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Ashwins


Ashwins are the Divine Physicians

- युवं तासां दिव्यस्य प्रशासने विशां क्षयथो अमृतस्य मज्मना । याभिर्धेनुमस्वं पिन्वथो नरा ताभिरू षु अतिभिरश्विना गतम् ॥
[Yuvam Taasaam Divyasya Prashaasane Vishaam Kssayatho Amrtasya Majmanaa | Yaabhir-Dhenum-Asvam Pinvatho Naraa Taabhir-Uu Ssu Atibhir-Ashvinaa-(Aa) Gatam] (RV 1.112.3)
O Ashwins, by your (Taasaam) divine (Divyasya) rule (Prashaasane), you invigorate (Kssayathah) the subjects (Vishaam) with the power (Majmanaa) of nectar (Amrtasya); By which (Yaabhih) (protective aid) O leaders (Naraa), you filled (Pinvathah) the barren (Asva) cow (Dhenu) (of rishi Sayu) (with milk), with that (Taabhih) protective aid (Uutibhih) O Ashwins, come (Aa Gatam) here.

- युवं च्यवानमश्विना जरन्तं पुनर्युवानं चक्रथुः शचीभिः । युवो रथं दुहिता सूर्यस्य सह श्रिया नासत्यावृणीत ॥
[Yuvam Cyavaanam-Ashvinaa Jarantam Punar-Yuvaanam Cakrathuh Shaciibhih | Yuvo Ratham Duhitaa Suuryasya Saha Shriyaa Naasatyaa-(A)vrnniita] (RV 1.117.13)
O Ashwins, you two (Yuvam) by extending your mighty help (Shaciibhih) made (Cakrathuh) the aging (Jarantam) Cyavaana young (Yuvaanam) again (Punah); O Naasatyaas (Helpers), the daughter (Duhitaa) of Suurya invested (Avrnniita) your (Yuvah) chariot (Ratham) with splendour (Shriyaa).

- शतं मेषान्वृक्ये मामहानं तमः प्रणीतमशिवेन पित्रा । आक्षी ऋज्राश्वे अश्विनावधत्तं ज्योतिरन्धाय चक्रथुर्विचक्षे ॥
[Shatam Messaan-Vrkye Maamahaanam Tamah Pranniitam-Ashivena Pitraa | Aa-(A)kssii Rjraashve Ashvinaav-Adhattam Jyotir-Andhaaya Cakrathur-Vicaksse] (RV 1.117.17)
O Ashwins, when Rjraashva gave away (Maamahaanam) hundred (Shatam) sheep (Messaan) to the wolf (Vrkye), he was reduced to (Pranniitam) darkness (Tamah) (i.e. turned blind) by his unkind (Ashivena) father (Pitraa); You Ashwins gave (Adhattam) eye (Akssii) to Rjraashva and made (Cakrathuh) the blind (Andhaaya) see (Vicaksse) the light (Jyotih) again.


Ashwins helps people during distress

- याभी रेभं निवृतं सितमद्भ्य उद्वन्दनमैरयतं स्वर्दृशे । याभिः कण्वं प्र सिषासन्तमावतं ताभिरू षु ऊतिभिरश्विना गतम् ॥
[Yaabhii Rebham Nivrtam Sitam-Adbhya Ud-Vandanam-Airayatam Svardrshe | Yaabhih Kannvam Pra Sissaasantam-Aavatam Taabhir-Uu Ssu Uutibhir-Ashvinaa-(Aa) Gatam] (RV 1.112.5)
O Ashwins, by which (Yaabhih) (protective aid) you rescued (Airayatam) rishis Rebha and Vandana from getting drowned (Adbhya), who were tied (Sitam) and held (Nivrtam) (i.e. thrown) (inside well), and brought them out in light (Svar) in visible sight (Drshe); By which you protected (Aavatam) rishi Kanva who was similarly longing (Sissaasantam) to see the light, by that (Taabhih) protective aid (Uutibhih) O Ashwins, come (Aa Gatam) here.

- याभिः परिज्मा तनयस्य मज्मना द्विमाता तूर्षु तरणिर्विभूषति । याभिस्त्रिमन्तुरभवद्विचक्षणस्ताभिरू षु ऊतिभिरश्विना गतम् ॥
[Yaabhih Parijmaa Tanayasya Majmanaa Dvi-Maataa Tuurssu Tarannir-Vibhuussati | Yaabhis-Tri-Mantur-Abhavad-Vicakssannas-Taabhir-Uu Ssu Uutibhir-Ashvinaa-(Aa) Gatam] (RV 1.112.4)
O Ashwins, by which (Yaabhih) (protective aid) the omnipresent (Parijmaa) (referring to Vayu) hastens (Tuurssu) to spread (Tarannih) the power (Majmanaa) of the son (Tanayasya) having two (Dvi) mothers (Maataa) (referring to Agni who is lighted with two sticks), thus adorning (Vibhuussati) the worlds (with the protective power of Agni); By which (Yaabhih) (Kakshivat) became (Abhavad) learned (Vicakssannah) in the three (Tri) yagnas (Mantuh), by that (Taabhih) protective aid (Uutibhih) O Ashwins, come (Aa Gatam) here.



Vedic Vision of Nature:
  1. Introduction
  2. Meditation on Dyauh Shanti Mantra:
    Meditation on the underlying Peace pervading the three divisions of the Universe.
  3. Meditation on Ambhasyapare Mantra:
    Meditation on the underlying Divinity pervading the vast Universe.
  4. Meditation on Satyam-Brhad-Rtam Mantra:
    Meditation on how the Earth is sustained by Truth, Cosmic Order and Penance.
  5. Meditation on Yaa-Arnnave-Adhi Mantra:
    Meditation on the Divine heart of Mother Earth.
  6. Meditation on Vishvambhara Vasudhani Mantra:
    Meditation on the all-encompassing Qualities of Mother Earth.
  7. Meditation on Yam Rakshanti Asvapna Mantra:
    Meditation on the all-giving nature of Mother Earth protected by divine forces.
  8. Meditation on Giriyas-Te Parvata Mantra:
    Meditation on the Joy spread by the Hills, Snow-clad Mountains and Forests of Mother Earth.
  9. Meditation on Vaishvanaram Bibhrati Mantra:
    Meditation on Mother Earth who holds the Universal Fire within her.
  10. Meditation on Yasyam Aapah Paricarah Mantra:
    Meditation on Mother Earth in whom Water flows day and night from all sides unceasingly.
  11. Meditation on Yasyam Vedim Parigrhnanti Mantra:
    Meditation on Mother Earth as a great sacrificial altar in which we offer our activities.
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May there be Peace in the Sky,
May there be Peace in the Earth,
May there be Peace in the Water,
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May there be Peace in the Gods in the various Worlds,
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