Atharva Veda: Book 1 – Hymn 35

Atharva Veda: Book 1 – Hymn 35

HYMN XXXV
A charm to ensure long life and glory to the wearer of an amulet

1 This Ornament of Gold which Daksha’s children bound, with
benevolent thoughts, on Satānïka,
This do I bind on thee for life, for glory, for long life lasting
through a hundred autumns.

2 This man no fiends may conquer, no Pisāchas, for this is might
of Gods, their primal offspring.
Whoever wears the Gold of Daksha’s children hath a long
lengthened life among the living.

3 The light, the power, the lustre of the Waters, the strength of
Trees, and all their forceful vigour,
We lay on him as powers abide in Indra: so let him wear this
Gold and show his valour.

4 With monthly and six-monthly times and seasons, with the full
year’s sweet essence do we fill thee,
May Indra, Agni, and all Gods together, showing no anger, grant
thee what thou wishest.