As in instructions to maintain bodily strength, to be able to fight, overall just emphasizing physical strength?

  • Vedas are there for your spiritual health and not for your material body. Mar 19, 2021 at 8:08
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    @DarkKnight - wrong. Vedas are there for everything. But the ones that you commonly know about are the spiritual aspects because the material aspects are either lost or hidden in time.
    – ram
    Mar 21, 2021 at 3:17

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This text from the atharvaveda saMhitA is one that was traditionally used for bodily strength


vA~N ma Asan nasoH prANash chakShur akShNoH shrotraM karNayoH, apalitAH keshA ashoNA dantA bahu bAhvor balam. Urvor ojo ja~Nghayor javaH pAdayoH, pratiShThA ariShTAni me sarvAtmAnibhRRiShTaH.

Speech in my mouth, breath in my nostrils, sight in my eyes, hearing in my ears, my hair not gray, my teeth not broken, much strength in my arms. Force in my thighs, speed in my calves, firm standing in my feet, all things of mine uninjured, myself not down-fallen.

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