Mantras for Graha Śānti according to Bṛhat Parāśara Horā Śāstra

These are the Vedic mantras as given by Parāśara in the Graha Śānti chapter. They were not put into the first volume of Science of Light as they are too complex for the average person.

In the translation below, I have tried to get the appropriate feeling of the verse- more than just a direct translation, yet trying not to stray from the direct translation, and yet still keep some poetic flow with a logical meaning. If any errors are noticed in the Sanskrit, please notify me. May the planets be pleased with you.

 Sun (7,000X) g Veda, Maṇḍala 1, Sūkta 35, verse 2

आ कृष्णेन रजसा वर्तमानो निवेशायन्नमृतं मर्त्यं च।
हिरणययेन सविता रथेना देवो याति भुवनानि पश्यन् ॥
ā kṛṣṇena rajasā vartamāno niveśāyannamṛtaṁ martyaṁ ca|
hiraṇayayena savitā rathenā devo yāti bhuvanāni paśyan ||
Present in the sky, yet dwelling in both the mortal and the immortal,
The Awakening God, in his golden chariot, gives understanding to the all beings.

Moon (11,000X) Shukla Yajur Veda 9.40 and 10.18

इमं देवा असपत्नं सुवध्वं महते
क्षत्राय महते ज्यैष्टयाय महते जानराज्यायेन्द्रस्येन्द्रियाय॥
imaṁ devā asapatnaṁ suvadhvaṁ mahate
kṣatrāya mahate jyaiṣṭayāya mahate jānarājyāyendrasyendriyāya||
For great dominion, for great leadership, for sovereignty, for the power of Indra,
Oh gods, quicken him, to be without a rival and become great.
[some include the next verse as well]

Mars (10,000X) Ṛg Veda, Maṇḍala 8, Sūkta 44, verse 16

अग्निर्मुर्धा दिवः ककुत्पतिः पृथिव्या अयम्। अपां रेतांसि जिन्वति॥
agnirmurdhā divaḥ kakutpatiḥ pṛthiavyā ayam| apāṁ retāṁsi jinvati||
Agni is the head of heaven, lord of chiefs,
who animates the creative power of water.

Mercury (9,000X) Yajur Veda 15.54

उद्बुध्यस्वाग्ने प्रति जागृह त्वमिष्टापर्ते संसृजेथामयं च।
असिमन् सधस्थे अद्युतरस्मिन् विश्वे देवा यजमानश्च सीदत॥
udbudhyasvāgne prati jāgṛha tvamiṣṭāparte saṁsṛjethāmayaṁ ca|
asiman sadhasthe adyutarasmin viśve devā yajamānaśca sīdata||
Awake Agni, be attentive to give your seasonal sweetness,
May all the devas sit with the worshiper in the meeting place.

Jupiter (19,000X) Ṛg Veda, Maṇḍala 2, Sūkta 23, verse 15

बृहस्पते अति यदर्यो अर्हाद् द्युमद् विभाति क्रतुमज्जनेषु
यद् दीदयच्चवस र्तप्रजात तदस्मसु द्रविणं धेहिचित्रम्
bṛhaspate ati yadaryo arhād dyumad vibhāti kratumajjaneṣu
yad dīdayaccavasa rtaprajāta tadasmasu draviṇaṁ dhehicitram
Bṛhaspati, the most kind, brilliant by your merit, shining among the wise people,
grant us wealth so we can perform the proper good.

Venus (16,000X) Yajur Veda 19.75, Vājasaneyi-Saṁhitā 19.75A, Maitrāyaṇī saṁhitā 3.11.6A, 149.1, Kāthakam 38.1, Taittirīya brāhmaṇa 2.6.2.2A

अन्नात् परिस्त्रु रसं ब्रह्मणा व्यपिबत् क्षत्रं पयः सोमं प्रजापतिः।
ऋतेन सत्यमिनिद्रयं विपानं शुक्रमन्धस इन्द्रस्येन्द्रियमिदं पयोमृतं मधु॥
annāt paristru rasaṁ brahmaṇā vyapibat kṣatraṁ payaḥ somaṁ prajāpatiḥ|
ṛtena satyaminidrayaṁ vipānaṁ śukramandhasa
indrasyendriyamidaṁ payomṛtaṁ madhu||
Nourishment flows in abundance from the essence (rasa) of god,
giving power/dominion to the lord of creation with milk and soma,
The pious Venus, king of the senses,
drinks order, truth, and power like milk, amṛta and honey.

 

Saturn (23,000X or 6 malas/day for 40 days) Ṛg Veda, Maṇḍala 10, Sūkta 9, Verse 4

शं नो देवीरभिष्टय आपो भवन्तु पीतये। शं योरभि स्त्रवन्तु नः।
śaṁ no devīrabhiṣṭaya āpo bhavantu pītaye| śaṁ yorabhi stravantu naḥ|
May the goddess favor us with Peace
and bless us with divine waters to drink
and let health and strength flow to us

Rahu (18,000X) Ṛg Veda, Maṇḍala 4, Sūkta 31, verse 1

कया नश्चित्र आ भुवदूती सदावृधः सखा। कया शचिष्ठया वृता॥
kayā naścitra ā bhuvadūtī sadāvṛdhaḥ sakhā| kayā śaciṣṭhayā vṛtā||
Oh messanger of the sky, ever prospering friend,
In what manner, and by which method can we achieve clarity.

Ketu (17,000X or 4 malas a day for 40 days) Ṛg Veda, Maṇḍala 1, Sūkta 6, verse 3

केतुं कृवन्नकेतवे पेशो मर्या अपेशसे समुषद्भिरजायथाः
ketuṁ kṛvannaketave peśo maryā apeśase samuṣadbhirajāyathāḥ
Awareness is born like the dawn in man,
Giving brightness to the flame, and form to the formless.