- one of the Samhitas, a collection of mantras and formulas, some showing pre-Vedic influence.
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In its main contents the Atharva-veda is more superstitious than the Rigveda.
The Atharva-veda is extant in the recensions of two different schools.
In certain cases, however, the Atharva-veda is stated to be useful.
In the Atharva-Veda Kama does not mean sexual desire, but rather the yearning after the good of all created things.
The Atharva-veda also supplies charms against sprains, worms, and other evils.The History of Antiquity, Volume IV (of 6)
- Hinduism the fourth and latest Veda, largely consisting of priestly spells and incantations