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ATHARVA VEDA

BOOK VI (6)

HYMN CX (110)

A benediction on a new born child

[0611001] Yea, ancient, meet for praise at sacrifices, ever and now thou sittest down as Hotar.
And now, O Agni, make thy person friendly, and win felicity for us by worship.

[0611002] Neath Jyaishthaghni and Yama s Two Releasers this child was born: preserve him from uprooting.
He shall conduct him safe past all misfortunes to lengthened life that lasts a hundred autumns.

[0611003] Born on the Tiger s day was he, a hero, the Constellations child, born brave and manly.
Let him not wound, when grown in strength, his father, nor disregard his mother, her who bare him.

HYMN CXI (111)

A charm for insanity

[0611101] Unbind and loose for me this man, O Agni, who bound and well restrained is chattering folly. [p. a252] Afterward he will offer thee thy portion when he hath been delivered from his madness.

[0611102] Let Agni gently soothe thy mind when fierce excitement troubles it.
Well skilled I make a medicine that thou no larger mayst be mad.

[0611103] Insane through sin against the Gods, or maddened by a demon s power Well skilled I make a medicine to free thee from insanity.

[0611104] May the Apsarases release, Indra and Bhaga let thee go.
May all the Gods deliver thee that thou no longer mayst be mad.

HYMN CXII (112)

A health charm for man, woman, and son

[0611201] Let not this one, O Agni, wound the highest of these: preserve thou him from utter ruin.
Knowing the way do thou untie the nooses of the she fiend: let all the Gods approve thee.

[0611202] Rend thou the; bonds of these asunder, Agni! the, threefold noose whereby the three were fastened.
Knowing the way untie the she fiend s nooses: free all, the son, the father, and the mother.

[0611203] The elder brother s bonds, still left unwedded, fettered in every limb and bound securely, Loose these, for they are bonds for loosing: Pushan, turn woes away upon the babe destroyer.

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HYMN CXIII (113)

A charm to banish the fiend Grahi

[0611301] This sin the Gods wiped off and laid on Trita, and Trita wiped it off on human beings.
Thence if the female fiend hath made thee captive, the Gods by prayer shall banish her and free thee.

[0611302] Enter the particles of light and vapours, go to the rising fogs or mists, O Evil! Hence! vanish in the foams of rivers.
Pushan, wipe woes away upon the babe destroyer!

[0611303] Stored in twelve separate places lies what Trita hath wiped away, the sins of human beings.
Thence if the female fiend hath made thee captive, the Gods by prayer shall banish her and free thee.

HYMN CXIV (114)

A prayer for pardon of faults and errors in sacrificing

[0611401] Whatever God provoking wrong we priests have done, O Deities.
Therefrom do ye deliver us, Adityas! by the right of Law.

[0611402] Here set us free, O holy ones, Adityas, by the right of Law.
When striving, bringing sacrifice, we failed to offer it aright.

[0611403] With ladle full of fatness we, worshippers, pouring holy oil, Striving, have failed, O all ye Gods, against our will, to offer it.

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HYMN CXV (115)

A prayer for forgiveness of sins

[0611501] Whatever wrong we wittingly or in our ignorance have done, Do ye deliver us therefrom, O all ye Gods, of one accord.

[0611502] If I, a sinner, when awake or sleeping have committed sin, Free me therefrom as from a stake, from present and from future guilt.

[0611503] As one unfastened from a stake, or cleansed by bathing after toil, As butter which the sieve hath cleansed, so all shall purge me from the sin.

HYMN CXVI (116)

A prayer for pardon of sin against mother, father, son, or brother

[0611601] The wealth which husbandmen aforetime, digging, like men who find their food with knowledge, buried, This to the King, Vivasvan s son, I offer, Sweet be our food and fit for sacrificing!

[0611602] May he, Vaivasvata, prepare our portion; May he whose share is mead with mead besprinkle.
Our sin in hasty mood against our mother, or guilt whereby a sire is wronged and angered.

[0611603] Whether this sin into our heart hath entered regarding mother, father, son or brother, Auspicious be to us the zeal and spirit of all the fathers who are here among us.

HYMN CXVII (117)

A prayer for freedom from debt

[0611701] That which I eat, a debt which still is owing, the tribute due to Yama, which supports me, [p. a255] Thereby may I be free from debt, O Agni.
Thou knowest how to rend all bonds asunder.

[0611702] Still dwelling here we give again this present; we send it forth, the living from the living.
Throwing away the grain whence I have eaten, thereby shall I be free from debt, O Agni.

[0611703] May we be free in this world and that yonder, in the third world may we be unindebted.
May we, debt free, abide in all the pathways, in all the worlds which Gods and Fathers visit.

HYMN CXVIII (118)

A prayer for pardon of cheating at play

[0611801] If we have sinned with both our hands, desiring to take the host of dice for our possession, May both Apsarases to day forgive us that debt, the fiercely conquering, fiercely looking.

[0611802] Stern viewers of their sins who rule the people, forgive us what hash happened as we gambled.
Not urging us to pay the debt we owed him, he with a cord hath gone to Yama s kingdom.

[0611803] My creditor, the man whose wife I visit, he, Gods! whom I approach with supplication, Let not these men dominate me in speaking.
Mind this, ye two Apsarases, Gods Consorts!

HYMN CXIX (119)

A prayer for release from debts incurred without intention of payment

[0611901] The debt which I incur, not gaming, Agni! and, not intending to repay, acknowledge, [p. a256] That may Vaisvanara, the best, our sovran, carry away into the world of virtue.

[0611902] I cause Vaisvanara to know, confessing the debt whose payment to the Gods is promised.
He knows to tear asunder all these nooses: so may we dwell with him the gentle minded.

[0611903] Vaisvanara the Purifier purge me when I oppose their hope and break my promise, Unknowing in my heart.
With supplication, whatever guilt there is in that, I banish.

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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