Atharva Veda

The Hymns of the Atharvaveda

Translation by Ralph T.H. Griffith



A prayer for protection, guidance, and prosperity

1          Let that Destructive Weapon be far distant from us, O ye Gods;
            far be the Stone ye wont to hurl.

2          Our friend be that Celestial Grace, Indra and Bhaga be our friends,
             and Savitar with splendid Wealth.

3          Thou, Offspring of the waterflood, ye Maruts, with your sun-
            bright skins, give us protection reaching far.

4          Further us rightly, favour ye our bodies with your gracious love.
            Give thou our children happiness.


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