Sunday, April 23, 2017

Diseases caused by Poorva Janma Karma – Part 4 (Skin related)

Part 1 can be read here (on TB, ulcer, throat infections etc)
Part 2 can be read here (on diabetes)
Part 3 can be read here (on rheumatism)
Part 5 can be read here (digestive system related)
Part 6 can be read here (head and face)
Part 7 can be read here (heart, kidney etc)

In this section, skin related diseases that are caused by acts done in previous births are given. 

I have added Leprosy also in this list as the symptoms appear in the skin. Swellings on the skin including ulcerous and septic formation are given in this section.


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Previous Karma
(Kushta Roga)
Prasna Marga
  • Murdering Brahmins.
  • Enjoying wife of the preceptor.
  • Engaging in illicit sale of medicines.
  • Attempting to poison a trusted person.

  • Chanting Rudra Sooktham and Ayu-sooktham.

  • Gift of images of Sun and bull made of gold to venerable Brahmins.

  • Performing Kushmanda Homa.


  •  Killing of creatures.
  • Stealing.
  • Punishing people without justice.
  • Killing of small insects.

  • Propitiation of Sun, Rahu, Mars and Saturn.
  • Observance of Kris-chandrayana Vratha.
  • Idol of Parvathy and Parameswara sitting on an ox must be made, worshiped and given as gift to a worthy person.
White leprosy / white spots / Vitiligo
(Sweta Kushta / Paandu roga)
Prasna Marga
(in addition to the causes mentioned for leprosy)

  • Mis-appropriation of large quantities of cotton rolls, cloths and bronze vessels.

  • Same as given for leprosy.

  • Santhapana Karma (penance)

  • Sweet broth and ghee to be offered in homa with the chanting of “Chitram Devaanaam...” mantras.
  • Gift of silver, cloths and white cow.

(Dry itches)
Prasna Marga

  • Killing serpents, or getting them killed by others.

  • Gift of idol of serpent as per texts.

  • Killing snakes.
  • Giving unclean food.

  • Propitiation of Sun and Mars.
  • Payovrata to be observed for a month (subsisting on milk only)
  • Idol of snake with 5 hoods must be placed on a copper vessel covered with silk and worshiped
  • Then gifted to a worthy person.

Chronic skin diseases.

Dadru (cutaneous eruption, skin rash)

Vicharchika (a type of cutaneous disease, scab)

Paama (scab, herpes)


  • Stealing gold.
  • Procuring gold and gold ornaments through unethical ways.

  • Propitiation of Sun and mercury.
  • Idol of Parvathy and Parameswara  sitting on ox to be gifted.
Swellings on the skin filled with fluids.

Incurable growth on the skin filled with fluids.

  • Defecating or spiting on roads, rivers, river beds, any water body or water, top of mountains

  • Propitiation of Jupiter.
  • Offering sweet broth and ghee in homa by chanting “sa idam vo vishwatha: sareera”.
  • Gift of cloths of silk and linen.
  • Gifting valuable silk cloth to a worthy person after worshiping it with shodasopachaara (16 types of rites).  Then offering feast to many.

(suppuration after swelling)

(applies to Keloid if Moon is afflicted and Saturn is in 8th)

  • Misappropriation of property of spiritual institutions and temples.

  • Propitiation of Moon.
  • Aamra-daanam.
Make an idol of mango tree with branches in the metal afforded by one, and worship it by placing it on Akshatha (unbroken rice used in rituals).

On the right side of it homa to be done by offering samith and ghee with the chanting of mantra “Yad deva...” )

After this the idol must be gifted to a worthy person.
Vrina roga
(ulcers / abscess on the skin)
Prasna Marga

  • Stealing vegetables.
  • Obstructing others’ speeches.
  • Immoral relationship with members of opposite sex
  • Destruction of trees.

  • Gift of gems.
  • Gift of pearls.
  • Gift of precious rings

  • Knows what is right, yet indulging in sinful activities out of temptation, pride, anger, fear or love.

  • Killing people by throwing into fire or water.

  • Propitiation of Mars, and Moon.
  • Observance of 7 Kris-chandrayana Vratha.
  • Offer of ghee and sesame for homas.
  • Gift of food.
  • Gift of 2 cows.
  • Idol of an elephant with 4 tusks to be given to a worthy person.
Ulcers in hands and legs. (recurring and incurable)
Prasna Marga

  • Causing abortion.
  • Immoral relationship with preceptor’s wife.

  • Gift of gems to worthy persons.


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Unknown said...

For some reason the last column of table does not display properly even when printed can you pl try an fix this. Thanx

jayasree said...

@ eka lavya,

Hope the issue is settled. You may copy-paste the article in word and take a print.