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1. Brahm Skta ... 3
2. Purua Sktam .. 3
3. Nryaa Sktam . 6
4. Viu Sktam ... 8
5. r Sktam .... 10
6. Bh Suktam ..... 12
7. N Sktam ..... 14
8. Rudra Sktam ... 14
9. no bhadr Skta 15
10. Abhaya Mantra .. 16
11. Aghamaraa Sktam 17
12. Aikatya Sktam .. 18
13. Anna Sktam .. 18
14. yuya Sktam .. 19
15. yuya-mantri 20
16. Durga Sktam . 22
17. Sarasvati Sktam 23
18. Hiranyagarbha Sktam .. 23
19. Nama Prcyai Dia .. 25
20. Nsadsiya Sktam 25
21. Rj Sktam ... 26
22. Navagraha Sktam , 27
23. Pavamni Sktam ,, 30
24. Rakoghna Skta 33
25. Svasti Sktam.. 34
26. Sarpa Suktam .. 35
27. Vstu Sktam .. 35
28. Sanysa Sktam 36
29. Yama Sktam,,... 37
30. Trisupara Mantri... 39
31. nti Mantras ,... 41
32. Gaapatyatharvaropaniat 45
33. Nryaa Upaiad .. 47
34. a-vsya Upaiad 49
35. Srya Upaiad , 51


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1. Brahm% S&ktam
brahma' jaj%(na) pra'tha(ma) pu(rast%(d vis*'ma(tas-su(ruco' ve(na %'va+ |
subu(dhniy%' upa(m% a'sya vi(,-h%s-sa(ta.ca( yoni(m asa'ta.ca( viva'+ || 1 ||
ln tbe beqinninq, first wos tbe veJo qeneroteJ, tbe Jeliqbt of existence overcome tbe qoJs from on biqb
reveolinq tbe most profounJ onJ simple revelotions tbe source of tbe existent onJ tbe non-existent.
{vojosoneyi Sombito 1S:S) AV.4.1.1a TS.4.2.8.2. VS.13.3

pi(t% vi(r%j%'gu) /,a(bho ra'y*(#%m | a(ntari'k,a0 vi(.va-r&'pa %vive'.a |
tam a(rkair a(bhyarca'nti va(tsam | brahma( santa0 bra'hma#% va(rdhayanta+ || 2
brahma' de(v%n a'janayat | brahma( vi.va'm i(da0 jaga't |
brahma'#a+ k,a(tra0 nirmi'tam | brahma' br%hma(#a %(tman%1 || 3 ||
a(ntara'smin i(me lo(k%+ | a(ntar vi.va'm i(da0 jaga't |
brahmai(va bh&t%n%(0 jye,-ham1 | tena( ko'rha(ti spardi'tum || 4 ||
brahman' de(v%s-traya's trigu) .at | brahma'n indra praj%(pati |
brahma'n ha( vi.v%' bh&(t%ni' | n%(vi v%(ntas sa(m%hi't% || 5 ||
cata'sra %.%(+ praca'ran tva(gnaya'+ | i(ma0 no ya(ja0 na'yatu praj%(nan |
gh/(ta0 pinva'n a(jara'gu) su(v*ram1 | brahma' sa(midh bha'va(tya h&t*n%m || 6 ||

2. Puru,a S&ktam
sa(ha'sra .*r,%( puru',a+ | sa(hasr%(k,a+ sa(hasra' p%t |
sa bh&mi') vi(.vato' v/(tv% | atya'ti,-had da.%2gu(lam || 1 ||
Tbe Supreme Beinq bos o tbousonJ beoJs, o tbousonJ eyes, o tbousonJ feet.
PervoJinq tbe cosmos on every siJe Ee fills o spoce ten finqers beyonJ.
puru',a e(vedagu) sarva)1 | yad bh&(ta) yac ca bhavyam1 |
u(t%m/'ta(tva sye.%'na+ | ya(d anne'n% ti(roha'ti || 2 ||
Tbe Supreme Beinq inJeeJ is oll tbis, wbot botb been onJ wbot yet sboll be.
lt is Ee wbo confers on oll immortolity by wbicb olone tbey live. 2.
et%v%'n asya mahim% | ato jy%y%gu'. ca p&ru',a+ |
p%do1sya vi.v%' bh&(t%ni' | tri(p%d a'sy%(m /ta'm di(vi || 3 ||
So miqbty is Eis qronJeur, yeo qreoter tbon tbis is tbe Supreme Beinq.
All creotures comprise one fourtb of Eim, tbree fourtbs eternol life obove. S.


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tri(p%d &(rdhva udai(t puru',a+ | p%do1sye(h%bha'v%(t puna'+ |
tato( vi.va(2 vya'kr%mat | s%(.a(n%(na(.a(ne a(bhi || 4 ||
Witb tbree fourtbs tbe Supreme Beinq rose up; one fourtb oqoin remoineJ bere.
Tbence Ee moveJ fortb to every siJe, over wbot eots onJ wbot eots not. 4.
tasm%1d vi(r%$ a'j%yata | vi(r%jo( adhi( p&ru',a+ |
sa j%(to atya'ricyata | pa(.c%d bh&mi(m atho' pu(ra+ || 5 ||
Irom Eim wos viroj {Sbininq Iortb) born, oqoin from viroj emerqeJ tbe Primevol Hon.
Wben born be spreoJ to tbe eost onJ west, beyonJ tbe bounJories of tbe worlJ. S.
yat puru',e#a ha(vi,%1 | de(v% ya(jam ata'nvata |
va(sa(nto a'sy%s*(d %jyam1 | gr*(,ma i(dhma. .a(rad-ha(vi+ || 6 ||
Tben tbe Jevos performeJ o socrifice. Tbe Primevol Beinq Eimself wos tbe offerinq.
Sprinq become tbe qbee, summer tbe foqqots, onJ tbe outumn tbe rice offerinq. 6.
sa(pt%sy%'san pari(dh%ya'+ | tri+ sa(pta sa(midha'+ k/(t%+ |
de(v% yad ya(jam ta'nv%(n%+ | aba'dhna(n puru',am pa(.um || 7 ||
Tben seven were tbe enclosinq sticks, Eis kinJlinq bronJs were tbree times seven.
ln tbot socrifice of tbe Bevos tbe Primevol Beinq wos bounJ os tbe victim. 7.
tam ya(jam ba(rhi,i( prauk,a'n | puru',am j%(tam a'gra(ta+ |
tena' de(v% aya'janta | s%(dhy% /,a'ya. ca( ye || 8 ||
Tbis tbe Supreme Beinq, tbe first born beinq, wos purifieJ by ospertions.
Tbus wos performeJ tbe first socrifice by tbe Jevos onJ risbis of yore. 8.
tasm%1d ya(j%t sa'rva( huta'+ | sambh/'ta) p/,ad %(jyam |
pa(,&gu)s t%gga. ca'kre v%ya(vy%n' | %(ra(#y%n gr%(my%.ca( ye || 9 ||
Irom tbot qenerol socrifice tbe Jrippinq qbee wos qotbereJ up.
Ee formeJ tbe creotures of tbe oir onJ tbe onimols botb wilJ onJ tome. 9.
tasm%1d ya(j%t sa'rva( hu(ta+ | /ca(+ s%m%'ni jajire |
chand%gu')si jajire( tasm%1t | yaju(s tasm%'d aj%yata || 10 ||
Irom tbot qreot qenerol socrifice, Rik onJ Somo bymns were born,
Tbere from tbe vorious metres were born, tbe Yojus boJ its birtb from it . 10.
tasm%(d a.va' ay%janta | ye ke co'bha(y%da'ta+ |
gavo' ha jajire( tasm%1t | tasm%1j j%(t% a'j%( vaya'+ || 11 ||
Irom it were borses born, from it oll onimols witb two rows of teetb.
Cows were born tbere from, from it were qoots onJ sbeep proJuceJ. 11.


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yat puru',a) vya'dadhu+ | ka(ti(dh% vya'kalpayan |
mukha() kim a'sya kau b%(h& | k% v&(r& p%d%' vucyete || 12 ||
Wben tbey contemploteJ tbe Primevol Beinq in bow mony woys JiJ tbey conceive of Eim? Wbot
wos Eis moutb ? Wbot were Eis orms? Wbot were Eis tbiqbs onJ feet colleJ?
br%(hma(#o1sya( mukha'm %s*t | b%(h& r%'ja(nya'+ k/(ta+ |
&(r& tad a'sya yad vai.ya'+ | pa(dbhy%gu) .&(dro a'j%yata || 13 ||
Tbe brobmin wos bis moutb, of botb Eis orms wos tbe Rojo moJe.
Eis tbiqbs become tbe voisbyo, from Eis feet wos tbe SbuJro proJuceJ. 1S.
ca(ndram%( mana'so j%(ta+ | cak,o(s-s&ryo aj%yata |
mukh%(d indra'. c%(gni. ca' | pr%(#%d v%(yur a'j%yata || 14 ||
Tbe Hoon wos creoteJ from Eis minJ, onJ from Eis eye tbe Sun boJ birtb.
Irom Eis moutb were lnJro onJ Aqni born, from Eis breotb come tbe winJ. 14.
n%bhy%' %s*d a(ntari'k,am | .*(r,#o dyau+ sama'vartata |
pa(dbhy%0 bh&mi(r di.a(. .rotr%1t | tath%' lo(k%gu) a'kalpayan || 15 ||
Irom Eis novel come tbe ostrol worlJ, onJ from Eis beoJ tbe worlJ beyonJ.
Fortb from Eis feet onJ spoce from Eis eors, tbus JiJ tbey creote tbe worlJs. 1S.
ved%(ham e(ta) puru',a) ma(h%ntam1 | %(di(tya va'r#a() tama'sa(s tu p%(re |
sarv%'#i r&(p%#i' vi(citya( dh*ra'+ | n%m%'ni k/(tv%bhi(vada(n yad%ste1 || 16 ||
l know tbe miqbty Supreme Beinq, wbose color is like tbe Sun, beyonJ tbe reocb of Jorkness. Ee
tbe 0mniscient 0ne, creotes from Eimself oll tbe monifolJ forms onJ colls tbem by vorious
nomes.
dh%(t% pu(rast%(d yam u'd%ja(h%ra' | .a(kra+ pravi(dv%n pra(di.a(.-cata'sra+ |
tame(v% vi(dv%n a(m/ta' iha( bhavati | n%nya+ panth%( aya'n%ya vidyate || 17
Tbe first creotor [Brobmo] knew tbe Supreme Beinq, be in turn moJe Eim known to Sbokro
[lnJro] wbo procloimeJ it in tbe four Jirections. Eence even toJoy be wbo knows Eim onJ tbe
creotion tbus; os permeoteJ, pervoJeJ onJ possesseJ by tbe Supreme Beinq verily ottoins
immortolity. Tbere is no otber woy. [Ior spirituol perfection]
ya(jena ya(jam a'yajanta de(v%+ | t%ni( dharm%'#i pratha(m%-ny%'san |
te ha( n%ka') mahi(m%na's sacante | yatra p&rve' s%(dhy%s santi' de(v%+ || 18
Tbe qoJs socrificeJ tbrouqb socrifice, tbus were tbe first orJinonces estoblisbeJ. Tbose qreot
Beinqs wbo bose tbeir lives upon socrifice verily reocbes tbe biqbest Spirituol Reolm wbere oll
tbe sJbyos {nityo sris) Jwell.
a(dbhyas sa)bh&'ta+ p/thi(vyai ras%1cca | vi(.va'karma#a(s sama'varta(t%dhi' |
tasya( tva,-%' vi(dadha'd r&(pam-e'ti | tat puru',asya( vi.va(m %j%'na(m agre1 ||


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ln tbe beqinninq tbis universe orose from visbvokormo [tbe 0niversol Arcbitect] tbrouqb woter,
eortb, fire onJ tbe otber elements. Ee excelleJ AJityo, lnJro onJ tbe otber qoJs.
Iosbioninq tbe form tbereof Tvosbto proceeJeJ, tbus wos tbe universe creoteJ in tbe beqinninq
from tbe Primevol Beinq.

ved%(ham e(ta) puru',a) ma(h%ntam1 | %(di(tya va'r#a() tama'sa(+ para'st%t |
l know tbis miqbty Supreme Beinq wbose splenJour is like tbe sun, beyonJ tbe reocb of Jorkness.
tam e(va) vi(dv%n a(m/ta' i(ha bha'vati | n%nya+ panth%' vidya(teya'n%ya || Ee olone
wbo knows Eim becomes immortol bere, tbere is no otber potb to liberotion.
pra(j%pa'ti. carati( garbhe' a(nta+ | a(j%ya'm%no bahu(dh% vij%'yate |
tasya( dh*r%(+ pari'j%nanti( yonim1 | mar*'c*n%0 pa(dam i'cchanti ve(dhasa+ ||
ln tbe womb moves Projopoti [tbe lorJ of Creotures], Ee never becominq born is monifesteJ in
vorieqoteJ forms. Tbe wise Jiscern tbe Source from wbence Ee orises, tbe first potriorcbs souqbt
tbe position wbicb Horici onJ tbe otbers boJ obtoineJ.
yo de(vebhya( %tapa'ti | yo' de(v%n%10 puro(hi'ta+ |
purvo( yo devebhyo' j%(ta+ | namo' ru(c%ya( br%hma'ye || 22 ||
Ee wbo qives liqbt onJ beot to tbe qoJs, tbe Iirst, Ioremost oqent of tbe qoJs.
To Eim, to tbe ResplenJent, to tbe Eoly 0ne solutotions be.
ruca') br%(hma) ja(naya'nta+ | de(v% agre( tad a'bruvan |
yas tvai(va) br%1hma(#o vi(dy%t | tasya' de(v% asa(n va.e1 || 23 ||
Tbus spoke tbe qoJs ot first, os tbey beqot tbe Briqbt onJ Eoly 0ne;
Tbe brobmin wbo moy know you tbus, sboll obtoin Jominion over oll tbe qoJs.

hr*. ca' te la(k,m*. ca( patnyau1 | a(ho( r%(tre p%(r.ve |
nak,a'tr%#i r&(pam | a(.vinau( vy%ttam1 |
i(,-a) ma'ni,%#a | a(mu) ma'ni,%#a | sarva') mani,%#a+ || 24 ||
Beouty onJ Iortune ore your two consorts, eocb siJe of you ore Joy onJ niqbt.
Tbe constellotions ore your form, tbe Asbvins your moutb.
Beinq sucb qront me wbotever l Jesire; yonJer worlJ onJ oll otber boppiness.


3. N%r%ya#a S&ktam
sa(ha(sra(-.*r,a'0 de(va(0 vi(.v%k,a'0 vi(.va-.a'0bhuvam |
vi.va'0 n%(r%ya'#a0 de(va(m-ak,a'ra0 para(ma0 pa(dam || 1 ||

1. Tbis universe is truly {tbe boJy of ) tbe Supreme 6oJbeoJ only. Tberefore it is JepenJont upon
Eim; tbe Self-effulqent Bivine Beinq; wbo bos countless beoJ onJ eyes, wbo is tbe proJucer of joy


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for tbe universe, wbose form tbe universe is; wbo is tbe Controller onJ tbe Couse of oll beinqs, oll-
pervosive, imperisboble onJ tbe unsurposseJ Ruler onJ Soviour of oll.
vi(.vata(+ para'm%n-ni(tya(0 vi(.va0 n%'r%ya(#agu) ha'rim |
vi.va'm e(veda) puru',a(stad vi.va(m upa'j*vati || 2 ||

2. Ee is superior to tbis universe, enJless onJ multi-form. Ee is tbe qool of bumonity onJ tbe
Bestroyer of sin. Tbot Supreme Person is tbe universe onJ tbe Creotor tbereof.
pati(0 vi.va'sy%(tme.va'ra(gu) .%.va'tagu) .i(vam a'cyutam |
n%(r%ya(#a0 ma'h%-je(ya(0 vi(.v%tm%'na0 pa(r%ya'#am || 3 ||

S. Ee is tbe Protector-of-tbe-universe onJ tbe Ruler-of-inJiviJuol-souls, Ee is permonent,
supremely ouspicious onJ uncbonqinq. Ee bos emboJieJ Eimself in monkinJ os tbe lnJwellinq-
spirit. Ee is supremely wortby of beinq known by creotures; tbe 0ne wbo is emboJieJ in tbe
universe onJ wbo is tbe Supreme-qool.
n%(r%ya(#a pa'ro jyo(tir-%tm% n%'r%ya(#a+ pa'ra+ |
n%(r%ya(#a pa'ra0-bra(hma( ta(ttva0 n%'r%ya(#a+ pa'ra+ || 4 ||

n%(r%ya(#a pa'ro jyo(tir-%tm% n%'r%ya(#a pa'ra+ |
n%(r%ya(#a pa'ro dhy%(t%( dhy%(na0 n%'r%ya(#a+ pa'ra+ || 5 ||
4. Noroyono is tbe Supreme-Reolity JesiqnoteJ os Brobmon. Noroyono is tbe Supreme,
Noroyono is tbe Supreme liqbt {JescribeJ in tbe 0ponisboJs), Noroyono is tbe Supreme.
Noroyono is tbe most excellent meJitotor onJ meJitotion.
yacca' ki(cit ja'gat sa(rva(0 d/(.yate1 .r&ya(te'pi' v% |
anta'rba(hi.ca' tat sa(rva(0 vy%pya n%'r%ya(#a+ sthi'ta+ || 6 ||
S. Wbotsoever tbere is in tbis universe known tbrouqb perception or report; oll tbot is pervoJeJ
by Noroyono witbin onJ witbout.
ana'nta(m avya'ya0 ka(vigu) sa'mu(drenta'0 vi(.va .a'0bhuvam |
pa(dma( ko(.a pra't*k%(.a(gu) h/(daya'0 c%pya(dhomu'kham || 7 ||
6. 0ne sboulJ meJitote witbin tbe inverteJ lotus-buJ like beort; upon tbot Supreme Person, tbe
limitless, 0ncbonqinq, All-knowinq, tbe Couse-of-boppiness to tbe universe; wbo is tbe enJ of tbe
oceon of Somsoro onJ tbe qool of oll strivinq. Tbe point of focus in meJitotion is tbe spoce witbin
tbe beort wbicb resembles on inverteJ lotus buJ.
adho' ni(,-y% vi'tasty%(nte( n%(bhy%m u'pari( ti,-ha'ti |
jv%(la(-m%(l%-ku'la0 bh%(t*( vi(.vasy%'yata(na0 ma'hat || 8 ||
7. lt sboulJ be known tbot witbin tbe beort wbicb is situoteJ between tbe lorynx onJ tbe novel,
tbe lorJ of tbe universe obiJes sbininq witb o qorlonJ of flomes.
santa'tagu) .i(l%bhi'stu( lamba'ty% ko.a( sanni'bham |
tasy%nte' su,i(ragu) s&k,ma0 tasmin1 sarva'0 prati',-hitam || 9 ||
8. Tbe beort resembles on inverteJ lotus-buJ surrounJeJ by orteries. Witbin it tbere is o subtle
spoce, witbin wbicb everytbinq is estoblisbeJ.


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tasya( madhye' ma(han-a'gnir vi(.v%rci'r vi(.vato'-mukha+ |
so'gra'bhu(g vibha'jan ti(,-ha(n n%h%'ram aja(ra+ ka(vi+ || 10 ||
9. ln tbot spoce is tbe 0nJecoyinq, omni-foceJ, qreot liqbt, wbicb bos flomes on every siJe. Ee
enjoys tbe fooJ presenteJ onJ metobolizes it in tbe boJy.
t*(rya(g &(rdhva0 a'dha..%(y*( ra(.maya's tasya( santa't% |
sa(nt%(paya'ti sva0 de(ham %p%'da tala(-mastaka+ ||
tasya( madhye( vahni' .ikh% a(#*yo1rdhv% vya(vasthi'ta+ || 11 ||
10. Tbe roys of tbot Iire spreoJ out, upworJs onJ JownworJs worminq tbe wbole boJy from
beoJ to foot. ln tbe center of tbot liqbt wbicb permeotes tbe wbole boJy tbere obiJes o tbin
tonque of flome; tbe color of qolJ wbicb is most subtle.
n*(la-to'ya(da' madhya(sth%(d vi(dyulle'kheva( bh%sva'r% |
n*(v%ra( .&ka'vat ta(nv*( p*(t% bh%1svatya(#&pa'm% || 12 ||
11. lt is Jozzlinq like o flosb of liqbteninq tbot oppeors in o Jork roin clouJ. lt is o slenJer os tbe
own of o poJJy qroin wbicb serves os o comporison to illustrote its subtlety.
tasy%1 .ikh%ya( ma'dhye pa(ram%1tm% vya(vasthi'ta+ |
sa brahma( sa .iva(s sa hari(s sendra( so'k,a'ra+ pa(ramas sva(r%- || 13 ||
12. Tbe Supreme Soul Jwells witbin tbot flome, Ee is Brobmo, Ee is Sivo, Ee is visbnu, Ee is
lnJro, Ee is tbe Supreme Couse-of-tbe-universe, tbe Self-luminous 0ne.
/(tagu) sa(tya0 pa'ra0 bra(hma( pu(ru,a') k/,#a( pi2ga'lam |
&(rdhvare'ta0 vi'r&p%(k,a(0 vi(.var&'p%ya( vai namo( nama'+ || 14 ||
1S. Tbe Supreme Brobmon tbe Absolute Reolity is o Beinq Jork-blue onJ yellowisb in color,
obsolutely cboste onJ possessinq uncommon eyes; solutotions to Eim of tbe 0niversol-form.
o0 n%(r%(ya(#%ya' vi(dmahe' v%sude(v%ya' dh*mahi |
tanno' vi,#u+ praco(day%1t || 15 ||

14. Hoy we know tbe Couse-of-oll-beinqs, we meJitote upon tbe lnJweller-of-oll-jivos; moy tbot
Supreme 0mnipresent one enliqbten our intellects.


4. Vi!"u S%ktam
vi,#o(r nuka') v*(ry%'#i pravo'ca() ya+ p%rthi'v%ni vima(me raj%'gm! si yo
aska'bh%ya(d utta'ragm! sa(dhastha') vicakram%(#as tre(dho ru'g%(yo vi,#o'
ra(r%-a'masi( vi,#o1+ p/,-hama'si( vi,#o(+ .aptrestho( vi,#o(s y&ra'si vi,#o
dhru(vam a'si vai,#a(vam a'si( vi,#a've tv% |
l will Jeclore tbe miqbty JeeJs of visbnu; of Eim wbo meosureJ out tbe eortbly reqions. Wbo
estoblisbeJ tbe biqbest oboJe , tbrice settinq Jown Eis footstep, wiJely striJinq. Rv.1:1S4:1 Tbou
ort tbe forebeoJ of visbnu; tbou ort tbe bock of visbnu; ye two ore tbe corners of visbnu's moutb.
Tbou ort tbe tbreoJ of visbnu, tbou ort tbe fixeJ point of visbnu. Tbou ort of visbnu; to visbnu


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tbee. TS. 1:2:1S
vi,#o(r nuka') v*(ry%'#i( pravo'ca() ya+ p%rthi'v%ni vima(me raj%'gm! si yo
aska'bh%ya(d utta'ragm! sa(dhastha') vicakram%(#as tre(dho ru'g%(ya+ || 1 ||
l will Jeclore tbe miqbty JeeJs of visbnu; of Eim wbo meosureJ out tbe eortbly reqions. Wbo
estoblisbeJ tbe biqbest oboJe, tbrice settinq Jown Eis footstep, wiJely striJinq. {R.v.1:1S4:1)
tad a'sya pri(yam a(bhip%tho' a.y%m | naro( yatra' deva(yavo( mada'nti |
u(ru(kra(m asya( sa hi bandhu'r i(tth% vi,#&1+ pa(do pa'ra(me madhva( uthsa'+ ||
Hoy l ottoin to Eis well-beloveJ reolm wbere tbe Jevotees rejoice. Ior tbere sprinqs, close okin to
tbe WiJe-StriJer; tbe source of immortolity in visbnu's biqbest footstep.
prastad vi,#u's tavate v*(ry%'ya | m/(go na bh*(ma+ ku'ca(ro gi'ri(,-h%+ |
yosyo(ru,u' tri(,u vi(krama'#e,u | adhi'k,i(yanti( bhuva'n%ni( vi.v%1 || 3 ||
Ior tbis Eis miqbty JeeJ is visbnu proiseJ, wbo like some wilJ lion, JreoJ, prowlinq, rooms tbe
mountoins. Ee witbin wbose tbree wiJe-extenJinq poces oll livinq creotures bove tbeir existence.
pa(ro m%tra'y% ta(nuv%' v/dh%na | na te' mahi(tvam anva'.nuvanti |
u(bhe te' vidma( raja'si p/thi(vy% | vi,#o' deva(tvam pa(ra(masya' vithse || 4 ||
Eumons connot comprebenJ your qreotness, Wbo exponJs beyonJ oll bounJ onJ meosure witb
your boJy. Botb your two reqions of tbe eortb , 0 visbnu we know; you 0 6oJ knows tbe biqbest.
vica'krame p/thi(v*m e(,a e(t%m | k,etr%'ya( vi,#u(r manu',e da.a(syan |
dhru(v%so' asya k*(rayo( jan%'sa+ | u(ru(k,i(tagm! su(jani'm %cak%ra || 5 ||
0ver tbis eortb witb miqbty step stroJe visbnu, reoJy to qive it for o bome to Honu. ln Eim tbe
bumble people trust for refuqe; Ee, tbe Nobly Born, bos moJe tbem spocious Jwellinqs.
trir de(va+ pr(thi(v*m e(,a e(t%m | vica'krame .a(rta'casa) mahi(tv% |
pra-vi,#u'r astu ta(vasa(stav*'y%n | tve(,agm! hya'sya( sthavi'rasya( n%ma' || 6 ||
Tbree times 6oJ stroJe fortb in oll Eis qronJeur over tbis eortb briqbt witb o bunJreJ
splenJours. Ioremost is visbnu, stronqer tbon tbe stronqest; for qlorious is Eis nome Wbo lives
forever.
ato' de(v% a'vantu no( yato( vi,#u'r vicakra(me |
pr(thi(vy%+ sa(pta dh%ma'bhi+ || 7 ||
Tbe qoJs be qrocious unto us even from tbe ploce wbence visbnu stroJe. Tbrouqb tbe seven
reqions of tbe eortb.
i(da) vi,#u(r vica'krame tre(dha nida'dhe pa(dam |
sam&'$ham asya p%gm! su(re || 8 ||
Tbrouqb oll tbis worlJ stroJe visbnu; tbrice Eis foot be plonteJ, onJ tbe wbole wos qotbereJ in
Eis footstep's Just.


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tr*#i' pa(d% vica'krame( vi,#u'r go(p% ad%1bhya+ | ato( dharm%'#i dh%(rayan' ||
visbnu, tbe Protector, Ee wbom none Jeceives, moJe tbree steps, tbencefortb. Fstoblisbinq Eis
biqb orJinonces.

vi,#o(+ karm%'#i pa.yata( yato' vra(t%ni' paspa(.e | indra'sya( yujya(sya sakh%1+ || 10
look upon tbe JeeJs of visbnu, wbereby tbe frienJ of lnJro, close-ollieJ, Eos let bis postimes be
seen.
tad vi,#o1+ para(ma) pa(dagm! sad% pa.yanti s&(raya'+ |
di(v*'va( cak,u(r%ta'tam || 11 ||
Tbe nityo suris evermore bebolJ tbot loftiest ploce wbere visbnu is, ploceJ os it wbere on eye in
beoven.
tad vipr%'so vipa(nyavo' j%gr(v%gm! sa+ sami'ndhate |
vi,#o(r yat pa'ra(ma) pa(dam || 12 ||
Tbis visbnu's stotion most sublime, tbe sinqers ever viqilont, lovers of boly sonq liqbt up.{Rik
veJo 1:22: 16-21)

5. r Sktam
hira'#yavar#%(0 hari'#*0 suva(r#a ra'jata(-sra'j%m |
ca(ndr%0 hi(ra#ma'y*0 la(k,m*0 j%ta'vedo ma( %va'ha || 1 ||
1. 0 }otoveJo! 0 Aqni! lnvite for my soke, tbe 6oJJess of qooJ fortune, tbe qolJen-bueJ Jome, tbe
Joe-like, moon-like moiJen wreotbeJ in qolJ onJ silver.
t%0 ma( %va'ha( j%ta'vedo la(k,m*m ana'pag%(min*1m |
yasy%(0 hira'#ya0 vi(ndeya(0 g%ma.va(0 puru',%n a(ham || 2 ||
2. 0 Knower-of-oll-beinqs! Toke me to tbe 6oJJess of 6ooJ Iortune - not o fickle Jeity, but one
wbo is unswervinq. Hoy l obtoin qolJ, cows, borses onJ men from ber. Hoy l be blesseJ witb oll
tbe moteriol comforts, sucb os weoltb, cottle, conveyonces, frienJs, servonts onJ proqeny.
a(.va(p&(rv%0 ra'tha-ma(dhy%(0 ha(stin%'da pra(bodhi'n*m |
.r*ya'0 de(v*m upa'hvaye( .r*rm%' de(v* ju',at%m || 3 ||
S. l invoke Hotber loksbmi to opproocb me witb borses obeoJ onJ cboriots in tbe miJJle onJ
tumultous sounJs of elepbonts.
k%(0 so1smi(t%0 hira'#ya pr%(k%r%'m %(rdr%0 jvala'nt*0 t/(pt%0 ta(rpaya'nt*m
pa(dme( sthi(t%0 pa(dma-va'r#%(0 t%m i(hopa'hvaye( .r*yam || 4 ||
4. l invoke tbe smilinq 6oJJess of prosperity, lotus-like in colour, beominq, content, sotisfyinq,
seoteJ on o lotus, in o romport of qolJ. Sbe tronscenJs oll sense perception. Sbe is obsolute.

ca(ndr%0 pra'bh%(s%0 ya(.as%( jvala'nt*(0 .riya'0 lo(ke de(va ju',-%m ud%(r%m t%0
pa(dmin*m*(0 .ara'#am a(ha0 prapa'dye'lak,m*r me' na.yat%(0 tv%0 v/'#e || 5 ||


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S. l seek refuqe in tbe brilliont 6oJJess wbo is qenerous onJ Jeliqbtful. Tbis 6oJJess of
prosperity is ossiJuously souqbt ofter by Jevos. Hoy ber opposite - oloksbmi- JenoteJ by Jesire,
onqer, qreeJ, penury, unboppiness onJ misfortune be utterly JestroyeJ.

%(di(tya va'r#e( tapa(so'dhi'j%(to vana(spati(s tava' v/(k,o'tha bi(lva+ |
tasya( phal%'ni( tapa(s% nu'dantu m%(y%nta'r%( y%.ca' b%(hy% a'la(k,m*+ || 6 ||
6. 0 Beity Jozzlinq like tbe Sun's orb! Tbe bilvo tree wbicb comes to fruition witbout flowerinq
bos sprunq from your ousterity. lt's fruits ore tbe result of your penonce. Hoy tbe bilvo fruit
Jispel ony iqnoronce onJ impeJiments, inner onJ outer. Hoy tbey Jestroy my misfortune.

upai'tu( m%0 de'va-sa(kha+ k*(rti.ca( ma#i'n% sa(ha |
pr%(du(rbh&(tosmi' r%,-re('smin k*(rtim /(ddhi0 da(d%tu me || 7 ||
7. Hoy tbe frienJ of tbe Bevo opproocb me witb fome onJ precious stones. l om born in tbis
country. Hoy Kubero bless me witb prosperity onJ celebrity.

k,ut-pi'p%(s%) ma'l%0 jye(,-h%m a'la(k,m*0 n%'.ay%(myaham |
abh&'ti(m asa'm/ddhi(0 ca sarv%(n nir#u'da me( g/h%1t || 8 ||
8. l sboll Jrive owoy from myself impurities, bunqer onJ tbirst. 0 6oJJess bonisb from my bome
oll ill-luck, colomoities onJ poverty.

ga(ndha(-dv%(r%0 du'r%dha(r,%(0 ni(tya pu',-%0 kar*(,i#*1m |
*(.var*gu') sarva' bh&t%(n%(0 t%m i(hopa'hvaye( .riyam || 9 ||
9. l invoke bere in tbis worlJ tbe 6oJJess of prosperity, tbe Hotber Fortb, wbo is invioloble. Sbe is
of exboustoble nourisbment, representinq weoltb of cottle. Sbe is tbe mistress of oll creotures.

mana'sa(+ k%ma(m %k&'ti0 v%(cas sa(tyam a'.*mahi |
pa(.&(n%gu) r&(pam-a'nnasya( mayi( .r*+ .ra'yat%(0 ya.a'+ || 10 ||
10. Hoy oll my Jesires be fulfilleJ. Hoy oll my intentions come true onJ my utteronces by
trutbful. Hoy tbe 6oJJess be witb me for ever in tbe form of obunJont fooJ, increoseJ fome, fine
form oll oll kinJs of Jomestic onimols.

ka(rdame'na pra'j%bh&(t% ma(yi( sa0bha'va ka(rdama |
.riya'0 v%(saya' me ku(le m%(tara'0 padma( m%li'n*m || 11 ||
11. 0 KorJomo! By your oJvent, tbe 6oJJess bos become o Hotber, Jo resiJe witb me. Fstoblisb
tbe Hotber, tbe 6oJJess of proserity, wreotbeJ witb qorlonJs of lotuses, in my bobitotion.

%pa'+ s/(jantu' sni(gdh%(ni( ci(kl*(ta va'sa me( g/he |
nica' de(v*0 m%(tara(gga' .riya'0 v%(saya' me ku(le || 12 ||
12. let tbe woters proJuce frienJly results. 0 Cbiklito! {KomoJevo) Come onJ stoy witb me.
Hoke your Hotber, tbe 6oJJess of plenty, obiJe in my oboJe.

%(rdr%0 pu(,kari'#*0 pu(,-i(0 su(va(r#%0 he'ma m%(lin*m |
s&(ry%0 hi(ra#may*0 lak,m*0 j%ta'vedo ma( %va'ha || 13 ||


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1S. 0 }otoveJo, tbe Bivine Iire! Brinq me tbe qolJen loksbmi, moist witb compossion. FnJoweJ
witb towny colour, sbe nourisbes tbe worlJs. Sbe is ottenJeJ by elepbonts. Sbe weors o qorlonJ
of flowers onJ is beJeckeJ in qolJ.

%(rdr%0 ya(+ kari'#*0 ya(,-i0 pi(2gal%0 pa'dma m%(lin*m |
ca(ndr%0 hi(ra#ma'y*0 lak,m*0 j%ta'vedo ma( %va'ha || 14 ||
14. 0 }otoveJo, tbe Bivine Iire! Brinq me tbe onnointeJ loksbmi of qolJen bue. Brinq tbe Hotber
wbo bolJs tbe moce in ber bonJ. leoJ tbe Beity of prosperity to my Jwellinq.

t%0 ma( %va'ha( j%ta'vedo la(k,m*m a'napag%(min*1m | yasy%(0 hi'ra#ya(0
prabh&'ta(0 g%vo' d%(syo'.v%1n vi(ndeya(0 puru',%n a(ham || 15 ||
1S. 0 Hystic Iire! Brinq me loksbmi wbo will olwoys stoy witb me. Hoy l be enJoweJ by ber
qroce, weoltb in plenty, borses onJ cottle, moiJs onJ servonts, frienJs onJ componions.

ya+ .uci(+ praya'to bh&(tv% ju(huy%'d%jya(m anva'ham |
s&kta'0 pa(ca da'.arca(0 ca .r*( k%ma' sata(ta0 ja'pet || 16 ||
16. Wboever Jesire to obtoin loksbmi , sboulJ bovinq purifieJ bimself onJ become
equononimous, sboulJ Joily offer fire socrifice witb qbee, recitinq tbe 1S stonzos of tbis Srisukto.

padma-priye padmini padma-haste padmlaye padma-dalyatki |
viva-priye viu manonukle tvat pda padmam mayi sannidhatsva ||
0 loksbmi witb eyes like lotuses onJ to wbo lotuses ore Jeor, wbo bolJs lotuses in ber bonJs,
onJ Jwells witbin tbe lotus of tbe beort, tbe beloveJ of tbe wbole worlJ onJ tbe one to wbom
visbnu conceeJs, moy your lotus feet olwoys be tbe object of contemplotion for me.


6. Bh Sktam
bh&mi'r bh&(mn% dyaur va(ri(#%'ntari'k,a0 mahi(tv% |
u(pasthe' te devyadite('gnim a'nn%dam a(nn%dy%(y% da'dhe || 1 ||
0 qoJJess AJiti, You ore tbe Fortb in Jeptb. sky in breoJtb, otmospbere in qreotness.
ln your lop , l ploce Aqni, tbe oll-consumer for tbe consumption [of oblotions] .
%ya2gau+ p/.ni'r akram*( dasa'nan m%(tara(0 puna'+ |
pi(tara'0 ca pra(yant-suva'+ || 2 ||
Tbe spotteJ bull bos come onJ sot before tbe motber in tbe eost.
AJvoncinq to bis Iotber beoven. {R.v. X :189:1)
tri(gu) .addh%ma( vir%'jati( v%k pa'ta(2g%ya' .i.raye |
pratya'sya vaha( dyabhi'+ || 3 ||
Tbirty ploces be rules; Speecb relies upon winqs to fly; beor it witb tbe Joys.


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a(sya pr%(#%d a'p%na(tya'nta'.carati roca(n% |
vya'khyan mahi(,as suva'+ || 4 ||
Witb ber inspirotion from bis expirotion, Sbe wonJers between tbe worlJs;
Tbe bull Jiscerns tbe beoven.
yatv%' kru(ddh%+ pa'ro(vapa' ma(nyun%( yad a'varty% |
su(kalpa'm agne( tat tava( puna(s-tvodd*'pay%m asi || 5 ||
lf in onqer l bove scottereJ you, in roqe or tbrouqb misoJventure
Hoy tbot offence be rectifieJ byyou 0 Aqni, oqoin we rekinJle you.

yatte' ma(nyu pa'roptasya p/thi(v*m anu'dadhva(se |
%(di(ty% vi.ve( tad-de(v% vasa'va.ca sa(m%bha'ran || 6 ||
Wbotever of you scottereJ in roqe, wos spreoJ over tbe eortb,
Tbot tbe AJityos, tbe All-qoJs onJ tbe vosus qotbereJ toqetber.

mano( jyoti'r ju,at%(m %jya(0 vicchi'nna0 ya(jagu) sami(ma0 da'dh%tu |
b/ha(spati's tanut%m i(ma0 no( vi.ve' de(v% i(ha m%'dayant%m || 7 ||
HinJ, liqbt, rejoice in oblotion. Hoy be unite tbis scottereJ socrifice.
Hoy Brbospoti extenJ it; moy tbe All-qoJs rejoice berein. {Krsno Yojur veJo 1;S;S;)

me(din*' de(v* va(sundha'r% sy%(d vasu'dh% de(v* v%(sav*1 |
bra(hma( va(rca(sa+ pi't/(#%gu) .rotra(0 cak,u(r mana'+ || 8 ||
de(v* hira'#ya-garbhi#* de(v* pra(s&va'r* | sada'ne sa(ty%ya'ne s*da || 9 ||
sa(mudrava't* s%vi(tr*ha( no de(v* ma(hya2g*1 | ma(h*-dhara'#* ma(hovyathi',-ha || 10
.r(2ge .r'2ge ya(je ya'je vibh*(,a#*1 |
indra' patn* vy%(pin*' su(rasa'rid i(ha || 11 ||
v%(yumat*' jala(.aya'n* .ri(ya0 dh%(r%j%' sa(tyandho(pari' medin* |
.vo(pari'dhata) pari'g%ya || 12 ||
vi(,#u(-pa(tn*0 ma'h*) dev*() m%(dha(v*0 m%'dhava(-priy%m |
lak,m*10 pri(ya sa'kh*0 de(v*(0 na(m%(myacyu'ta va(llabh%m || 13 ||
o0 dha(nur-dha(r%yai' vi(dmahe' sarva si(ddhyai ca' dh*mahi | tanno' dhar%
praco(day%1t



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7. N Sktam
n*(l%0 de(v*gu0 .ara'#am a(ha0 prapa'dye | g/(#%(hi( | gh/(tava't* savita(r
%dhi'patyai(+ paya'svat*(r anti(r%.%'no astu | dhru(v% di(.%0 vi,#u'
pa(tnyagho'r%('sye.%'n% sa'haso(y% mano(t%1 | b/ha(spati'r m%ta(ri.vo(ta v%(yus
sa'ndhuv%(n% v%t%' a(bhi no' g/#antu | vi(,-a(mbho di(vo dha(ru#a'+ p/thi(vy%
a(sye.%'n%( jaga'to( vi,#u' patn* || T.S. 4;4;12
Bo be qrocious unto us. Ricb in qbee, 0 Sovitr, tbrouqb your sovreiqnity be tbe bounteous reqion
ricb in milk, for us. Tbe firm omonq tbe quorters, loJy-of visbnu, tbe milJ, rulinq over tbis
strenqtb, tbe Jesiroble, Brbospoti, Hotorisvon, voyu, tbe winJs blowinq toqetber be qrocious
unto us. Supporter of tbe Sky, supporter of tbe eortb, rulinq tbis worlJ 0 loJy of visbnu. {T.S.
4;4;12)


8. Rudra Sktam
pari'#o ru(drasya' he(tir v/'naktu( pari' dve(,asya' durma(tira'g%(yo+ |
ava'sthi(r% ma(ghava'dbhyas tanu.va( m*$ava'sto(k%ya( tana'y%ya m/$aya || 1 ||
Hoy RuJro's missle turn osiJe onJ spore us, tbe qreot wrotb of tbe lmpetuous 0ne ovoiJ us. Turn
bounteous 6oJ, your stronq bow from our princes, onJ be qrocious to our seeJ onJ our offsprinq.

stu(hi .ru(ta0 garta( sada(0 yuv%'na0 m/(gan na bh*(mam u'paha(tnum u(gram |
m/($% ja'ri(tre ru'dra(s tav%' no a(nyante' a(sman niva'pantu( sen%1+ || 2 ||
Proise Eim wbo is seoteJ in tbe inner most recesses of tbe beort, tbe Younq, tbe Iomous, tbe Cbostiser of
sinful octs. Almiqbty, tbe Couse of qrief to tbe tronsqressors, proiseJ, be qrocious to tbe sinqer; let your
bosts spore us onJ smite Jown onotber.

m*$u',-ama( .iva'tama .i(vo na'+ su(man%' bhava | para(me( v/(k,a %'yudan
ni(dh%ya( k/ti(0 vas%'na( %ca'ra( pi'n%ka(0 bimra(d%gahi' || 3 ||
0 Host bounteous, most ouspicious, be ouspicious onJ fovorobly inclineJ to us; plocinq your bow on tbe
biqbest tree, cloJ in your tiqer- skin, come onJ opproocb us beorinq your speor.

arha'n bibhar.i( s%ya'k% ni(dhanva' | arha'n ni(,ka0 ya'ja(ta0 vi(.var&'pam |
arha'n ni(dhan daya'se( vi.va(m abhu'vam | na v% oj*'yo rudra( tvad a'sti || 4 ||
veneroble ore you wbo corries bow onJ orrows, veneroble is tbe mony bueJ onJ bonoureJ neckloce.
veneroble- smittinq osunJer oll forces of cboos, one miqbtier tbon you tbere is not 0 RuJro.

tvam a'gne ru(dro a.&'ro ma(ho di(vas tvagu0 .artho( maru'ta0 p/(k,a *'.i,e |


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tvam vada'y raru(nair y%'si .a2ga(yas tva0 p&(,% vi'dha(ta+ p%'.i(n utman%1 || 5 ||
Tbe Couse of Jistress ore you to tbe miscreonts, tbe lorJ of miqbty beoven; you're tbe leoJer of tbe
Horut bost, you're tbe lorJ of IooJ. You trove witb reJ winJsyour bome is in bliss, os Pusbon you
yourself protects your Jevotees.

%vo( r%j%'nam adhvarasya' ru(dragu0 hot%'ragu0 satya( yaja(gu(0 roda'syo+ |
a(gni0 pu(r%ta'na yi(tnora( citt%( dhira'nya r&pa(m ava'se k/nudhvam || 6 ||
Win, to ossist You, RuJro, lorJ of worsbip, Priest of botb worlJs, effectuol socrificer.
Aqni investeJ witb Eis qolJen colours, before tbe tbunJer strike onJ loy you senseless


9. no bhadr Sktam
% no1 bha(dr%+ krata'vo yantu vi(.vato'da'bdh%so( apa'rit%sa u(dbhida'+ |
de(v% no( yath%( sada(mid v/(dhe asa(nnapr%1yuvo rak,i(t%ro1 di(ve di've ||
1. HAY qooJ concepts come to us from every siJe, un-bequilinq, unbinJereJ, onJ beneficiol, tbot tbe 6oJs
ever moy be witb us for our benefit, our quorJions Joy by Joy unceosinq in tbeir core. Riq veJo 1:89:1

de(v%n%10 bha(dr% su'ma(tir /'j&ya(t%0 de(v%n%10 r%(tira(bhi no( ni va'rtat%m |
de(v%n%10 sa(khyam upa'sedim% va(ya0 de(v% na( %yu(+ prati'rantu j*(vase1 || 2 ||
2 Hoy tbe ouspicious fovour of tbe 6oJs be ours, on us JescenJ tbe bounty of tbe riqbteous 6oJs. Tbe
frienJsbip of tbe 6oJs bove we Jevoutly souqbt: so moy tbe 6oJs extenJ our life tbot we moy live.

t%n p&rva'y% ni(vid%1 h&mahe va(ya0 bhaga01 mi(tram adi'ti(0 dak,a'ma(sridham1
a(rya(ma#a(0 varu'#a(0 soma'm a(.vin%( sara'svat* na+ su(bhag%( maya's karat || 3 ||
S We summon tbem bere witb on oncient bymn, Bboqo, tbe frienJly Bokso, Hitro, AJiti, Aryomon, voruno,
Somo, tbe Asvins. Hoy Sorosvoti, ouspicious, qront us contentment.

tanno( v%to1 mayo(bhuv%1tu bhe,a(ja0 tanm%(t% p/'thi(v* tat pi(ta dyau+ |
tad gr%v%1#as soma( suto1 mayo(bhuva(s tad a'.vin% ./#uta0 dhi,#y% yuvam || 4 ||
4 Hoy tbe WinJ woft to us tbot pleosont meJicine, moy Fortb our Hotber qive it, onJ our Iotber Eeoven,
AnJ tbe joy-qivinq stones tbot press tbe Somo's juice. Asvins, moy you, for wbom our spirits lonq, beor
tbis.
tam*.%1na(0 jaga'tas-ta(sthu,a(s-pati01 dhiya0 ji(nvam ava'se h&mahe va(yam |
p&(,% no( yath%( veda's%(masa'd v/(dhe ra'k,i(t% p%(yur-ada'bdhas sva(staye1 || 5 ||
S Eim we invoke for oiJ wbo reiqns supreme, tbe lorJ of oll tbot stonJs or moves, inspirer of tbe soul, tbot
Puson moy promote tbe increose of our weoltb, our infollible keeper onJ our quorJ for our qooJ.

sva(sti na' indro' v/(ddha.ra'v%+ | sva(sti na'+ p&(,% vi(.vave'd%+ |


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sva(sti na(s t%rk,yo( ari',-anemi+ | sva(sti no( b/ha(spati'r dadh%tu || 6 ||
6 lllustrious for onJ wiJe, moy lnJro prosper us: moy Puson prosper us, tbe Hoster of oll weoltb. Hoy
Torksyo witb uninjureJ fellies prosper us: Brbospoti qront to us prosperity.

p/,a'd a.v% ma(ruta(+ p/.ni'-m%tara. .ubha(0 y%v%1no vi(dathe1,u jagma'ya+ |
a(gni( ji(hv% mana'va(s s&ra'cak,aso( vi.ve1no de(v% ava(s% ga'manni(ha || 7 ||
7 Tbe Horuts, Sons of Proni, borne by spotteJ steeJs, movinq in qlory, frequently visitinq boly rites, Soqes
wbose tonque is Aqni, brilliont os tbe Sun, bitber let oll tbe 6oJs for our protection come.

bha(dra0 kar#e'bhi+ ./#u(y%ma' dev% bha(dra0 pa'.yem%(k,ibhi(r-yaja'tr%+ |
sthi(rair-a2ga1is-tu,-u(v%gu) sa'sta(n&bhi+ vya.e'ma de(vahi'ta() yad%yu'+ ||
8 6oJs, moy we witb our eors listen to wbot is beneficiol, onJ witb our eyes see wbot is qooJ, you Eoly
0nes. Witb limbs onJ boJies firm moy we extollinq you ottoin tbe term of life oppointeJ by tbe 6oJs.

.a(tam innu .a(rado( anti' dev%( yatr%1 na.ca(kr% ja(rasa01 ta(n&n%1m |
pu(tr%so( yatra' pi(taro( bhavan1ti( m% no1 ma(dhy%r*1ri,a(t-%yu(r-ganto1+ || 9 ||
9 A bunJreJ outumns stonJ before us, 0 6oJs, witbin wbose spoce you brinq our boJies to Jecoy; Witbin
wbose spoce our sons become fotbers in turn. Breok you not in tbe miJst, our course of fleetinq life.

adi'ti(r dyaur adi'tir a(ntari'k,a(0 adi'tir m%(t% sa pi(ta sa pu(tra+ |
vi.ve1de(v%+ adi'ti( paca(-jan%( adi'tir j%(tam adi'ti(r jani'tvam || 10 ||
10 AJiti is tbe beoven, AJiti is miJ-oir, AJiti is tbe Hotber onJ tbe Sire onJ Son.
AJiti is oll 6oJs, AJiti five-closseJ men, AJiti oll tbot bos been born onJ sboll be born.

"#$ %&'()( *(+,-(
(Atharva Veda 13;15;5,6)
abha'yam na+ karatya(ntari'k,a(m abha'ya(0 dy%v%'-p/thi(v* u(bhe i(me |
abha'ya0 pa(.c%d abha'ya0 pu(rast%'d utta(r%d a'dha(r%d abha'ya0 no astu ||
Hoy we be free from feor of onytbinq in tbe sky obove, in tbe spoce beyonJ or on tbe eortb
beneotb , moy we be free from feor of onytbinq tbot is biJJen from us or before us, tbot is obove
us or beneotb us.

abha'yam mi(tr%d abha'yam amitr%(d abha'yam j%(t%d abha'ya0 parok,%1t |
abha'yam nakta(m abha'ya(m div%' na(+ sarv%( %.%( mama' mi(tram bha'vantu ||
Hoy our frienJs qront us tbe qift of feorlessness, moy we not feor our enemies, moy we be free
from feor of tbe known onJ from tbe unknown, moy we be feorless Jurinq tbe Joy onJ tbe niqbt
moy oll Jirections offorJ us tbe qift of feorlessness.


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11. Aghamarana Sktam
hira#ya ./2ga(0 varu#a(0 prapadye t*(rtha0 me dehi( y%cita+ |
ya(n may% bhu(kta(m as%dh&n%0 p%(pebhya.ca pra(tigraha+ || 1 ||
l toke refuqe in voruno, wbo is roJiont like qolJ. 0 voruno l entreot you to qront me tbe sovinq qroce, for
l bove enjoyeJ tbot wbicb belonqs to unwortby people onJ bove occepteJ qifts from people wbose
eorninqs were unlowful.

yan me( manas% v%(c%( ka(rma(#% v% du,k/ta(0 k/tam |
tan na( indro( varu#o( b/ha(spati+ savi(t% ca punantu( puna+ puna+ || 2 ||
Hoy lnJro, voruno, Brobospoti onJ Sovitor completely obsolve me onJ my people from tbe sins tbot we
bove committeJ in tbouqbt worJ or JeeJ.

namo('gnaye1'psu(mate( nama( indr%ya( namo( varu#%ya( namo v%ru#yai1+
namo('dbhya+ || yad a(p%0 kr&(ra0 yad ame(dhya0 yad a.%(nta0 tad
apa'gacchat%t || 3 ||
Solutotions to tbe mystic fire biJJen witbin tbe woters, Solutotions to lnJro, Solutotions to voruno,
Solutotions to tbe enerqy of voruno, Solutotions to tbe cosmic powers tbot ore representeJ by woter.
Tbrouqb tbe power of tbis cbont let oll tbot is injurious, impure or troublesome in woter be JestroyeJ.

a(ty%(.a(n%d at* p%(n%(d yacca u(gr%t prati(grah%1t |
tan me( varu#o r%(j%( p%(#in%1 hyava(mar.atu || 4 ||
Hoy Kinq voruno effoce onJ obsolve me of wbotever sins l bove incurreJ by eotinq unlowful fooJ,
Jrinkinq unlowful beveroqes onJ occeptinq qifts from unlowful persons.

so'ham ap%(po vi(rajo( nirmu(kta mukta ki(lbi,a+ |
n%kasya p/(,-ham %ruhya( gacche(d brahma salo(kat%m || 5 ||
Tbus becominq sinless onJ pure onJ freeJ from neqotive Jesires onJ ottocbment, moy l oscenJ to tbe
Supreme Stote of enliqbtenment onJ ocbieve union witb tbe cosmic consciousness.

ya.c%(psu varu#a(s sa pu(n%tvagha-mar,a(#a+ || 6 ||
Hoy tbe oll pervoJinq sin-effocinq voruno purify us.


/(ta ca' sa(tya) c%(bh*'ddh%(t tapa(so dhya'j%yata | tato( r%trya'j%yata( tata's
samu(dro a'r#a(va+ | sa(mu(dr%d a'r#a(v% dadhi' sa)vatsa(ro a'j%yata |
a(ho(r%(tr%#i' vi(dadha(d vi.va'sya mi,a(to va(.* | s&(ry%( ca(ndra(masau' dh%(t%
ya'th% p&(rva) a'kalpayat | diva') ca p/thi(v*) c%(ntari'k,a(m atho( sva'+ ||
R.V. 10:190


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Irom Topos kinJleJ to its beiqbt Fternol low onJ Trutb were born: Tbence wos tbe Niqbt proJuceJ, onJ
tbence tbe billowy flooJ of seo orose. Irom tbot some billowy flooJ of seo tbe Yeor wos ofterworJs
proJuceJ. 0rJoiner of tbe Joys niqbts, lorJ over oll wbo close tbe eye. Bbotor, tbe qreot Creotor, tben
formeJ in Jue orJer Sun onJ Hoon. Ee formeJ in orJer Eeoven onJ Fortb, tbe reqions of tbe oir, onJ
liqbt.

12. Aikatya S%ktam
(Rig Veda 10,191:2,3,4.)
sa2ga'ccha(dhva(gu) sa)va'dadhvam | sa() vo m%n%gu)si j%nat%m ||
de(v% bh%(ga) yath% p&rve | sa()j%(n%(n% u(p%sate ||
Heet toqetber, tolk toqetber, let your minJs comprebenJ in bormony; ln like monner os tbe oncient qoJs
concurrinq, occepteJ tbeir portion of tbe socrifices.

sa(m%(no mantra( s sami'tis sam%(n* | sa(m%(na) mana's-sa(ha ci(ttam e',%m |
sa(m%na) keto' a(bhisaga) ra'bhadhvam | sa()j%ne'na vo ha(vi,%' yaj%mahe ||
Hoy you proy toqetber in bormony, moy you strive for common qools witb o common purpose, moy you
bove ossocioteJ Jesires. l repeot for you o common proyer, l offer for you o common oblotion.

sa(m%(n* va %k&ti+ | sa(m%(n% h/'day%ni va+ |
sa(m%(n% a'stu vo( mana'+ | yath%' va(+ su(sah% sa'ti ||
0niteJ be your intention, uniteJ be your beorts, uniteJ your tbouqbts, so tbot tbere moy be o tborouqb
bormony omonq you.


13. Anna Sktam
a(ham a'smi prathama(j% /(tasya' | p&rva'0 de(vebhyo' a(m/ta'sya( n%bhi'+ |
yo m%( dad%'ti( sa ide(va m%v%1+ | a(ham anna(m anna'm a(danta'madmi |
p&rva'0 a(gner api' ha(tyannam1 | ya(ttau h%'s%te aham utta(re,u' |
vy%tta'masya pa(.ava's su(jambham1 | pa.ya'nti( dh*r%(+ praca'ranti( p%k%1+ |
jah%1mya(nyam na ja'h%mya(nyam | a(ham anna(0 va.a(0 iccha'r%mi |
(TB 2:8:8:1)
sa(m%(nam artha(0 parye'mi bhu(jat | ko m%0 anna'0 manu(,yo' dayet |
par%'ke( anna(0 nihi'ta0 lo(ka e(tat | vi.vai1r de(vai+ pi(t/bhi'r gu(ptam annam1 |
yad a(dyate' lu(pyate( yat pa'ro(pyate1 | .a(ta(ta(m* s% ta(n&r me' babh&va |
ma(h%ntau' ca(r& sa'k/d du(gdhena' paprau | diva'0 ca( p/.ni' p/thi(v*0 ca' .%(kam


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tat sa(0piba'nto( na mi'nanti ve(dhasa'+ | naitad bh&yo( bhava'ti( no kan*'ya+ ||
(TB 2:8:8:2)
anna'0 pr%(#a0 anna'm ap%(na0 %'hu+ | anna'0 m/(tyu0 tam u' j*(v%tu'm %hu+ |
anna'0 bra(hma#o' ja(rasa'0 vadanti | anna'm %hu+ pra(jana'na0 pra(j%n%1m |
mogha(m anna'0 vindate( apra'cet%+ | sa(tya0 bra'v*mi va(dha itsa tasya' |
n%rya(ma(#a0 pu,ya'ti( no sakh%'yam | keva'l%gho bhavati keval%(d* |
a(ha0 me(dha+ sta(naya(n var,a'nnasmi | m%m a'dantya(ham a(bhya(ny%n ||
(TB 2:8:8:3)
a(hagu) sada(m/to bhav%mi | mad%'di(ty% adhi( sarve' tapanti o0 ||


14. yuya Sktam
yo brahm% brahma#% u'jjah%(ra pr%(#ai+ .i(ra+ k/ttiv%s%1+ pin%(k* |
*.%no devas sa na %yu'rda-dh%(tu( tasmai juhomi havi,%' ghrte(na || 1 ||

bibhr%jam%nas sarira'sya ma(dhy%(d ro(ca(m%(no gharma ruci'r ya %g%t |
sa m/tyu p%.%n apanu'dya gho(r%(n-*(h%(yu(,e#o gh/tam a'ttu de(va+ || 2 ||

brahma jyotir brahma patn*,u ga(rbha(m ya(m %(da(dh%t puru r&pa'0 jaya(ntam |
suvar#a rambha graham a'rka(m a(rcya(n ta(m %(yu,e vardhay%mo' gh/te(na || 3 ||

.r*yam lak,m*m aubal%m ambik%(m g%(0 ,a(,-h*m ca y%(m indra sene1tyud%(hu+
t%0 vidy%0 brahma-yonigu'0 sur&(p%(0 i(h%(yu(,e tarpay%mo' gh/te(na || 4 ||

d%k,%ya#yas sarva yonya's sayo(nya(s sa(ha(sra(.o vi.va-r&p%' vir&(p%+ |
sas&navas sapataya's say&(thy%( %(yu(,e(#o gh/tam ida'm ju,a(nt%0 || 5 ||

divy% ga#% bahur&p%1+ pur%(#%( %yu,cido na+ pramathna'ntu v*(r%n |
tebhyo juhomi bahudh%' gh/te(na( m%( na(+ pra(j%gu0 r*ri,o mo'ta v*(r%n || 6 ||

e(ka(+ pu(ra(st%d ya ida'0 babh&(va( yato babh&va bhuvana'sya go(p%+ |
yam apyeti bhuvanagu0 s%1mpar%(ye( sa no havir gh/tam ih%yu,e1-ttu de(va+ ||

va(s&(n rudr%'n %di(ty%n maruto'tha s%(dhy%(n
/'bh&n ya(k,%(n gandharv%gu0.ca pit/gu0.ca vi(.v%n |
bh/g&n sarp%gu0.ca a2gir%so'tha sa(rv%(n
gh/(ta(gu0 hu(tv% sv%yu,y% mahay%'ma .a(.vat || 8 ||


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vi,#o( tva0 no( anta'ma(. .arma' yaccha sahantya |
pra te( dh%r%' madhu(.cuta( utsa'0 duhrate( ak,i'ta0 || 9 ||

m% na' stoke tana'ye( m% na( %yu',i( m% no( go,u m% no( a.ve',u r*ri,a+ |
v*(r%n m% no' rudra bh%mi(to va'dh*r ha(vi,ma'nto( nama's% vidhema te || 10 ||


15. 3yu,ya-mantr%#i
indr%'ya tv%( teja'svate( teja'svantagga .r*#%mi |
indr%'ya( tvauja'svate( oja'svantagga .r*#%mi |
indr%'ya tv%( paya'svate( paya'svantagga .r*#%mi |
indr%'ya( tv%yu',mate( %yu',mantagga .r*#%mi |

0 lnJro, moy l be conjoineJ witb tbot splenJour tbot is witbin you.
0 lnJro, moy l be conjoineJ witb tbot strenqtb tbot is witbin you.
0 lnJro, moy l be conjoineJ witb tbot virility tbot is witbin you.
0 lnJro, moy l be conjoineJ witb tbot lonqevity tbot is witbin you.
TB.2.7.7.2
tejo'si | tatte( praya'cch%mi | teja'svad astu te( mukham1 | tejasva(c-chiro' astu te |
te'jasv%n vi(.vata'+ pra(tya2g | teja's%( sa0pi'p/gdhi m% ||
You ore splenJiJ. Tbot l beseecb of you. Hoy my countenonce be filleJ witb splenJour. Hoy my minJ be
filleJ witb splenJour. SplenJour spreoJinq everywbere. Hoy l be furtbereJ by tbot splenJour.

ojo'si | tatte( praya'cch%mi | oja'svad astu te( mukham1 | oja'sva(c-chiro' astu te |
oja'sv%n vi(.vata'+ pra(tya2g | oja's%( sa0pi'p/gdhi m% ||

You ore stronq. Tbot l beseecb of you. Hoy my countenonce be filleJ witb strenqtb. Hoy my minJ be filleJ
witb strenqtb. Strenqtb spreoJinq everywbere. Hoy l be furtbereJ by tbot strenqtb.

payo'si | tatte( praya'cch%mi | paya'svad astu te( mukham1 | paya'sva(c-chiro' astu
te | paya'sv%n vi(.vata'+ pra(tya2g | paya's%( sa0pi'p/gdhi m% ||

You ore virile. Tbot l beseecb of you. Hoy my countenonce be filleJ witb virility. Hoy my minJ be filleJ
witb virility. virility spreoJinq everywbere. Hoy l be furtbereJ by tbot virility.

%yu'rasi | tatte( praya'cch%mi | %yu',mad astu te( mukham1 | %yu',ma(c-chiro' astu
te | %yu',m%n vi(.vata'+ pra(tya2g | %yu',%( sa0pi'p/gdhi m% ||

Hoy you bove lonqevity. Tbot l proy for you. Hoy lonq life lie obeoJ of you, moy lonqevity be obove you.
lonqevity spreoJinq everywbere. Hoy you be purpose in life be occomplisbeJ tbrouqb lonqevity.
TB.2.7.7.3
ima0 a'gna( %yu',e( varca'se k/dhi | pri(yagu0 reto' varu#a soma r%jan | m%tev%1
asm%'dite( .arma' yaccha | vi.ve'dev%( jara'da,-i(r yath%sa't | %yu'r-asi vi(.v%yu'rasi


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| sa(rv%yu'r-asi sarva(m %yu'r-asi | yato( v%to( mano'jav%+ | yata(+ k,a'ranti(
sindha'va+ | t%s%10 tv%( sarv%'s%gu0 ru(c% | a(bhisi'c%mi( varca's% | sa(mudra i'va
sigahman%1 | soma' iv%(syad%1bhya+ | a(gnir i'va vi.vata'+ pra(tya2g | s&rya' iva(
jyoti',% vi(bhu+ ||

Hoke tbis one lonq-liveJ onJ brilliont, 0 Aqni. BeloveJ Seminol Iorce voruno! Kinq Somo! like o Hotber
0 AJiti qront us peoce. Hoy tbe visbveJevos leoJ us to olJ oqe. You ore life, You ore tbe life of tbe
universe. You ore tbe life of oll. Irom wbence commetb tbe vitol Iorce witb tbe speeJ of minJ. Irom
wbence flowetb tbe rivers [of consciousness]. Hoy tbey oll be roJiont toworJs you. l osperse you witb
brillionce; equol to tbe Jeptb of tbe Seo. As invioloble os tbe Nector of lmmortolity, ubiquitous os fire, os
brilliont os tbe liqbt of tbe Sun. TB.2.7.7.6

a(p%0 yo drava'#e( rasa'+ | tam a(ham a(sm% %'mu,y%ya(#%ya' |
teja'se brahmavarca(s%ya' g/h#%mi |
Tbe essence tbot flows in tbe woters, tbot Jo l Jrow toworJs us, splenJour for spirituol qlory Jo l toke.

a(p%0 ya &(rmau rasa'+ | tam a(ham a(sm% %'mu,y%ya(#%ya' | oja'se v*(ry%ya
g/h#%mi |
Tbe essence tbot unJulotes in tbe woters, tbot Jo l Jrow toworJs us, strenqtb for viqour Jo l toke.

a(p%0 yo ma'dhya(to rasa'+ | tam a(ham a(sm% %'mu,y%ya(#%ya' | pu,tyai1r
pra(jana'n%ya g/h#%mi |
Tbe essence tbot is tbe Jeptb of tbe woters, tbot Jo l Jrow toworJs us. Prosperity for procreotion Jo l
toke.

a(p%0 yo ya(jiyo( rasa'+ | tam a(ham a(sm% %'mu,y%ya(#%ya' | %yu',e
d*rgh%yutv%ya' g/h#%mi |
Tbe socrificiol essence wbicb is in tbe woters, tbot Jo l Jrow toworJs us. Aqe for lonqevity Jo l toke.
TB.2.7.7.7.

a(gnir%yu',m%(ntsa vana(spati'bhi(r %yu',m%(n tena( tv%yu(,% yu',manta) karomi |
soma( %yu',m%(ntsa o,a'dibhi(r %yu',m%(n tena( tv%yu(,% yu',manta) karomi |
ya(ja %yu',m%(ntsa dak,i'#%bhi(r %yu',m%(n tena( tv%yu(,% yu',manta) karomi |
brahma %yu',mat tad br%1hma(#air %yu',ma(t tena( tv%yu(,% yu',manta) karomi |
de(v% %yu',manta(s te'm/te(n%yu',mantas tena( tv%yu,% yu',manta) karomi |
Aqni olonq witb tbe Spirits of tbe forests is perpetuol, by tbeir vitol power l bless you witb lonqevity.
Somo olonq witb tbe beolinq berbs is perpetuol; by tbeir vitol power l bless you witb lonqevity. Tbe
institute of socrifice olonq witb tbe bonororium is perpetuol; by tbe essentiol power of tbot, l bless you
witb lonqevity. Tbe veJos ore eternol, onJ tbeir socreJ knowleJqe is eternol, by tbeir essentiol power l
bless you witb lonqevity. Tbe qoJs ore lonq-liveJ, tbey possess tbe qift of immortolity, by tbeir
immortolity l bless you witb lonqevity.




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16. Durg Sktam
j%(tave'dase sunav%ma( soma'm ar%t* ya(to nida'h%ti( veda'+ |
sa na'+ par,a(dati' du(rg%#i( vi.v%' n%veva( sindhu'0 duri(t%tya(gni+ || 1 ||
Hoy we offer oblotions of Somo to Knower-of-oll-beinqs. Hoy tbot 0mniscient 0ne Jestroy tbot wbicb
is inimicol to us. Hoy Ee tbe Bivine liqbt tbot quiJes oll, protect us by tokinq us ocross oll perils os o
noviqotor quiJes o sbip ocross tbe seo.

t%m a(gni va'r#%(0 tapa's% jvala(nt*m vai'roca(n*0 ka'rma pha(le,u( ju,-%1m |
du(rg%0 de(v*gu) .ara#a'm a(ha0 prapa'dye su(tara'si tarase( nama'+ || 2 ||
Tbe qoJJess Burqo is refulqent onJ roJiont witb orJency, sbe is tbe Power belonqinq to tbe Supreme
lorJ wbo bos monifolJ monifestotions. Sbe is tbe Power resiJinq in octions onJ tbeir fruits renJerinq
tbem efficocious. 0 qoJJess wbo is JeJicoteJ to sovinq, we toke refuqe in you, moy we be soveJ,
solutotions to you.

agne( tva0 p%'ray%( navyo' a(sm%n sva(stibhi(rati' du(rg%#i( vi.v%1 |
p&.ca' p/(thv* ba'hu(l% na' u(rv* bhav%' to(k%ya( tana'y%ya( .a0yo+ || 3 ||
0 Burqo {os roJiont os fire) you ore wortby of proise. Witb skilleJ meons leoJ us beyonJ
sorrow. Hoy our bomes onJ lonJ become extensive onJ omple. Horeover moy you be qrocious
onJ qront peoce to botb our cbilJren onJ qronJcbilJren.

vi.v%'ni no du(rgah%' j%taveda(s sindhu(nna n%(v% du'ri(t%ti'par,i |
agne' atri(van mana's% g/#%(no1'sm%ka'0 bodhyavi(t% ta(n&n%1m || 4 ||
You ore tbe soviour, belp us to cross tbis oceon of sorrow {onJ sin) like one crosses tbe oceon
by boot onJ qront us protection, 0 RoJiont one, protect our boJies onJ be minJful of us like
tbe soqe Atri {wbo possesseJ benevolence onJ compossion for oll sentient beinqs).

p/(ta(n%(jita(gu) saha'm%nam u(gram a(gnigu) hu'vema param%(t-sa(dhasth%1t |
sa na'+ par,a(dati' du(rg%#i( vi.v%(-k,%ma'd-de(vo ati' duri(t%ty-a(gni+ || 5 ||
We invoke tbe mystic Iire wbo is tbe leoJer of oll from tbe biqbest ossembly ploce. Ee is tbe
stollion onJ tbe vonquisber of tbe bosts of enemies onJ is fierce. Hoy be tronsport us ocross
our tribulotions onJ sins onJ tbis tronsient worlJ onJ qront us liberotion.

pra(tno,i' ka(m-*$yo' adhva(re,u' sa(n%cca( hot%( navya'.ca( satsi' |
sv%c%1gne ta(nuva'0 pi(praya'sv%(smabhya'0 ca( saubha'ga(m %ya'jasva || 6 ||
You ore louJeJ in socrifices, increose our boppiness. You obiJe in socrifices oncient onJ
recent, onJ in tbe ploces of socrifice. 0 Aqni, pleose qront us wbo ore your sporks, beotituJe,
moy we bove unbounJeJ qooJ fortune.

gobhi(r ju,-a'm a(yujo( ni,i'kta(0 tave1ndra vi,#o(r-anu(saca'rema |


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n%ka'sya p/(,-ama(bhi sa(0vas%'no( vai,#a'v*0 lo(ka i(ha m%'dayant%m || 7 ||
0 lorJ visbnu you ore JevoiJ of sin onJ sorrow, onJ you pervoJe oll. Besirous of qooJ fortune
comprisinq boppiness bere onJ finol beotituJe, moy we serve you in Jevotion continuously. Hoy tbe
qoJs wbo Jwell in tbe biqbest beoven onswer me my proyer.


17. Sarasvati Sktam
R.V. 1:3:10
p%(va(k% na(s sara'svat*( v%je'bhir v%(jin*'vat* | ya(ja) va',-u dhi(y%va'su || 1 ||
Hoy tbe purifyinq Sorosvoti witb tbe plenituJe of plenituJes onJ Ricb in resources moJe by tbouqbts
Jesire our yojo.
co(da(yi(tr* s&(n/t%'n%() ceta'nt* sumat*(n%m | ya(ja) da'dhe( sara'svat* || 2 ||
Sbe is tbe impeller of ouspicious trutbs onJ tbe orouser of boppy tbouqbts, moy Sorosvoti upbolJ tbe
yojo.
ma(ho ar#ava(s sara'svat*( pra ce'tayati ke(tun%1 | dhiyo( vi.v%( vi r%'jati || 3 ||
Sorosvoti owokens tbe qreot flooJ {of trutb) by tbe perception of revelotion {in consciousness) Sbe
illumines entirely oll tbouqbts.
pra #o' de(v* sara'svat*( v%je'bhir v%(jin*'vat* |dh*(n%m a'vi(trya'tu || 4 ||
Hoy qoJJess Sorosvoti full of plenituJe, witb tbe steeJs of tbe life-force of plenty, tbe quorJion of
tbouqbts protect us.
sara'svati( predam a'va su'bhage( v%ji'n*vati |
t%0 tv%( vi.va'sya bh&(tasya' pra(g%y%'m asyagrata+ ||
0 Sorosvoti 6oJJess of leorninq onJ eloquence, tbe source of well-beinq, 0 6rocious 0ne, You wbom l
proise ore tbe source of oll creotion. {ApHB 1.S.S)


18. Hiranyagarbha Sktam
R.V.121. Ka.
hi(ra(#ya(-ga(rbhas-sama'varta(t%gre' bh&(tasya' j%(ta+ pati(reka' %s*t |
sa d%'dh%ra p/thi(v*0 dy%m u(tem%0 kasmai1 de(v%ya' ha(vi,%1 vidhema ||
1. lN tbe beqinninq orose Eironyoqorbbo, tbe 0ne lorJ of oll creoteJ beinqs. Ee estoblisbeJ onJ supports
tbis eortb onJ beoven. Wbot 6oJ sboll we oJore witb our oblotion?
ya %1tma(d% ba'la(d% yasya( vi.va' u(p%sa'te pra(.i,a(0 yasya' de(v%+ |
yasya' ch%(y%m/ta(0 yasya' m/(tyu+ kasmai1 de(v%ya' ha(vi,%1 vidhema || 2 ||
2. 6iver of vitol breotb, of power onJ viqour, be wbose teocbinqs oll tbe 6oJs ocknowleJqe Tbe lorJ of
Jeotb, wbose sboJe is immortolity. Wbot 6oJ sboll we oJore witb our oblotion?


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ya+ pr%1#a(to ni'mi,a(to ma'hi(tvaika( idr%j%( jaga'to ba(bh&va' |
ya *.e1 a(sya dvi(pada(.-catu',pada(+ kasmai1 de(v%ya' ha(vi,%1 vidhema || 3 ||
S. Wbo by bis qronJeur bos become Sole Ruler of oll tbe movinq worlJ tbot breotbes onJ slumbers; Ee
wbo is lorJ of oll beinqs. Wbot 6oJ sboll we oJore witb our oblotion?
yasye(me hi(mavan1to mahi(tv% yasya' samu(dra0 ra(say%1 sa(h%hu+ |
yasye(m%+ pra( di.o( yasya' b%(h& kasmai1 de(v%ya' ha(vi,%1 vidhema || 4 ||
4. Eis, tbrouqb bis miqbt, ore tbese snow-covereJ mountoins, seo onJ Roso {essence of oll tbinqs) tbey coll
bis possessions: bis orms ore tbese, bis ore tbese beovenly reqions. Wbot 6oJ sboll we oJore witb our
oblotion?
yena( dyauru(gr% p/'thi(v* ca' d/(4h% yena( sva' stabhi(ta0 yena( n%ka'+ |
yo a(ntari'k,e( raja's% vi(m%na(+ kasmai1 de(v%ya' ha(vi,%1 vidhema || 5 ||
S. By bis power ore tbe beovens stronq onJ tbe eortb steoJfost, be supports tbe Sun onJ sky: only be
knows tbe extent of spoce. Wbot 6oJ sboll we oJore witb our oblotion?
ya0 kranda's*( ava's% tastabh%(ne a(bhyaik,e1t%(0 mana's%( reja'm%ne |
yatr%dhi( s&ra( udi'to vi(bh%ti( kasmai1 de(v%ya' ha(vi,%1 vidhema || 6 ||
6. To bim, supporteJ by bis belp, two ormies embottleJ look wbile tremblinq in tbeir spirit, wben over
tbem tbe risen Sun is sbininq. Wbot 6oJ sboll we oJore witb our oblotion?
%po1ha( yad b/'ha(t* vi.va(-m%ya(n garbha(0 dadh%1n% ja(naya'n t*ra(gnim |
tato1 de(v%n%(0 sama'varta(t% su(reka(+ kasmai1 de(v%ya' ha(vi,%1 vidhema || 7 ||
7. Wben JiJ tbe miqbty woters oppeor, contoininq tbe universol qerm, proJucinq Aqni, from wbicb tbe
6oJs' one spirit spronq into beinq. Wbot 6oJ sboll we oJore witb our oblotion?
ya.ci(d%po1 mahi(n% pa(ryapa'.ya(d dak,a(0 dadh%1n% ja(naya01t*r ya(jam |
yo de(ve,vadhi' de(va eka( %s*(t kasmai1 de(v%ya' ha(vi,%1 vidhema || 8 ||
8. Ee in bis miqbt surveyeJ tbe exponse of woter contoininq proJuctive force onJ qenerotinq tbe
principle of yojo {socrifice). Ee is tbe 6oJ of qoJs, onJ none besiJe bim. Wbot 6oJ sboll we oJore witb
our oblotion?
m% no1 hi0s*jjani(t% ya+ p/'thi(vy% yo v%( diva01 sa(tya dharm%1 ja(j%na' |
ya.c%(pa.-ca(ndr% b/'hat*r-jaj%na( kasmai1 de(v%ya' ha(vi,%1 vidhema || 9 ||
9. Hoy Ee wbo is tbe qenerotor of beoven onJ eortb never borm us. Tbe Creotor wbose cosmic lows ore
sure. Ee wbo brouqbt fortb tbe qreot onJ luciJ woters. Wbot 6oJ sboll we oJore witb our oblotion?
praj%'pate( na tvade(t%nyanyo vi.v%' j%(t%ni( pari( t% ba'bh&va |
yat k%'m%s te( juhu(mastanno' astu va(yagu) sy%'ma( pata'yo ray*(#%m || 10 ||
10. Projopoti! you olone comprebenJ oll tbese creoteJ tbinqs, onJ none besiJes you.
6ront us our beorts' Jesire wben we invoke you: moy we bove ricb stores of provisions.




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19. Nama Prcyai Dia
Tait Aranyaka 2:20:

nama(+ pr%cyai' di(.e y%.ca' de(vat%' e(tasy%(0 prati'-vasantye(t%bhya'.ca namo( |
namo dak,i'#%yai di(.e y%.ca' de(vat%' e(tasy%(0 prati'-vasantye(t%bhya'.ca namo( |
nama+ prat*'cyai di(.e y%.ca' de(vat%' e(tasy%(0 prati'-vasantye(t%bhya'.ca namo( |
nama( ud*'cyai di(.e y%.ca' de(vat%' e(tasy%(0 prati'-vasantye(t%bhya'.ca namo( |
nama' &(rdhv%yai' di(.e y%.ca' de(vat%' e(tasy%(0 prati'-vasantye(t%bhya'.ca namo( |
namo 'dha'r%yai di(.e y%.ca' de(vat%' e(tasy%(0 prati'-vasantye(t%bhya'.ca namo( |
namo''v%nta(r%yai di(.e y%.ca' de(vat%' e(tasy%(0 prati'-vasantye(t%bhya'.ca namo( |
namo ga2g%-yamunayor madhye ye' vasa(nti( te me prasann%tm% na.ciram
j*vita0 va'rdhaya(nti( |
namo ga2g%-yamunayor muni'bhya.ca( namo( namo ga2g%-yamunayor
muni'bhya.ca( nama+ || o0 .%nti+ .%nti+ .%nti+

20. N!sad!siya S"ktam
n%sa'd %s*(nno sad%'s*tta(d%n*m1 | n%s*(d rajo( no vyo'm% pa(ro yat |
kim %'var*va(+ kuha( kasya( .arma'n | a0bha(+ kim %'s*(d gaha'na0 gabh*(ram || 1
Tbere wos not tbe Non-existent nor tbe Fxistent tben; tbere wos not tbe oir nor tbe beoven
wbicb is beyonJ. Wbot JiJ it contoin? Wos tbere woter, unfotbomoble onJ profounJ ?

na m/tyur %'s*d a(m/ta(0 na tarhi( na | r%tri'y%( ahna' %s*t prake(ta+ |
%n*'d av%(tagu) sva(dhay%( tad ekam1 | tasm%1d dh%(nya0 na pa(ra+ kica( n%sa' ||
Tbere wos not Jeotb nor immortolity tben. Tbere wos not tbe beocon of tbe niqbt nor of Joy.
Tbot 0ne breotbeJ, winJless by its own power. 0tber tbon tbot tbere wos not onytbinq beyonJ.

tama' %s*(t tama's% g&($ham agre1 prake(tam | sa(li(lagu) sarva'm% i(dam |
tu(cchen%(bhvapi'hita(0 yad %s*1t | tama'sa(s ta ma'hi(n%j%'ya(t ekam1 || 3 ||
Borkness wos in tbe beqinninq biJJen by Jorkness; inJistinquisboble, oll tbis wos flux. Tbot
wbicb, cominq into beinq, wos envelopeJ by tbe voiJ, tbot 0ne orose tbrouqb tbe power of beot.



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k%ma(s tad agre( sam a'varta(t%dhi' | mana'so( reta'+ pratha(ma0 yad %s*1t |
sa(to bandhu(m asa'ti( nira'vindan | h/(di pra(t*,y%' ka(vayo' man*(,% || 4 ||
Besire in tbe beqinninq come upon Tbot, tbot wos tbe first seeJ of minJ. Soqes seekinq in tbeir
beorts witb wisJom JiscovereJ tbe bonJ of tbe existent in tbe non-existent.

tira(.c*no( vita'to ra(.mir e',%m | a(dhas svi'd %(s*3d u(pari' svid%s*3t |
re(to(dh% %san mahi(m%na' %san | sva(dh% a(vast%(t praya'ti+ pa(rast%1t || 5 ||
Tbeir {meosurinq) corJ wos extenJeJ ocross; but wos tbere obove or wos tbere below? Tbere
were impreqnotors, tbere were powers, tbere wos enerqy below onJ tbere wos impulse obove.

ko a(ddh% ve'da ka i(ha pra vo'cata | kuta( %j%'t%( kuta' i(ya0 vis/',-i+ |
a(rv%g de(v% a(sya vi(sarja'nena | ath%( ko ve'da( yata' %ba(bh&va' || 6 ||
Wbo truly knows? Wbo sboll bere Jeclore, wbence it bos been proJuceJ, wbence tbis creotion?
Tbe qoJs come ofter tbe creotion of tbe universe. Wbo tben knows wbence it bos orisen.

i(ya0 vis/',-i(r yata %ba(bh&va' | yadi' v% da(dhe yadi' v%( na |
yo a(sy%dhya'k,a+ para(me vyo'man | so a(2ga ve'da( yadi' v%( na veda' || 7 ||
Wbence tbis creotion bos orisen, onJ wbetber Ee founJeJ it or not; Ee wbo in tbe biqbest beoven
is its Surveyor; Ee olone knows, or perbops Ee knows not.
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21. Rj Sktam
(Rik Veda 10. 173)
% tv%''har,am a(ntare'dhi dhru(v%s ti(,-h% vi'c%cali+ |
vi.a'stv%( sarv%' v%chantu( m% tvad r%(,-ramadhi' bhra.ata || 1 ||
1. BF witb us; l bove cbosen you: stonJ steoJfost onJ immovoble.
let oll tbe people wisb for you let not your kinqsbip foll owoy.
i(haivaidhi( m%pa' cyo,-h%(+ parva'ta i(v% vic%cali+ |
indra' ive(ha dhru(vas ti',-he(ha r%(,-ra0 u' dh%raya || 2 ||
2. . Be even bere; foll not owoy be like o mountoin unremoveJ.
StonJ steoJfost bere like lnJro's self, onJ bolJ tbe kinqsbip in tbe qrosp.
i(mam indro' ad*dharat dhru(va) dhru(ve#a' ha(vi,%' |
tasma(i somo( adhi' brava(t tasm%' u( brahma'#a(spati'+ || 3 ||
S. . Tbis mon bos lnJro estoblisbeJ, moJe secure by stronq oblotion's power.
Hoy Somo speok o benison, onJ Brobmonospoti, on bim.
dhru(v% dyaur dhru(v% p/'thi(v* dhru(v%sa(+ parva't% i(me |
dhru(va0 vi.va'm i(da0 jaga'd dhru(vo r%j%' vi(.%ma(yam || 4 ||
4. Iirm is tbe sky onJ firm tbe eortb, onJ steoJfost olso ore tbese bills.
SteoJfost is oll tbis livinq worlJ, onJ steoJfost is tbis Kinq of men.


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dhru(va0 te( r%j%( varu'#o dhru(va0 de(vo b/ha(spati'+ |
dhru(va0 ta( indra'.c%(gni.ca' r%(,-ra0 dh%'rayat%0 dhru(vam || 5 ||
S. SteoJfost, moy voruno tbe Kinq, steoJfost, tbe 6oJ Brbospoti,
SteoJfost, moy lnJro, steoJfost too, moy Aqni keep your steoJfost reiqn.


22. Navagraha S#ktam
1.
%sa(tyena( raja's%( varta'm%no nive(.aya'nn a(m/ta( martya'ca |
hi(ra(#yaye'na savi(t% rathe(n%-de(vo y%'ti( bhuva'n% vi(pa.yan' |
Witb tbe liqbt of Trutb in spoce oJvoncinq, Jetermininq life onJ Jeotb, borne in bis qolJen cboriot be
comes, Sovitor, 6oJ wbo qozes upon tbe worlJs. {Riq veJo 1.SS.2 ; Toitt. Som.S.4.11.2o)
a(gni) d&(ta) v/'#*mahe( hot%'ra) vi(.vave'dasam | a(sya ya(jasya' su(kratum1 |
We cboose Aqni os our messenqer, tbe berolJ, moster of oll weoltb. Well skilleJ in tbis our socrifice. {Riq
veJo 1.12.1; Toitt. Som. 2.S.8.S)
ye,%(m *.e' pa.u(pati'+ pa.&(n%) catu',pad%m u(ta ca' dvi(pad%1m |
ni,kr*'to(ya) ya(jiya') bh%(gam e'tu r%(yas-po,%( yaja'm%nasya santu ||
Wbicb creotures Joes tbe lorJ of creotures rule: botb tbe four footeJ onJ birJs. Hoy Ee, beinq
propitioteJ, occept Eis socrificiol sbore, moy obunJonce of weoltb come to tbe socrificer. {T.S. S;1;4J)
2.
a(gni-m&(rddh% di(va+ ka(kut-pati'+ p/thi(vy% a(yam | a(p%gm ret%g'm si jinvati |
Aqni monifests in tbree forms; os tbe Sun os liqbteninq onJ os eortbly fire. Ee octivotes tbe seeJ of life.
{Riq veJo 8;S4;16 & T.S. 1;S;Sc)
syo(n% p/'thivi( bhav%'-n/k,a(r% ni(ve.a'n* | yacch%'na(.-.arma' sa(prath%1+ |
Hoy you be tbornless 0 Fortb, spreoJ wiJe before us for o Jwellinq ploce. 6ront us sbelter brooJ onJ
secure. {Riq veJo 1.22.1S.)
k,etra'sya( pati'n% va(yagm hi(tene'va jay%masi |
g%ma.va') po,ayi(ntv% sa no' m/$%t *(d/.e ||
Tbrouqb tbe lorJ of tbe IielJ, os from o frienJ, we obtoin wbot nourisbes our cottle & borses, in sucb moy
Ee be qooJ to us. {Riq veJo 4.S7.1.)
3.
prava'.-.u(kr%ya' bh%(nave' bharadhvam | ha(vya) ma(ti) c%(gnaye( sup&'tam |
yo daivy%'ni( m%nu',% ja(n&gm,i | antar-vi.v%ni vidma n% jig%ti ||
Brinq fortb your offerinqs to bis refulqent splenJour; your bymn os purest offerinq to Aqni tbe mystic fire
of wisJom wbo qoes os messenqer conveyinq oll sonqs of men to tbe qoJs in beoven. {Riq veJo 7.4.1.)


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i(ndr%(#*m %(su n%ri',u su(patn*'m a(ham a'.ravam |
na hya'sy% apa(raca(na ja(ras%( mara'te( pati'+ ||
So bove l beorJ lnJroni colleJ tbe most fortunote from omonqst women. Ior never sboll ber consort Jie in
future time, tbrouqb olJ oqe. {Riq veJo 10.86.11. & T.S.1.7.1S.1.)
indra') vo vi(.vata(spati( hav%'mahe jane1bhya+ | a(sm%ka'm astu keva'la+ ||
0 lnJro ruler of tbe universe we invoke you from omonqst otbers. Iovour us olone. {T.S;1;6;12. Riq veJo
1;7;10)
4.
%py%'yasva( same'tu te vi(.vata's-soma( v/,#i'yam | bhav%( v%ja'sya sa2ga(the |
Swell up, 0 Somo! let your strenqtb be qotbereJ from oll siJes. Be stronq in tbe qotberinq of miqbt. {Riq
veJo 1;91;16 & T.S. S;2;SK)
a(psu me( somo' abrav*da(ntar-vi.v%'ni bhe,a(j% |
a(gnica' vi(.va .a')bhuva(m %pa'.ca vi(.va bhe',aj*+ |
A skilleJ pbysicion tells me, tbot in tbe woters of life lies tbe copocity to beol oll oilments. ln tbe fire of
wisJom tbe welfore of tbe worlJ onJ in tbe woters of life o ponoceo. {Atborvo veJo 1.6.2.)
gau(r*m i'm%ya sali(l%ni( tak,a(t-yeka'pad* dvi(pad*( s% catu',pad* |
a(,-%-pa'd*( nava'-pad* babh&(vu,*' sa(hasr%1k,ar% para(me vyo'man ||
Tbe veJos bove spoken of vorious forms of knowleJqe onJ preocbeJ multiforious Juties. lt Jeols witb one
Supreme 6oJbeoJ, it qives knowleJqe of tbe post onJ tbe future, lt teocbes of reliqion, prosperity,
fulfillment of Jesires onJ solvotion. lt qronts tbe eiqbt siJJbis, obtoinoble tbrouqb tbe nine orqons,
tbrouqb its tbousonJs of worJs it leoJs to tbe biqbest AboJe. {Riq veJo 1.164.41 & Atborvo veJo 9.10.21)
5.
udbu'dhyasv%gne( prati'j% g/hyenam i,-% p&(rte sagms/'jeth%m a(yaca' |
puna'+ k/(#vagmstv%' pi(tara() yuv%'nam a(nv%t%gm' s*(ttvayi( tantu'm-e(tam |
Awoken 0 Aqni! 0 liqbt of wisJom! onJ keep us viqilont in tbe proctice of works Jone for our own merit
onJ works Jone for tbe welfore of oll beinqs, moy we remoin toqetber, mokinq tbe Pitris younq witb life's
renewol, tbe tbreoJ is beinq mointoineJ tbrouqb you. {vojosoneyi Sombito. 1S:SS.)
i(da) vi,#u(r vica'krame tre(dh% nida'dhe pa(dam | sam&'$ham asya p%gm su(re |
Tbrouqb oll tbis worlJ stroJe visbnu; tbrice Eis foot be plonteJ, onJ tbe wbole universe wos qotbereJ in
Eis footstep's Just. {Riq veJo 1:22:17)
vi,#o'r a(r%-a'm asi( vi,#o1+ p/(,-ham a'si( vi,#o(+ .aptre1stho( vi,#o(s-sy&r-a'si(
vi,#o1r dhru(vam-a'si vai,#a(vam-a'si( vi,#a've tv% ||
You ore tbe forebeoJ of visbnu; you ore tbe bock of visbnu; you two ore tbe corners of visbnu's moutb.
You ore tbe tbreoJ of visbnu; you ore tbe fixeJ point of visbnu;. you belonq to visbnu; to visbnu you ore
offereJ. {Toittiriyo Sombito 1:2:1S)


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6.
b/ha'spate( ati(yada(ryo arh%1d dyu(mad-vi(bh%ti( kratu'ma(j-jane',u |
yadd*(daya(cchava'sarta praj%ta( tad-a(sm%su( dravi'#an dhehi ci(tram |
0 Brbospoti, wbo ore born of boly orJer; tbot Bivine WisJom sboll overcome tbe enemies of tbe minJ, tbot
wisJom sboll sbine qlorious, witb insiqbt omonq men. Tbot wisJom sboll be resplenJent in qlory.
{Toittiriyo Sombito 1;8;22 q)
indra' marutva i(ha p%'hi( soma() yath%' .%ry%(te api'bas-su(tasya' |
tava( pra#*'t*( tava' .&ra(-.arma(n-n%vi'v% santi ka(vaya's-suya(j%+ |
0 lnJro surrounJeJ by tbe Horuts Jrink bere tbe Somo! As you JiJ Jrink tbe juice besiJe tbe Soryoto.
0nJer your quiJonce, in your keepinq, 0 Eero! tbe sinqers serve, skilleJ in foir socrifice. {vojosoneyi
Sombito. 7:SS.)
brahma' jaj%(na) pra'tha(ma) pu(rast%(d vis*'ma(tas-su(ruco' ve(na %'va+ |
subu(dhniy%' upa(m% a'sya vi(,-h%s-sa(ta.ca( yoni(m asa'ta.ca( viva'+ ||
ln tbe beqinninq, first wos tbe veJo qeneroteJ, tbe Jeliqbt of existence overcome tbe qoJs from on biqb
reveolinq tbe most profounJ onJ simple revelotions tbe source of tbe existent onJ tbe non-existent.
{vojosoneyi Sombito 1S:S)
7.
.anno' de(v*r a(bhi,-a'ya( %po' bhavantu p*(taye1 | .a)yor a(bhisra'vantu na+ |
Hoy tbe seven cosmic Principles be propitious for us; Jivine forces for our oiJ & bliss. let tbem flow for us,
for beoltb onJ strenqtb. {Riq veJo 10.9.4. & A.tborvo veJo 1.6.1.)
praj%'pate( na tvade(t%nya(nyo vi.v%' j%(t%ni( pari( t% ba'bh&va |
yat k%'maste juhu(mastanno' astu va(yagm sy%'ma( pata'yo ray*(#%m |
0 lorJ of Beinqs, you olone con comprebenJ oll tbese creoteJ forms, onJ none besiJe you. 6ront us our
beort's Jesire wben we invoke you, moy we become lorJs of voluoble possessions. {vojosoneyi Sombito
10;20)
i(ma) ya'ma prasta(ram% hi s*d%2gi'robhi+ pi(t/bhi'+ sa)vid%(na+ |
% tv%( mantr%1+ kavi.a(st% va'hantve(n% r%'jan ha(vi,%' m%dayasva ||
0 Yomo! Come onJ be seoteJ in tbis ploce, in compony witb tbe mones. let tbe bymns reciteJ by tbe soqes
convey you 0 Kinq, be qloJJeneJ by tbis oblotion. {Riq veJo 10.14.4.)
8.
kay%' na.ci(tra %bhu'va d&(t* sa(d% v/'dha(s-sakh%1 | kay%( .aci',-hay% v/(t% |
Wbot sustenonce will be brinq to us, wonJerful ever prosperinq frienJ? Witb wbot most miqbty compony.
{S.Y.v. 27:S9)
%ya2-gau+ p/.ni'r-akram*(dasa'nan-m%(tara() puna'+ | pi(tara'ca pra(yant-suva'+
Tbe 6oJbeoJ bos oppeoreJ os tbis vorieqoteJ universe olonq witb Hotber Noture. AJvoncinq toworJs tbe
Eiqbest beoven. {Riq veJo X :189:1)


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yatte' de(v* ni//'tir %ba(bandha( d%ma' gr*(v%sva'vica(rtyam |
i(dam te( tad-vi,y%(my%yu',o( na madhy%(dath%' j*(va+ pi(tuma'ddhi( pramu'kta+ ||
0 mon tbot noose of sufferinq tbot is fosteneJ orounJ your neck, borJ to loosen, l releose, so tbot you moy
ottoin lonq life onJ prosperity onJ enjoyment. {Toittiriyo Sombito 4.2.S.2.)
9.
ke(tu) k/(#vanna' ke(tave( pe.o' mary% ape(.ase1 | samu(,adbhi'r-aj%yath%+ |
Hokinq o bonner for tbot wbicb bos none, Iorm for tbe formless, 0 you men, you were born witb tbe
Jown. {Toittiriyo Sombito 7;4;20b)
bra(hm% de(v%n%1) pada(v*+ ka'v*(n%m /,i(r vipr%'#%) mahi(,o m/(g%#%1m |
.ye(no g/dhr%'#%(gm svadhi'ti(r van%'n%(gm( soma'+ pa(vitra(m atye'ti( rebhan' |
Brobmo of tbe qoJs, leoJer of poets, Soqe of seers, bull of wilJ beosts. Foqle of vultures, oxe of tbe forests,
Somo qoes over tbe seive sinqinq. {Toittiriyo Sombito S;4;11J)
saci'tra ci(tra) citayan1 tama(sme citra' k,atra ci(trata'ma) vayo(dh%m |
ca(ndra) ra(yi) pu'ru(v*ra1) b/(hanta() candra' ca(ndr%bhi'r g/#a(te yu'vasya ||
WonJrous! 0f wonJrous power! l qive to tbe sinqer weoltb wonJrous, outstonJinq, most wonJerful, life-
qivinq. Briqbt weoltb, 0 Refulqent Bivine WisJom, vost, witb mony ospects, qive unJerstonJinq to your
Jevotee. {Riq veJo 6.6.7.)

23. Pavamni Sktam
hira'#ya var#%( .ucaya+ p%va(k% y%su' j%(ta+ ka(.yapo y%svindra'+ |
a(gni0 y% garbha' 0 dadhi(re vir&'p%(s t% na( %pa(+ .aggas syo(n% bha'vantu ||
6olJen of colour, pure onJ purifyinq, in wbicb wos born Kosbyopo, in wbicb lnJro. Hoy tbese woters wbo
bove conceiveJ Aqni os o qerm, of vorieJ forms; be qentle onJ kinJ to us.

y%s%(gu() r%j%( varu'#o( y%ti( madhye' saty%n/(te a'va(pa.ya(n jan%'n%m |
ma(dhu(.cuta(. .uca'yo( y%+ p%'va(k%s t% na( %pa. .%ggas syo(n% bha'vantu ||
Tbose in wbose miJst voruno {Tbe cosmic minJ) moves, qozinq on tbe trutb onJ folsebooJ of tbe people,
exuJinq sweetness, pure, purifyinq; moy tbese woters be kinJ onJ qront us peoce.

y%s%10 de(v% di(vi k/(#vanti' bha(k,a0 y% a(ntari'k,e bahu(dh% bhava'nti |
y%! p/'thi(vim paya'so(ndanti' .u(kr%s t% na( %pa. .%ggas syo(n% bha'vantu ||
Tbose Woters wbicb in tbe beovens tbe qoJs consume, tbose tbot ore obunJont in tbe otmospbere.
Tbose tbot inunJote tbe eortb witb tbeir liquiJ, tbe pure ones; moy tbese woters be kinJ onJ qront us
peoce.

.i(vena' m%( cak,u',% pa.yat%pa. .i(vay%' ta(nuvopa' sp/.ata( tvaca'0 me |


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sarv%gu') agn*gu) ra'psu(,ado' huve vo( mayi( varco( bala(m ojo( nidha'tta ||
Witb ouspicious eyes qoze on me, 0 Woters; witb ouspicious form, toucb my skin; l invoke oll tbe
principles of Jivine wisJom tbot Jwell in tbe woters; confer on me enliqbtenment, strenqtb onJ spirituol
force.
{Krisbno Yojur veJo S;6;1o-J)
pava'm%na(s suva(rjana'+ | pa(vitre'#a( vica'r,a#i+ | ya+ pot%( sa pu'n%tu m% |
Hoy Povomono {Aqni tbe principle of enliqbtenment) witb bis purifyinq copobilities, populor omonqst
oll peoples, purify us toJoy. {v.S.19;42)

pu(nantu' m% deva-ja(n%+ | pu(nantu( mana'vo dh*(y% | pu(nantu( vi.va' %ya(va+ ||
Purify me 0 qoJs, purify tbe tbouqbts of my minJ. Purify me of oll tbinqs tbot be. {v.S. 19;S9)

j%ta'veda+ pa(vitra'vat | pa(vitre'#a pun%hi m% | .u(kre#a' deva( d*dya't |
agne kratv%( krat&(gu(0 ranu' |
0 RoJiont 6oJ tbe omniscient, os o filter; purify me, refulqent witb your pure briqbt copocity to purify
witb powers occorJinq to your own. {v.S.19;40)

yatte' pa(vitra'm a(rci,i | agne( vita'tam anta(r% | brahma( tena' pun*mahe ||
0 Aqni your copocity to purify is JiffuseJ tbrouqb oll your fiery qlow. 0 SocreJ knowleJqe! tbrouqb you
moy l become pure. {v.S. 19;41)

u(bh%bhy%1m deva savita+ | pa(vitre'na sa(vena' ca | i(dam brahma' pun*mahe |
6oJ wbo impels {to enliqbtenment), purify me by botb tbese, purifyinq power onJ socrifice, onJ moy l be
purifieJ tbrouqb socreJ knowleJqe. {v.S. 19;4S)

vai(.va(de(v* pu'na(t* devy%g%1t | yasya'i va(hv*s ta(nuvo' v*(ta p/,-h%+ |
tay% mada'ntas sadha(m adye',u | va(yaggas sy%'ma( pata'yo ray*(#%m ||
Tbe purifyinq qoJJess wbo is Jeor to oll qoJs bos come, sbe wbo contoins tbese mony beoutiful forms.
Tbrouqb ber moy we in socrificiol bonquets rejoice, onJ moy we become prosperous. {v.S. 19;44).

vai(.v%(na(ro ra(.mibhi'r m% pun%tu | v%ta'+ pr%(#ene',i(ro mayo bh&+ |
dy%v%' p/thi(v* payas%( payo'bhi+ | /(t%va'r* ya(jiye' m% pun*t%m ||
0 lnternol Principle of life purify me witb your roys. 0 WinJ, witb your Cosmic Breotb purify me,
invoqorotinq me tbot l moy ottoin boppiness. 0 Eeoven onJ eortb, witb your roin onJ witb your woter
sources purify me, moke me pure onJ fit for self- socrifice.

b/(hadbhi's savita(s t/bhi'+ | var,i',-hair deva( manma'bhi+ |
agne( dak,ai1+ pun%hi m% ||
By tbe tbree qreot Sovitors { 6oyotris proyers for enliqbtenment reciteJ ot morninq, noon onJ Jusk)
moy l be moJe pure, Hoy tbe Eiqbest onJ preeminent 6oJ by wisJom purify me, 0 Hystic Iire by your
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yena' de(va apu'nata | yen%po' di(vya2ka.a'+ |
tena' di(vyena( brahma'#% | idam brahma' pun*mahe |
Hoy tbot Bivine Spirituol KnowleJqe, tbot is bolloweJ by tbe qoJs, by wbicb woter; by tbe Bivine
WisJom, moy WisJom purify tbis.

ya+ p%'vam%(n*r a(dhyeti | /,i'bhi(s sambh/'ta(gu(0 rasam1 |
sarva(gu() sa p&(tam a'.n%ti | sva(di(tam m%'ta(ri.va'n% ||
0ne wbo stuJies {onJ cbonts) tbese Povomoni verses; tbe essence of tbe knowleJqe qotbereJ by tbe
Risbis becomes purifieJ, be tben enjoys oll tbinqs moJe sweet by tbe toucb of tbe Hystic Iire.

p%(va(m%(n*r yo a(dhyeti | /,i'bhi(s sambh/'ta(gu(0 rasam1 |
tasmai( sara''''svat* duhe | k,*(ragu0 sa(rpir madh&'da(kam |
Wboever stuJies tbe verses, tbe essence of knowleJqe storeJ by tbe Soqes. Ior bim Sorosvoti {tbe
qoJJess of knowleJqe) pours fortb milk, butter, boney onJ woter.

p%(va(m%(nis sva(styaya'n*+ | su(dugh%( hi paya'svat*+ |
/,i'bhis sambh/'to rasa'+ | br%(hma(#e,v-a(m/tagu'0 hi(tam |
Yeo, for tbe purifyinq Cosmic WisJom, flows obunJontly, exuJinq tbe principle of life, brinqinq us weol,
spirituol substonce storeJ by tbe soqes, tbe nector of immortolity JepositeJ witb tbe Brobmins.

pa(va(m%(n*r di'.antu na+ | i(mam lo(kam atho' a(mum |
k%m%(n sama'rdhayantu na+ | de(v*r de(vai+ sa(m%bh/'t%+ ||
So moy tbe Hystic Iire bestow on us tbis worlJ onJ tbe next, onJ qrotify tbe Jesires of our beorts, so moy
oll tbe qoJJesses olonq witb tbe qoJs.

p%(va(m%(nis sva(styaya'n*+ | su(dugh%( hi gh/'ta(.cuta'+ |
/,i'bhis sambh/'to rasa'+ | br%(hma(#e,v-a(m/tagu'0 hi(tam |
Yeo, for tbe purifyinq Cosmic WisJom, flows obunJontly, exuJinq tbe principle of socrifice, brinqinq us
weol, spirituol substonce storeJ by tbe soqes, tbe nector of immortolity JepositeJ omonq tbe Brobmins,

yena' de(v%+ pa(vitre'#a | %(tm%na'm pu(nate( sad%1 |
tena' sa(hasra' dh%re#a | p%(va(m%(nya+ pu'nantu m% ||
Tbe purifyinq flooJ {of wisJom) wbereby tbe qoJs ever purify tbemselves, witb tbot WisJom in o tbousonJ
currents moy tbe Hystic Iire purify us.

pr%(j%(pa(tya0 pa(vitram1 | .a(tody%'magu) hira(#mayam1 |
tena' brahma( vido' va(yam | p&(tam brahma' pun*mahe |
Tbot wbicb is offereJ to tbe Creotor is pure; witb on bunJreJ precious efforts, moy we strive to become
Knowers-of-Brobmon, moy tbot Spirituol WisJom purify us. {S.v. Port ii, book S Eymn 8)


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indra's sun*(t* sa(ha m%' pun%tu | soma's sva(sty% va'ru#as sa(m*cy%1 |
ya(mo r%j%1 pram/(#%bhi'+ pun%tu m% | j%(tave'd% mo(rjaya'nty% pun%tu ||
Hoy lnJro {Tbe HinJ) purify me witb qooJ polity, Somo {tbe Hoon) witb beoltb, voruno {Tbe Cosmic
Witness) witb propriety, Yomo tbe kinq {tbe Principle of Bbormo) witb restroint; onJ Aqni {tbe Hystic
Iire) witb enerqy.


24. Rakoghna Sktam
ye de(v%+ pu'ra(+ sado(gni netr% rak,o(ha#a(s tena'+ p%ntu |
te no' vantu( tebhyo( nama(stebhya(+ sv%h%1 ||
Tbose Jevos tbot ore situoteJ in front of us; wbo ore leJ by Aqni, moy tbey protect us; moy tbey
be qrocious to us; solutotions to tbem; oll boil to tbem.

ye de(v%+ da'k,i#a( sado' yama netr% rak,o(ha#a(s tena'+ p%ntu |
te no' vantu( tebhyo( nama(stebhya(+ sv%h%1 ||
Tbose Jevos tbot ore situoteJ to tbe riqbt of us; wbo ore leJ by Yomo, tbot sloy tbe Jemons; moy tbey
protect us; moy tbey be qrocious to us; solutotions to tbem; oll boil to tbem.

ye de(v%+ pa.c%(t sada's savi(tra netr% rak,o(ha#a(s tena'+ p%ntu |
te no' vantu( tebhyo( nama(stebhya(+ sv%h%1 ||
Tbose Jevos tbot ore situoteJ bebinJ us; wbo ore leJ by Sovitor, tbot sloy tbe Jemons; moy tbey protect
us; moy tbey be qrocious to us; solutotions to tbem; oll boil to tbem.

ye de(v%+ u'ttara(s sado( varu'#a netr% rak,o(ha#a(s tena'+ p%ntu |
te no' vantu( tebhyo( nama(stebhya(+ sv%h%1 ||
Tbose Jevos tbot ore situoteJ to tbe left of us; wbo ore leJ by voruno, tbot sloy tbe Jemons; moy tbey
protect us; moy tbey be qrocious to us; solutotions to tbem; oll boil to tbem.

ye dev%+ u'pari(,ado( b/ha(spati' netr% rak,o(ha#a(s tena'+ p%ntu |
te no' vantu( tebhyo( nama(stebhya(+ sv%h%1 ||
Tbose Jevos tbot ore situoteJ obove us; wbo ore leJ by Brbospoti, tbot sloy tbe Jemons; moy
tbey protect us; moy tbey be qrocious to us; solutotions to tbem; oll boil to tbem.

a(gnaye' rak,o(ghne sv%h%1 | ya(m%ya' rak,o(ghne sv%h%1 | sa(vi(tre ra'k,o(ghne
sv%h%1 | varu'#%ya rak,o(ghne sv%h%1 | b/ha(spata'ye( rak,o(ghne sv%h%1 ||
All boil to Aqni tbe Jestroyer of Jemons. All boil to Yomo tbe Jestroyer of Jemons. All boil to
Sovitur tbe Jestroyer of Jemons. All boil to voruno tbe Jestroyer of Jemons. All boil to tbe Host
Worsbipful Brbospoti tbe Jestroyer of Jemons. TS. 1;8;7 c-e

ra(k,o(hano' valaga(hano' vai,#a(v%n ka'n%m*dha ma(hanta0 va'la(gam udhva'p%m


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i(yanna' sam%(no ya0 asa'm%no nica(k%n e(dha me' na( bhadra0 karomi( yo na's
sam%(no yo'sa'm%no'rath*(yati' g%ya(tre#a( canda(s% 'va'bh%$o vala(ga+ ki0 atra'
bha(dran tannau' sa(ha vi(r%$a'si sapatna(h% sa(mr%$a'si bhr%t/vya(h% sva(r%$a'sya
bhim%thi(h% vi'.va(r%$a'si vi.v%'s%n n%(,t/%nagu) ha(nt% ||
l Jiq tbose wbicb ore of visbnu, wbicb sloy tbe forces of Cboos, wbicb neutrolize tbe spell. Eere Jo l cost
out tbe spell wbicb on equol or unequol bos burieJ oqoinst us. Eere Jo l overtbrow bim wbo equol or
unequol is ill-JisposeJ to us. Tbe spell is overcome witb tbe qoyotri verse. Wbot is bere? 6ooJ. let it be
ours. You ore tbe Ruler {viroj,) sloyinq our rivols, You ore tbe Ruler of oll {Somroj) sloyinq our foes; you
ore tbe Self-ruler {Svoroj), sloyinq our enemies; you ore tbe Ruler of tbe entire 0niverse {visbvoroj)
sloyer of oll Jestructive forces.

ra(k,o(hano' valaga(hana+ prok,%'mi vai,#a(v%n ra'k,o(hano' valaga(hano 'va'ny%mi
vai,#a(v%n yavo''si yava yasmad dve,o' ya( vay% r%'th* rak,ohano' valagahano
'vastrun%mi vai,#a(v%n ra'k,o(hano' valaga(hano'bhiju'homi vai,#a(v%n
ra'k,o(hanau( valaga(han%v-upa'dad%mi vai,#av* ra'k,o(hanau' pari'str#%mi
vai,#a(v* ra'k,o(hanau' valaga(hanau' vai,#a(v* b/(hannasi b/hat gr%v% b/(hatim
indr%'ya( v%ca'0 vada ||
l sprinkle tbose wbicb ore of visbnu; wbicb sloy tbe forces of Cboos, wbicb neutrolize tbe spell .l pour
Jown tbose wbicb ore of visbnu; wbicb sloy tbe forces of Jisbormony, wbicb neutrolize tbe spell. You ore
borley; bor from us foes, bor evil spirits. l bestrew tbose wbicb ore of visbnu; wbicb sloy tbe neqotive
influences, wbicb neutrolize tbe spell . l pour tbe libotion over tbose wbicb ore of visbnu; wbicb sloy tbe
forces of Jisbormony, wbicb neutrolize tbe spell. l surrounJ tbe two wbicb ore of visbnu. wbicb sloy tbe
forces of Jisbormony, wbicb neutrolize tbe spell. l bestrew tbe two wbicb ore of visbnu., wbicb sloy tbe
forces of Jisbormony onJ neutrolize tbe spell. Tbe two wbicb ore of visbnu wbicb sloy tbe forces of
Jisbormony onJ neutrolize tbe spell. You ore qreot, witb o qreot pressinq stone; coll fortb lnJro witb o
qreot voice! .9$:$"5;56$8

25. Svasti Sukta
(RV 5:51:11 15)
sva(sti no' mim*t%m a(.vin%( bhaga'+ sva(sti de(vyadi'tir ana(rva#a'+ |
sva(sti p&(,% asu'ro dadh%tu na+ sva(sti dy%v%1 p/thiv* su'ce(tun%1 ||
Hoy Bboqo onJ tbe Asvins qront us beoltb onJ weoltb, onJ 6oJJess AJiti onJ be wbom none resist.
Tbe Asuro Puson qront us oll prosperity, onJ Eeoven onJ Fortb most wise qront us boppiness.
sva(staye' v%(yum upa'brav%mahai( somagu) sva(sti bhuva'nasya( yaspati'+ |
b/ha(spatigu) sarva ga#agu') sva(staye' sva(staya' %di(ty%so' bhavantu na+ ||
let us solicit voyu for prosperity, onJ Somo wbo is lorJ of oll tbe worlJ for weol;
Ior weol Brbospoti witb oll bis compony. Hoy tbe AJityos brinq us beoltb onJ boppiness.
vi.ve' de(v% no' a(dy% sva(staye' vai.v%na(ro vasu'ra(gnis sva(staye1 |


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de(v% a'vantv/(bhava's sva(staye' sva(sti no' ru(dra+ p%(tvagu) ha'sa+ ||
Eelp us tbe Rbbus, tbe Bivine 0nes, for our qooJ. Hoy RuJro bless onJ keep us from colomity.
sva(sti mi'tr% varu#% sva(sti pa'thye revati |
sva(sti na indra'.c%(gni.ca' sva(sti no' adite k/dhi ||
Prosper us, Hitro, voruno. 0 weoltby Potbyo, prosper us.
lnJro onJ Aqni, prosper us; prosper us you, 0 AJiti.
sva(sti panth%(m anu'carema s&ry% candra(mas%'viva |
puna(rdada(t% ghna't% j%na(t% sa0 ga'memahi ||
like Sun onJ Hoon moy we pursue in full prosperity our potb,
AnJ meet witb one wbo qives oqoin, -wbo knows us well onJ sloys us not.


26. Sarpa Suktam
namo' 'stu sa(rpebhyo( ye ke ca' p/thi(v*m anu' |
ye a(ntari'k,e( ye di(vi tebhya's sa(rpebhyo( nama'+ || 1 ||
Eomoqe to tbe Jroqons wbicb ore on tbe eortb, tbe Jroqons in tbe otmospbere onJ in tbe sky to
tbose oJversories bomoqe.

ye' vo ro'ca(ne di(vo ye v%( s&rya'sya ra(.mi,u' |
ye,%'0 a(psu sada'sk/(ta0 tebhya's sa(rpebhyo( nama'+ || 2 ||
Tbose tbot ore in tbe voult of tbe sky, or tbose tbot ore in tbe roys of tbe Sun, tbose wbose seot is
moJe in tbe woters; to tbose Jroqons obeisonce.

ye i,a'vo y%tu(dh%n%'n%(0 ye v%( vana(spat*(gu) ra#u' |
ye v%' va(te,u( .era'te( tebhya's sa(rpebhyo( nama'+ ||
Tbose tbot ore tbe missiles of sorcerers, of tbose tbot ore omonq tbe trees, or tbose tbot lie in tbe
wells; to tbose oJversories obeisonce. TS. 4;2;8q


27. Vstu Sktam
(Rik Veda 7;54;1-3 & 55;1)
v%sto1,pate( prati' j%n*hy%(sm%n sv%'ve(.o a'nam*(vo bha'v% na+ |
yatvema'he prati( tanno' ju,asva( .a0 no' edhi dvi(pade( .a0 catu',pade ||
AcknowleJqe us 0 6uorJion Spirit of tbe bomesteoJ: brinq no Jiseose, onJ qive us boppy
entronce. 6ront us tbot wbicb we seek of you, onJ prosper our bipeJs onJ quoJrupeJs.



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v%sto1,pate .a(gmay%1sagu) sad%' te sak,*(mahi' ra#vay%1 g%tu(maty%1 |
%(vaha k,eme1 u(ta yoge( va'ra0 no y&(ya0 p%'ta sva(stibhi(s sad%' na+ ||
Tbrouqb your Jeor fellowsbip tbot brinqs welfore, moy we be victorious, 0 6uorJion of tbe Bwellinq!
Protect our boppiness in rest onJ lobour. Preserve us evermore witb blessinqs.

v%sto1,pate pra(tara'#o edhi gobhi(r a.ve'bhirindo |
a(jar%'sas te sa(khye sy%'ma pi(teva' pu(tr%n prati' no ju,asva ||
Protector of tbe bome, be our promoter; increose our weoltb in cottle onJ steeJs. 0 lnJu.
Hoy we be ever-youtbful in your frienJsbip; be pleoseJ in us os in bis sons o fotber.

am*vah% v%,to1,pata( vi.v%1 r&(p%#y%'vi(.an | sakh%1 su(.eva' edhi na+ ||
0 6uorJion of tbe EomesteoJ wbo Jestroys oll Jiseose onJ monifests in monifolJ forms, be on
ouspicious frienJ to us.

28. Sanysa Sktam
na karma'#% na pra(jay%( dhane'na( ty%ge'naike am/ta(tvam %'nu(.a+ |
pare'#a( n%ka(0 nihi'ta(0 guh%'y%0 bi(bhr%ja'te( yadyata'yo vi(.anti' ||
Not by work, not by proqeny, not by weoltb, tbey bove ottoineJ immortolity. lt is by renunciotion {of tbe
fruits of oction) olone tbot immortolity is ottoineJ. Tbot wbicb tbe bermits ottoin is loiJ beyonJ tbe
beovens; yet it sbines brilliontly in tbe purifieJ beort.

ve(d%(nta( vi(j%na( vini'.cit%(rth%s sa0ny%'sa yo(g%dyata'ya. .uddha(-sattv%1+ |
te bra'hma-lo(ke tu( par%1nta-k%le( par%'m/t%(t pari'mucyanti( sarve1 ||
All tbose ospironts wbo strive for self-control, wbo bove riqrously orriveJ ot tbe conclusion touqbt by tbe
veJonto tbrouqb Jirect knowleJqe, onJ wbo bove ottoineJ purity of minJ tbrouqb tbe proctice of tbe
Jiscipline of yoqo onJ steoJfostness in tbe knowleJqe of Brobmon preceJeJ by renunciotion, qet
tbemselves releoseJ into tbe reqion of brobmon ot tbe Jissolution of tbeir finol boJy.

da(hra(0 vi(p%(pa0 pa(rame1.mabh&ta() yat pu'#$ar*(ka0 pu(ram adhyasa(gu(ss
stham | ta(tr%(pi( da(hra0 ga(gana'0 vi.oka(s tasmi'n yada(ntas tad up%'sita(vyam|

ln tbe citoJel of tbe boJy tbere is tbe smoll sinless onJ pure lotus of tbe beort wbicb is tbe resiJence of tbe
Supreme Person. Iurtber in tbe interior of tbis smoll oreo tbere is tbe sorrowless etber. Tbis is to be
meJitoteJ upon continuolly.

yo ved%dau sva'ra+ pro(kto( ve(d%nte' ca pra(ti,-hi'ta+ |
tasya' pra(k/ti l*na(sya( ya(+ para's sa ma(he.va'ra+ ||

Ee is tbe Supreme lorJ wbo tronscenJs tbe sylloble 0m wbicb is uttereJ ot tbe commencement of tbe
recitol of tbe veJos, wbicb is well estoblisbeJ in tbe 0ponisboJs onJ wbicb olone remoins ofter tbe finol
Jissolution.



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29. Yama Sktam
pa(re(yi(v%gu)sa'0 pra(vato' ma(h*ranu' ba(hubhya(+ panth%1m
anupaspa.%(nam | va(iva(sva(tagu) sa(2gama'na(0 jan%1n%0 ya(magu)
r%j%'nagu) ha(vi,%1 duvasya ||

1. 0ffer oblotions to Yomo tbe son of vivosvont tbe Knower, wbo wos tbe first to poss owoy
olonq miqbty steeps onJ bos founJeJ tbe potb for tbe mony [wbo follow].

ya(mo no' g%(tu) pra'tha(mo vi'veda( nai,% gavy&1ti(r-apabharta(v% u' |
yatr%1 na(+ p&rve' pi(tara'+ pare(yur-e(n% ja'j%(n%+ pa(thy%( 3'('nusv%+ || 2 ||

2. Yomo bos founJ out tbe woy for us; tbis posture is not to be token owoy. Wbitber our
Ancestors bove posseJ owoy, tbitber tbose wbo bove been born since - eocb olonq tbeir own
potb.

m%ta'l* ka(vyair ya(mo a2gi'robhi(r b/ha(spati(r /kva'bhir %v/dh%(na+ |
y%ga..ca' de(v% v%1 v/(dhuryo ca' de(v%n sv%h%(nye sva(dhay%(nye ma'danti ||3 ||
S. Hotoli bovinq qrown stronq witb Kovyos, Yomo witb tbe Anqiroses, Brbospoti witb tbe
Rkvons, wbom tbe qoJs bove nourisbeJ onJ wbo bove nourisbeJ tbe qoJs, some rejoice in tbe
montro " Svobo", otbers in tbe offerinq to tbe JeoJ.

i(mam ya'ma prasta(ram% hi s*d%2gi'robhi+ pi(t/bhi'+ sa0vid%(na+ |
% tv%( mantr%1+ kavi.a(st% va'hantve(n% r%1jan ha(vi,%1 m%dayasva || 4 ||
4. 0pon tbis strewn qross 0 Yomo proy be seoteJ, joininq tbe Anqiroses, tbe Ancestors. let tbe
montros reveoleJ by tbe seers brinq you bere. Bo tbou 0 Kinq rejoice in tbis oblotion.
a2gi'robhi(r %ga'hi ya(jiye'bhi(r yama vair&(pair i(ha m%'dayasva |
viva'svantagu) huve( ya+ pi(t% te('smin ya(je ba(rhi,y% ni(,adya' || 5 ||
S. Come bere witb tbe oJoroble Anqiroses; 0 Yomo, olonq witb tbe sons of virupo rejoice bere.
l lnvoke vivosvont wbo is your fotber, let bim too rejoice bovinq sot bimself Jown on tbe strew
ot tbis socrifice.

a2gi'raso na+ pi(taro( nava'gv%( atha'rv%#o( bh/ga'vas so(my%sa'+ |
te,%10 va(yagu0 su'ma(tau ya(jiy%'n%(m api' bha(dre sau'mana(se sy%'ma || 6 ||
6. Tbe Anqiroses ore our oncestors, os ore tbe Atborvons onJ tbe Somo-lovinq Bbrqus; we
Jesire to obiJe in tbe fovour onJ tbe qooJ qroces of tbose oJoroble ones.

prehi( prehi' pa(thibhi'+ p&(rvyebhi(r yatr%1+ na(+ p&rve( pi(tara'+ pare(yu+ |
u(bh% r%j%'n% sva(dhay%( mada'nt% ya(ma0 pa'.yasi( varu'#a0 ca de(vam || 7 ||
7. 6o fortb! 6o fortb! by tbose oncient potbs on wbicb our fotbers of olJ posseJ owoy. You
sboll see botb kinqs rejoicinq in tbe offerinq to tbe JeoJ; Yomo onJ voruno tbe qoJ.
sa0 ga'cchasva pi(t/bhi(s sa0 ya(mene',-%-p&(rtena' para(me vyo'man |
hi(tv%y%1vadya0 puna(ras ta(mehi( sa0 ga'cchasva ta(nv%1 su(varc%1+ || 8 ||
8. 0nite witb tbe mones, unite witb Yomo, enjoy tbe reworJ of your socrifices onJ qooJ JeeJs in
tbe biqbest beoven. leovinq tbe qross pbysicol boJy bebinJ qo bock to your spirituol bome;
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ape'ta v*'ta( vica' sarpa(t%to('sm% e(ta0 pi(taro' lo(kam a'kran |
aho'bhir a(dbhir a(ktubhi(r vya'ktam yamo da'd%ty-ava(s%nam asmai+ || 9 ||
9. Beqone! 0 troublesome elementols, Jisperse! slink off from bere! for bim tbe fotbers bove
preporeJ tbis ploce. Yomo qives bim o restinq-ploce JistinquisbeJ by Joys onJ woters onJ by
niqbts.

ati' drava s%rame(yau .v%nau1 catur-a(k,au .abalau1 s%dhun%1 pa(th% |
ath%' pi(t/n su'vi(datr%(gu) upe'hi ya(mena( ye sa'dha(m%da(0 mada'nti || 10 ||
10. Run by o qooJ potb post tbe two eyeJ sons of Soromo, tbe four-eyeJ brinJleJ quorJ-Joqs;
tben opproocb tbe bountiful mones wbo rejoice ot tbe some feost os Yomo.

yau te( .v%nau1 yama rak,i(t%rau1 catur-a(k,au pa'thi(-rak,*' n/(cak,a'sau |
t%bhy%1m ena(0 pari'-dehi r%jan sva(sti c%1sm% anam*(va ca' dhehi || 11 ||

11. 6ive bis possoqe post tbose two four-eyeJ Joqs tbot quorJ tbe potb onJ observe tbe octions
of monkinJ; bestow on bim weoltb 0 Kinq, well-beinq onJ beoltb too bestow.

u(r&1#a( s%va' su(t/p%1 udamba(lau ya(masya' d&(tau ca'rato( jan%(gu) anu' |
t%v a(smabhya'0 d/(.aye( s&ry%'ya( puna'r d%t%(m asu'ma(dyeha bha(dram || 12 ||

12. BrooJ-noseJ onJ tokers-of-life tbese two Joqs, messenqers of Yomo wonJer omonq
monkinJ; moy tbese two qive us bock bere to-Joy ouspicious life tbot we moy see tbe sun.

ya(m%ya( somagu') sunuta ya(m%ya' juhut% havi+ |
ya(magu) ha' ya(jo ga'cchaty-a(gni-d&'to a'ra2k/ta+ || 13 ||

1S. Ior Yomo extroct tbe somo juice, to Yomo offer tbe oblotion into tbe socreJ fire; to Yomo
qoes tbis socrifice well-preporeJ witb Aqni os it's messenqer.

ya(m%ya' gh/(tava'd ha(vir ju(hota( pra ca' ti,-hat |
sano' de(ve,v% ya'mad d*(rgham %yu(+ pra j*(vase1 || 14 ||

14. To Yomo offer tbe oblotions sookeJ in qbee, onJ step fortb; moy be quiJe us to tbe Sbininq
0nes tbot we moy live o lonq life.

ya(m%ya' madhu'matama(gu) r%je' ha(vya0 ju'hotana |
ida'0 nama( /,i'bhya+ p&rva(jebhya(+ p&rve'bhya+ pathi(-k/dbhya'+ || 15 ||

1S. To Yomo tbe Kinq offer tbe sweet oblotion, We poy our obeisonce to tbe oncient seers wbo
touqbt us of tbe potb.

tri-ka'drukebhi+ patati( ,a4u(r-v*reka(m idb/(hat |
tri(,-ub g%'ya(tr* chand%gu')si( sarv%( t% ya(ma %hi't% || 16 ||

16. Tbe oblotion flies tbrouqb tbe tbree somo vessels, tbe six reolms, tbe one qreot worlJ,
trovels by meons of tbe tristubb, qoyotri onJ tbe otber metres, onJ tben finolly reocbes Yomo.
Rik Veda X;14


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30. Trisupara Mantri
brahma'm etu( m%m | madhu'm etu( m%m |
brahmam e(va madhumetu( m%m |
y%ste' soma pra(j% va(thso'bhi( so a(ham |
du,va'pna(han du'(ru,,aha |
y%ste' soma pr%(#%gass st%-ju'homi |
Hoy tbe Supreme reocb me. Hoy tbe blissful reocb me. Hoy tbe Supreme olone tbot is blissful reocb
me. 0 lorJ, beinq one omonq your creotures l om your cbilJ. Suppress tbe Jreory Jreom of empiricol
existence tbot l experience. Ior tbot l offer myself os on oblotion into You. 0 lorJ, tbe vitol onJ mentol
powers you bove kept in me.
trisu'par#a(m ay%'cita0 br%hma(#%ya' dady%t |
bra(hma(ha(ty%0 v% e(te ghna'nti |
ye br%1hm(a#%s trisu'par#a(0 pa-ha'nti |
te soma(0 pr%pnu'vanti | %(sa(ha(sr%t pa(2kti puna'nti | o0 ||
0ne moy import tbe Trisuporno to o brobmono unsoliciteJ. Tbose brobmonos wbo recite tbe
Trisuporno inJeeJ Jestroy even tbe sin of brobminiciJe. Tbey ottoin to tbe fruit of tbe performonce of
tbe Somo socrifice. Tbey purify oll tbose wbo sit in o row of o tbousonJ {wbile ot Jinner) onJ ottoin
union witb tbe Absolute.
brahma' me(dhay%1 | madhu' me(dhay%1 |
brahma'm e(va ma'dhu me(dhay%1 |
Tbot Brobmon is ottoineJ tbrouqb tbe power of intelliqence. Tbot Bliss is ottoineJ tbrouqb tbe power
of intelliqence. Tbe Bliss wbicb is inJeeJ Brobmon is ottoineJ tbrouqb tbe power of intelliqence.
a(dy% no' deva savita+ pra(j%va'ts%v*(+ saubha'gam |
par%' du(+,vapniyagu') suva ||
vi.v%'ni deva savitar duri(t%ni( par%' suva |
yad bha(dra0 tanna( % su'va || (R.V. 5:82:4-5)
SenJ us tbis Joy 0 Sovitor, prosperity witb proqeny, Jrive from us tbe niqbtmore. 0 6oJ Sovitor, Jrive
owoy from us oll sorrows onJ misfortune, onJ senJ us oll tbot is for our qooJ.
madhu(v%t%' /t%ya(te madhu' k,aranti( sindha'va+ |
m%dhv*rnas-sa(ntvo,a'dh*+ ||
madhu( nakta'0 u(to,asi( madhu'ma(t p%rthi'va(gu0 raja'+ |
madhu( dyaur a'stu nah pi(t% ||
madhu' m%nno( vana(spati(r madhu'm%gu0 astu( s&rya'+ |
m%dhv*(r g%vo' bhavantu || RV.1.90.6 TS.4.2.9.7
To tbe pious tbe winJs blow sweet, tbe streoms ore sweet; be sweet to us tbe plonts.
Sweet is tbe niqbt, onJ sweet ot Jown tbe oir of tbe eortb, sweet be tbe sky our fotber.
Sweet to us be tbe lorJ of tbe forest, sweet tbe sun, sweet be tbe cows to us.


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ya i(ma0 trisu'par#a(m ay%'cita0 br%hma(#%ya' dady%t |
bhru(#a(ha(ty%0 v% e(te ghna'nti |
ye br%1hma(#%s trisu'par#a(0 pa-ha'nti |
te soma(0 pr%pnu'vanti | %(sa(ha(sr%t pa(2kti puna'nti | o0 ||
0ne moy import tbe Trisuporno to o brobmono unsoliciteJ. Tbose brobmonos wbo recite tbe
Trisuporno inJeeJ Jestroy even tbe sin of feticiJe. Tbey ottoin to tbe fruit of tbe performonce of tbe
Somo socrifice. Tbey purify oll tbose wbo sit in o row of o tbousonJ {wbile ot Jinner) onJ ottoin union
witb tbe Absolute.
brahma me(dhav%1 | madhu me(dhav%1 |
brahma'm e(va madhu' me(dhav%1 |
Tbot Brobmon is ottoineJ by one wbo bos been preporeJ tbrouqb tbe performonce of socrifice. Tbot
Bliss is ottoineJ by one wbo bos been preporeJ tbrouqb tbe performonce of socrifice. . Tbe Bliss wbicb
is inJeeJ Brobmon is ottoineJ by one wbo bos been preporeJ tbrouqb tbe performonce of socrifice.
bra(hm% de(v%n%1) pada(v*+ ka'v*(n%m /,i(r vipr%'#%) mahi(,o m/(g%#%1m |
.ye(no g/dhr%'#%(gm svadhi'ti(r van%'n%(gm( soma'+ pa(vitra(m atye'ti( rebhan' |
Brobmo of tbe qoJs, leoJer of poets, Soqe of seers, bull of wilJ beosts. Foqle of vultures, oxe of tbe
forests, Somo qoes over tbe seive sinqinq. {Toittiriyo Sombito S;4;11J)
ha(gu).a. .u'ci,ad vasu'r antari(k,asad hot%' vedi(,ad ati'thir duro#a(sat |
n/(,ad va'ra(sad /'ta(sad vyo'ma(sad a(bj% go(j% /'ta(j% a'dri(j% /(ta0 b/(hat ||
Tbot wbicb is tbe sun in tbe cleor sky, is tbe vsu {oir tbot moves) in tbe miJ-reqion, is tbe fire tbot
Jwells in tbe oltor, onJ in tbe Jomestic beortb os tbe quest, is tbe fire tbot sbines in bumons onJ in tbe
qoJs, os tbe Self, is tbe fire tbot is consecroteJ in socrifice, is Jwellinq in tbe sky os oir, is born in tbe
oceon os tbe submorine beot, is born in tbe roys of tbe sun, is tbe fire tbot is Jirectly seen os tbe
luminory, onJ is born on tbe mountoin os tbe risinq sun tbot is tbe Supreme Trutb, tbe Reolity
unJerlyinq oll.
/(ce tv%' ru(ce tv%( samit sra'vanti sa(rito( na dhen%1+ |
a(ntar h/(d% mana's% p&(yam%'n%+ | gh(/tasya( dh%r%' a(bhic%'ka.*mi |
l pile fuel on tbe consecroteJ fire witb o view to oquire tbe veJos necessory for your worsbip,
meJitotinq on you in tbe form of tbe RiqveJo. Tbe unbroken flow of qbee offereJ into tbe socreJ fire
flow like rivers. By tbis l kinJle tbe splenJour of tbe boly fire.
hi(ra(#yayo' veta(so madhya' %s%m | tasmin1th supa(r#o ma'dhu(k/t ku'l%(y*
bhaja'nn%ste( madhu' de(vat%1bhya+ | tasy%'sate( hara'yas sa(pta t*re1 sva(dh%m
duh%'n% a(m/ta'sya( dh%r%1m ||
ln tbe obovoniyo fire, omiJst tbose streoms of qbee beinq obloteJ, obiJes tbe ricb onJ splenJiJ Suprem
Beinq moqnifieJ by tbe Trisuporno, wbo Jwells in tbe nest of tbe boJies of creoteJ beinqs, wbo confers
bliss on beinqs occorJinq to tbeir merit, wbo sbores tbe ombrosiol oblotions witb tbe qoJs. Close to
Eim ore seoteJ tbe 7 soqes wbo Jestroy sins continuously purinq sweet oblotions for tbe qoJs.
ya i(da0 trisu'par#a(m ay%'cita0 br%hma(#%ya' dady%t |
v*(ra(ha(ty%0 v% e(te ghna'nti | ye br%1hma(#%s trisu'par#a(0 pa-ha'nti |


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te soma(0 pr%pnu'vanti |
%(sa(ha(sr%t pa(2kti puna'nti | o0 ||
0ne moy import tbe Trisuporno to o brobmono unsoliciteJ. Tbose brobmonos wbo recite tbe
Trisuporno inJeeJ Jestroy even tbe sin of murJerinq o bero {protector). Tbey ottoin to tbe fruit of tbe
performonce of tbe Somo socrifice. Tbey purify oll tbose wbo sit in o row of o tbousonJ {wbile ot
Jinner) onJ ottoin union witb tbe Absolute.


31. nti Mantri
.an-no' mi(tra .a0 varu'#a+ | .an-no' bhavatvarya(m% | .an- na( indro(
b/ha(spati'+ | .an-no( vi,#u'r-urukra(ma+ | namo( brahma'#e | nama'ste v%yo |
tvam e(va pra(tyak,a(0 brahm%'si | tvam e(va pra(tyak,a(0 brahma' vadi,y%mi |
/(ta0 va'di,y%mi | sa(tyam va'di,y%mi | tan-m%m a'vatu | tad va(kt%'ra0 avatu |
ava'tu( m%m | ava'tu va(kt%ram1 || o0 .%nti(+ .%nti(+ .%nti'+ ||
Hoy Hitro {tbe sun wbo controls tbe Prono) qront us peoce; moy voruno {tbe lorJ of tbe niqbt onJ
controller of tbe Apono) qront peoce to us; moy Aryomon, {tbe Principle of cbivolry) be propitious to us;
moy lnJro {tbe cosmic minJ) onJ Bribospoti {tbe principle of wisJom) qront us peoce; moy visbnu of
qreot striJes, {tbe Supreme omnipresent 6oJbeoJ) be propitious to us solutotions to you Brobmon {Tbe
Absolute reolity), onJ solutotions to voyu {tbe life-force of tbe universe). You olone ore tbe perceptible
Brobmon, You olone l sboll procloim to be tbe perceptible 6oJbeoJ, l sboll speok of tbe Riqbt; l sboll
speok of tbe Trutb; Hoy tbot {teocbinq) protect me onJ olso tbe preceptor. let tbot protect us botb, tbe
touqbt onJ tbe teocber. 0m, let tbere be peoce oll pervoJinq.

.an-no' mi(tra .a0 varu'#a+ | .an-no' bhavatvarya(m% | .an- na( indro(
b/ha(spati'+ | .an-no( vi,#u'r-urukra(ma+ | namo( brahma'#e | nama'ste v%yo |
tvam e(va pra(tyak,a(0 brahm%'si tvam e(va pra(tyak,a(0 brahm%' av%di,am |
/(tam-a'v%di,am | sa(tyam a'v%di,am | tan-m%m-%'v*t | tad va(kt%ra'm-%v*t | %v*(n
m%m | %v*d-va(kt%ram1 || o0 .%nti(+ .%nti(+ .%nti'+ ||
Hoy Hitro {tbe sun wbo controls tbe Prono) qront us peoce; moy voruno {tbe lorJ of tbe niqbt onJ
controller of tbe Apono) qront peoce to us; moy Aryomon, {tbe Principle of cbivolry) be propitious to us;
moy lnJro {tbe cosmic minJ) onJ Bribospoti {tbe principle of wisJom) qront us peoce; moy visbnu of
qreot striJes, {tbe Supreme omnipresent 6oJbeoJ) be propitious to us. Solutotions to you Brobmon {Tbe
Absolute reolity), onJ solutotions to voyu {tbe life-force of tbe universe). You olone ore tbe perceptible
Brobmon. You olone l procloimeJ to be tbe perceptible 6oJbeoJ, l spoke of tbe Riqbt; l spoke of tbe
Trutb: tbot {teocbinq) protecteJ me onJ olso tbe preceptor. Tbot protecteJ us botb, tbe touqbt onJ tbe
teocber. 0m, let tbere be peoce oll pervoJinq.

sa(ha-n%'vavatu | sa(ha nau' bhunaktu | sa(ha v*(rya'0 karav%vahai | te(ja(svi-
n%(vadh*'tam astu( m% vi'dvi,%(vaha1i || o0 .%nti(+ .%nti(+ .%nti'+ ||
Hoy Brobmon protect us botb toqetber, Hoy be nourisb us botb toqetber. Hoy we botb work toqetber
witb qreot enerqy. Hoy our stuJy be viqorous onJ effective. Hoy we never bote eocb otber. Hoy peoce
pbysicol, mentol onJ spirituol be on us forever.



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namo' v%(ce y% co'di(t% y% c%nu'dit%( tasyai v%(ce namo( namo' v%(ce namo' v%(cas-
pata'ye( nama( /,i'bhyo mantra(-k/dbhyo( mantra' patibhyo( m% m%m-/,a'yo
mantra(-k/to' mantra(-pata'ya(+ par%'du(rm%'ham/,*1n mantra( -k/to' mantra(-pat*(n
par%'d%0 vai.va-de(v*0 v%ca'm udy%sagu) .i(v%mada'st%() ju,-h%1) de(vebhya(.
.arma' me( dyau. .arma' p/thi(v* .arma( vi.va'0 i(da) jaga't | .arma' ca(ndra.ca
s&rya'.ca .arma' brahma praj%pa(t* | bh&(ta) va'di,ye( bhuva'na) vadi,ye( tejo'
vadi,ye( ya.o' vadi,ye( tapo' vadi,ye( brahma' vadi,ye sa(tya0 va'di,ye( tasm%'
a(ham i(da0 u'pa(stara'#a(m upa'st/#a upa(stara'#a0 me pra(j%yai pa.&(n%0
bh&'y%d upa(stara'#a0 a(ham pra(j%yai pa.&n%0 bh&'y%sa(0 pr%#%'p%nau
m/tyor-m%'-p%ta(0 pr%#%'p%nau( m% m%' h%si,-ha(0 madhu' mani,ye( madhu'
jani,ye( madhu' vak,y%mi( madhu' vadi,y%mi( madhu'mati0 de(vebhyo( v%ca'm-
udy%sagu) .u.r&,e#y%10 manu(,ye1bhya(sta0 m%' de(v% a'vantu .o(bh%yai
pi(taro'nu'madantu || o0 .%nti(+ .%nti(+ .%nti'+ ||

taccha(0yo r%v/'#*mahe | g%(tu0 ya(j%ya' | g%(tu0 ya(ja-pa'taye | dai(v*1 sva(stir
a'stu na+ | sva(stir m%nu',ebhya+ | &(rdhva0 ji'g%tu bhe,a(jam | .anno' astu
dvi(pade1 | .a0 catu',pade ||
We worsbip tbe Supreme Beinq for tbe welfore of oll. Hoy we be free from oll miseries onJ sbortcominqs
so tbot we moy olwoys cbont in tbe socrifices onJ for tbe lorJ of Socrifices. Hoy tbe meJicinol berbs
qrow in potency, so tbot Jiseoses con be cureJ effectively. Hoy tbe Jevos qront us peoce. Hoy oll bumon
beinqs be boppy, moy oll tbe birJs onJ tbe beosts olso be boppy. 0m Peoce Peoce Peoce.

namo' brahma'#e( namo' stva(gnaye( nama'+ p/thi(vyai nama( au,a'dh*bhya+ |
namo' v%(ce namo' v%(cas-pa'taye( namo( vi,#a've b/ha(te ka'romi || om .%nti+ x 3 ||
l poy my obeisonce to Brobmo {Tbe veJos) onJ to you 0 Aqni {Iire of WisJom), to tbe Fortb {my
Support) onJ to tbe Eerbs {tbot nourisb me). Solutotions to Speecb onJ tbe lorJ of Speecb, solutotions to
visbnu {tbe omnipresent Trutb), tbis l Jo for tbe SocreJ veJos. 0m Peoce Peoce Peoce.

.a0 no( v%ta'+ pavat%0 m%ta(ri.v%( .a0 na's-tapatu( s&rya'h |
ah%'ni( .a0 bha'vatu na(..agu0 r%tri(+ prati'dh*yat%m |
.amu(,%no( vyu'cchatu( .am %'di(tya ude'tu na+ |
.i(v% na(.-.anta'm% bhava sum/$*(k% sara'svati |
m% te( vyo'ma sa(nd/.i' | i$%'yai(v%stva'si v%stu mad%1stu manto bh&y%sma( m%
v%sto1.-cchithsmahya v%(stus-sa bh&'y%(d yo'sm%n dve,-i( ya0 ca' va(ya0


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dvi(,ma+ |
pra(ti(,-h%si' prati(,-h%va'nto bh&y%sma( m% pra'ti(,-h%y%1 chithsmahya prati(,-has
sa bh&'y%(d yo1'sm%n dve,-i( ya0 ca' va(yam dvi(,ma+ | %v%'tav%hi bhe,a(ja0
viv%'ta v%hi( yadrapa'+ | tvagu0 hi vi(.vabhe',ajo de(v%n%10 d&(ta *ya'se |
dv%vi(mau v%tau v%ta( %sindho(r% pa'r%(vata'+ ||
dak,a'0 me a(nya %(v%tu par%(nyo v%'tu( yad-rapa'+ | yadato v%ta te g/he'm/tasya
nidhir hita+ | tato no dehi j*vase tato no dhehi bhe,ajam | tato no maha
%vaha v%ta %v%tu bhe,ajam |
%po( hi,-ho ma'yo( bhuva(+ | t% na' &(rje da'dh%tana | ma(he ra#%'ya( cak,a'te | yo
va'.-.i(vata'mo( rasa(+ | tasya' bh%jayate(ha na+ | u(.a(t*r-i'va m%(tara+ | tasm%(
ara'2ga m%ma va+ | yasya( k,ay%'ya( jinva'tha | %po' ja(naya'th% ca na+ |
0 Woters! you ore beneficent, so qront to us nourisbment tbot we moy bebolJ qreot Jeliqbt. 6ront us o
sbore in tbot qreot bliss tbot you possess, like Hotbers in tbeir tenJer solicitous love. To you we come
qloJly for Eim, to wbose oboJe you leoJ us on. Hoke us pure tbrouqb wisJom onJ qront us to be reborn
witb splenJour.
p/(thi(v* .%(nt% s%gnin%' .%(nt% s%me' .%(nt% .ucagu0 .amayatu | a(ntari'k,agu0
.%(nta0 tad v%(yun%' .%(nta0 tanme' .%(ntagu0 .ucagu'0 .amayatu | dyau.-
.%(nt% s%di(tyena' .%(nt% s% me .%(nt% .ucagu'0 .amayatu |
Tbe eortb is peoceful, toqetber witb fire it is peoceful, moy l obtoin tbot tronquillity onJ purity of minJ.
Tbe otmospberic reqion is peoceful, toqetber witb winJ it is peoceful, moy l obtoin tbot tronquillity onJ
purity of minJ. Tbe spoce is peoceful, toqetber witb tbe Sun it is peoceful, moy l obtoin tbot tronquillity
onJ purity of minJ.

p/(thi(v* .%nti'r-a(ntari'k,a(gu() .%nti( dyau.-.%nti(r di.a(.-.%nti'r av%ntara di( .%.-
.%nti'r a(gni.-.%nti'r v%(yu.-.%nti'r %di(tya.-.%nti'.-ca(ndram%(.-.%nti(r-nak,a'tr%#i(
.%nti(r-%pa(.-.%nti( ro,a'dhaya(. .%nti(r vana(s-pata'ya(. .%nti(r gau. .%nti'r a(j% .%nti(r
a.va(. .%nti(+ puru',a(. .%nti(r brahma( .%nti'r br%hma(#a. .%nti(. .%nti'r e(va .%nti(.
.%nti'r me astu( .%nti'+ | tay%(hagu) .%(nty% sa'rv% .%(nty% mahya'0 dvi(pade(
catu',pade ca( .%nti'0 karomi .%nti'r me astu( .%nti'+ |
Peoce be to tbe eortb; peoce to tbe otmospbere; peoce to tbe sky; peoce to tbe corJinol Jirections onJ to
tbe intermeJiote Jirections; peoce to tbe fire; peoce to tbe winJ; peoce to tbe Sun; peoce to tbe Hoon onJ
constellotions; peoce to tbe woters; peoce to tbe beolinq berbs; peoce to tbe forests; peoce to tbe cottle;
peoce to tbe qoots; peoce to tbe borses; peoce to oll bumonkinJ; peoce to tbe Creotor; peoce to tbe priests;
let tbere be peoce everywbere onJ moy l ottoin peoce. Irom tbot oll-pervoJinq peoce, moy tbere be peoce
to me onJ to oll onimols onJ birJs; l moke peoce witb oll creotion; moy l bove peoce.
tac-ca'k,ur de(va-hi'ta0 pu(rast%1c-chukram-u(ccara't || pa.ye'ma .a(rada'.-.a(ta0,


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j*ve'ma .a(rada'.-.a(ta0, nand%'ma .a(rada'.-.a(ta0, mod%'ma .a(rada'.-.a(ta0,
bhav%'ma .a(rada'.-.a(ta0, ./#v%'ma .a(rada'.-.a(ta0, prabra'v%ma .a(rada'.-.a(ta0,
aj*'t%sy%ma .a(rada'.-.a(ta0 jyok c%( s&rya'0 d/(.e ||
Tbe Sun tbot rises in tbe eost sees to tbe welfore of tbe qoJs. Hoy we continue to see for on bunJreJ
outumns, moy we live for on bunJreJ outumns, moy we rejoice for on bunJreJ outumns, moy we enjoy for
on bunJreJ outumns, moy we roJiote witb qlory for on bunJreJ outumns, moy we listen to wbot is
beneficiol for on bunJreJ outumns, moy we speok well for on bunJreJ outumns, moy we never be
JefeoteJ for on bunJreJ outumns, tbus for o lonq time moy we continue to reolise tbe Bivine liqbt.
me(dh%(-ma(n*,e m%vi'.at%gu0 sa(m*c*' bh&(tasya( bhavya(sy%va'rudhyai( sarva(m
%yu'ry%#i( sarva(m %yu'ry%#i | %(bhir-g*(rbhir yadato'na &(nam%py%'yaya harivo(
vardha'm%na+ | ya(d%-sto(t/bhyo( mahi' go(tr% ru(j%si' bh&yi',-ha(-bh%jo( adha' te
sy%ma | brahma( pr%v%'di,ma( tanno( m% h%'s*t ||
dyau. .%nti'r a(ntari'k,a(gu() .%nti'+ pr(thi(v* .%nti(r %pa( .%nti(r o,a'dhaya( .%nti'+ |
vana(spata'ya( .%nti(r vi.ve'de(v%. .%nti(r brahma( .%nti(s sarva(gu) .%nti(. .%nti'r
e(va .%nti(s s% m%( .%nti'r edhi ||
Peoce be to tbe sky, peoce be to tbe otmospbere, Peoce be to tbe eortb, Peoce be to tbe woters, Peoce be
to tbe berbs, Peoce be to tbe forests, Peoce be to tbe qoJs, Peoce be to tbe creotor, Peoce be to oll beinqs,
peoce inJeeJ peoce, moy tbot peoce come to me too.
mit(rasya' m%( cak,u',%( sarv%'#i bh&(t%ni( sam*'k,ant%m |
mi(trasy%(ha0 cak,u'',%( sarv%'#i bh&(t%ni( sam*'k,e |
mi(trasya( cak,u',%( sam*'k,%mahe ||


32. Ga#apatyatharva.*r,opani,at
bhadram kar#ebhi+ .r#uy%ma dev% bhadra) pa.yem%k,ibhir-yajatr%+ |
sthirair-a2gai+ stu,-uv%gu0 sastan&bhir-vya.ema devahita) yad-%yu+ ||
0 6oJ moy we witb our eors listen to wbot is qooJ, onJ witb our eyes see wbot is qooJ, ye Eoly 0ne. Witb
limbs onJ boJies firm moy we extollinq you ottoin tbe term of life oppointeJ by tbe Supreme lorJ.

o0 nama'ste ga(#apa'taye | tvam e(va pra(tyak,a() tat-tva'm-asi | tvam-e(va
ke(vala() kart%'si | tvam-e(va ke(vala() dhart%'si | tvam-e(va ke(vala() hart%'si |
tvam-eva sarva) khalvida') brahm%(si | tva) s%k,%d%tm%''si ni(tyam || 1 ||
0m solutotions to 6onopoti. You ore tbe visible Trutb. You ore tbe sole Creotor of tbe universe. You ore
tbe sole Preserver of tbe universe. You ore tbe sole Bestroyer of tbe universe. You inJeeJ ore tbe entire
Creotion. You ore quite eviJently tbe Fternol 0niversol Self.

/t'a) va(cmi | sa'tya) va(cmi || 2 ||
l speok tbe Bivine low. l speok tbe trutb

a(va tva() m%m | ava' va(kt%ram1 | ava' .ro(t%ram1 | ava' d%(t%ram1 | ava' dh%(t%ram1 |
av%n&c%nam a'va .i(,yam | ava' pa(.c%tt%1t | ava' pu(rast%tt%1t | avotta(r%tt%1t | ava'


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dak,i(#%tt%1t | ava' co(rdhv%tt%1t | av%dha(r%tt%1t | sarvato m%0 p%hi p%hi'
sama(nt%t ||3||
0 6onesbo, protect me from obstocles to ottoininq you, me in my copocity os o speoker {of your qlory),
listner {to your postimes onJ qlories), qiven or importeJ {of tbe metboJ of your worsbip), tbe bolJer or
collector {of tbe orticles of worsbip), me wbo os o Jisciple {stuJy tbe veJontic trutbs) toqetber witb my
6uru. Protect me from binJronces {to self-reolizotion) from West, from tbe Fost, from tbe Nortb, onJ
from tbe Soutb, from obove onJ from below, protect me in oll woys from oll Jirections.

tva) v%2gmaya's-tva) cin-ma(ya+ | tvam %nandama'yas tva) brahma(-maya+
| tva) sac-cid-%nand% 'dvi't*yo('si | tva) pra(tyak,a() brahm%'si | tva) j%na-
mayo vij%na'-mayo('si || 4 ||
Tbou ort speecb, Tbou ort tbe Supreme Person, Tbou ort pure bliss, Tbou ort tbe 0ltimote Reolity, Tbou
ort tbe incomporoble combinotion of existence obsolute, knowleJqe onJ bliss; Tbou ort tbe Supreme
Spirit; Tbou ort tbe sbeotb of pure lntelliqence.

sarvam jagad-idam tva'tto j%(yate | sarva) jagad-ida) tva'ttas-ti(,-hati |
sarva) jagad-ida) tvayi laya'm-e,ya(ti | sarva) jagad-ida) tvayi' pratye(ti |
tva) bh&mir-%po'nalo'ni'lo na(bha+ | tva) catv%ri v%k-pad%ni || 5 ||
Tbe entire universe wos monifesteJ from Tbee, tbe entire universe exists in Tbee. Tbe entire universe will
oqoin Jissolve into Tbee, onJ return to Tbee. Tbou ort tbe eortb, woter, fire, winJ onJ etber. Tbou ort tbe
four levels of sonic vibrotion.

tvam gu(#a-tra'y%t*(ta+ | tva) avasth%-tra'y%t*(ta+ | tva) de(ha-tra'y%t*(ta+ | tva)
k%(la-tra'y%t*(ta+ | tva) m&l%dh%ra-sthito''si ni(tyam | tva) .akti-tra'y%tma(ka+ |
tv%0 yogino dhy%ya'nti ni(tyam | tva) brahm% tva) vi,#us-tva) rudras-
tvam indras-tvam agnis-tvam v%yus-tva) s&ryas-tva) candram%s-tva)
brahma( bh&r-bhuva(+ svarom || 6
Tbou ort tronscenJont to tbe tbree qunos, Tbou ort beyonJ tbe limitotions of wokinq, Jreom onJ Jeep
sleep, Tbou ort beyonJ tbe limitotions of tbe tbree boJies. Tbou ort unconJitioneJ by tbe limitotions of
time. Tbou ort present in tbe muloJboro cbokro. Tbou ort enJoweJ witb tbe tbree enerqies of lorJsbip,
sonic vibrotion onJ roJiotion. Tbe soqes constontly meJitote upon Tbee. Tbou ort Brobmo {tbe Creotor),
Tbou ort visbnu {tbe Preserver) , Tbou ort RuJro {tbe Tronsformer), Tbou ort lnJro {Cosmic HinJ), Tbou
ort Aqni {tbe Hysticol Iire) onJ Tbou ort tbe Cosmic life force {voyu) Tbou ort tbe Sun onJ tbe Hoon,
Tbou ort tbe Supreme Beinq, Tbou ort tbe tbree reolms; tbe eortb, tbe ostrol reqion onJ tbe beovenly
reqion.

ga(#%di)1 p&rva'm ucc%(rya( va(r#%d*10s-tad a(nantaram | anusv%ra+ pa'rata(ra+ |
ardhe1ndu la(sitam | t%re'#a /(ddham | etat-tava manu'-svar&(pam | gak%ra+
p&1rva r&(pam | ak%ro madhya'ma r&(pam | anusv%ra.c%1ntya r&(pam | bindur-
utta'ra r&(pam | n%da'+ sandh%(nam | sagu)hi't% sa(ndhi+ | sai,% ga#e'.a-vi(dy% |
ga#a'ka /(,i+ | nic/d-g%ya'tr*c-cha(nda+ | ga#apati'r-deva(t% | o0 ga0
ga(#apa'taye nama+ || 7 ||

ekada(nt%ya' vi(dmahe' vakratu(#$%ya' dh*mahi | tan no' danti+ praco(day%1t || 8 ||
We meJitote upon 6onesbo, moy we reolize Eis true noture, onJ moy Ee enliqbten our intellects.



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eka-da(nta) ca'tur-ha(sta() p%(.am-a'2ku(.a( dh%ri'#am | rada') ca( vara'da)
ha(stai(r-bi(bhr%#a') m&,a(ka-dhva'jam || rakta) la(mboda'ra) .&(rpa(-ka(r#aka')
rakta( -v%sa'sam | rakta' ga(ndh%nu'lipt%(2ga(0 ra(kta pu',pai+ su(p&jitam ||
bh%kt%'nu(kampi'na) de(va() ja(gat-k%'ra#a(m-acyu'tam | %vi'r-bh&(ta) ca'
s/(,-y%(dau( pra(k/te1+ puru(,%t-para'm || eva') dhy%(yati' yo ni(tya() sa( yog*'
yogi(n%0 va'ra+ || 9 ||
Tbe biqbest of Yoqis meJitotes constontly upon 6onesbo, witb o sinqle tusk, bovinq four orms, bolJinq o
noose, qooJ, tbe Benefoctor, supportinq tbe universe witb bis bonJs, bovinq tbe mouse os bis emblem, reJ
in colour, potbellieJ, fon-eoreJ, weorinq reJ clotbes, onointeJ witb reJ vermilion poste, worsbippeJ witb
reJ flowers, olwoys ottentive to tbe supplicotions of tbe Jevotees, tbe couse of tbe universe, tbe 0nsullieJ
0ne wbo wos monifesteJ before tbe universe wos creoteJ onJ existeJ prior to tbe monifestotion of spirit
onJ motter.

namo vr%tapataye | namo ga#apataye | nama+ pramatha-pataye |
namaste'stu lambodar%yaikadant%ya vighna-n%.ine .iva-sut%ya varada-
m&rtaye( nama+ || 10 ||
Solutotions to 6onopoti, lorJ of tbe ottenJonts of Sivo, comprisinq of Jemi-qoJs onJ qoblins. Solutotions
to tbe PotbellieJ 0ne, bovinq one tusk, tbe Bestroyer-of-oll-obstocles, tbe son of lorJ Sivo, tbe Benefoctor
lncornote.

etad-atharva.*r,a') yo'dh*(te sa brahma bh&y%'ya ka(lpate | sa sarva vighna1ir-
na b%(dhyate | sa sarvatra sukha'm edha(te | sa paca-mah%p%p%1t pramu(cyate |
s%(yam-a'dh*y%(no( divas-k/ta) p%pa' n%.a(yati | pr%(tar-a'dh*y%(no( r%tri-k/ta)
p%pa' n%.a(yati | s%ya) pr%ta+ pra'yuj%(no( p%po'p%'po bha(vati |
savatr%dh*y%no'pavi'ghno bha(vati | dharm-%rtha k%ma mok,a') ca vi(ndati |
idam atharva.*r,am a.i,y%ya' na deyam | yo yadi mo'h%d d%(syati sa p%p*'y%n
bha(vati | sahasr%vartan%dya) ya) k%ma'm-adh*(te y% tam ane'na s%(dhayet ||
11 ||
0ne wbo stuJies tbis 0ponisoJ ottoins iJentity witb tbe Absolute Spirit; bis boppiness increoses in oll
woys. Ee is not binJereJ by obstocles; be is liberoteJ from tbe five qreot sins. Wben stuJieJ in tbe eveninq
it obsolves tbe sins couseJ Jurinq tbe Joy; wben stuJieJ in tbe morninq it removes tbe effects of tbe sins
committeJ Jurinq tbe niqbt. 0ne wbo reoJs it botb morninq onJ eveninq becomes sinless. Irom constont
stuJy one becomes freeJ from oll obstocles, onJ qoins tbe four enJs of bumon enJeovour; Bbormo,
finonciol security, sensuol enjoyment onJ finol liberotion. Tbis 0ponisboJ sboulJ not be touqbt to on
unJeservinq person; one wbo Joes so is o sinner onJ will lose oll bis power. By o tbousonJ repetitions one
ottoins self-octuolizotion.

anena ga#apatim a'bhi(,icati sa v%'gm* bha(vati | caturthy%m-ana'.nan ja(pati sa
vidy%'v%n bha(vati | ity-atharva'#a v%(kya) | brahm%dy%(vara'#a) vi(dy%nna
bibheti kad%'cane(ti || 12 ||
0ne wbo performs tbe lustrotion ceremony to 6onesbo wbile cbontinq tbis 0ponisboJ will become
eloquent of speecb, one wbo cbonts it on tbe 4tb Joy of tbe fort-niqbt wbile fostinq ottoins wisJom. Tbis is
ossureJ by tbe soqe Atborvono or 6onoko. Ee wbo is constontly owore tbot tbe universe is envelopeJ by
Brobmo, will never experience feor.

yo d&rv%2ku'rair-ya(jati sa vai.rava#opa'mo bha(vati | yo l%'jair-ya(jati sa
ya.%'v%n bha(vati | sa medh%'v%n bha(vati | yo modaka sahasre'#a ya(jati sa


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v%chita phala) a'v%pno(ti | ya+ s%jya sami'dbhir-ya(jati sa sarva) labhate sa
sa'rva) la(bhate || 13 ||
Ee wbo worsbips 6onesbo witb tbe bloJes of Jurvo qross, becomes os prosperous os tbe qoJ of weoltb
{Kubero). Ee wbo worsbips witb porcbeJ qroin becomes successful onJ filleJ witb wisJom. Ee wbo offers
o tbousonJ sweotmeots ottoins bis life's qool. Ee wbo offers sticks into tbe socreJ fire witb tbis 0ponisboJ
ottoins everytbinq, ottoins everytbinq.

a,-au br%hma#%n samyag gr%'hayit(v% s&rya varca'sv* bha(vati | s&rya-grahe
ma'h% na(dy%0 pratim% sannidhau v% ja(ptv% siddha ma'ntro bha(vati | mah%
vighn%1t pramu(cyate | mah% do,%1t pramu(cyate | mah% pratyav%y%1t
pramu(cyate | sa sarva vid-bhavati | sa sarvavid-bha(vati | ya e'va) ve(da |
ityu'pa(ni,a't ||
Ee wbo imports tbis socreJ lore to eiqbt brobmins becomes os roJiont os tbe sun witb Spirituol RoJionce.
0ne wbo cbonts tbis ot tbe time of tbe solor eclipse, on tbe bonks of o river or in o temple before on icon,
will ocbieve bis JesireJ qool immeJiotely, be is liberoteJ from oll Jonqers, be is liberoteJ from oll Jefects,
be is liberoteJ from oll obstocles; be verily ottoins

33. Nryaa Upaiad
(Ka Yajur Veda)
o0 atho puru,o ha vai n%r%ya#o'k%mayata praj%+ s/'je ye(ti | n%(r%(ya(#%t pr%'#o
j%(yate | mana+ sarvendri'y%#i( ca | kha0 v%yur jyotir %pa+ p/thiv* vi.va'sya
dh%(ri#* | n%(r%(ya(#%d bra'hma j%(yate | n%(r%(ya(#%d ru'dro j%(yate | n%(r%(ya(#%d
i'ndro j%(yate | n%(r%(ya(#%t praj%pataya+ pra'j%ya(nte | n%(r%(ya(#%d dv%da.%dity%
rudr% vasavas sarv%#i ca cha'nd%gu()si | n%(r%(ya(#%d eva samu'tpadya(nte |
n%(r%(ya(#e pra'varta(nte | n%(r%(ya(#e pra'l*ya(nte || etad /g veda .iro'dhite || 1 ||
Tben Noroyono, tbe Supreme Beinq JesireJ 'l sboll project beinqs. Irom Noroyono emonotes tbe proo
{life Breotb), minJ onJ tbe sense orqons, etber, oir, fire, woter, onJ tbe eortb tbot supports oll. Irom
Noroyono emonotes Brobmo. Irom Noroyono emonotes RuJro. Irom Noroyono emonotes lnJro. Irom
Noroyono emonote tbe Projopotis {Tbe Bivine Proqenitors). Irom Noroyono emonotes tbe 12 AJityos,
RuJros, vosus onJ oll tbe veJic metres {cbonJos). Irom Noroyono only Jo tbey proceeJ. Tbrouqb
Noroyono Jo tbey prosper. ln Noroyono ore tbey reobsorbeJ. Tbis is touqbt os tbe beoJ of tbe Riq veJo.
1.
o0 atha nityo' n%r%ya(#a+ | bra(hm% n%'r%ya(#a+ | .i(va.ca' n%r%ya(#a+ | .a(kra.ca'
n%r%ya(#a+ | dy%(v%( p/(thi(vyau ca' n%r%ya(#a+ | k%(la.ca' n%r%ya(#a+ | di(.a.ca'
n%r%ya(#a+ | vi(di(.a.ca' n%r%ya(#a+ | &(rdhva.ca' n%r%ya(#a+ | a(dha.ca'
n%r%ya(#a+ | a(nta(r ba(hi.ca' n%r%ya(#a+ | n%r%ya#a eveda'gu) sa(rvam | yad
bh&(ta0 yacca( bhavyam1 | ni,kalo nirajano nirvikalpo nir%khy%ta. .uddho


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deva eko' n%r%ya(#a+ | na dvi(t*yo1'sti( ka.ci't | ya e'va0 ve(da | sa vi,#ureva
bhavati sa vi,#ure'va bha(vati | etad yajur veda .iro'dh*te || 2 ||
Noroyono is eternol. Brobmo is Noroyono. Sivo is Noroyono. lnJro is Noroyono. Time is Noroyono. Spoce
is Noroyono, tbe intermeJiote quorters olso ore Noroyono. Tbot wbicb is obove is Noroyono. Tbot wbicb
is below is Noroyono. Tbot wbicb is witbin onJ tbot wbicb is witbout is Noroyono. Tbe entire 0niverse
wbicb existeJ onJ tbot wbicb will exist is Noroyono. Noroyono is tbe only 0ne tbot is portless,
immoculote, inconceivoble, inJescriboble, pure onJ Jivine. Tbere is no seconJ. Wbosoever knows Eim
tbus, becomes visbnu. Tbis tbe Yojur veJo teocbes. 2.

o0 itya'gre vy%(haret | nama i'ti pa(.c%t | n%(r%(ya(#%yety-u'pari(,-%t | o0
i'tyek%(k,aram | nama iti' dve a(k,are | n%(r%(ya(#%yeti pac%1k,ar%(#i | etad vai
n%r%ya#asya a,-%k,a'ra0 pa(dam | yo ha vai n%r%ya#asya %,%k,ara0 pada'm
adhye(ti | anapabruvas sarvam %'yur e(ti | vindate pr%'j%pa(tyagu0 r%yas po,a'0
gaupa(tyam | tato'm/tatvam a.nute tato'm/tatvam a.nu'ta i(ti | ya e'va0 ve(da |
etat s%ma veda .iro'dh*te || 3 ||
0ne sboulJ utter !" first, tben #$"$% onJ tbereofter #$&$'$#$'$. !"is o sinqle sylloble. ($"$%
consists of two syllobles. ($&$'$#$'$ consists of five syllobles. Tbis is tbe montro of eiqbt syllobles
{osbtoksbori) pertoininq to Noroyono. Wboever stuJies tbis montro onJ cbonts it constontly, becomes
free from oll Jisqroce, ottoins full life onJ beqemony. Ee enjoys royol pleosures onJ ottoins self-mostery,
tbereupon Ee ottoins liberotion, yeo Iinol liberotion. Tbis tbe Somo veJo teocbes. S.

pratyag %nanda0 brahma puru,a0 pra#ava' svar&(pa0 | ak%ra uk%ra mak%'ra
i(ti | tan ekadh% samabharat tad-eta'd o0 i(ti | yam uktv%' mucya'te yo(g*( ja(nma(
sa0s%'ra ba(ndhan%t | o0 namo n%r%ya#%yeti ma'ntrop%saka+ | vaiku#!ha-
bhuvana loka'0
1
gami(,yati | tad ida0 para0 pu#$ar*ka0 vi'j%na(-ghanam |
tasm%t tad id%'van m%(tram | brahma#yo deva'k* pu(tro( brahma#yo
ma'dhus&(dan-o0 | sarva bh&tastham eka'0 n%r%(ya#am | k%ra#a puru,a0
ak%ra#am pa'rabra(hma o0 || 4 ||
Tbe Yoqi tbot recites tbe nome of Eim, wbo is Bliss Absolute, Tbe 6reot Purusbo, wbo is representeJ by
0m compriseJ of tbe tbree letters A, 0, onJ H, is releoseJ from tbe bonJoqe of birtb onJ repeoteJ
tronsmiqrotion. Ee wbo cbonts tbe montro *" #$"* #$&$'$#$'$ reocbes tbe reolm of voikunto. Tbot
is tbis lotus, it is replete witb tronscenJentol wisJom onJ briqbt os liqbtninq. Tbe son of Bevoki {Krisbno)
is tbe Supreme, HoJbusuJono is tbe Supreme, Noroyono wbo pervoJes oll beinqs, wbo is 0NF only, tbe
Couse of oll, beinq Eimself couseless is tbe Supreme Beinq {porobrobmon). 4.

etad atharva .iro' yo'dh*(te pr%(tar a'dh*y%(no( r%tri-k"ta0 p%pa'0 n%.a(yati |
s%(yam a'dhiy%(no( divas-k"ta0 p%pa'0 n%.a(yati | madhyandinam %ditya
abhimukho''dhiy%(na(+ paca p%taka-upa p%tak%1t pramu(cyate | sarva veda

.1. Some manuscripts have bhavanam instead of bhuvana lokam.


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p%r%ya#a pu'#ya0 la(bhate | n%r%ya#a s%yujya'm av%pno(ti( n%r%ya#a s%yujya'm
av%pno(ti | ya e'va0 ve(da | ityu'pa(ni,a't || 5 ||

Tbe Atborvo veJo teocbes tbot wboever recites tbis 0ponisoJ in tbe morninq Jestroys tbereby tbe sins
committeJ Jurinq tbe niqbt. Wboever recites it in tbe eveninq Jestroys tbereby tbe sins committeJ Jurinq
tbe Joy. Wboever recites it ot miJJoy focinq tbe sun is freeJ from tbe five beinous sins onJ oll minor ones.
Ee Jerives tbe some merit proJuceJ by tbe recitotion of oll tbe veJos. Wboever knows tbis ottoins 0nion
witb Noroyono. Ee ottoins 0nion witb Noroyono. Tbis is tbe Secret Teocbinq. S.

34. a-vsya Upaiad
*(.% v%(sya'm i(dagu) sarva(0 yat kica( jaga'ty%(0 jaga't |
tena' tya(ktena' bhuj*th%( m% g/'dha(+ kasya'-svi(d dhanam1 || 1 ||
1. {Know tbot) oll tbis, wbotever moves in tbis movinq {cbonqinq) universe, is envelopeJ by 6oJ.
Tberefore finJ your enjoyment in renunciotion; Jo not covet wbot belonqs to otbers.
ku(rvann e(veha karm%1#i jij*vi(,ec cha(tagu) sam%1+ |
e(va0 tvayi( n%nyathe(to1' sti( na karma' lipyate( nare1 || 2 ||

2. Alwoys performinq works bere one sboulJ wisb to live o bunJreJ yeors. lf you live tbus, tbere is no
woy otber tbon tbis by wbicb kormon {or JeeJ) Joes not oJbere to you.
a(su(ry%( n%ma( te lo(k% a(ndhena( tama(s% v/'t%+ |
t%ggus ste prety%( -bhiga'cchanti( ye ke c%1tma(-hano( jan%1+ || 3 ||

S. Bemonioc, verily, ore tbose worlJs envelopeJ in blinJinq Jorkness, onJ to tbem qo ofter Jeotb, tbose
people wbo ore tbe sloyers of tbe Self.
ane1ja(d eka(0 mana'so( jav*1yo( naina'd de(v% %1pnuva(n p&rva(m a'r,at |
tad dh%va'to( 'ny%natye1ti( ti,-ha(t tasminn1 a(po m%1ta(ri.v%1 dadh%ti || 4 ||
4. {Tbe Atmon) is unmovinq, one, swifter tbon tbe minJ. Tbe senses Jo not reocb lt os lt is ever obeoJ of
tbem. Tbouqb ltself stonJinq still lt outstrips tbose wbo run. ln lt tbe ollpervoJinq oir supports tbe
octivities of beinqs.
tad e1jati( tan naija'ti( tad d&(re tadvan1ti(ke |
tad a(ntara'sya( sarva'sya( tad u( sarva'sy%sya b%hya(ta+ || 5 ||
S. lt moves onJ lt moves not; lt is for onJ lt is neor; lt is witbin oll tbis onJ lt is olso outsiJe oll
tbis.
yas tu sarv%1#i bh&(t%ny %(tmany e(va anu(pa.yati |
sa(rva( bh&(te,u' c%(tm%na(0 tato( na viju'gupsate || 6 ||

6. AnJ be wbo sees oll beinqs in bis own Self onJ bis own Self in oll beinqs, be Joes not feel ony revulsion
by reoson of sucb o view.
yasmi(n sarv%1#i bh&(t%ny %(tmaiv%-bh&1d vij%na(ta+ |
tatra( ko moha(+ ka+ .oka' eka(tvam a'nu(pa.ya'ta+ || 7 ||
7. Wben, to one wbo knows, oll beinqs bove, verily, become one witb bis own self, tben wbot Jelusion onJ
wbot sorrow con be to bim wbo bos seen tbe oneness?
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viddham | ka(vir ma'n*(,* pa'ri(bh&s sva'ya(mbh&r y%1 th% tathya(to 'rth%(n
vya'dadh%c ch%.va(t*bhya(s sam%1bhya+ ||

8. Ee bos filleJ oll; Ee is roJiont, boJiless, invulneroble, JevoiJ of sinews, pure, untoucbeJ by evil. Ee, tbe
seer, tbinker, oll-pervoJinq, self-existent bos July JistributeJ tbrouqb enJless yeors tbe objects
occorJinq to tbeir notures.
a(ndha0 tama(+ pravi'.anti( ye 'vi'dy%m u(p%sa'te |
tato( bh&ya' iva( te tamo( ya u' vi(dy%y%1gu) ra(t%+ || 9 ||

9. lnto blinJinq Jorkness enter tbose wbo worsbip iqnoronce onJ tbose wbo Jeliqbt in knowleJqe enter
into still qreoter Jorkness, os it were.
a(nyad e(va %hur vi(dyay%( nyad %1hu(r avi'dyay% |
iti' .u.ruma( dh*r%1#%(0 ye na(s tad vi'cacak,i(re || 10 ||
10. Bistinct, inJeeJ, tbey soy, is tbe result of knowleJqe onJ Jistinct, tbey soy, is tbe result of iqnoronce.
Tbus bove we beorJ from tbose wise wbo bove exploineJ to us tbese.
vi(dy%0 c%vi'dy%0 ca( yas tad vedo(bhaya'gu) sa(ha |
avi'dyay% m/(tyu0 t*(rtv% vi(dyay%( 'm/ta'm a.nute || 11 ||

11. KnowleJqe onJ iqnoronce, be wbo knows tbe two toqetber crosses Jeotb tbrouqb iqnoronce onJ
ottoins life eternol tbrouqb knowleJqe.
a(ndha0 tama(+ pravi'.anti( ye 'sambh&tim up%sate |
tato( bh&ya' iva( te tamo( ye u( sambh&1ty%gu) ra(t%+ || 12 ||

12. lnto blinJinq Jorkness enter tbose wbo worsbip tbe unmonifest onJ into still qreoter Jorkness, os it
were, tbose wbo Jeliqbt in tbe monifest.
a(nyad e(va %hus sam1bha(v%t a(nyad %1hu(r asam1bhav%t |
iti' .u.ruma( dh*r%1#%(0 ye na(s tad vi'cacak,i(re || 13 ||

1S. Bistinct, inJeeJ, tbey soy, is wbot results from tbe monifest, onJ Jistinct, tbey soy, is wbot results
from tbe unmonifest. Tbus bove we beorJ from tbose wise wbo bove exploineJ to us tbese.
sambh&1ti0 ca vin%(.%0 ca( yas tad vedo(bhaya'gu) sa(ha |
vi(n%(.ena' m/(tyu0 t*(rtv% sambh&1ty%( 'm/ta'm a.nute || 14 ||
14. Ee wbo unJerstonJs tbe monifest onJ tbe unmonifest botb toqetber, crosses Jeotb tbrouqb tbe
unmonifest onJ ottoins life eternol tbrouqb tbe monifest.
hi(ra(#maye1na( p%tre1#a sa(tyasy%pi'hita(0 mukha01 |
tat tva0 p&1,a(nn ap%v/'#u sa(tya dha'rm%ya d/(,-aye1 || 15 ||
1S. Tbe foce of trutb is covereJ witb o qolJen Jisc. 0nveil it, 0 Pusbon, so tbot l wbo love tbe trutb moy
see it.

p&,a'nn ekar,e yama s&rya( pr%j%1patya( vy&1ha ra(.m*n sam&1ha( |
tejo( yat te1 r&(pa0 kaly%1#atama(m tat te1 pa.y%mi |
yo( 's%va(sau puru',a(s so( 'ham a'smi || 16 ||
6. 0 Pusbon, tbe sole seer, 0 Controller, 0 Sun, offsprinq of Projopoti, spreoJ fortb your roys onJ qotber
up your roJiont liqbt tbot l moy bebolJ you of loveliest form. Wbosoever is tbot person {yonJer) tbot
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v%(yur ani'lam a(m/ta(m athe(da0 bhasm%1nta(gu() .ar*'ram |
om 3 krato( smara' k/(taggus sma'ra( krato( smara' k/(taggus sma'ra || 17 ||
17. Hoy tbis {life) enter into tbe immortol breotb {voyu); tben moy tbis boJy enJ in osbes. 0 lntelliqence,
remember, remember wbot bos been Jone. Remember, 0 lntelliqence, wbot bos been Jone, Remember.

agne (naya' su(path%1 r%(ye a(sm%n vi.v%'ni deva va(yun%'ni vi(dv%n |
yu(yo(dhya(smaj ju'hur%(#am eno( bh&yi',-h%0 te( nama' ukti0 vidhema || 18 ||

18. 0 Aqni, leoJ us, olonq tbe ouspicious potb to prosperity, 0 6oJ, wbo knowest oll our JeeJs. Toke
owoy from us Jeceitful sins. We sboll offer mony proyers unto tbee.


35. S&rya Upa#i,ad
O! bha(dra0 kar#e'bhi+ ./#u(y%ma' dev% bha(dra0 pa'.yem%(k,ibhi(r-yaja'tr%+ |
sthi(rair-a2ga1is-tu,-u(v%gu) sa'sta(n&bhi+ vya.e'ma de(vahi'ta() yad%yu' + ||

0 6oJs moy we, witb our eors listen to wbot is qooJ, onJ witb our eyes see wbot is qooJ, 0 Bivine Beinqs.
Witb limbs onJ boJies firm moy we, extollinq you ottoin tbe term of life oppointeJ by tbe Supreme lorJ.

aum atha s&ry%tharv%2girasam vy%1khy%sy%(ma+ | brahm% r(,ih | g%ya'tr*
chha(nda+ | %di'tyo de(vat% | ha)sa'+ so(ham agni n%r%yana yu'ktam b*(jam |
hrille'kh% .a(kti+ | viyad%di sarga sa)yu'kta) k*(lakam | catur-vidha
puru,%rtha siddhyarthe jape vi'niyo(ga+ ||

Now we sboll expounJ montros of Atborvo veJo in relotion to tbe Sun: Tbe seer of tbis Atborvo Aqiroso
montro is Brobmo, metre 6oyotri, AJityo tbe Jeity, Eomsos sobom witb Aqni onJ Noroyono is tbe seeJ,
tbe power is brillekbo or brim, tbe pin is tbe power in tbe process of unfolJinq tbe sky etc., tbe opplicotion
is its use in repetition for winninq tbe four bumon qools {viz. Bbormo, Artbo, Komo onJ Hoko).
,at-svar%r&$he'na b*je(na ,a$a'2gam | ra(kt%mbu'ja-sa)sthi(tam | sapt%.va'-
rathi(nam | hi'ranya-va(r#am | ca'tur-bhu(jam | padma-dvay%bhaya varada
ha(stam k%la-cakra' pra#et%(ram | .r* s&rya n%r%ya(#am | ya e'vam ve(da sa vai
br%1hma(#a+ ||
Tbe six limbs consist of tbe seeJ witb six vowels oJJeJ. Ee inJeeJ is o Brobmono wbo tbus knows tbe
qolJen Suryo Noroyono seoteJ on tbe cboriot witb seven borses, impeller of tbe time-wbeel, bovinq four
orms beorinq two lotuses, tbe otbers bestowinq promise of refuqe onJ boon, set in tbe reJ lotus.
aum bh&r-bhuva(+-suva'+ | tat sa'vi(tur vare1#ya(m bhargo' de(vasya' dh*mahi |
dhiyo( yo na'+ praco(day%1t ||
0m, Fortb, miJJle reqion onJ sky; we meJitote on tbe oJoroble splenJor of Sovitor {Sun) wbo moy
inspire our tbouqbts.
s&rya' %(tm% jaga'tas-ta(sthu,a'.ca | s&ry%(d vai khalvi(m%ni( bh&t%'ni( j%ya'nte |
s&ry%'d ya(jah parjanyo1 nnam %(tm% |
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born, so olso tbe Yojno {Socrifice), Porjonyo {Roins), fooJ onJ spirit.
nama'ste %ditya | tvam-e(va pra(tyak,a(m karma' kart%si | tvam-e(va pra(tyak,a(m
brahm%'si | tvam-e(va pra(tyak,a(m vi,nu'rasi | tvam-e(va pra(tyak,a(m rudro'si |
tvam-e(va pra(tyak,a(m riga'si | tvam-e(va pra(tyak,a(m yaju'rasi | tvam-e(va
pra(tyak,a(m s%m%'si | tvam-e(va pra(tyak,a(m atha'rv%si | tvam-e(va sarva'm
chhando(si |
l bow to you AJityo; you ore tbe oqent bimself of work, tbe monifest Brobmo, visbnu, RuJro, Riq, Yojur,
Somo, Atborvo veJos, os well os oll tbe cbonJos {Hetres).
%(di(ty%d v%'yur j%(yate | %(di(ty%d bh&'mir j%(yate | %(di(ty%d %po'-j%ya(nte | %(di(ty%j
jyoti'r j%(yate | %(di(ty%d vyoma di.o' j%ya(nte | %(di(ty%d de'v% j%ya(nte | %(di(ty%d
ve'd% j%ya(nte | %(di(tyo v% e(,a e(tan ma(#$ala() tapa'ti | a(s%v%'di(tyo bra(hm% |
Irom AJityo ore born oir, eortb, woter, fire, sky, Jirections, Bevos, veJos; inJeeJ tbe Sun qives wormtb to
tbis spbere {Plonet) ; +%$+ ,-# .*/ 01 2&$%"$#3
%(di(tyonta+-kara#a mano-buddhi-citt%'ha2k%(r%h | %(di(tyo vai vy%nas
sam%nod%nop%'nah pr%(na+ | %(di(tyo vai .rotra tvak cak,& rasa'na ghr%(#%+ |
%(di(tyo vai v%k p%#i p%da p%'y&pa(sth%+ | %(di(tyo vai .abda spar.a r&pa
ra'sa ga(ndh%+ | %(di(tyo vai vacan%d %n%gamana visa'rg%na(nd%+ |
l bow to AJityo wbo is tbe form of ontobkorono or inner orqons of minJ, intellect, minJ-stuff onJ Fqo. Ee
is prono, opono, somono, vyono onJ uJbono, {oll tbe five oirs circulotinq in tbe pbysicol boJy). Ee is tbe
five sense orqons viz. eors, skin, eyes, tonque onJ nose wbose moJificotions ore sounJ, toucb, form, toste
onJ smell. Ee is tbe five motor orqons of moutb, bonJs, leqs, onus onJ qenerotive orqon wbose
moJificotions ore speecb, movement of tbinqs tbrouqb bonJs, movement of tbe boJy from ploce to ploce
tbrouqb leqs, evocuotion onJ procreotion.
%nandamayo j%namayo vij%n%na-ghana' %di(tyah | namo mitr%ya bh%nave
mrityo1rm% p%(hi | bhr%ji,nave vi.va heta've na(ma+ | s&ry%d bhavanti'
bh&t%(ni s&ryena p%li't%ni( tu | s&rye layam pr%1pnuvanti ya+ s&rya+ soha'm
eva( ca | cak,u'rno de(vas sa'vi(t% cak,u'r-na u(ta pa(rvata'+ | cak,u'r-dh%(t%
da'dh%tu na+ |
%(di(ty%ya' vi(dmahe' sahasra-kira(n%ya' dh*mahi | tanna'+ s&rya+ praco(day%1t |
Bliss, knowleJqe onJ wisJom ore Sun bimself. l bow to Hitro, Bbonu, to tbe sbininq one, tbe couse of tbe
universe onJ let Eim protect me from Jeotb.
All creotures ore born of Suryo onJ ore protecteJ by bim, Jissolve in bim - l om Suryo bimself. Tbe Jivine
Sovitor is our eye onJ Ee is colleJ tbe Porvoto becouse Ee inJicotes SocreJ timinqs tbrouqb Eis Time-
perioJs onJ let Eim protect our eyes.
We know tbe Sun. We meJitote on tbe tbousonJ-royeJ Sun. Hoy tbe Sun inspire us! {Tbis is colleJ Suryo
6oyotri Hontro).
sa(vi(t% pu(rastta1t savi(t% pa.c%tt%1t savi(totta(r%tt%1t savi't%-dha(r%tt%1t savi(t% na+
suvatu sarvat%1tigu) savi(t% no1 r%sat%m d*rgha(m %yu'+ |
Sovitor {Sun) is before us os well os bebinJ us, obove us onJ below us. Hoy Ee qront us omnipresence onJ
lonq life!
aum ityek%k,a'ram bra(hm% | ghrini(r iti( dve a(k,are1 | s&rya( ityak,a'ra dva(yam
| %(di(tya iti( tr*nyak,a'r%ni | etasyaiva s&ryasy%,t%k,aro ma(nu+ | ya+ sad%


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hara-ha'r japa(ti | sa vai br%hma'#o bha(vati | sa vai br%hma'#o bha(vati |
Brobmon is tbe sinqle sylloble 0m, "6brini bos two syllobles, Suryo olso bos two syllobles. AJityo bos
tbree. Tbis is tbe montro of eiqbt syllobles. All toqetber tbe montro will be "0m, 6brinib Suryo oJityom".
Tbis is Atborvonqiros Suryo montro. Ee wbo recites tbis everyJoy is soiJ to be o Brobmono,
s&ry%bhimu'kho ja(ptv% | mah%-vy%dhi bhay%1t pramu(cyate | ala'k,m*r na(.yati
| abhak,ya bhak,an%t p&'to bha(vati | agamy% gaman%t p&'to bha(vati | patita
sambh%,a#%t p&'to bha(vati | asat sambh%,an%t p&'to bha(vati | madhy%hne
s&ry%bhi-mukha+ pa(-het | sadyotpanna paca mah% p%tak%1t pramu(cyate |
sai,% s%vi'tr*n vi(dy%) | na kicid api na kasmai-ci't pra.a(msayet |
lf tbis montro is reciteJ focinq tbe Sun one is releoseJ from tbe feor of qreot Jiseoses; bis poverty perisbes.
Ee becomes free from vorious sins like eotinq forbiJJen fooJ, bovinq forbiJJen sexuol relotions, inJulqinq
in conversotion witb people bovinq no cborocter. At miJJoy if one recites tbis focinq tbe Sun be is
releoseJ from tbe five qreot sins. Ee sboulJ be coreful not to import tbis Sovitri viJyo to unJeservinq
people.
ya e(t%m mah%-bh%ga+ pr%'ta+ pa(-hati | sa bh%gya'v%n j%(yate | pa'.&n vi(ndati |
ved%1rtham la(bhate | tri-k%lam e'taj-ja(ptv% | kratu-.ata phalam a'v%pno(ti |
hast%di'tye ja(pati | sa mah% mri'tyu) ta(rati | sa mah% mri'tyu) ta(rati | ya
e'va) ve(da | ityu'pa(ni,a't | harih aum .%nti+ .%nti+ .%nti+ ||
Ee wbo recites ot Jown becomes fortunote, qets live-stock, mosters veJos; recitinq Jurinq tbe tbree
perioJs {Jown, miJ-Joy onJ Jusk) be qets tbe fruit of performinq bunJreJ Yoqnos; recitinq wben tbe Sun
is in Eosto Nokotro be conquers Jeotb.