त्रिंशोऽध्यायः अथातः शकुनीप्रतिषेधं व्याख्यास्यामः, यथोवाच धन्वन्तरिः ॥ १ ॥ भगवान्
Now we shall discourse on the chapter which deals with the medical treatment of an attack by Sakuni (Sakuni-Pratisedha). 1
शकुन्यभिपरीतस्य कार्यो वैद्येन जानता । वेतसाम्रकपित्थानां निःक्काथः परिषेचने ॥ २ ॥ कषायमधुरैस्तैलं कार्यमभ्यञ्जने शिशोः । मधुकोशीरहीबेर-सारिवोत्पलपद्मकैः रोध्रप्रियङ्गुमञ्जिष्ठा-गैरिकैः प्रदिहेच्छिशुम् ॥ ४ ॥ ॥३॥
A wise physician should sprinkle the body of the child possessed by Sakuni with the decoction (duly prepared) of Vetasa, Amra and Kapittha. Oils duly cooked with the drugs of the sweet and astringent groups should be used in anointing its body. Pradehas (plasters) composed of Madhuka, Usira, Hrivera, Sariva, Utpala, Padmaka, Rodhra, Priyangu, Manjistha and Gairika, should be applied. 2-4.
व्रणेषूक्तानि चूर्णानि पथ्यानि विविधानि च । स्कन्दग्रहे धूपनानि तानीहापि प्रयोजयेत् ॥ ५॥ शतावरीमृगैर्वारु-नागदन्तीनिदिग्धिकाः । लक्ष्मणां सहदेवाञ्च बृहतीञ्चापि धारयेत् ॥ ६ ॥
Various kinds of medicinal powders and diet and remedial measures in general described in connection with the medical treatment of Ulcers¹ as well as the fumigations (Dhupana) mentioned in the chapter on the treatment of Skanda-graha (vide ch. XXVIII) should be prescribed for the disease under discussion. Drugs such as Satavari, Mrgadani, Ervaru, Nagadanti, Nidigdhika, Laksmana, Sahadeva and Brhati should be fastened (as a charm) to the body of the child (in the preceding manner). 5-6.
मनः शिला । नियतात्मना ॥७॥ तिलतण्डुलकं माल्यं हरितालं बलिरेष करञ्जेषु निवेद्यो निष्कुटे च प्रयोक्तव्यं स्नानमस्य यथाविधि । स्कन्दग्रहोपशमनं घृतं तच्चेह पूजितम् । कुर्याच्च विविधां पूजां शकुन्याः कुसुमैः शुभः ॥ ८ ॥
The presiding deity of the disease (Sakuni Graha) should be worshipped by a physician of self-control inside a Karanja bower and be propitiated with offerings of huskless sesamum, garlands of flowers, Haritala (yellow orpiment) and Manahsila (realgar) and the child should be bathed duly inside the bower (according to the rules laid down in the treatment of Skanda Graha). The medicated Ghrita prescribed for the treatment of Skanda Graha may also be advantageously given in the present instance. 7-8.
अन्तरीक्षचरा देवी सर्वालङ्कारभूषिता । अधोमुखी तीक्ष्णतुण्डा शकुनी ते प्रसीदतु ॥ ९ ॥ दुर्दर्शना महाकाया पिङ्गाक्षी भैरवस्वरा | लम्बोदरी शङ्कुकर्णी शकुनी ते प्रसीदतु ॥ १० ॥
Various sorts of worship should be made with the offerings of various species of auspicious flowers. The Mantra to be recited on the occasion runs as followes— “May the ever down-looking sharp-beaked goddess, Sakuni, who (with her keen and far-seeing eyes) is decked with all sorts of ornaments and who traverses the ethereal sky in her flight, be propitious to thee. May the brown-eyed, fierce-looking, huge bodied, largebellied, and spike-eared Sakuni, who strikes terror into the heart of man with her terrible voice, be pleased with thee.” 9-10.
इति सश्रुत-संहितायामुत्तरतन्त्रे शकुनीप्रतिषेधव्याख्यानाम त्रिंशोऽध्यायः ॥ ३० ॥
Thus ends the thirtieth chapter of the Uttara Tantra in the Susruta Samhita which deals with the treatment of ( an attack) by Sakuni.