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ATHARVA VEDA

BOOK VI (6)

HYMN XX (20)

A charm against fever

[0602001] He goes away as it were from this fierce burning fire, inebriated and lamenting he departs.
Let him, the lawless, seek another and not us.
Worship be paid to Fever armed with fiery heat.

[0602002] To Rudra and to Fever be our worship paid: worship be paid to Varuna the splendid King! Worship to Dyaus, to Earth, worship be paid to Plants!

[0602003] Thou who, aglow with heat, makest all bodies green, to thee, red, brown, I bow, the Fever of the wood.

HYMN XXI (21)

A charm to strengthen hair and promote its growth

[0602101] Of all the three terrestrial realms the ground is verily the best.
I from the skin that covers these gather a healing medicine.

[0602102] Thou art the best of medicines, most excellent of Plants art thou, As Soma amid the wandering stars, as Varuna among the Gods.

[0602103] Endowed with wealth, denying not, give freely fain to give your gifts! Ye stay the hair from falling off: ye strengthen and increase its growth.

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HYMN XXII (22)

To the Maruts or Storm Gods

[0602201] Dark the descent; the strong winged birds are golden: they fly aloft to heaven, enrobed in waters.
They have come hither from the seat of Order, and inundated earth with streams of fatness.

[0602202] Ye make floods rich in milk, make plants propitious, what time ye stir, O golden breasted Maruts! Pour down your showers of vigorous strength and favour there where ye sprinkle mead, O Maruts, heroes!

[0602203] O Maruts, send ye down, streaming with water rain which, may, filling all the sloping valleys, Leap like a bold girl in a man s embraces, or like a matron tumbled by her husband.

HYMN XXIII (23)

To the Waters

[0602301] Here flow the restless ones, they flow unceasing through the day and night, Most excellently wise I call the Goddess Waters hitherward.

[0602302] Let the deft Waters, summoned, give permission that we bear them off, And quickly set us on our way.

[0602303] Let all the people celebrate the rite of Savitar the God.
Sweet unto us be Waters, Plants propitious!

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HYMN XXIV (24)

To the Rivers

[0602401] Forth from the Hills of Snow they stream, and meet in Sindhu here or there.
To me the sacred Waters gave the balm that heals the heart s disease.

[0602402] Whatever rupture I have had that injured eyes or heels or toes.
All this the Waters, skilfullest physicians, shall make well again,

[0602403] All Rivers who have Sindhu for your Lady, Sindhu for your Queen, Give us the balm that heals this ill: this boon let us enjoy from you.

HYMN XXV (25)

A charm to remove pustules or scrofulous swellings (apachitas)

[0602501] May all the five and fifty which meet round the tendons of the neck.
Depart and vanish hence away like plaguing insects buzz and hum!

[0602502] Those seventy and seven which meet round the upper vertebrae, Let them all vanish hence away like plaguing insects buzz and hum!

[0602503] Those nine and ninety which, combined, attack the shoulder round about, Let them all vanish hence away like plaguing insects buzz and hum!

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HYMN XXVI (26)

To Affliction

[0602601] Let me go free, O Misery: do thou, the mighty, pity us.
Set me uninjured in the world of happiness, O Misery.

[0602602] From thee, from thee who fliest not from us, O Misery, we fly.
Then at the turning of the paths let Misery fall on someone else.

[0602603] May the immortal, thousand eyed, dwell otherwhere apart from us.
Let him afflict the man we hate: smite only him who is our foe.

HYMN XXVII (27)

A charm to avert misfortune foreshown by the coming of a dove

[0602701] Gods! whatsoever the Dove came hither seeking, sent to us as the envoy of Destruction, For that let us sing hymns and make atonement, Well be it with our quadrupeds and bipeds!

[0602702] Auspicious be the Dove that hath been sent us, a harmless bird, O Gods, that seeks our dwelling! May Agni, Sage, be pleased with our oblation, and may the missile borne on wings avoid us.

[0602703] Let not the arrow that hath wings distract us.
Beside the fire place, on the hearth it settles.
May it bring welfare to our men and cattle: here let the Dove, ye Gods, forbear to harm us.

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HYMN XXVIII (28)

A charm to avert misfortune foreshown by the coming of a dove

[0602801] Drive forth the Dove, chase it with holy verses: rejoicing bring we hither food and cattle, Obliterating traces of misfortune.
Most fleet may it fly forth and leave us vigour.

[0602802] These men have strengthened Agni s might, these men have brought the kine to us.
They have sung glory to the Gods.
Who is the man that con quers them?

[0602803] Be reverence paid to him who, while exploring the path for many, first approached the river, Lord of this world of quadrupeds and bipeds; to him be rever ence paid, to Death, to Yama!

HYMN XXIX (29)

A charm to avert misfortune foreshown by the coming of a dove and an owl

[0602901] On these men yonder fall the winged missile: the screeching of the Owl is ineffective, And that the Dove beside the fire hath settled. [p. a213]

[0602902] Thine envoys who came hither, O Destruction, sent or not sent by thee unto our dwelling, The Dove and Owl, effectless be their visit!

[0602903] Oft may it fly to us to save our heroes from slaughter, oft perch here to bring fair offspring, Turn thee and send thy voice afar: cry to the region far away; That I may see thee in the home of Yama reft of all thy power, that I may see thee impotent.

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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