Atharva Veda: Book 1 – Hymn 29

Atharva Veda: Book 1 – Hymn 29

HYMN XXIX
A charm to secure the supremacy of a dethroned King

1 With that victorious Amulet which strengthened Indra’s power-
and might
Do thou​_, O Brāhmanaspati, increase our strength for kingly
sway.

2 Subduing those who rival us, subduing all malignities,
Withstand the man who menaces, and him who seeks to injure-
us.

3 Soma and Savitar the God have strengthened and exalted thee:
All elements have aided thee, to make thee general conqueror.

4 Slayer of rivals, vanquisher, may that victorious Amulet
Be bound on me for regal sway and conquest of mine enemies.

5 Yon Sun hath mounted up on high, and this my word hath
mounted up
That I may smite my foes and be slayer of rivals, rivalless.

6 Destroyer of my rivals, strong, victorious, with royal sway,
May I be ruler of these men, and King and sovran of the folk.