Atharva Veda: Book 1 – Hymn 9

Atharva Veda: Book 1 – Hymn 9

HYMN IX
Benediction on a King at his inauguration

1 May Indra, Pūshan, Varuria, Mitra, Agni, benignant Gods,
maintain this man in riches.
May the Ādityas and the Vive Devas set and support him in
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2 May light, O Gods, be under his dominion, Agni, the Sun, all;
that is bright and golden.
Prostrate beneath our feet his foes and rivals. Uplift him to the.
loftiest cope of heaven.

3 Through that most mighty prayer, O Jātavedas, wherewith thou.
broughtest milk to strengthen Indra,
Even therewith exalt this man, O Agni, and give him highest rank
among his kinsmen.

4 I have assumed their sacrifice, O Agni, their hopes, their glory,.
and their riches’ fulness.
Prostrate beneath our feet his foes and rivals. Uplift him to the-
loftiest cope of heaven.