Atharva-Veda


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Atharva-Veda

(ətär`və-vā`də, –vē–): see VedaVeda
[Sanskrit,=knowledge, cognate with English wit, from a root meaning know], oldest scriptures of Hinduism and the most ancient religious texts in an Indo-European language.
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The earliest references to its psycho-active properties appear in the Atharva-Veda, a sacred Indian text dating back four thousand years
Legendary Narada maharishi was mentioned in Atharva-Veda.
After lighting incense before Lord Ganesha statue and sprinkling holy water from river Ganga, distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed read Shanti Mantra in Sanskrit from the Earth Day stage, followed by "Prithvi Sukta" (hymn to earth) from Atharva-Veda, invoking the Goddess Earth.
The Kashmirian Atharva-Veda (School of the Paippaladas).