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ATHARVA VEDA

BOOK VI (6)

HYMN X (10)

A thanksgiving for life, hearing, and sight

[0601001] All hail for hearing to the Earth, to Trees, to Agni, sovran Lord!

[0601002] All hail for breath to Air, for power to life to Vayu, sovran Lord!

[0601003] All hail for vision to the Stars, to Heaven, to Surya, sovran Lord!

HYMN XI (11)

An epithalamian charm to ensure the birth of a boy

[0601101] Asvattha on the Sami tree.
There a male birth is certified.
There is the finding of a son: this bring we to the women folk.

[0601102] The father sows the genial seed, the woman tends and fosters it.
This is the finding of a son: thus hath Prajapati declared.

[0601103] Prajapati, Anumati, Sinivali have ordered it.
Elsewhere may he effect the birth of maids, but here prepare a boy.

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HYMN XII (12)

A charm against venomous serpents

[0601201] I, As the Sun goes round the heaven, have travelled round the Serpents race.
I ward thy poison off, as Night parts all else living from the Sun.

[0601202] With this, discovered in the days of old by Brahmans, Rishis, Gods, With this I ward thy poison off, thou Biter! formed and form ing now.

[0601203] With mead I mingle flowing streams: the hills and mountains shall be mead.
Parushni and Sipala mead. May it be well with mouth and heart.

HYMN XIII (13)

Homage to death

[0601301] Worship to weapons of the Gods! worship to weapons of the Kings! Then worship to the people s arms! worship, O Death, be paid to thee!

[0601302] Let worship be to thy defence and to thine accusation paid.
Death! be this worship paid to thy good will and thy malevo lence!

[0601303] Worship to thy physicians, to thy sorcerers be worship paid! Death! let this reverence be done unto thy Brahmans and thy roots.

[p. a205]

HYMN XIV (14)

A charm against consumption

[0601401] Remove thou all Decline that lurks within the members and the joints, The firmly settled heart disease that racks the bones and rends the limbs.

[0601402] From the consumptive man I pluck Decline as it were a severed part.
I cut the bond that fetters him, even as a root of cucumber.

[0601403] Begone, Consumption, hence away, like a young foal that runs.
at speed.
Then, not pernicious to our men, flee, yearly visitant like grass!

HYMN XV (15)

A charm for power and preeminence

[0601501] Most excellent of all the plants art thou: thy vassals are the trees.
Let him be subject to our power, the man who seeks to injure us.

[0601502] Whoever seeks to injure us, with kinsmen or no kin to aid, May I be uppermost of all, even as this Plant is queen of trees.

[0601503] As Soma hath been made the best of all oblations amid the plants, So, as Talasa is the queen of trees, may I be chief of all.

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HYMN XVI (16)

A medical charm

[0601601] O Abayu, non Abayu, dire is thy juice, O Abayu; we eat the gruel made of thee.

[0601602] Vihalha is thy father s name, thy mother s is Madavati.
Yea, verily thou art not he, thou who hast well protected life.

[0601603] Go thou to rest, Tauvilika! This noisy cry hath sunk to rest.
Go hence, depart, Nirala, thou! the tawny and the tawny eared.

HYMN XVII (17)

A charm to ensure conception

[0601701] Even as this mighty Earth conceived the germ of all the things that be, So may the germ of life be laid in thee that thou mayst bear a son.

[0601702] Even as this mighty Earth hath borne and bears the stately forest trees, So may the germ of life be borne in thee that thou mayst bear a son.

[0601703] Even as this mighty Earth hath borne and bears the mountains and the hills, So may the germ of life be borne in thee that thou mayst bear a son. [p. a207]

[0601704] Even as this mighty Earth supports the moving world that dwells thereon, So may the germ of life be borne in thee that thou mayst bear a son.

HYMN XVIII (18)

A charm to banish jealousy

[0601801] The first approach of Jealousy, and that which followeth the first, The pain, the fire that burns within thy heart we quench and drive away.

[0601802] Even as the earth is dead to sense, yea, more unconscious than the dead, Even as a corpse s spirit is the spirit of the jealous man.

[0601803] The thought that harbours in thy heart, the fluttering doubt that dwells therein.
Yea, all thy jealousy, like heat born of the dance, I banish thence.

HYMN XIX (19)

A prayer for purification

[0601901] Let the Gods purify me, let men purify me with a prayer.
Cleanse me all creatures that exist! may Pavamana make me pure.

[0601902] May Pavamana make me pure for wisdom and for power and life, and unassailed security. [p. a208]

[0601903] God Savitar, byboth of these, filter and pressing out this juice, purify us that we may see.

Atharva Veda Books:-

Book 1

av01-h1
av01-h10
av01-h20
av01-h30

Book 2

av02-h1
av02-h10
av02-h20
av02-h30

Book 3

av03-h1
av03-h10
av03-h20
av03-h30

Book 4

av04-h1
av04-h10
av04-h20
av04-h30
av04-h40

Book5

av05-h1
av05-h10
av05-h20
av05-h30

Book6

av06-h1
av06-h10
av06-h20
av06-h30
av06-h40
av06-h50
av06-h60
av06-h70
av06-h80
av06-h90
av06-h100
av06-h110
av06-h120
av06-h130
av06-h140

Book 7

av07-h1
av07-h10
av07-h20
av07-h30
av07-h40
av07-h50
av07-h60
av07-h70
av07-h80
av07-h90
av07-h100
av07-h110

Book 8

av08-h1
av08-h10

Book 9

av09-h1
av09-h10

Book 10

av10-h1
av10-h10

Book 11

av11-h1
av11-h10

Book 12

av12-h1

Book 13

av13-h1

Book 14

av14-h1

Book 15

av15-h1
av15-h10

Book 16

av16-h1

Book 17

av17-h1

Book 18

av18-h1

Book 19

av19-h1
av19-h10
av19-h20
av19-h30
av19-h40
av19-h50
av19-h60
av19-h70

Book 20

av20-h1
av20-h10
av20-h20
av20-h30
av20-h40
av20-h50
av20-h60
av20-h70
av20-h80
av20-h90
av20-h100
av20-h110
av20-h120
av20-h130
av20-h140

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