Author: Devi Chand
Foreword/Introduction: M C Joshi
Publisher: Munshiram Manoharlal
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8121501725
Are the Vedas three or four in number? The Western scholars basing their arguments on the Purusasukta and the word abhicara meaning sorcery and charms have concluded that the Vedas are three and Atharvaveda does not belong to the main body as it deals with black magic. This conclusion is wrong; for, the Atharvaveda deals with all those evils that have plagued mankind from the dawn of creation and suggests remedies in the form of medicines and prayers. From the point of view of usefulness, the Atharvaveda is the best for man, as it has prayers for his well -being, longevity, progeny and happy domestic life.
Devi Chand's translation is based on Swami Dayanand's interpretation. He has also made use of the commentaries of eminent Indian and foreign Vedic scholars. He has spared no pains to bring home the message of the Atharvaveda to contemporary man. The notes, index and the introduction add to the values of the book. All those interested to find solutions to the myriad problems that afflict them everyday shall find this book highly useful.
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