Atharva Veda

The Hymns of the Atharvaveda

Translation by Ralph T.H. Griffith



To Indra, Brihaspati, Soma and Agni, for the destruction of sorcerers

1          This sacrifice shall bring the Yātudhānas as the flood brings foam:
            Here let the doer of this deed woman or man, acknowledge it.

2          This one hath come confessing all: do ye receive him eagerly.
            Master him thou, Brihaspati; Agni and Soma, pierce him through.

3          O Soma-drinker, strike and bring the Yātudhāna's progeny:
            Make the confessing sinner's eyes fall from his head, both right and left.

4          As thou, O Agni Jātavedas, knowest the races of these secret greedy beings,
            So strengthened by the power of prayer, O Agni, crushing them down a hundred            times destroy them.


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