Bīrūnī, Muḥammad ibn Aḥmad, Alberuni's India (v. 2)

(London :  Kegan Paul, Trench, Trübner & Co.,  1910.)



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world, and in thee is united the truth and the correct¬
ness of all the angels and Brahmans.

V. 5.—Thou art the daughter of Brahman, and a
man of thy house is Kasyapa.'

V. I.—This weighing must take place in the even¬
ing. Then put the things aside, and repeat their
weighing the next morning. That which has increased
in weight will flourish and thrive in that year; that
which has decreased will be bad and go back.

This weighing, however, is not only to be done in
Ashadha, but also in Rohini and Svati.

V. II.—-If the year is a leap-year, and the weigh¬
ing happens to take place in the repeated month, the
weighing is in that year twice done.

V. 12.—If the prognostics are identical, what they
forebode will happen. If they were not identical,
observe the prognostics of Rohini, for it is predomi¬
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