12. EXTRACTS FROM THE RITUAL BOOKS AND THE COMMENTARIES, [Editors Note: this, the 42nd volume of the the Sacred Books of the East, is an anthology of representative texts from the Arthrva-veda, the fourth Veda. If thou slayest our cow, if our horse or our domestic, we pierce thee with the lead, so that thou shalt not slay our heroes. All the regions of the compass shall call thee, O king; attended and revered be thou here! When thou, the barber, shearest with thy sharp well-whetted razor our hair and beard, do not, while cleansing our face, rob us of our life! 1. 5. 3. Do ye prosper my possessions! May the rising sun by his resources and his majesty hurl down my enemies, lie the mighty one! 4. 9. 3. Thou art one of the golden substances, thou art born from Soma (the moon). 15. 1. 31. The amulet . If he denies that she is sterile, a treasure deposited for the gods, then Bhava and Sarva, both, come upon him, and hurl their arrow upon him. 20. Strength heaven and earth did bestow upon him; strength all the gods, the Maruts, and the waters. Charm against takman (fever) and related diseases. Because, when sent forth by Varuna, ye then quickly did bubble up; then Indra met (âpnot) you, as ye went, therefore anon are ye 'meeters' (âpah waters')! As splendour is in the maiden, as in this appointed chariot, thus shall the amulet of varana hold fast, &c. 3. 1. The lightning in the heavens shall not destroy thee! May the gods, despatched by Indra, scatter (churn) his sacrificial butter; may that which yonder person offers not succeed! Come, ye gods, from the south and the west; ye gods in the east come forth! Both this earth here belongs to king Varuna, and also yonder broad sky whose boundaries are far away. 5. Counting its dead by thousands, the hostile army, pierced and shattered in the clash of arms, shall lie! 30. 3. Of the abscess, of the balâsa, of flow of blood, O plant; of neuralgia, O herb, thou shalt not leave even a speck! Go forth as the lord of the people, rule (shine) thou, a universal ruler! 43. He who knows this deserves it; of old age dies he who wears it. 23. 5. Ukkhishta, the father of the generator, the grandson of the spirit (asu), the primal ancestor (grandfather), the ruler of the universe, the lusty bull dwells upon the earth. 6. In that one of the two hemispheres and the two heavenly worlds, conquered by the pious, which especially abounds in light, and is rich in honey, in that do ye in the fulness of time come together with your children! Seize ye, and tear out in-breathing and outbreathing, O Nyarbudi (and Arbudi): deep-sounding groans shall arise! 23. Do thou then, befriended of Indra, put all women and dogs to sleep! 26. As thou climbest up the trees, O asvattha, and renderest them subordinate, thus do thou split in two the head of iny enemy, and overcome him! Agni shall furnish the remedy! Mayest thou together with thy kin be endowed with sap! 5. 2. 4. upon that enemy, that antagonist do thou turn, O spell: do not seek out us, that are harmless! The serpents that are sprung from the fire, that are sprung from the plants, that are sprung from the water, and originate from the lightning; they from whom great brood has sprung in many ways, those serpents do we revere with obeisance. He that has said to thee (the spell): 'go on'! The five divine regions, the twelve divine seasons, the teeth of the year, they shall ever be propitious, to us! According to Charan Vyuha Grantha, Atharva Veda had nine shakhas, namely, Paipalad, Daant, Pradaant, Snat, Sowl, Brahmadabal, Shounak, Devadarshat and Charan Vidya. Prâna shall place the truth-speaker in the highest world The thousand-eyed curse having yoked his chariot has come hither, seeking out him that curses me, as a wolf the house of him that owns sheep. Well done! With the strength of Kâma, Indra, king Varuna, and Vishnu, with the impelling force (savena) of Savitar, with the priestly power of Agni, do I drive forth the enemies, as a skilled steersman a boat. 6. Remove our enemies in the south, remove our enemies in the north; remove, O Indra, our enemies in the west: light, O hero, place in front (east) of us! 12. 2. 16. A thousand others together do I make over to thee: this thy (man) shall live a hundred autumns! 2. The enemy with coat-of-mail, he that has no coat-of-mail, and he that stands in the battle-throng, throttled by the strings of their bows, by the fastenings of their coats-of-mail, by the battle-throng, they shall lie! The (spell) which they skilfully prepare, as a bride for the wedding, the multiform (spell), fashioned by hand, shall go to a distance: we drive it away! Let him, the impious one, search out some other person, not ourselves! Frighten thou, O Arbudi, yonder lines of the enemy; the conquering and the victorious (Arbudi and Nyarbudi), the two comrades of Indra, shall conquer the enemies! Indra shall confuse the army, the Miaruts shall slay it with might! 40. 1. Their very own amulet which the gods deposited secretly in the tree, that the gods shall give us to wear, together with life! In sixty autumns the treasurer (of the porridge) shall fetch it! Skilfully, as the priest who butchers (the sacrificial animal), do we with Indra's aid disjoint thy limbs. Having fashioned by means of songs the high (mountains), Rohita spake to the earth: In thee all shall be born, what is and what shall be. The gold (here) becomes the light of him that cooks (the porridge). 5. Be sure to rise, go away from hence! Four directions has the heaven, and also four the earth: (from these) the gods created the embryo. Through (the gift of) a cow with broken horns his (cattle) breaks down, through a lame one he tumbles into a pit, through a mutilated one his house is burned, through a one-eyed one his property is given away. Tvashtar begot (for thee) a wife, Tvashtar for her begot thee as a husband. O Brihaspati, put him into subjection; O Agni and Soma, pierce him through! 6. 4. Hither to thee Rohita has brought sovereignty; he has dispersed the enemies: freedom from danger has resulted for thee. Then shall we, O Âditya, in thy law, exempt from guilt, live in freedom! 2. 8. 1. 3. May father sky bring prosperity to us from the world of the Fathers; may I come to my (departed) kin, and not lose heaven! O Agni, prepare the roads, that lead to the gods! To the goal here, &c. 26. I have paid reverence, O death, to thine eye, reverence to thy breath. The plants givalâ ('quickening'), na-ghâ-rishâ ('forsooth-no-harm'), gîvanti ('living'), and the arundhatî, which removes (disease), is full of blossoms, and rich in honey, do I call to exempt him from injury. Through (the possession of) cattle we all would suppress (our) wretched poverty, or with grain our hunger, O thou oft implored (god)! The goat-footed, the bull-toothed, her who scares the cattle, the snorting one, the vilîdhî (the driveling one), the lalâmî (with spot on the forehead), these do we drive from us. 52. May sorcerers, Nirriti, as well as Rakshas, mar his true work with error! 21. The sin that my mother, that my father, that my brothers and my sister have committed; the sin that we (ourselves) have committed, from that this divine tree will protect us. The (soma-sacrifice) that lasts one night (ekarâtra), and that which lasts two nights (dvirâtra), the (condensed soma-sacrifice called) sadyahkrî, and Slay ye the tarda ('borer'), the samanka ('hook'), and the mole, O Asvins; cut off their heads, and crush their ribs! . 8. Varunânî is thy mother, Yama (death) thy father, Araru is thy name. 12. 31. 2. Ye arise: it is thundering and crashing, ye plants, since Parganya (the god of rain) is favouring you, O children of Prisni (the spotted cloud), with (his) seed (water). 6. 3. Dissolved, crushed, slain the enemy shall lie, O Nyarbudi! 23. 25. May this person go unscathed, and be free of vellow colour! Agni rests as if in the womb. Adoration be to thee, O Rudra, as thou casteth (thy arrow); adoration to the (arrow) when it has been placed upon (the bow); adoration to it as it is being hurled; adoration to it when it has fallen down! Go this way like a crushing army, with heavy carts, thou that art multiform, and crowned by a crest(?)! The Brâhmanas come here for their own, when they come for the sterile cow. Thou art verily not such, as to have consumed thy own self. Let him not slay, when he grows up, his father, let him not injure the mother that hath begotten him! Thou art the most excellent of remedies, the best of plants, as Soma (the moon) is the lord in the watches of the night, as Varuna (is king) among the gods. Slay thou the one that produces a hood, (slay) the white and the black in the darbha-grass! The worms with white shoulders, the black ones with white arms, and all those that are variegated, these worms do we crush. Prior to the brahma (spiritual exaltation) the Brahmakârin was born; clothed in heat, by creative fervour he arose. 21. Here, O cattle, ye shall be born, here, ye horses, here, ye domestics! They who spat upon the Brâhmana, who desired tribute from him, they sit in the middle of a pool of blood, chewing hair. Reverence be, O Prâna, to thee coming, reverence to thee going; 'reverence to thee standing, and reverence, too, to thee sitting! 4. Indra did set at naught for me the serpent, (and so did) Mitra and Varuna, Vâta and Parganya both. 19. 53. The Âdityas and Vasus, Indra and Agni shall raise thee up unto well-being! 30. The chanters with their pious song hurry on blithely as cows; at home are their children, and at home the cows do they attend. Every moving thing I have held fast. people; ye who rule all these two-footed and fourfooted creatures, deliver us from calamity! The poison infused by the serpent that is striped across, by the black serpent, and by the adder; that poison of the kankaparvan ('with limbs like a comb,' scorpion) this plant has driven out. This treasure I present to the Brâhmanas: I prepare for myself a road that leads. O Vâkaspati (lord of speech), the earth shall be pleasant to us, pleasant our dwelling, agrecable our couches! JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY, Reverence be to Rudra, reverence to the takman, reverence to the luminous king Varuna! If your mind has wandered to a distance, or has been enchained here or there, then do we turn it hither: may your mind take delight in me! 20. Aryaman as active hotar-priest shall utter for thee the vashat-call at this (soma-) pressing, O Pûshan! 25. Reverence be to thee, O Prâna, when thou breatbest in (primate), reverence when thou breathest out! Again, books XV and XVI, the former entirely Brahmanical prose, the latter almost entirely so, are of doubtful quality and chronology. Silâkî is thy name, O thou that art brown as a goat, thy father is the son of a maiden. The cattle clothed itself in sevenfold strength, those among them that are sleek and those that are poor. Obtain thou, woman, a son who shall bring prosperity to thee, and bring thou pi-osperity to him! Obligations to previous translators: Weber, Muir, Ludwig, Zimmer, Grill', Henry, &c., are acknowledged in the introduction to each hymn. Propitious he shall be to our cattle and My speech, not thine, (in this matter) hath weight: in the assembly, forsooth, do thou speak! In-breathing forsooth, is founded upon barley; rice is called out-breathing. 2. 2. 13. As one released from a wooden post, as one in a sweat by bathing (is cleansed) of filth, as ghee is clarified by the sieve, may all (the gods) clear me from sin! 6. The plants, that which was and shall be, day and night, the tree, the year along with the seasons, have sprung from the Brahmakârin. O serpent, die, do not live; back upon thee shall thy poison turn! 30. 3. O Gâtavedas (Agni), cause thou to turn ill; a hundred way's hither shall be thine, a thousand modes of return shall be thine: with these do thou restore us again! To his consecration death does come: may he, the king, favour this kingdom! The gâyânya, winged, flies; he settles down upon man. This great (armour) shall protect my body on all sides, that I may obtain long life, and reach old age! ears shout when (a man) has been overcome by the army of Trishamdhi! This divine tree, the varana, shall shut out (vârayâtai). 3. Loosen from us, O Varuna, all fetters, the uppermost, the nethermost, and those imposed by Varuna! With (his) half he produced the whole world: what is the visible sign of his (other) half? Those two teeth, the tigers, that have broken forth, eager to devour father and mother, do thou, O Brahmanaspati Gâtavedas, render auspicious! The Apsaras, Guggulil, I'lli, Naladi, Aukshagandhi, and Pramandani (by name), shall go to the river, to the ford of the waters, as if blown away! O Tauvilikâ, do be quiet! My lusty shout (is) as the thunder with the cloud: then do I smite thy (sap) with my strong charm. To thy limbs, to thy belly, to thy tongue, to thy mouth, to thy teeth, to thy smell (nose), reverence be! May this couple be inexhaustible in wealth that bestows thousandfold lustre! 50. Cunningly do I prepare a remedy, that thou shalt be freed from madness. Bereft of strength is the gotten-up clamour, bereft of strength are the seven debilitating (charms). 3. Cause him to ascend to the highest heaven The kshetriya that has entered into thee from the prepared (magic) concoction, for that I know the remedy; I drive the kshetriya out of thee. 5. Slay the offspring of the sorcerer, O soma-drinking (Indra), and subject (him)! 60. 8. Upon the earth men give to the gods the sacrifice, the prepared oblation; upon the earth mortal men live pleasantly by food. The plants whose father was the sky, whose mother the earth, Whose root the (heavenly) ocean--may those divine herbs aid thee in obtaining a son! Upon the head of the nimble antelope a remedy grows! 15, Upon thee have ascended the brihatî and the pankti (metres), upon thee the kakubh with splendour, O Gâtavedas. If in truth he were to withdraw it, there would be neither to-day, nor to-morrow, no night and no day, never would the dawn appear. Indra shall drink the Soma, there shall be secure possession; Agni shall sing praises: the enemies do thou drive out! 1. 31. 6. Upon it shall rest the mighty eagle; gods shall offer it to the divinities! 18. A youthful victor and ruler is he, praised by many men. Thus from kshetriya, from Nirriti &c. 4. Turn towards her with cattle, (thou pot), face towards her, together with the divine powers! Do thou, since thou hast been extolled, hurl down my enemies by thy great might! 26. 18. As a (winning) gamester puts down his dice, thus does he establish these (laws). To the goal here, &c. With the terrible arrow of Kâma (love) do I pierce thee in the heart. 17. Its connection do I cut off as the root of a pumpkin. May Bhava and Sarva cast the lightning, the divine missile, upon him that performs evil, fashions a spell, and does wrong! Disport thyself, O chanter, disport thyself as a bird upon a flowering tree; thy tongue glides quickly over the lips as a razor over the strop. Therefore 'upbreather' (udakam 'water') are they called! May (love), the disquieter, disquiet thee; do not hold out upon thy bed! Here (shall be) the gathering place of the waters, here the dwelling-place of the sea! For example, in Book I, there are several charms against fever, a few charms against poison, and charms against worms (for oneself / for one’s cattle / for one’s children). I free thee from all evil and disease, (and) unite thee with life. The truth do I engage for help: the enchantments shall be devoid of force! 3. Thyself a tiger, do thou upon this tiger-skin stride (victorious) through the great regionst All the clans shall wish for thee, and the heavenly waters, rich in sap! Hymn 96: A prayer for deliverance from sin and sorrow Whatever sorcery any kinsman or stranger has practised against thee, both release and deliverance with my voice do I declare for thee. It makes the products available and delivery at cheaper rates than Amazon. With broom-straw (? One is deposited in truth, the other is kindled in the waters. 'May he who injures this our plan be bound in the fetter (of disease) and joined to misfortune! The pepper-corns spake to one another, as they came out, after having been created: 'He whom we shall find (as yet) alive, that man shall not suffer harm!' 8. art thou, causing to heal (rohanî), the broken bone thou causest to heal (rohanî): cause this here to heal (rohaya), O arundhatî! 1. With (father) heaven cooperating, O thou wise one, do thou place me into happiness and prosperity! As this great-earth conceives the germs of the beings, thus shalt thy embryo be-beld fast, to produce a child after pregnancy! And he has become the father of sons, and the most happy of men! 6. That hair of thine which does drop off, and that which is broken root and all, upon it do I sprinkle here the all-healing herb. 3. Having both grown full of power, let us overpower my rival! Slain is the worm, with him his mother slain, his brother slain, his sister slain. As an armour upon him the gods shall tie the amulet, Indra, Vishnu, Savitar, Rudra, Agni, Pragâpati, Parameshthin, Virâg,Vaisvânara, and the seers all. The fragrance, O earth, that has arisen upon thee, which the plants and the waters hold, which the Gandharvas and the Apsaras have partaken of, with that make me fragrant: not any one shall hate us! The waters verily are healing, the waters chase away disease, the waters cure all (disease): may they prepare a remedy for thee! Thou, Arbudi, makest appear the sevenfold spectral brood. Upon whom the seers of yore, that created the beings, brought forth with their songs the cows, they the seven active (priests), by means of the satra-offerings, the sacrifices, and (their) creative fervour (tapas);-- Produce the smoke, ye lusty friends; unharmed by wiles go ye into the contest! O Agni, subject our rivals to us; confuse, O Brihaspati, the kinsman that is puffed up! of India. 21. 1. 12. Thy thunderbolt, O Indra, who hast been driven forward swiftly by thy two bay steeds, shall advance, crushing the enemies. . 2. 20. 28. Do thou, O (goddess) Apvi, confusing their plans, go forth (to them), and seize their limbs! Through the gift of the sterile cow the man of royal caste incurs not the anger of (her), his mother. 2. 4. 5. Joys, pleasures, delights, jubilation and merriment, all gods in the heavens, founded upon heaven, were born of the ukkhishta. The spell which they have put for thee into the assembly-hall, that which (they have put) into the gaming-place, that which they have put into the dice, that do I hurl back again. 18. Slain is the king of the worms, and their viceroy also is slain. Anoint (with ghee), O adhvaryu (priest), the surface of this sustaining (porridge), make skilfully a place for the melted butter; with ghee do thou anoint all its limbs! A golden ship with golden tackle moved upon the heavens. May Nirriti (the goddess of destruction), O asvattha, bind in the toils of death that cannot be loosened those enemies of mine whom I hate and who hate me! May we foremost among rulers, unharmed, gain wealth by our cunning devices! The plants with Soma their king have delivered thee from death. 1. We should achieve perfection not only with the body and physical things, but also with psychological aspects such as good and cheerful speech and creativity in all aspects of work one does. 44. May the hemp and may gangida protect me against vishkandha! I am so delighted with the purchase and cannot wait for my bracelets. One is variegated, one is white, one is black, and two are red: I have gotten the names of all of them. Shut their mouths, that they shall not eat the barley; free ye, moreover, the grain from danger! The one hundred and one persons whom the earth did cast off, because they had injured the offspring of a Brâhmana, were ruined irretrievably. Put it, O woman, upon the purified amsadhrl; place there the porridge for the divine (Brâhmanas)! 2. The sound 'him' is in the ukkhishta, and the modulations and the music of the sâman. This potent herb do I dig out: it draws toward me the eve, causes (love's) tears. 7. Thee here we hand over to the northern direction, to Soma as sovereign lord, to the svaga-serpent as guardian, to the lightning as bowman: do ye guard it for us, until we arrive. Thee here we hand over to the eastern direction, to Agni as sovereign lord, to the black serpent as guardian, to Âditya as bowman: do ye guard it for us, until we arrive! Him that flies in the air, him that moves across the sky, him that regards the earth as his resort, that Pisâka do thou reveal (to me)! Release for me, O Agni, this person here, who, bound and well-secured, loudly jabbers! With it those that hate me do thou slay! To thee may the calf come, to thee the child, to thee the milch-cows, when they return in the evening! 6. May the gods take note of this (prayer) of mine; may Indra together with the Rishis (take note of it)! 7. The disease that racks and wastes thy limbs, and the sickness in thy heart, has flown as an eagle to a far distance, overcome by my charm. O king Bhava, be merciful to thy worshipper, for thou art the lord of living beasts! O bowstring, turn aside from us, turn my body into stone! When the teacher receives the Brahmakârin as a disciple, he places him as a foetus inside (of his body). That unknown disease do we drive away downward. Encourage us with thy might! 23. 18. 2. The spell which evil-scheming persons have put for thee into the gârhapatya-fire, or into the housefire, that which they have put -into the house, that do I hurl back again. 24. The thunder is thy speech, O Pragâpati; as a bull thou hurlest thy fire upon earth and heaven. When, as I lie, I turn upon my right or left side, O earth; when stretched out we lie with our ribs upon thee pressing against (us), do not, O earth, that liest close to everything, there injure us! Return to him in the other world, firmly bound, ornamented, (thou house), which we loosen limb by limb, and joint by joint! Do not, thou that hast been dug with the spade, cause injury! 2. 3. 6. At a glance thou lookest around the entire earth; from the eastern thou slayest in the northern ocean. 12. Ascend on high to the base of the firmament, which they call 'the world of brightness'! 6. 7. 2. May this bounteous Nabhasaspati (the lord of the cloud) preserve for us (possessions) without measure in our house! 4. From near thy vicinity, from near thy distance (do I call): remain here, do not follow; do not follow the Fathers of yore! Thus from kshetriya, from Nirriti &c. 1. 1. Taking pleasure in this (sacrificial) melted butter, and ghee do ye, (O gods), of whom Kâma is the highest, be joyful in this place, procuring for me full freedom from enmity! For he (now) has a hundred physicians, and also a thousand herbs. Moreover the poison from the south transforms itself into a porridge. Lead this dear child to life and vigour, O Agni, Varuna, and king Mitra! We speak here to all the gods that hold to their agreements, promote the order (of the universe), together with all their wives: they shall deliver us from calamity! 6. Partake of the ghee, of the sesame-oil, O Agni Gâtavedas, that standest on high, conquerest by thyself! As he did step hither all (men) did attend him. Verily no harm shall suffer (na ghâ . The spell which they have put for thee into an unburned vessel, that which they have put into mixed grain, that which they have put into raw meat, that do I hurl back again. Flocking together without fear, making ordure in this stable, holding honey fit for soma, free from disease, ye shall come hither! The gods animadverted in reference to Bheda and the sterile cow, angry because he had not given her, in these verses-and therefore he (Bheda) perished. has come to me together with cows, goats, and sheep, together with food and offspring. 19. 3. 3. 25. May Arundhatî, the herb, bestow protection along with the gods, render full of sap the stable, free from disease our men! We know, O gâyânya, thy origin, whence thou didst spring. Deprived of your strength what will ye do? 5. O thou (plant) with erect leaves, lovely, do thou, urged on by the gods, full of might, drive away my rival, make my h usband mine alone! If awake, or if asleep, to sin inclined, I have committed a sin, may what has been, and what shall be, as if from a wooden post, release me! This one (Kaurama) presented the seer with a hundred jewels, ten chaplets, three hundred steeds, and ten thousand cattle. 8. 3. 7. 54. 2. • The Atharva Veda: The Book of Spell • The last of the Vedas, this is completely different from the other three vedas • Its hymns are of a more diverse character than the Rig Veda and are also simpler in language. May the greatness of the gangida protect us about on all sides, (the greatness) with which he has overcome the vishkandha (and) the samskandha, (overcoming the powerful (disease) with power! 1. 27. 1. 6. 7. 6. We remove from thee death, destruction, and disease. 4. The Vedas are often compiled into a single book, the Chathurveda Samhitha, which contains4 separate sacred texts: 1. Do thou come to us, O arundhatî! Apr 19, 2020 - Atharva Veda http://themodernvedic.com/mythology/immortal-vedas/atharva-veda/. 1. Ascending from the darkness of death to the highest firmament, to Sûrya (the sun), the god among gods, we have reached the highest light. Jalodara (Ascites) Varuna I.25.3; VI.96.2 According to AV Rudra is the best physician, he possesses healing remedies, he is the first divine physician, he can cause the diseases and performs the cure as well. Ward off from me all curses, ward off very far destructive weapons! May we attentively, throuoh our long lives, be bearers of bali-offerings to thee! Bend down to the ground our hateful rivals!--This measure, that is being measured, and has been measured, may constitute thy kin into (people) that render thee tribute! 2. Thine is this broad, treasure-holding receptacle within which all worlds are contained. 23. 1. That which has caused thee to miscarry do we drive away from thee, that very thing do we deposit outside of thee, away in a far place. I know thee (to be) oppressive and piercing, O Arâti! 1. 29. The radiant bay steeds of the sun, the immortal, ever draw the delightful chariot. The thief that approacheth to-day, crushed to pieces he goeth away. To thy two messengers, O Nirriti, who come here, despatched or not despatched, to our house, to the pigeon and to the owl, this shall be no place to step upon! Make bristle forth the weapons of the warriors! In the house which is built with two facades, four facades, six facades; in the house with eight facades, with ten facades, in the 'mistress of dwelling.' May this sacrifice win advancement for you, win prAection, win offspring for you; may it be mighty, win cattle, and heroes for you! May he not bear malice towards us: reverence be to him! Thy laps, O earth, free from ailment! The varana shall watch over thee! May Savitar drive out uncouthness from her feet, may Varuna, Mitra, and Aryaman (drive it) out from her hands; may Anumati kindly drive it out for us! With thee do we scatter the Apsaras and Gandharvas. Next, too, the thief, and then the serpent, the wizard, and also the wolf. I prepare for myself a road that leads to the Fathers in the heavens. 5. Of them that are sitting together I take to myself the power and the understanding: in this entire vathering render, O Indra, me successful! Grant her (the wife) wealth together with undiminished heroes! 1. 11. 1. 58. 2. Ye who rule all these two-footed and four-footed creatures, deliver us from calamity. Prâna is Virâg (power, lustre), Prâna is Deshtrî (the divinity that guides): all worship Prâna. The waters and the heavenly plants are foremost; they have driven out from every limb thy disease, consequent upon sin. 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