Brihat Samhita

by N. Chidambaram Iyer | 1884 | 135,584 words | ISBN-13: 9788171104215

This page describes the intention of cows (go-ingita) which is the ninety-second Chapter of the English translation of the Brihat-samhita. This work, written by Varahamihira in the 6th century, is classified as jyotisha literature, also known as Indian astronomy. It contains however, also content regarding astrology, palmistry, agriculture, gardening, perfumes, medicines and various other encyclopedic topics.

Chapter 92 - Omens (7): The Intention of Cows (go-iṅgita)

1. If the cow (go) appears weak and dejected, the king will suffer miseries; if it walk striking the ground with its heels, there will be diseases. If the eyes be found full of tears or if it be found to fear its own master or to cry at the sight of thieves, there will be death.

2. If cows be found to cry when unmolested, there will be ruin; if they cry at night, there will be fear; but if the ox be found to cry at night, there will be good luck. If cows (go) be found to tormented by flies or dogs, there will be immediate rain.

3. If cows (go), while coming home with the cry of bambha, be found to be in pursuit of bullocks, there will be an increase of cows in the cow-shed. If cows be found wet or with their hair on end or happy, there will be an increase of wealth. The same remarks apply to buffaloes.