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ATHARVA VEDA

BOOK VI (6)

HYMN XXX (30)

A charm to promote the growth of hair

[0603001] Over a magic stone, beside Sarasvati, the Gods Ploughed in this barley that was blent with mead.
Lord of the plough was Indra, strong with hundred powers: the ploughers were the Maruts they who give rich gifts.

[0603002] Thy joy in hair that falleth or is scattered, wherewith thou sub jectest a man to laughter To other trees, far from thee will I drive it.
Grow up, thou Sami, with a hundred branches.

[0603003] Auspicious, bearing mighty leaves, holy one, nurtured by the rain, Even as a mother to her sons, be gracious, Sami to our hair.

HYMN XXXI (31)

To Surya the Sun God

[0603101] This spotted Bull hath come and sat before his mother in the east.
Advancing to his father Heaven. [p. a214]

[0603102] As expiration from his breath his radiance penetrates within.
The Bull shines out through all the sky.

[0603103] He rules supreme through thirty realms One winged with song hath made him mount Throughout the days at break of morn.

HYMN XXXII (32)

A charm against fiends and goblins

[0603201] With butter, in his hall v4here fire is burning, perform that sacri fice which quells the goblins.
Burn from afar against the demons Agni! Afflict not in thy fury us who praise thee.

[0603202] Let Rudra break your necks, O ye Pisachas, and split your ribs asunder, Yatudhanas! Your herb of universal power with Yama hath allied itself.

[0603203] Here, Mitra Varuna! may we dwell safely: with splendour drive the greedy demons backward, Let them not find a surety or a refuge, but torn away go down to Death together.

HYMN XXXIII (33)

A prayer to Indra for riches

[0603301] He who controls this air and men who aid his strength, and wood, and heaven, the lofty seat which Indra loves.

[0603302] The bold whose overpowering might the boldest never hath defied, [p. a215] As erst still, unassailable is Indra s wrath, and fame, and force.

[0603303] May he bestow on us that wealth, far spreading, bright with yellow hue.
Indra is mightiest Lord among the folk.

HYMN XXXIV (34)

To Agni for protection from enemies

[0603401] Send forth thy voice to Agni, to the manly hero of our homes, So may he bear us past our foes.

[0603402] That Agni who with sharpened flame of fire consumes the Rakshasas, So may he bear us past our foes.

[0603403] He who from distance far remote shineth across the tracts of land, May he transport us past our foes.

[0603404] He who beholds all creatures, who observes them with a careful eye, May he transport us past our foes.

[0603405] That brilliant Agni who was born beyond this region of the air, May he transport us past our foes!

HYMN XXXV (35)

To Agni Vaisvanara

[0603501] Forth from the distance far away Vaisvanara come to succour us! Agni approach our eulogies!

[0603502] Vaisvanara with friendly thoughts hath come to this our sacrifice, Agni who saves from woe, to lauds.

[0603503] Vaisvanara hath formed the hymn and laud of the Angirases.
To these may he bring glorious right.

[p. a216]

HYMN XXXVI (36)

In praise of Agni Vaisvanara

[0603601] Holy Vaisvanara we seek, the Lord of light and endless life, the burning One who fadeth not.

[0603602] He hath directed all things; he sends forth the Seasons in his might, furthering sacrifice s power.

[0603603] Agni Kama in other homes shines forth the sole imperial Lord of all that is and is to be.

HYMN XXXVII (37)

A charm to divert Imprecation personified

[0603701] Hitherward, having yoked his steeds, came Imprecation, thousand eyed, Seeking my curser, as a wolf the home of one who owneth sheep.

[0603702] Avoid us, Imprecation! as consuming fire avoids the lake.
Smite thou the man who curses us, as the sky s lightning strikes the tree.

[0603703] Who curses us, himself uncursed, or, cursed, who curses us again, Him cast I as a sop to Death, as to a dog one throws a bone.

HYMN XXXVIII (38)

A prayer for surpassing strength and energy

[0603801] What energy the lion hath, the tiger, adder, and burning fire, Brahman, or Surya, And the blest Goddess who gave birth to Indra, come unto us conjoined with strength and vigour!

[0603802] All energy of elephant and panther, all energy of gold, men, kine, and waters, [p. a217] And the blest Goddess who gave birth to Indra come unto us conjoined with strength and vigour.

[0603803] Might in car, axles, in the strong bull s courage, in Varuna s breath, in Vata, in Parjanya, In Warrior, in the war drum stretched for battle, in the man s roar and in the horse s mettle, May the blest Goddess who gave birth to Indra come unto us conjoined with strength and vigour.

HYMN XXXIX (39)

A priest s prayer for power and glory

[0603901] Let sacrifice, like fame, thrive sped by Indra, inspired, well ordered, with a thousand powers.
To highest rank raise me who bring oblation, me who move forth to far extended vision.

[0603902] We will pay sacrifice and serve with worship our glorious Indra, famous for his glories.
Give thou us sway which Indra hath promoted, and in this boon of thine may we be famous.

[0603903] Indra was glorious at his birth; Agni, Soma were born renowned.
And glorious am I, the most illustrious of all that is.

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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