Atharva Veda: Book 1 – Hymn 26

A prayer for protection, guidance, and prosperity

1 Let that Destructive Weapon be far distant from us, O ye Gods;
far be the Stone ye wont to hurl.

2 Our friend be that Celestial Grace, Indra and Bhaga be our friends,
and Savitar with splendid Wealth. p. a25

3 Thou, Offspring of the waterflood, ye Maruts, with your sun-
bright skins, give us protection reaching far.

4 Further us rightly, favour ye our bodies with your gracious love.
Give thou our children happiness.