1. The sun's passage from one sign of the zodiac, to another;
2. The two equinoctial points;
3. The two solstitial points particularly;
4. The (Yoga) Vyatîpâta;
5. The constellation under which (the sacrificer himself, or his wife, or his son) is born;
6. A time of rejoicing (as, when a son has been born, or another happy event happened):
7. These occasions for a Srâddha the lord of creatures has pronounced optional; a Srâddha which is performed on these occasions gives infinite satisfaction (to the manes).
8. No Srâddha must be performed in the twilight or at night by an intelligent man. A Srâddha may be performed at those times also when an eclipse (of the sun or of the moon) takes place.
9. For a Srâddha which is offered them at the time of an eclipse satisfies the manes, as long as the moon and the stars exist, and procures immense advantages and the satisfaction of all his desires to the sacrificer.
[LXXVII. 1-6, 9. Y. I, 217, 218.--6. Âsv. IV, 7, 1; Sânkh. IV, 4.--8. M. III, 280; Âpast, II, 7, 17, 23, 25.
4. This is the seventeenth among the twenty-seven Yogas or astrological divisions of the zodiac. (Nand.)
7. The meaning is, that the Srâddhas mentioned in the chapter are naimittika, 'occasional.' (Nand.)]