Sacred Texts  Hinduism  Index 
Book 7 Index
  Previous  Next 
Buy this Book at

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


A charm against Misfortune

1Hence. Evil Fortune! fly away, vanish from this place and from
  We fix thee with an iron hook unto the man who hateth us.
2Granting us riches, Savitar! golden-banded, send thou away
   from us to other regions
  That Fortune who, flying, abominable, hath, as a creeper climbs•
   a tree, assailed me.
3One and a hundred Fortunes all together are at his birth born
   with a mortal's body.
  Of these we send away the most unlucky: keep lucky ones for
   us, O Jātavedas.
4I have disparted these and those like cows who stray on common
  Here let auspicious Fortunes stay: hence have I banished evil

Next: Hymn 116: A charm against Fever