Signs of goat ||65||
1I shall now expound the auspicious and inauspicious signs of goats. Those that have nine, ten or eight teeth bring good luck and should be kept at home. Those that have seven teeth must be abandoned.
2A white goat that has a dark circle on the right side conduces to good results. Similarly, one that is dark, red or blue like an elk, with a white circle on the right side is very auspicious.
3The thing that bangs like a breast from the neck of goats is to be known as ‘Mani’. One with a single Mani is of good augury; and those that have two or three are exceedingly auspicious.
4All goats that have no horns, that are completely white or completely black or are half-white or half-dark, or half-brown and half-black are auspicious and bring good luck.
5A goat that marches in front of the flock, plunges first into the water, that has a white head, or six dark specks on the head is of good augury (Such a goat is called Kuttaka.)
6A goat with spotted neck or head, with the colour of pounded sesamum (a mixture of white and yellow), red eyes, dark or white feet, is commendable. So also is one that is white or dark.
7A white goat with dark testicles and a dark band in the middle is auspicious. So also is one that walks slowly with a jingling sound.
8A goat with blue hair on the head, and blue feet, or one with white fore-part and blue hind part brings good luck and the following is the verse composed by Garga.
9The four classes of goats, viz, Kuttaka, Kutila, Jatin, and Vamani are the sons of the Goddess of Wealth that do not dwell in a poverty-stricken place.
10Now, the goats that bleat like donkeys, that have crooked or erect tails, misshapen nails, inauspicious colours, cut-ears, elephantine heads and dark palate end’ tongue, are not auspicious.
11The goats that have commendable colours, Manis, hornless heads and red eyes give happiness, fame and wealth to men when worshipped at home.