It is not that the Vedas only praise the birth of a male child alone. There are instances where female progeny is also praised. Further, it is important to know that the word "putra" does not necessarily mean only male child but could mean child in general. Similarly in many places word "man" does not only indicate men but all of the mankind including men ...
There is a verse in Brihadaranyaka Upanishad 6.4.17 , Which says -
अथ य इच्छेद्दुहिता मे पण्डिता जायेत , सर्वमायु-रियादिति, तिलौदनं
पाचयित्वा सर्पिम्षन्तमश्रीयाताम् ; इश्वरौ जनयितवै ||१७||
He who wishes that daughter to be born to him who would be a scholar
and attain a full term of life , should have rice cooked with sesamum.
Now its clear ...
No , killing of Infidels are not fully allowed in Vedas. There are some mantras in Atharva-Veda which asks god agni about destroying evil minds of foes , pardoning / Sheltering then , Welcoming those who came to ask pardon /shelter. Destroying only evil-nature or evil-mind of foes and not the people , even Atharva-Veda prays to god agni for welfare of son's ...
The Ganapati Atharvashirsha Upanishad, AKA the Ganesha Upanishad or Ganapati Upanishad, is a text which claims to be an Upanishad associated with the Atharvana Veda; here is what it says about itself in verses 16-18 (see pages 5-7 of this PDF file):
He who studies this Atharva text moves towards Brahman.... This
Atharva text should not be given to ...
Atharvaveda Khanda 9 Suktha 7 describes cow as theomorphic animal.
Prajapati and Parameshthin are the two horns, Indra is the head, Agni
the forehead, Yama the joint of the neck. King Soma is the brain, Sky
is the upper jaw, Earth is the lower jaw. Lightning is the tongue, the
Maruts are the teeth, Revati is the neck, the Krittikās are the
There are 18 Paryayas (sub-chapters) in the 15th chapter of AtharvaVeda. All the paryayas describe the activity of Vratya. So, in general consideration the Devata of whole chapter is Vratya.
But if we look in the 5th paryaya of 15th chapter, the Devata there is mentioned as Lord Rudra:
So, it is clear that Vratya described in AtharvaVeda is Lord Shiva ...
So is the Vratya describe is Lord shiva as 15:1 says he become Mahadeva Or is it a Supreme being similiar to Purusha or Viraj?
If we look at Atharva Veda Kanda 15 – Adhayatma Prakaran Sukta. We can see that the Devata of that Sukta is Vratya. . Here its said that after becoming leader of group of Vratyas he advised Prajapati. This Vratya became Lord of ...
Atharvaveda 6.8 is called Kãmãtma Sukta (or Hymn to fulfill desire). It was heard by sage Jamadagni.
The first line of 6.8.3 is as:
यथेमे द्यावापृथिवी सद्यः पर्येति सूर्यः ।
yatheme dyāvāpṛthivī sadyaḥ paryeti sūryaḥ ।
The meaning is as:
यथेमे (yatheme) = Just like
द्यावापृथिवी (dyāvāpṛthivī) = Earth and Heaven
सद्यः (sadyaḥ) = ...
Here are the hymns of Atharvana Veda Book 6 pertaining to hair growth in Sanskrit, along with links to their English translations:
Book 6 Hymn 21: A charm to strengthen hair and promote its growth
imā́ yā́s tisráḥ pr̥tʰivī́s tā́sāṃ ha bʰū́mir uttamā́ |
tā́sām ádʰi tvacó aháṃ bʰeṣajáṃ sám u jagrabʰam ||
śréṣṭʰam asi bʰeṣajā́nāṃ vásiṣṭʰaṃ vī́rudʰānām |
The name of the Atharva-Veda -Kanda 5 -Sukta 17 is Brahmajaya sukta. The meaning of word Brahmajaya is wife of guru , or Guru-Patni. Which is also called as Brahmani or consort of Brahmana. Since Bṛihaspati' is Guru of Devas , his wife Tara is considered as Guru-Patni. So the Brahmana women here is "Tara" wife of "Bṛihaspati"
I am here taking the help of ...
Your query is very interesting and is about how Atharva-Veda is not mentioned in another kandas of Valmiki Ramayana and only in Bala-Kanda where Rishishringa is telling King Dasharatha about conducting Putrakameshti sacrifice.
इष्टिम् तेऽहम् करिष्यामि पुत्रीयाम् पुत्र कारणात् | अथर्व सिरसि
प्रोक्तैः मन्त्रैः सिद्धाम् विधानतः || VR. 1.15.2||
"I will ...
As the above clip from the Sanskrit scholar William D. Whitney shows, the meaning of "triSapta = 3x7 (Monnier-Williams)" seems not to be a well-defined term.
I consider plausible Whitney's conjecture to take "triSapta" as an indefinite numeral. The verse is a prayer to Vacaspati, the god of speech, and opens the whole work. The prayer is followed by a ...
There are currently four Vedas, known as the Rig Veda, the Yajur Veda, the Sama Veda and the Atharva Veda. Many years ago, the Vedas were referred to as trayi, meaning three. There must have been some point of time when there were only three Vedas, the Rig Veda, the Yajur Veda and the Sama Veda. The Atharva Veda is believed to be a later addition to the ...
No vidya is inherently good or bad. It's their mode and purpose of use that makes them good and bad. For example, engineers read chemistry and create explosives to destroy mountain and create highways for the benefit of people. But then some other kind of people study them and create explosives to hurt humans. So just like guns which can be used to either ...
Chanting of mantras such as these must be done in Sanskrit to be effective. Chanting them in English is of no consequence. The intonations in Sanskrit must be done correctly or they may have a detrimental and sometimes opposite effect. It is best to get the assistance of a Brahmin priest who is well versed in the Atharva Veda. Not all are.
The translation quoted by me here is based on Sriram Sharma's Hindi translation of AV. I translated it myself to English.
१७५४. मुग्धा देवा उत शुनायजन्तोत गोरङ्गैः पुरुधायजन्त |
य इमं यज्ञं मनसा चिकेत प्रणो वोचस्तमिहेह ब्रवः ||५||
विवेकरहित यजमान, श्वान और गौ आदि पशुओं के अवयवों के द्वारा यजन करता है, तो यह अकर्म मूर्खता...
The Atharva Veda Suktas 14.1, 14.2 are all related to marriage. These marriage hymns deal with the symbolic marriage between knowledge typified by Surya and bridegroom Soma, who represents delight. These mantras point out the ideals for human marriage too.
Some mantras in these Suktas are still used in the rituals related to Hindu marriages even today. ...
The first Sukta of Atharva-Veda is Medha Janan Sukta , Rishi of which is Atharva and Devata is Vachaspati. This is a prayer to Vāchaspati for divine illumination and help.
ये त्रिषप्ता : परियन्ति विश्वा रूपाणि बिभ्रता : | वाचस्पतिर्बला
तेषां तन्वो अद्य दधातु मे ||1||
The thrice-seven that go about , bearing all forms - Let the Lord of
Your question is what is actual meaning of AtharvaVeda Mantras you quoted - translated by Griffith.
Let's look at the verses from another translation of Atharva-Veda by Shri Ram Sharma Acharya.
Atharva-Veda 6 .44 .1 - Roga-Nashana Sukta .
अस्थाद् दयौरस्थात पृथव्यस्थाद् विश्वमिदं जगत् | अस्थुर्वुक्षा
ऊर्ध्वस्वप्नातिषठात रोगो अयं तव ||
Yes it is possible. It was ransacked and destroyed by an army of the Muslim Mamluk Dynasty under Bakhtiyar Khilji in c. 1197 CE.
So many temples of Hindu's and most famous library situated in Bihar named as Nalanda which contain ancient Hindu's Dharma Granth's (like veda's ) are destroyed and through them in fire as he is against Hinduism, at that time so ...
I have come across two different answers to this interesting question.
The first answer according to some western Indologists is that Atharva Veda was recognized as a Veda very late. This explains the mention of only 3 Vedas in the various texts mentioned above.
The second answer is that the Atharva Veda mantras are not used in Yajnas and so those who want ...
There can be 2 explanations that are coming to my mind, at present.
1. Post Vedic/Puranic/General
a) 7 horses may indicate 7 colours of the Nature. Light that emanates from the Sun or Surya contains 7 colours.
b) The person that is sitting before Surya is Aruna, the elder brother of Garuda.
Their mother Vinata was out of jealousy broke one of 2 eggs ...
The Sanskrit word अश्व is used here. Yaska in nirukta 2:27 explain it as one who move in it's way. It can be anything. Many interpret it as Ray's.
Rigved 1:105:9:- Where those seven rays of sun are shining, thence my home and family extend.This Tṛta Āptya knoweth well, and speaketh out for brotherhood. Mark this my woe, ye Earth and Heaven.
The verse ...
Some say there were 7 shakhas (schools) in Atharvaveda, while Caraṇavyuha lists nine shakhas: paippalāda, stauda, mauda, śaunakīya, jājala, jalada, brahmavada, devadarśa and cāraṇavaidyā. Out of it only two have survived, they are the paippalāda and śaunakīya.
Saunakīya consists of kandas. These contain a lot of mantras, suktas and even indrajals for many ...
Verse 2 of Book 3 Hymn 11 of the Atharvana Veda is the same as verse 2 of Book 10 Hymn 161 of the Rig Veda:
FOR life I set thee free by this oblation from the unknown decline and from Consumption;
Or, if the grasping demon have possessed him, free him from her, O Indra, thou and Agni.
Be his days ended, be he now departed, be he brought very near ...
Yajur Veda 13.12: Rise up, O Agni, spread thee out before us, burn down our foes, thou
who hast sharpened arrows. Him, blazing Agni! who hath worked us
mischief, consume thou utterly like dried-up stubble. (Griffith)
There is no reference to irreligious here. That ...
No Atharva Veda is not saying earth is fixed in 12.1.17. The verse is a prayer for the Mother earth OR Mother Land , Its said “ Let the Mother Earth be broad and stable upon which ample kind of plants and Medicinal Herbs grow. She is praised the one who bestow us the means of material pleasure. Lets see how …
विश्वस्वम् मातर्मोषिधिनां ध्रुवां भूमिं ...
The ancient Hinduism scriptures , namely in Vedas our Rishies identified and classified plants according to various charastics , form , size etc. In Rig-Veda 7.4.5 plants are divided into two categories - Ausadhi (herbs) and Vanaspati (trees).
आ यो योनिं देवकृतं ससाद क्रत्वा हय 1 ग्निमृतां अतारीत |
तमोषधीश्च वनिनश्च गर्भं भूमिश्च विश्वधायसं बिभर्ति...