3. 6. 3. May this person go unscathed, and be free of vellow colour! 2. What is within shall be without, what is without shall be within! As if from this Agni (fire), that burns and flashes, (the takman) comes. 2. 27. From it heat, from it cold, from it the sacrifice was produced. 3. The sorceries that come from the Angiras, the sorceries that come from the Asuras, the sorceries that prepare themselves, and those that are prepared by others, both these shall go away to a distance across ninety navigable streams! Bestow curses, O thou (apâmârga), that hast a thousand homes, upon the (demons) visikha ('crestless'), and vigrîva ('crooked-neck')! Here (shall be) the gathering place of the waters, here the dwelling-place of the sea! As splendour is in the agnihotra-oblation, as splendour is in the call vashat, thus shall the amulet of varana hold fast, &c. Do thou, god Sûrya (the sun), when thou risest, beat down my rivals, beat them down with a stone: they shall go to the nethermost darkness! 9. He holds the heavens and the earth, he fills the teacher with creative fervour (tapas). The sterile cow is the mother of the man of royal caste: thus was it from the beginning. 2. 3. 5. The gods that dwell in heaven, and those that dwell in the atmosphere; the mighty (gods) that are fixed upon the earth, they shall deliver us from Neither aider, nor support do they find; smiting one another they go to death. O thou (plant) with erect leaves, lovely, do thou, urged on by the gods, full of might, drive away my rival, make my h usband mine alone! 2. Having wiped out all sorcerers, and all grudging demons, with thee, O apâmârga, we wipe all that (evil) out. The products are amazing and the designs are really beautiful. Superior am I, O superior (plant), superior, truly, to superior (women). Prior to the brahma (spiritual exaltation) the Brahmakârin was born; clothed in heat, by creative fervour he arose. 2. The power to rule thou shalt hold fast in me, O amulet of parna-wood; wealth (thou shalt hold fast) in me! 1. 1. We dig thee up, O nitatni, that thou mayest strengthen (the growth) of the hair. 3. This maid, O Aryaman, has wearied of going to the wedding-feasts of other women. 10. 22. I have snatched him (from death) with an oblation that secures a life,of a hundred years. This 'firm' direction (nadir) is Virâg (brilliancy): reverence be to her; may she be kind to my children and to me! Live and thrive a hundred autumns; Agni shall be thy most excellent shepherd and overseer! Pûshan shall from the east place his right hand about us, shall bring again to us what has been lost: we shall come upon what has been lost! 2. 2. Ascend the heavens, ascend the earth sovereignty ascend thou, and possessions ascend thou! The maidens that go yonder, the veins, clothed in red garments, like sisters without a brother, bereft of strength, they shall stand still! 6. May they, now pure, yet purify themselves further; may they conduct us to the heavenly world! 2. These waters, free from disease, destructive of disease, do I carry forth. They who spat upon the Brâhmana, who desired tribute from him, they sit in the middle of a pool of blood, chewing hair. 1. Thy (life's) spirit do we call back to thee. 15. 7. The eyes of us two shine like honey, our foreheads gleam like ointment. The thousand-eyed curse having yoked his chariot has come hither, seeking out him that curses me, as a wolf the house of him that owns sheep. 1. Takman (fever) Son of Varuna I.25.3; VI.96.2 2. Now shall my rival be inferior to those that are inferior! This book having 27 chapters is in 4 sections. Thou art the most superb of plants, as if a steer among the cattle, as if a tiger among beasts of prey. Love's consuming longing, together with yearning, which Mitra and Varuna have poured into the waters, that do I kindle for thee by the law of Varuna! Neither the plants of olden times, nor they of recent times, surpass thee; a fierce slayer is the gahaida, and a happy refuge. We offer reverence to thee from the east, from the north, and from the -south; from (every) domain, and from heaven. They have sprinkled thee with their lustre., the heavenly waters rich in sap. The night is thy mother, the cloud thy father, Aryaman thy grandfather. Three have gone away from here, the tiger, man, and wolf. 4. Atharva Veda is full of potent mantras for various objectives. As the earth is dead in spirit, in spirit more dead than the dead, and as the spirit of him that has died, thus shall the spirit of the jealous (man) be dead! Indrajorsooth, by his holy disciplehood brought the light to the gods. 10. Glorious was Indra born, glorious Agni, glorious Soma. 6. 1. Non-being arose from the earth, that goes to heaven, (as) a great expansion. 2. Do thou firmly hold very far away the hostile powers and the haters! The unsavoury mark which flying has alighted upon me, as a creeper upon a tree, that mayest thou put away from us, away from here, O golden-handed 2. The internal disease that has set in, that crumbles the bones, and crumbles the joints, every balâsa do thou drive out, that which is in the limbs, and in the joints! This one (Kaurama) presented the seer with a hundred jewels, ten chaplets, three hundred steeds, and ten thousand cattle. The varana shall watch over thee! Do not follow this path: it is terrible! Grandfathers, fathers, children, grandchildren--I am the fifteenth one that did cook thee. O (house) rich in all treasures! 3. Scattered here are the fetters of death; when thou steppest upon them thou shalt not escape! Same be your intention, same your hearts! That do I know of thee, O immortal, where thy march is upon the sky, where thy habitation is in the highest heaven. Fly forth from here, O balâsa, as a swift foal (after the mare). Indra, the slayer of Vritra, shall drive him to the remotest distance, from which in all successive years he shall not again return! Brilliant I am and alert: the others that rush (against me) do I beat down. 15. As many enemies as ye are, lookina out auainst me, as I come on--of those that hate me do I take away the strenorth, as the sun takes away the strength of persons asleep (while it rises). Slay neither our great nor our small; neither those of us that are riding, nor those that shall ride; neither our father, nor our mother. 2. It brings back him who has gone to a distance, rejoices him that approaches me. The sage Agni shall verily take pleasure in our oblation; the winged missile shall avoid us! Death rules over bipeds, death rules over quadrupeds. May the lovely goddess that bore Indra come to us, endowed with lustre! 2. He is the recipient of many International awards. Destroy not our bipeds and our quadrupeds! Together with the atmosphere, O thou who art full of strength, protect the white (karkî) calf, O thou swift steed (the sun)! Night is like unto the sun, the (starry) night is similar to day. 3. Do ye all who to-day desire to make gifts to us gain favour with Arâti! Thee here we hand over to the direction of the zenith, to Brihaspati as sovereign lord, to the light-coloured serpent as guardian, to the rain as bowman: do ye guard it for us, until we arrive. All her relations shall sleep, and these people round about shall sleep! Place it in his very presence, so that it shall slay him that prepares the spell! 1. He that should flee beyond the heaven far away would not be free from king Varuna. 13. I drive them out with my mind, drive them out with my thought, and also with my incantation. The (spell) that has been brought forward by the fashioner of the spell, that is endowed with head, endowed with nose, endowed with ears, and multiform, shall go to a distance: we drive it away! Having praised Kâma may I prevail! Life and alertness do I prepare for thee. 15. 26. 4. In-breathing and out-breathing, sight, hearing, imperishableness and perishableness, all gods in the heavens, founded upon heaven, were born of the ukkhishta. To thy face, O lord of cattle, to thy eyes, O Bhava, to thy skin, to thy form, thy appearance, (and to thy aspect) from behind, reverence be! No one has heard of his sleeping in those that sleep. O Bhava and Sarva, I am devoted to you. My wish is, he shall long for me, devoted he shall long for me! Next, too, the thief, and then the serpent, the wizard, and also the wolf. 4. Erect he watches in those that sleep, nor does lie lie down across. Upon the two most lovely places both he walks hither and away, knowing (the way). 1. May god Savitar prosper thee! 3. 29. To the goal here, &c. 2. Turn from here upon those that have fabricated thee, O spell, awaken them to childlessness! 11. 3. 14. Thy heart shall parch (with love) for me, and thy mouth shall parch (with love for me)! The darbha-grass, hemp, and mighty barley: they shall deliver us from calamity! Producing in-breathing and out-breathing, as well as through-breathing; speech, mind, heart, brahma, and wisdom, do thou furnish us with sight, hearing, glory, food, semen, blood, and belly! However far he be, the red (steeds) shall urge hither Indra, the seer, to friendship, since the gods, (chanting) for him the gâyatri, the brihatî, and the arka (songs), infused courage into him with the sautrâmanî-sacrifice! him) in Yama's house devoid of strength, that they shall behold you bereft of power! The gods, O king, did not give to thee this (Cow) to eat. As a brook in the desert thy poison has dried up. 2. 2. (Thyself) a holder, (O pot), hold on to the foundation of the earth: thee, that art immoveable the gods (alone) shall move! Thou (O herb) art the first-born sap of the waters and also of the plants. When Prâna calls aloud to the plants with his thunder, they are fecundated, they conceive, and then are produced abundant (plants). 3. We speak to Vâta (wind) and Parganya, to the atmosphere and the directions of space. 20. 5. The diseases of cattle and men have been driven out by the herbs: let them pass into navigable streams! May father sky bring prosperity to us from the world of the Fathers; may I come to my (departed) kin, and not lose heaven! 1. Bring hither, O chanter, thy poem, that which earns cattle and earns good things! 16. The god-begotten plant, hated by the wicked, which wipes away the curses (of the enemies), like water a foul spot it has washed away all curses from me. 24. The spell which they have put for thee into a cock, or that which (they have put) into a goat, into a crested animal, that which they have put into a sheep, that do I hurl back again. Agni shall rob it of its sight; vanquished it shall turn about! We lay hold of thy hands. As birds start in fear from the eagle, as by day and by night (they start) at the roar of the lion, thus do thou, O drum, shout against the enemies, frighten them away, and bewilder their minds! Make bristle forth the weapons of the warriors! The young darbha-grass burns (the serpents? (That he may come) to us, let us honour with obeisance glory-owning Indra, the glorious one with glory-yielding (oblations)! As a mother afford him protection, O Aditi, and all ye gods, that he may attain to old age! The original, more drastically, sepaharshanîm. The arms, the arrows, and the might of the bows; the swords, the axes, the weapons, and the artful scheme that is in our mind; all that, O Arbudi, do thou make the enemies see, and spectres also make them see! 17. From folk belonging to all. 5. Delight, O Agni, thy own body, and, sacrificing, bring good fortune here to us! From the resting-place of her feet the (disease) called viklindu overtakes (the owner, or the cattle). (May) I (be) unharmed, with cows unharmed, long-lived, with undiminished men! Reverence be to thy ploughs, reverence to thy wagon-poles and yokes! Bhava and Rudra, united and concordant, both strong (ugrau), ye advance to deeds of heroism: reverence be to both of them, in whatever direction (they are) from here! Take hold of this (charm) that subjects to immortality (life), may thy life unto old age not be cut off! 1. 1. When of yore, in the beginning, the gods drove out the Asuras with thee, then, O plant, thou wast begotten as apâmârga ('wiping out'). 4. Upon this (person) the Vasus, Indra, Pûshan, Varuna, Mitra, and Agni, shall bestow goods (vasu)! 7. The fragrance, O earth, that has arisen upon thee, which the plants and the waters hold, which the Gandharvas and the Apsaras have partaken of, with that make me fragrant: not any one shall hate us! 2. I& If she herds up to her third year, and no disease is discovered in her, and he finds her to be a sterile cow, O Nârada, then must he look for the Brâhmanas. 8. 49. Between this heaven and earth thy noise shall spread, thy sounds shall quickly part to every side! 21. 15. 15. Reverence be to Rudra, reverence to the takman, reverence to the luminous king Varuna! I am so delighted with the purchase and cannot wait for my bracelets. 6. 16. This books is the result. The entire Vedic tradition, the Rig-veda not excepted, presents rather the conclusion than the beginning of a long period of literary activity. From him that is penetrated by the sweet fragrance of the healing bdellium, diseases flee in every direction, as antelopes and as horses run. 3. 1. He has guided above 50 doctoral students. Like a mountain with broad foundation may she sit a long time with her parents! Thine, O strong god (ugra), are the four regions, thine the sky, thine the earth, and thine this broad atmosphere; thine is this all that has a spirit and has breath upon the earth. Thy easterly regions, and thy northern, thy southerly (regions), O earth, and thy western, shall be kind to me as I walk (upon thee)! The gold, (endowed by) the sun with beautiful colour, which the men of yore, rich in descendants, did desire, may it gleaming envelop thee in lustre! 'Tvashtar is preparing a wedding for his daughter,' thus (saying) does this whole world pass through. 16. The), have given us abundant offspring and cattle. 1. From Time the waters did arise, from Time the brahma (spiritual exaltation), the tapas (creative fervour), the regions (of space did arise). 5. 19. 1. 18. 2. 8. 31. 37. May this sacrificial ladle (sruk), the second hand of Aditi, which the seven Rishis, the creators of the beings, did fashion, may this spoon, knowing the limbs of the porridge, heap it upon the altar! Sable is thy hiding-place, sable thy dwelling-place, sable art thou, O plant: drive away from here the speckled spots! With mighty charms do I dissolve thy poison. The peoples that have originated from thy tapas (heat, or creative fervour), have followed here the calf, the gâyatri. Let Bharadvâga recite for me songs of praise! 1. Do thou, O doughty (Indra), whom the drops of soma enter as birds a tree, beat off the hostile brood of the Rakshas! 21. As a chariot with easy-going wheels the spell shall turn back upon him that prepares the spell! 8. Ye rivers all, whose mistress is Sindhu, whose queen is Sindhu, grant us the remedy for that: through this (remedy) may we derive benefit from you! Release for me, O Agni, this person here, who, bound and well-secured, loudly jabbers! When the teacher receives the Brahmakârin as a disciple, he places him as a foetus inside (of his body). Adoration be to the power of grudge, the power of failure, adoration to Arâti! Do thou (the oblation) grant us sovereignty sped on by Indra; may we in thy favour be glorious! Auspicious to us shall be the pigeon that has been despatched; harmless, ye gods, the bird shall be to our house! They that pierce the heart, creep along the ribs, without doing injury, without causing disease, they shall run off outside the opening (of the bladder)! 5. Slay the offspring of the sorcerer, O soma-drinking (Indra), and subject (him)! 3. . This warrior, O Indra, do thou strengthen for me, do thou install this one as sole ruler (bull) of the Vis (the people); emasculate all his enemies, subject them to him in (their) contests! 42. The strength of the horse, the mule, the goat and the ram, moreover the strength of the bull bestow upon him, O controller of bodies (Indra)! 7. Away from us may thousand-eyed, immortal (evil) dwell! Here is the remedy for both the aghâsva and the svaga! Let them not win this wealth of ours! Together with the body of the mortal, from his birth, one and a hundred marks are born. Come thou to us, O arundhatî! 5. The hostile, insidious instrument which they have brought hither has been discovered; that which has been dug in we have detected. 14. 19. Inferior to us shall be our rivals! to the Fathers in the heavens. The heaven-directed porridge, that has been presented and deposited by us, in three divisions has reached the thrte heavens. Thus from kshetriya, from Nirriti &c. 1. 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