The Hymns of the Atharvaveda Volume 2, PT. 2

The Hymns of the Atharvaveda Volume 2, PT. 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1896 edition. Excerpt: ...Maruts and Aged. Stanzas 1--3 are taken from hymns ascribed to the Rishi Parucbchhepa. One of the peculiarities of these hymns, which are 'generally obscure and frequently unintelligible is 'to reiterate a leading word which occurs the third or fourth from the end of the first line, and sometimes also of the third, and to repeat it as the last word of the line. Thus we have here 3, line 1. S&num eahato.Tills--'--, viprant no Jdtavedatam; this is little else than a kind of alliterative jingle, but the scholiast.thinks it neoessary to assign to the repeated word a distinct signification.'---Wilson. 4 Busied with sacrifice, with spotted deer and spears, gleaming upon your way with ornaments, yea, our friends, Sitting on sacred grass, ye sons of Bharata, drink Soma from the Potar's bowl, O Men of heaven. 5 Bring the Gods hither, Sags, and offer sacrifice. At the three altars seat thee willingly, O Priest. Accept for thy delight the proffered Soma mead: drink from the Kindler's bowl and sate thee with thy share. 6 This is the strengthener of thy body's manly might: strength, victory for all time are laid within thine arms. Pressed for thee, Maghavan, it is offered unto thee: drink from the chalice of this Brahman, drink thy fill. '-, 7 Him whom of old I called on, him I call on now. He is to be invoked: his name is He who Gives. Here brought by priests is Soma mead. Granter of Wealth, drink Soma with the Seasons from the Hotar's Cup. 4 Addressed to the Maruts. Suited with tarriflee: all natural phenomena, and especially the fall of the periodical runs, being regarded as intimately connected with the sacrifices offered on earth. Spotted deer: 'the recognised animals of the Maruts, originally, as it would seem, intended for more

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