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The Atharvaveda (Sanskrit: अथर्ववेद) is a sacred text of Hinduism and one of the four Vedas,

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If Veda Vyasa compiled the Vedas, why does the Atharva Veda mention Parikshit as the compiler of the four Vedas?

Veda Vyasa split the Vedas into four and was the compiler of the four Vedas. Why does the Atharva Veda (Hymn 127 of Book 20) mention Parikshit to be the compiler of the Vedas then?
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Full context of the story from the verse 1.35.1, Atharvaveda

As per Atharvaveda 1.35.1: यदाबध्नन् दाक्षायणा हिरण्यं शतानीकाय सुमनस्यमानाः । तत्ते बद्नाम्यायुषे वर्चसे बलाय दीर्घायुत्वाय शतशारदाय ॥१॥ हे आयु की कामना करने वाले मनुष्य ! श्रेष्ठ विचार वाले दक्षगो...
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Which translation of the Vedas is the best?

Which translation of the Vedas is the best? Also, what are the errors in the translation of Vedas by Dr.Tulsiram?
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Does anyone knows Penis enlargement mantra

While reading some book i came to know that there is a mantra for penis enlargement. Author said it's a simple sidhi used to do gajakarmana from penis.
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Three mothers of Agni/Rudra; Tryambaka

Who are the three mothers, Tryambaka, of Agni/Rudra, and where are they mentioned in the Vedas?
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Indra and Agni as Bṛhaspati/Brahmaṇaspati in Vedas

Why are Indra and Agni both regarded as Bṛhaspati in Rigveda 10.112.9 and 3.26.2, respectively? Rig-Veda 2.23.1 ग॒णानां॑ त्वा ग॒णप॑तिं हवामहे क॒विं क॑वी॒नामु॑प॒मश्र॑वस्तमं । ज्ये॒ष्ठ॒राजं॒ ब्रह्म॑णां ...
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Point of contact to learn Atharvana veda?

Where can we find the guru who can teach Atharvana Veda? Is it applicable for Brahmins? This question is not about black magic. But to understand that and perform white magic. I know this is not ...
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Mantra for gaining children

I am referring to this book Исцеляющие мантры в Аюрведе (Russian Edition) (Healing Mantras in Ayurveda). There is a Mantra for gaining children. It is said, that this Mantra is written in Atharvaveda. ...
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Are there any surviving vedangas on vastu?

This contains an excellent list of resources on Vastu: What are the best resources for Vastu Shastra? Vastu, like Ayurveda, is originally a supplement to Atharva-veda. Also like Ayurveda, there don't ...
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Is the word 'Jati' in the sense of caste used anywhere in Vedas?

I have read the word 'Jati' used in Nirukta XII,13 Krishna Jatiya (Black by birth) in the later Vedic literature. And also Dr. Ambedkar pointed out the word Jati has used even in Atharva Veda by ...
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Uchiṣṭa Ganapati Suktam in Atharvana veda

Does anyone know where in the Atharvana Veda we can find Uchiṣṭa Gaṇeśa/Gaṇapati suktam?
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Need reference to iron (shyama-ayas or krishna-ayas) in Vedic Samhitas

I'm trying to find exact verse where shyama-ayas and/or krishna-ayas are mentioned in Vedic samhitas, brahmanas, aranyakas and upanishads. I could find a lot of pages claiming such references exist. ...
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Why Indra, Surya, Garuda, and Bruhaspati together in this shanti mantra?

One of the shanti mantras from Atharva Veda reads as स्वस्ति न इन्द्रो वृद्धश्रवाः स्वस्ति नः पूषा विश्व्वेदाः । स्वस्ति नस्तार्क्ष्यो अरिष्टनेमिः स्वस्ति नो बृहस्पतिर्दधातु ॥ The popular meaning ...
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Is the Atharvaveda mentioned in the Samaveda?

I found a mantra on a site which is from the Samaveda.(I don't know where it is in the Samaveda). दोषो आगाद्बृहद्गाय द्युमद्गामन्नाथर्वण । स्तुहि देवँ सवितारम्॥ Is this mantra mentioned in the ...
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Are there yajnas in the Vedas to prevent seduction by Gandharvas and Apsaras?

There are many stories in Hindu scriptures of Apsaras seducing men. Are there any incantations and rituals one can do to prevent these beings from seducing humans?
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Whose translation of AV 7.5.5 is this?

A couple of answers on this site (e.g., this one) cite this translation of AV 7.5.5: Atharvaved 7:5:5:- All those are foolish who use cow, dog or any other animal in yajnas. From another answer: ...
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What do the seven horses of God Surya represent?

Are those horses related to Atharva Veda Book 19 Hymn 53? 1 Prolific, thousand-eyed, and undecaying, a horse with seven reins Time bears us onward. 2 This Time hath seven rolling wheels and seven ...
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Does ayOdhya, mentioned in atharva veda, indicate the temple town or it is an esoteric reference?

Atharva Veda mentions ayOdhya. astacakra navadvara devanam purayodhya tasydm hiranyayah kotiah svargo jyotisavrtah tasmin hiranyaye kotie tryare tripratisthite tasmin yad yaksamatmanvat tad vai ...
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Why are Vedas often referred to as "three Vedas" instead of four? Why is Atharva Veda excluded from this list?

Āpastamba 1.1.28-29: If the proper time for initiation has passed, he shall observe, for the space of two months, the duties of a Student, as observed by those who are studying the three Vedas; after ...
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Can anyone help me find this verse in the Atharva Veda?

I have found this verse quoted many places, but so far have not been able to verify that it is from the Atharva Veda. If anyone can help me I will be very grateful! "A brahmana's house without a ...
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What are the details of vanaspativijñāna (botany) in Atharva Veda?

I have heard that classification of plants is described in Atharva Veda and this classification is somewhat similar to the modern plants classification found in botany. Where in Atharva Veda, this ...
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In need of Atharva Veda books translated by Dr Tulsi Ram

I have vol 1 of Atharva veda by tulsi ram.May I have the link to the rest of the volumes?
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What is the meaning of Atharva veda 4:34:2?

This is what I found on a Hindu critique blog vedkabhed on Wordpress. अनस्थाः पूताः पवनेन शुद्धाः शुचयः शुचिमपि यन्ति लोकम् | नैषां शिश्र्नं प्र दहति जातवेदाः स्वर्गे लोके बहु स्त्रैणमेषाम् || ...
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What is the meaning of Tri-sapta in Atharva-veda?

The very first line of Atharva Veda says , "ye trisaptaah pariyanti ...". The meaning of Trisapta here seems somewhat confusing. In the Acharya Vedanta Tirth translation it is called to be the three ...
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How to use the charms mentioned in the Atharva Veda?

I want to use the following charms mentioned in Atharva Veda: A charm to overthrow a rival and gain strength, dignity, long life, children, and general prosperity A Charm to secure various ...
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How does ramayana mention atharva veda and brahma priest?

praaciim hotre dadau raajaa disham svakula vardhanaH adhvaryave pratiiciim tu brahmaNe dakSiNaam disham || 1-14-43 udgaatre ca tathaa udiiciim dakSiNaieSaa vinirmitaa | ashvamedhe mahaayaj~ne ...
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Any English translation for the Atharva Veda Sukta 20.136?

I was reading the Griffith translation for the Atharva Veda and came across Book 20 Verse 136 which is translated not in English but Latin. Does anyone have a link to an English translation for the ...
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What is the meaning of this Atharva Veda hymn on bottle-gourd, drums and camel?

Atharva Veda Book 20 has this curious hymn that I couldn't make sense of: Then too the single bottle-gourd, the bottle-gourd dug from the earth, The lute dug up from out the ground: this ...
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Was the Atharva Veda compiled at the time of King Parikshit?

The Hymn 127 of Book 20 of Atharva Veda glorifies the king Kaurama who is further mentioned with the name of Parikshit: Listen to this, ye men, a laud of glorious bounty shall be sung. ...
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Do scriptures mention Indra's age when he destroyed Shambhara?

While reading the Atharva Veda I came across this interesting hymn to Indra that mentions: He who discovered in the fortieth autumn Sambara dwelling in the midst of mountains: Who slew the ...
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Who was the Brahmin's wife in Atharva Veda hymn that was abducted and restored?

The Atharva Veda Book 5 Hymn 17 is curiously titled - The abduction and restoration of a Brāhman's wife. I am sharing a few verses of the same here: These first, the boundless Sea, and Mātarisvan, ...
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Who is the Rishi Lamagayana, relative of Agni’s wife Svaha?

This excerpt from the Gopatha Brahmana of the Atharvana Veda describes the goddess Svaha, wife of Agni the fire god: Svaha was born of truth, she was made by the Brahman, and she is of the same ...
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Is Om namah shivaya mantra in Atharva Veda , SamaVeda or RigVeda? [duplicate]

If Om Namah Shivaya given in AtharvaVeda, SamaVeda or Rig Veda then please share the verse.
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What is the story of maga zarasabdha in bhavishya purana?

A Quora answer talks about Zoroaster and his relation with Hinduism. is zoroaster and his religion mentioned in puranas. This is from the answer- Bhavisya Purana chapters 139-140 present an ...
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Which rig Vedic verses are repeated in atharva Veda?

Atharva Veda has 6th of its verses borowed from rigveda, are there books which deal was to which verses are repeated in atharva Veda?
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Any examples of remarried widows (punarbhū) in Hindu scripture?

Here are the dictionary meanings of the word पुनर्भू (punarbhū): mfn. being renewed, restored to life or youth RV. AV. f. a virgin widow re-married AV. &c f. re-existence W. I'm ...
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What does Atharva Veda 14.1.20 say?

What does Atharva Veda 14.1.20 say? Is it anyhow related to women?
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Who is Vratya mentioned in the Atharva Veda?

The Atharva Veda Book 15 mentions about Vratya who created this universe and roused Prajapati/Brahma to action. So, is the Vratya described Lord Shiva as 15:1 says he becomes Mahadev Or is it a ...
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Does Atharva Veda 12.1.17 says Earth is fixed? [duplicate]

Kind, ever gracious be the Earth we tread on, the firm Earth, Prithivī, borne up by Order, mother of plants and herbs, the all-producer---- Griffith Translation.
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Are there any verses which pray for the birth of daughter in Vedas?

Prajāpati, Anumati, Sinivāli have ordered it. Elsewhere may he effect the birth of maids, but here prepare a boy.-Atharva Veda 6.11.3 There are especial hymns and verses in Vedas which pray for ...
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What is the meaning of Atharva Veda 6.77.1, 6.44.1, 13.1.6, 6.88.1?

I provide some translation by Griffith here: Atharva Veda 6.77.1 Firm stands the heaven, firm stands the earth, firm stands this universal world Atharva Veda 6.44.1 Firm stood the heaven, firm stood ...
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Does Atharva Veda 6.8.3 talk about Sun revolving around Earth?

Griffith translation: As in his rapid course the Sun encompasses the heaven and earth, So do I compass round thy mind that thou mayst be in love with. me, my darling, never to depart. Does the ...
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Is killing infidels allowed in Hindu Scriptures?

Yajur Veda 13.12, ”O king, make progress in thy duty of administration, extend happiness to the virtuous. O terrible chastiser, burn down the irreligious foes. O splendid person, humiliate and ...
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Sri Hayavadana Kavacham (alternately, Sri Hayagreeva Kavacham)

Sri Hayavadana Perumaal is the Horse headed Avatara of Sriman Narayana. Kavacha Stotram or Kavacham are hymns of Exhortation and/or Reassurance with an usual intended effect of bestowing protection to ...
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What does the Atharva Veda say about cows?

This article mentions about cows in Atharva Veda Cow is believed as theomorphic animal in Atharva-veda. What does the Atharva Veda say about cows?
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Who is 'I' in this verse a specific deity or supreme Bramhan?

I don't know Rishi (my guess is that Rishi's are agniras and Atharvana/Bhrigu) or gods of the following verse of 11th hymn and 3rd kanda of Atharvana Veda यदि क्षितायुर्यदि वा परेतो यदि मृत्योरन्ति...
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How to use atharva ved mantra? [closed]

I want to know how to use some atharva ved mantra which is related to health? Is it any special vidi to use them?
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Charm to promote hair growth Atharva veda

Please someone translate the following mantras of Atharva veda Book 6- hymn 21, hymn 30,31, hymn 136,137 to English prose from Sanskrit? As I don't know sanskrit. I read online that they promote hair ...
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What is the story of the Ashwini Kumaras measuring the Earth?

Book 12 Hymn 1 of the Atharvana Veda is called the Bhumi Sukta, and it's dedicated to Bhumidevi the goddess of the Earth. Here is what one of the verses says: She whom the Asvins measured out, ...
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What is the origin of Ganapathi Atharvasheersh?

Where do we find the Ganapati Atharvasheersh in scriptures? What is the meaning of the word 'Atharvsheersh'. Who is the writer of it (Rishi Ganak or Atharvan)?
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