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


A prayer to Pūshan for protection and the recovery of lost property

1Pūshan was born to move on distant pathways, on roads remote
   from earth, remote from heaven.
  To both most lovely places of assembly he travels and returns
   with perfect knowledge.
2Pūshan knows all these realms: may he conduct us by ways that
   are most free from fear and danger.
  Giver of blessings, glowing, all heroic, may he the wise and
   watchful go before us.
3We are thy praisers here, O Pūshan: never let us be injured
   under thy protection.
4From out the distance, far and wide, may Pūshan stretch his
   right hand forth.
  Let him drive back our lost to us, let us return with what is lost.

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