The Agni Purana

by N. Gangadharan | 1954 | 360,691 words | ISBN-10: 8120803590 | ISBN-13: 9788120803596

This page describes Vows relating to the week-days (vara-vrata) which is chapter 195 of the English translation of the Agni Purana, one of the eighteen major puranas dealing with all topics concerning ancient Indian culture, tradition and sciences. Containing roughly 15,000 Sanskrit metrical verses, subjects contained in the Agni-Purana include cosmology, philosophy, architecture, iconography, economics, diplomacy, pilgrimage guides, ancient geography, gemology, ayurveda, etc.

Chapter 195 - Vows relating to the week-days (vāra-vrata)

Fire-god said:

1-5. I shall describe vows relating to the week-days [i.e., vāra-vrata] that would confer enjoyment and emancipation. (The asterism) punarvasu on the Sunday is the hand (of Sun). Bathing with all herbs is auspicious (on that day). One who performs the ancestral rite on a Sunday would be free from disease for seven births. A Sunday (occurring) on the saṅkrānti (Sun’s entry from one constellation into another) is the auspicious heart of the Sun. One who eats in the night on a Sunday (occurring) in (the asterism hasta) for a year would get everything. One who practises a vow on Mondays (occurring) in (the asterism) citrā seven times would be happy. One who undertakes to do the vow of eating only in the night on a Tuesday (occurring) in (the asterism) svātī seven times would be free from difficulties. One who takes the vow of eating only in the night on Wednesday (occurring) in (the asterism) viśākhā seven times would get rid of afflictions due to planets. One who eats only in the night on Thursday in (the asterism) anurādhā seven times would destroy all afflictions due to planets. One who undertakes to practise eating only on Friday in (the asterism jyeṣṭhā for seven nights would get rid of all afflictions due to planets. One who resolves to practise eating only seven nights on Saturday in (the asterism mūla would destroy all afflictions due to planets.

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