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English translation of
Holy Zend Avesta - Vendidad

English translation by James Darmesteter, Dhalla, B. N. Dhabhar,
L. Mills, J. H. Peterson, C. Bartholomae
taken from http://www.avesta.org/avesta.html

Fargard 21

I.

1
Hail, bounteous bull! Hail to thee, beneficent bull! Hail to thee, who makest increase! Hail to thee, who makest growth!Hail to thee, who dost bestow his part upon the righteous faithful,and wilt bestow it on the faithful yet unborn! Hail to thee, whom the Jahi kills, and the ungodly Ashemaogha, and the wicked tyrant.

II.

2
'Come, come on, O clouds, from up above, down on the earth,by thousands of drops, by myriads of drops:' thus say, O holy Zarathushtra! 'to destroy sickness, to destroy death, to destroy the sickness that kills, to destroy death that kills, to destroy Gadha and Apagadha.

3
'If death come after noon, may healing come at eve! 'If death come at eve, may healing come at night! 'If death come at night, may healing come at dawn! 'And showers shower down new water, new earth, new plants, new healing powers, and new healing.

IIIa.

4
'As the sea Vouru-kasha is the gathering place of the waters,rising up and going down, up the aerial way and down the earth,down the earth and up the aerial way: thus rise up and roll along!thou in whose rising and growing Ahura Mazda made the aerial way.

5
'Up! rise up and roll along! thou swift-horsed Sun, above Hara Berezaiti, and produce light for the world and mayst thou O man! rise up there, if thou art to abide in Garo-nmanem,along the path made by Mazda, along the way made by the gods,the watery way they opened.

6
'And the Holy Word shall keep away the evil: Of thee [O child!] I will cleanse the birth and growth; of thee [O woman!] I will make the body and the strength pure; I make thee rich in children and rich in milk;

7
'Rich in seed, in milk, in fat, in marrow, and in offspring. I shall bring to thee a thousand pure springs, running towards the pastures that give food to the child.

IIIb.

8
'As the sea Vouru-kasha is the gathering place of the waters,rising up and going down, up the aerial way and down the earth,down the earth and up the aerial way: 'Thus rise up and roll along! thou in whose rising and growing Ahura Mazda made the earth.

9
'Up! rise up, thou Moon, that dost keep in thee the seed of the bull; 'Rise up above Hara Berezaiti, and produce light for the world (and mayst thou [O man!] rise up there, if thou art to abide in Garo-nmanem), along the path made by Mazda, along the way made by the gods, the watery way they opened.

10
'And the Holy Word shall keep away the evil: Of thee [O child!] I will cleanse the birth and growth; of thee [O woman!] I will make the body and the strength pure; I make thee rich in children and rich in milk;

11
'Rich in seed, in milk, in fat, in marrow, and in offspring.I shall bring to thee a thousand pure springs, running towards the pastures that give food to the child.

Continued...

IIIc.

12
'As the sea Vouru-kasha is the gathering place of the waters,rising up and going down, up the aerial way and down the earth,down the earth and up the aerial way: 'Thus rise up and roll along! thou in whose rising and growing Ahura Mazda made everything that grows.

13
'Up! rise up, ye deep Stars, that have in you the seed of waters; 'Rise up above Hara Berezaiti and produce light for the world (and mayst thou [O man!] rise up there, if thou art to abide in Gara-nmanem), along the path made by Mazda. along the way made by the gods, the watery way they opened.

14
'And the Holy Word shall keep away the evil: Of thee [O child!] I will cleanse the birth and growth; of thee [O woman!] I will make the body and the strength pure; I make thee rich in children and rich in milk;

15
'Rich in seed, in milk, in fat, in marrow, and in offspring.I shall bring to thee a thousand pure springs, running towards the pastures that will give food to the child.

16
'As the sea Vouru-kasha is the gathering place of the waters,rising up and going down, up the aerial way and down the earth,down the earth and up the aerial way: 'Thus rise up and roll along! ye in whose rising and growing Ahura Mazda made everything that rises.

17
'In your rising away will the Kahvuzi fly and cry, away will the Ayehi fly and cry, away will the Jahi who follows the Yatu,fly and cry.

IV.

18
'I drive away Ishire and I drive away Aghuire; I drive away Aghra and I drive away Ughra; I drive away sickness and I drive away death; I drive away pain and I drive away fever; I drive away Sarana and I drive away Sarastya. I drive away Azana and I drive away Azahva; I drive away Kurugha and I drive away Azhivaka; I drive away Duruka and I drive away Astairya; I drive away the evil eye, rottenness, and infection which Angra Mainyu has created against the bodies of mortals.

19
'I drive away all manner of sickness and death, all the Yatus and Pairikas, and all the wicked Jainis.

20
'A Airyama ishyo:- May the vow-fulfilling Airyaman come here,for the men and women of Zarathushtra to rejoice, for Vohu-mano to rejoice; with the desirable reward that Religion deserves.I solicit for holiness that boon that is vouchsafed by Ahura!

21
'May the vow-fulfilling Airyaman smite all manner of sickness and death, all the Yatus and Pairikas, and all the wicked Jainis.

22
'Yatha ahu vairyo:- The will of the Lord is the law of righteousness! 'Kem-na Mazda:- What protector hast thou given unto me? 'Ke verethrem-ja:- Who is the victorious who will protect thy teaching?

23
'Keep us from our hater, O Mazda and Armaiti Spenta! Perish,O fiendish Druj! Perish, O brood of the fiend! Perish, O worldo f the fiend! Perish away, O Druj! Perish away to the regions of the north, never more to give unto death the living world of Righteousness!

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-- Fargard 21 --





 
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