Atharvam or Atharvanam ?

Updated on July 29, 2021 in Holy Books
2 on July 2, 2021

Swami,

Namaskaram !

Wherever I happened to read something about this Vedam, it is always referred as ‘Atharvam’.

Then how did the usage ‘Atharvanam’ came into existence ? Is it just a Tamil (altered) way of calling it or is there a certain background to calling so ?

Also why this Vedam alone triggers fear response in people as if it is full of sorcery and witchcraft ? Isn’t this perception incorrect ?

– Adiyen

 
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Nandri, Sri Udayavar Swami !

 

on July 29, 2021

Srimathe Rāmanujāya namaha.
ava | drapsah | amshu-matiim | atishthat | iyaanah | krshnah | dasha-bhih | sahasraih | aavat | tam | indrah | shacyaa | dhamantam | apa | snehitiih | nr-manaah | adhatta // RV_8,96.13 //
drapsam | apashyam | vishune | carantam | upa-hvare | nadyah | amshu-matyaah | nabhah | na | krshnam | avatasthi-vaamsam | ishyaami | vah | vrshanah | yudhyata | aajau // RV_8,96.14 //
adha | drapsah | amshu-matyaah | upa-sthe | adhaarayat | tanvam | titvishaanah | vishah | adeviih | abhi | aacarantiih | brhaspatinaa | yujaa | indrah | sasahe // RV_8,96.15 //
These are verses from the Rig Veda , Mandala 8. Swamy, does ” Krishna” mentioned here refer to the Supreme Lord or to another individual who goes by the same name? What is the right interpretation of these verses? Please do dispel my ignorance.

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