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

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Hymn to the Asvins

1Come as home-guardians, saving us from foemen, guarding our
   living creatures and our bodies,
  Come to the house to give us seed and offspring:
2Whatever with Indra ye be faring, Asvins, or resting in one
   dwelling-place with Vāyu,
  In concord with the Ribhus or Ādityas, or standing still in
  Vishnu's striding-places.
3When 1, O Asvins, call on you to-day that I may gather strength,
  Or as all-conquering might in war, be that the Asvins' noblest
4Now come, ye Asvins, hitherward: here are oblations set for
  These Soma draughts to aid Yadu and Turvasa, these offered
   you mid Kanva's sons.
5Whatever healing balm is yours, Nāsatyas near or far away,
  Therewith, great Sages, grant a home to Vatsa and to Vimāda.

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