|| Vamsa for Atharvaveda ||

Vamsa is nothing but lineage of acharyas. Mostly this vamsa is lineage of rishis getting the upadesha ( teaching about parabramha or on any subject ) from some other rishis . In most of  vamasas lineage of bramhavidya is mentioned ( yet shatpatha bramhana gives vamsa for yagniki vidya )
Another important point is that all lineages start from bramha ( some times he is also called svayabhu bramha , sometimes prajapati, )
Like all other traditions of   Rigvedis (shankhayan) ,Suklayajurvedis having vamsa starting from svayambhu bramha,Krishna yajurvedis ,Samavedis having a bramhana dedicated to vamsa ( Vamsa bramhana ) .Atharvans have there vamsa too. These vamsa is mentioned in Mundaka upanishad.

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Starting from Bramha to shaunak maharshi, acharyas mentioned in vamsa are enlisted below :

(1) Bramha ( viswasya karta bhuvanasya gopta )

(2) Atharva ( Eldest son of Bramha )
(3)Angir

(4) Satyavaha bharadwaja
(5) Angirasa

(6) Shaunak
( shaunak mahashal )

This is lineage of seekers and seers of bramhavidya in accordance with atharvan tradition. Like all other traditions of north India ( mostly of shukla yajurvedis ), oblations are offered to all this acharyas by Atharvans on upakarma day.

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Atharvan tvarita rudra mantra

These mantras are house in Atharvavediya-Mahanarayan upnishad .It is in tradition to recite these mantras for rapid wish fulfilling.Even shaiva agama mentions about it ( please refer to Vatul-Agam ).Since they belongs to atharvan tradition so rishi assigned for these mantras are Atharvan or Atharva . It is clear from mantras that deity for these mantras is Tvarita-Rudra.
( A parallel anuvaka with difference in mantras, rishi is there in Taittariya aranyak (10 chapter famously known as Narayanvalli or mahanarayan upnishad ).Famous commenter Sayan in his bhasya describes this mantra as tvarita rudranuvaka)

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