by N. Chidambaram Iyer | 1884 | 135,584 words | ISBN-13: 9788171104215
This page describes the qualities of the karanas (karana-guna) which is the one hundredth 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.
1-2. Marriages shall take place when the Moon passes through the asterism of Rohiṇī, Uttaraphālguni, Uttarāṣāḍha, Uttarabhādrapada, Revatī, Mṛgaśīrṣa, Mūla, Anurādhā, Maghā, Hasta or Svāti; when the rising sign is Vigro, Libra or Gemini; when the benefic planets occupy other than the 7th, 8th and 12th houses, when the Moon occupies, the 2nd, 3rd or 11th house; when the malefic planets occupy, the 3rd, 6th, 8th and 11th houses; when Venus does not occupy the 6th house and when Mars does not occupy the 8th house; and when the rising sign is other than the 2nd, 9th, or 8th house from the lagna in the horoscope of the bridegroom or the bride; when at the time the course of the Sun is benefic; when the Moon does not occupy the same sign with the Sun, Mars, Saturn or Venus; or when she is between two malefic planets; when the Yoga is neither the Vyatipāta nor that of Vaidhṛti; when the Karaṇa is other than Viṣṭi; when the lunar day is other than a Rikta one; when the week day is other than that of a malefic planet; when the Ayana is other than the Dakṣiṇāyana; when the month is other than that of Caitra or Pauṣa and when the rising Navāṃśa is a human Navāṃśa.