Atharva Veda: Book 1 – HYMN I

A prayer to Vāchaspati for divine illumination and help.

1 Now may Vāchaspati assign to me the strength and powers of
Those Who, wearing every shape and form, the triple seven, are
wandering round.

2 Come thou again, Vāchaspati, come with divine intelligence.
Vasoshpati, repose thou here. In me be Knowledge, yea, in me.

3 Here, even here, spread sheltering arms like the two bow-ends
strained with cord.
This let Vāchaspati confirm. In me be Knowledge, yea, in me.

4Vāchaspati hath been invoked: may he invite us in reply.
May we adhere to Sacred Lore. Never may I be reft thereof.