Here--and this, for us, offers the first clear pointer as to the distinction within Indian tradition between lok culture and its 'high culture' counterparts--loke stands in contrast to either vede 'in veda' or chandasi 'in [metric] verse', which could refer to incantation-hymns in general or to the Vedas, especially the Atharvaveda
Yet guna does in fact occur in one form, namely, in arnavat which appears in the fourth pada of Saunakiya Atharvaveda 5.
The first pada of the Atharvaveda verse replaces the Rgvedic vivakti (3sa pre vi vac 'speak out') by krnavat (3sa psb kr 'make').
and Its Paippaladasakha: Historical and Philological Papers on a Vedic Tradition.
It is argued that the symbolism of the ritual fire as it appears in the Rgveda and the Atharvaveda
articulated the fluid nature of sovereignty in a segmentary kinship society and provided an early paradigm for the exploration of the concept of unity within diversity that would become such a crucial aspect of later Upanishadic thought.
Just as smoke from a fire laid with damp wood trails off in different directions, thus, my dear, since this is the exhalation of this great being--the Rgveda, Yajurveda, Samaveda, and Atharvaveda
, history and ancient narrative, the sciences and the teachings on the hierarchy of things, the instructional verses and aphorisms, the explanations and expositions--so all these [beings?
This book is a representative anthology of fifty-seven hymns of the Saunakiya version of the Atharvaveda, chosen for their magical content, which the author has translated, commented upon, and reproduced in transcription (even including the punctuation
Sevilla Rodriguez does not limit his study of the language of magic to the Atharvaveda, but compares it with texts of the same nature belonging to Indo-European and non-Indo-European cultures, selecting for this purpose a corpus of magical texts including Germanic and Gaelic parallels, Greek defixiones, Basque spells, and other examples of a diverse nature from the Hittite, Jewish, Egyptian, Arabic, Anglo-Saxon, and Asturian traditions.
20), the occurrence of the verbal lexeme para + vadhin the Atharvaveda and the Taittiriya Samhita in the sense 'kill' (= simplex vadh-) renders otiose Geldner's statement that the meaning of para + vadh - would not fit the passage here.
As a product of lower religious circles and more popular forms of religion (including charms and curses), the Atharvaveda together with the Popular Rigveda may be expected to show a greater range and predominance of affective usage than other parts of the Rigveda.
ABBREVIATIONS PRIMARY SOURCES AB Aitareya Brahmana AV Atharvaveda
ApSS Apastamba Srauta Sutra AsvSS Asvalayana Srauta Sutra BSS Baudhayana Srauta Sutra BhSS Bharadvaja Srauta Sutra HirKSS Hiranyakesi Srauta Sutra KB Kausitaki Brahmana KS Kathaka Samhita MSS Manava Srauta Sutra MS Maitrayani Samhita YV Yajurveda VarSS Varaha Srauta Sutra SBK Satapatha Brahmana, Kanva recension SBM Satapatha Brahmana, Madhyandina recension SV Samaveda SSS Sankhayana Srauta Sutra SECONDARY SOURCES GGA Gottingische Gelehrte Anzeigen IIJ Indo-Iranian Journal JA Journal asiatique JAOS Journal of the American Oriental Society StII Studien zur Indologie und Iranistik WZKS Wiener Zeitschrift fur die Kunde Sudasiens ZDMG Zeitschrift der Deutschen Morgenlandischen Gesellschaft
For the past several years, I have been engaged in editing and translating the text of the Saunakiya-Caturadhyayika, a pratisakhya related to the Saunakiya Atharvaveda