4. Mahārśi Parasara replied. I will now tell you, whatever Lord Shiva told Goddess Parvati in this respect.
7. A person will be without a son, if Jupiter, the Lord of Lagna and the Lord of the 5th are all devoid of strength.
8. The same will happen, if Sun, Mars, Rahu and Saturn, endowed with strength, be in the 5th and the significator for children, namely Jupiter and Lord of the 5th etc. be bereft of strength.
9-16. There will be no male issue, due to the curse of a serpent, if at birth Rahu is in the 5th, aspected by Mars; the Lord of 5th is associated with Rahu and Moon is in the 5th and is aspected by Saturn; the significator for children (Jupiter) is associated with Rahu, the Lord of the 5th is devoid of strength and the Lord of Lagna is with Mars; the significator for children is associated with Mars, Lagna is occupied by Rahu and the Lord of the 5th is in 6th, 8th, or 12th; Mercury, as Lord of the 5th, being in the Navamsa of Mars, is associated with Mars and Lagna is occupied by Rahu and Gulikaa; the 5th is Aries, or Scorpio and the Lord of the 5th is associated with Rahu, or Mercury; the 5th is occupied by Sun, Saturn, Mars, Rahu, Mercury and Jupiter and the Lords of the 5th and Lagna are devoid of strength; the Lord of Lagna, or Jupiter is associated with Rahu and the Lord of the 5th is in conjunction with Mars.
17-19. Remedial measures should be adopted to obtain protection from the evil effects of the above Yogas. These are getting an idol of Naga (serpent) Raja, made in gold and, after worshipping it in accordance with prescribed procedure, giving in charity a cow, some land, sesame seeds and gold etc. By adopting these measures the Lord of Serpents will be gratified and by his beneficence the person concerned will be blessed with a son and the lineage of his family will be prolonged.
20-30. There will be no male issue, as a result of the curse of the father in the previous birth, if at birth of the native Sun in his debilitation Rāśi and in the Navamsa of Saturn is hemmed in between malefics in the 5th House; Sun, as Lord of the 5th, posited in a Trikona with a malefic, is hemmed in between malefics and is also aspected by a malefic; Jupiter occupies the Rāśi of Sun, the Lord of the 5th is with Sun and Lagna and the 5th are occupied by malefics; Lord of Lagna, devoid of strength, is in the 5th and the Lord of the 5th is combust and Lagna and the 5th are occupied by malefics; there is exchange of Houses between Lords of the 5th and the 10th and Lagna and the 5th are occupied by malefics; Mars, as the Lord of the 10th, is associated with the Lord of the 5th and Lagna, the 5th and the 10th are occupied by malefics; Lord of the 10th is in the 6th, 8th, or 12th, Jupiter is in a malefic Rāśi and the Lord of Lagna and the 5th are associated with malefics; Sun, Mars and Saturn are in Lagna and the 5th and Rahu and Jupiter are in the 8th and the 12th; Sun is in the 8th, Saturn in the 5th, the Lord of the 5th is associated with Rahu and Lagna is occupied by a malefic; Lord of 12th is in Lagna, Lord of 8th in 5th and Lord of 10th in 8th; Lord of 6th is in 5th, Lord of 10th in 6th and Jupiter is associated with Rahu.
Note. In this chapter, where the words childlessness and issue-lessness are used, they should be interpreted to mean want of male issue, because it is the male issue, who by performing the last rites of his father and mother ensures eternal peace to their souls.
34-50. A person will be without a male issue, as a result of curse of the mother, if at birth Moon, as Lord of the 5th is in her debilitation Rāśi, or is hemmed in between malefics and 4th and 5th are occupied by malefics; Saturn is in 11th, 4th is occupied by malefics and Moon is posited in the 5th in her debilitation Rāśi; Lord of 5th is in 6th, 8th, or 12th, Lord of Lagna in his debilitation Rāśi and Moon is associated with malefics; Lord of 5th is in 8th, 6th, or 12th, Moon in a malefic Navamsa and there are malefics in Lagna and in 5th; Lord of 5th and Moon, associated with Saturn, Rahu and Mars, are in 5th, or 9th; Mars, as Lord of 4th is associated with Saturn and Rahu and 5th and Lagna are occupied by Sun and Moon, respectively; Lords of Lagna and 5th are in 6th, Lord of 4th in 8th and Lagna is occupied by Lord of 8th and 10th; Lagna is occupied by the Lords of 6th and 8th, Lord of 4th is in 12th and Moon and Jupiter, associated with malefics, are in the 5th; Lagna is hemmed in between malefics, waning Moon is in 7th and 4th and 5th are occupied by Rahu and Saturn, respectively; there is exchange of Houses between Lords of 5th and 8th and the Lord of 4th and Moon are in 6th, 8th, or 12th; Cancer Lagna is occupied by Mars and Rahu and Moon and Saturn are in 5th; Mars, Rahu, Sun and Saturn are in Lagna, 5th, 8th and 12th, respectively, and the Lords of Lagna and 4th are in 6th, 8th, or 12th; Mars, Rahu and Jupiter are in 8th and Saturn and Moon are in 5th. For release from this curse and to beget a male issue the person concerned should take bath in the sea with bridge of rocks between India and Sri Lanka, recite one Lakh Gayatri Mantras, give in charity things, connected with evil Planets, feed Brahmins and go round a Pipal tree 1008 times. By performing these remedial measures, he will not only beget a son, the lineage of family will also be prolonged.
65-68. A person will be without a male issue, as a result of the curse of the maternal uncle, if at birth the 5th is occupied by Mercury, Jupiter, Mars and Rahu and Saturn is in Lagna; the 5th is occupied by the Lords of Lagna and of 5th along with Saturn, Mars and Mercury; Lagna is occupied by a combust Lord of 6th, Saturn is in 7th and Lord of Lagna is associated with Mercury; Lords of Lagna and 4th are in Lagna and Moon, Mercury and Marsare in 5th.
69-70. To get release from the curse and for being blessed with a son and for ensuring the prolongation of the lineage of the family the following remedial measures are to be adopted. Installation of an idol of Lord Vishnu. Construction of a deep, or ordinary well, dam, or reservoir, or all of them.
71-78. If a person, mad with power and wealth, insults a Brahmin, he remains without a male issue in the next birth. A person will be without a male issue, as a result of the curse of a Brahmin, if at birth Rahu is in Jupiter’s Rāśi and Jupiter in 5th; Lord of 9th is in 5th and Lord of 5th in 8th along with Jupiter, Mars and Rahu; Lord of 9th is in his debilitation Rāśi and Lord of 12th, associated with Rahu, is in 5th; Jupiter is in his debilitation Rāśi, Rahu in Lagna, or 5th and Lord of 5th in 6th, 8th, or 12th; Lord of 5th and Jupiter, associated with malefics, are in 8th, or the Lord of 5th, associated with Sun and Moon, is in 8th; Jupiter, being in the Navamsa of Saturn, is associated with Saturn and Mars and the Lord of 5th is in 12th; Jupiter is associated with Saturn in Lagna and Rahu is in 9th, or Rahu is with Jupiter in 12th. These are Yogas, which reveal the curse of Brahmin in the previous birth.
Notes. According to our view, Virgodana does not mean giving a girl in charity, but helping in the performance of the marriage of an unmarried girl, not his own daughter.
6. Contemplate of Sun well adorned with two arms, seated on a lotus, with a lotus flower in one hand, red-coloured, like lotus and aboard a ch6thot of seven horses.
7. Contemplate of Moon white-coloured, dressed in white robes, with two arms, carrying a mace in one hand and a Vara in the other, adorned with white-coloured ornaments and aboard a ch6thot of ten horses.
8. Contemplate of Mars with a red necklace, dressed in red-coloured robes, with four arms, carrying Shakti, Shoola, Gada (mace) and Vara and mounted on a lamb.
9. Contemplate of Mercury with a yellow-coloured garland, dressed in yellow robes, with four arms, carrying a sword, a shield, a mace and Vara, mounted on a lion.
10. Contemplate of Jupiter, as yellow complexion and Venus of fair complexion, both with four arms, carrying a Danda, Akshasutra, Kamandal and Vara.
11. O Maitreya! Contemplate of Saturn with the lustre, like that of Indraneela, with four arms, carrying Shoola, bow, arrow and Vara, mounted on a donkey.
12. Contemplate of Rahu with a hideous face, with four arms, carrying a sword, a shield, a Shoola and a Vara, blue-coloured and mounted on a lion.
13. There are many Ketus. All of them are of smoky colour, with two arms, carrying a mace and a Vara, with a hideous face and mounted on a donkey.
14. All the idols should be so made, that they are 108 fingers tall by ones own fingers.
Notes. Such a measurement is taken from the middle finger.
15-16. Dedicate with devotion to the Planet concerned the flowers and garments of the colour, belonging to him, sandal, Deep, Guggul etc., his metal and the grains, dear to him and distribute all these things to Brahmins to appease the Planet.
17-20. The Mantras of all the Planets and the prescribed number of their recitation are given below. The recitation of Mantras should be done after worshipping the Planets, as indicated in verses 15-16. Planet Mantra prescribed number: Sun 7000, Moon 11000, Mars11000, Mercury 9000, Jupiter 19000, Venus 16000, Saturn 23000, Rahu 18000, Ketu 17000.
21-22. Havan should be performed with Aak, Palash, Khair, Chirchiri, Pipal, Goolar, Shami wood pieces, Doob and Kush, for Sun, Moon, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus, Saturn, Rahu and Ketu, respectively, mixed with honey, Ghī, curd, or milk. The number of offerings to the sacred fire is 108, or 28. 23-24. To appease Sun and the other eight Planets Brahmins should be fed with (cream) of rice cooked with jaggery, rice cooked in milk, Havishya, paddy cooked in milk, curd and rice, rice with Ghī, rice cooked with powder of sesame seeds, rice cooked with meat, rice cooked with cereals, respectively.
25. To appease Sun and other Planets the things to be given in charity are cow with calf, conch, bullock, gold, robes, horse, black cow, weapons made of iron and goat, respectively.
26-27. The Planet, who is the cause of adverse effects to a person at any time, should be handled by worship and appeasing (of the benevolent ones), because Brahma has blessed the Planets with the boon Do to the persons, who worship you. And the development and progress and downfall of the people and the creation and destruction of the universe are all under the administration and authority of the Planets. Therefore they are most venerable.