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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Hymns of the Atharva-Veda. Oxford: Clarendon Press.
Whitney, tr., Atharva-Veda Samhita HOS 7-8 [Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard Univ.
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.
Hymns of the Atharva-Veda. Oxford: OUR [Reprint 1992.
Rajan Zed pointed out that ancient Hindu scriptures, especially Atharva-Veda, were highly respectful of mother nature.
This groundbreaking work, which took one year to complete involving extensive research, contains shlokas (hymns) from all four Vedas-Rig-veda, Sama-veda, Atharva-veda, and Yajur-veda; some as old as 1,500 BCE.