Atharva Veda

The Hymns of the Atharvaveda

Translation by Ralph T.H. Griffith



To the waters, for health and wealth

1          Ye, Waters, truly bring us bliss: so help ye us to strength and power
            That we may look on great delight.

2          Here grant to us a share of dew, that most auspicious dew of yours,
            Like mothers in their longing love.

3          For you we fain would go to him to whose abode ye send us forth,
            And, Waters, give us procreant strength.

4          I pray the Floods to send us balm, those who bear rule o'er precious things,
            And  have supreme control of men.


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