Hymns of the Atharva Veda, by Ralph T.H. Griffith, , at sacred-texts.com
1May this, of all the beasts that Pasupati rules, Lord of animals,.
quadruped and biped,
Come, purchased, to the sacrificial portion. May growth of
wealth attend the sacrificer.
2Loosing the seed of future-time existence, give good success, O
Gods, to him who worships.
May what is present, duly brought, the victim, go to the deities'
3Those who are looking, deep in meditation, on the bound ani-
mal with eye and spirit
To them, the first, may Agni, God, give freedom, rejoicing in his
4Tame animals of every shape, though varied in colour, manifold.
alike in nature
To them, the first, may Vāyu, God, give freedom, Prajāpati.
rejoicing in his creatures.
5Let those who know receive before all others the vital breath
proceeding from the body.
Go to the sky. Stay there with all thy members. By paths which
Gods have travelled go to Svarga.