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The Hymns of the Atharvaveda


tr. by Ralph T.H. Griffith


Hymn 1: A charm to recover a dying man
Hymn 2: The same
Hymn 3: A prayer for the destruction of demons
Hymn 4: Imprecations on demons
Hymn 5: A charm accompanying investiture with an amulet
Hymn 6: A charm to exercise evil spirits who beset women
Hymn 7: A charm to restore a sick man to health
Hymn 8: Imprecations directed against a hostile army
Hymn 9: An enunciation of cosmogonical, ritual, and metrical doctrine
Hymn 10: A glorification of the mystical abstraction Virāj