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ATHARVA VEDA

BOOK XVII (17)

Table of Contents

HYMN I (1)

A prayer to Indra, Identified with Vishnu and the Sun, for the love of Gods, men, and beasts, general protection and prosperity, and all earthly and heavenly blessings

[1700101] Vanquishing, overpowering, a conqueror, exceeding strong, Victorious, winner of the light, winner of cattle and of spoil,.
Indra by name, adorable, I call: a long, long life be mine!

[1700102] Vanquishing etc.
Indra by name, adorable I call: May I be dear to Gods.

[1700103] Vanquishing, etc.
Indra by name, adorable, I call: may creatures love me well.

[1700104] Vanquishing, etc.
Indra by name, adorable, I call: may cattle hold me dear.

[1700105] Vanquishing, etc.
Indra by name, adorable, I call: may equals love me well.

[1700106] Rise up, O Surya, rise thou up; with strength and splendour rise on me.
Let him who hates me be my thrall; let me not be a thrall to him.
Manifold are thy great deeds, thine, O Vishnu.
Sate us with cattle of all forms and colours: set me in happiness, in loftiest heaven.

[1700107] Rise up, O Surya, rise thou up; with strength and splendour rise on me.
Make me the favourite of all, of those I see and do not see.
Manifold are thy great deeds, thine, O Vishnu.

[1700108] Let not the fowlers who are standing ready injure thee in the flood, within the waters.
Ascend this heaven, leaving each curse behind thee, Favour us: let thy gracious love attend us.
Manifold are thy great deeds, thine, O Vishnu.

[1700109] Do thou, O Indra, for our great good fortune, with thine in violable rays protect us.
Manifold are thy great deeds, thine, O Vishnu.

[1700110] Be thou most gracious unto us, Indra, with favourable aid, Rising to heaven s third sphere, invoked with song to quaff the Soma juice, loving thy home to make us blest. [p. 171] Manifold are thy great deeds, thine, O Vishnu.

[1700111] Thou art the vanquisher of all, O Indra, omniscient Indra, and invoked of many.
Indra, send forth this hymn that fitly lauds thee.
Favour us let thy gracious love attend us.
Manifold are thy great deeds, thine, O Vishnu.

[1700112] In heaven and on the earth thou art uninjured, none reach thy greatness in the air s mid region.
Increasing by inviolate devotion as such in heaven grant us pro tection, Indra.
Manifold are thy great deeds, thine, O Vishnu.

[1700113] Grant us protection, Indra, with that body of thine that is on earth, in fire, in waters, That dwells within light finding Pavamana, wherewith thou hast pervaded air s mid region.
Manifold are thy great deeds, thine, O Vishnu.

[1700114] Indra, exalting thee with prayer, imploring, Rishis have sat them down in holy Session.
Manifold are thy great deeds, thine, O Vishnu,

[1700115] Round Trita, round the spring with thousand currents thou goest, round the light finding assembly.
Manifold are thy great deeds, thine, O Vishnu.

[1700116] Thou guardest well the four celestial regions, pervading heaven, and earth with light and splendour.
Thou givest help to all these living creatures, and, knowing,.
followest the path of Order.
Manifold are thy great deed, thine, O Vishnu.

[1700117] With five thou sendest heat: with one removing the curse thou comest in bright sunshine hither.
Manifold are thy great deeds, thine, O Vishnu.

[1700118] Indra art thou, Mahendra thou, thou art the world, the Lord of Life.
To thee is sacrifice performed: worshippers offer gifts to thee.
Manifold are thy great deeds, thine, O Vishnu.

[1700119] What is based on what is not: the present lies on that which is.

Present on future is imposed and future on the present based.
Manifold are thy great deeds, thine, O Vishnu.
Sate us with cattle of all varied colour.
Set me in happiness, in loftiest heaven. [p. 172]

[1700120] Bright art thou, and refulgent: as thou shinest with splendour so I fain would shine with splendour.

[1700121] Lustre art thou, illuming: as thou glowest with lustre so I too would shine with cattle, with all the lustre of a Brahman s station.

[1700122] Glory to him when rising, when ascending! Glory to him when he hath reached the zenith! To him far shining, him the self refulgent, to him the Sovran Lord and King be glory!

[1700123] Worship to him when he is turning westward, to him when set ting, and when set be worship! To him far shining, him the self refulgent, to him the Sovran Lord and King be glory!

[1700124] With all his fiery fervour this Aditya hath gone up on high, Giving my foes into my hand.
Let me not by my foeman s prey.
Manifold are thy great deeds, thine, O Vishnu.
Sate us with cattle of all varied colours.
Set me in happiness, in loftiest heaven.

[1700125] Thou for our weal, Aditya, hast mounted thy ship with hundred oars.
Thou hast transported me to day: so bear me evermore to night.

[1700126] Thou for our weal, O Surya, hast mounted thy ship with hundred oars.
Thou hast transported me to night: so bear me evermore to day.

[1700127] Encompassed by Prajapati s devotion as shield, with Kasyapa s bright light and splendour, Reaching old age, may I made strong and mighty live through a thousand years with happy fortune.

[1700128] Compassed am I with prayer, my shield and armour; compassed with Kasyapa s bright light and splendour.
Let not shafts reach me shot from heaven against me, nor those sent forth by men for my destruction.

[1700129] Guarded am I by Order and the Seasons, protected by the past and by the future.
Let not distress, yea, let not Death come nigh me: with water of my speech have I overwhelmed them.

[1700130] On every side let Agni guard and keep me; the rising Sun drive off the snares of Mrityu! [p. 173] Let brightly flushing Mornings, firm set mountains, and lives a thousand be with me united.

[p. 174]

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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