Selected Veda Mantras’ Subjects or Quotes

Collected by Suresh Vyas

Abbreviations:

Rig = Rigved

Sam = Samved

A = Atharva ved

Y = Yajurved

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Rig. 10.17. 7-9            on Sarasvati

Rig. 10.18.1-6             for making a sick alive/healthy

Rig. 10.8.8                  tells widow to marry again

Rig. 10.22.8                prayer for destroying terrorists

Rig. 10.34.10              bad consequences of gambling

Rig. 10.48.11              In haven live Aadityas, in mid space live Rudriyas, on earth live Vasus

Rig. 10.53.6                .. .. मनुर्भव जनया दैव्यम् जनम ।  May you first strive to be a man, and then rise to the status of an enlightened one – the divine.

Rig. 10.57.1                मा प्र गाम पथो वयम् मा यज्ञादिन्द्र सोमनः । मान्तः स्थुर्नो अहातय ॥

O Lord, let us not depart from the righteous path, nor from the path of noble actions; let not maligning or miserliness dwell within us.

Rig. 10.58                   12 mantras for controlling mind

Rig. 10.59                   10 mantras for sick to get well

Rig. 10.63                   15 & 16 mantras for safety in travel

Rig. 10.64.9                Prayer to great rivers Sarasvti, Sarayu, sindhU

Rig. 10.67.1                Says divine knowledge given by God

Rig. 10.72                   Nine mantras describing creation

Rig. 10.75.5                mention names of rivers Ganga, Yamuna, Sarasvati

Rig. 10.81 & 10.82     Lord creates

Rig. 10.83 & 10.84     Seven mantras in praise/prayer to Wrath- Manyu devataa

Rig. 10.85                   has mantras for wedding

Rig. 10.87.16              Prayer against cannibals and cattle eaters

Rig. 10.90                   Purush Suuktam

Rig. 10.97                   Praises of herbal medicinal plants

Rig. 10.98                   Prayers to get rain

Rig. 10.117.6              on sharing food, giving hospitality

Rig. 10.129                 on creation

Rig. 10.130                 The 1st yagna to create nature’s bounties

Rig. 10.137                 Mantras told by Saptarshis

Rig. 10.151                 on faith

Rig. 10.154                 O departed soul .. ..

Rig. 10.161                 mantras/havan for making sick well

Rig. 10.162                 mantras for keeping embryo healthy

Rig. 10.169                 four mantras for cow

Rig. 10.173, 10.174    Raj stuti at coronation of king or prime minister

Rig. 10.175                 1 & 2 mantras request to debaters to bring the truth

Rig. 10.184                 prayer for pregnant women

Rig.10.191.3-4            mantras for unity and equality, also for married couple

  1. 1.3 9 mantras for release of urine
  2. 1.11 6 mantras for making easy delivery
  3. 1.16.4 Vedic response to cow/ horse/ man killers

यदि नो गां हंसि यद् अश्वम् यदि पूरुषम्।

तम् त्वा सीसेन विध्यामो यथा नोसो अविरहा ॥

“If you kill our cow, horse or man, we shall pierce you with lead, so that you may no more be killer of our brae men.”

  1. 1.18 Four mantras for removing deformity and make one beautiful
  2. 1.19.3 Vedic attitude towards those who try to enslave us Vedics
  3. 2.1 Five mantras on God and His Abode as seen by a rishi/yogi
  4. 2.16, 2.17 Yagna mantras for health
  5. 2.29 One’s prayer for happiness of a man
  6. 2.33 mantras for curing all diseases of body
  7. 2.36 3 & 4 mantras: blessings by purohit to bride
  8. 3.12 house, school वाश्तोष्पतिः . mantras from building to entry of house/school
  9. 3.30 mantras for harmony in family
  10. 3.31 for freedom from evil
  11. 4.3 Praise to the Supreme. – – कस्मै देवाय हविषे विधेम ॥
  12. 4.12 mantras for healing injured
  13. 4.13 vaat vriddhi cure mantras. 6 & 7 mantras for cuing disease by hand touch
  14. 4.14 How a yogi travels to the God’s Supreme Abode
  15. 4.17.4 This advises to terrorize the terrorists
  16. 4.24 to 4.29 mantras for freedom from sins
  17. 5.23 mantras to kill body insects and germs
  18. 5.25 seven mantras for conceiving; rest six mantras to conceive a boy
  19. 6.5.3 purohit’s prayer for good of yagna yajamaan
  20. 6.18 three mantras to free from jealousy
  21. 6.19 three mantras for self-purification
  22. 6.64 three mantras for minds’ harmony/sameness
  23. 6.74 Two mantra for unity of two. 3d mantra for uniting people
  24. 6.78.3 Blessing for couple

त्वष्टा जायात् अजनयत्  त्वष्टा अस्यै त्वाम् पतिम्।

त्वष्टा सहस्रम् आयूषि  दीर्घम् आयुः कृणोतु वाम् ॥

  1. 6.81 those who want a son and wealth wear bangles
  2. 6.83 four mantras to cure tumor
  3. 6.114 1 & 2 mantras indicate that one who disregards enlightened one cannot do yagna
  4. 6.117 advises to be free from all debts
  5. 6.125 three mantras that can be used for vehicle pujaa
  6. 6.128.2 भद्राहम् नो मध्यन्दिने भद्राहम् सायम् अस्तु नः ।

भद्राहम् नो अह्नाम् प्राता रात्री भद्राहम् अस्तु नः ॥

  1. 8.128 cow dung smoke causes sukun
  2. 6.138 & 6.137 on नितन्ति herb that helps grow hair
  3. 7.5.4&5 Says that sacrifice of man or animal in yagna is adharma
  4. 7.9.1 A good prayer

भद्रादधि श्रेयः प्रेहि बृहस्पतिः पुरएता ते अस्तु।

अथेम मस्या वर आ पृथिव्या आरेशत्रुं कृणु सर्व वीरम् ॥

  1. A. 7.24.1 A good action/wish

दोष्वप् न्यम् दौर्जीवित्यम् रक्षोम्भऽमराय्यऽः

दुर्णाम् नीः दुर्वाचस् तास्मन् नाशयामसि ॥

  1. 7.27.1 Informs that cosmos also has entities that vibrate
  2. 7.35.1 Tells how to deal with invaders and terrorists
  3. 7.62 seven mantras for house warming event
  4. 8.5.18 वर्म means armor.

वर्ममे द्यावा पृथिवी वर्माहर् वर्म सूर्यः।

वर्मम ईन्द्रश्च अग्निश्च वर्म धाता दधातु मे॥

 

  1. 8.8.21 Prayers to cause internal strife among asuras.

सम् क्रोशताम् एनान् द्यावा पृथिवी इति

सम् अंतरिक्षम् सह एवताभिः ।

मा ज्ञातरम् मा प्रतिष्ठाम् विदन्ति

मिथो विघ्नाना उपयन्तु मृत्युम् ॥

  1. 8.9 26 mantras with some mystic meaning
  2. 8.10(4).12 ते कृषिम् च अस्यम् च मन्य्ष्याः उपजिवन्ति .. ..

Men live upon cultivation and grain …

  1. 8.10 Describes how Virat devi was created in the beginning, and all other things were created from her
  2. 9.1.24 It says that it is good to keep janoi on right shoulder when there is thunder in the sky
  3. 9.3.9to31 Pujaa/havan mantras for newly built mansion
  4. 9.6 atithi vidyaa (hosting art)
  5. 9.6(3)7 एष वा अतिथर् यत् श्रोत्रियः ।

तस्मात् पूर्वो ना श्नीयात् ॥

  1. 9.7 Describes which deva resides in which part of cow
  2. 9.8 22 mantras for removing all headaches and diseases
  3. 9.10.27 Four level of speech:

OM =              paraa (innermost the origin)

Bhur=             pashyanti (at heart)

bhuvaH=       madhyamaa (at intellect)

svaH=            vaikhri (at tongue /spoken)

  1. 9.10.28 .. .. ekam sat

(Rig.1.164.46)            इन्द्रम् मित्रम् वरुणम् अग्निम्

आहुरथो दिव्यः स सुपर्णो गुरुत्मान् ।

एकम् सत् विप्रा बहुधा वदन्ति

अग्निम् यमम् मातरिश् वानमाहुः ॥

 

  1. 10.8.32 अंति संतम् न जहाति अंति संतम् न पश्यति।

देवस्य पश्य काव्यम् न ममार जीर्मति ॥

 

  1. 10.8.29 पूर्णात् पूर्णम् उतचति, पूर्णम् पूर्णेन सिच्यते ।

 

  1. 10.8.44 अकामो धीरो अमृतः स्वयंभू

रसेन तृप्तो न कुतश्चनोनः ।

तमेव विद्वान् न बिभाय मृत्योर्

आत्मानम् धीरम् अजरम् युवानम् ॥

 

  1. 14.1.1. सत्येन उत्तभिता भूमिः सूर्येण उत्तभिता द्यौः ।

ऋतेन आदित्याः तिष्ठन्ति    दिविसोमो अधि श्रितः ॥

  1. 14.1.42-44 Blessings for bride
  2. 14.1.47-64 ashmaarohaN and other mantras
  3. 14.2 Wedding ceremonies
  4. 14.2 9 to 12 mantras for vidaay (farewell to bride)
  5. 14.2 13-15 mantras for bride’s arrival at home
  6. 14.2.28 nava vadhU darsham (seeing new wife)
  7. 14.2.64 Purohit’s blessings to married couple

इहेमाविन्द्र सं नुद चक्रवाकेव दंपति ।

प्रजयैनौ स्वस्तकौ विश्वम् अव्युर् व्यऽश्नुताम् ॥

  1. 14.2.75 Blessing to new wife
  2. 15.13 Benefits of hosting a vidvaan, vraatyaH sadhu
  3. 16.9 four mantras to secure wealth
  4. 18.1.13-14 Tells that a man should not mate with or marry his sister
  5. 18.3.1-4 A widow sleeping by her dead husband remarries one who lifts her by his hand.
  6. 18.3.15 कण्वः कक्षीवान पुरुमीढो अगत्स्यः सोभरी अचनानाः।

विश्वामित्रः अयम् जमदग्निः कश्यपः वामदेवः । ।

 

  1. 16.3.16 विश्वामित्र जमदग्ने वसिष्ठ भरद्वाज गोतम वामदेव।

शदिर्नो अत्रिः अग्रभीत् नमःभिः सुऽसंसासः पितरः मृऽता नः ॥

  1. 18.4.37 To be chanted at funeral pile.

इदम् कसाम्बु चयनेन चित्तम् तत् सजाता अव पश्येतत्।

मर्त्योयम् अमृत्वमेति तस्मै गृहान् कृणुत यावत् सबन्धु॥

  1. 19.6 Purusha Suuktam
  2. 19.7, 19.8.1-2 Prayers to Naxatras

A.19.9.1-2                   Shanti mantras

  1. 19.9.6-11 शं नो .. ..
  2. 19.10.1-10 शं नो .. ..
  3. 19.11.1-6 शं नो .. ..
  4. 19.9.14 पृथिवी शान्तिर् .. ..
  5. 19.13 for aid and victory in battle
  6. 19.67.1-8 पश्येम शरदः शतम् .. ..
  7. 5.15.6 Violence to be well directed
  8. 5.15.17 mantras for purification while bathing
  9. 8.9.2 A yogi tells what he has seen in space, back side of the Sun also.
  10. 8.53.3 भूर्भुवः स्वः सुप्रजाः

प्रजाभिः स्थाम सुवीशः

वीरैः सुपोषाः पोषैः।

  1. 11.1 युञ्जानः प्रथमम् मनस् त्वाय सविता धियः।
  2. 11.5 शृण्वन्तु विश्वे अमृतस्य पुत्रा

आ ये धामनि दिव्यानि तस्तुः॥

दुर्वा = Bermuda grass

  1. 13-33 विष्णोः कर्माणि पश्यत

यतो व्रतानि पस्पशे ।

इन्द्रस्य युज्यः सखा ॥

  1. 14.18-19; 15.4-5 Various entities are Chanda
  2. 15.6 रश्मिना सत्याय सत्यम् जीन्व .. ..

With the truth flooded with light, seek the truth ..

  1. 16 16 mantras: PraNaam, prayer to Rudra
  2. 17.31 Dvaita vaada: “You do not know Him who created all these things; He is different from you, and resides in you .. ..”
  3. 17.67 A yogi says he climbs from Earth to haven to bliss.
  4. 18.64 A good prayer for good of Yajmaan

यद् दानम् यत् परा दानम्  यत् पूर्तम् याश्व दक्षिणाः।

तदग्निर् वैश्वकर्मणः स्वर् देवेषु नो दधात् ॥

  1. 18.68 O Lord, we approach You for strength for killing the evil and for defeating the invaders.

वात्रहत्याय शवसे पृतना षाह्याय च ।

ईन्द्र त्वाऽऽवर्तयामसि ॥

 

  1. 19.30 व्रतेन दीक्षाम् आप्नोति दीक्षयाऽऽ प्नोति दक्षिणाम् ।

दक्षिणा श्रद्धयाम् आप्नोति श्रद्धया सत्यम् आप्यते ॥

(Y. 19.36-37,

Y.19.55,60,62,67-70)  Can be used in Shraaddha vidhi.

  1. 19.50-51 Vedic heritage
  2. 19.77 Partial: ऋतेन सत्यम् इन्द्रियम् शुक्रम् अन्धस

By sacrifice the truth gains strength, and consummation of food becomes pure.

  1. 23.21 उत्सक् थ्या अव गुदम् धेहि समंजी चारया वृषन् । य स्त्रीणां जीव भोजनः ॥

O powerful administrator, may you revive moral force and true justice among people by purifying them who molest or exploit women for their livelihood.

(Rig. 6.46.1-2 is called Brihat)

Y.26.15                       उपह् वरे गिरीणाम् संगमे च नदीनाम् । धिया विप्रो अजायत॥

  1. 31 Purusha Suktam
  2. 32.3 First line: न तस्य प्रतिमा अस्ति यस्य नाम महद् यशः।

There is no image to compare with Him who is the greatest glory.

  1. 32.15 मेधाम् मे वरुणो दधातु मेधाम् अग्निः प्रजापतिः ।

मेधाम् ईन्द्रश्च वायुश्च मेधाम् धाता ददातु मे। स्वाहा॥

  1. 34.1-6 .. .. मनः शिव संकल्पम् अस्तु॥
  2. 34.44 तद् विप्रासो विपन्यवो जागृवाम् सः समिन्धते । विष्णोर् यत् परम् पदम् ॥

“By transcendental meditation and pious acts the vigilant seeker of truth realizes the all-pervading God within the innermost cavity, the Supreme Abode of the Lord.”

Y.34-50-52                  Glorification /benefit of gold and gold jewelry.

  1. 35.1 part. अपेतो यन्तु पणयोऽ सुम्ना देवपीयवः।

“May the evil bargainers, mischievous and jealous of the enlightened ones, go away hence. This place belongs to him who has enjoyed devotional bliss.

  1. 35.4 About Asvattha tree.
  2. 35.8-9 शं वातः शं हे ते घृणिः शं ते भवन् त्विष्टकाः।

शं ते भवन् त्वग्नयः पार्थिवासो मा त्वाऽभि शूशुचन्॥

कल्पतां ते दिशम् तुभ्यमापःशिवतमास् ते तुभ्यम् भवन्तु सिन्धवः।

अंतरिक्षम् शिवम् तुभ्यम् कल्पताम् ते दिशः सर्वाः॥

 

  1. 35.11 अपाघम् अप किल्बिषम् अप कृत्याय अपो रपः।

अपामार्ग त्वमस् मद् अप दुःष्वप् न्यम् सुव ॥

  1. 36.3 Gayatri mantra
  2. 36.8-24 Ishwar stuti. ईन्द्रो विश्वस्य राजति .. ..
  3. 40.1-17 Ishopanishad

(S. 6.8; R. 8.6.10,        अहम् इद्धि पितुष्परि मेधामृतस्य जग्रह । अहँ सूर्य इवाजति॥

  1. pg 1500) “I have verily acquired the deep knowledge of the eternal truth from my Supreme Father. I am born with the glory of the Sun as if.”

(S. 7.9                          योगे योगे त्वस्तरम् वाजा वाजे हवामहे । सखाय ईन्द्रम् उतये॥

  1. 1.30.7) “On every occasion, in every noble work we invoke the resplendent God, the best among our friends, for our protection and happiness.”
  2. 9.2 कदु प्रचेतसे महे वचो देवाय शस्यते ॥

“How amazing! Even a little praise of Him, He magnifies and accepts with delight. Indeed, while we exalt Him, we exalt ourselves.”

  1. 358 “I glorify the spacecraft which is rapid like victorious steed. May he give to our forces the fragrance of fame and longevity to our life. (R.6.39.6)
  2. 441 “Peace, pleasure and affluence is for him who longs and also gives to others these favors. The defiant offender does not evoke His love, nor wins his way to the aspired riches.”

शं पदं मर्घ रयिषिणे न कामम् अव्रतो हिनेति न स्पृशद् रयिम्॥

S.474,475                    Indicate that Soma plant grows on hilltops and Soma juice has green hue.

  1. 653 शं नः परस्व शं गवे शं जनाय शमर्वते। शँ राजन् नोषधिभ्य ॥
  2. 1006,1007 “Intellectuals mix their knowledge with Vedic knowledge, but Vedic knowledge has to remain sovereign.”
  3. 1059 ध्वस्रयोः पुरुषन् व्योरा सहस्राणि दद्महे ।

“We have received wealth in thousands from rescuers and peace lovers.”

  1. 1084 रेवतीर्नः सधमाद ईन्द्रे सन्तु तुविवाजाः। क्षुमन्तो याभिर् मदेम ॥

May You share our spiritual joy, O resplendent God. May we have abundant nourishment, and may our intellect be bright and sharp, so that full of devotion and wealth, we may live in perfect bliss in Your close company.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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