Water is Medicine : Quotations from the Atharvana Veda! (Post no.10,495)


Post No. 10,495

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January 2022 Good Thoughts Calendar

Festival Days- January 13 -Bogi Pandikai,14- Pongal/Makara Sankranti, 15- Cattle Pongal; 16-Tiruvalluvar day/Kanum Pongal,  18-Thai Pusam, Vadalur Jothi Dharsanam,22- Thiagaraja Aradhana, 23– Seshadri Swamikal Jayanti, 26 Republic Day, 31-Thai Amavasai

Full moon Day/ Purnima -Jan.17; New Moon day/Amavasya – Jan.2, 31; Ekadasi Fasting Days- 13, 28

Auspicious Day- 20

31 Quotations from the Atharvana Veda


January 1 Saturday

May now Vāchaspati assign to me the strength and powers of
  those  who, wearing every shape and form, the triple seven, are
   wandering round. AV- 1-1-1


January 2 Sunday

Come you again, Vāchaspati, come with divine intelligence.
  Vasoshpati, repose you here. In me be Knowledge, yes, in me AV.1-1-2


January 3 Monday

I call the Waters, Goddesses, hitherward where our cattle
  The streams must share the sacrifice.
Amrit is in the Waters, in the Waters balm.AV.1.4.3/4


January 4 Tuesday

You, Waters, truly bring us bliss: so help us to strength and
   power  That we may look on great delight
. AV 1-5-1


January 5 Wednesday
Here grant to us a share of dew, that most auspicious dew of
   yours, Like mothers in their longing love. AV 1-5-2


January 6 Thursday

The Waters be to us for drink, Goddesses, for our aid and
  Let them stream health and wealth to us. – AV.1- 6- 1


January 7 Friday

Within the Waters—Soma thus hath told me—dwell all balms
   that heal
, And Agni, he who bless all. – AV.1- 6- 2


January 8 Saturday
O Waters, teem with medicine to keep my body safe from harm,
  So that I long may see the Sun.
AV.1- 6- 3


January 9 Sunday
The Waters bless us, all that rise in desert lands or marshy

  Bless us the Waters dug from earth, bless us the Waters brought
   in jars, bless us the Waters of the Rains! -AV.1- 6- 4


January 10 Monday

May Indra, Pūshan, Varuna, Mitra, Agni, benignant Gods,
   maintain this man in riches.
  May the Ādityas and the Visve Devas set and support him in
   most supreme lustre. AV.1-9-1


January 11 Tuesday
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. AV.1-9-2


January 12 Wednesday
Whatever falsehood you have told, much evil spoken with the
  I liberate you from the noose of Varuna the righteous King. AV 1-10-3


January 13 Thursday

I free you from Vaisvānara, from the great surging flood of sin.
  Call you your brothers, Awful One! and pay attention to our
   prayer. AV 1-10-4


January 14 Friday

Four are the regions of the sky, and four the regions of the
  The Gods have brought the babe; let them prepare the woman
   for the birth. AV 1-11-2


January 15 Saturday

Well be it with my upper frame, well be it with my lower parts.
  With my four limbs let it be well. Let all my body be in health
. AV 1-12-4


January 16 Sunday

Homage to you, the Lightning’s flash, homage to you, the
  Thunder’s roar!
  Homage to you, the Stone which you hurl against the
   undevoted! AV 1-13-1


January 17 Monday
Homage to ou, Child of the Flood whence you collect fer-
   vent heat!
  Be gracious to our bodies, give our children happiness and
. AV.1-13-2


January 18 Tuesday

Lord of the clans, giver of bliss, fiend-slayer, mighty o’er the
  May Indra, Soma-drinker, go before us, Bull, who brings us
   peace. AV 1-21-1


January 19 Wednesday
Indra, subdue our enemies, lay low the men who fight with

  Down into nether darkness send the man who shows us enmity: AV 1-21-2


January 20 Thursday

Strike down the fiend, strike down the foes, break you asunder
  Vritra’s jaws.
  O Indra, Vritra-slayer, quell the wrath of the assailing foe. : AV 1-21-3


January 21 Friday

  Grant us your great protection
; keep his deadly weapon far
   away. AV 1-21-4


January 22 Saturday

Further us rightly, favour you our bodies with your gracious love.
  Give (you) our children happiness.AV.1-26-4


January 23 Sunday 29

With that victorious Amulet which strengthened Indra’s power-
   and might
  Do you, O Brāhmanaspati, increase our strength for kingly
   sway. AV.1-29-1


January 24 Monday

Slayer of rivals, vanquisher, may that victorious Amulet
  Be bound on me for regal sway and conquest of my enemies
. AV 1-29.4


January 25 Tuesday
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, rival less. AV.1.29.5


January 26 Wednesday

Guard and protect this man, all Gods and Vasus. Over him keep-
   ye watch and ward, Ādityas.

  Let not death reach him from the hands of brothers from hands
   of aliens, or of human beings.AV.1-3-1


January 27 Thursday

Listen, one-minded, to the word I, utter, the sons, O Gods,
   among you, and the fathers!
  I trust this man to all of you: preserve him happily, and to
   length of days conduct him


January 28 Friday
All Gods who dwell on earth or in the heavens, in air, within.
   the plants, the beasts, the waters,
  Grant this man life to full old age, and let him escape the
   hundred other ways of dying
. AV.1.30.3

January 29 Saturday

You, Guardians of the regions, Gods who keep the quarters of
   the heavens,
  Rescue and free us from the bonds of Nirriti, from grief and
   woe! -AV. 1-31-2


January 30 Sunday

Well be it with our mother and our father, well be it with our
   cows, and beasts, and people.
  Ours be all happy fortune, grace, and favour. Long, very long
   may we behold the sunlight.
-AV. 1-31-4


January 31 Monday

Homage to the supreme Brahman

Of whom the sun is the eye,

And the moon that becomes new again and again,

And who has made Agni his mouth – AV.10-7-33



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