Atharva Veda

The Hymns of the Atharvaveda

Translation by Ralph T.H. Griffith



A charm to secure the supremacy of a dethroned King

1          With that victorious Amulet which strengthened Indra's power and might
            Do thou, O Brāhmanaspati, increase our strength for kingly sway.

2          Subduing those who rival us, subduing all malignities,
            Withstand the man who menaces, and him who seeks to injure us.

3          Soma and Savitar the God have strengthened and exalted thee:
            All elements have aided thee, to make thee general conqueror.

4          Slayer of rivals, vanquisher, may that victorious Amulet
            Be bound on me for regal sway and conquest of mine enemies.
5          Yon Sun hath mounted up on high, and this my word hath
             mounted up
            That I may smite my foes and be slayer of rivals, rivalless.

6          Destroyer of my rivals, strong, victorious, with royal sway,
            May I be ruler of these men, and King and sovran of the folk.


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