ShantiDwara Yoga Ecology and Wellness Centre, Middle Pocket, Byron Bay Shire, Australia

Join 10-day Yoga program crafted to boost inspiration and dedication to the pinnacle of devotion. Daily classes, pujas, Sundarkand and Devi chants...

Chaitra NAVARATRI 2021

@Shantidwara Yoga Ecology Ayurveda Wellness Centre (Middle Pocket, Byron Bay shire, NSW)


12-22 APR 2021

10-day Yoga Intensive Program in Devi Temple, 

Middle Pocket, NSW


ADVANCED DAILY YOGA PRACTICE:

• 4hr+ intensive chanting

• Sanskrit study 

• Exclusive: Yoga bodywork - Pranayama - meditation  

• Yoga Ecology & Tree, River, Fire worship 

• Pujas, Havans, Abhisheks 

• Satsang & Kirtans


Join full program, day, half-day or individual sessions


DOWNLOAD DETAILED PROGRAM PDF for Chaitra Navaratri 2021


Contribution including Ayurvedic meals:

10 day camping BYO —— $1008

1 day —— $108

1/2 day —— $54


Separate sessions:

Yoga 6-7:30am, Mantra 8:30-10am, Chanting 3-5pm, Yoga 6:30-8pm —— $20/class

Prana/Yoga Nidra 1-1:45pm —— $15/class

Ayurvedic Meals —— $10


***Havans and Abhisheks are open to all by donation.  


Book in shantidwara@gmail.com or 0404351252

Check calendar for future events at shantidwara.com


Happy Chaitra Navaratri!

UPDATED FEB 2021 WEEKLY SCHEDULE

Hari Om,

There are exciting changes in Shantidwara's calendar and weekly classes and events, opening new possibilities to connect our Yoga community, improve lifestyle and wellbeing. 


ૐ FRIDAY KIRTAN.

Kirtan on Friday is now followed by a light Ayurvedic dinner together. 


ૐ CLASSES AND SATURDAY HAVAN. 

Saturday and Sunday packed with Yoga teachings without gaps. Whole week is filled with classes offered by senior Yoga teachers with decades of experience.

Weekly Saturday Havan is done at usual time and is centre-point of the entire week.


Download weekly schedule of classes.



ૐ WEEKEND RETREATS. 

"Yoga Lifestyle Weekend Camps" weekly, giving full immersion into ancient Yoga, spans over weekend from 5pm Friday to 5pm Sunday with 11 classes guided by the top international-level Yoga teachers, $370 to teachers, organisers and donation to the ashram. 

BYO camping, Ayurvedic vegetarian meals provided. 


ૐ WEEK + RETREATS AND CELEBRATIONS.  

The next months in Shantidwara are well-organised with "Special Yoga Program Camps" falling on the most auspicious days in solar/lunar calendar. Please, download and save the calendar for complete program and dates. It is Your opportunity to join Yoga Sangha and uplift Your own practice to a stable, tuned-in, evolving level with continuous inspiration on-tap. Download complete program for the upcoming retreats and celebration at Shantidwara.

Participation in "Special Program Camp" need be booked in in advance.



ૐ INDIA SADHANA. 

With Covid situation affecting lives of all people around the globe, many people have discovered new avenues of deepening their spiritual practice. However, nothing stays unchanged, and as eventually world will reopen their borders, there will be a possibility to go to India again on a pilgrimage and join our amazing Yoga Ecology projects in Himalaya, visiting the most powerful shrines and places of worship, seek blessings of Saints, put hands into transforming lives of communities, learn new Yoga skills, let go of old conditioning, boost spiritual powers and bring the "renewed Self" into our own homeland to improve lifestyle and inspire others. Please, stay in touch about our Yoga Ecology Himalaya projects by saving this flyer.


ૐ YOGA IN DAILY LIFE.

ShantiDwara Yoga School classes start early morning to greet the Sun, to commence day with a recharged body-mind-soul triad and cleansed lenses of perception to gain the most out of daily experience. Starting at the time before sunrise guarantees the most auspicious timing to plant a seed of positive change. Concluding the day with deeply nourishing yoga practice erases the stress of the day and accumulated impressions, which otherwise get archived straight into the subconscious memory.

Move your Yoga practice to the next level by steady progress. Uproot fears and deep-rooted conditioning by learning ancient techniques of body movements, breath work and meditation, gradually learning to apply them in daily life. Restore bodily functions, addressing all systems of the organism with a holistic, scientifically sound and systematic approach.

In Yoga, Sun represents soul or the grand ego, Moon reflecting the light - the mind, and Fire, the tangible luminous particle, the transmitting force delivering the cosmic universal message, stands for the power of transformation.

Join Shantidwara in the series of unique classes tailored thoroughly to individual level and needs. Learn about Yoga Ecology and restore natural harmony in soul with Ayurveda. Participate in deep cleanses and meditation. Open up the Heart Chakra and purify all layers of your being through devotional music.


Om Shanti Prem.

Shantidwara Yoga Ecology Ayurveda Wellness Centre team.



ૐ BOOKINGS.

Booking required for all Yoga classes, connect with the teacher directly to secure your spot. Teachers have their own fee set for the classes and courses.

Recommended donation to ShantiDwara for group Yoga classes and events facilitated by Sadhvi Matarishvan is $15-20, while 1-ૐ-1 Yoga Therapy sessions is 1.5hr $120. 

There are two major events on Saturday - Healing Mahamrityumjaya Havan, and Friday - Ecstatic Kirtan and Meditation that bring our community together. Friday Kirtan is followed by a meal that ideally should be prebooked, thus we can estimate numbers. 

Booking/enquiry shantidwara@gmail.com or 0404351252.

(Shantidwara is centrally located close to Ocean Shores, Mullumbimby and Byron Bay in lush rolling hills of Middle Pocket, easy access.)

128 Middle Pocket Rd, Middle Pocket, NSW. Google Maps GPS pin is accurate.


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Get a timely reminder by subscribing to newsletter - https://mailchi.mp/ac5d58950458/subscribe-to-himalaya-shuddha-yoga-and-shantidwara-newsletter 

Download Shantidwara Yoga Camps calendar for 2020-2021 (complete in .PDF format) with major auspicious dates to deepen Yoga practice.

ૐ The nearest is February Deep Cleanse and Ayurveda 15-21 February, flyer can be found here

Download the detailed program here. 

ૐ The next are Mahashivaratri and Chaitra Navaratri retreats.


Join our classes, celebrations, Yoga Ecology projects and pilgrimage in India.

Calendar in Sri Vidya series for deepening connection with the Moon cycles and presiding Deities.



This calendar running from Jan 2021 to Mar 2022, allows Yoga aspirant to stay in tune with daily “division” of the Moon, so called Kalas. 


Each Kala relates to a particular Nitya Devi, bestowing profound influence on our mind and feelings.


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See this great Satsang by Shri Vidya Master Guruji Amritananda Natha Saraswathi of devipuram.com bellow. 


The Kalas of the Moon -  Sixteen Digits of the Moon


When we invoke the kalas of the moon, the moon's mantra is recited at the top of the head. Devi's face is supposed to be like the moon, full round, and the moon represents the flow of time around the visshudhi chakra. You go around the visshudhi clockwise. You begin the mantra by saying "soma mandalaya sodasa kalatmane visesarghya amrtaya namah" - " I pay my respects to that special fluid which is the nectar ". The mantra for the Moon and the amrit is: Apyayasva sametute visvatah somavrsniyam bhava vajasya sangadhe, sam sim sum saim saum sah samala varayum soma mandalaya namah. -  "Please come and drench me all over the world; raining nectar; the samsara of this world; vaja is the horse, the symbol of our limbs of action; sangadhe for their fulfillment please come and rain this nectar on me fulfilling all my desires and therefore annihilating my desires". So we invoke the moon for actions fulfilling all our desires. Sam sah is from one extreme to the other extreme of the seed.


When you move your awareness through the letters you trace a path. In the guru mantra and in these bijas you have to trace the path of the kundalini through your body. You must be very familiar with the matrka nyasa, the sanskrit letters and where they are on your body. It is a very concentrated flow of awareness with a story behind it. It is called Pratyahara. What you are trying to do is withdrawal of the senses and to be concentrated on what you are doing.


We then invoke the sixteen digits of the moon. We pour the milk and imagine that into the milk the pattern of the visshudhi is there. And we go around the milk and invoke the digits of the moon, four in each quadrant of the cup. You go in a clockwise fashion. The first one is considered as amavasya. It is very sacred. That is when all the kalas of the moon have gone back to the sun. The union of the sun and moon is complete in amavasya. That is when the sushumna channel is active. Passion and vairaghya are completely united. That is when the kundalini flows through the central channel. The Devi is completely in union with Siva on amavasya. She is called Kali. During Purnima, full moon, Devi is completely separate. She is Lalita then.


Hagmsah and Angadevata Pujas of Sri Sudha Devi


We have invoked the kalas of the sun ,the fire, and the moon and we have created this lunar eclipse time artifically here. Now we have to invoke in the viseshargya the 51 letters of the sanskrit alphabet. We draw a triangle imagining that it has been written with these letters. From the bottom point you go upward with the vowels. am am im im um um arum arum alum alum em aim om aum am ahm.


Then there are three groups of five and one consonants: ka, kha, ga, gha, na, ca, cha, ja, jha, na, ta, tha, da, dha, na, then ta. Then starting with tham dam dham nam pam pham bam bham mam yam ram lam vam sam sam and sam. Then ham, lam, ksam the three eyes in the three corners of the triangle. You are going anticlockwise in the ajna chakra. Having done that you invoke the kama kala into the milk. The face is represented by a circle, the heart center by two circles, and the yoni by a triangle.


This is called the Kama Kala. This has several meanings. The face is a circle which represents shunya - nothing. Negation of everything. This is am. Ha is the visarga. Sarga means creation; visarga means extreme creativity. This is represented by the two circles, the two breasts. In the agni kalavahana we have omitted one letter. We omitted "m". It stands for contact. Contact is so important for Devi that it is encorporated in all the these bija letters. We don't say" a"; we say "am". We don't have to say the "m" separately. The ma is represented by the yoni, the contact between Siva and Shakti. Aham. When you are coming down from the head to the bottom you say aham - I am. When you go up you say maha. I am the cosmos. So the aham means I am the Devi. Ahamsah. I am the Devi ,the entire cosmos. So when you say ahamsah, I am the Devi in the Kama Kala you are equating the process of coming down and going up. There is no distinction.


With the incoming breaths you are working with the I. With the outgoing breaths you can go through different surfaces, different individuals or objects. The breath goes in a circular process, never repeating the same cycle. So with the incoming breath you are "I am the Devi, the universe"; with the outgoing breaths you go through all of the living beings one by one .It is the individual experience and the cosmic experience. What is the difference? Individual experience is the serialization of the cosmic experience. The cosmic experience is the unitive experiences of the individual experience. That means whereas in the individual experience you have to go through serially one by one all the life forms in this world at all times in the world; but in the cosmic experience you experience the lifeforms of all the living beings at the same time and in one lifetime you have finished the whole thing.


Between these two the time factor is much more in the individual experience. In the cosmic experience you can experience moksha much faster. It is the viswarupa darshanam of the Bhagavad Gita. Krishna shows Arjuna his cosmic form but still time is flowing. You see through the ajna chakra, so time is still there and distinctions are still there the mouths, the eyes, of each living being flowing from the mouth of Krishna. It is not a complete experience. It is a partial experience. It is close to the Sahasra, but it is not the sahasrara. The Sahasrara cannot be described.


You draw the kama kala into the milk of the visesharghya; the face saying "A" the breasts saying "Ham" and the yoni saying "Sah". The face is Ka E I La Hrim; the breasts are Ha Sa Ka Ha La Hrim and the yoni is Sa Ka La Hrim. The ajna center triangle that we have drawn with all the letters also includes all the other chakras as well. Then We draw a hexagon surrounding this triangle and a circle inside it while saying the Amrita Jaya mantra "Om Haum jumsah". The hexagon represents the union between Siva and Shakti and the circle inside it is the bindu which comes out of this union. Then we worship the Devi here in the viseshargya with the Angadevata Nyasa.


We invoke the different chakras into the milk. We identify that the Devi's muladhara chakra representing all the earth and the solid state is invoked into the viseshargya mandala. The solid state is the square. We invoke all the oceans and liquids into the swaddhisthana chakra, the six-sided star. We invoke the fire in the manipura, the air in the anahata, the prana and space into the visshudhi into the mandala's circle.”

Postpone no more! Seize opportunity to fill your library with meaningful books that bring direction.  

Spread out the word if you want your family and friends to be “on the same page”. Some books are only 1 in stock.


Presently, Shantidwara offers 10% off if you take 10+ books.


Book shop open:

Fri-Sun 1-3pm (with a break for 13-13:45pm Yoga Nidra)

Pricelist:


Yoga Publication Trust - BSY Books


A Systematic Course on Ancient Practices

110

Ajna Chakra

23

An Aim An Ity A Ness and Ment

15

Asana Pranayama Mudra Bandha

54

At the Feet of My Beloved Guru

40

Bhakti Sadhana

23

Chapters of Spirituality

23

Destiny's Child

15

Development of Satyananda Yoga

18

Dharana Darshan

40

Dharma of A Disciple

23

Dhoom-Dhaam

15

Diggaja

15

Divine Play

15

Dynamics of Yoga

20

Effects of Yoga on Hypertension

30

Exploring Yoga and Cancer

30

Four Chapters on Freedom

30

Ganpati Aradhana

22

Gherand Samhita

54

Gita Darshan

22

Glimpses of the Divine Vol. 1

18

Glimpses of the Divine Vol. 2

18

Grandpa's Memories

15

Great Escapes

15

Hatha Yoga Book 1

30

Hatha Yoga Book 2

30

Hatha Yoga Book 3

30

Hatha Yoga Book 4

30

Hatha Yoga Book 5

30

Hatha Yoga Book 6

30

Hatha Yoga Book 7

30

Hatha Yoga Book 8

30

Hatha Yoga Pradipika

54

Head Heart & Hands

18

High on Waves

40

HISTORY OF BIHAR SCHOOL OF YOGA

15

Humans and Superhumans

18

Ishavasya Upanishad-SSS

20

Ishavasya Upanishad-SNS

20

Janani 1

20

Janani 2

23

Janani 3

23

Jnana Yoga

18

Karma Sannyasa

20

Karma Yoga Book 1

25

Karma Yoga Book 2

25

Karma Yoga Book 3

25

Karma Yoga Book 4

25

Karma Yoga Book 5

25

Karma Yoga Book 6

25

Karma Yoga Book 7

25

Kundalini Tantra

35

Lessons for Life

15

Light on the Guru Disciple Relationship

22

Likhita Japa

15

Living the Divine Life

28

Maha Samadhi: Antardhyana

25

Manas Putra

40

Manipura Chakra

23

Mantra & Yantra

20

Meditations From Tantras

35

Mere Aradhya

35

Mind Mind Management & Raj Yoga

23

Moola Bandha

18

Mudra Vigyan

40

My Inheritance of Sannyasa

25

My Spiritual Journey With Sw. Satyananda

25

Mystics From the Moon

15

Nawa Yogini Tantra

30

Nine Principal Upanishads

25

Om Niranjan

15

On The Wings of The SWAN, Vol. 1

30

On The Wings of The SWAN, Vol. 2

25

On The Wings of The SWAN, Vol. 3

25

On The Wings of The SWAN, Vol. 4

25

On The Wings of The SWAN, Vol. 5

25

On The Wings of The SWAN, Vol. 6

30

On The Wings of The SWAN, Vol. 7

25

On The Wings of The SWAN, Vol. 8

25

Origin of Yoga & Pashupat Yoga

20

Practical Yoga Psychology

35

Practices of Yoga for the Digestive System

30

Prana and Pranayam

32

Prana Vidya

32

Rikhia: The Vision of A Sage

30

Rikhiapeeth Satsangs- 1

25

Rikhiapeeth Satsangs- 2

25

Rikhiapeeth Satsangs- 3

25

Rikhiapeeth Satsangs- 4

25

Sadhana

20

Samarpan

28

Samatvam

25

Samkhya Darshan

18

Sankalpa Putri

18

Sannyasa

20

Sannyasa Darshan

25

Sanskrit Glossary of Yogic Terms

28

Satsangs on Ramacharitamanas

30

Satyananda Yoga in Europe, Vol. 1

30

Satyananda Yoga in Europe, Vol. 2

30

Satyananda Yoga in Europe, Vol. 3

30

Satyananda Yoga in Greece, Vol. 1

30

Satyananda Yoga in Greece, Vol. 2

30

Shiva Charitra: Narratives of Shiva

25

Siddha Prarthana- Roman

20

Sodium and Potassium

15

Spike the Hedgehog

15

Sri Durga Stotra Mala

23

Sri Lakshmi-Narayana Stotra Mala

22

Sri Saundarya Lahari

40

Sri Shiva Stotra Mala

25

Sri Vijnana Bhairava Tantra

40

Steps to Yoga

25

Sure Ways to Self Realization

30

Surya Namaskara

20

Swadhisthana Chakra

23

SWAN Meditation

20

Swara Yoga

25

Sw. Sivananda's 18 ITIES

20

Taming the Kundalini

25

Tattwa Shuddhi

25

Teachings of Sw. Satyananda, Vol. 1

30

Teachings of Sw. Satyananda, Vol. 2

30

Teachings of Sw. Satyananda, Vol. 3

25

Teachings of Sw. Satyananda, Vol. 4

25

Teachings of Sw. Satyananda, Vol. 5

35

Teachings of Sw. Satyananda, Vol. 6

30

The Ancient Astra

15

The Crew

15

The Daredevil Dolphin

15

The Gift of Peace

15

The Golden Collection 1

20

The Golden Collection 2

20

The Golden Collection 3

20

The Golden Collection 4

20

The Golden Collection 5

20

The Golden Collection 6

20

The Golden Collection 7

20

The Golden Collection 8

20

The Paths of Pravritti & Nivritti

20

The Yoga of Sri Krishna

20

The Yogi and the Maya

15

Thoughts on the Gita

20

Tirth Yatra 1

35

Tirth Yatra 2

35

Upasana

30

Water the Roots Set

35

Yajna

54

Y Drishti: Sadhana

30

Yoga: Philosophy to Realization

25

Yoga and Cardiovascular Management

28

Yoga Chakra 1

20

Yoga Chakra 2

18

Yoga Chakra 3

18

Yoga Chakra 4

18

Yoga Chakra 5

18

Yoga Chakra 6

18

Yoga Chakra 7

18

Yoga Chudamani Upanishad

28

Yoga Darshan

54

Yoga Education for Children, Vol. 1

30

Yoga Education for Children, Vol. 2

30

Yoga From Shore to Shore

25

Yoga in Daily Life

20

Yoga Nidra

30

Yoga of Sage Vashishtha

18

Yoga Sadhana Panorama, Vol. 1

25

Yoga Sadhana Panorama, Vol. 2

25

Yoga Sadhana Panorama, Vol. 3

25

Yoga Sadhana Panorama, Vol. 4

25

Yoga Sadhana Panorama, Vol. 5

25

Yoga Sadhana Panorama, Vol. 6

25

Yogic Management of Asthma & Diabetes

30

Yogic Management of Cancer

30

Yogic Management of Common Diseases

28

YRF Journals: 1989-1990

30



Gita Press Books


Large Shri Ramacharitmanas

120

Small Sundarkand

20

Yellow Shrimad Bhagavadgita

30

Small The Bhagavad Gita

20

Small Shrimadbhagavatam

20

The secrets of Prem Yoga

25

The secrets of Bhakti Yoga

25


Contact:

0404351252

ShantiDwara Yoga School classes start early morning to greet the Sun, to commence day with a recharged body-mind-soul triad and cleansed lenses of perception to gain the most out of daily experience.


Move your Yoga practice to the next level by steady progress. Uproot fears and deep-rooted conditioning by learning ancient techniques of body movements,  breath work and meditation, gradually learning to apply them in daily life. Restore bodily functions, addressing all systems of the  organism with a holistic, scientifically sound and systematic approach.


In Yoga, Sun represents soul or the grand ego, Moon reflecting the light - the mind, and Fire, the tangible luminous particle, the transmitting force delivering the cosmic universal message, stands for the power of transformation.


Join Shantidwara in the series of unique classes tailored thoroughly to individual level and needs. 

Learn about Yoga Ecology and restore natural harmony in soul.


Booking/enquiry shantidwara@gmail.com or 0404351252.

(Yoga Temple is centrally located close to Ocean Shores, Mullumbimby and Byron Bay in the lush rolling hills of Middle Pocket, easy access.) 


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Mind is hardwired to seek pleasure and avoid suffering, continuously oscillating between sukha and dukha, raga and dwesha. As we evolve we learn healthy boundaries between bonding to people who provide us with nurture, this we call “love”, and nature, the growing experience that we call “lessons”. 


Learning to develop healthy discrimination between enabling behaviour that keeps us stuck in the cycle of addictions, dependency and empowerment that helps us shift a stagnating perspective is the most fundamental qualities of building up a strong character. 

Mantra Yoga As Pure Vibration Grants Strength And Supports Realisation Of The Highest Purpose In Life.


Sanskrit Mantra connects all the faculties of our being - body, energy, mind, emotions and soul - in unison, retuning the disturbed parts by cleansing the impurities and releasing space. As a result, the vacated space get flooded by pure light, which brings lasting peace and ultimate satisfaction. 


Pleasure does not equal bliss, bliss is characterised by pleasant sensation to the extent of ego still presenting itself.


https://youtu.be/jSezx5KEmEI

It has been over 5 years that uninterrupted weekly practice of healing Mahamrityumjaya Havan is observed by Sadhvi Matarishvan in Northern Rivers, NSW community. Its mission of advancing positive transformation, rejuvenation, improving ecology and restoring connection with inner and external natural cycles is having a long-lasting effect on the land and its inhabitants. 

Over the years, hundreds of people were introduced to ancient sacred practices of restorative Yoga, improved their personal connection with fire within their own bodies and fire in the form of external light reflected in nature all around. 

PRITHVI-SUKTA: HYMN TO THE EARTH (ATHARVA VEDA), compiled and written down c. 1200–900 BCE, in oral tradition from eons back.


Truth, high and potent Law, the Consecrating Rite, Fervour, Brahma, and Sacrifice uphold the Earth.

May she, the Queen of all that is and is to be, may Prithivī make ample space and room for us. || 1


Not overcome by the crowd of Manu’s sons, she who hath many heights and floods and level plains;

She who bears plants endowed with many varied powers, may Prithivī for us spread wide and favour us. || 2


In whom the sea, and Sindhu, and the waters, in whom our food and corn-lands had their being,

In whom this all that breathes and moves is active, this Earth, assign us foremost rank and station! || 3


She who is Lady of the earth’s four regions, in whom our food and corn-lands had their being,

Nurse in each place of breathing, moving creatures, this Earth, vouchsafe us kine with milk that fails not! || 4


On whom the men of old before us battled, on whom the Gods attacked the hostile demons,

The varied home of bird, and kine and horses, this Prithivī, vouchsafe us luck and splendour! || 5


Firm standing-place, all-bearing, store of treasures, gold-breasted, harbourer of all that moveth.

May Earth who bears Agni Vaisvānara, Consort of mighty Indra, give us great possessions || 6


May Earth, may Prithivī, always protected with ceaseless care by Gods who never slumber,

May she pour out for us delicious nectar, may she bedew us with a flood of splendour. || 7


She who at first was water in the ocean, whom with their wondrous powers the sages followed,

May she whose heart is in the highest heaven, compassed about with truth, and everlasting,

May she, this Earth, bestow upon us lustre, and grant us power in loftiest dominion. || 8


On whom the running universal waters flow day and night with never-ceasing motion,

May she with many streams pour milk to feed us, may she bedew us with a flood of splendour. || 9


She whom the Asvins measured out, o’er whom the foot of Vishnu strode,

Whom Indra, Lord of Power and Might, freed from all foemen for himself,

May Earth pour out her milk for us, a mother unto me her son. || 10


O Prithivī, auspicious be thy woodlands, auspicious be thy hills and snow-clad mountains.

Unslain, unwounded, unsubdued, I have set foot upon the Earth,

On earth brown, black, ruddy and every-coloured, on the firm earth that Indra guards from danger. || 11


O Prithivī, thy centre and thy navel, all forces that have issued from thy body

Set us amid those forces; breathe upon us. I am the son of Earth, Earth is my Mother.

Parjanya is my Sire; may he promote me. || 12


Earth on whose surface they enclose the altar, and all-performers spin the thread of worship;

In whom the stakes of sacrifice, resplendent, are fixed and raised on high before the oblation,

may she, this Earth, prospering, make us prosper. || 13


The man who hates us, Earth, who fights against us, who threaten us with thought or deadly weapon, make him our thrall as thou hast done aforetime.  || 14


Produced from thee, on thee move mortal creatures: thou bearest them, both quadruped and biped.

Thine, Prithivī, are these Five human Races, for whom, though mortal, Sūrya as he rises spreads with his rays the light that is immortal. || 15


In concert may these creatures yield us blessings. With honey of discourse, O Earth, endow me. || 16


Kind, ever gracious be the Earth we tread on, the firm Earth, Prithivī, borne up by Order, mother of plants and herbs, the all-producer. || 17


A vast abode hast thou become, the Mighty. Great stress is on thee, press and agitation, but with unceasing care great Indra guards thee.

So make us shine, O Earth, us with the splendour of gold. Let no man look on us with hatred. || 18


Agni is in the earth, in plants; the waters hold Agni in them, in the stones is Agni.

Agni abideth deep in men: Agnis abide in cows and steeds. || 19


Agni gives shine and heat in heaven: the spacious air is his, the God’s

Lover of fatness, bearer of oblation, men enkindle him. || 20


Dark-kneed, invested with a fiery mantle, Prithivī sharpen me and give me splendour! || 21


On earth they offer sacrifice and dressed oblation to the Gods.

Men, mortals, live upon the earth by food in their accustomed way.

May that Earth grant us breath and vital power. Prithivī give me life of long duration! || 22


Scent that hath risen from thee, O Earth, the fragrance which growing herbs and plants and waters carry,

Shared by Apsarases, shared by Gandharvas therewith make thou me sweet: let no man hate me. || 23


Thy scent which entered and possessed the lotus, the scent which they prepared at Sūryā’s bridal,

Scent which Immortals Earth! of old collected, therewith make thou me sweet: let no man hate me. || 24


Thy scent in women and in men, the luck and light that is in males, that is in heroes and in steeds in sylvan beasts and elephants,

The splendid energy of maids, therewith do thou unite us, Earth! Let no man look on us with hate. || 25


Rock earth, and stone, and dust, this Earth is held together, firmly bound.

To this gold-breasted Prithivī mine adoration have I paid. || 26


Hither we call the firmly held, the all-supporting Prithivī,

On whom the trees, lords of the wood, stand evermore immovable. || 27


Sitting at ease or rising up, standing or going on our way.

With our right foot and with our left we will not reel upon the earth. || 28


I speak to Prithivī the purifier, to patient Earth who groweth strong through Brahma.

O Earth, may we recline on thee who bearest strength, increase, portioned share of food, and fatness. || 29


Purified for our bodies flow the waters: we bring distress on him who would attack us.

I cleanse myself, O Earth, with that which cleanseth. || 30


Earth, be thine eastern and thy northern regions, those lying southward and those lying westward.

Propitious unto me in all my movements. Long as I tread the ground let me not stumble. || 31


Drive us not from the west or east, drive us not from the north or south,

Be gracious unto us, O Earth: let not the robbers find us; keep the deadly weapon far away. || 32


Long as, on thee, I look around, possessing Sūrya as a friend,

So long, through each succeeding year, let not my power of vision fail. || 33


When, as I lie, O Earth, I turn upon my right side and my left,

When stretched at all our length we lay our ribs on thee who meetest us.

Do us no injury there, O Earth who furnishest a bed for all. || 34


Let what I dig from thee, O Earth, rapidly spring and grow again.

O Purifier, let me not pierce through thy vitals or thy heart.  || 35


Earth, may thy summer, and thy rains, and autumn, thy winter, and thy dewy frosts, and spring-time.

May thy years, Prithivī! and ordered seasons, and day and night pour out for us abundance. || 36


The purifier, shrinking from the Serpent, she who held fires that lie within the waters,

Who gives as prey the God-blaspheming Dasyus, Earth choosing Indra for her Lord, not Vritra, hath clung to Sakra, to the Strong and Mighty. || 37


Base of the seat and sheds, on whom the sacrificial stake is reared,

On whom the Yajus-knowing priests recite their hymns and chant their psalms,

And ministers are busied that Indra may drink the Soma juice || 38


On whom the ancient Rishis, they who made the world, sang forth the cows,

Seven worshippers, by session, with their fervent zeal and sacrifice; || 39


May she, the Earth, assign to us the opulence for which we yearn,

May Bhaga share and aid the task and Indra come to lead the way. || 40


May she, the Earth, whereon men sing and dance with varied shout and noise,

Whereon men meet in battle, and the war-cry and the drum resound,

May she drive off our foemen, may Prithivī rid me of my foes. || 41


On whom is food, barley and rice, to whom these Races Five belong,

Homage to her, P arjanya’s wife, to her whose marrow is the rain! || 42


Whose castles are the work of Gods, and men wage war upon her plain

The Lord of Life make Prithivī, who beareth all things in her womb, pleasant to us on every side! || 43


May Earth the Goddess, she who bears her treasure stored up in many a place, gold, gems, and riches,

Giver of opulence, grant great possessions to us bestowing them with love and favour. || 44


Earth, bearing folk of many a varied language with diverse rites as suits their dwelling-places,

Pour, like a constant cow that never faileth, a thousand streams of treasure to enrich me! || 45


Thy snake, thy sharply stinging scorpion, lying concealed, bewildered, chilled with cold of winter,

The worm, O Prithivī, each thing that in the Rains revives and stirs,

Creeping, forbear to creep on us! With all things gracious bless thou us. || 46


Thy many ways on which the people travel, the road for car and wain to journey over,

Thereon meet both the good and bad, that pathway may we attain without a foe or robber.

With all things gracious bless thou us. || 47


Supporting both the foolish and the weighty she bears the death both of the good and evil.

In friendly concord with the boar, Earth opens herself for the wild swine that roams the forest. || 48


All sylvan beasts of thine that love the woodlands, man-eaters, forest-haunting, lions, tigers,

Hyena, wolf, Misfortune, evil spirit, drive from us, chase the demons to a distance. || 49


Gandharvas and Apsarases, Kimīdins, and malignant sprites,

Pisāchas all, and Rākshasas, these keep thou, Earth, afar from us. || 50


To whom the winged bipeds fly together, birds of each various kind, the swans, the eagles;

On whom the Wind comes rushing, Mātarisvan, rousing the dust and causing trees to tremble, and flame pursues the blast hither and thither; || 51


Earth, upon whom are settled, joined together, the night and day, the dusky and the ruddy, Prithivī compassed by the rain about her,

Happily may she stablish us in each delightful dwelling place. || 52


Heaven, Earth, the realm of Middle Air have granted me this ample room,

Agni, Sun, Waters, all the Gods have joined to give me mental power. || 53


I am victorious, I am called the lord superior on earth,

Triumphant, all-o’erpowering the conqueror on every side || 54


There, when the Gods, O Goddess, named thee, spreading thy wide expanse as thou wast broadening eastward,

Then into thee passed many a charm and glory: thou madest for thyself the world’s four regions. || 55


In hamlets and in woodland, and in all assemblages on earth,

In gatherings, meeting of the folk, we will speak glorious things of thee. || 56


As the horse scattereth the dust, the people who dwelt upon the land, at birth, she scattered,

Leader and head of all the world, delightful, the trees’ protectress and the plants’ upholder. || 57


Whate’er I say I speak with honey-sweetness, whatever I behold for that they love me.

Dazzling, impetuous am I: others who fiercely stir I slay. || 58


Mild, gracious, sweetly odorous, milky, with nectar in her breast,

May Earth, may Prithivī bestow her benison, with milk, on me. || 59


Whom Visvakarman with oblation followed, when she was set in mid-air’s billowy ocean

A useful vessel, hid, when, for enjoyment, she was made manifest to those with mothers. || 60


Thou art the vessel that containeth people, Aditi, granter of the wish, far-spreading.

Prajāpati, the first-born Son of Order, supplieth thee with whatsoe’er thou lackest. || 61


Let thy breasts free from sickness and Consumption be, Prithivī, produced for our advantage.

Through long-extended life wakeful and watching still may we be thy tributary servants. || 62


O Earth, my Mother, set thou me happily in a place secure.

Of one accord with Heaven, O Sage, set me in glory and in wealth. || 63


Atharva Veda 12.1-63 (trans. by Maurice Bloomfield, Sacred Books of the East, Vol. 42, 1897)


Atharva Veda further study:

http://library.mibckerala.org/lms_frame/eBook/06%20World%20Religions/Atharva_Veda.pdf


https://core.ac.uk/download/pdf/15602022.pdf

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