. Of the above, the second year is good, and the rest bring about dread.
38The sixth lustrum consists of the years Nandana, Vijaya, Jaya, Manmatha and Durmukha. The first three are propitious; Manmatha is middling. The last will prove the worst of the lot.
39-40The seventh lustrum is composed of the years Hemalamba, Vilambi, Vikari, Sarvari and Plava due to the transit of Jupiter. The first year will have stormy rain accompanied by the six-fold. In the next year, the crops and rains will be scanty. The third year will prove very disastrous through floods, and the fourth will usher in famine. The last year Plava will prove auspicious with copious rain.
41-42In the 8th lustrum ruled by Viswedeva the years are Sobhakrit (also Sokahrit), Subhakrit Krodhi, Viswavasu and Parabhava. The first two bring joy and contentment to people. The third will prove very malefic. The last two will be middling. But in the fifth year Parabhava, there will be fire, affliction caused by war and diseases; and the Brahmins and kine will suffer.
43-44In the ninth lustrum, the respective years are Plavanga, Keelaka, Sauinya, Sadharana and Rodhakrit. Of these, Keelaka and Saumya are good while Plavanga will prove troublesome in many ways to the people. In the year Sadharana, there will not be much rain and there will be the six-fold afflictions. In the fifth year, the rain will be unequally distributed, but crops will flourish.
45-47In the tenth Yuga presided over by Indragni, the first year is known as Paridhavi; then follow the four years Pramadi, Ananda, Rakshasa and Anala. In the year Paridhavi, the middle country will suffer, and a king will die. There will be death of water and trouble from fire. In the year, Pramadi, people will be lazy; there will be war, and red flowers and red seeds will be destroyed. The next year Ananda will bring joy to all. The two years Rakshasa and Anala will produce a general decay; the former will be marked by the growth of summer crops and the latter by the outbreak of fires and epidemics.
48-49The eleventh Yuga is composed of the years Pingala, Kalayukta, Siddhartha, Raudra and Durmati. In the first year, there will be excessive rain. Robbers will increase. People will suffer from Asthma, cough, followed by the shaking of the jaws. The year Kalayukta has got many defects and evils, while the year Siddhartha contains many good qualities. In the year Raudra, there will be much suffering and loss. The year Durmati will have medium rain.
50-51In the twelfth Yuga, the first year is named Dundubhi and will be marked by the growth of plenty of food grains. Then follows Udgari or Rudhirodgari, wherein kings will suffer, and the rains also will be uneven and irregular. The third year is Raktaksha in which there will be general danger caused by tusked animals and diseases. In the fourth year Krodha, people will become subjected to anger and kingdoms will be devastated through wars.
52Kshaya is the name given to the last year of the 12th or last Yuga of Jupiter. It will cause decay in many ways to the people, engender a sort of fear among the Brahmin class. The agriculturists will prosper. The Vaisyas and the Sudras will gain; so also, the robbers. Thus, have been declared here briefly all the effects arising from the 60 years.
53Jupiter, with rays unbedimmed, dense and spread over all round with a form broad and white as Kumuda and Kunda flowers and clear as crystal and not overpowered by any other planet and on the march in the right direction will prove beneficial to the whole mankind.