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

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

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CHAPTER LXI.                             121

The Hindus combine the planets with the sun be- Thedomi-
cause they depend upon the sun, and the fixed stars planets ac-
with the moon because the stars of her stations belong rishnu-
to them.    It is known among Hindu as well as Muslim
astrologers that the planets exercise the rule over the
zodiacal signs.    Therefore they assume certain angelic
beings as the dominants of the planets, who are ex¬
hibited in the following table, taken from the Vishnu-
dharmct:—
 

Table of the dominants of the planets.
 

The planets and the two nodes.
 

Their dominants.
 

Sun.
 

Agni.
 

Moon.
 

Vyana (?).
 

Mars.
 

Kalmdsha (?).
 

Mercury.
 

Vishnu.
 

Jupiter.
 

Sukra.
 

Venus.
 

Gauri.
 

Saturn.
 

Praj9,pati.
 

The Head.
 

Ganapati (?).
 

The Tail.
 

Visvakarman.
 

The same book attributes also to the lunar stations Thedomi-
as to the planets certain dominants, who are contained lunar

,1       PI,        .        ,11                                                                               stations.

m the following; table :—
 

The Lunar Stations.
 

Their dominants.
 

Krittika.
 

Agni.
 

Rohini.
 

Kesvara.
 

Mrigasirsha.
 

Indu, i.e. the moon.
 

Ardra.
 

Rudra.
 

Punarvasu.
 

Aditi.
 

Pushya.
 

Guru, i.e. Jupiter.
 

Aslesha.
 

Sarp§,s.
 

Magha.
 

Pitaras.
 

Purvaphalguni.
 

Bhaga.
 

Uttaraphalgunl.
 

Aryaman.
 

Hasta.
 

Savitri, i.e. SavitE.
 

Citra.
 

Tvashtri.
 

Svati.
 

Vayu.
 

Visakha.
 

Indragni.
 

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