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Atharva Veda Chants
Prayer for long life
From the breath of Brahman arose Brahma, from his head arose Shiva, dressed in Elephant skin with Pinaka. I pray to Thrimurthi for long life. I offer this sacrifice to thee. From the Chest arose Agni, the fire in us all. May he release us from death’s hangman. I offer this sacrifice to thee. From his efflugence arose The Golden Sun. May he bless us with a long life. I offer this sacrifice to thee. O Goddess Laksmi, the repository of all knowledge originating from Brahman, you are also known as Sri, Laksmi, Aubala, Ambika, Gam and Indrasena. May the Goddess grant us long life. I offer this sacrifice to The Universal Mother, Dakshayani, and all the lineage of all the gods and divine being. May they all bless us with a long life. I offer this sacrifice to the Ganas, who remove all obstacles towards a long life. May our projeny too benefit. Brahman alone exists and from whom arose Vasus, Rudras, Adityas, Maruts, Sadhyas, Rbhus, Yksas, Gandharvas, Pitrs, Bhrgus, Nagas, Angirases for the welfare of a people in need. I offer this sacrifice and pray for the blessing of a long life. O Lord Vishnu, I offer my incessant chanting of mantras. Bless us with a long life filled with happiness. Om Shanti, Shanti, Shanti
Fearlessness, protection and strength
Freedom from Fear - Rishi Brahmaa Heaven and Earth, The Nights, Sun and Moon do not fear and no harm befalls them. So too the Individual Life should not fear. Just as like the Priest and the Warrior, like Truth and Falsehood, Like the past and the future do not fear, so too the individual life should not fear. Protection - Rishi Brahmaa Let the Vital Airs, keep death away, I offer my self Let Heaven and Earth protect me with their attention, I offer my self Let the Sun protect me with its glance, I offer myself O Agni, the messenger protect me in the company of all the gods, I offer myself Let the Supreme power the basis of all, protect me, I offer myself. Strength - Rishi Brahmaa Force give me force, I offer myself Strength give me strength, I offer myself Power give me power, I offer myself Life give me life, I offer myself Hearing give me hearing, I offer myself Eyes, give me sight, I offer myself Protection give me protection, I offer myself. Relief from demons and foes - Rishi Chaatana Destroyer of Adversaries, drive away adversaries, I offer myself Destoyer of Rivals, drive away rivals, I offer myself Destroyer of Poverty, drive away poverty, I offer myself Destroyer of Pishacha, drive away pishacha, I offer myself Destroyer of Demonic Powers, drive away demonic power, I offer myself
Destruction of Negative qualites
Rishi: Chaatana In the Abyss of the subconscious resides the demons, that find a home in angry minds. they consume the individual with destructive repetitive thought patterns. You will not allow you to influence our search for knowledge, or allow you to corrupt simple pleasures or to sow seeds of negative qualities. Take your conflicts to the lower realms, where the other negative qualities reside The illumined mind with the power of intuition will defeat and drive these negative qualities away. If you have become diseased, keep bad company, are contemplating despicable acts, the illumined mind will destroy you. I have rooted you out of the dark corners of the mind and won all the battles. You have have no home here now.
2.13 Long Life
Rishi: Atharva With your luminous presence all round, O Agni, guard the child of man, guide him to maturity and beyond. Your splendor becomes his, and his protection. Death dares to approach only the allotted time, under your protection. Brishpathi grants the body to Mind. The Word, is your body, your happiness. You protect them from ill-will. May your life of hundred autumns be filled with true wealth. Find your rock within, anchoring your life to it for a hundred years, blessed by all-gods. Let this Word act as a garment under the protection of all-gods and your brothers. Your birth into this new life and growth will lead to many more such births.
Rishi: Bharadvaaja May my ongoing Tapas be beneficial to Heaven, Earth, the Mid-World, the Guardians, The Sun and The wind gods. O Gods, masters of sacrifice, From Bharadwaja I received this knowledge. May those that impede our disciplines be themselves cast into great difficulties. O Indra, the illumined mind, hear me thus. Those who are impure in heart and intent be cut down, like a tree with an axe. I accept the benefits of the sacrifice of the force of desire, direct to our Fathers accompanied by the Sama chant of three and eighty mantras. The Adityas, Vasus and Angiras propel me into the divine flame. May the splendour of Heaven and Earth reflect in me. May all the gods and realised fathers rejoice with me. Let all opposition fall back into their own evil nature. O Maruts, those who in their superiority, look down on our sacrifices, may they be weakened. They find no place In heaven. With my Mantras, I break the seven pranic knots and eight energy blocks. The power of this mantra, carried by the flames will reach the god of Death. In this fire, you reside. The fire enters your body and your breath give s power to your words.
2.11 Fame and Glory
Rishi: Sukra Your one-pointed aspiration, makes sin meaningless. You have made your self as the weapon of weapons that gains fame and glory, no longer bound to your peers Your Sadhana, takes you forward through all opposition to your goal, an unconquerable hero that gains fame and glory, no longer bound to your peers. All implacable foes are defeated and you gain fame and glory, no longer bound to your peers. In your Wisdom, others find their purpose. You protect, and gain fame and glory, no longer bound to your peers. You become what your sought, the source of all, bright, luminous like the Sun. You are the light and gain fame and glory no longer bound to your peers.
About the podcast Veda Chanting
Atharva Veda Chants