SAGE : Brahma.
God : Apas (God of water, "Varuna")
Uses : 1. Treatment of all diseases. 2. Blessing bride and groom in weddings.
Procedure : 1. Water in a pot is to be sanctified by chanting the two verses.
2. The bone joints of the patients are to be fastened with strips of "Munja-darbha" grass. (For Munja-Darbha details, pl. see glosary below).
3. The joints are to be washed with the sacred water, using "Darbha" grass bunches as brushes, while chanting the mantras.
BRIDES AND BRIDE GROOMS
Clarified butter is to be dropped into the sacrificial fire chanting the verses. Spilling ghee and remants are to be sprinkled on the bride and bride groom.
The water in the pots is to be filled into the joined palms of the bride and groom.
KAAND`A 7, ANUVAAKAM 10
SUUKTAM 112 A
S`#umbhaani dyaava prithvii
Aapaha sapta s#usruvur devii
st#aanoo muncan twam h#asaha.
#= stress points at a higher tone (udaatta)
The Heaven and Earth are bearing the ignorant humans, moving and static creatures and are performing sacred vows. The water by forming seven oceans (another form for the Mother Goddess) is flowing. Let the Earth and the Water relieve us from our sins.
VERSE 112 B
Muncant#u maa s`apathyaati
dat#hoo varun`yaa aduta
Ath#oo Yamasya shad`
v#is`aad vis`vasmaad deeva kilbishaat.
1. Let the herbs relieve me from the wrath a Priest's curse.
2. Let me be relieved from the sins of repeated lying.
3. Let me be relieved from the nooses and lassos fastened at my feet by the God of the Death. (The God of Death uses a noose to carry away the lives of the dying persons).
4. Let me be relieved from all the sins committed by demy-Gods (deeva kilbishaat).
We can see the simulated environment: Yama's noose and the darbha-grass strips tied to the patient's feet.
Darbha : Botanical name: Desmostachya bipinnata (Linn.) Stapf. Family : Poaceae.
Photo you can see at: http://ayurvedicmedicinalplants.com/plants/2479.html
Yama : God of Death. Other names: 1. Dharma or Yama Dharma Raja 2. Kaala.
Dyava prithvii : Heaven and Earth.