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-- "Erotic Mantras" of Atharva Veda --

I came across a few mantras of the Atharva Veda which have been deemed to be “erotic” by “scholars”. There has also been discussion about them:+…

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Scholarly” translation of “erotic mantras” (20.136.3-5) (see screenshot):

“yád devā́so lalāmaguṃ práviṣṭīmínam” – Playful lovers enter with wet penis (lalāmaguṃ)”

“mahānagnyàtr̥pnadvi” – The great naked woman was satisfied.+


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Let's see if they actually talk about fat naked women.

yád devā́so lalāmaguṃ práviṣṭīmínam āviṣuḥ |

[Which senses, move (gavate) towards the Supreme Brahman who is the best of objects to be attained (lalāma), entering in various ways (ie, by many actions).]+

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Skambha Sukta of Atharva Veda describes very beautifully the natures of Sri Mahalakshmi and Sri Bhu Devi. A small sample+

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tantrám éke yuvatī́ vírūpe

[The eternally young Srī and Bhū Devīs (yuvatī́), whose natures are different (wealth and modesty)...]+

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abhyākrā́maṃ vayataḥ ṣáṇmayūkham 

[...uniquely approach, ie, with unique intent (éke abhyākrā́maṃ), the Lord who extends his grace & protects all (tantrám), who has the brightness of sixfold attributes - jnāna, bala etc (ṣáṇmayūkham) & make him a Protector (vayataḥ)]+
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-- Smara Sukta of Atharva Veda --

A favorite Sukta of mine consisting of just 4 mantras in the Atharva Veda, misinterpreted by egghead indologists as a "love spell" -… +

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rathajítāṃ rāthajiteyī́nām apsarásām ayáṃ smaráḥ / dévāḥ prá hiṇuta smarám asaú mā́m ánu śocatu //+

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[This loving meditation (of Brahman) of those moving in sense objects (apsarásām), masters of bodies (rathajítāṃ), those following the Lord who conquers the embodied self (rāthajiteyī́nām)..]+

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