Atharva Veda: Book 1 – Hymn 33

Atharva Veda: Book 1 – Hymn 33

HYMN XXXIII
To the Waters, for health and happiness

1 May they, the golden-hued, the bright, the splendid, they wherein
Savitar was born and Agni,
They who took Agni as a germ, fair-coloured, the Waters, bring
felicity and bless us!

2 They in the midst whereof King Varuna moveth, viewing men’s
righteous and unrighteous dealing.
They who took Agni as a germ, fair-coloured,—those Waters bring
felicity and bless us!

3 Whom the Gods make their beverage in heaven, they who wax
manifold in air’s mid-region,
They who took Agni as a germ, fair-coloured,—those Waters bring
felicity and bless us!

4 Ye Waters, with auspicious eye behold me: touch ye my skin
with your auspicious body.
May they, the bright and pure, distilling fatness, those Waters,
bring felicity and bless us.