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CONTENTS.

Introduction : —

PAGES

I. The names of the Atharva-veda and their meanings xvii

II. The position of the Atharva-veda in Hindu Litera-

ture in general ...... xxviii

III. The Atharva-veda in the view of its RituaHstic

Literature ....... Ivii

Prefatory remarks ....... Ixxi

Hymns, Translation and Commentary : —

I. Charms to cure diseases and possession by demons of disease (bhaisha^yani).

Book v, 2 2. Charm against takman (fever) and

related diseases . . . . . i. 44i

vi, 20. Charm against takman (fever) . . 3, 468 i, 25. Charm against takman (fever) . . 3) 270 vii, 116. Charm against takman (fever) . 4, 565 V, 4. Prayer to the kushZ/^a-plant to destroy

takman (fever) . . . . . 4, 4^4

xix, 39. Prayer to the kush/^a-plant to de- stroy takman (fever) and other ailments . 5, 676 i, 12. Prayer to lightning, conceived as the

cause of fever, headache, and cough . 7, 246 i, 22. Charm against jaundice and related

diseases ...... 7, 263

vi, 14. Charm against the disease balasa . 8, 463 vi, 105. Charm against cough . . . 8, 513 i, 2. Charm against excessive discharges from

the body ...... 8, 233

ii, 3. Charm against excessive discharges from the body, undertaken with spring- water 9' 277

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