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  Atharvaveda - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Atharvaveda (Sanskrit: अथर्ववेद, atharvavéda, a tatpurusha compound of atharvān, a type of priest, and veda meaning "knowledge") is a sacred text of Hinduism, and one of the four Vedas, often called the "fourth Veda".
According to tradition, the Atharvaveda was mainly composed by two groups of rishis known as the Bhrigus and the Angirasas.
The Atharvaveda is also the first Indic text to mention Iron (as śyāma ayas, literally "fl metal"), so that scholarly consensus dates the bulk of the Atharvaveda hymns to the early Indian Iron Age, corresponding to the 12th to 10th centuries BC or the early Kuru kingdom.
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 ATHARVVEDA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Atharvaveda Samhita, the fourth of the Vedas, is regarded to be the last.
On the whole the one-seventh of the Atharvaveda is taken from Rigveda Samhita.
Atharvaveda foreshadows the later Agma and Tantra literature.
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The hymns referring to rituals and deities in Atharvaveda appear to be deeply grounded in the society of the times, which produced this wonderful collection of folk poems.
Atharvaveda may be read as a work of the imagination and the aesthetic beauties of the hymns are highlighted in Chapter Three.
Death is a central theme in several of the hymns in Atharvaveda and a detailed commentary on the hymns dealing with death is given in Chapter Seven.
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 Atharvaveda   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Atharvaveda means the Veda of the Wise and the Old.
Atharvaveda contains first class poetry coming from visionary poets, much of it being glorification of the curative powers of herbs and waters.
There are poems relating to sins and their atonement, errors in performing rituals and their expiatory acts, political and philosophical issues, and a wonderful hymn to Prithvi or Mother Earth.
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 .:SAKSIVC: Vedic Literature: Atharva Veda: Sanctity of Atharvaveda:.
Some persons feel that the veda samhitās or collections are only three and Atharvaveda was a later addition and hence not sacred as the other thee.
Atharvaveda refers to three types of mantrās in AV (10.7.14).
Atharvaveda calls itself by other names such as Brahma Veda AV (15.6.8) and Atharva-Āngiirasa Veda AV (10.7.20) and the Veda of healing or Bhaishajya Veda AV (11.6.14).
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 Upanishad - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Different Upanishads are formally affiliated with the four Vedas (Rigveda, Yajurveda, Samaveda and Atharvaveda).
Of the early Upanishads, the Aitareya and Kauṣītāki belong to the Rig Veda, Kena and Chāndogya to the Samaveda, Īṣa and Taittirīya and Bṛhadāraṇyaka to the Yajurveda, and Praṣna and Muṇd.aka to the Atharvaveda.
31 Upaniṣads are associated with the Atharvaveda and have the Shānti beginning bhadram-karṇebhiḥ.
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Although later in age, the Atharvaveda reveals a more primitive culture than the Rgveda.
Atharvaveda contains about 6 thousand verses forming 731 poems and a small portion in prose.
About one seventh of the Atharvaveda text is common to the Rgveda.
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 Upanishad - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Sometimes the sages are women and at times the instructions (or rather inspiration) are sought by kings.
The oldest and longest Upanishads are the Bŗhadāraņyaka and the Chhāndogya; scholars' opinions vary on when they first were written and estimates range between the 16th to 7th century BCE.
Of the early Upanishads, the Aitareya and Kauşītāki belong to the Rig Veda, Kena and Chhāndogya to the Samaveda, Īşa and Taittirīya and Bŗhadāraņyaka to the Yajurveda, and Praşna and Muņd.aka to the Atharvaveda.
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 Atharvaveda Samhita - A Set of 3 Volumes (Sanskrit+English).   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Atharvaveda describes the application of both type of ceremonies viz peaceful affirmation and the witchcraft (Abhicarika) ceremonies.
The most cryptic mysteries of universe, the divine prays, applications of offerings, cure for the ailments, marriage, reproduction, family, administration, social pattern and self — protection, education, harmony-sense of unity, pharmaceutical, witchcraft applications, women welfare, etc. all aspects of the universe and the human life are embedded with it.
Many translations on Atharva are available, but entire subject-matter on Atharvaveda was translated with critical and exegetical commentary by W.D. Whitney in English and it was edited by Charles Rockwell Lanman during 1905.
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 The Atharvaveda Online Indian Book store - Bagchee’s Best sellers Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Western scholars basing their arguments on the Purusasukta and the word abhicara meaning sorcery and charms have concluded that the Vedas are three and Atharvaveda does not belong to the main body as it deals with fl magic.
This conclusion is wrong; for, the Atharvaveda deals with all those evils that have plagued mankind from the dawn of creation and suggests remedies in the form of medicines and prayers.
From the point of view usefulness, the Atharvaveda is the best for man, as it has prayers for his well-being.
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 Old Indian spells unmask centuries-old rituals
As the manuscripts Griffiths used for his translation do not describe the rituals originally associated with the spells, he tried to establish what these were so that he could translate the texts accurately.
The Atharvaveda was originally written in Vedic, the oldest form of Sanskrit.
The Atharvaveda is one of the four known Vedas.
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The Vedas are divided into four groups, Rigveda, Yajurveda, Samaveda and Atharvaveda.
The whole of Rgveda and most of Atharvaveda are in the form of poetry, or hymns to the deities and the elements.
Samaveda is in verses that are to be sung and Yajurveda is largely in short prose passages.
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 Rajashree Ayurvedic Pharmacy - udupipages.com
Atharvaveda and kaushika sutra are the adisrotra for the daivavyapshraya chikitsa.atharvaveda means atharvani which is understood in the sense of mantra and homa.The original name of atharvaveda is atharvangirasa and the word angirasa also denotes the sense of homa and mantra.
The treatment of the disease by mantra and tantra is one of the chief parts of atharvaveda.
The atharvaveda influence of techniques of removing disease by mantra and tantra etc are found as remiscence in medical samhitas.the reference of 101 kinds of death of atharvanas in Sushruta Samhita sutrasthana 34/6 appears to be a direct quotation of atharvaveda (V111.2.27).
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Indeed the marriage hymn of the Rgveda (X. 85) is taken bodily in the Atharvaveda but with some important changes and is extended tip to two long hymns with 64 and 75 verses, forming the whole Kanda XIV of the Atharvaveda.
The taking of the hand of the bride by the bridegroom is the most important ceremony here as it was in the Rgveda, and the gift of the bride, as before, rests with her father, the bridegroom going to him to sue for her.
Regarding the ceremonies given in the marriage hymns of the Rgveda and the Atharvaveda, one thing should be observed that the main outlines of the Hindu marriage rituals of to-clay are almost the same as they were sonic five thousand years ago.
www.sanathanadharma.com /samskaras/marriage/mar5.htm   (1775 words)

 SAMAVEDA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Atharvaveda is a fusion of prose and poetry together.
The Purvardha comprises of a number of lectures while the Uttarardha comprises of critical appreciation of rituals, etc. We come across no Aranyaka text of the Atharvaveda but there are a number of Upanishads.
This sukta of Atharvaveda speak of MadhuVidya or the knowledge of sweetness.
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 Mishra: New Dimensions in the Atharvaveda [Indologica]
This anthology of papers on Atharvaveda is prepared to pay glowing tribute to the great scholar.
In this volume, papers on different dimensions on Atharvaveda, the areas, of which are little known to the scholarly world, are discussed.
Narada in the Atharvaveda / Gopal Krishna Dash
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They are four; Rigveda, Samaveda, Yajurveda and Atharvaveda, but they are spoken as ‘Trayi’, the triple vidya or the threefold knowledge because they deal with jnan, bhakti and karma, and are in verse, songs and prose.
They are invariably referred to as the “Triple Eternal Vedas” (trayam brahma sanatanam), probably because the Atharvaveda, the last one, is relatively of quite a late origin.
Brahman would recite the Atharvaveda, hotar the Rigveda, udgatr the Samveda, and adhvaryu would recite the mantras from Yajurveda while pouring oblations into the sacrificial fire.
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 Khoj - Directory for atharvaveda   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Professional mourners - Atharvaveda, Sacred passages from the Vedas and sacred texts.
The Vedas and the sacred scriptures of ancient India - Atharvaveda.
Wisdom of chants - Atharvaveda, all sects of Hinduism.
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 .:SAKSIVC: Vedic Literature: Atharva Veda: Overview:.
Atharvaveda Samhita is a collection of mantrās, which is as sacred as the three other Samhitās, rik, yajus and sāma.
A perusal of these essays should disabuse the reader of the popular antipropaganda against the Atharvaveda circulated by Western indologists like Whitney, Winternitz etc., and their Indian followers stating that Atharvaveda is full of fl magic spells and witchcraft.
It remained essentially what it was from the start—a prayer book of the simple folk, haunted by ghosts and exploited by brahmins”, reflects on his political posture and on his ignorance of the entire book.
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 Vedic mathematics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Nor should this article be confused with Vedic science.
Vedic mathematics is a system of mental calculation developed by Shri Bharati Krishna Tirthaji in the middle 20th century which he claimed he had based on an appendix of Atharvaveda, an ancient text of the Indian teachings known as the Vedas.
He stated that these sutras only appeared in his personal copy of the appendix, which he later lost, and not in the generally known appendices; his general editor noted that the style of language of the sutras "point to their discovery by Shri Swamiji himself".
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Atharvaveda a) (i) Atharvaveda, Book 20, Hymn (Chapter) 58, Verse 3 It is mentioned in Atharvaveda, Book 20, Hymn (Chapter) 58, Verse 3 “Dev maha osi” “God is verily great” “Verily, surya, thou art great; truly, aditya, thou art great.
Paradise is described in several places in the Vedas including Atharvaveda, Book 4, Hymn 34, Verse 6 (Devichand) “May all these streams of butter, with their banks of honey, flowing with distilled water, and milk and curds and water reach thee in domestic life enhancing thy pleasure.
Its mentioned in Atharvaveda, Book 2, Hymn 34, Verse 5 May the realized ones, first of all, take the vital breath under their control from the limbs in which it has been circulating.
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 Author: Vishal Agarwal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
As is well known, the Atharvaveda has a collection of 72 Parisishtas (=appendices) attached to it, and the Uttamapatala (= Parisishta # 46) deals with certain rites, especially the ‘Vedavrata’.
First, the text belongs to Atharvaveda and most literature appended to this Veda is later in origin than the corresponding works appended to the other three Vedas.
Within the Atharvaveda Parisishta collection, the initial mantras of the four Vedas are employed for the pusyabhiseka (5.3.4) and the recitation of the first and the last mantras of the Vedas is prescribed for the removal of sins accrued because of acceptance of charity (2.6.4)
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 AYURVEDA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Thousands of years ago India’s greatest sages established their knowledge of life in the oldest scriptures known to mankind viz., Rigveda, Atharvaveda and Upaveda or subscripture of the Yajurveda.
Ayurveda is an age-old system of medicine and the origins of this science are evident in Vedic literature, especially in Atharvaveda.
Ayurveda Hitopadesha, Upaveda of Atharvaveda, written by Brahma is named as Brahma Samhita.
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The earliest literary mention of the funeral ceremonies is found in the Rigveda and the Atharvaveda.
The corpse was washed (Atharvaveda V19.4) and the big toes tied together with a bunch of twigs, lest death should walk back to the house after the corpse was sent out (Atharvaveda V.19.12).
The Atharvaveda calls it "the ancient custom." This inhuman custom, however, was discontinued in the Rigvedic time, thought the formality of lying on the funeral pyre by the widow was retained.
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 Ved Mandir
In Rigveda and Atharvaveda, there is a pious word Narashanshaha which I have already explained in detail with full mantra and is placed on this web site please.
In Atharvaveda mantra 7/2/1 and in other Vedas also it is clarified that at every creation God first creates unsexual human beings/living beings who attains the young body and not child or old.
Because in case of children, who will nurse them, and in case of old pregnancy is not possible, so the facts are well known by almighty God who is omniscient.
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 Kerala Forum - COMPARATIVE STUDY BETWEEN ISLAM AND HINDUISM   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
There are 4 principal divisions of the Vedas (Although according to their number, they amount to 1131 out of which about a dozen are available.
The Rigveda is the oldest and has been compiled in 3 long and different periods of time.
The 4th Veda is the Atharvaveda which is of a later date.
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