Hymns of the Atharva Veda, by Ralph T.H. Griffith, , at sacred-texts.com
1To please us may the suitor come, O Agni, seeking this maid and
bringing us good fortune.
Approved by wooers, lovely in assemblies, may she be soon
made happy with a husband.
2As bliss beloved by Soma, dear to Prayer, and stored by Arya-
With the God Dhātar's truthfulness I work the bridal oracle.
3O Agni, may this woman find a husband. Then verily King Soma
makes her happy.
May she bear sons, chief lady of the household, blessed and
bearing rule beside her consort.
4As this lair, Maghavan! that is fair to look on was dear to wild
things as a pleasant dwelling,
So may this woman here be Bhaga's darling. Loved by her lord
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5Mount up, embark on Bhaga's ship, the full, the inexhaustible,
Thereon bring hitherward to us the lover whom thou fain
6Call out to him, O Lord of Wealth! Make thou the lover well-
Set each on thy right hand who is a lover worthy of her choice.
7Here is the Bdellium and the gold, the Auksha and the bliss are
These bring thee to the husbands, so to find the man whom thou.
8May Savitar lead and bring to thee the husband whom thy heart
O Plant, be this thy gift to her!