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ATHARVA VEDA

BOOK XI (11)

Table of Contents

HYMN X (10)

[1101001] Rise up, with all your banners rise; prepare your strength, ye vapoury Forms! Serpents and fiends and Other Folk, charge and pursue our enemies!

[1101002] Let those who bear an evil name, in air, in heaven on earth, and men, After Trishandhi s will, revere your power, the sway that Know ledge gives, together with your ruddy flags.

[1101003] Let those with iron faces, with faces like needles or like combs, Flesh eaters, rapid as the wind, cling closely to our foemen with Trishandhi for their thunderbolt.

[1101004] Omniscient Aditya, make full many a corpse to disappear.
Let this devoted army of Trishandhi be in my control.

[1101005] Rise up, O Godlike Being, rise, Arbudi, with thine army: this, Tribute is sacrificed to thee, Trishandhi s welcome offering

[1101006] May this four footed White foot, may this arrow brace and bind thee fast: Together with Trishandhi s host, be thou, O Witchcraft, meant for foes.

[1101007] Down let the dim eyed demon fly, and let her shorteared sister shriek: Red be the banners when the host of Arbudi hath won the day.

[1101008] Let all the birds that move on wings come downward, all fowls that roam the heavens and air s midregion. [p. 72] Let beasts of prey and flies attacks, and vultures that eat raw flesh mangle and gnaw the carcase.

[1101009] By that same binding treaty which thou madest, Brihaspati! with Indra! and with Brahma, By Indra s pledge I bid the Gods come hither.
Conquer on this side, not on their side yonder.

[1101010] Brihaspati Angirasa, Rishis made strong and keen by prayer, Have set Trishandhi in the heaven, dire weapon that destroys the fiends.

[1101011] The Gods enjoyed Trishandhi for the sake of energy and power, Him under whose protection, both, Indra and yon Aditya stand.

[1101012] The Gods, victorious, won themselves all worlds by this oblation, which Brihaspati Angirasa effused, a very thunderbolt, a weapon to destory the friends.

[1101013] That fiend destroying weapon which Brihaspati Angirasa poured out and made a thunderbolt.
Even therewith, Brihaspati, I brush that hostile armament, and strike the foemen down with might.

[1101014] Over to us come all the Gods who eat the hallowed sacrifice With this oblation be ye pleased: conquer on this side, not on that.

[1101015] Over,to us let all Gods come: dear is Trishandhi s offering.
Keen the great pledge through which, of old, the Asuras were overthrown.

[1101016] Let Vayu bend the arrow points of those who are our enemies.
Let Indra break their arms away: no power to lay the shaft be theirs! Aditya utterly destroy their missile! Chandramas bar the path of him who lingers!

[1101017] If they have issued forth strongholds of Gods, and made their shields of prayer, Gaining protection for their lives, protection round about, make all their instigation powerless

[1101018] With the Flesh eater and with Death, following the Purohita, On! forward with Trishandhi s host! conquering enemies advance!

[1101019] Do thou, Trishandhi, with the gloom of darkness compass round our foes; [p. 73] Let none escape of them expelled with speckled butter mixt with curds.

[1101020] Let White foot fall upon those wings of our opponents arma ment; Mazed and bewildered be those hands of foes this day, O Nyar budi.

[1101021] Mazed are the foemen, Nyarbudi! Slay thou each bravest man of them: with this our army slaughter them.

[1101022] Low lie the warrior, mailed, unmailed, each foeman in the rush of war.
Down smitten with the strings of bows, the fastenings of mail, the charge!

[1101023] The armour clad, the armourless, enemies clothed with coats of mail, All these struck down, O Arbudi, let dogs devour upon the earth.

[1101024] Car borne and carless fighting men, riders and those who go on foot, All these, struck down, let vultures, kites, and all, the birds of air devour.

[1101025] Low let the hostile army lie, thousands of corpses, on the ground, Pierced through and rent to pieces where the deadly weapons clash in fight.

[1101026] With eagles let them eat the evil hearted, pierced in the vitals, lying crushed and howling.
The foe whoever will fight against this our protecting sacrifice.

[1101027] With this which Gods attend, with this which never fails to gain its end, Let Indra, Vritra slayer, smite, and with Trishandhi as a bolt.

[p. 74]

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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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