Indian Mythology (by ApamNapat)

Atharva Veda - The Magical Veda


The Atharva Veda (अतर्व वेद) is the fourth and most recent Veda. Tradition has it that it has been composed/compiled by a sage named Atharvan, from whom it derives it name. It chiefly consists of magical remedies to common maladies, magical chants for curing illness, for propitating the Gods. It also has a small number of incantations for cursing enemies, to bring disease and pestilence to them.


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