Atharva Veda

The Hymns of the Atharvaveda

Translation by Ralph T.H. Griffith



A charm to ensure long life and glory to the wearer of an amulet

1          This Ornament of Gold which Daksha's children bound, with
            benevolent thoughts, on Satānïka,
            This do I bind on thee for life, for glory, for long life lasting
             through a hundred autumns.

2          This man no fiends may conquer, no Pisāchas, for this is might
            of Gods, their primal offspring.
            Whoever wears the Gold of Daksha's children hath a long
             lengthened life among the living.

3          The light, the power, the lustre of the Waters, the strength of
            Trees, and all their forceful vigour,
            We lay on him as powers abide in Indra: so let him wear this
            Gold and show his valour.

4          With monthly and six-monthly times and seasons, with the full
             year's sweet essence do we fill thee,
            May Indra, Agni, and all Gods together, showing no anger, grant
            thee what thou wishest.


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