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Hymns of the Atharva Veda, by Ralph T.H. Griffith, [1895], at


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

1This sacrifice shall bring the Yātudhānas as the flood brings
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  Here let the doer of this deed woman or man, acknowledge it.
2This one hath come confessing all: do ye receive him
  Master him thou, Brihaspati; Agni and Soma, pierce him
3O Soma-drinker, strike and bring the Yātudhāna's progeny:
  Make the confessing sinner's eyes fall from his head, both right
   and left.
4As 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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