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ATHARVA VEDA

BOOK XV (15)

HYMN I (1)

The hyperbolical glorification of the Vratya or Aryan Non conformist

[1500101] There was a roaming Vratya.
He roused Prajapati to action.

[1500102] Prajapati beheld gold in himself and engendered it.

[1500103] That became unique, that became distinguished, that became great, that became excellent, that became Devotion, that be came holy Fervour, that became Truth: through that he was born.

[1500104] He grew, he became great, he became Mahadeva.

[1500105] He gained the lordship of the Gods.
He became Lord.

[1500106] He became Chief Vratya.
He held a bow, even that Bow of Indra.

[1500107] His belly is dark blue, his back is red.

[1500108] With dark blue he envelops a detested rival, with red he pierces the man who hates him: so the theologians say.

[p. 150]

HYMN II (2)

The same, continued

[1500201] He arose and went his way to the eastern region.
The Brihat, the Rathantara, the Adityas and all the Gods followed him.
That man is alienated from the Brihat, the Rathantara, the Adityas, and all Gods who reviles the Vratya who possesses this knowledge.
He who hath this knowledge becomes the beloved home of the Brihat, the Rathantara the Adityas, and all the Gods.
In the eastern region Faith is his leman, the hymn his panegyrist, knowledge his vesture, day his turban, night his hair, Indra s two Bays his circular ornaments, the splendour of the stars his jewel.
Present and Future are his running footmen, mind is his war chariot, Matarisvan and Pavamana are they who draw it, Vita is his charioteer, Storm his goad, Fame and Glory are his harbingers.
Fame and Glory come to him who hath this knowledge.

[1500202] He arose and went away to the southern region.
Yajnayajniya and Vamadevya and Sacrifice and Sacrificer and sacrificial victims followed him.
The man who reviles the Vratya possessing this knowledge is alienated from Yajnayajniya and Vamadevya, Sacrifice, Sacrificer and sacrificial victims.
He who hath this knowledge becomes the beloved home of Yajnayajniya,Vamadevya, Sacrifice, Sacrificer, and sacrificial victims.
In the southern region Dawn is his leman, Mitra his panegyrist, knowledge his vesture, day his turban, night his hair, Indra s two Bays are his circular ornaments, New Moon Night and Full Moon Night are his running attendants, Mind, etc.
as in stanza 1.

[1500203] He arose and went away to the western region.
Vairupa and Vairaja, the Waters, and King Varuna followed him.
He who reviles the Vratya possessing this knowledge is alienated from Vairupa and Vairaja, the Waters and Varuna the King.
He who possesses this knowledge becomes the dear home of Vairupa and Vairaja, the Waters and King Varuna. In the [p. 151] western region Ira is his leman, Laughter his panegyrist, knowledge, etc.
as above.
Day and Night are his running attendants, Mind, etc.
as above.

[1500204] He arose and went away to the northern region.
Syaita and Naudhasa, the Seven Rishis, and King Soma followed him.
He who reviles the Vratya possessing this knowledge is alienated from Syaita, etc.
He who hath this knowledge be comes the dear home of Syaita, etc.
In the northern region Lightning is his leman, thunder his panegyrist, etc.
as above.
Revelation and Tradition are his running attendants, Mind, etc.
as above.

[p. 152]

HYMN III (3)

[1500301] For a whole year he stood erect.
The Gods said unto him, Why standest thou, O Vratya? He answered and said, Let them bring my couch.

[1500303] They brought the couch for that Vratya.

[1500304] Two of its feet were Summer and Spring, and two were Autumn and the Rains.

[1500305] Brihat and Rathantara were the two long boards, Yajnayajniya and Vamadevya the two cross boards.

[1500306] Holy verses were the strings lengthwise, and Yajus formulas the cross tapes.

[1500307] Sacred lore was the blanket, Devotion the coverlet.

[1500308] The Saman was the Cushion, and chanting the bolster.

[1500309] The Vratya ascended that couch.

[1500310] The hosts of Gods were his attendants, solemn vows his messengers, and all creatures his worshippers.

[1500311] All creatures become the worshippers of him who possesses this knowledge.

HYMN IV (4)

[1500401] For him they made the two Spring months protectors from the eastern region, and Brihat and Rathantara superintendents.
The two Spring months protect from the eastern region, and Brihat and Rathantara superintend, the man who possesses this knowledge.
For him they made the two Summer months pro tectors from the southern region, and Yajnayajniya and Vamadevya superintendents.
The two Summer months, etc.
as in Verse 1,

[1500403] They made the two Rain months, his protectors from the western region, and Vairupa and Vairaja superintendents.
The two Rain months, etc.
as above.

[1500404] They made the two Autumn months his protectors from the northern region, and Syaita and Naudhasa superintendents.
The two Autumn months.
etc.
as above.

[1500405] They made the two Winter months his protectors from the region of the nadir, and earth and Agni superintendents.
The two Winter months, etc. [p. 153]

[1500406] They made the two Dewy months his protectors from the region of the zenith, and Heaven and the Adityas superintendents.
The two Dewy months, etc.

HYMN V (5)

[1500501] For him they made the Archer Bhava a deliverer from the inter mediate space of the eastern region.
Bhava the Archer, a deliverer, delivers him from the intermediate space of the eastern region.
Neither Sarva nor Bhava nor Isana slays him who possesses this knowledge, or his cattle, or his kinsmen.

[1500502] They made Sarva the Archer his deliverer from the intermediate space of the southern region, etc, as in verse 1.

[1500503] They made Pasupati the Archer his deliverer from the inter mediate space of the western region, etc.

[1500504] They made the Awful God, the Archer, his deliverer from the intermediate space of the northern region, etc, as above.

[1500505] They made Rudra the Archer his deliverer from the intermediate space of the region of the nadir etc.

[1500506] They made Mahadeva his deliverer from the intermediate space of the region of the zenith, etc.

[1500507] They made Isana the Archer his deliverer from all the inter mediate regions.
Isana the Archer, a deliverer, delivers him from all the intermediate regions.
Neither Sarva nor Bhava, nor Isana slays him who possesses this knowledge, or his cattle, or his kinsmen.

[p. 154]

HYMN VI (6)

[1500601] He went his way to the region of the nadir.
Earth and Agni and herbs and trees and shrubs and plants followed him.
He who possesses this knowledge becomes the dear home of Earth and Agni and herbs and trees and shrubs and plants.

[1500602] He went his way to the region of the zenith.
Right and Truth and Sun and Moon and Stars followed him.
He who possesses this knowledge becomes, etc.
as in verse 1.
mutatis mutandis.

[1500603] He went away to the last region.
Richas, Samans Yajus formulas and Devotion followed him.
He who, etc.
as above.

[1500604] He went away to the great region.
Itihasa and Purana and Gathas and Narasansis followed him.
He who, etc.

[1500605] He went away to the supreme region.
The Ehavaniya, Garhapatya, and Southern Fires, and Sacrifice, and Sacrificer, and sacrificial victims followed him.
He who, etc.

[1500606] He went away to the unindicated region.
The Seasons, groups of seasons, the worlds and their inhabitants, the months and half months, and Day and Night followed him.
He who, etc.

[1500607] He went away to the unfrequented region.
Thence he thought that he should not return.
Diti and Aditi and Ida and Indrani followed him.
He who, etc.

[1500608] He went away to the regions.
Viraj and all the Gods and all the Deities followed him.
He who, etc.

[1500609] He went away to all the intermediate spaces.
Prajapati and Parameshthin and the Father and the Great Father followed him.
He who possesses this knowledge becomes the beloved home of Prajapati and Parameshthin and the Father and the Great Father.

HYMN VII (7)

[1500701] He, having become moving majesty, went to the ends of the earth. He became the sea. [p. 155]

[1500702] Prajapati and Parameshthin and the Father and the Great Father and the Waters and Faith, turned into rain, followed him.

[1500703] The Waters, Faith, and rain approach him who possesses this knowledge.

[1500704] Faith, and Sacrifice and the world, having become food and nourishment, turned toward him.

[1500705] Faith Sacrifice, the world, food and nourishment approach him who possesses this knowledge.

HYMN VIII (8)

[1500801] He was filled with passion: from him sprang the Rajanya.

[1500802] He came to the people, to kinsmen, food and nourishment.

[1500803] He who possesses this knowledge becomes the dear home of the people, kinsmen, food and nourishment.

HYMN IX (9)

[1500901] He went away to the people.

[1500902] Meeting and Assembly and Army and Wine followed him.

[1500903] He who hath this knowledge becomes the dear home of Meeting, Assembly, Army, and Wine.

[p. 156]

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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