Friday, April 28, 2017

Diseases caused by Poorva Janma Karma – Part 7 (heart, urinary & others)

In this concluding part, we will see the karmic causes of heart and kidney diseases and other ones not discussed so far. The source texts are Prasna Marga (PM) and Veerasimhaavaloka (VS).

Source text

Previous karma
Heart diseases.
Malevolence towards others.
Propitiation of Sun and Saturn.

Gift of cow and gold.

Kushmanda Homa.

Chanting of Siva Sahasranama and Vishnu Sahasranama.

Chanting the mantra “Udyannadya”  while offering sesame and ghee in the Homa.

Urinary disease.

Difficulty in passing urine.
(Moothra Krishcham)

(Kidney problems)

Enmity with teachers.

Drinking liquor.

Physical intimacy with unmarried virgins, animals and widows.

Ill-treating Brahmins
Propitiation of Saturn and Rahu.

Pooja to teachers.

Lotus made of gold gifted to worthy persons.

Chanting of Agni Mantras.

Gift of sesame seeds and lotus flowers.
Kidney stones
Indulge in intercourse by force (rape)
Kris- chandraayana Vratha.

Gift of gold.

Excessive menstruation
Destruction of Aswatha and other trees.

Injuring cows.
Gift of red cow.
Killing children.

Killing animals.

Killing young animals.

Eating eggs.

Hating preceptor’s children.

Causing dissension between mother and children.

Not doing annual shraddha ceremony.
Gift of idol of cow made of cow.
(Vriddhi roga)
Beating and hurting hands and limbs of innocent servants/ people.

Killing Vaisyaas (business people)

Immoral relationship with wives of sons.
Propitiation for Sun, Mars, Venus and Saturn.

Kris- Chandraayana Vratha.

Chanting of Rudra Sooktham.

Conducting Homas.

Gift of cow.

Mixture of honey and ghee to be poured in Homa while chanting mantra ‘Udyannadya’.

Gift of buffalo and idol of buffalo.

(Kshaya roga)

Eating meat.

Killing scholars.

Harming teachers.

Intolerance to the progress of others.

Stealing property of others.

Same as above.

In addition intercourse during eclipse.
Kris- chandraayana Vratha.

Idol of Kadalivaazha (a kind of plantain tree) in gold to be gifted to a virtuous man by chanting the mantra “Hiranya garbha’.

Chanting of Sahasranama, Rudra Sooktham, Aindragni and Sookthas accompanied with Homas.

Gift of cloths.

Elephantiasis /Filariasis
Intercourse with the person of the same sex. (Gay sex)

Intercourse with forbidden women such as unmarried virgin, widow and wife of another person.
Propitiation for Mars, Venus and Mercury.

Kris-chandraayana Vratha.

Payo Vratha (drinking milk or water only for a month).

Gift of gold and food.
Fever / Pyrexia

Harming others.

Mean thoughts.

Intimidating others with the help of a dog.  
Sahasra Kalasabhisheka for Lord Siva by chanting Jaathavedas mantra for 108 times.

Gift of food.

For Seethajwara (cold) Sahasra kalasabhisheka for Lord Vishnu.

Abhisheka for Vishnu and Siva.

Chanting of Pancha Durga mantra and Rudra Sooktham.

One may be surprised to see just one cause namely ‘malevolence’ towards others as the karmic cause for heart diseases. In effect it refers to heartless behaviour in any given situation. Where a person is required to express compassion or act in some way that redeems the sufferer, if he fails to do / rise up to the situation, he will be born with a heart that cannot function properly. Ruthless behaviour towards others also comes under malevolence. What one fails to cultivate or promote in a birth will be missing from him in physical terms in the next birth. That is how heart diseases get manifest.  

This series on karmic causes is written with the intention to show the world that many a kind of immoral or unethical behaviour done sometime in a past birth does come back to haunt one in a future birth in the form of disease. This must be taken as a warning bell, so that those reading this would know and be careful in not doing those acts. 

This knowledge gives scope for self-introspection for a person to judge his / her present actions and avoid doing them during rest of present life. In other words, there is enough time left in the current birth itself to make rectification so that the impending karma might come with lesser ramifications. One may ask why a person with such wrongful actions not get back the resultant karma in this birth itself. The answer is that some of them might occur in this birth itself. But where the resultant karma has to come back as a disease, its needs a suitable physical constitution which becomes possible when the person takes up another body (birth)

One can notice a logical correlation between the disease and the karmic cause. Not to be ignored are the ones on eating meat and eggs and harming animals like cows, as all these acts are bound to come back as diseases in a future birth. The basic thread of healthy life is compassion to all and sundry and guarding our thoughts, words and action in any situation.

These ideas have been given by none other than ancient sages and were recorded from time to time by our ancients. There is mention of a text by name Karma Vipaka in olden astrological texts. Though the original texts are lost, the later day texts have recorded some of the features for posterity. And I am happy to do a squirrel’s contribution in spreading whatever little I am able to gather through these write-ups.

Let there be Shanti at all Three levels of Existence. 

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Diseases caused by Poorva Janma Karma – Part 6 (head and face)

In this section we will see the diseases in the face such as the ones affecting eyes, ear, mouth etc and the diseases of the head which include mental diseases. The sources are Prasna Marga (PM) and Veerasimhaavaloka (VS)

Source text
Previous karma
Face diseases
(Grahani/ mukha roga)


Tearing away  lips,

Breaking the teeth and

Cutting the tongues of others.

Talking ill of others.

Uttering falsehood.

Giving false witness.

Hindering the religious rites.

Talking ill of others who are innocent.

Obstructing the talk of others.

Cutting away the vital parts of others.

Cutting the tongue of others.

Causing worry to others.


Siding with wrong causes.

Kushmanda Homa.

Gayatri Japa.

Gift of grains and medicines.

Gift of idol of elephant in gold.

Propitiation of Sun and Venus.

Eye disease
(Netra roga)

Partial blindness.




Casting wily glances at other women.

Injuring other’s eyes.

In addition to the above,
Putting off lamps in temples deliberately.

Destroying the eye of others.

Throwing dust in the eyes of animals.

Injuring or blinding the eyes of cows.

Chanting Netra raksha sooktham or Netra mantra.

Gift of Garuda made of gold.

Gift of payasa prepared with milk or dhal and ghee.

Kris-chandraayana Vratha.

Offering sweet broth of rice and ghee in Homa while chanting the mantra “paya: Suvarna Suvarnosi”.

Chanting of Garuda mantra.

Gift of food.

In addition to the above,
Gift of idol of Gopala.

Ear diseases
(karna roga)

Back stabbing, cheating.

Tearing away other’s ears.

Obstructing other’s actions.

Secretly hearing the sensual and private conversation of one’s parents and of other couples.

Violating moral rules.

Eating food of Shraddha ceremony  (done for dpeated pithrus) of others.
Gift of land, gold, grains and woollen cloths.

Chanting Surya mantra.

Chanting the mantra “Tad viShno” and Purusha sooktham.

Chanting the stotra ‘apaamaarjana’ and drinking water while chanting it.

Gift of cooked rice, cloth and red cloth.

Gift of black ox.
Jihwa roga
(lingual disease)
Scolding preceptors and elderly persons.

Uttering falsehood.

Tearing away other’s tongue.
Gift of grains and medicines.

Kushmanda Homa.

Chanting Rahu Mantra and other sookthams.
(Gadgada roga)
Tormenting the teacher and others.
Goddess Saraswathi with japamudra (rosary) and varamaala (auspicious garland) made in gold or silver and worshiped with Vageeswara mantra.
Then it must be gifted to a suitable and worthy person.

(Siro roga)

Hatred towards Brahmins.

Tormenting the teacher.

Gifting of sacred thread.

Sacred thread made of gold given to a worthy person.

Chanting “Aksheebhyaam sooktham” while offering ghee in the homa.

Diseases of the nose.
(Naasaa roga)
Talking ill of others.

Eating animals like chicken while observing spiritual or religious rites.
Kris- chandraayana Vratha.

Chanting Sree Sooktham.

Chanting “Uddwayam: mantra while poring ghee in the Homa.


Breaking promises.

Gifting the idol of Goddess Saraswathi.
Throat diseases
(Kantha roga)
Stealing public property.

Graha shanthi.

Gift of gems.
(Kaasa roga)

Chanting Surya mantra. Home to be done by chanting Surya mantra.

Chanting Agni Sooktham while offering ghee in the Homa. After that red cloth to be gifted to 9 persons.

Varuna paasa (coir pertaining to varuna) to be made with silver. Varuna sooktham to be recited while doing pooja to a pot-ful of sesame adorned with red cloth. Both  must be gifted to a worthy person.

Cheating and maligning the teacher while continuing to learn from him.

Kis- chandraayana Vratha.

Propitiation of Sun, Mars and Mercury.

Chanting Purusha Sooktham.
Madness / Hysteria
(Unmadaa, Bhranthu)

Stealing others’ property by power of authority, ego, pride and haughtiness.

Ridiculing elderly persons.

Casting eye on other’s wife.

Breaking promises.
Kris-chandraayana Vratha.

Propitiation to Sun, Jupiter and Saturn.

Gift of gold and sweets.

Homa to be done by chanting mantra starting with  “kayaana schithra..” and Saaraswatha  mantra.

Gift of idol of elephant.


Killing preceptors and masters.

Abusing teachers and acting against their wishes.

Killing others by suffocating

Kris- chandraayana Vratha.

Sweet broth and ghee to be offered in Homa while chanting ‘Sadasaspathi madbhootha” mantra and ‘Kayaanaschithra’ mantra.

Ganapathy pooja to be done by having 4 purohits chant mantras on the previous night and doing Ganapathy Homa the next morning by offering appam. Then Ganapathy idol to be given to a worthy person.

Regular worship of Lord Ganapathy.

Diseases not covered so far, such as those of Heart, urinary tract and reproductive organs will be written in the next and concluding part.