SAGEA sage of Bhrigu clan, presumably Paras`u Raama.
GODDESSTrisht`ika, (or Trishn`ika). A herb.
PURPOSE: Creating dissenssions between lovers.
PROCEDUREA herb called "Trisht`ika (also called Baan`aparn`i)" is powdered. The powder is mixed with red colored milk of goats. The mixture is sprinkled on the bed of the lovers who are to be separated, while chanting the verses.
KAAND`A 7, ANUVAAKAM 10,
VERSE 113 A
Trish#t`ika Trisht`ii vandanee
udaamuum ch#indike trisht`ie
yathee krita dvisht`aa
asoo amushm#ii seepyaavatee.
"Oh thirst generating Trisht`ikaa! Oh creeper named Vandanaa! Separate this woman from the man. Oh Trisht`ikaa! Ignite and enrage hatrd in this man!"
Trishn`aasi Trisht`ikaa vishaa
Parivrittaa yatha S#asya
"Oh Trisht`ikaa! Your nature itself is 'generation of thirst and burning sensations'. You are poisonous. You are condemned and untouchable. Like a sterile cow(barren cow) you are avoidable".
Vas`aa : Has several meanings. 1. woman 2. wife 3. daughter 4. husband's siter 5. barren woman 6. cow 7. barren cow 8. female elephant.
The mantras have to be pronounced using special musical notes, some at a high pitch called "udaatta" and some at a low pitch called "unudaatta". These are to be learnt from a competent Guru.
Some anxious husband/wife having a libertine/adultrous might have approached Priests for help.