KA MARATNA TANTRA. INTRODUCTION, Salutation to Shree Krishna. A discourse between Shiva and Pavti, One dav Parvati asked oF Shankara,
- Oh Lord, kindly reveal to me the Karna-Ratna Tan-
tra. Shankara replied, “ Oh Parvati, let me relate to you how and when a person can be subdued (by incan- tation), attracted, made hostile (to a friend), paralysed, killed, freed from evils (by propitiatory rites), and so on. Sabjugation and attraction should be caused in the Spring, enmity-causing in the Summer, paralysing in Rainy season, killing in the Devy Season, evil-averting in the Autumn, and excitation in the Winter. 1. DT F FER ENT SEASONS IN A DAY. The first ten duodas of the day is Spring, the second ten damdas is Summer, the third ten dabdus is the Rainy Season, the fourth ten &amdas is Winter, the fifth ten damdas is Autumn, and the last ten dadas is Winter. The above actions become fruitful when performed in the given seasons of the day. 2. ACTIONS TO BE PERFORMED AccoRDING TO TITHIS. Acts of subduing should be performed on the seventh lunar day, attracting on the third or the thirteenth, excitation on the second or the sixth, paralysing on the first, the fourth or the fourteenth, charming on the eighth or the ninth, killing on the tenth, the eleventh or the twelfth, and evil-averting on the fifth lunar day or in the full-moon. To attain success all matas, mystical diagrains and medicines should be applied in this order.