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HYMNSOFTHESAMAVEDA
TranslatedwithaPopularCommentary

RalphT.H.Griffith
1895

PREFACE
TheSamaveda,orVedaofHolySongs,thirdintheusualorderofenumerationofthethreeVedas,ranksnextin
sanctityandliturgicalimportancetotheRgvedaorVedaofRecitedpraise.ItsSanhita,ormetricalportion,
consistschieflyofhymnstobechantedbytheUdgatarpriestsattheperformanceofthoseimportantsacrifices
inwhichthejuiceoftheSomaplant,clarifiedandmixedwithmilkandotheringredients,wasofferedinlibation
tovariousdeities.TheCollectionismadeupofhymns,portionsofhymns,anddetachedverses,takenmainly
fromtheRgveda,transposedandrearranged,withoutreferencetotheiroriginalorder,tosuitthereligious
ceremoniesinwhichtheyweretobeemployed.Inthesecompiledhymnstherearefrequentvariations,ofmore
orlessimportance,fromthetextoftheRgvedaaswenowpossessitwhichvariations,althoughinsomecases
theyareapparentlyexplanatory,seeminotherstobeolderandmoreoriginalthanthereadingsoftheRgveda.In
singing,theversesarestillfurtheralteredbyprolongation,repetitionandinsertionofsyllables,andvarious
modulations,rests,andothermodificationsprescribed,fortheguidanceoftheofficiatingpriests,intheGanasor
Songbooks.Twoofthesemanuals,theGramageyagdna,orCongregational,andtheAranyaganaorForest
SongBook,followtheorderoftheversesofpartI,oftheSanhita,andtwoothers,theUhagana,theUhyagana,
ofPartII.ThispartislessdisjointedthanpartI,andisgenerallyarrangedintripletswhosefirstverseisoften
therepetitionofaversethathasoccurredinpartI.
ThereisnocluetothedateofthecompilationoftheSamavedaHymns,norhasthecompiler'snamebeen
handeddowntous.SuchamanualwasunnecessaryintheearlytimeswhentheAryansfirstcameintoIndia,but
wasrequiredforguidanceanduseinthecomplicatedritualelaboratedbytheinvadersaftertheirexpansionand
settlementintheirnewhomes.
TherearethreerecensionsofthetextoftheSamavedaSanhita,theKauthumaSakhaorrecensioniscurrentin
Guzerat,theJaiminiyaintheCarnatic,andtheRanayaniyaintheMahrattacountry.Atranslation,byDr.
Stevenson,oftheRanayaniyarecensionor,rather,afreeversionofSayana'sparaphrasewaseditedbyProfessor
Wilson,in1842in1848ProfessorBenfeyofGttingenbroughtoutanexcellenteditionofthesametextwitha
metricaltranslation,acompleteglossary,andexplanatorynotesandin187478PanditSatyavrataSamasramiof
CalcuttapublishedintheBibliothecaIndicaa.mostmeritoriouseditionoftheSanhitaaccordingtothesame
recension,withSayana'scommentary,portionsoftheSongbooks,andiotherillustrativematter.Ihavefollowed
Benfey'stext,andhave,mademuchuseofhisglossaryandnotes.PanditSatyavrataSamasrami'seditionalso
hasbeenofthegreatestservicetome.ToMr.Venis,PrincipaloftheBenaresSanskritCollege,Iamindebted
for,theloanoftheCollegemanuscriptsofthetextandcommentary.
Irepeattheexpressionofmyobligationstothosescholarswhoseworksassistedmeinmytranslationofthe
HymnsoftheRgveda.ForhelpintranslatingthenonRgvedicHymnsoftheSamaveda,Iamadditionally
indebtedtothelateProfessorBenfeyandtoProfessorLudwigwhoseversionwillbefoundinhisDerRgveda,
vol.III,pp.1925.
ForfurtherinformationregardingtheSamavedaWeber'sHistoryOfIndianLiterature,andMaxMller'sHistory
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ofAncientSanskritLiterature,orthearticleontheVedainChamber'sEncyclopaediashouldbeconsulted.
R.T.H.GRIFFITH
Kotagiri,Nilgiri
25thMay,1893.

HYMNSOFTHESAMAVEDA
FIRSTPART
BOOKI
CHAPTERI
Om.GlorytotheSamaveda!ToLordGanesaglory!Om.
DECADEIAgni
1.Come,Agni,praisedwithsong,tofeastandsacrificialoffering:sit
AsHotarontheholygrass!
2.OAgni,thouhastbeenordainedHotarofeverysacrifice,
ByGods,amongtheraceofmen.
3.Agniwechooseasenvoy,skilledperformerofthisholyrite,
Hotar,possessorofallwealth.
4.Servedwithoblation,kindled,bright,throughloveofsongmayAgni,bent
Onriches,smitetheVritrasdead!
5.Ilaudyourmostbelovedguestlikeadearfriend,OAgni,him
Who,likeachariot,winsuswealth.
6.Dothou,OAgni,withgreatmightguardusfromallmalignity,
Yea,fromthehateofmortalman!
7.OAgni,comefarothersongsofpraisewillIsingforthtothee.
WaxmightywiththeseSomadrops!
8.MayVatsadrawthymindawayevenfromthyloftiestdwellingplace!
Agni,Iyearnfortheewithsong.
9.Agni,Atharvanbroughttheeforthbyrubbingfromthesky,thehead
Ofallwhooffersacrifice.
10.OAgni,bringusradiantlighttobeourmightysuccour,for
Thouartourvisibledeity!
DECADEIIAgni
1.OAgni,God,thepeoplesingreverentpraisetotheeforstrength:
Withterrorstroublethouthefoe
2.Iseekwithsongyourmessenger,oblationbearer,lordofwealth,
Immortal,bestatsacrifice.
3.Stillturningtotheiraimintheethesacrificer'ssisterhymns
Havecometotheebeforethewind.
4.Tothee,illuminerofnight,OAgni,daybydaywithprayer,
Bringingtheereverence,wecome.
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5.Help,thouwhoknowestlauds,thiswork,alovelyhymninRudra'spraise,
Adorableineveryhouse!
6.Tothisfairsacrificetodrinkthemilkydraughtartthoucalledforth:
OAgni,withtheMarutscome!
7.WithhomagewillIreverencethee,Agni,likealongtailedsteed,
Imperiallordofholyrites.
8.AsAurvaandasBhrigucalled,asApnavanacalled,Icall
TheradiantAgnirobedwithsea.
9.WhenheenkindlesAgni,manshouldwithhisheartattendthesong:
IkindleAgnitillheglows.
10.Then,verily,theyseethelightrefulgentofprimevalseed,
Kindledonyondersideofheaven.
DECADEIIIAgni
1.Hither,forpowerfulkinship,IcallAgni,himwhoprospersyou,
Mostfrequentatoursolemnrites.
2.MayAgniwithhispointedblazecastdowneachfiercedevouringfiend:
MayAgniwinuswealthbywar!
3.Agni,begraciousthouartgreat:thouhastapproachedthepiousman,
Hastcometositonsacredgrass.
4.Agni,preserveus,fromdistressconsumeourenemies,OGod,
Eternal,withthyhottestflames
5.Harness,OAgni,OthouGod,thysteedswhicharemostexcellent!
Thefleetonesbringtheerapidly.
6.Lordofthetribes,whomallmustseek,weworshippedAgnisettheedown,
Refulgent,richinvaliantmen.
7.Agniisheadandheightofheaven,themasteroftheearthishe
Hequickeneththewaters'seed.
8.OAgni,graciouslyannouncethisourgoodfortuneoftheGods,
Andthisournewesthymnofpraise!
9,Bysong,OAgni,Angiras!Gopavanahathbroughttheeforth
Hearthoumycall,refulgentone!
10.Agni,theSage,theLordofStrength,hathmovedaroundthesacredgifts,
Givingtheoffererpreciousthings.
11.Hisheraldsbearhimupaloft,theGodwhoknowethallthatlives,
TheSun,thatallmaylookonhim.
12,PraiseAgniinthesacrifice,theSagewhoseholylawsaretrue
TheGodwhodrivethgriefaway.
13.KindbetheGoddessestolendushelp,andkindthatwemaydrink:
Maytheirstreamsbringushealthandwealth
14.Lordofthebrave,whosesongsdostthouinthineabundancenowinspire,
Thouwhosehymnshelptowinthekine?
DECADEIVAgni
1.SingtoyourAgniwitheachsong,ateverysacrificeforstrength.
Come,letuspraisethewiseand,everlastingGodevenasawellbelovedfriend,
2.Agni,protectthouusbyone,protectusbythesecondsong,
Protectusbythreehymns,OLordofpowerandmight,brightGod,byfourhymnsguarduswell!
3.OAgni,withthyloftybeams,withthypurebrilliancy,OGod,
Kindled,mostyouthfulone!byBharadvaja'shand,shineonusrichly,holyLord!
4.OAgniwhoartworshippedwell,dearletourprincesbetothee,
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Ourwealthypatronswhoaregovernorsofmen,whopart,asgifts,thestallofkine!

5.Agni,praisesinger!Lordofmen,God!burninguptheRakshasas,

Mightyartthou,theeverpresent,householdlord!homefriendandguardianfromthesky.

6.ImmortalJatavedas,thoubrighthuedrefulgentgiftofDawn,

Agni,thisdaytohimwhopaysoblationsbringtheGodswhowakenwiththemorn!

7.Wonderful,withthyfavouringhelp,sendusthybounties,graciousLord.

Thouartthecharioteer,Agni,ofearthlywealth:findrestandsafetyforourseed!

8.Famedartthou,Agni,farandwide,preserver,righteous,andaSage.

Theholysingers,Oenkindledradiantone,ordainers,callontheetocome.
9.OholyAgni,giveuswealthfamedamongmenandstrengtheninglife!

Bestowonus,Ohelper,thatwhichmanycrave,moregloriousstillthroughrighteousness!

10.Tohim,whodealethoutallwealth,thesweettonedHotarpriestofmen,

Tohimlikethefirstvesselsfilledwithsavouryjuice,toAgniletthelaudsgoforth.
DECADEVAgni
1.WiththisminehomageIinvokeAgniforyou,theSonofStrength,
Dear,wisestenvoy,skilledinnoblesacrifice,immortalmessengerofall.
2.Thouliestinthelogsthatarethymothers:mortalskindlethee.
Alertthoubearestoffthesacrifleer'sgift,andthenthoushinesttotheGods.
3.Hehathappeared,bestprosperer,inwhommenlaytheirholyacts:
SomayoursongsofpraisecomenightoAgniwhowasborntogivetheAryastrength!
4.ChiefPriestisAgniatthelaud,asstonesandgrassatsacrifice.
Gods!Maruts!Brahmanaspati!Icravewithsongthehelpthatismostexcellent.
5.PrayAgniofthepiercingflame,withsacredsongs,tobeourhelp
Forwealth,famedAgni,Purumilhaandyemen!HeisSuditi'ssuredefence.
6.Hear,Agniwhohastearstohear,withallthytrainofescortGods!
WiththosewhocomeatdawnletMitra,Aryamansitonthegrassatsacrifice.
7.AgniofDivodasa,God,comesforthlikeIndrainhismight.
Rapidlyhathhemovedalonghismotherearth:hestandsinhighheaven'sdwellingplace.
8.Whetherthoucomefromearthorfromtheloftylucidrealmofheaven,
Waxstrongerinthybodythroughmysongofpraise:fillfullallcreatures,Omostwise!
9.If,lovingwelltheforests,thouwentesttothymaternalfloods,
Nottobescorned,Agni,isthatreturnofthinewhen,fromafar,thounowarthere.
10.OAgni,Manustablishedtheealightforalltheraceofmen:
WithKanvahastthoublazed,Lawbornandwaxenstrong,thouwhomthepeoplereverence.

CHAPTERII
DECADEIAgni
1.TheGodwhogivethwealthacceptyourfulllibationpouredto,him!
Pouryeitout,thenfillthevesselfullagain,forsotheGodregardethyou.
2.LetBrahmanaspaticomeforth,letSunritatheGoddesscome,
AndGodsbringtoourritewhichyieldsafivefoldgiftthehero,loverofmankind!
3.Standuperecttolendusaid,standuplikeSavitartheGod,
Erectasstrengthbestowerwhenwecallontheewithpriestswhobalmourofferings!
4.Themanwhobringethgiftstothee,brightGodwhofainwouldstleadtowealth,
Winnethhimselfabraveson,Agni!skilledinlauds,oneprosperinginathousandways.
5.WithhymnsandholyeulogieswesupplicateyourAgni,Lord
OfmanyfamilieswhodulyservetheGods,yea,himwhomotherstooinflame.
6.ThisAgniistheLordofgreatprosperityandhero,strength,
Ofwealthwithnobleoffspringandwithstoreofkine,theLordofbattleswiththefoe.
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7.Thou,Agni,artthehomestead'sLord,ourHotarpriestatsacrifice.

Lordofallboons,thouartthePotar,passingwise.Payworship,andenjoythegood!

8.Weasthyfriendshavechosenthee,mortalsaGod,tobeourhelp.

TheWaters'Child,theblessed,themostmightyone,swiftconqueror,andwithoutapeer.
DECADEIIAgni
1.Presentoblations,makehimsplendid:setyeasHotarinhisplacetheHome'sLord,worshipped
Withgiftsandhomagewheretheypourlibations!Honourhimmeetforreverenceinourhouses.
2.Verilywondrousisthetenderyoungling'sgrowthwhoneverdrawethnightodrinkhismother'smilk.
Assoonasshewhohathnoudderborehim,he,faringonhis.greaterrand,suddenlygrewstrong.
3.Hereisonelightforthee,anotheryonder:enterthethirdand,betherewithunited.
Beautifulbethyunionwiththebody,belovedintheGods'sublimestbirthplace!
4.ForJatavedas,worthyofourpraise,willweframewithourmindthiseulogyas'twereacar
Forgood,inhisassembly,isthiscareofours.Letusnot,inthyfriendship,Agni,sufferharm!
5.AgniVaisvanara,bornincourseofOrder,themessengerofearth,theheadofheaven,
TheSage,thesovran,guestofmen,ourvesselfitfortheirmouth,theGodshavegenerated.
6.Evenasthewatersfromthemountainridges,sosprangtheGods,throughlauds,fromthee,OAgni.
Totheespeedhymnsandeulogies,ashorseshaste,bearinghimwholovesthesong,tobattle.
7.Wintoprotectyou,Rudra,lordofworship,priestofbothworlds,effectualsacrificer,
Agni,investedwithhisgoldencolours,beforethethunderstrikeandlayyousenseless!
8.TheKingwhosefaceisdeckedwithoiliskindledwithhomageofferedbyhisfaithfulservant.
Themen,thepriestsadorehimwithoblations.Agnihathshoneforthattheflushofmorning.
9.Agniadvancethwithhisloftybanner:throughearthandheaventheBullhathloudlybellowed
Hehathcomenighfromthesky'sfarthestlimit:theSteerhathwaxeninthewaters'bosom.
10.Fromthetwofirestickshavethemenengenderedwiththoughts,urgedbythehand,thegloriousAgni,
Farseen,withpointedflame,LordoftheHomestead.
DECADEIIIAgni
1.Agniiswakenedbythepeople'sfueltomeettheDawnwhocomethlikeamilchcow.
Likeyoungtreesshootinguponhightheirbranches,hisflames.aremountingtothevaultofheaven.
2.Setforththegleamingone,thesonginspirer,notfoolishwith.thefoolish,fortdestroyer,
Wholeadethwithhishymnstothoughtofconquest,goldbearded,richlysplendidwithhisarmour
3.Thouartlikeheaven:oneformisbright,oneholy,likeDayandNightdissimilarincolour.
Allmagicpowersthouaidest,selfdependent!Auspiciousbethybountyhere,OPushan!
4.Asholyfood,Agni,tothineinvokergivewealthincattle,lasting,richinmarvels!
Tousbebornasonandspreadingoffspring.Agni,bethisthygraciouswilltousward!
5.Stablishedtofillthejuicewithvitalvigour,giverofwealth,guardofhisservant'sbody,
ThegreatPriest,born,whoknowstheclouds,abiderwithmen,isseatedinthewaters'eddy.
6.Letthesong,honouringthebest,withlonginghonourtheAsura'smostfamoussovran,
Thedeedsofhimthemighty,deedslikeIndra's,themanlyoneinwhomthefolkmusttriumph!
7.InthetwokindlingblocksliesJatavedaslikethewellcherishedgerminpregnantwomen,
Agniwhodaybydaymustbeentreatedbymenwhowatchprovidedwithoblations.
8.Agni,fromdaysofoldthouslayestdemons:nevershallRakshasasinfighto'ercomethee.
Burnupthefoolishones,rawfleshdevourers:letnoneofthemescapethineheavenlyarrow!
DECADEIVAgni
1.Bringusmostmightysplendourthou,Agni,resistlessonthyway:
Prepareforusthepaththatleadstogloriousopulenceandstrength!
2.Maythebraveman,iffullofzealheserveandkindleAgni'sflame,
Dulypresentingsacredgifts,enjoytheGods'protectinghelp.
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3.Thybrightsmokeliftsitselfaloft,andfarextendedshinesinheaven,

For,Purifier!liketheSunthoubeamestwiththyradiantglow.

4.Thou,Agni,evenasMitra,hastaprincelygloryofthineown.

Bright,activeGod,thoumakestfameincreaselikemeansofnourishment.

5.AtdawnletAgni,muchbeloved,guestofthehouse,beglorified,
Inwhom,theeverlastingone,allmortalsmaketheirofferingsblaze.

6.MostmovingsongbeAgni's:shineonhigh,Orichinradiantlight!
LikethechiefconsortofaKingrichesandstrengthproceedfromthee.
7.Exertingallourstrengthwiththoughtsofpowerweglorifyinspeech

Agniyourdearfamiliarfriend,thedarlingguestineveryhouse.

8.Hisbeamhathloftypoweroflife:singpraisetoAgni,totheGod
Whommenhavesetinforemostplace,likeMitrafortheireulogy!

9.TonoblestAgni,friendofman,chiefVritraslayer,havewecome

WhowithSrutarvan,Riksha'sson,inloftypresenceisinflamed.

10.BornastheloftiestLawcommands,comradeofthosewhogrewwithhim.

Agni,thesireofKasyapabyfaith,themother,Manu,Sage.
DECADEVAgni
1.WeinKingSomaplaceourtrust,inAgni,andinVaruna,
TheAditya,Vishnu,Surya,andtheBrahmanpriestBrihaspati.
2.Hencehavethesemengoneuponhighandmountedtotheheightsofheaven:
On!conqueronthepathbywhichAngirasastravelledtotheskies!
3.Thatthoumaystsendusamplewealth,OAgni,wewillkindlerthee:
So,forthegreatoblation,Steer,prayHeavenandEarthtocometous!
4.Herunswhenonecallsafterhim,Thisistheprayerofhimwhoprays.
Heholdsallknowledgeinhisgraspevenasthefellyroundsthewheel.
5.Shootforth,OAgni,withthyflame:demolishthemoneveryside!
BreakdowntheYatudhana'sstrength,thevigouroftheRakshasa!
6.WorshiptheVasus,Agni!here,theRudrasandAdityas,all
Whoknowfairsacrifices,sprungfromMann,scatteringblessingsdown!

BOOKII
CHAPTERI
DECADEIAgni
1.Agni,thyfaithfulservantIcallupontheewithmanyagift,
AsinthekeepingofthegreatincitingGod.
2.ToAgni,totheHotarpriestofferyourbest,yourloftyspeech,
Tohimordainerlikewhobearsthelightofsongs.
3.OAgni,thouwhoartthelordofwealthinkine,thouSonofStrength,
Bestowonus,OJatavedas,highrenown
4.Mostskilledinsacrifice,bringtheGods,OAgni,tothepious,man:
AjoyfulPriest,thysplendourdrivesourfoesafar
5.Taughtbysevenmothersathisbirthwashe,forgloryofthewise.
He,firmandsure,hathsethismindongloriouswealth
6.Andinthedayourprayeristhis:MayAditicomenightohelp,
Withlovingkindnessbringuswealandchaseourfoes
7.WorshipthouJatavedas,praytohimwhowillinglyaccepts,
Whosesmokewandersatwill,andnonemaygrasphisflame
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8.Nomortalmancane'erprevailbyartsofmagicoverhim

WhohathservedAgniwell,theoblationgivingGod.

9.Agni,drivethouthewickedfoe,theevilheartedthiefaway,

Far,far,Lordofthebrave!andgiveuseasypaths!

10.OheroAgni,Lordofmen,onhearingthisnewlaudofmine

BurndowntheRakshasas,enchanters,withthyflame!
DECADEIIAgni
1.Singforthtohimtheholy,mostmunificent,sublimewithhisrefulgentglow,
ToAgni,yeUpastutas
2.Agni,heconquersbythineaidthatbringshimstoreofvaliantsonsanddoesgreatdeeds,
Whosebondoffriendshipisthychoice
3.SingpraisetohimtheLordoflight!TheGodshavemadetheGodtobetheirmessenger,
TobearoblationtotheGods.
4.Angernothimwhoisourguest!HeisthebrightGodAgni,praisedbymanyaman,
GodHotar,skilledinsacrifice.
5.MayAgni,worshipped,bringusbliss:maythegift,blessedone!andsacrificebringbliss.
Yea,mayoureulogiesbringbliss.
6.Theehavewechosenskilfullestinsacrifice,immortalPriestamongtheGods,
Wisefinisherofthisholyrite.
7.Bringusthatsplendour,Agni,whichmayovercomeeachgreedyfiendinourabode,
Andthemaliciouswrathofmen!
8.SoonastheeagerLordofmenisfriendlyuntoManu'srace
AgniavertethfromusalltheRakshasas!
DECADEIIIIndra
1.Singthis,besidetheflowingjuice,tohimyourhero,muchinvoked,
TopleasehimasamightyBull
2.OSatakratuIndra,nowrejoicewiththatcarouseofthine
Whichismostgloriousofall!
3.Yecows,protectthefount:thetwomightyonesblessthesacrifice.
Thehandlestwainarewroughtofgold.
4.Singpraisesthatthehorsemaycomesing,Srutakaksha,thatthecow
Maycome,thatIndra'smightmaycome
5.WemakethisIndraverystrongtostrike,themightyVritradead:
Avigorousheroshallhebe.
6.Baseduponstrengthandvictoryandpower,OIndra,isthybirth:
Thou,mightyone!artstrongindeed,
7.ThesacrificemadeIndragreatwhenheunrolledtheearth,andmade
Himselfadiademinheaven.
8.IfI,OIndra,were,likethee,thesingleruleroverwealth
Myworshippershouldberichinkine.
9.Pressers,blendSomajuiceforhim,eachdraughtmostexcellent,forhim
Thebrave,thehero,forhisjoy.
10.HereistheSomajuiceexpressed.OVasu,drinktillthouartfull:
UndauntedGod,wegiveitthee
DECADEIVIndra
1.Surya,thoumountestuptomeettheherofamousforhiswealth,
Whohurlstheboltandworksforman.
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2.Whatever,Vritraslayer!thou,Suryahastrisenupontoday,

That,Indra,allisinthypower.

3.ThatIndraisouryouthfulfriend,whowithhistrustyguidanceled

Turvasa,Yadufromafar.

4.OIndra,letnotilldesignssurroundusinthesunbeams'light

Thismaywegainwiththeeforfriend!

5.Indra,bringwealththatgivesdelight,thevictor'severconqueringwealth,

Mostexcellent,tobeouraid

6.InmightybattleweinvokeIndra,Indraislesserfight,

Thefriendwhobendshisboltatfiends.

7.InbattleofathousandarmsIndradrankKadru'sSomajuice

Therehedisplayedhismanlymight.

8.Faithfultothee,wesingaloud,heroicIndra,songstothee

Mark,OgoodLord,thisactofours!

9.Hitherward!theywholighttheflameandstraightwaytrimthesacredgrass,

WhosefriendisIndraeveryoung.

10.Driveallourenemiesaway,smitedownthefoeswhopressaround,

Andbringthewealthforwhichwelong!
DECADEVIndraandothers
1.IHear,asthough'twerecloseathand,thecrackingofthewhipstheyhold:
Theygathersplendourontheirway.
2.Indra,thesefriendsofours,suppliedwithSoma,waitandlooktothee
Asmenwithfoddertotheherd.
3.Beforehishotdispleasureallthepeoples,allthemenbowdown,
Asriversbowthemtothesea.
4.WechooseuntoourselvesthathighprotectionofthemightyGods,
Thatitmayhelpandsuccourus.
5.OBrahmanaspati,makethouKakshivanAusijaaloud
ChanterofflowingSomajuice!
6.MuchhonouredwithlibationsmaytheVritraslayerwatchforus:
MaySakralistentoourprayer
7.Sendusthisday,GodSavitar,prosperitywithprogeny
Drivethoutheevildreamaway!
8.WhereisthateveryouthfulSteer,strongneckedandneveryetbentdown?
WhatBrahmanministerstohim?
9.Therewherethemountainsdownwardslope,thereatthemeetingofthestreams
TheSagewasmanifestbysong.
10.PraiseIndrawhomoursongsmustlaud,solesovranofmankind,thechief
Mostliberalwhocontrollethmen

CHAPTERII
DECADEIIndraandothers
1.IndrawhosejawsarestronghathdrunkofworshippingSudaksha'sdraught,
TheSomajuicewithbarleybrew.
2.OLordofamplewealth,thesesongsofpraisehavecalledaloudtothee,
Likemilchkinelowingtotheircalves!
3.ThenstraighttheyrecognizedthemysticnameofthecreativeSteer,
ThereinthemansionoftheMoon.
4.WhenIndra,strongesthero,broughtthestreams,themightywatersdown,
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Pushanwasstandingbyhisside.

5.TheCow,thestreamingmotheroftheliberalMaruts,pourshermilk,

Harnessedtodrawtheirchariotson.

6.Come,Lordofrapturousjoys,toourlibationwiththybaysteeds,come

Withbaysteedstotheflowingjuice

7.PresentedstrengtheninggiftshavesentIndraawayatsacrifice,

Withnight,untothecleansingbath.

8.IfrommyFatherhavereceiveddeepknowledgeofeternalLaw:

IwasbornlikeuntotheSun.

9.WithIndrasplendidfeastsbeours,richinallstrengtheningthings,wherewith,

Wealthyinfood,wemayrejoice

10.SomaandPushan,kindtohimwhotravelstotheGods,provide

Dwellingsallhappyandsecure.
DECADEIIIndra
1.InviteyeIndrawithasongtodrinkyourdraughtofSomasteeds,juice,
AllconqueringSatakratu,mostmunificentofallwholive
2.Singyeasong,tomakehimglad,toIndra,Lordoftawny
TheSomadrinker,Omyfriends!
3.This,eventhis,OIndra,weimplore:asthydevotedfriends
TheKanvaspraisetheewiththeirhymns!
4.ForIndra,loverofcarouse,loudbeoursongsaboutthejuice
Letpoetssingthesongofpraise.
5.Here,Indra,isthySomadraught,madepureuponthesacredgrass:
Runhither,comeanddrinkthereof
6.Asagoodcowtohimwhomilks,wecallthedoerofgooddeeds
Toourassistanceduybyday.
7.Hero,theSomabeingshed,Ipourthejuicefortheetodrink
Satetheeandfinishthycarouse!
8.TheSoma,Indra,whichisshedinsaucersandincupsforthee,
Drinkthou,forthouartlordthereof!
9.Ineveryneed,ineveryfraywecall,asfriends,tosuccourus,
Indra,themightiestofall.
10.Ocomeyehither,sityedown:toIndrasingyeforthyoursong,
Companions,bringinghymnsofpraise
DECADEIIIIndra
1.So,Lordofaffluentgifts,thisjuicehathbeenexpressedfortheewithstrength:
Drinkofit,thouwholovestsong!
2.GreatisourIndrafromofoldgreatnessbehis,theThunderer
Wideastheheavenextendshismight.
3.Indra,asonewithmightyarm,gatherforuswiththyrighthand
Manifoldandnutritiousspoil!
4.Praise,evenasheisknown,withsongIndratheguardianofthekine,
TheSonofTruth,Lordofthebrave.
5.Withwhathelpwillhecometous,wonderful,everwaxingfriend?
Withwhatmostmightycompany?
6.ThouspeedestdowntosuccourusthiseverconqueringGodofyours
Himwhoisdrawntoalloursongs.
7.Totheassembly'swondrousLord,thelovelyfriendofIndra,I
Hadprayedforwisdomandsuccesss.
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8.MayallthypathsbeneaththeskywherebythouspeddestVyasvaon,

Yea,letallspaceshearourvoice

9.Bringtousallthingsexcellent,OSatakratu,foodandstrength,

For,Indra,thouartkindtous!

10.HereistheSomareadypressed:ofthistheMaruts,yea,ofthis,

SelfluminoustheAsvinsdrink.
DECADEIVIndraandothers
1.Tossingabout,theactiveonescamenightoIndraathisbirth,
Winningthemselvesheroicmight.
2.Never,OGods,doweoffend,norareweeverobstinate
Wewalkasholytextscommand.
3.Eveningiscome:singloudlythouAtharvan'snoblysingingson:
GivepraisetoSavitartheGod!
4.NowMorningwithherearliestlightshinesforth,deardaughteroftheSky:
High,Asvins,Iextolyourpraise.
5.ArmedwiththebonesofdeadDadhyach,Indra,withunresistedmight
ThenineandninetyVritrasslew.
6.Come,Indra,anddelighttheewiththejuiceatallourSomafeasts,
Protector,mightyinthystrength
7.OthouwhoslayestVritras,come,OIndra,hithertoourside,
Mightyone,withthymightyaids!
8.ThatmightofhisshonebrightlyforthwhenIndrabroughttogether,like
Askin,theworldsofheavenandearth,
9.ThisisthineownThoudrawestnear,asturnsapigeontohismate:
Thoucarest,too,forthisourprayer.
10.MayVatabreathehisbalmonus,healthful,delightfultoourheart:
Mayheprolongourdaysoflife
DECADEVIndraandothers
1.Ne'erisheinjuredwhomtheGodsVaruna,Mitra,Aryam.
Theexcellentlywise,protect.
2.Accordingtoourwishforkine,forsteedsandchariots,asofold,
Begracioustoourwealthychiefs
3.Indra,thesespottedcowsyieldtheetheirbutterandthemilkydraught,
Aiders,thereby,ofsacrifice.
4.Thatthoumuchlauded!manynamed!mayst,withthisthought,thatlongsformilk,
CometoeachSomasacrifice.
5.MaybrightSarasvati,endowedwithplenteouswealthandspoil,enriched
Withprayer,desirethesacrifice.
6.Why'midtheNahushatribesshallsatethisIndrawithhisSomajuice?
Heshallbringpreciousthingstous.
7.Come,wehavepressedthejuicefortheeOIndra,drinkthisSomahere:
Sitthouonthismysacredgrass
8.Great,unassailablemustbetheheavenlyfavouroftheThree,
Varuna,Mitra,Aryaman.
9.We,Indra,Lordofamplewealth,ourguide,dependononelikethee,
Thoudriverofthetawnysteeds!

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CHAPTERI
DECADEIIndra
1.LetSomajuicesmaketheeglad!Displaythybounty,Thunderer:
Driveofftheenemiesofprayer!
2.Drinkourlibation,Lordofhymns!withstreamsofmeaththouartbedewed:
Yea,Indra,gloryisthygift.
3.Indrahatheverthoughtofyouandtendedyouwithcare.TheGod,
HeroicIndra,isnotchecked.
4.Letthedropspasswithintheeastheriversflowintothesea
OIndra,naughtexcelleththee!
5.Indra,thesingerswithhighpraise,Indrareciterswiththeirlauds,
Indrathechoirshaveglorified.
6.MayIndragive,toaiduswealthhandythatrulestheskilfulones!
Yea,maytheStronggivepotentwealth
7.VerilyIndra,conqueringall,drivesevenmightyfearaway,
Forfirmisheandswifttoact.
8.Thesesongswitheverydraughtwepourcome,loverofthesong,tothee
Asmilchkinehastentotheircalves.
9.IndraandWishanwillwecallforfriendshipandprosperity,
Andforthewinningofthespoil.
10.OIndra,Vritraslayer,naughtisbetter,mightierthanthou
Verilythereisnonelikethee!
DECADEIIIndra
1.HimhaveImagnified,ourLordincommon,guardianofyourfolk,
Discloserofgreatwealthinkine.
2.Songshaveoutpouredthemselvestothee,Indra,thestrong,theguardianLord,
Andwithonewillhaverisentothee!
3.GoodguidancehaththemortalmanwhomAryaman,theMaruthost,
AndMitras,voidofguile,protect.
4.Bringusthewealthforwhichwelong,OIndra,thatwhichisconcealed
Instrongfirmplaceprecipitous.
5.HimyourbestVritraslayer,himthefamouschampionofmankind
Iurgetogreatmunificence.
6.Indra,mayweadornthyfame,fameofonelikethee,hero!deck,
Sakra!thyfameathighestfeast!
7.Indra,acceptatbreakofdayourSomamixtwithroastedcorn,
Withgroats,withcake,witheulogies!
8.Withwaters'foamthoutorestoff,Indra,theheadofNamuchi,
Whenthouo'ercamestallthefoes.
9.ThinearetheseSomajuices,thine,Indra,thosestilltobeexpressed:
Enjoythem,Lordofprincelywealth!
10.Forthee,OIndra,Lordoflight,Somasarepressedandgrassisstrewn:
Begracioustothyworshippers!
1.Weseekingstrength,withSomadropsfillfullyourIndralikeawell,
Mostliberal,Lordofboundlessmight.
2.OIndra,evenfromthatplacecomeuntouswithfoodthatgives
Ahundred,yea,athousandpowers!
3.ThenewbornVritraslayeraskedhismother,asheseizedhisshaft,
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Whoarethe,fierceandfamousones?

4.Letuscallhimtoaidwhosehandsstretchfar,thehighlylauded,who

Fulfilstheworktofavourus

5.Mitrawhoknowethleadethus,andVarunawhoguidethstraight,

AndAryamaninaccordwithGods.

6.When,evenasshewerepresenthere,redDawnhathshonefromfaraway,

Shespreadethlightoneveryside.

7.Varuna,Mitra,sapientpair,pourfatnessonourpastures,pour

Meathontheregionsoftheair!

8.And,atoursacrifices,these,sons,singers,haveenlargedtheirbounds,

Sothatthecowsmustwalkkneedeep.

9.ThroughallthisworldstrodeVishnu:thricehisfootheplanted,andthewhole

Wasgatheredinhisfootstep'sdust.
DECADEIVIndra
1.Passbythewrathfuloffererspeedthemanwhopourslibation,drink
Thejuicewhichhepresentstothee!
2.Whatisthewordaddressedtohim,Godgreatandexcellentlywise?
Forthisiswhatexaltethhim.
3,Hiswealthwhohathnostoreofkinehathne'erfoundoutrecitedlaud,
Norsongofpraisesthatissung.
4.Lordofeachthingthatgivethstrength,Indradelightethmostinlauds,
Bornebybaysteeds,libations'friend.
5.Withwealthtoourlibationcome,benotthouangrywithus,like
Agreatmanwithayouthfulbride.
6.When,Vasu,wiltthoulovethelaud?NowlettheChannelbringthestream.
Thejuiceisreadytoferment.
7.AftertheSeasons.Indra,drinktheSomafromtheBrahman'sgift:
Thyfriendshipisinvincible!
S.OIndra,loverofthesong,wearethesingersofthypraise
OSomadrinker,quickenus!
9.OIndra,ineachfightandfraygivetoourbodiesmanlystrength:
StrongLord,granteverconqueringmight!
10.Forsothouartthebraveman'sfriendahero,too,artthou,andstrong:
Somaythineheartbewontous!
DECADEVIndra
1.Likekineunmilkedwecallaloud,hero,tothee,andsingthypraise,
Lookeronheavenlylight,Lordofthismovingworld,Lord,Indra,ofwhatmovethnot!
2.Thatwemaywinuswealthandpowerwepoets,verily,callonthee:
Inwarmencallonthee,Indra,thehero'sLord,inthesteed'sracecoursecallonthee:
3.ToyouwillIsingIndra'spraisewhogivesgoodgiftsaswellweknow
ThepraiseofMaghavanwho,richintreasure,aidshissingerswithwealththousandfold.
4.Ascowslowtotheircalvesinstalls,sowithoursongsweglorify
ThisIndra,evenyourwondrousGodwhochecksattack,whotakesdelightinpreciousjuice.
5.LoudsingingatthesacredritewhereSomaflowswepriestsinvoke
Withhaste,thathemayhelp,asthebard'scherisher,Indrawhofindethwealthforyou
6.WithPlentyforhistrueallytheactivemanwillgainthespoil.
YourIndra,muchinvoked,Ibendwithsong,asbendsawrighthiswheelofsolidwood.
7.Drink,Indra,ofthesavouryjuice,andcheertheewithourmilkydraught!
Be,forourweal,ourfriendandsharerofthefeast,andletthywisdomguarduswell!
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8.Forthoucometotheworshipper!wiltfindgreatwealthtomakeusrich.

Fillthyselffull,OMaghavan,forgainofkine,full,Indra,forthegainofsteeds!

9.Vasishthawillnotoverlookthelowliestoneamongyouall

BesideourSomajuiceeffusedtodayletalltheMarutsdrinkwitheagerhaste!
10.Glorifynaughtbesides,Ofriendssoshallnosorrowtroubleyou!

PraiseonlymightyIndrawhenthejuiceisshed,andsayyourlaudsrepeatedly!

CHAPTERII
DECADEIIndra
1.Noonebydeedattainstohimwhoworksandstrengthensevermore:
No,notbysacrifice,toIndra.praisedofall,resistless,daring,boldinmight.
2Hewithoutligature,beforemakingincisionintheneck,
Closedupthewoundagain,mostwealthyMaghavan,whohealeththedisseveredparts.
3.Athousandandahundredsteedsareharnessedtothygoldencar:
Yokedbydevotion,Indra,letthelongmanedbaysbringtheetodrinktheSomajuice!
4.Comehither,Indra,withbaysteeds,joyous,withtailslikepeacock'splumes!
Letnomencheckthycourseasfowlersstaythebird:passo'erthemaso'erdesertlands!
5.ThouasaGod,Omightiest,verilyblessestmortalman.
OMaghavan,thereisnocomforterbutthou:Indra,Ispeakmywordstothee.
6.OIndra,thouartfarrenowned,impetuousLordofpowerandmight.
Alone,theneverconqueredguardianofmankind,thousmitest
downresistlessfoes.
7.IndraforworshipoftheGods,Indrawhilesacrificeproceeds,
Indra,aswarriorsinthebattleshock,wecall,Indrathatwemaywinthespoil.
8.Maythesemysongsofpraiseexaltthee,Lord,whohastabundantwealth!
Menskilledinholyhymns,pure,withthehuesoffire,havesungthemwiththeirlaudstothee.
9.Thesesongsofoursexceedingsweet,thesehymnsofpraiseascendtothee,
Likeeverconqueringchariotsthatdisplaytheirstrengthgainwealthandgiveunfailinghelp.
10.Evenasthewildbull,whenhethirsts,goestothedesert'swaterypool,
Cometousquicklybothatmorningandateve,andwiththeKanvasdrinkthyfill!
DECADEIIIndraandothers
1.Indra,withallthysavinghelpsassistus,Lordofpowerandmight!
Foraftertheewefollowevenasgloriousbliss,thee,hero,finderoutofwealth.
2.OIndra,Lordoflight,whatjoysthoubroughtestfromtheAsuras,
Prospertherewith,OMaghavan,himwholaudsthatdeed,andthosewhosegrassistrimmedforthee!
3.ToAryamanandMitrasingareverentsong,Opiousone,
ApleasanthymntoVarunawhosheltersus:singyealauduntotheKings!
4.Menwiththeirlaudsareurgingthee,Indra,todrinktheSomafirst.
TheRibhusinaccordhavelifteduptheirvoice,andRudrassungtheeasthefirst.
5.SingtoyourloftyIndra,sing,Maruts,aholyhymnofpraise
LetSatakratu,Vritraslayer,slaythefoewithhundredknottedthunderbolt!
6.ToIndrasingtheloftyhymn,Maruts!thatslaystheVritrasbest,
WherebytheholyonescreatedfortheGodthelightdivinethateverwakes.
7.OIndra,giveuswisdomasasiregiveswisdomtohissons
Guideus,Omuchinvoked,inthisourway:maywestillliveandlookuponthelight!
8.OIndra,turnusnotaway:bepresentwithusatourfeast
Forthouartourprotection,yea,thouartourkin:OIndra,turnusnotaway!
9.Wecompasstheselikewaters,wewhosegrassistrimmedandSomapressed.
Herewherethefilterpoursitsstream,thyworshippersround
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thee,OVritraslayer,sit.

10.Allstrengthandvalourthatisfound,Indra,intribesofNahushas,

AndallthesplendidfamethattheFiveTribesenjoy,bring,yea,allmanlypowersatonce!
DECADEIIIIndra
1.Yea,verilythouartaBull,ourguardian,rushinglikeabull:
Thou,mightyone,artcelebratedasaBull,famedasaBullbothnearandfar.
2.Whether,OSakra,thoubefar,or,Vritraslayer,nearathand,
Thencebyheavenreachingsongshewhobathpressedthejuiceinvitestheewiththylongmanedsteeds.
3.Inthewildrapturesofthejuicesingtoyourherowithhighlaud,tohimthewise,
ToIndragloriousinhisname,themightyone,evenasthehymnallowethit!
4.OIndra,giveusforourwealatriplerefuge,triplystrong!
Bestowadwellingplaceonourrichlordsandme,andkeepthydartafarfromthese!
5.Turning,as'twere,tomeettheSunenjoyfromIndraallgoodthings!
Whenhewhowillbebornisbornwithpowerwelooktotreasuresasourheritage.
6.Thegodlessmortalgainethnotthisfood,Othouwhoselifeislong!
Butonewhoyokesthebrighthuedhorses,EtasasthenIndrayokeshistawnysteeds.
7.DrawnearuntoourIndrawhomustbeinvokedineveryfight!
Come,thoumostmightyVritraslayer,meetforpraise,cometo,libationsandtohymns!
8.Thine,Indra,isthelowestwealth,thoucherishestthemidmostwealth,
Thoueverrulestallthehighest:inthefrayforcattlenoneresisteththee.
9.Whereartthou?Whitherartthougone?Formanyaplaceattractsthymind.
Haste,warrior,fortdestroyer,Lordofbattle'sdin!haste,holysongshavesoundedforth!
10.Here,verily,yesterdayweletthethunderwielderdrinkhisfill.
Bringhimthejuicepouredforthinsacrificetoday.Nowrangeyoubythegloriousone!
DECADEIVIndra
1.HewhoassovranLordofmenmoveswithhischariotsunrestrained,
TheVritraslayer,vanquisheroffightinghosts,preeminent,ispraisedinsong.
2.Indra,giveussecurityfromthatwhereofweareafraid
Helpus,OMaghavan,letthyfavouraidusthusdriveawayfoesandenemies!
3.Strongpillarthou,Lordofthehome!armourofSomaofferers!
ThedropofSomabreakethallthestrongholdsdown,andIndraistheRishis'friend.
4.Verily,Surya,thouartgreattruly,Aditya,thouartgreat!
Omostadmiredforgreatnessofthymajesty,God,bythygreatnessthouartgreat!
5.Indra!thyfriend,whenfairofformandrichinchariots,steeds,andkine,
Hathevervitalpowerthatgiveshimstrength,andjoinsthecompanywithradiantmen.
6.OIndra,ifahundredheavensandifahundredearthswerethine,
No,notahundredsunscouldmatchtheeatthybirth,notboththeworlds,OThunderer!
7.Though,Indra,thouartcalledbymeneastwardandwestward,northandsouth,
ThouchieflyartwithAnavaandTurvasa,bravechampionurgedbymentocome.
8.Indrawhosewealthisinthyself,whatmortalwillattackthisman?
Thestrongwillwinthespoilonthedecisivedaythroughfaithinthee,OMaghavan!
9.First,Indra!Agni!haththisMaidcomefootlessuntothosewithfeet.
Stretchingherheadandspeakingloudlywithhertongue,shehathgonedownwardthirtysteps.
10.Come,Indra,veryneartouswithaidsoffirmlybasedresolve
Come,mostauspicious,withthymostauspicioushelpgoodkinsman,withgoodkinsmencome!
DECADEVIndra.
1.Calltoyouraidtheeternalonewhoshootsandnonemayshootathim,
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Inciter,swift,victorious,bestofcharioteers,unconquered,Tugriya'sstrengthener!

2.Letnone,no,notthyworshippers,delaytheefarawayfromus

Evenfromfarawaycomethouuntoourfeast,orlistenif'alreadyhere!
3.ForIndraSomadrinker,armedwiththunder,presstheSomajuice

Makereadyyourdressedmeats:causehimtofavourus!Thegiverblesseshimwhogives.

4.WecalluponthatIndrawho,mostactive,everslaysthefoe

Withboundlessspirit,Lordofheroes,manliestone,helpthouandprosperusinfight!
5.Yerichinstrength,throughyourgreatpowervouchsafeusblessingsdayandnight!

Theofferingswhichwebringtoyoushallneverfailgiftsbroughtbyusshallneverfail.

6.Whenevermortalworshipperwillsingabounteousgiver'spraise,

LethimwithsonginspiredlaudVarunawhosupportsthefolkwhofollowvariedrites.

7.DrinkmilktoIndrainthejoyofSomajuice,Medhyatithi!

TogoldenIndraeverclosetohisbaysteeds,thethunderarmed,thegoldenone!

8.Bothboons,mayIndra,hitherwardturnedlistentothisprayerofours,

AndmightiestMaghavar,withthoughtinclinedtouscomeneartodrinktheSomajuice!

9.Notforanamplepricedostthou,Stonecaster!givethyselfaway,

Notforathousand,Thunderer!nortenthousand,norahundred,Lordofcountlesswealth!

10.OIndra,thouartmoretomethansireorniggardbrotheris.

Thouandmymother,OgoodLord,appearalike,togivemewealthabundantly.

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DECADEIIndraandothers
1.TheseSomajuicemixtwithcurdhavebeenexpressedforIndrahere:
Comewiththybaysteeds,Thunderwielder,toourhome,todrinkthemtilltheymaketheeglad!
2.Indra,theseSomaswiththeirlaudshavebeenpreparedforthydelight.
Drinkofthepleasantjuiceandlistentooursongsloverofsong,rewardthehymn!
3.Icallonthee,Sabardugha,thisday,inspirerofthepsalm.
Indra,therichlyyieldingmilchcowwhoprovidesunfailingfoodinamplestream.
4.Indra,thestrongandloftyhillsarepowerlesstobarthyway
Nonestaysthatactofthinewhenthouwouldstfaingivewealthtoonelikemewhosingsthypraise.
5.Whoknowswhatvitalpowerhewins,drinkingbesidetheflowingjuice?
Thisisthefaircheeked.Godwho,joyinginthedraught,breaksdownthecastlesinhisstrength.
6.Whattimethoucastestfromhisseatandpunishesttheritelessman,
Strengthenforopulence,OIndraMaghavan,ourplantdesiredbymanyaone!
7.LetTvashtar,Brahmanaspati,Parjanyaguardourheavenlyword,
Aditiwithhersons,thebrothers,guardforustheinvincible,thesavingword!
8.Ne'erartthoufruitless,Indra,ne'erdostthoudeserttheworshipper:
Butnow,OMaghavan,thybountyasaGodispouredforthevermoreandmore.
9.BestslayeroftheVritras,yokethybaysteeds,Indra,faraway
Comewiththehighoneshither,Maghavan,tous,mighty,to,drinktheSomajuice!
10.OThunderer,zealousworshippersgavetheedrinkthistimeyesterday:
So,Indra,listenheretohimwhoofferslauds:comenearunto,ourdwellingplace!
DECADEII
1.Advancing,sendingforthherrays,thedaughteroftheSkyisseen.
Themightyonelaysbarethedarknesswithhereye,thefriendlyLadymakesthelight.
2.Thesemorningsacrificescallyou,Asvins,atthebreakofday.
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ForhelphaveIinvokedyourichinpowerandmight:for,housebyhouse,yevisitall.

3.Whereareye,Gods?Whatmortalman,OAsvins,glowswithzealforyou,

UrgingyouwiththecrushingstoneandwiththestalkofSomathusorotherwise?

4.ThissweetestSomajuicehathbeenexpressedforyouatmorningrites.

Asvins,drinkthispreparedereyesterdayandgivetreasurestohimwhooffersit!

5.Letmenot,stillbeseechingtheewithmightandsoundofSomadrops,

Angeratsacrificeafiercewildcreature!Whowouldnotbeseechthealmightyone!

6.Adhvaryu,lettheSomaflow,forIndralongstodrinkthereof.

Heevennowhathyokedhisvigorousbaysteeds:theVritraslayerhathcomenigh.

7.Bringthouallthisuntothegood,OIndra,totheoldandyoung!

For,Maghavan,thouartrichintreasuresfromofold,tobeinvokedineveryfight.

8.IfI,OIndra,werethelordofrichesampleasthineown,

Iwouldsupportthesinger,Godwhoscatterestwealth!andnotabandonhimtowoe.

9.Thouinthybattles,Indra,artsubduerofallhostilebands.

Fatherartthou,allconquering,cancellingthecurse,thouvictorofthevanquisher!

10.Forinthymightthoustretchestoutbeyondthemansionsofthesky.

Theearthlyregion,Indra,comprehendstheenot.Thouhastwaxedmightyoverall.
DECADEIII
1.Pressedisthejuicedivinewithmilkcommingled:theretohathIndraeverbeenaccustomed.
Wewakethee,Lordofbays,withsacrifices:markthisourlaudinthewildjoysofSoma!
2.Ahomeismadefortheetodwellin,Indra:Omuchinvokedone,withthemengothither!
Thou,thatthoumayestguardusandincreaseus,givestuswealthandjoyestintheSomas.
3.Thewellthouclavest,settestfreethefountains,andgavestresttofloodsthatwereobstructed.
Thou,Indra,layingthegreatmountainopen,slayingtheDdnava,didstloosethetorrents.
4.Whenwehavepressedthejuicewelaudthee,Indra,mostvalorous!evenabouttowinthebooty.
Bringusprosperity,andbythygreatwisdom,underthineownprotection,mayweconquer!
5.Thyrighthandhavewegraspedinours,OIndra,longing,thouveryLordofwealth,fortreasures.
Becauseweknowthee,hero,Lordofcattle:vouchsafeusmightyandresplendentriches!
6.MencallonIndrainthearmedencounterthathemaymakethehymnstheysingdecisive.
Heroincombatandinloveofglory,giveusaportionofthestallofcattle!
7.LikebirdsofbeauteouswingthePriyamedhas,Rishis,imploring,havecomenightoIndra.
Dispelthedarknessandfillfullourvision:deliverusasmenwhomsnaresentangle!
8.Theygazeontheewithlongingintheirspirit,asonastrongwingedbirdthatmountethskyward
Ontheewithwingsofgold,Varuna'senvoy,theBirdthathastenethtothehomeofYama.
9.FirstintheancienttimewasPrayerengendered:Venadisclosedthebrightonesfromthesummit,
Laidbarethisworld'slowestandhighestregions,womboftheexistentandthenonexistent.
10.Theyhavepreparedandfashionedforthisherowordsnevermatched,mostplentiful,mostauspicious,
Forhimtheancient,great,strong,energetic,theverymightywielderofthethunder.
DECADEIVIndra
1.TheblackdropsankinAnsumati'sbosom,advancingwithtenthousandroundaboutit.
Indrawithmightlongedforitasitpanted:theheroheartedKinglaiddownhisweapons.
2.FlyinginterrorfromthesnortofVritraalldeitieswhowerethyfriendsforsookthee.
So,Indra,withtheMarutsbethyfriendship:inallthesebattlesthoushaltbethevictor.
3.TheoldhathwakedtheyoungMoonfromhisslumberwhorunshiscirclingcoursewithmanyroundhim.
BeholdtheGod'shighwisdominitsgreatness:hewhodiedyesterdaytodayisliving.
4.Then,atthybirth,thouwastthefoeman,Indra,ofthosethesevenwhone'erhadmetarival.
Thehiddenpair,heavenandtheearth,thoufoundest,andtothemightyworldsthougavestpleasure.
5.Afriendwecountthee,sharpedged,thunderwielder,Steerstrongofbody,overthrowingmany.
Thou,helping,causestpioustribestoconquer:Indra,Ilaudthe,heavenlyVritraslayer.
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6.Bringtothewise,thegreat,whowaxethmightyyourofferings,.andmakereadyyourdevotion!

Goforthtomanytribesasman'scontroller!

7.CallweonMaghavan,auspiciousIndra,bestherointhisfightwherespoilisgathered,
Strong,listeningtogiveusaidinbattles,whoslaystheVritras,winsandgathersriches!

8.Prayershavebeenofferedupthroughloveofglory:Vasishtha,honourIndrainthebattle!

HewhowithfameextendsthroughallexistencehearswordswhichI,hisfaithfulservant,utter.

9.MaythesweetSomajuicesmakehimhappytocasthisquoitthatliesindepthofwaters!

Thoufromtheudderwhicho'erearthisfastenedhastpouredthemilkintothekineandherbage.
DECADEVIndraandothers
1.Thisvigorousonewhomdeitiescommission,theconquerorofcars,thestrongandmighty,
Swift,fleettobattle,withuninjuredfellies,evenTarkshyaforourwealwillwecallhither.
2.Indratherescuer,Indrathehelper,herowholistensateachinvocation,
SakraIcall,Indrainvokedofmany.MayIndraMaghavanacceptourpresents!
3.Indrawhoserighthandwieldstheboltweworship,driverofbaysteedsseekingsunderedcourses.
Shakinghisbeardwithmighthehatharisen,terriblewithhisweapons,withhisbounty.
4.Theeverslaying,boldandfuriousIndra,thebrightbolt'sLord,thestrong,thegreat,theboundless,
WhoslayethVritraandacquirethbooty,giverofblessings,Maghavanthebounteous.
5.Themanwholiesinwaitandfightsagainstus,deeminghimselfagiantorahero,
Bybattleorwithstrengthdestroyhim,Indra!Withthyhelp,manlysouled!maywebevictors!
6.Hewhommencallwhenstrivingwiththeirfoemen,orspeedingonwardinarrayofbattle,
Whombardsincitewhereheroeswinthebooty,orinthewaytowaters,HeisIndra.
7.Onahighcar,OParvataandIndra,bringpleasantviands,withbraveheroes,hither!
Enjoyourpresents,Gods,atsacrifices:waxstrongbyhymns,rejoiceinouroblation!
8.Inceaselessflowhathhepouredforthhispraises,aswatersfromtheocean'sdepth,toIndra,
Whotohiscaronbothitssidessecurelyhathfixedtheearthandheavenaswithanaxle.
9.Mayourfriendsturntheehitherwardtofriendship!Maystthouapproachuseveno'ermanyrivers!
MaytheDisposer,radiantinthismansionwithspeciallustre,bringthefather'soffspring!
10.WhoyokestodayuntothepoleofOrderthestrongandpassionatesteersofchecklessspirit,
Healthbringing,bearingintheirmouthsnofodder?Longshallhelivewhorichlypaystheirservice.

CHAPTERII
DECADEIIndra
1.Thesingershymnthee,theywhochantthepsalmofpraisearelaudingthee.
TheBrahmanshaveexaltedthee,OSatakratu,likeapole.
2.AllsacredsongshavemagnifiedIndraexpansiveasthesea,
Bestofallwarriorsborneoncars,theLordofheroes,Lordofstrength.
3.Thispouredlibation,Indra,drink,immortal,gladdening,excellent:
StreamsofthebrighthaveflowedtotheehereattheseatofholyLaw.
4.StonedartingIndra,wondrousGod,whatwealththouhastnotgivenmehere,
Thatbounty,treasurefinder!bring,fillingfullboththyhands,tous!
5.OIndra,hearTiraschi'scall,thecallofhimwhoserveththee!
Satisfyhimwithwealthofkineandvaliantoffspring!Greatartthou.
6.ThisSomahathbeenpressedforthee,OIndra:boldone,mightiest,come!
MayIndravigourfilltheefull,asSuryafillsmidairwithrays
7.Comehither,Indra,withthybays,comethoutoKanva'seulogy!
YebycommandofyonderDyaus,Godbrightbyday!havegonetoheaven.
8.Songlover!likeacharioteercomesongstotheewhenSomaflows.
Together,theyhavecalledtotheeasmotherkineuntotheircalves.
9.ComenowandletusglorifypureIndrawithpureSamahymn!
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Letmilkblentjuicedelighthimmadestrongerwithpure,puresongsofpraise!
10.Thatwhich,mostwealthy,makesyourich,insplendoursmostillustrious,

Somaispressed:thygladdeningdrink,Indralibation'sLord!isthis.
DECADEIIIndra.Dadhikravan
1.BringforthoblationstotheGodwhoknowethallwhofainwoulddrink,
Thewanderer,laggingnotbehindthehero,comingnighwithspeed!
2.Tousthemighty,lyinginallvitalpower,whorestethinthedeep,whostandethintheeast.
Drivethoutheawfulwordaway.
3.Evenasacartogiveusaid,wedrawtheenightofavourus,
Stronginthydeeds,quellingattack,Indra,Lord,mightiest!ofthebrave.
4.Withpowersofmightyoneshathhe,thefriend,theancient,beenequipped,
ThroughwhomourfatherManumadeprayersefficaciouswiththeGods.
5.Whattimetheswiftandshiningsteeds,yokedtothechariots,drawthemon,
Drinkingthesweetdelightfuljuice,theremenperformtheirgloriousacts.
6.HimforyoursakeIglorifyasLordofStrengthwhowrongethnone,
Indrathehero,mightiest,allconqueringandomniscient.
7.IwithmypraisehaveglorifiedstrongDadhikravan,conqueringsteed
Sweetmayhemakeourmouths:mayheprolongthedayswehavetolive!
8.Renderofforts,theyoung,thewise,ofstrengthunmeasured,washeborn,
Sustainerofeachsacredrite,Indra,theThunderer,muchextolled.
DECADEIIIIndraandothers
1.OfferthetriplesacreddraughttoInduheroworshipper!
Withhymnandplentyheinvitesyoutocompletethesacrifice.
2.ThosewhomtheycalltheattendantpairofKasyapawhoknowsthelight,
Lordsofeachholydutywhenthewisehavehonouredsacrifice.
3.Sing,singyeforthyoursongsofpraise,men,Priyamedhas,singyoursongs:
Yea,letyoungchildrensingtheirlauds:yea,glorifyourfirmstronghold!
4.ToIndramustalaudbesaid,ajoytohimwhofreelygives,
ThatSakramaybejoyfulinourfriendshipandthejuicewepour.
5.YourLordofmightthatne'erhathbent,thatrulethoverallmankind,
Icall,thathe,asheiswont,mayaidthechariotsandthemen.
6.Evenhewhoisthineown,throughthoughtofHeaven,ofmortalmanwhotoils,
HewiththehelpofloftyDyauscomessafethroughstraitsofenmity.
7.Wide,IndraSatakratu,spreadsthebountyofthineamplegrace:
So,goodandliberalgiver,knowntoallmen,sendussplendidwealth!
8.BrightUshas,whenthytimesreturn,allquadrupedsandbipedsstir,
Androundaboutflockwingedbirdsfromalltheboundariesofheaven.
9.YeGodswhoyonderhaveyourhomeamidtheluminousrealmofheaven,
Whatcountyeright?whatendlesslife?Whatistheancientcallonyou?
10.Weofferlaudandpsalmwherewithmencelebratetheirholyrites.
TheygovernatthesacredplaceandbearthesacrificetoGods.
DECADEIVIndra
1.HeroesofoneaccordbroughtforthandformedforkingshipIndrawhowinsthevictoryinallencounters,
Forpower,infirmness,inthefield,thegreatdestroyer,fierceandexceedingstrong,rstalwartandfullofvigour.
2.Itrustinthyfirstwrathfuldeed,OIndra,whenthouslewestVritraanddidstworktoprofitman
Whenthetwoworldhalvesfledforrefugeuntothee,andeartheventrembledatthystrength,OThunderarmed!
3.ComeallwithmighttogethertotheLordofheaven,theonlyonewhoisindeedtheguestofmen.
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Heisthefirst:tohimwhofainwouldcometousallpathwaysturnheisintruththeonlyone.

4.Thine,Indra,praisedofmany,excellentlyrich,arewewhotrustinginthyhelpdrawneartothee.

Fornonebutthou,songlover,shallreceiveourlauds:asEarthlovesallhercreatures,welcomethisourhymn!

5.HighhymnshavesoundedforththepraiseofMaghavan,supporterofmankind,ofIndrameetforlauds

Himwhohathwaxenmighty,muchinvokedwithprayers,immortalonewhosepraiseeachdayissungaloud.

6.InperfectunisonhaveallyourlonginghymnsthatfindthelightofheavensoundedforthIndra'spraise.

Aswivesembracetheirlord,thecomelybridegroom,sotheycompassMaghavanaboutthathemayhelp.

7.MakegladwithsongsthatRamwhommanymeninvoke,worthyhymnsofpraise,Indratheseaofwealth
Whoseboonsspreadliketheheavens,theloverofmankind:singpraisetohimtheSage,mostliberalforour
good!

8.IglorifythatRamwhofindsthelightofheaven,whosehundredstrongandmightyonesgoforthwithhim.

WithprayersmayIturnhitherIndratomineaidthecarwhichlikeaswiftsteedhastethtothecall!

9.Filledfulloffatness,compassingallthingsthatbe,wide,spacious,droppingmeath,beautifulintheirform,

TheheavenandtheearthbyVaruna'sdecree,unwasting,richingerms,standpartedeachfromeach.

10.AsliketheMorning,thouhastfilled,OIndra,boththeearth.andheaven,

Soasthemightyone,greatKingofallthemightyraceofmen,theGoddessmotherbroughttheeforth,the
blessedmothergavetheelife.

11.Sing,withoblation,praisetohimwhomakethglad,whowith.Rijisvandrovetheduskybroodaway!

Letus,desiringhelp,callhimforfriendship,himthestrong,theMarutgirt,whoserighthandwieldsthebolt!
DECADEVIndra
I.WhenSomasflowthoumakestpure,Indra,thymindthatmeritslaud
Forgainofstrengththatevergrows:forgreatishe.
2.Singforthtohimwhommanymeninvoke,tohimwhommanylaud:
InvitethepotentIndrawithyoursongsofpraise
3.Wesingthisstrongandwilddelightofthinewhichconquerinthefray,
Which,CasteroftheStone!givesroomandshineslikegold,
4.WhetherthoudrinktheSomabyVishnu'sorTritaAptya'sside,
OrwiththeMaruts,Indra!quaffthefollowingdrops.
5.Come,priest,andofthesavouryjuicepourforthayetmoregladdeningdraught:
Soistheheropraisedwhoeverprospersus.
6.PouroutthedropsforIndralethimdrinkthemeathofSomajuice!
Hethroughhismajestysendsforthhisbounteousgifts.
7.Come,singwepraisetoIndra,friends!theherowhodeservesthelaud,
Himwhowithnonetoaido'ercomesalltribesofmen.
8.SingyeapsalmtoIndra,singagreatsongtotheloftySage,
Tohimwhomakethprayer,inspiredwholovethlaud!
9.Hewhoalonebestowethwealthonmortalmanwhoofferethgifts
IsIndraonly,potentLordwhomnoneresist.
10.Companions,letuslearnaprayertoIndra,totheThunderer,
Toglorifyyourboldandmostheroicfriend!

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CHAPTERI
DECADEIIndraAdityas
1.Indra,thismightofthineIpraisemosthighlyforthesacrifice
Thatthou,OLordofPower,dostslayVritrawithmight
2.FortheethisSomahathbeenpressed,inwhosewildjoythoumadestonce
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SambaraDivodasa'sprey:OIndra,drink!

3.Comeuntous,OIndra,dear,stillconquering,unconcealable!

Wideasamountainspreadonallsides,Lordofheaven!

4.Joy,mightiestIndra,thatperceives,sprungfromdeepSomadraughts,whereby

Thousmitestdownthegreedyfiend,thatjoywecrave!
5.Adityas,verymightyones,granttoourchildrenandourseed

Thislengthenedtermoflifethattheymaylivelongdays!

6.Thoughknowest,Indra,Thunderarmed!howtoavoiddestructivepowers,

Asonesecurefrompitfallseachreturningday.

7.Driveyediseaseandstrifeaway,driveyeawaymalignity:

Adityas,keepusfarremovedfromsoredistress!

8.DriveSoma,Indra,Lordofbays!andletitcheerthee:thestone,likeawellguidedcourser,
DECADEIIIndra.
1.Still,Indra,fromallancienttimerivallesseverandcompanionlessartthou:
Thouseekestfriendshipbutinwar.
2.Himwhoofoldhathbrouchttousthisandthatblessing,himImagnifyforyou,
EvenIndra,Omyfriends,forhelp.
3.Failnotwhenmarchingonward:comehither,likespirited,staynotfaraway
Yewhocantameevenwhatisfirm!
4.Comehithertothedroppingjuice,OLordofcornland.Lordofhorses,Lordofkine:
DrinkthoutheSoma,Soma'sLord!
5.Hero,maywe,withtheeforfriend,withstandthemanwhopantsagainstusinhiswrath,
Infightwithpeoplerichinkine!
6.Yea,kinbycommonancestry,theMaruts,eventheoxen,closeunitedfriends!
Arelickingoneanother'sback.
7.OIndra,bringgreatstrengthtous,bringvalour,Satakratu,thoumostactive,bring
Aheroconqueringinwar!
8.So,Indra,friendofsong,dowedrawnightotheewithlongingwehavestreamedtothee
Cominglikefloodsthatfollowfloods
9.Sittinglikebirdsbesidethymeath,mingledwithmilk,whichgladdenethandexalteththee,
Indra,totheewesingaloud.
10.Wecallonthee,Omatchlessone!We,seekinghelp,possessingnothingfirmourselves,
Callonthee,wondrous,Thunderarmed.
DECADEIIIIndra
1.ThejuiceofSomathusdiffused,sweettothetastethebrightcowsdrink,
WhotravellinginsplendourclosetomightyIndra'ssiderejoice,goodintheirownsupremacy.
2.ThushaththeSoma,gladdeningdraught,producedtheprayerthatgivethjoy:
Thou,mightiest,Thunderarmed,hastdrivenbyforcetheDragonfromtheearth,laudingthineownsupremacy.
3.BymenhathIndrabeenadvanced,theVritraslayer,tojoyandstrength.
Himonlyweinvokeforhelpinbattleswhethergreatorsmall:beheouraidindeedsofmight!
4.Unconqueredstrengthisonlythine,Indra,Stonecaster,Thunderarmed!
Whenthouwiththysurpassingpowersmotesttodeaththatguilefulbeast,laudingthineownsupremacy.
5.Goforward,meetthefoe,beboldthyboltofthunderisnotchecked!
Manliness,Indra,isthystrength.SlayVritra,makethewatersthine,laudingthineownsupremacy!
6.Whenwarandbattlesareonfoot,bootyisofferedtothebold.
Yokethouthywildlyrushingbays.Whomwiltthouslay,andwhomenrich?Dothou,OIndra,makeusrich!
7.Wcllhavetheyeatenandrejoicedthefriendshaverisenandpassedaway:
Thesagesluminousinthemselveshavepraisedtheewiththeirlatesthymn.Now,Indra,yokethytwobay
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8.Graciouslylistentooursongs.Maghavan,benotnegligent!

Whenwiltthoumakeusglorious?Makethis,onlythisthineendandaim.Now,Indra!yokethytwobaysteeds.

9.WithinthewatersrunstheMoon,hewiththebeauteouswingsinheaven.

Yelightningswithyourgoldenwheels,menfindnotyourabidingplace.Markthismywoe,yeEarthandSky!

10.Tomeetyourtreasurebringingcar,themightycarmostdeartous.

Asvins,theRishiisprepared,yourworshipper,withsongsofpraise.Loversofsweetness,hearmycall!
DECADEIVAgniandothers.
1.OAgni,God,wekindlethee,refulgent,wastingnotaway,
Thatthismoregloriousfuelmaysendforthfortheeitsshinetoheaven.Bringfoodtothosewhosingthypraise!
2.Withofferingsofourownwechoosethee,Agni,asourHotarpriest,
Piercingandbrightlyshiningatyourgladcarouseservedwithtrimmedgrassatsacrifice.Thouwaxestgreat.
3.OheavenlyDawn,awakenustoampleopulencetoday,
EvenasthoudidstwakenuswithSatyasravas,Vayya'sson,highborn!delightfulwiththysteeds!
4.Sendusamindthatbringsdelight,sendenergyandmentalpower.
Thenatyourgladcarouseletmenjoyinthylove,sweetjuice!askineinpasturage.Thouwaxestgreat,
5.Great,ashisnatureis,throughpower,terrible,hehathwaxedinstrength,
Lordofbaysteeds,strongjawed,sublime,heinjoinedhandsforglory'ssakehathgraspedhisironthunderbolt.
6.He,Indra,verilywillmountthepowerfulcarthatfindsthekine,
Whothinksuponthewellfilledbowl,thetawnycoursers'harnesser.Now,Indra,yokethytwobaysteeds!
7.IthinkofAgniwhoiskind,whom,astheirhome,themilchkineseek:
Whomfleetfootcoursersseekashome,andstrongenduringsteedsashome.Bringfoodtothosewhosingthy
praise!
8.Noperil,noseveredistress,yeGods,affectsthemortalman
WhomAryamanandMitralead,andVaruna,ofoneaccord,beyondhisfoes.
DECADEVSomaPavamana
1.Flowforth,OSoma,flowthouonward,sweettoIndra'sMitra's,Pushan's,Bhaga'staste.
2.Runforthtobattle,conqueringtheVritrasthouspeedesttoquellthefoeslikeoneexactingdebts.
3.Flowonward,Soma,asamightysea,asFatheroftheGods,toeveryform.
4.Flowonward,Soma,flowformightystrength,asastrongcourser,bathed,towintheprize.
5.FairInduhathflowedonforrapturousjoy,sage,forgoodfortune,inthewaters'lap.
6.Inthee,effused.OSoma,werejoiceourselvesforgreatsupremacyinfight:
Thou,Pavamana,enterestintomightydeeds.
7.Whoaretheseradiantmeninserriedrank,Rudra'syoungheroes,too,withnoblesteeds?
8.Agni,withhymnsmaywenowaccomplishthatwhichthoulovest,
Strength,likeahorse,auspiciousstrengthwithservice.
9.Thestrongyouthshavecomeforthtoview,toshowtheirstrength,GodSavitar'squickeningenergy:
Yewarriorhorsemen,wintheheavens.
10.Soma,flowsplendidwiththycopiousstreaminduesuccessionthroughtheamplefleece.

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DECADEI.Indra
1.Giverfromallsides,bringtousfromeveryside,thouwhomasstrongestweentreat!
2.ThisBrahman,comeratduetime,namedIndra,isrenownedandpraised.
3.TheBrahmanswiththeirhymnsexaltingIndraincreasedhisstrengththathemightslaughterAhi.
4.Anavaswroughtachariotforthycourser,andTvashtar,muchinvoked!theboltthatgitters:
5.Rest,wealthtohimwholongsforwealth!theritelessstirsnothislovenorwinshiswaytoriches.
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6.Thecowsareeverpureandallsupporting,theGodsareeverfreefromstainandblemish.

7.Withallthybeautycome!Thekineapproachingwithfulluddersfollowonthypath.
8.Maywe,inhabitingameathrichdwelling,increaseourwealth,andthinkofthee,OIndra!

9.TheMarutswithfairhymnschantouttheirpraisesong:thisIndra,famedandyouthful,shoutsaccordant.

10.SingtoyourIndra,mightiestVritraslayer,singtotheSagethesongthatheaccepteth!
DECADEIIAgniIndra
1.ObservantAgnihathappeared,oblationbearerwithhiscar.
2.OAgni,beournearestfriend,yea,ourprotectorandourkinddeliverer!
3.LikewondrousBhaga,Agnidealstreasureamongthemighty.
4.Farofforpresentevennow,sendforththyshoutingfirstofall!
5.Dawndrivesawayhersister'sgloom,andthroughherexcellencemakesherretraceherpath.
6.Maywe,withIndraandtheGodstoaidus,bringtheseexistingworldstofullcompletion!
7.Likestreamsofwaterontheirway,letbounties,Indra,flowfromthee!
8.Withthismayweobtainstrengthgodappointed,happywithbravesonsthroughahundredwinters!
9.WithstrengthletMitra,Varunaswelloblationsdothouprepareforusrichfood,OIndra!
10.IndraisKingofalltheworld.
DECADEIIIIndraandothers
1.AttheTrikadrukasthegreatandstrongenjoyedthebarleybrew.WithVishnudidhedrinkthepressedout
Somajuice,evenashewould.
Thathathsoheightenedhimthegreat,thewidetodohismightywork.SodidtheGodattendtheGod,trueIndu
Indrawhoistrue.
2.ThisGodwhoseesforthousandsofmankind,thelight,thethoughtofpoets,andtheLaw,
Thebrilliantone,hathsentforthhitheralltheDawns:spotless,oneminded,zealousintheirhometheydwell,
withthoughtupontheSteer.
3.Cometous,Indra,fromafar,conductingus,as,tothegatherings,aLordofheroes,asanarcherKing,the
heroes'Lord!
Wecomewithgiftsofpleasantfood,withflowingjuice,invokingthee,assonsinviteasire,thatwemaywinthe
spoil,thee,bounteousest,forgainofspoil.
4.LoudlyIcallthatIndraMaghavan,themighty,resistless,evermorepossessingmanyglories.
Holy,mostliberal,mayheleadusontoriches,throughsongs,and,thunderarmedmakeallourpathways
pleasant!
5.Heardbeourprayer!InthoughtIhonourAgnifirst:nowstraightwayweelectthisheavenlycompany,Indra
andVayuweelect.
ForwhenourlatestthoughtisraisedandonVivasvancentredwell,thendoourholysongsgoforwardontheir
way,oursongsas'twereuntotheGods.
6.ToVishnu,tothemightywhomtheMarutsfollow,letyourhymnsborninsonggoforth,Evayamarut!
Tothestrong,veryholybandadornedwithbracelets,thatrushesoninjoyandeverroarsforvigour!
7.Withthishisgoldensplendourpurifyinghim,bewithhisownalliessubduesallenemies,asSurawithhis
ownallies.
Cleansinghimselfwithstreamofjuiceheshinesforthyellowhuedandred,whenwiththepraisershe
encompassesall,forms,withpraisershavingsevenmouths.
8.IpraisethisGod,parentofheavenandearth,exceedingwise,possessedofrealenergy,giveroftreasure,
thinkerdeartoall,
Whosesplendourissublime,whoselightshonebrilliantin,creation,who,wiseandgoldenhanded,inhis
beautymaderthesky.
9.AgniIdeemourHotarpriest,munificentwealthgiver,SonofStrength,who,knowethallthatis,evenasthe
Sagewho,knowethall.
Lordoffairrites,aGodwithformerectedturningtotheGods,he,whentheflamehathsprungforthfromthe
holyoil,theofferedfatness,longsforitasitglowsbright.
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10.This,Indra!dancer!wasthyherodeed,thyfirstandancientwork,worthytobetoldforthinheaven,

EventhinewhofurtheredstlifewithaGod'sownpower,freeingthefloods.Allthatisgodlessmayheconquer
withhismight,and,LordofHundredPowers,findforusstrengthandfood!
DECADEIVSomaPavamana
1.Highisthyjuice'sbirth:thoughsetitheaven,onearthithathobtaineddreadshelteringpowerandgreat
renown.
2.Insweetestandmostgladdeningstreamflowpure,OSoma,onthyway,pressedoutforIndra,forhisdrink!
3.Flowonwardmightywiththystream,inspiritingtheMaruts'Lord,winningallricheswiththypower!
4.Flowonwardwiththatjuiceofthinemostexcellent,thatbringsdelight,slayingthewicked,deartoGods!
5.Threeseveralwordsareuttered:kinearelowing,cowswhogivethemilkthetawnyhuedgoesbellowingon.
6.ForIndragirtbyMaruts,flow,thouIndu,veryrichinmeath,toseattheeintheplaceofsong!
7.Strong,mountainborn,thestalkhathbeenpressedinthestreamsforrapturousjoy.Hawklikehesettlesinhis
home.
8.Goldhued!asonewhogivethstrengthflowonforGodstodrink,adraughtforVayuandtheMaruthost!
9.Soma,thedwelleronthehills,effused,hathflowedintothesieve.Allbounteousartthouincarouse.
10.TheSageofheavenwhoseheartiswise,whenlaidbetweenbothhands,withroars,givesusdelightful
powersoflife.
DECADEVSomaPavamana
1.TherapturesheddingSomashaveflowedforthinourassembly,pressedtoglorifyourliberallords.
2.TheSomas,skilledinsong,thewaves,haveledthewaterforward,likebuffaloesspeedingtothewoods.
3.Induflowon,amightyjuiceglorifyusamongthefolk:driveallourenemiesaway!
4.Forthouartstrongbysplendour:we,OPavamana,callonthee,thebrilliantlookeronthelight.
5.Indu,enlightener,dear,thethoughtofpoets,hathflowedclearly,likeacharioteerwhostartsthesteed.
6.Throughourdesireofheroes,kine,andhorses,potentSomadrops,brilliantandswift,havebeeneffused.
God,workingwithmankind,flowontoIndragothygladdeningjuice:toVayumountasLawcommands!
FromheavenhathPavamanamade,as'twere,themarvellousthunder,andtheloftylightofallmankind.
9.Pressedforthegladdeningdraughtthedropsflowforthabundantlywithsong,flowonwardwiththestreamof
meath.
10.Reposingontheriver'swave,theSagehathwidelyflowedaround,bearingthebardwhommanylove.

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1.TheGodshavecometoInduwelldescended,beautifiedwithmilk,theactivecrusherofthefoe.
2.Active,whilebeingpurified,hehathassailedallenemies:theydecktheSagewithholyhymns.
3.Pouringallglorieshither,he,effused,hathpassedwithinthejar:InduonIndraisbestowed.
4.Fromthetwopressboardsisthejuicesent,likeacarhorse,tothesieve:thesteedstepsforwardtothegoal.
5.Impetuous,bright,havetheycomeforth,unweariedintheirspeed,likebulls,drivingtheblackskinfaraway.
6.Soma,thouflowestchasingfoes,finderofwisdomanddelight:drivethouthegodlessfolkafar!
FlowonwardwiththatstreamwherewiththougavestsplendourtotheSun,speedingthewaterskindtoman!
8.FlowonwardthouwhostrengthenedstIndratoslaughterVritrawhocompassedandstayedthemightyfloods!
9.Flowonward,Indu,withthisfoodforhimwhointhywilddelightsbatteredthenineandninetydown!
10.Flow,pressed,intothefilter,speedtheheavenlyonewhowinnethwealth,whobringethbootythroughour
juice!
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DECADEIISomaPavamana
1.ThetawnyBullhathbellowed,fairasmightyMitratobehold:hegleamsandflasheswiththeSun.
2.Wechoosetodaythatchariotsteedofthine,thestrong,thatbringsusbliss,theguardian,thedesireofall.
3.Adhvaryu,tothefilterleadtheSomajuiceexpressedwithstones:makethouitpureforIndra'sdrink.
4.Swiftrunsthisgiverofdelight,eventhestreamofflowingjuice:Swiftrunsthisgiverofdelight.
5.Pourhitherward,OSoma,wealthinthousandsandheroicstrength,andkeeprenownsecureforus!
6.Theancientlivingoneshavecomeuntoanewerrestingplace.TheymadetheSunthathemightshine.
7.Soma,flowonexceedingbrightwithloudroartothereservoirs,restinginwoodenvats,thyhome!
8.OSoma,thou,artstrongandbright,potent,OGod,withpotentsway:thou,mightyone,ordainestlaws.
9.Forfood,flowonwardwiththystream,cleansedandmadebrightbysapientmen:Indu.withsheenapproach
themilk!
10.Soma,flowonwithpleasantstream,stronganddevotedtotheGods,ourfriend,untothewoollensieve.
11.Bythissolemnity,Soma,thou,thoughgreat,hastbeenincreased:injoythou,verilyactestlikeabull!
12.Mostactiveandbenevolent,thisPavamanasenttousforloftyfriendshipmeditates.
13.Indu,tousforthisgreatrite,bearingas'twerethywavetoGods,unwearied,thouartflowingon.
14.Chasingourfoemen,drivingoffthegodless,Somaflowethon,goingtoIndra'ssettledplace.
DECADEIIISomaPavamana
1.Cleansingthee,Soma,inthystream,thouflowestinawateryrobe:giverofwealth,thousittestintheplaceof
Law,OGod,afountainmadeofgold.
2.Hencesprinkleforththejuiceeffused,Soma,thebestofsacredgifts,who,friendofman,hathrunamidthe
waterstreams!HehathpressedSomaoutwithstones.
3.Expressedbystones,OSoma,andurgedthroughthelongwoolofthesheep,thou,enteringthepressboards
evenasmenafort,goldhuedhastsettledinthevats.
4.OSoma,forthefeastofGods,riverlikehehathswelledwithsurge,sweetwiththeliquorofthestalk,asone
whowakes,intothevatthatdropswithmeath.
5.Pressedoutbypressers,Somagoesoverthefleecybacksofsheep,goes,evenaswithamare,intawny
colouredstream,goesinasweetlysoundingstream.
6.OSoma,Indu,everydaythyfriendshiphathbeenmydelight.Manyfiendsfollowmehelpme,thoutawny
hued:passonbeyondthesebarriers!
7.Defthanded!thouwhenpurifiedliftestthyvoiceamidthesea.Thou,Pavamana,makestrichesflowtous,
yellow,abundant,muchdesired.
8.ThelivingdropsofSomajuicepour,astheyflow,thegladdeningdrink,intelligentdropsabovethestationof
thesea,exhilarating,droppingmeath.
9.Soma,whilethouartcleansed,mostdearandwatchfulinthesheep'slongwool,mostliketoAngiras!thou
hastbecomeasage.Sprinkleoursacrificewithmead!
10.Soma,thegladdeningjuice,flowspressedforIndrawithhisMaruthost:hehastenso'erthefleecewithall
histhousandstreams:him,himthemenmakepureandbright.
11.Flowon,bestwinnerofthespoil,topreciousgiftsofeverysort!Thouartaseaaccordingtothehighestlaw,
joygiver,Soma!totheGods
12.OverthecleansingsievehaveflowedthePavamanasinastream,girtbytheMaruts,gladdening,steedswith
Indra'sstrength,forwisdomandfordaintyfood.
DECADEIVSomaPavamana
1.Runonwardtothereservoirandseatthee:cleansedbythemenspeedforwardtothebattle!
Makingtheeglossylikeanablecourser,forthtothesacredgrasswithreinstheyleadthee.
2.TheGoddeclaresthedeities'generations,likeUaana,proclaimingloftywisdom.
Withbrilliantkin,farruling,sanctifying,thewildboar,singingwithhisfoot,advances.
3.Threearethevoicesthatthecarsteedutters:hespeakstheloreofprayer,thethoughtofOrder.
Tothecows'mastercomethecowsinquiring:thehymnswitheagerlongingcometoSoma.
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4.Madepurebythisman'surgentzealandimpulse,theGodhathwithhisjuicetheGodspervaded.

Pressed,singing,tothesievehegoes,aspassestheHotartoenclosuresholdingcattle.

5.FatherofholyhymnsSomaflowsonward,thefatheroftheearth,fatherofheaven

FatherofAgni,Surya'sgenerator,thefatherwhobegatIndraandVishnu

6.Tohim,praiseworthy,sacredtoneshavesounded,Steerofthetripleheight,thelifebestower.

Dwellinginwood,likeVaruna,ariver,lavishingtreasure,hedistributesblessings.

7.Guardofallbeing,generatingcreatures,loudroaredtheseaashighestlawcommanded.

Strong,inthefilter,onthefleecysummit,pressedfromthestone,Somahathwaxenmighty.

8.Loudneighsthetawnysteedwhenstarted,settlingdeepinthewoodenvesselwhiletheycleansehim.

Ledbythemenhemakesthemilkhisraimentthenshallhe,ofhimself,engenderworship.

9.ThisthineownSoma,richinmeath,OIndra,theStrong,hathflowedintotheStrongOne'sfilter.

Theswiftsteed,bounteous,givinghundreds,thousands,hathreachedthesacredgrasswhichneverfailshim.

10.Flowonward,Soma,richinmeath,andholy,enrobedinwaters,onthefleecysummit!
Settleinvesselsthatarefulloffatness,ascheeringandmostgladdeningdrinkforIndra!
DECADEVSomaPavamana
1.Inforefrontofthecarsforthgoesthehero,theleader,seekingspoil:hishostrejoices.
Somaendueshisrobeoflastingcolours,andblesses,forhisfriends,theircallsonIndra.
2.Thystreamshavebeenpouredforthwithalltheirsweetness,when,cleansedthoupassestthroughthewoollen
filter.
Theraceofkinethoucleansest,Pavamana!Thoudidstbeget:andspeedtheSunwithsplendours.
3.LetussingpraisestotheGods:singloudly,sendyetheSomaforthformightyriches!
Lethimflow,sweetlyflavoured,throughthefilter:lettheGodIndusettleinthebeaker!
4.Urgedon,thefatheroftheearthandheavenhathgoneforthlikeacartogatherbooty.
GoingtoIndra,sharpeninghisweapons,andinhishandscontainingeverytreasure.
5.When,bythelawoftheMostHigh,inpresenceofheavenandearth,thefondmind'sutteranceformedhim.
Then,loudlylowing,camethecowstoIndu,thechosen,welllovedmasterinthebeaker.
6.Tensisters,pouringouttheraintogether,thesage'squicklymovingthoughts,adornhim.
HitherhathrunthegoldhuedchildofSurya,andreachedthevatlikeafleetvigorouscourser.
7.Whenbeautiesstriveforhimasforacharger,thenstrivethesongsaspeopleforthesunlight.
AmightySage,heflowsenrobedinwatersandhymnsas'twreeastallthatkinemayprosper.
8.StrongIndu,bathedinmilk,flowsonforIndra,Somaexciting,strength,forhiscarousal.
Hequellsmalignityandslaysthedemons,Kingofthehomestead,hewhogivesuscomfort.
9.Pourforththiswealthwiththispurification:flowonwardtotheyellowlake,OIndu!
Here,too,thebrightone,windswift,fullofwisdom,shallgiveasontohimwhocomethquickly.
10.Soma,themighty,when,thewaters'offspring,hechosetheGods,performedthatgreatachievement.
He,Pavamana,grantedstrengthtoIndra:he,Indu,generatedlightinSurya.
11.Asforachariotrace,theskilfulspeaker,firsthymn,inventor,hathwithsongbeenstarted.
Thesisterstenuponthefleecysummitadornthecarhorseintherestingplaces.
12.HasteningonwardlikethewavesofwatersourholyhymnsarecomingforthtoSoma.
Tohimtheygowithlowlyadoration,and,longing,enterhimwholongstomeetthem.

CHAPTERII
DECADEISomaPavamana
1.Forfirstpossessionofyourjuice.fortheexhilaratingdrink,
Driveyeawaythedog,myfriends,driveyethelongtongueddogaway!
2.AsPushan.Fortune,Bhaga,comesthisSomawhiletheymakehimpure.
He,Lordofallthemultitude,hathlookedupontheearthandheaven.
3.TheSomas,veryrichinsweets,forwhichthesieveisdestined,.flow
Effused,thesourceofIndra'sjoy:mayyourstrongjuicesreachtheGods!
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4.ForustheSomajuicesflow,thedropsbestfurtherersofweal,

Effusedasfriends,withoutaspot,benevolent,findersofthe.light.

5.Streamonusrichesthatarecravedbyhundreds,bestatwinningspoil,

Riches,OIndu,thousandfold,mostsplendid,thatsurpassthelight!

6.TheguilelessonesaresingingpraisetoIndra'swellbelovedfriend,

As,inthemorningofitslife,themotherslickthenewborncalf.

7.Theyfortheboldandlovelyoneplymanlyvigourlikeabow

Bright,glad,infrontofsongstheyspreadtoformavesturefortheLord.
8.Himwiththsfleecetheypurify,brown,goldenhued,belovedofall,

Whowithexhilaratingjuicegoesforthtoallthedeities.

9.Lethim,asmortal,cravethisspeech,forhimwhopresses,ofthejuice,

AsBhrigu'ssonschasedMakha,sodriveyetheniggardhoundaway!
DECADEIISomaPavamana
1.Graciouslymindedheisflowingonhiswaytowindearnameso'erwhichtheyouthfulonegrowsgreat.
ThemightyandfarseeingonehathmountednowthemightySurya'scarwhichmovestoeveryside.
2.SpontaneousletourdropsofSomajuiceflowon,pressedoutandtawnycoloured,mightily,totheGods!
Stillletourenemies,thegodless,beinwant,thoughfilledwithfoodandletourprayersobtainsuccess!
3.Mostbeauteousofthebeauteous,Indra'sthunderbolt,thisSoma,richinsweets,hathclamouredinthevat.
Droppingwithoil,abundant,streamsofsacrificeflowuntohim,andmilchkine,lowing,withtheirmilk.
4.InduhathstartedforthforIndra'ssettledplace,andslightsnot,asafriend,thepromiseofhisfriend.
Somacomesonwardlikeayouthwithyouthfulmaids,andgainsthebeakerbyacourseofhundredpaths.
5.Onflowsthepotentjuice,sustaineroftheheavensthestrengthofGods,whommenmusthailwithshoutsof
joy.
Thou,goldhued,startedlikeacourserbybravemen,artlightlyshowingforththysplendourinthestreams.
6.FarseeingSomaflows,theSteer,theLordofhymns,thefurthererofdays,ofmornings,andofheaven.
Breathoftherivers,hehathroaredintothejars,andwiththehelpofsagesenteredIndra'sheart.
7.ThethreetimessevenmilchkineintheloftiestheavenhaveforthisSomapouredthegenuinemilkydraught.
Fourotherbeauteouscreatureshathhemadeforhisadornmentwhenhewaxedinstrengththroughholyrites.
8.Flowontoindra,Soma,carefullyeffused:letsicknessstayafartogetherwiththefiend!
Letnotthedoubletongueddelightthemwiththyjuice:herebethyflowingdropsladenwithopulence!
9.EvenasaKinghathSoma,redandtawnyBull,beenpressed:thewondrousonehathbellowedtothekine.
Whilepurifiedthoupassestthroughthefilteringfleecetoseattheehawklikeontheplacethatdropswithoil.
10.ThedropsofSomajuice,likecowswhoyieldtheirmilk,haveflowedforth,richinmeath,untothediety,
And,seatedonthegrass,raisingtheirvoice,assumedthemilk,thecoveringrobewherewiththeaddressstream.
11.Theybalmhim,balmhimover,balmhimthoroughly,caressthemightystrengthandbalmitwiththemeath.
TheyseizetheflyingSteeratthestream'sbreathingplace:cleansingwithgoldtheygrasptheanimalherein.
12.Spreadisthycleansingfilter,Brahmanaspati:asprincethouenterestitslimbsfromeveryside.
Theraw,whosemasshathnotbeenheated,gainsnotthis:theyonlywhicharedressed,whichbear,attaintoit.
DECADEIIISomaPavamana
1.ToIndra,tothemightyone,letthesegoldcolouredjuicesgo,
DropsbornasLawprescribes,thatfindthelightofheavenj
2.FlowvigilantforIndra,thouSoma,yea,Indu,runthouforth
Bringhithersplendidstrengththatfindsthelightofheaven!
3.Sitdown,Ofriends,andsingaloudtohimwhopurifieshimself.
Deckhimforglory,likeachild,withholyrites!
4.Friends,hymnyourLordwhomakeshimpureforrapturous
carouse:letthem
Sweetenhim,asachild,withlaudsandsacredgifts!
5.BreathofthemightyDames,theChild,speedingtheplanof'sacrifice,
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Surpassesallthingsthataredear,yea,fromofold!

6.Inmight,OIndu,withthystreamsflowforthebanquetoftheGods:

Richinmeath,Soma,inourbeakertakethyseat!

7.Soma,whilefiltered,withhiswaveflowsthroughthelongwoolofthesheep,

Roaring,whilepurified,beforethevoiceofsong.

8.ThespeechisutteredfortheSage,forSomabeingpurified:
Bringmeedas'tweretoonewhomakestheegladwithhymns!

9.Flowtous,Indu,verystrong,effused,withwealthofkineand,steeds,

Anddothoulayabovethemilkthyradianthue!

10.Voiceshavesungaloudtotheeasfinderoutofwealthforus:

Weclothethehuethouwearestwitharobeofmilk.

11.Goldhuedandlovelyinhiscoursethroughtanglesofthewooliheflows:

Streamforthheroicfameupontheworshippers!

12.Onthroughthelongwoolofthesheeptothemeathdroppingvatheflows:

TheRishis'sevenfoldquirehathsungaloudtohim.
DECADEIVSomaPavamana
I.ForIndraflow,thouSoma,on,asmostinspiringdrink,exceedingrichinsweets.
Great,mostcelestial,gladdeningdrink!
2.Makehighandsplendidgloryshinehitherward,Lordoffood,God,onthefriendofGods:
Unclosethecaskofmiddleair!
3.Pressyeandpourhim,likeasteed,laudworthy,speedingthroughtheregionandtheflood,
Whoswimsinwater,dwellsinwood!
4.Him,eventhisSteerwhomilkstheheavens,himwithathousandstreams,distillingrapturousjoy,
Himwhobringsallthingsexcellent.
5.Effusedishewhobringsgoodthings,whobringsusstoreof'wealthandsweetrefreshingfood,
Somawhobringsusquiethomes.
6.For,verily,Pavamana,thou,divine!enduedwithbrightestsplendourcallingall
Creaturestoimmortality.
7.Effused,heflowethinastream,bestrapturegiver,inthelongwoolofthesheep,
Sporting,as'twerethewaters'wave.
8.Hewhofromouttherockycavernwithhismighttookforththeredrefulgentcows
Thoudrewesttothyselfthestallofkineandsteeds:burstit,
braveLord,likeoneinmailyea,burstit,ObraveLord,likeoneinmail!

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BOOKI
CHAPTERI
Om.GlorytotheSamaveda!toLordGanesaglory!Om.
ISomaPavamana
1.SingforthtoIndu,Oyemen,tohimwhonowispurified,
FaintopayworshiptotheGods!
2,TogetherwiththypleasantjuicetheAtharvanshavecommingled.milk.
Divine,Godloving,fortheGod.
3.Bringhealthtocattlewiththyflow,healthtothepeople,health,tosteeds,
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Health,OthouKing,togrowingplants!
IISomaPavamana
1.BrightaretheseSomasblentwithmilk,withlightthatflashesbrilliantly,
Andformthatshoutethallaround.
2.Rousedbyhisdriversandsentforth,thestrongSteedhathcome:nighforspoil,
Aswarriorswhentheystandarrayed.
3.Specially,Soma,Sage,byday,comingtogetherforourweal,
LikeSurya,flowforustosee!
IIISomaPavamana
1.ThestreamsofPavamana,thine,Sage,mightyone,havepouredthemforth,
Likecourserseagerforrenown.
2.TheyhavebeenpouredupontheReecetowardsthemeathdistillingvat:
Theholysongshaverungaloud.
3.Likemilchkinecominghome,thedropsofSomajuicehavereachedthelake,
Havereachedtheshrineofsacrifice
IVAgni
1.Come,Agni,praisedwithsongtofeastandsacrificialofferings:sit
AsHotarontheholygrass!
2.So,Angiras,wemaketheestrongwithfuelandwithholyoil.
Blazehigh,thouyoungestoftheGods!
3.Forusthouwinnest,Agni,God,heroicstrengthexceedinggreat,Farspreadingandofhighrenown.
VMitraVaruna
1.Varuna,Mitra,sapientpair,pourfatnessonourpastures,pour
Meathontheregionsoftheair!
2,Gladdenedbyhomage,rulingfar,yereignbymajestyofmight,
Pureinyourways,forevermore.
3.LaudedbyJamadagni'ssong,sitintheshrineofsacrifice:
DrinkSoma,yewhostrengthenLaw!
VIIndra
1.Come,wehavepressedtheJuicefortheeOIndra,drinkthisSomahere:
Sitthouonthismysacredgrass!
2.OIndra,letthylongmanedbays,yokedbyprayer,bringtheehitherward!
Giveearandlistentoourprayers!
3.WeSomabearingBrahmanscalltheeSomadrinkerwiththyfriend,
We,Indra,bringingSomajuice.
VIIIndraAgni
1.IndraandAgni,movedbysongs,cometothejuice,thepreciousdew:
Drinkyethereof,impelledbyprayer!
2.IndraandAgni,withthemanwholaudscomesvisiblesacrifice:
Sodrinkyeboththisflowingjuice!
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3.WithforceofsacrificeIseekIndra,Agniwholovethewise:

WithSomaletthemsatethemhere!
VIIISomaPavamana
1.Highisthyjuice'sbirth:thoughsetinheaven,onearthithathobtained
Dreadshelteringpowerandgreatrenown.
2.Finderofroomandfreedom,flowforIndrawhomwemustadore,
ForVarunaandtheMaruthost!
3.Strivingtowin,withhimwegainallrichesfromtheenemy,
Yea,allthegloriesofmankind,
IXSomaPavamana
1.Cleansingthee,Soma,inthystream,thouflowestinwateryrobe.
Giverofwealth,thousittestintheplaceofLaw,OGod,afountainmadeofgold.
2.He,milkingfordearmeaththeheavenlyudder,hathsatintheancientgatheringplace.
Washedbythemen,farsighted,strong,thoustreamesttotherhonourablereservoir.
XSomaPavamana
1.Runonwardtothereservoirandseatthee:cleansedbythemenspeedforwardtothebattle.
Makingtheeglossylikeanablecourser,forthtothesacredgrasswithreinstheyleadthee.
2.Indu,thewellarmedGodisflowingonward,hewhoavertsthecurseandguardsthehomesteads.
Father,begetteroftheGods,mostskilful,thebuttressoftheheavensandearth'ssupporter.
XIIndra
1.Likekineunmilkedwecallaloud,hero,tothee,andsingthy
praise,
Lookeronheavenlylight,Lordofthismovingworld,Lord,Indra!ofwhatmovethnot.
2.Noneotherliketothee,ofearthoroftheheavens,hathbeenoreverwillbeborn.
Desiringhorses,IndraMaghavan!andkine,asmenofmightwecallonthee.
XIIIndra
1.Withwhathelpwillhecometous,wonderful,everwaxingfriend?
Withwhatmostmightycompany?
2.Whatgenuineandmostliberaldraughtwillspirittheewithjuicetoburst
Opene'enstronglyguardedwealth?
3.Dothouwhoartprotectorofusthyfriendswhopraisethee
Withhundredaidsapproachus!
XIIIIndra
1.Ascowslowtotheircalvesinstalls,sowithoursongsweglorify
ThisIndra,evenyourwondrousGodwhochecksattack,whotakesdelightinpreciousjuice.
2.Celestial,bounteousgiver,girtaboutwithmight,rich,mountainlike,inpleasantthings,
Himswiftweseekforfoodfulbootyrichinkine,broughthundredfoldandthousandfold.
XIVIndra
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1.LoudsingingattbesacredritewhereSomaflows,wepriestsinvoke.
Withhaste,thathemayhelp,asthebard'scherisher.Indrawhofindethwealthforyou.
2.Whom,fairofcheek,inraptureofthejuice,thefirmresistlessslayershindernot:
Giverofgloriouswealthtohimwhosingshispraise,honouringhimwhotoilsandpours.
XVSomaPavamana
1.Insweetestandmostgladdeningstreamflowpure,OSoma,onthyway,
PressedoutforIndra,forhisdrink!
2.Fiendqueller,friendofallmen,hehathreachedhisshrine,hisdwellingplace.
Withintheironhammeredvat.
3.BethoubestVritraslaver,bestgranterofroom,mostliberal:
Promoteourwealthyprinces'gifts!
XVISomaPavamana
1.ForIndraflow,thouSoma,on,asmostinspiringdrink,mostrichinsweets,
Great,mostCelestial,gladdeningdrink!
2.ThouofwhomhavingdrunktheSteeractslikeasteer:havingdrunkthisthatfindsthelight,
He,excellentlywise,hathcomeaneartofoodandbooty,evenasEtasa.
XVIIIndra
1.ToIndra,tothemightyletthesegoldencolouredjuicesgo,
DropsbornasLawprescribes,thatfindthelightofheaven!
2.Thisjuicethatgathersspoilflows,pressed,forIndra,forhismaintenance.
Somabethinkshimoftheconqueror,asheknows.
3.Yea,Indrainthejoysofthisobtainsthegraspthatgathersspoil,
And,winningwaters,wieldsthemightythunderbolt.
XVIIISomaPavamana.
1.Forfirstpossessionofyourjuice,fortheexhilaratingdrink,
Driveyeawaythedog,myfriends,driveyethelongtongueddogaway!
2.Hewhowithpurifyingstream,effused,comesflowinghitherward,
Indu,islikeanablesteed.
3.WithprayerallreachingletthementendunassailableSoma:be
Thestonespreparedforsacrifice!
XIXSomaPavamana
1.Graciouslymindedheisflowingonhiswaytowindearnameso'erwhichtheyouthfulonegrowsgreat.
Themightyandfarseeingonehathmountednowthemighty
Surya'scarwhichmovestoeveryside.
2.Thespeaker,unassailablemasterofthisprayer,thetongueofsacrifice,poursforththepleasantmeath.
Assonbesetsthenameofmotherandofsireinthefardistance,inthethirdbrightrealmofheaven.
3.Sendingforthflasheshehathbellowedtothejars,ledbythemenintothegoldenreservoir.
Themilkersofthesacrificehavesungtohim:Lordofthreeheights,thoushinestbrightlyo'ertheDawns.
XXAgni
1.SingtoyourAgniwitheachsong,ateverysacrificeforstrength!
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Come,letuspraisethewiseandeverlastingGod,evenasawellbelovedfriend:

2.TheSonofStrengthforisbenotourgraciousLord?Letusservehimwhobearsourgifts!

Inbattlesmayhebeourhelpandstrengthener,yea,bethesaviourofourlives!
XXIAgni
1.OAgni,comefarothersongsofpraisewillIsingforthtothee.
WaxmightywiththeseSomadrops!
2.Where'erthymindappliesitself,vigourpreeminenthastthou:
Therewiltthougainadwellingplace.
3.Notforamomentonlylaststhybounty,Lordofmanymen:
Ourservicethereforeshaltthougain.
XXIIIndra
1.Wecallonthee,Omatchlessone.We,seekinghelp,possessingnothingfirmourselves.
Callonthee,wondrous,thunderarmed:
2.Ontheeforaidinsacrifice,Thisyouthofours,thebold,theterrible,bathgoneforth.
Wetherefore,wethyfriends,Indra,havechosenthee,spoilwinner,asoursuccourer.
XXIIIIndra
1.So,Indra,friendofsong,dowedrawneartotheewithlongingwehavestreamedtothee
Cominglikefloodsthatfollowfloods.
2.Asriversswelltheocean,so,hero,ourprayersincreasethymight,
Thoughofthyself,OThunderer,waxingdaybyday.
3.WithholysongtheybindtothebroadwideyokedcarthebaysteedsofthequickeningGod,
BearersofIndra,yokedbyword.

CHAPTERII
IIndra
I.InviteyeIndrawithasongtodrinkyourdraughtofSomajuicel
AllconqueringSatakratu,mostmunificentofallwholive!
2.Laudedbymany,muchinvoked,leaderofsongrenownedofold:
HisnameisIndra,tellitforth!
3.Indra,thedancer,betousthegiverofabundantwealth:
Themightybringituskneedeep!
IIIndra
1.Singyeasong,tomakehimglad,toIndra,Lordoftawnysteeds,
TheSomadrinker,Omyfriends!
2.Tohim,thebounteous,saythelaud,andletusglorify,asmen
Maydo,thegiveroftruegifts!
3.OIndra,Lordofboundlessmight,forusthouseekestspoilandkine,
Thouseekestgoldforus,goodLord!
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1.This,eventhis,OIndra,weimplore:asthydevotedfriends,
TheKanvaspraisetheewiththeirhymns.
2.Naughtelse,OThunderer,haveIpraisedintheskilledsinger'seulogy
OnthylaudonlyhaveIthought.
3.TheGodsseekhimwhopressesouttheSomatheydesirenotsleep:
Theypunishslothunweariedly
IVIndra
1.ForIndra,loverofcarouse,loudbeoursongsaboutthejuice:
Letpoetssingthesongofpraise
2.WesummonIndratothedraught,inwhomallgloriesrest,inwhom
Thesevencommunitiesrejoice.
3.AttheTrikadrukastheGodsspansacrificethatstirsthemind:
Letoursongsaidandprosperit!
VIndra
1.Here,Indra,isthySomadraught,madepureuponthesacredgrass:
Runhither,comeanddrinkthereof!
2.Strongrayed!adoredwithearnesthymns!thisjuiceisshedforthydelight:
Thouartinvoked,Akhandala!
3.ToKundapayya,grandson'sson,grandsonofSringavrish!tothee,
TohimhaveIaddressedmythought.
VIIndra
1.Indra,asonewithmightyarm,gatherforuswiththyrighthand,
Manifoldandnutritiousspoil!
2.Weknowtheemightyinthydeeds,ofmightybounty,mightywealth.
Mightyinmeasure,prompttoaid.
3.Herowhenthouwouldstgivethygifts,neithertheGodsnormortalmen
Restraintheelikeafearfulbull.
VIIIndra
1.Hero,theSomabeingshed,Ipourthejuicefortheetodrink:
Satetheeandfinishthycarouse!
2.Letnotthefools,orthosewhomock,beguiletheewhentheyseekthineaid:
Lovenottheenemyofprayer!
3.Hereletthemcheertheewellsuppliedwithmilktogreatmunificence:
Drinkasthewildbulldrinksthelake!
VIIIlndra
I.HereistheSomajuiceexpressed:OVasu,drinktillthouartfull!
UndauntedGod,wegiveitthee!
2.Washedbythemen,pressedoutwithstones,strainedthroughthefiltermadeofwool,
'Tislikeacourserbathedinstreams.
3.Thisjuicehavewemadesweetfortheelikebarley,blendingitwithmilk.
Indra,Icalltheetoourfeast.

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IXIndra
1.So,Lordofaffluentgifts,thisjuicehathbeenexpressedfortheewithstrength:
Drinkofit,thouwholovestsong!
2.Inclinethybodytothejuicewhichsuitsthygodlikenaturewell:
Thee,Somalover!letitcheer!
3.OIndra,letitenterboththyflanks,enterthyheadwithprayer,
Withbounty,hero!boththinearms!
XIndra
1.OComeyehither,sityedowntoIndrasingyeforthyoursong,
Companions,bringinghymnsofpraise,
2.LaudIndra,richestoftherich,whorulethovernoblestwealth,
BesidetheflowingSomajuice!
3.Mayhestandnearusinourneedwithallabundance,forourwealth:
Withstrengthmayhecomenightous!
XIIndra
1.Ineveryneed,ineveryfraywecall,asfriendstosuccourus,
Indra,themightiestofall.
2.Icallhim,mightytoresist,theheroofourancienthome,
Theewhommysireinvokedofold.
3.Ifhewillhearus,lethimcomewithsuccourofathousandkinds,
Withstrengthandriches,toourcall!
XIIndra
1.WhenSomasflowthoumakestpure,Indra,thymindthatmeritslaud,
Forgainofstrengththatevergrows:forgreatishe.
2.Inheaven'sfirstregion,intheseatofGods,ishewhobringssuccess,
Mostglorious,prompttosave,whowinsthewaterfloods.
3.HimIinvoke,towinthespoil,evenmightyIndraforthefray.
Bethoumostneartousforbliss,afriendtoaid!
XIIIAgni
1.WiththisminehomageIinvokeAgniforyou,theSonofStrength.
Dear,wisestenvoy,skilledinnoblesacrifice,immortal,messangerofall.
2.Histworedhorses,allsupporting,lethimyoke:lethim,wellworshipped,urgethemfast!
Thenhaththesacrificegoodprayersandhappyend,theheavenlygiftofwealthtomen.
XIVDawn
1.Advancing,sendingforthherrays,thedaughteroftheSkyisseen.
Themightyonelaysbarethedarknesswithhereye,thefriendlyLadymakesthelight.
2.TheSunascending,therefulgentstar,poursdownhisbeams.togetherwiththeDawn.
ODawn,atthinearising,and,theSun's,mayweattaintheshareallottedus!
XVAsvins
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1.Thesemorningsacrificescallyou,Asvins,atthebreakofday.
ForhelphaveIinvokedyourichinpowerandmight:for,housebyhouse,yevisitall.
2.Ye,heroes,havebestowedwonderfulnourishment:sendittohimwhosesongsaresweet.
Oneminded,bothofyou,driveyourcardowntous:drinkyethesavourySomajuice!
XVISomaPavamana.
1.Afterhisancientsplendour,they,thebold,havedrawnthebrightmilkfrom
TheSagewhowinsathousandspoils.
2.InaspectheisliketheSun:herunnethforwardtothelakes:Sevencurrentsflowingtothesky.
3.He,whiletheypurifyhim,standshighoverallthingsthatexistSoma,aGodasSuryais.
XVIISomaPavamana
1.BygenerationlongagothisGod,engenderedfortheGods,
Flowstawnytothestrainingcloth.
2.Accordingtoprimevalplanthispoethathbeenstrengthenedby,
ThesageasGodforalltheGods.
3.Sheddingtheancientfiuidthouartpouredintothecleansingsieve:
Roaring,thouhastproducedtheGods.
XVIIISomaPavamana
1.Bringnearusthosewhostandaloof:strikefearintoourenemy:
OPavamana,finduswealth!
2.Tohimtheactive,noblyborn.
3.Singyeyoursongstohim,Omen!
XIXSomaPavamana
1.TheSomasskilledinsong,thewaveshaveledthewaterforward,like
Buffaloesspeedingtothewoods.
2.Withstreamofsacrificethebrownbrightdropshaveflowedwithstrengthinstore
Ofkineintothewoodenvats.
3.ToIndra,Vayu.VarunatoVishnuandtheMarutslet
TheSomajuicesflowexpressed.
XXSomaPavamana
1.OSoma,forthefeastofGods,riverlikehehathswelledwithsurge,
Sweetwiththeliquorofthestalk,asonewhowakes,intothevatthatdropswithmeath.
2.Likeadearsonhowmustbedecked,thebrightandshiningonehathcladhiminhisrobe.
Menskilfulattheirworkdrivehimforth,likeacar,intotheriversfromtheirhands.
XXISomaPavamana
1.TherapturesheddingSomashaveflowedforthinourassembly,pressed.
Toglorifyourliberallords.
2.Nowlikeaswanhemakethallthecompanysingeachhishymm
Helikesteedisbathedinmilk.
3.AndTrita'smaidensonwardurgethetawnycolouredwiththestones,
InduforIndra,forhisdrink.
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XXIISomaPavamana.
1.Herewithflowon,thoufriendofGods!Singing,thourunnestroundthesieveonieveryside.
Thestreamsofmeathhavebeeneffused.
2.Lovely,goldcoloured,onheflows.
3.Forhimwhopresses,ofthejuice.

BOOKII
CHAPTERI
ISomaPavamana
1.Soma,asleaderofthesong,flowonwardwiththywondrousaid.
Forholyloreofeverysort!
2.Dothouasleaderofthesong,stirringthewatersofthesea,
Flowonward,knowntoallmankind!
1OSoma,OthouSage,theseworldsstandreadytoenhancethymight:
Themilchkinerunforthybehoof.
IISomaPavamana
1.Indu,flowon,amightyjuiceglorifyusamongthefolk:
Driveallourenerniesaway!
2.Andinthyfriendship,Indu,mostsublimeandglorious,maywe
Subdueallthosewhowarwithus!
3.Thoseawfulweaponswhichthouhast,sharpenedatpointtostrikemendown
Guardustherewithfromeveryfoe!
IIISomaPavamana
1.OSoma,thouartstrongandbright,potent,OGod,withpotentsway,
2.Steerstrongthymightislikeasteer's,steerstrongthewood,steerstrongthejuice:
Asteerindeed,OSteer,artthou.
3.Thou,Indu,asavigoroushorse,hastneighedtogethersteedsandkine:
Unbarforusthedoorstowealth!
IVSomaPavamana
1.Forthouartstrongbysplendour:we,OPavamanacallonthee,
Thebrilliantlookeronthelight.
2.Whenthouartsprinkledwiththestreams,thoureachest,purifiedbymen,
Thydwellinginthewoodenvat.
3.Dothou,rejoicing,noblyarmed!pouruponusheroicstrength.
OIndu,comethouhitherward!
VSomaPavamana
1.Weseektowinthyfriendlylove,evenPavamana'sflowingo'er
Thelimitofthecleansingsieve.
2.Withthosesamewaveswhichintheirstreamo'erflowthepurifyingsieve,
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Soma,begraciousuntous!

3.OSoma,beingpurified,bringusfromallsidesforthoucanst

Richesandfoodwithherosons!
VIAgni
1.Agniwechooseasenvoy,skilledperformerofthisholyrite,
Hotar,possessorofallwealth.
2.WithconstantcallstheyinvocateAgni,Agni,Lordofthehouse,
Oblationbearer,muchbeloved
3.BringtheGodshither,Agni,bornforhimwhotrimstheSacredgrass:
ThouartourHotar,meetforpraise!
VIIMitraVaruna
1.MitraandVarunawecalltodrinkthedraughtofSomajuice,
Thosebornendowedwithholystrength.
2.ThosewhobyLawupholdtheLaw,LordsoftheshininglightofLaw,
MitraIcall,andVaruna.
3.LetVarunabeourchiefdefence,letMitraguarduswithallaids,
Bothmakeusrichexceedingly!
VIIIIndra
1.Indrathesingerswithhighpraise,Indrareciterswiththeirlauds,
Indrathechoirshaveglorified.
2.Indraisclosetohistwobays,withchariotreadyathisword,
Indrathegolden,thunderarmed.
3.HelpusinbattlesIndra,inbattleswherethousandspoilsaregained,
Withawfulaids,Oawfulone!
4.Indraraisedupthesonaloftinheaven,thathemayseeafar:
Heburstthemountainforthekine.
IXIndraAgni
1.ToIndraandtoAgniwebringreverencehighandholyhymn,
And,cravinghelp,softwordswithprayer.
2.Foralltheseholysingersthusimplorethesetwaintosuccourthem,
Andprieststhattheymaywinthemstrength.
3.Eagertolaudyou,wewithsongsinvokeyou,bearingsacredfood,
Fainforsuccessinsacrifice.
XSomaPavamana
1.Flowonward,mightywiththystream,inspiritingtheMarut'sLord,
Winningallricheswiththypower!
2.Isendtheeforthtobattlefromthepress,OPavamana,strong,
Sustainer,lookeronthelight!
3.Acknowledgedbythissongofmine,flow,tawnycoloured,withthystream:
Incitetobattlethineally!
XISomaPavamana
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1.ARedBullbellowingtothekine,thougoest,causingtheheavensandearthtoroarandthunder.
AshoutisheardlikeIndra'sinthebattle:thoufloweston,sendingthisvoicebeforethee.
2.Swellingwithmilk,aboundinginsweetjuices,urgingthemeathrichplantthougoestonward.
Makingloudclamour,SomaPavamana,thouflowestwhenthouarteffusedforIndra.
3.Soflowthouoninspiriting,forrapture,turningtheweaponofthewater'sholder!
Flowtouswearingthyresplendentcolour,effusedandeagerforthekine.OSoma!
XIIIndra
1.Thatwemaywinuswealthandpowerwepoetsverily,callonthee:
Inwarmencallonthee,Indra,thehero'sLord,inthesteed'sracecoursecallonthee
2.Assuch,Owonderful,whosehandholdsthunder,praisedasmighty,CasteroftheStone!
Pouronusboldly,Indra,kineandchariotsteeds,evertobetheconqueror'sstrength!
XIIIIndra
1.ToyouwillIsingIndra'spraisewhogivesgoodgifts,asweIweknow
ThepraiseofMaghavanwho,richintreasure,aidshissingerswithwealththousandfold.
2.Aswithahundredhosts,herushesboldlyon,andfortheoffererslayshisfoes.
Asfromamountainfiowthewaterbrooks,thusflowhisgiftswhofeedethmanyaone.
XIVIndra
1.OThunderer,zealousworshippersgavetheedrinkthistimeyesterday:
So,Indra,listenheretohimwhoofferslauds:comenearuntoourdwellingplace!
2.Lordofbaysteeds,fairhelmed,rejoicethee:theeweseek.Herethedisposerswaitonthee.
Thyglories,meetforpraise!arehighestbythejuice,OIndra,loverofthesong.
XVSomaPavamana
1.Flowonwardwiththatjuiceofthinemostexcellent,thatbringsdelight,
Slayingthewicked,deartoGods!
2.Killingthefoemanandhishate,anddailywinningspoilandstrength,
Gainerartthouofsteedsandkine.
3.Redhued,beblendedwiththemilkthatseemstoyielditslovelybreast,
Falconlikerestinginthinehome!
XVISomaPavamana
1.AsPashan,Fortune,Bhaga,comesthisSomawhiletheymakehimpure.
He,Lordofallthemultitude,hathlookedupontheearthandheaven.
2.Thedearcowssanginjoyfulmoodtogethertothegladdeningdrink.
Thedropsastheyarepurified,theSomajuices,makethepaths.
3.OPavamana,bringthejuice,themightiest,worthytobefamed,
WhichtheFiveTribeshaveoverthem,wherebywemaywinopulence!
XVIISomaPavamana
1.FarseeingSomaflows,theSteer,theLordofhymns,thefurthererofdays,ofmornings,andofheaven.
Breathoftherivers,hehathroaredintothejars,andwiththehelpofsagesenteredIndra'sheart.
2.On,withthesages,flowsthepoetonhisway,andguidedbythemen,hathstreamedintothevats.
He,showingTrita'sname,hathcausedthemeathtoflow,increasingVayu'sstrengthtomakehimIndra'sfriend.
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3.He,beingpurified,hathmadethemorningsshine,anditishewhogavetheriversroomtoflow.

Makingthethreetimessevenpouroutthemilkystream,Soma,thecheerer,yieldswhate'ertheheartfinds
sweet.
XVIIIIndra
1.Forsothouartthebraveman'sfriendahero,too,artthou,andstrong:
Somaythyheartbewonus!
2.Sohaththeoffering.wealthiestLord,beenpaidbyalltheworshippers.
Sodwellthou,Indra,evenwithus!
3.Benotthoulikeaslothfulpriest,OLordofspoilandstrength:rejoice
InthepressedSomablentwithmilk!
XIXIndra
1.AllsacredsongshavemagnifiedIndraexpansiveasthesea.
Bestofallwarriorsborneoncars,theLordofheroes,Lordofstrength.
2.Lordofmight,Indra,maywene'er,stronginthyfriendship,beafraid!
Weglorifywithpraisesthee,theneverconqueredconqueror.
3.ThegiftsofIndrafromofold,hissavingsuccoursneverfail,
Whentohisworshippershegivestheboonofbootyrichinkine.

CHAPTERII
ISomaPavamana
1.TheserapidSomadropshavebeenpouredthroughthepurifyingsieve.
Tobringusallfelicities.
2.Dispellingmanifoldmishap,givingthecourser'sprogeny,
Yea,andthewarriorsteed's,success.
3.Bringingprosperitytokine,theypourperpetualstrengtheningfood
Onusfornobleeulogy.
IISomaPavamana.
1.KingPavamanaisimploredwithholysongs,onman'sbehalf,
Totravelthrough,therealmofair.
2.PressedforthebanquetoftheGods,OSoma,bringusmight,andspeed,
Likebeautyfora'brilliantshow!
3.Bringus,OIndu,hundredfoldincreaseofkine,andnoblesteeds.
Thegiftoffortuneforourhelp!
IIISomaPavamana
1.Withsacrificeweseektotheefaircherisherofmanlymight
Inmansonsoftheloftyheavens.
2.Drinkgladdening,crusherofthebold,praiseworthy,withmostmightysway,
Destroyerofahundredforts.
3.Hencerichescametothee,theKing,Osapientone:thestrongwingedbird,
Unwearied,broughttheefromthesky.
4.Andnow,sentforth,hehathattainedtomightypowerandmajesty,
Activeandreadytoassist.
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5.Thateachmayseethelight,thebirdbroughtustheguardofLaw,thefriend

Ofall,thespeederthroughtheair.
IVSomaPavamana
1.Forfood,flowonwardwiththystream,cleansedandmadebrightbysapientmen:
Indu,withsheenapproachthemilk!
2.Whilethouartcleansed,songlover.bringcomfortandvigourtothefolk,
Poured,tawnyone!onmilkandcurds!
3.PurifiedforfeastofGods,gothoutoIndra'srestingplace,
Resplendent,furtheredbythestrong!
VAgni.
1.ByAgniAgniisinflamed,Lordofthehouse,wise,young,.whobears
Ourgifts:theladleishismouth.
2.God,Agni,behissuredefencewho,lordofsacrificialgifts.
Worshippeththeethemessenger.
3.Begracious,brilliantGodltohimwho,richinsacredgifts,wouldfain
CallAgnitothefeastofGods!
VIMitraVaruna
1.MitraofholystrengthIcall,andfoedestroyingVaruna,
Whoperfectprayerwithofferedoil.
2.ByLaw,OMitra,Varuna,LawstrengthenerswhocleavetoLaw,
Haveyeobtainedyourloftypower.
3.TheSages,Mitra,Varuna,ofwidedominion,mightyones,
Bestowonuseffectualstrength.
VIIMaruts
1.SomaystthouverilybeseencomingwithfearlessIndra:both
Ofequalsplendour,bringingbliss!
2.Thereafterthey,asistheirwont,resumedthestateofnewbornbabes,
Takingtheirsacrificialname.
3.Thou,Indra,withtherapidGodswhoshatterevenwhatisfirm,
Eveninthecavedidstfindthecows.
VIIIIndraAgni
1.Icallthetwainwhosedeedwroughtherehathallbeenfamedinancienttime:
IndraandAgniharmusnot!
2.Thestrong,thescatterersofthefoe,IndraandAgniweinvoke:
Maytheybekindtoonelikeme:
3.YeslayourAryafoes,OLordsofheroes,slayourDasafoes:
Yedriveallenemiesaway.
IXSomaPavamana.
1.ThelivingdropsofSomajuicepour,astheyflowthegladdeningdrink,
Intelligentdropsabovethestationofthesea,exhilarating,droppingmeath.
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2.MayPavamana,KingandGod,speedwithhiswaveovertheseatheloftyrite!

DothoubyMitra'sandbyVaruna'sdecreeflowfurtheringtheloftyrite:

3.Farseeing,lovely,guidedbythemen,theGodwhosehabitationisthesea!
XSomaPavamana
1.Threearethevoicesthatthecarsteedutters:hespeakstheloreofprayer,thethoughtofOrder.
Tothecows'mastercomethecowsinquiring:thehymnswitheagerlongingcometoSoma.
2.ToSomacomethecows,themilchkinelonging,toSomasageswiththeirhymnsinquiring.
Soma,effused,ispurifiedandlauded:ourhymnsandTrishtupsongsuniteinSoma.
3.Thus,Soma,aswepourtheeintovessels,whilethouartpurified,flowforourwelfare!
PassintoIndra.withgreatjoyandrapture:makethevoiceswell,andgenerateabundance!
XIIndra
1.OIndra,ifahundredheavensandifahundredearthswerethine,
No,notahundredsunscouldmatchtheeatthybirth,notboththeworlds,OThunderer.
2.Thou,hero,hastperformedthyherodeedswithmight,yea,allwithstrength,Ostrongestone.
Maghavan,helpustoastablefullofkine,OThunderer,withwondrousaids!
XIIIndra
1.Wecompasstheelikewater,wewhosegrassistrimmedandSomapressed.
Herewherethefilterpoursitsstream,thyworshippersroundthee,OVritraslayer,sit.
2.Men,Vasu!bytheSomawithlaudscalltheetotheforemostplace.
Whencomethheathirstuntothejuiceashome,OIndra,likeabellowingbull?
3.Ovalianthero,boldlywinthousandfoldspoilwithKanva'ssons!
OactiveMaghavan,witheagerprayerwecravetheyellowhuedwithstoreofkine.
XIIIIndra
1.WithPlentyforhistrueallytheactivemanwillgainthespoil.
YourIndra,muchinvoked,Ibendwithsong,asbendsawrighthiswheelofsolidwood.
2.Theywhobestowgreatricheslovenotpaltrypraise:wealthcomesnottotheniggardchurl.
Lightisthetasktogive,OMaghavan,toonelikemeonthedecisiveday.
XIVSomaPavamana
1.Threeseveralwordsareuttered:kinearelowingcows.whogivethemilk:
Thetawnyhuedgoesbellowingon.
2.Theyoungandsacredmothersoftheholyritehaveutteredpraise,
EmbellishingtheChildofHeaven.
3.Fromeveryside,OSoma,forourprofit,pourthouforthfourseas.
Filledfullofrichesthousandfold!
XVSomaPavamana
1.TheSomas,veryrichinsweets,forwhichthesieveisdistined,
flowEffused,thesourceofIndra'sjoy:mayyoustrongjuicesreachtheGods!
2.InduflowsonforIndra'ssake,thushavethedeitiesdeclared.
TheLordofSpeechexertshimself,controllerofallpowerandmight.
3.Inciterofthevoiceofsong,withthousandstreamstheoceanflows.
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EvenSoma,Lordofopulence,thefriendofIndra,daybyday.
XVISomaPavamana
1.SPREADisthycleansingfilter,Brahmanaspati:asprincethouenterestitslimbsfromeveryside.
Therawwhosemassbathnotbeenheated.gainsnotthis:theyonlywhicharedressed,whichbear,attaintoit.
2.Highintheseatofheavenisplacedthescorcher'ssieve:its,threadsarestandingseparate,glitteringwith
light.
Theswiftonesfavourhimwhopurifieththis:withbrilliancytheymountuptotheheightofheaven.
3.TheforemostspottedSteerbathmadetheMorningsshine:hebellows,fainforwar,amongcreatedthings.
ByhishighwisdomhavethemightySageswrought:theFatherswhobeholdmankindlaiddownthegerm.
XVIIAgni
1.Singforthtohim,theholy,mostmunificent,sublimewithhisrefulgentglow,
ToAgni,yeUpastutas
2.Worshippedwithgifts,enkindled,splendid,Maghavanshallwin
himselfheroicfame:
Andwillnothismoreplentifulbenevolencecometouswithabundantstrength?
XVIIIIndra
1.Wesingthisstrongandwilddelightofthinewhichconquersinthefray,
Which,CasteroftheStone!givesroomandshineslikegold.
2.WherewiththoufoundestshininglightsforAyuandforManu'ssake:
Nowjoyinginthissacredgrassthoubearnestforth.
3.Thisdaytoosingersofthehymnpraise,asofold,thismightofthine:
Winthouthewaterseveryday,thrallsofthestrong!
XIXIndra
1.OIndra,hearTirschi'scall,thecallofhimwhoserveththee.
Satisfyhimwithwealthofkineandvalientoffspring!Greatartthou.
2.Forhe,OIndra,hathproducedfortheethenewestgladdeningsong,
Ahymnthatspringsfromcarefuldropthought,ancientandfullofsacredtruth.
3.ThatIndrawillwelaudwhomsongsandhymnsofpraisehavemagnified.
Strivingtowin,wecelebratehismanydeedsofheromight.

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CHAPTERI
ISomaPavamana
1.Fleetasswiftsteedsthycowscelestialhavebeenpoured,OPavamana,withthemilkintothevat.
Sageswhomaketheebright,OfriendwhomRishislove,haveshedcontinuousstreamsfromouttherealmof
air.
2.ThebeamsofPavamana,sentfromearthandheavenhisensignswhoiseverstedfast,travelround.
Whenonthesievethegoldenhuediscleansedherestswithinthejarsasonewhoseatshiminhisplace.
3.Othouwhoseestallthings,sovranasthouartandpassingstrong,thyraysencompasseveryform.
Pervadingwiththynaturalpowersthoufloweston,andasthewholeworld'sLord,OSoma,thouartKing.
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IISomaPavamana
1.FromheavenhathPavamana,made,as'twere,themarvellousthunder,and
Theloftylightofallmankind.
2.Thegladdeningandauspiciousjuiceofthee,OPavamana,King!
Flowso'crthewoollenstrainingcloth.
3.Thyjuice,OPavamana,sendsitsraysabroadfixesplendidskill,
Likelustre,allheaven'slight,tosee.
IIISomaPavamana
1.Impetuous,bright,havetheycomeforth,unweariedintheirspeed,likebulls,
Drivingtheblackskinfaraway.
2.Mayweattainthebridgeofbliss,leavingthebridgeofwoebehind:
TheritelessDasamaywequell!
3.ThemightyPavamana'sroarisheardas'tweretherushofrain
ThelightningRashesmoveinheaven.
4.Indu,pouroutabundantfoodwithstoreofcattleandofgold,
Ofheroes,Soma!andofsteeds!
5.Flowonward,deartoallmankindfifullthemightyheavenandearth,
AsDawn,asSuryawithhisbeams
6.Oneveryside,OSoma,flowrounduswiththyprotectingstream,
AsRasaflowsaroundtheworld!
IVSomaPavamana
1.Flowon,Othouofloftythought,flowswiftinthybelovedform,
Saying,IgowheredwelltheGods.
2.Preparingwhatisunprepared,andbringingstoreoffoodtoman,
Makethoutheraindescendfromheaven
3.Evenhereishewho,swiftofcourse,hathwiththeriver'swaveRoweddown.
Fromheavenuponthestrainingcloth.
4.Withmight.producingglare,thejuiceentersthepurifyingsieve,
Farseeing,sendingforthitslight.
5.Invitinghimfromfaraway,andevenfromnearathand,thejuice
ForIndraispouredforthasmeath.
6.Inuniontheyhavesungthehymn:withstonestheyurgethegoldenhued,
InduforIndra,forhisdrink.
VSomaPavamana
1.TheglitteringmaidssendSdraforth,theglorioussisters,closeallied,
SendInduforth,theirmightyLord.
2.Pervade,OPavamana,allourtreasureswithrepeatedlight,
Pressedout,OGodthyself,forGods!
3.Pouronus,Pavamana!rain,asserviceandfairpraiseforGods:
Pourforthunceasinglyforfood!
VIAgni
1.Thewatchfulguardianofthepeoplehathbeenborn,Agni,theverystrong,forfreshprosperity.
Withoiluponhisface.withhighheaventouchingflame,heshinethsplendidly,pure,fortheBharatas.
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2.OAgni,theAngirasasdiscoveredtheewhattimethoulayesthidden,fleeingbackfromwoodtowood.
Thoubyattritionartproducedasconqueringmight,andmen,OAngiras,calltheetheSonofStrength.

3.ThemenenkindleAgniinhisthreefoldseat,ensignofsacrifice,theearliestbouseholdpriest.
WithIndraandtheGodstogetheronthegrassletthewisepriestsittocompletethesacrifice!
VIIMitraVaruna
1.ThisSomahathbeenpressedforyou,Lowstrengtheners,Mitra,Varuna!
List,listyeheretothismaycall!
2.BothKingswhoneverinjureaughthavecometotheirsublimesthome,
Thethousandpillared,firmlybased.
3.Worshippedwithfatlibation.Lordsofgifts,Adityas,sovranKings,
Theywaitonhimwhoselifeistrue.
VIIIIndra
1.ArmedwiththebonesofdeadDadhyach,Indrawithunresisted.might
ThenineandninetyVritrasslew.
2.He,searchingforthehorse'sheadthatinthemountainslayconcealed,
FounditinSaryandvdnlake.
3.ThenstraighttheyrecognizedthemysticnameofthecreativeSteer.
ThereinthemansionoftheMoon.
IXIndraAgni
I.Asrainfromoutthecloud,foryou,IndraandAgni,frommythought
Thisnoblestpraisehathbeenproduced.
2.IndraandAgni,listentothesinger'scall:accepthissongs.
Fulfil,yemightyLords,hisprayers!
3.Giveusnotuptoindigence,yeheroes,Indra,Agni,nor
ToSlanderandreproachofmen!
XSomaPavamana
1.GoldHued!asonewhogivethstrengthflowonforGodstodrink,adraught
ForVayuandtheMaruthost!
2.TheSteershinesbrightlywiththeGods,dearSageinhisappointedhome.
EvenPavamanaunbeguiled.
3.OPavamana,sentbyprayer,roaringaboutthydwellingplace,
AscendtoVayuasLawbids!
XISomaPavamana
1.OSoma,Indu,everydaythyfriendshiphathbeenmydelight.
Manyfiendsfollowmehelpme,thoutawnyhued:passonbeyondthesebarriers!
2.ClosetothybosomamI.Soma,dayandnightdrainingthemilk,Ogoldenhued.
Suryahimselfrefulgentwithhisglowhavewe,asbirds,o'ertakeninhiscourse.
XIISomaPavamana
1.Active,whilebeingpurified,hehathassailedallenemies:TheydecktheSagewithholyhymns.
2.TheRedhathmountedtohisshrinestrongIndrahathapproachedthejuice:
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Inhisfirmdwellinglethimrest!

3.OIndu,Soma,sendusnowgreatopulencefromeveryside:

Pouronustreasuresthousandfold!
XIIIIndra
1.DrinkSoma,IndraLordofbays!andletitcheerthee:thestone,likeawellguidedcourser,
Directedbythepresser'sarmsbathpressedit.
2.Soletthedraughtofjoy,thydearcompanion,bywhich,OLordofbays,thouslayestVritras,
Delightthee,Indra,Lordofprincelytreasuresl
3.Markclosely,Maghavan,thewordIutter,thiseulogyrecitedbyVasislitha:
AccepttheprayersIofferatthybanquet!
XIVIndra
1.Heroesofoneaccordbroughtforthandformedforkingship
Indrawhowinsthevictoryinallencounters,
Forpower,infirmness,inthefield,thegreatdestroyer,fierceandexceedingstrong,stalwartandfullofvigour.
2.Theholysagesformaring,toviewandsinguntotheRam.
Inciters,verybrilliant,fromalldeceit,arewithyourcharitersnightohear.
3.BardsjoinedinsongtoIndrasothathemightdrinktheSomajuice.
TheLordoflight,thathewhoselawsstandfastmightaidwithpowerandwiththehelphegives.
XVIndra
1.HewhoassovranLordofmenmoveswithhischariotsunrestrained,
TheVritraslayer,conquerorofallfightinghosts,preeminents,ispraisedinsong.
2.HonourthatIndra,Puruhanman!forhisaid,himinwhosehandofoldthefair
Sustainingboltofthunder,mightyliketheGod,likeSurya,wasdeposited!
XVISomaPavamana
1.TheSageofheavenwhoseheartiswise,whenlaidbetweenbothhands,withroars,
Givesusdelightfulpowersoflife.
2.He,thebrightson,whenborn,illumedhisparentswhohadsprungtolife,
GreatSon,greatstrengthenersofLaw.
3.On,onwardtoaglorioushome,freefromallguileanddearto.men,
Flowwithenjoymenttoourpraise!
XVIISomaPavamana
1.For,verily,Pavamana,thou,divine!enduedwithbrightestsplendour,callingall
Creaturestoimmortality.
4.WithwhomDadhyachNavagvaopenedfasteneddoors,bywhomthesagesgainedtheirwish,
BywhomtheywonthefameoflovelyAmritainthefelicityofGods.
XVIIISomaPavamana
1.Soma,whilefiltered,withhiswaveflowsthroughthelongwoolofthesheep,
Roaring,whilepurified,beforethevoiceofsong.
2.Withprayerstheycleansethemightysteed,sportinginwood,abovethefleece:
Ourhymns,intoned,havepraisedhimofthetripleheight.
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3.Hehathbeenhastenedtothejars,bountiful,likeaneagerhorse,

And,liftinguphisvoice,whilefiltered,glidedon.
XIXSomaPavamana
1.Fatherofholyhymns,Somaflowsonward,thefatheroftheearth,fatherofheaven.
FatherofAgni,Surya'sgenerator,thefatherwhobegatIndraandVishnu.
2.BrahmanofGods,theleaderofthepoets,Rishiofsages,chiefofsavagecreatures,
Falconamidthevultures,axeofforests,overthecleansingsievegoesSomasinging.
3.He,SomaPavamana,likeariver,hathstirredthewaveofvoice,oursongsandpraises
Beholdingtheseinferiorpowers,thehero,wellknowing,takeshisstandamongthecattle.
XXAgni
I.Hither,forpowerfulkinship,IcallAgni,himwhoprospersyou,
Mostfrequentatoursolemnrites.
2.Thatthroughthisfamedone'spowerhemaystandbyus,evenasTvasbtarcomes
Untotheformsthatmustbeshaped.
3.ThisAgniistheLordsupremeaboveallglories'midtheGods:
Mayhecomenightouswithstrength.
XXIIndra
1.Thispouredlibation,Indradrink,immortal,gladdening,excellent!
StreamsofthebrighthaveflowedtotheehereattheseatofholyLaw.
2.When,Indra,thoudostguidethybays,thereisnobettercharioteer:
Nonehathsurpassedtheeinthymight,nonewithgoodsteedso'ertakenthee.
3.SingglorynowtoIndra,saytohimyoursolemneulogies!
Thedropspouredforthhavemadehimglad:payreverencetohisnoblestmight!
XIIIndra
1.Indra,bepleased:driveforward,hero,strikerofthybays!
Fair,likeasage,delightinginthemeath,drinkofthejuiceforrapturousjoy.
2.OIndra,fillthybellyanewwithmeaththatseemstoflowfromheaven.
Thesweetvoicedrapturesofthisjuicehavecome,as'tweretoheaven.tothee.
3.Indra,victorious,Mitralike,smote,likeaYati,Vritradead.
AsBhriguquelledhisfoes,hecleftValainSoma'srapturousjoy.

CHAPTERII
ISomaPavamana
1.Winnerofgoldandgearandcattleflowthouon,setasimpregner,Indu!'midtheworldsoflife!
Richinbravemenartthou,Soma,whowinnestall:theseholysingerswaitupontheewithsong.
2.OSoma,thoubeholdestmenfromeveryside:OPavamana,Steer,thouwanderestthroughthese.
Pouroutuponuswealthintreasureandingold:maywehavestrengthtoliveamongthethingsthatbe!
3.ThoupassesttotheseworldsassovranLordthereof,OIndu,harnessingthytawnywellwingedmares.
Maytheypourforthfortheemilkandoilrichinsweets:
OSoma,letthefolkabideinthydecree!
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1.ThestreamsofPavamana,thine,finderofallIhavebeenettused,
EvenasSurya'sraysoflight.
2.Makingthelightthatshinesfromheaventhouflowestontoeveryform,
Soma,thouswellestlikeasea.
3.Shownforththousendestoutthyvoice,OPavamana,witharoar.
LikeSurya,God,asLawcommands.
IIISomaPavamana
1.HitherwardhavetheSomasstreamed,thedropswhiletheyarepurified:
Whenblent,inwaterstheyareraised.
2.Themilkhathruntomeetthemlikefloodsrushingdownaprecipice:
TheycometoIndra,beingcleansed.
3.OSomaPavamana,thouflowestasIndra'sgladdener:Themenhaveseizedandleadtheeforth.
4.Thou,Indu,when,expressedbystones,thourunnesttothefilter,art
ReadyforIndra'shighdecree.
5.Victorious,tobehailedwithjoy,OSoma,flowdelightingmen,
Asthesupporterofmankind!
6.Flowon,bestVritraslayerflowmeettobehailedwithjoyfullauds,
pure,purifying,wonderful
7.Pure,purifying,ishecalled,Somaeffusedandfullofsweets,
Slayerofsinners,deartoGods.
IVSomaPavamana
1.TheSagehathrobedhiminthesheep'swoolforthebanquetoftheGods,
Subduingallourenemies.
2.Forhe,asPavamana,sendsthousandfoldrichesintheshape
Ofcattletotheworshippers.
3.Thougraspestallthingswiththymind,andpurifiesttheewiththoughts:
Assuch,OSoma,findusfame!
4.Pouronusloftyglory,sendsurerichestoourliberallords:
Bringfoodtothosewhosingthypraise!
5.Asthouartcleansed,Owondroussteed,OSoma,thouhastentered,like
Apiousking,intothesongs,
6.He,Soma,likeacourserinthefloodsinvincible,madebright
Withhands,isrestinginthepress.
7.Disporting,likealiberalchief,thougoest.Somatothesieve,
Lendingthelaudheroicstrength.
VSomaPavamana
1.Pouronuswiththyjuiceallkindsofcorn,eachsortofnourishment!
And,Soma,allfelicities!
2.Asthine,OIndu,isthepraise,andthinewhatspringethfrom,thejuice,
Seattheeonthedearsacredgrass!
3.And,findingforussteedsandkine,OSoma,withthyjuiceflowon
Throughdaysthatflymostrapidly!
4.Asonewhoconquers,ne'ersubdued,attacksandslaystheenemy,
Thus,vanquisherofthousands!flow!
VISomaPavamana
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1.Thou,Indu,withthystreamsthatdropsweetjuices,whichwerepouredforhelp,
Hastsettledinthecleansingsieve.
2.Soflowthouonwardthroughthefleece,forIndraflowtobehisdrink,
SeatingtheeintheshrineofLaw!
3.Asgivingroomandfreedom,asmostsweet,pourbutterforthandmilk,
OSoma,fortheAngirasas!
VIIAgni
1.Thygloriesare,likelightningsfromtherainycloud,visible,Agni,likethecomingsoftheDawns,
When,loosedtowanderoverplantsandforesttrees,thoucrammestbythyselfthyfoodintothymouth.
2.When,spedandurgedbywind,thouspreadesttheeabroad,soonpiercingthroughthyfoodaccordingtothy
will,
Thehosts,whone'erdecayest,eagertoconsume,likemenonchariots,Agni!striveoneveryside.
3.Agni,theHotarpriestwhofillstheassemblyfull,wakerofwisdom,chiefcontrollerofthethought
Thee,yea,noneotherthanthyself,dothmanelectpriestoftheholyoffering,greatandsmall,alike.
VIIIMitraVaruna
1.Evenfarandwide,OVarunaandMitra,dothyourhelpextend:
MayIobtainyourkindgoodwill!
2.TrueGods,maywecompletelygainfoodandadwellingplacefromyou:
YeMitras,maywebeyourown!
3.Guardus,yeMitras,withyourguards,saveus,yeskilledtosave:maywe
SubduetheDasyusbyourselves!
IXIndra
I.Arisinginthymight,thyjawsthoushookestIndra,havingdrunk
TheSomawhichthepresshadshed.
2.Indra,bothworldgaveplacetotheeasthouwastfighting,whenthouwast
TheslayeroftheDasyuhosts.
3.FromIndra,haveImeasuredoutasongeightfootedwithnineparts,
Delicate,strengtheningtheLaw.
XIndraAgni
1.IndraandAgni,theseoursongsofpraisehavesoundedforthtoyou:
Yewhobringblessings!drinkthejuice
2.Come,Indra,Agni,withthoseteams,desiredofmany,whichyehave,
Oheroes,fortheworshipper
3.Withthosetohislibationpoured,yeheroes,Indra,Agni,come:
ComeyetodrinktheSomajuice!
XISomaPavamana
1.Soma,flowonexceedingbrightwithloudroartothereservoirs,
Restinginwoodenvatsthyhome!
2.LetwaterwinningSomasflowtoIndra,Vayu,Varuna,
ToVishnuandMaruthost!
3.Soma,bestowingfooduponourprogeny,fromeveryside
Pouronusrichesthousandfold.
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XIISomaPavamana
1.PressedoutbypressersSomagoesoverthefleecybacksofsheep,
Goesevenaswithamareintawnycolouredstream,goesinasweetlysoundingstream.
2.DowntothewaterSoma,richinkine,bathflowedwithcows,withcowsthathavebeenmilked.
Theyhaveapproachedthemixingvesselsasasea:thecheererstreamsforthecarouse.
XIIISomaPavamana
1.OPurifyingSoma,bringtousthewondroustreasure,meet.
Forlauds,thatisinearthandheaven!
2.Cleansingthelivesofmen,thou,Steer,bellowingonthesacredgrass,
Goldhued,hastsettledinthyhome.
3.Foryetwain,Indra,Soma,areLordsofheaven'slight,Lordsofthekine:
Prosper,asmightyones,ourprayers
XIVIndra
1.BymenhathIndrabeenadvanced,theVritrasIayer,tojoyandstrength.
Himonlyweinvokeforhelpinbattleswhethergreatorsmallbeheouraidindeedsormight!
2.For,hero,thouartlikeahost,artgiverofabundantspoil.
Strengtheninge'enthefeeble,thouaidestthesacrificer,thougivestgreatwealthtohimwhopours.
3.Whenwarandbattlesareonfoot,bootyisofferedtothebold.
Yokethouthywildlyrushingbays!Whomwiltthouslay,andwhomenrich?Dothou,OIndra,makeusrich!
XVIndra
I.ThejuiceofSomathusdiffused,sweettothetaste,thebrightcowsdrink,
WhotravellinginsplendourclosetomightyIndra'ssiderejoice,goodintheirownsupremacy.
2.CravinghistouchthedappledkinemingletheSomawiththeirmilk.
ThemilchkinedeartoIndrasendforthhisdeathdealingthunderbolt,goodintheirownsupremacy.
3.Withveneration,passingwise,theyhonourhisvictoriousmight.
Theyfollowclosehismanylawstowinthemduepreeminence,goodintheirownsupremacy.
XVISomaPavamana
1.Strong,mountainborn,thestalkhathbeenpressedinthestreamsforrapturousjoy.
Hawklikehesettlesinhishome.
2.FairisthejuicebelovedofGods,washedinthewaters,pressedbymen:
Themilchkinesweetenitwithmilk
3.Then,likeasteed,havetheyadornedtheinciterforeternallife,
Themeath'sjuiceatthefestival.
XVIISomaPavamana
1.Makehighandsplendidgloryshinehitherward,Lordoffood,God,onthefriendofGods
Unclosethecaskofmiddleair
2.Rollonwardfromthepress,Omightyone,effused,askings,supporterofthetribes
Pouronusrainfromheaven,sendusthewater'sflow,urgingourthoughtstowinthespoil!
XVIIISomaPavamana
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1.BreathofthemightyDames,theChild,speedingtheplanofsacrifice,
Surpassesallthingsthataredear,yea,fromofold.
2.TheplacethatisconcealedhathgainedashareofTrita'spressingstones,
Bythesevenlawsofsacrifice,eventhatdearplace.
3.Hehathsentforthuntotheheightsthethree,instream,asTrita'swealth:
Hewhoispassingwisemeasureshispathwaysout.
XIXSomaPavamana
1.Flowtothefilterwiththystream,effused,towinusspoilandwealth,
SomaexceedingrichinmeathforIndra,Vishnu,andtheGods
2.Thehymnsthatknownotguile,caressthee,goldencoloured,inthesieve.
Asmothers,Pavamana,lickthenewborncalf,asLawcommands.
3.Lordofgreatsway,thouliftesttheeabovetheheavens,abovetheearth.
Thou,ofPavamana,hastassumedthycoatofmailwithmajesty.
XXSomaPavamana
1.StrongIndu,bathedinmilk,flowsonforIndra,Somaexcitingstrength,forhiscarousal.
Hequellsmalignityandslaysthedemons,Kingofthehomestead,hewhogivesuscomfort.
2.Theninastreamheflows,milkedoutwithpressstones,mingledwithsweetness,throughthefleecyfilter
IndurejoicingintheloveofIndra,theGodwhogladdensfortheGod'senjoyment.
3.Heflows,asheiscleansed,tosacredduties,aGodbedewingGodswithhisownjuices.
Induhath,clothedinpowersthatsuittheseason,ontheraisedfleeceengagedthetenswiftfingers.
XXIAgni
1.OAgni,God,wekindlethee,refulgent,wastingnotaway,
Thatthismoregloriousfuelmaysendforthfortheeitsshinetoheaven.Bringfoodtothosewhosingthypraise!
2.Totheethesplendid,Lordoflight!bright!wondrous!princeofmen!isbrought.
Oblationwiththeholyverse,OAgni,bearerofourgifts!Bringfoodtothosewhosingthypraise!
3.Thouheatestboththeladlesinthymouth,Obrilliantprinceofmen!
Sofillusalsoinourhymnsabundantly,thouLordofStrength.Bringfoodtothosewhosingthypraise!
XXIIIndra
1.SingyeapsalmtoIndrasingagreatsongtotheloftySage,
Tohimwhomakethprayer,inspired,wholovethlaud.
2.Thou,Indra,arttheconqueror:thougavestsplendourtotheSun.
Makerofallthings,thouartmightyandAllGod.
3.Radiantwithlightthouwentesttothesky,theluminousrealmofheaven.
TheGods,OIndra,strovetowinthyfriendlylove.
XXIIIIndra
1.ThisSomahathbeenpressedforthee,OIndra,boldone,mightiest,come!
MayIndravigourfilltheefull,asSuryafillsmidairwithrays
2.SlayerofVritra,mountthycar!Thebaysteedshavebeenyokedbyprayer.
May,withitsvoice,thepressingstonedrawthineattentionhitherward!
3.HispairoftawnycoursersbringIndra,resistlessinhismight.
HithertoRishis'songsofpraiseandsacrificeperformedbymen.
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CHAPTERI
ISomaPavamana
1.Lightofthesacrifice,bepoursdeliciousmeathpmostwealthy,fatherandbegetteroftheGods.
He,gladdening,bestofcheerers,juicethatIndraloves,enricheswithmysterioustreasureearthandheaven.
2.TheLordofheaven,thevigorousandfarseeingone,flowsshoutingtothebeakerwithhisthousandstreams.
ColouredlikegoldherestsinseatswhereMitradwells,theSteermadebeautifulbyriversandbysheep.
3.AsPavamanathouflowestbeforethestreams:thougoeston,beforethehymn,beforethekine.
ThousharestmightybootyinthevanofwarSoma,wellarmed,thouartpressedoutbymenwhopress.
IISomaPavamana
1.Throughourdesireofheroes,kine,andhorses,vigorousSomadrops,
Brilliantandswift,havebeeneffused.
2.They,beautifiedbyholymenandpurifiedinboththehands,
Areflowingthroughthefleecycloth.
3.TheseSomajuicesshallpourforthalltreasuresfortheworshipper,
Fromheavenandearthandfirmament.
IIISomaPavamana
1.Flow,Soma,Indu,deartoGods,swiftthroughthepurifyingsieve,
Andenterfndrainthystrength
2.Asmightyfoodspeedhitherward,Indu,asamostsplendidsteer:
Sitinthyplaceasonewithpower
3.Thewelllovedmeathwasmadetoflow,thestreamofthecreativejuice:
TheSagedrewwaterstohimself.
4.Themightywaters,yea,thefloodsaccompanytheemightyone,
Whenthouwiltclothetheewiththemilk.
5.Thelakeisbrightenedinthefloods.Soma,ourfriend,heaven'spropandstay,
Fallsonthepurifyingcloth.
6.ThetawnyBullhathbellowed.fairasmightyMitratobehold
HegleamsandflasheswiththeSun.
7.Songs,Indra,activeintheirmight,arebeautifiedforthee,wherewith
Thoudeckesttheeforrapturousjoy.
8.Totheewhogivestampleroomwepray,towinthewilddelight,
ThatThoumaysthaveexaltedpraise,
9.WinnerofkineIndu,artthou,winnerofheroes,steeds,andspoil:
Primevalsoulofsacrifice.
10.Pouronus,Indu!Indrastrengthwithafullstreamofsweetness,like
Parianya,senderoftherain!
IVSomaPavamana
1.OSomaPavamana,bevictorious,winushighrenownAndmakeusbetterthanweare!
2.Winthouthelight,winheavenlylight,and,Soma,allfelicities
Andmakeusbetterthanweare!
3.Winskilfulstrengthandmentalpower!OSoma,driveawayourfoes
Andmakeusbetterthanweare!
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4.Yepurifiers,purifySomaforIndra,forhisdrink

Makethouusbetterthanweare!

5.GiveusourportionintheSunthroughthineownmentalpowerandaids

Andmakeusbetterthanweare!

6.ThroughthineownmentalpowerandaidslongmaywelookupontheSun:

Makethouusbetterthanweare!

7.WellweaponedSoma,pourtousastreamofrichesdoublygreat

Andmakeusbetterthanweare!

8.Asonevictoriousunsubduedinbattle,pourforthwealthtous:

Andmakeusbetterthanweare!

9.Withofferings,Pavamana!menhavestrengthenedtheeasLawcommands:

Makethouusbetterthanweare!

10.OIndu,bringuswealthinsteedsbrilliantandquickeningalllife

Andmakeusbetterthanweare!
VSomaPavamana
1.Swiftrunsthisgiverofdelight,eventhestreamofflowingjuice:
Swiftrunsthisgiverofdelight.
2.TheMorningknowsallpreciousthings,theGoddessknowshergracetoman:
Swiftrunsthisgiverofdelight.
3.WehaveacceptedthousandsfromDhvasra'sandPurusbanti'shands:
Swiftrunsthisgiverofdelight.
4.Fromwhomwehaveacceptedthusthousandsandthreetimestenbesides:
Swiftrunsthisgiverofdelight.
VISomaPavamana
1.ForthwithhisstreamwhogladdensbesttheseSomajuiceshavebeenpoured,
Laudedwithsongsformightystrength.
2.Thouflowesttoenjoythemilk,andbringestvalour,being,cleansed:
Winningthespoilflowhitherward
3.And,hymnedbyJamadagni,letallnourishmentthatkinesupply,
Andgeneralpraises,flowtous!
VIIAgni
1.ForJatavedas,worthyofourpraise,willweframewithourmindthiseulogyas'twereacar.
Forgood,inhisassembly,isthiscareofours.Letusnot,inthyfriendship,Agni,sufferharm!
2.Wewillbringfuelandprepareoursacredgifts,remindingtheeateachsuccessiveholytime.
Fulfilourthoughtsthatwemaylengthenoutourlives
Letusnot,inthyfriendship,Agni,sufferharm!
3.Maywehavepowertokindlethee!FulfilourprayersintheetheGodseatthepresentedsacrifice.
BringhithertheAdityas,forwelongforthem!Letusnot,inthyfriendship,Agni,sufferharm!
VIIIMitra,Varuna,Aryaman
1.SoonastheSunhathrisenIsingtoyou,toMitra,Varuna,
AndAryamanwhoslaysthefoe.
2.Withwealthofgoldmaythismysongbringunmolestedmightmaythis,
Sages!obtainthesacrifice!
3.Maywebethine,GodVaruna,andwithourprinces,Mitra,thine:
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Maywegainfoodandheavenlylight!
IXIndra
1.Driveallourenemiesaway,smitedownthefoeswhopressaround,
Andbringthewealthforwhichwelong:
2.Ofwhichtheworldshallknowforthwithasgivenbytheeabundantly:
Bringusthewealthforwhichwelong:
3.OIndra,thatwhichisconcealedinstrongfirmplaceprecipitous:
Bringusthewealthforwhichwelong!
XIndraAgni
1.Yea,yearepriestsofsacrifice,winnersinwarandholyworks
IndraandAgni,markthiswell!
2.Bountiful,ridersonthecar,slayersofVritraunsubdued,IndraandAgni,markthiswell!
3.Themenwithpressingstoneshavepressedthismeathofyourswhichgivesdelight:
IndraandAgni,markthiswell!
XISomaPavamana
1.ForIndragirtbyMaruts,flow,thouIndu,veryrichinmeath,
Toseattheeintheplaceofsong!
2.Sage:whoknowtheloreofspeechdeckthee,thestrongsustainer,well:
Menmaketheebrightandbeautiful.
3.LetMitra,Varuna,AryamandrinkPavamana'sjuice,yea,thine.
Sage!lettheMarutsdrinkthereof.
XIISomaPavamana
1.Defthanded!thouwhenpurifiedliftestthyvoiceamidthesea.
Thou,Pavamanamakestrichesflowtous,yellow,abundant,muchdesired.
2.Madepure,asPavamana,inthesheep'slongwool,theSteerbathbellowedinthevat.
Thouflowest,SomaPavamana!balmedwith'milkuntothemeetingplaceofGods.
XIIISomaPavamana
1.Himhere,theoffspringofthesea,thetenswiftfingersbeautify:
WiththeAdityasisheseen.
2.WithIndraandwithVayuhe,effused,flowsonwardwiththebeams
OfSuryatothecleansingsieve.
3.FlowrichinsweetsandlovelyforourBhaga,Vayu,Pushan,fair
ForMitraandforVaruna!
XIVIndra
1.WithIndrasplendidfeastsbeours,richinallstrengtheningthings,wherewith,
Wealthyinfood,wemayrejoice!
2.Likethee,thyself,forsingersyoked,thoumovest,asitwerebesought,
Boldone,theaxleofthecar,
3.That,Satakratu,thou,toserveandpleasethypraisers,asitwere,
Stirresttheaxlewiththystrength.
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XVIndra
1.Asagoodcowtohimwhomilks,wecallthedoerofgooddeeds,
Toourassistancedaybyday.
2.Comethoutoourlibations,drinkofSoma,Somadrinker!yea,
Therichone'srapturegivethkine.
3.Somaywebeacquaintedwiththineinnermostbenevolence:
Neglectusnotcomehitherward!
XVIIndra
1.As,liketheMorning,thouhasfilled,OIndra,boththeearthandheaven,
Soasthemightyone,greatKingofallthemightyraceofmen,theGoddessmotherbroughttheeforth,the
blessedmothergavetheelife.
2.Thoubearestinthinehandalancelikealonghook,greatcounsellor.
Aswithhisforemostfootagoat,drawdownthebranchOMaghavan.TheGoddessmotherbroughttheeforth,
theblessedmothergavetheelife.
3.Relaxthatmortal'sstubbornstrengthwhoseheartisbentonwickedness.
Tramplehimdownbeneaththyfeetwhowatchesforandaimsatus.TheGoddessmotherbroughttheeforth,the
blessedmothergavetheelife.
XVIISomaPavamana
1.Soma,thedwelleronthehills,effused,hathflowedintothesieve.
Allbounteousartthouincarouse.
2.Thouartaholybard,aSagethemeathoffspringofthysap:
Allbounteousartthouincarouse.
3.Alld6tiesofoneaccorclhavecomethattheymaydrinkofthee:
Allbounteousartthouincarouse.
XVIIISomaPavamana
1.Effusedishewhobringsgoodthings,whobringsusstoreofwealth,andsweetrefreshingfood,
Somawhobringsusquiethomes:
2.HewhomourIndraandtheMaruthostshalldrink,BhagashalldrinkwithAryaman,
BywhomwebringtousMitraandVaruna,andIndraforourgreatdefence.
XIXSomaPavamana
1.Friends,hymnyourLordwhomakeshimpureforrapturouscarouse:letthem
Sweetenhim,asachild,withlaudsandsacredgifts
2.Likeasacalfwithmothercows,soInduisurgedforthandsent,
Glorifiedbyourhymns,thegoddelightingjuice.
3.Effectualhelptopowerishe.heisabanquetforthetroop,
Hewhohathbeeneffused,morerichinmeath,forGods.
XXSomaPavamana
1.ForustheSomajuicesflow,thedropsbestfurtherersofweal,
Effusedasfriends,withoutaspot,benevolent,findersofthelight.
2.TheseSomajuices,skill.edinsong,purified,blentwithmilkandcurd,
Hasteningonandfirmlysetinoilresemblebeauteoussuns.
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3.Effusedbymeansofpressingstones,upontheoxhidevisible,

They,treasurefinders,haveannouncedfooduntousfromeveryside.
XXISomaPavamana
1.Pourforththiswealthwiththispurification:flowonwardtotheyellowlake,OIndu!
Here,too,thebrightone,windswift,fullofwisdom,shallgiveasontohimwhocomethquickly.
2.Flowonforuswiththispurificationtothefamedfordoftheewhosedueisglory!
Maythefoequellershakeusdown,fortriumph,likeatree'sripefruit,sixtythousandtreasures!
3.Eagerlydoweprayforthosetwoexploits,atthebluelakeandPrisana,wroughtinbattle.
Hesentourenemiestosleepandslewthem,andturnedawaythefoolishandunfriendly.
XXIIAgni
1.OAgni,beournearestfriend,yea,ourprotectorandourkinddeliverer!
2.AsgraciousAgni,famedfortreasures,come,and,mostresplendent,giveusstoreofwealth!
3.Totheethen,Omostbright,OradiantGod,wecomewithprayerforhappinessforourfriends.
XXIIIIndra
1.Maywe,withIndraandtheGodstoaidus,bringtheseexistingworldstofullcompletion!
2.Oursacrifice,ourbodies,andouroffspring,letIndrawiththeAdityasformandfinish!
3.WiththeAdityas,withthebandofMaruts,letIndrasendusmedicinestohealus!
XXIVIndra
1.SingtoyourIndra,mightiestVritraslayer,singtotheSagethesongthatheaccepteth!

CHAPTERII
ISomaPavamana
1.TheGoddeclaresthedeities'generations,likeUsana,proclaimingloftywisdom.
Withbrilliantkinfarruling,sanctifying,thewildboar,singingwithhisfoot,advances.
2.Theswans,theVrishagnasfromanearus,restless,havebroughttheirclamourtoourdwelling
FriendscometoPavamana,meetforpraisesandsoundinconcerttheirresistlessmusic.
3.HetakestheswiftnessofthegreatFarstrider:cowslowas,'tweretohimwhosportsatpleasure.
Hewiththesharpenedhornsbringsforthabundance:thesilveryshinesbynight,bydaythegolden.
4.Likecarsthatthunderontheirway,likecourserseagerforrenown,
HaveSomadropsflowedforthforwealth.
5.Forthhavetheyrushedfromholdinghands,likechariotsthatareurgedtospeed,
Likejoyfulsongsofsingingmen.
6.TheSomasdeckthemselveswithmilkaskingsaregracedwitheulogies,
And,withsevenpriests,thesacrifice.
7.Pressedforthegladdeningdraughtthedropsflowforthabundantlywithsong,
Flowwiththestreamofsavouryjuice.
8.WinningVivasvan'sgloryandspeedingthelightofDawn,thesuns,
Passthroughtheopeningsofthecloth.
9.Thesingingmenofancienttimeopenthedoorsofsacredsongs
ThemenwhobringthemightyOne.
10.Inclosesocietyhavecomethepriests,thesevenfoldbrotherhood,
FillingthestationoftheOne.
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11.HemakesuskinwithGods,hejoinstheSun,forseeing,withmineeye

ImilktheSage'soffspringforth.

12.TheSunbeholdethwithhiseyetheheaven'sdearquarterwhichthepriests

Havesetwithinthesacredcell.
IISomaPavamana
1.ForthontheirwaythegloriousdropshaveflowedformaintenanceofLaw,
Knowingwhatsuitsthisworshipper.
2.DowninthemightywaterssinksthestreamofMeath,mostexcellent,
Oblationbestofallinworth.
3.AbouttheholyplacetheSteer,true,guileless,noblest,hathsentforth,
Continuousvoicesinthewood.
4.WhentheSage,purgingmanlydeedsandloftywisdomflows,around,
5.Whenpurified,hesitsenthronedasKingoverthewarringclans.
Whattimethesagesspeedhimon.
6.Mostdear,goldcoloured,inthefleecehesinks,andsettlesinthewood:
Thesingerisbesiegedwithsong.
7.HegoestoIndra,Vayu,andtheAsvinswiththerapturousjoy,
Towhomsoe'erhispowerdelights.
8.ThewavesofpleasantSomaflowtoBhaga,Mitra,Varuna,
Wellknowing,throughhismightypowers.
9.Gainforus,OyeHeavenandEarth,richesofMeathtowinusstrength:
Gainforustreasuresandrenown.
10.Wechoosetodaythatchariotsteedofthine,thestrong,thatbringsusbliss,
Theguardian,thedesireofall
11.Theexcellent,thegladdener,theSagewithheartthatunderstands.
Theguardian,thedesireofall
12.Whoforourselves,Othoumostwise,iswealthandfairintelligence,
Theguardian,thedesireofall.
IIIAgni
1.AgniVaisvanara,bornincourseofOrder,themessengerofearth,theheadofheaven,
TheSage,theSovran,guestofmen,ourvesselfitfortheirmouth,theGodshavegenerated.
2.Tothee,immortal!whentolifethouspringestalltheGodssingforjoyastotheirinfant.
Theybythymentalpowersweremadeimmortal,Vaisvdnarawhenthoushonestfromthyparents.
3.Himhavetheypraised,midpointofsacrifices,greatcisternoflibations,seatofriches.
Vaisvanara,conveyerofoblations,ensignofworship,havetheGodsengendered.
IVMitraVaruna
1.SingforthuntoyourVarunaandMitrawithasonginspired:
They,mightyLords,areloftylaw.
2.Fullspringsoffatness,sovranKings,MitraandVaruna,thetwain,
GodsglorifiedamongtheGods,
3.Sohelpyeustoriches,greatcelestialandterrestrialwealth!
VastisyourswayamongtheGods.
VIndra
1.OIndramarvellouslybright,come,theselibationslongforthee,
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Thusbyfiriefingerspurified!

2.Urgedbytheholysinger,spedbysong,comenigb,OIndra,to

Thesacrificingsuppliant'spravers!

3.Approach,OIndra,bastingthee,Lordofbayhorses,toourprayers:

Inourlibationtakedelight!
VIIndraAgni
1.GlorifyhimwhocompassesallforestswithhisglowingDame,
Andleavesthemblackenedbyhistongue.
2.HewhogainsIndra'sgracebyfireenkindled,findsaseasyway
Overthefloodstosplendidwealth.
3.Giveus,yetwain,swiftsteedstobringIndraandAgni,andbestow
Abundantfoodwithwealthonus.
VIISomaPavamana.
1.InduhathstartedforthforIndra'ssettledplace,andslightsnot,.asafriend,thepromiseofhisfriend.
Somacomesonwardlikeayouthwithyouthfulmaids,andgainsthebeakerbyacourseofhundredpaths.
2.Yourhymnsofpleasantsound,praiseworthy,fondoflauds,havecomeintothehallenclosedforsacrifice.
Singershavehymnedthegoldencolouredashesports,andmilchkinehavecomeneartomeethimwiththeir
milk,
3.OSoma,Indu,whiletheycleansethee,withthywavepourorbusplentifulaccumulatedfood,
Which,ceaseless,thriceadayshallyieldusheropowerenriched.withstoreofnourishment,andstrength,and
meath.
VIIIIndra.
1.Noonebydeedattainstohimwhoworksandstrengthensevermore:
No,notbysacrifice,toIndrapraisedofall,resistless,daring,boldinmight
2.Thepowerfulconqueror,invincibleinwar,himatwhosebirththemightyones,
Thekinewhospreadafar,senttheirloudvoicesout,heavens,earthssenttheirloudvoicesout.
IXSomaVaisvanara
1.Sitdown,Ofriends,andsingaloudtohimwhopurifieshimself:
Deckhimforglory,likeachild,withholyrites
2.Loosehimwhobringethhouseholdwealth,evenasacalfwith.motherkine,
Himwhobathdoublestrength,strong,goddelightingjuice!
3.Purifyhimwhogivesuspower,mostblissfulone,thathemaybe
Abanquetforthetroop,Mitra,andVaruna!
XSomaPavamana
1.TheStronghathflowedforthinathousandstreams,flowedthroughthefilterandthesheep'slongwool.
2.WithceaselessgenialflowtheStronghathrun,purifiedbythewaters,blentwithmilk.
3.Pressedoutwithstones,directedbythemen,goforth,OSoma,intoIndra'sthroat!
XISomaPavamana
1.TheSomajuiceswhichhavebeenexpressedafarornearathand,
OrthereonSaryanavan'sbank,
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2.ThosepressedamongArjikas,pressedamongtheactive,in,men'shomes,

OrpressedamongtheFivefoldTribes

3.Maythesecelestialdrops,expressed,pourforthuponus,astheyflow,

Rainfromtheheavensandherostrength!
XIIAgni
1.MayVatsadrawthymindawayevenfromthyloftiestdwellingplace!
Agni,Iyearnfortheewithsong.
2.Thouartalikeinmanyaplace:throughalltheregionsthouartLord.
Infrayandfightwecallonthee.
3.WhenweareseekingspoilwecallAgnitohelpusinthestrife,
Giverofwordrousgiftsinwar.
XIIIIndra
1,OIndra,bringgreatstrengthtous,bringvalour,5atakratu,thoumostactive,bring
Aheroconqueringinwar!
2.For,graciousSatakratu,thouhasteverbeenamotherandasiretous,
Sonowforblisswepraytothee.
3.Tothee,strong!muchinvoked!whoshowestforththystrength,madeverymighty!doIspeak:
Sograntthouusheroicpower!
XIVIndra
1.StoneDartingIndra,wonderousGod,whatwealththouhastnotgivenmehere,
Thatbounty,treasurefinder!bring,fillingfullboththyhands,tous!
2.Bringwhatthoudeemestworththewish,OIndrathatwhichisinheavem!
Somayweknowtheeasthouartagiverboundlessinthygifts!
3.Thyloftyspiritfamedinalltheregionsasappeasable,
Withthisthourendesteventhingsfirm,Stonedarter!sotowintheestrength.

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CHAPTERI
ISomaPavamana
1.TheMarutswiththeirtroopadornandbrighten,evenathisbirth,theSage,thelovelyinfant.
Bysongsapoet,andaSagebywisdom,Somagoessingingthroughthecleansingfilter.
2.Lightwinner,Rishiminded,Rishimaker,hymnedinathousandhymns,leaderofsages,
Eagertogainhisthirdform,mighty,Somais,likeViraj,resplendentasasinger.
3.Hawkseatedinthepress,birdwideextended,thebannerseekingkineandwieldingweapons,
Unitingwiththesea,thewaveofwaters,themightytellshisfourthformanddeclaresit.
IISomaPavamana
1.ObeyingIndra'sdeardesiretheseSomajuiceshaveflowedforth
Increasinghisheroicmight.
2.LaidinthepressandflowingpuretoVayuandtheAsvins,may
Thesegiveusgreatheroicstrength.
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3.Soma,asthouartpurified,incitetobountyIndra'sheart,

ToseathimintheshrineofGods!

4.Thetenswiftfingersdecktheeforthsevenministersimpeltheeon,

Thesageshaverejoicedinthee.

5.Whenthroughthefilterthouartpouredweclothetheewitharobeofmilk,

TobearapturousfeastforGods.

6.Whenpurifiedwithinthejars,Somabrightredandgoldenhued,

Hathveiledhiminamilkydress.

7.Flowonwardtoourwealthylords.Driveallourenemiesaway:

Olndu,passintothyfriend!

8.Mayweobtainthee,Indra'sdrink,whoviewestmenandfindestlight,

Gaintheeandprogenyandfood!

9.Senddowntherainfromheavenandmakesplendourupontheearth!Giveus,

OSoma,victoryinwar!
IIISomaPavamana
1.PouredthroughthefleeceinthousandstreamspurifiedSomaflowethto,
Indra'sandVayu'smeetingplace.
2.Singforth,yemenwholongforhelp,toPavamana,totheSage,
EffusedtoentertaintheGods!
3.TheSomadropswiththousandpowersarepurifiedtowinusstrength,
HymnedtobecomethefeastofGods.
4.Yea,asthouflowestbringgreatstoreoffoodthatwemaywinusstrength:
Indu,bringsplendidmanlymight
5.Likecoursersbytheirdriversurged,theywerepouredforth,towinusstrength,
Swiftthroughthewoollenstrainingcloth.
6.Maytheyinflowinggiveuswealthinthousands,andheroicpower,
ThesegodlikeSomadropseffused!
7.TheroaringSomadropsflowon,likemilchkinelowingto,theircalves:
Theyhaverunforthfromboththehands.
8.BelovedbyIndra,bringingjoy,roaringasthouartpurified,
Driveallourenemiesaway.
9.AsPavamanas,drivingoffthegodless,lookingonthelight,
Sitintheplaceofsacrifice.
IVSomaPavamana
1.TheSomadrops,exceedingrichinsweets,toIndrahavebeenpoured,
Shedwiththestreamofsacrifice.
2.SageshavecalledtoIndra,likecows,milchkine,lowingtotheircalves,
CalledhimtodrinktheSomajuice.
3.Inthestream'swavewiseSomadwells,distillingrapture,inhis.seat,
Restinguponawildcow'shide.
4.FarsightedSoma,Sageandbard,isworshippedinthecentralpoint,
Ofheaven,thestrainingclothofwool.
5.IncloseembracementInduholdsSomawhenpouredwithinthe:jars.
Andonthepurifyingsieve.
6.Indusendsforthavoiceonhigh,upintheregionofthesea.
Stirringthecaskthatdropswithmeath.
7.Thetreewhosepraisesneverfaildwellsinthestreamofholymilk,
Urgedonwardbyitshumanfriend.
8.OPavamanabringuswealthbrightwithathousandsplendoursyea,
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OIndu,giveusreadyhelp!

9.Sage,poet,pouredwithallhisstream,Somaisdriven,faraway,

Tothedearplacesofthesky.
VSomaPavamana
1.Loudasariver'sroaringwavethypowershaveliftedupthemselves:
Urgeonthinearrow'ssharpenedpoint!
2.Atthineeffusionupwardrisethreevoicesfreshandstrong,whenthou.
Flowestuponthefleecyridge.
3.Ontothefleecetheyurgewithstonesthedear,thegoldencolouredone,
EvenPavamanadroppingmeath.
4.Flowwiththycurrenttothesieve,OSage,bestgiverofdelight,
Toseattheseintheshrineofsong!
5.Bestgiverofdelight,flowonanointedwiththemilkforbalm,
AndenterintoIndra'sthroat!
VISomaPavamana
1.Flowonward,Indu,withthisfoodforhimwhointhywilddelights,
Batteredthenineandninetydown.
2.Smoteswiftlyforts,andSambara,thenYaduandthatTurvasa,
ForpiousDivodasa'ssake!
3.Finderofhorses,pouronushorsesandwealthinkineandgold,
AndIndu,foodinboundlessstore!
VIISomaPavamana
1.Chasingourfoemen,drivingoffthegodless,Somaflowethon,
GoingtoIndra'ssettledplace.
2.OPavamana,hitherbringgreatriches,anddestroyourfoes:
OIndu,grantheroicfame!
3.Ahundredobstacleshavene'ercheckedtheewhenraintogivethyboons,
When,beingcleansed,thoucombatest.
VIIISomaPavamana
1.Flowonwardwiththatstreamwherewiththougavestsplendourtothesun,
Speedingthewaterskindtoman!
2.He,Pavamana,higho'erman,yokedtheSun'scourserEtasa,
Totravelthroughtherealmofair.
3.Yea,thosebaysteedsheharnessedtothechariotthattheSunmightcome:
Indu,hesaid,isIndra'sself.
IXAgni
1.Associatewithfires,makeyourGodAgnienvoyatsacrifice,bestskilledinworship,
Establishedfirmamongmankind,theholyflamecrownedandfedwithoil,thepurifier!
2.Likeasteedneighingeagerforthepasture,whenhehathsteppedforthfromthegreatenclosure:
Thenthewindfollowingblowsuponhissplendour,and,straight,thepathisblackwhichthouhasttravelled.
3.Fromthee,abullbutnewlyborn,OAgni,thekindledeverlastingflamesriseupward.
Alofttoheavenasruddysmokethoumountest:Agni,thouspeedesttotheGodsasenvoy.
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XIndra
1.WemakethisIndraverystrongtostrikethemightyVritradead:
Avigorousheroshallhebe.
2.ThisIndra,madeforgivinggifts,isstablished,mightiest,instrength,
Bright,meetforSoma,famedinsong.
3.Bysong,as'twere'thepowerfulboltwhichnonemayparry,wasprepared:
Strongandinvinciblehegrew.
XISomaPavamana
I.Adhvaryu,tothefilterleadtheSomajuiceexpressedwithstones:
MakethouitpureforIndra'sdrink!
2.TheseGodsandalltheMaruthost,Indu!enjoythisjuiceofthine,
ThisPavamana'sflowingmeath.
3.PouroutforIndra,Thunderarmed,themilkofheaven,theSoma'sjuice,
Mostexcellent,mostrichinsweets!
XIISomaPavamana
1.Onflowsthepotentjuice,sustaineroftheheavens,thestrengthofGods,whommenmusthailwithshoutsof
joy,
Thou,goldhued,startedlikeacourserbybravemen,artlightlyshowingforththysplendourinthestreams.
2.Hetakeshisweapons,likeahero,inhishands,faintowinlight,carborne,inforaysforthekine.
Indu,whilestimulatingIndra'smight,isurgedforwardandbalmedbysagesskilfulintheirtask.
3.Soma,asthouartpurifiedwithflowingwave,exhibitingthystrengthenterthouIndra'sthroat.
Makebothworldsstreamforus,aslightningdoththeclouds:meteoutexhaustlesspowersforusthroughthis
ourprayer!
XIIIIndra
1.Though,Indra,thouartcalledbymeneastwardandwestward,northandsouth,
ThouchieflyartwithAnavaandTurvasa,bravechampion!urgedbymentocome.
2.Or,Indra,whenwithRuma,Rusama,Syavaka,andKripathourejoicestthee,
StilldotheKanvas,bringingprayer,withhymnsofpraiseOIndra,drawtheehither:come!
XIVIndra
1.Bothboons,may,Indra,hitherwardturned,listentothisprayerofours.
AndmightiestMaghavanwiththoughtinclinedtouscomeneartodrinktoSomajuice!
2.Forhim,strong,independentruler,HeavenandEarthhavefashionedforthwithpowerandmight.
Thouseatesttheeasfirstamongthypeersinplace,forthysoullongsforSomajuice.
XVSomaPavamana
1.God,workingwithmankindflowontoIndragothygladdeningjuice:
ToVayumountasLawcommands!
2.OSomaPavamana,thoupourestoutwealththatmaybefamed:
OIndu,passintothelake!
3.Soma,thouflowestchasingfoes,finderofwisdomanddelight:
Drivethouthegodlessfolkafar!
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1.Streamonusrichesthatarecravedbyhundreds,bestatwinningspoil,
Riches,OIndu,thousandfold,mostsplendid,thatsurpassthelight!
2.Maywe,OVasu,bemostneartothisthybounty,food,andwealth!
Desiredbymanymen,andinthyfavour,Oresistlessone!
3.Effused,thisInduhathflowedon,distillingrapture,tothefleece.
Hestreamserecttosacrifice,as'twerewithsplendour,seekingkine.
XVIISomaPavamana
1.Flowonward,Soma,asamightysea,asFatheroftheGods,toeveryform!
2.Flowon,OSoma,radiantfortheGods,blissfultoheavenandearthandlivingthings!
3.Thouart,brightjuice,sustainerofthesky:flow,mighty,inaccordancewithtruelaw!
XVIIIAgni
I.Ilaudyourmostbelovedguest,likeadearfriend,
OAgni,him!
Who,likeachariot,winsuswealth.
2.WhomasaSagewhomeritspraisetheGodshave,fromtheoldentime,
Establishedamongmortalmen.
3.Dothou,mostyouthfulGod,protectthemenwhooffer,heartheirsongs,
Andofthyselfpreservetheirseed!
XIXIndra
1.Comeuntous,OIndra,dear,stillconquering,unconcealable
Wideasamountainspreadonallsides,Lordofheaven.
2.OtruthfulSomadrinker,thouartmightierthanboththeworlds.
Thoustrengthenesthimwhopours'libation,Lordofheaven.
3.Forthouarthe,OIndra,whoupholdethallourfortresses,
TheDasyu'sslayer,man'ssustainer,Lordofheaven.
XXIndra
1.Renderofforts,theyoung,thewise,ofstrengthunmeasured,washeborn,
Sustainerofeachsacredrite,Indra,theThunderer,muchextolled,
2.Thouwielderofthestone,didstburstthecaveofValarichinkine.
TheGodscamepressingtothyside,andfreefromterroraidedthee.
3.TheyglorifiedwithhymnsofpraiseIndrawhoreignethbyhismight,
Whosebounteousgiftsinthousandscome,yea,evenmoreabundantly.

CHAPTERII
ISomaPavamana
1.Guardofallbeing,generatingcreatures,loudroaredtheseaashighestlawcommanded.
Stronginthefilter,onthefleecysummit,pressedfromthestone,Somahathwaxenmighty.
2.MakeVayuglad,forfurtheranceandbounty:cheerVarunaandMitra,astheycleansethee!
GladdentheGods,gladdenthehostofMaruts:makeHeavenandEarthrejoice,OGod,OSoma!
3.Soma,themighty,when,thewater'soffspring,hechosetheGods,performedthatgreatachievement.
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He,Pavamana,grantedstrengthtoIndra:he,Indu,generatedstrengthinSurya.
IISomaPavamana
1.HerepresentthisimmortalGodflies,likeabirduponherwings,
Tosettleinthevatsofwood.
2.Praisedbythesacredbards,thisGoddivesintowaters,andbestows
Richgiftsupontheworshipper.
3.He.likeawarriorgoingforthwithheroes,asheflowsalong.
Isfaintowinallpreciousboons.
4.ThisGodasheisflowirigonspeedslikeacarandgiveshisaid:
Heletshisvoicebeheardofall.
5.ThisGod,whileflowing,isadorned,goldcoloured,forthespoil,bymen
Devoutandskilledinholysongs.
6.ThisGod,madereadywiththehymnrunsswiftlythroughthewindingways,
Inviolableasheflows.
7.Awayherusheswithhisstream,acrosstheregions,intoheaven,
Androarsasheisflowingon.
8.Whileflowing,meetforsacrifice,hehathgoneuptoheaven,across
Theregions,neveroverthrown.
9.Bygenerationlongago,thisGod,engenderedfortheGods,
Flowstawnytothestrainingcloth.
10.ThisLordofmanyholylaws,evenathisbirthengenderingstrength,
Effused,flowsonwardinastream.
IIISomaPavamana
1.Throughthefinefingers,withthesong,thisherocomeswithrapidcars,
GoingtoIndra'ssettledplace.
2.InholythoughthepondersmuchforthegreatserviceoftheGods,
Wheretheimmortalshavetheirseat.
3.Menbeautifyhiminthevats,himworthytobebeautified,
Himwhobringsforthabundantfood.
4.Heisdepositedandledalongtheconsecratedpath
Whenzealousmenareurginghim,
5.Hemoves,avigoroussteed,adornedwithbeauteousraysofshininggold,
HewhoisSovranofthestreams.
6.Hebrandisheshishornsonhigh,andwhetsthem,bullwholeadstheherd,
Doingwithmightheroicdeeds.
7.He,overplacesroughtopassbringingrichtreasures,closelypressed.
Descendsintothereservoirs.
8.Him,evenhimthegoldenhued,wellarmed,bestgiverofdelight,
Tenfingersurgetorunhiscourse.
IVSomaPavamana
1.ThisBull,thischariotrobeshiminthesheep'slongwoolasheproceeds.
Towarthatwinsathousandspoils.
2.ThedamesofTritawiththestonesurgeforththisgoldencolouredone,
IndutoIndraforhisdrink.
3.Helikeafalconsettlesdownamidthefamiliesofmen,
Likeloverspeedingtohislove.
4.Thisyoungexhilaratingjuicelooksdownwardfromitsplaceinheaven,
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ThisSomadropthatpiercedthesieve.

5.Pressedforthedraught,thistawnyjuiceflowsforthintelligent,callingout,

Untothewellbelovedplace.

6.Him,here,thegolddeckedskilfultencleansecarefully,whomakehimbright.

Andbeauteousforthegladdeningdraught.
VSomaPavamana
1.Urgedbythemen,thisvigoroussteed,Lordofthemindomniscient,
Fliestothelongwoolofthesheep.
2.Withinthefilterhathheflowed,thisSomafortheGodseffused.
Enteringalltheiressences.
3.Heshinesinbeautythere,thisGod,immortal,inhisdwellingplace,
Foeslayer,dearesttotheGods.
4.Directedbythesistersten,bellowingonhiswaythisSteer
Runsonwardtothewoodenvats.
5.ThisPavamana,gladdeningdrinkwithinthepurifyingsieve,
GavesplendourtotheSuninheaven.
6.UnconquerableLordofspeech,dwellingbesideViavasvan,he
MountsuptogetherwiththeSun.
VISomaPavamana
1.ThisSage,exaltedbyourlands,flowstothepurifyingsieve,
Scatteringfoesasheiscleansed.
2.Giverofstrength,winneroflight,forIndraandforVayuhe
Ispoureduponthefilteringcloth.
3.Themenconducthim,Soma,Steer,omniscienttheheadofheaven.
Effusedintothevatsofwood.
4.Longingforkine,longingforgoldhathInduPavamanaroared,
Stillconqueror,neverovercome.
5.ToIndrainthefirmamentthismightytawnySteerhathflowed
ThisIndu,beingpurified.
6.ThisSomabeingpurifiedflowsmightyandinvincible,Slayerofsinners,deartoGods.
VIISomaPavamana
1.ThisSoma,strongeffusedfordraught,flowstothepurifyingsieve,
Slayingthefiends,lovingtheGods.
2.Farsighted,tawnycoloured,heflowstothesieveintelligent,
Bellowingtohisplaceofrest.
3.ThisvigorousPavamanarunsforthtotheluminousrealmofheaven,
Fiendslayer,throughthesheep'slongwool.
4.ThisPavamana,upaboveonTrita'sridge,hathmadetheSun,
TogetherwiththeSisters,shine.
5.Effused,thisSoma,Steer,whoslaysVritra,roomgiver,unbeguiled,
Hathgoneas'tweretowinthespoil.
6.Urgedbythesageuponhisway,thisGodspeedsforwardtothe:vats,
IndutoIndra,givingboons.
VIIISomaPavamana

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1.Themanwhoreadstheessencestoredbysaints,thePavamanahymns,
Tastesfoodcompletelypurified,madesweetbyMatarisvan'stouch.
2.Whoeverreadstheessencestoredbysaints,thePavamanahymns,
ForhimSarasvat!poursforthwaterandbutter,milkandmeath.
3.Yea,forthePavamanasflowrichly,dropfatness,bringusweal,
AmritdepositedamongtheBrahmans,essencestoredbysaints.
4.SomaythePavamanahymnsbestowonusthisworldandthat,
Andgratifyourhearts'desires'theGoddessescombinedwithGods!
5.ThepurifyingfloodwherewithGodseverpurifythemselves,
Withthat,inthousandcurrents,maythePavamanasmakeusclean!
6.ThePavamanahymnsbringweal:bythesemangoestoParadise,
And,eatingpureandholyfood,attainstoimmortality.
IXAgni
1.WewithgreatreverencehaveapproachedtheYoungest,whohathshoneforthwellkindledinhisdwelling,
Wondrouslybrightbetweenwideearthandheaven,wellworshipped,lookingforthinalldirections.
2.Throughhisgreatmighto'ercomingallmisfortunes,praisedinthehouseisAgniJatavedas.
Mayhepreserveusfromdisgraceandtrouble,bothuswholaudhimandourwealthyprinces!
3.OAgni,thouartVarunaandMitra:Vasishthas!withtheirholyhymnsexaltthee.
Withtheebemostabundantgainoftreasure!
Doyepreserveusevermorewithblessing!
XIndra
1.Indra,greatinhispowerandmight,andlikeParjanyarichinrain.
HathbeenincreasedbyVatsa'slauds.
2.SinceKanvashavewithlaudsmadehimcompleterofthesacrifice,
Wordsaretheirownappropriatearms.
3.WhenpriestswhomagnifytheSonofholylawpresenttheirgifts,
SageswithOrder'shymnofpraise.
XISomaPavamana
1.OfgoldhuedPavamana,greatdestroyer,radiantstreamshaveflowed,
Swiftstreamsofhimwhosegleamsareswift.
2.Bestriderofthechariot,praisedwithfairestpraise'midbeauteousones,
GoldgleamingwiththeMaruthost,
3.Penetrate,Pavamana,bestatwinningbooty,withthyrays,
GivingtheSingerherostrength!
XIISomaPavamana
1.Hencesprinkleforththejuiceeffused,Soma,thebestofsacredgifts,
Who,friendofman,hathrunamongthewaterstreamsHehathpressedSomaoutwithstones.
2.Now,beingpurified,flowhitherthroughthefleece,invincibleandmoreodorous!
Wejoyintheeinwaterswhenthouarteffused,blendingtheestillwithjuiceandmilk.
3.Pressedoutforalltosee,delightingGods,Indu,farseeingone,ismentalpower.
XIIISomaPavamana
1.EvenasaKinghathSoma,redandtawnyBull,beenpressedthewondrousonehathbellowedtothekine.
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Whilepurifiedthoupassestthroughthefilteringfleecetoseattheehawklikeintheplacethatdropswithoil.

2.ParjanyaisthesireoftheleafbearingBull:onmountains,inearth'scentrehathhemadehishome.

Thewatershaveflowedforth,theSisters,tothekine:hemeetsthepressingstonesatthebelovedrite.

3.Toglorygoestthou,aSagewithorderingskill,likeagroomedsteedthourushestforwardtotheprize.

Begracioustous,Soma,drivingoffdistress!Thougoest,clothedinbutter,toarobeofstate.
XIVIndra
1.Turningas'tweretomeettheSun,enjoyfromIndraallgoodthings!
Whenhewhowillbebornisbornwithpowerwelooktotreasuresasourheritage.
2.Praisehimwhosendsuswealth,promptwithhisliberalboonsGood4rethegiftsthatIndragives.
Heisnotwrothwithonewhosatisfieshiswish:heinstigates,hismindtogive.
XVIndra
1.Indra,giveussecurityfromthatwhereofweareafraid
Helpus,OMaghavan,letthyfavouraidusthusdriveawayfoesandenemies!
2.Forthou,OliberalLordofamplebounty,arttherulerofourhouseandhome.
So,IndraMaghavan,thouloverofthesong,wewithpressedSomacallonthee.
XVISomaPavamana
1.Thou,Soma,hastarunningstream,sweettonedmoststrongatsacrifice:
Flowbounteouslybestowingwealth
2.Thoumostdelightful,wheneffused,running,thebestofgladdeners,art
Indu,stillconquering,ne'ersubdued.
3.Dothou,pouredforthbypressingstones,flowhitherutteringaroar,
Andbringusbrightlygloriousstrength!
XVIISomaPavamana
1.Inmight,OIndu,withthystreamsflowforthebanquetoftheGods:
Richinmeath,Soma,inourbeakertakethyseat!
2.ThydropsthatswiminwaterhaveexaltedIndratodelight
TheGodshavedrunktheeupforimmortality.
3.Streamopulencetous,yedropsofSoma,pressedandpurified
Pouringdownrainfromheaveninfloods,andfindinglight!
XVIIISomaPavamana
1.Himwiththefleecetheypurify,brown,goldenhuedbelovedofall,
Whowithexhilaratingjuicegoesforthtoallthedeities
2.Whom,brightwithnativesplendour,crushedbetweenthepreesingstones,afriend.
WhomIndradearlyloves,thewavesandtencompanionsdipandbathe
3.ForVritraslayingIndra,thou,Soma,artpouredthathemaydrink,
Andfortheguerdongivingman,theherosittinginhisseat.
XIXSomaPavamana
1.FlowonwardSoma,flowformightystrength,asastrongcourser,bathed,towintheprize.
2.Thepressersclarifythisjuiceofthine,theSomafordelightandloftyfame.
3.Theydeckthegoldhuedinfant,newlyborn,evenSoma,Indu,inthesieve,forGods.
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XXSomaPavamana
1.TheGodshavecometoInduwelldescended,beautifiedwithmilk,
Theactivecrusherofthefoe.
2.Evenasmothercowstheircalf,soletourpraisesongsstrengthenhim,
Yea,himwhowinnethIndra'sheart!
3.Soma,pourblessingsonourkine,pourforththefoodthatstreamswithmilk:
Increasethesea,praiseworthyone!
XXIIndra
1.Hitherward!theywholighttheflameandstraightwaytrimthesacredgrass,
WhosefriendisIndraeveryoung.
2.Largeistheirfuel,muchtheirlaud,wideistheirsplinterfromthestake,
WhosefriendisIndraeveryoung.
3.Unquelledinfighttheheroleadshisarmywiththewarriorchiefs,
WhosefriendisIndraeveryoung.
XXIIIndra
1.Hewhoalonebestowethwealthonmortalmanwhoofferethgifts,
IsIndraonly,potentLordwhomnoneresist.
2.WhoeverwiththeSomapresseddrawstheeawayfrommanymen,
VerilyIndragainstherebytremendouspower.
3.Whenwillhetrample,likeaweed,themanwhohathnogiftforhim?
When,verily,willIndrahearoursongsofpraise?
XXIIIIndra
1.Thesingershymnthee,theywhochantthepsalmofpraisearelaudingthee.
TheBrahmanshaveexaltedthee,OSatakratu,likeapole.
2,Whenthouwastclimbingridgefromridge,helookeduponthetoilsometask:
Indratakesnoticeofthatwish,andtheRamhastenswithhistroop.
3.Harnessthypairofstrongbaysteeds,longmaned,whosebodiesfillthegirths.
And,Indra,Somadrinker,cometolistentooursongsOfpraise!

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CHAPTERI
IAgni
1.Agni,wellkindledbringtheGodsforhimwhooffersholygifts
Andworshipthem,pureHotarpriest!
2.OSage,Tanunapat,presentoursacrificetoGodstoday,
Sweettothetaste,thattheymayhelp!
3.DearNarasansa,sweetoftongue,presenterofoblations,I
Invoketothisoursacrifice.
4.Agni,onthymosteasycar,entreated,hitherbringtheGods!
ManusappointedPriestartthou.
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IIAdityas
1.SowhentheSunhathrisentodaymaysinlessMitra,Aryaman,Bhaga,andSavitarsendusforth!
2.Maythisourhomebeguardedwell:forward,yebounteous,ontheway,Whobearussafelyo'erdistress!
3.Yea,Aditi,andthosegreatKingswhosestatuteisinviolate,Aresovransofavastdomain.
IIIIndra
1.LetSomajuicesmaketheeglad!Displaythybounty,Thunderer:
Driveofftheenemiesofprayer!
2.Crushwiththyfoottheniggardchurlswhobringnogifts!mightyartthou:
Thereisnotonetoequalthee.
3.ThouarttheLordofSomaspressed,Somasunpressedarealsothine:
ThouarttheSovranofthefolk.
IVSomaPavamana
1.Trueobjectofourhymns,Sage,watchfulSomahathsettledinthepressastheyrefinehim.
HimtheAdhvaryus,pairedandeager,follow,leadersofsacrificeandskilfulhanded.
2.He,purifiedandbringinggiftstoSurya,hathfilledfullheavenandearth,andhathdisclosedthem.
Hebywhosedearhelpheroesgaintheirwisheswillyieldthepreciousmeedastoavictor.
3.He,beingcleansed,thestrengthenerandincreaser,bountifulSomahelpedushislustre,
Whereinoursiresofoldwhoknewthefootstepsfoundlightandsoughtthekinewithinthemountain.
VIndra
1.Glorifynaughtbesides,Ofriends,soshallnosorrowtroubleyou!
PraiseonlymightyIndra,whenthejuiceisshed,andsayyourlaudsrepeatedly!
2.Evenhim,theswiftone,likeabullwhorushesdownmen'sconqueror,bounteouslikeacow
Himwhoiscauseofboth,ofenmityandpeace,tobothsidesmostmunificent.
VIIndra
1.Thesesongsofourexceedingsweet,thesehymnsofpraiseascendtothee,
Likeeverconqueringchariotsthatdisplaytheirstrength,gainwealthandgiveunfailinghelp.
2.TheBhrigusarelikesuns,likeKanvas,andhavegainedeachthingwhereontheirthoughtwasbent.
ThelivingmenofPriyamedha'sracehavesungexaltingIndrawiththeirlauds.
VIISomaPavamana
1.RunforthtobattleconqueringtheVritras!thouSpeedesttoquellthefoelikeoneexactingdebts.
2.ThouPavamana,didstbegettheSunwithmight,andraininthesupportingsky,
Hastingtouswithplentyvivifiedwithmilk.
3.For,Soma,werejoiceourselvesintheeeffusedforgreatsupremacyinfight
Thou,Pavamana,enterestintomightydeeds.
VIIISomaPavamana
1.Flowforth,OSoma,flowthouonward,sweettoIndra's,
Mitra's,Pushan's,Bhaga'staste!
2.Soflowthouonasbrightcelestialjuice,flowtothevastimmortaldwellingplace!
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3.LetIndradrink,OSoma,ofthyjuiceforwisdom,andalldeitiesforstrength!
IXSomaPavamana
1.EvenasthebeamsofSurya,urgingmentospeed,theyissueforthtogether,gladdeningastheyflow,
Theseswiftoutpouringsinlongcourseofholyrites:noformsaveonlyIndrashowsitselfsopure.
2.Thethoughtisdeeplyfixed,thesavouryjuiceisshedthetonguewithjoyoussoundisstirringinthemouth:
AndPavamana,liketheshoutofthosewhopress,thedrop,richinsweetjuice,isflowingthroughthefleece.
3.Thebullisbellowingthecowsarecomingnigh:theGoddessesapproachtheGod'sownrestingplace.
OnwardhathSomapressedthroughthesheep'sfairbrightfleece,andhath,as'twere,enduedagarmentnewly
washed.
XAgni
1.Fromthetwofirestickshavethemenengendered,withthought,urgedbythehand,thegloriousAgni,
Farseen,withpointedflame,LordoftheHomestead.
2.TheVasussetthatAgniinthedwelling,fairtobehold,forhelp,fromeveryquarter:
Who,inthehouseforever,mustbehonoured.
3.Shinethoubeforeus,Agni,wellenkindled,withflame,mostyouthfulGod,thatneverfadeth!
Totheecomegoodsandtreasuresalltogether.
XISurya
1.ThisspottedBullhathcomeandsatbeforethemotherintheeast,
Advancingtohisfatherheaven.
2.Asexpirationfromhisbreath,hisradiancepenetrateswithin
TheBullshinesoutthroughallthesky.
3.SongisbestowedupontheBird:itreignssupremethroughthirtyrealms.
Throughoutthedaysatbreakofmorn.

CHAPTERII
IAgni
1.ChantweahymntoAgniwhilewegotosacrifice,tohim
Whohearsusevenfromafar!
2.Whofromofold,incarnage,whenthefolkweregathered,hathpreserved.
Hishouseholdfortheworshipper.
3.MaythatmostblissfulAgniguardourwealthandallourfamily.
Andkeepussafefrompainandgrief
4.Yea,letmensay,Agniisborn,evenhewhoslayethVritra,he,
Whowinnethwealthineveryfight!
IIAgni
1.Harness,OAgni,OthouGod,thysteedswhicharemostexcellent!
Thefleetonesbringtherapidly.
2.Comehither,bringtheGodstoustotastethesacrificialfeast,
TodrinkthedraughtofSomajuice!
3.OAgnioftheBharatas,flamesplendidwithunfadingmight
Shineforthandgleam,eternalone!
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IIISomaPavamana
1.Lethim,asmortal,cravethisspeechforhimwhopressesofthejuice!
AsBhrigu'ssonschasedMakha,sodriveyetheniggardhoundaway.
2.Thekinsmanhathenduedhisrobeevenasasonisclaspedinarms.
Hewent,aslovertoadame,totakehisstationsuitorlike.
3.Thatherowhoproducesstrength,hewhohathproppedbothworldsapart,
Goldhued,hathwrappedhiminthesievetosettle,priestlike,inhisplace.
IVIndra
1.Still,Indra,fromallancienttimerivallesseverandcompanionlessartthou:
Thouseekestfriendshipbutinwar.
2.Thoufindestnotthewealthymantobethyfriend:thosescorntheewhoareflownwithwine.
Whattimethouthunderestandgatherest,thenthou,evenasafather,artinvoked.
VIndra
1.Athousandandahundredsteedsareharnessedtothygoldencar:
Yokedbydevotion,Indra,letthelongmanedbaysbringtheetodrinktheSomajuice!
2.Yokedtothychariotwroughtofgold,maythytwobayswith,peacocktails.
Conveytheehither,steedswiththeirwhitebacks,toquaffsweetjuicethatmakesuseloquent!
3.Sodrink,thouloverofthesong,asthefirstdrinker,ofthisjuice.
Thistheoutpouringofthesavourysappreparedisgoodandmeettogladdenthee.
VISomaPavamana
1.Pressyeandpourhim,likeasteed,laudworthy,speedingthroughtheregionandtheflood,
Whoswimsinwater,dwellsinwood
2.TheSteerwiththousandstreamswhopourethouttherain,deartotheraceofdeities
Who,borninLaw,hathwaxenmightybytheLaw,King,God,andloftyordinance.
VIIAgni
1.Servedwithoblation,kindled,bright,throughloveofsong,mayAgni,bent
Onriches,smitetheVritrasdead
2.Hisfather'sfather,shininginhismother'severlastingside,
Setontheseatofsacrifice!
3.OactiveJatavedas,bringdevotionthatwinsprogeny,Agni,thatitmayshinetoheaven!
VIIISomaPavamana
1.Madepurebythisman'surgentzealandimpulse,theGodhathwithhisjuicetheGodspervaded.
Pressed,singing,tothesievehegoes,aspassestheHotartoenclosureshoidingcattle.
2.Robedinfairraimentmeettowearincombat,amightySagepronouncinginvocations,
Rollonwardtothepressboardsastheycleansethee,farseeingatthefeastofGodsandwatchful!
3.Dear,heisbrightenedonthefleecysummit,aprinceamongus,noblerthanthenoble.
Roaroutasthouartpurified,runforward!Doyepreserveusevermorewithblessings!
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1.ComenowandletusglorifypureIndrawithpureSamahymn!
Letmilkblentjuicedelighthimmadestrongerwithpure,puresongsofpraise!
2.OIndra,comethoupuretous,withpureassistancepurethyself!
Pure,sendthourichesdowntous,and,meetforSoma!pure,rejoice!
3.OIndra,pure,vouchsafeuswealth,and,pureenrichtheworshipper!
Pure,thoudoststriketheVritrasdead,andstrivestpure,towinthespoil.
XAgni
1.EagerforwealthwemeditateAgni'seffectuallaudtoday,
LaudoftheGodwhotouchesheaven.
2.MayAgniwhoisHotarpriestamongmankindacceptoursongs,
Andworshipthecelestialfolk!
3.Thou,Agni,artspreadwidelyforth,Priestdearandexcellentthroughthee
Menmakethesacrificecomplete.
XISomaPavamana
1.Tohim,praiseworthy,sacredtoneshavesounded,Steerofthetripleheight,thelifebestower.
Dwellinginwood,likeVaruna,ariver,lavishingtreasure,hedistributesblessings.
2.Greatconqueror,warriorgirt,Lordofallheroes,flowonthywayashewhowinnethriches:
Withsharpenedarms,withswiftbow,nevervanquishedinbattle,vanquishinginfightthefoemen!
3.Givingsecurity,Lordofwidedominion,sendusbothheavenandearthwithalltheirfulness!
StrivingtowintheDawns,thelight,thewaters,andcattle,calltousabundantbooty!
XIIIndra
1.OIndra,thouartfarrenowned,impetuousLordofpowerandmight.
Alone,theneverconqueredguardianofmankind,thousmitestdownresistlessfoes.
2.Assuchweseektheenow,OAsura,themostwise,cravingthybountyasourshare
Thyshelteringdefenceislikeanamplecloak.Somaythyfavoursreachtous.
XIIIAgni
1.Theehavewechosen,skilfullestinsacrifice,immortal,Priest,amongtheGods,
Bestfinisherofthisholyrite:
2.TheWaters'Child,theblessedbrightlyshiningone,Agniwhose,lightisexcellent.
MayhebysacrificewinusinheaventhegraceofMitra,Varuna,andtheFloods!
XIVAgni
1.Lordofallfoodishe,themanwhomthouprotectestinthefight,
Agni,andurgesttothefray.
2.Him,whosoeverhemaybe,noonemayvanquish,mightyone!
Nay,verygloriouswealthishis.
3.Mayhewhodwellswithallmankindconquerinfightwithsteedsofwar,
Withsagesmayhewinthespoil.
XVSomaPavamana
1.Tensisters,pouringouttheraintogether,thesage'squickly
movingthoughts,adornhim.
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HitherhathrunthegoldhuedChildofSurya,andreachedthevatlikeafleetvigorouscourser.

2.Evenasayounglingshoutingwithhismothers,thebounteousSteerhathflowedalongwithwaters.

Asyouthtodamsel,sowithmilkhehastensontothesettledmeetingplace,thebeaker.

3.Yea,swollenistheudderofthemilchcowthitherinstreams.comesverysapientIndu.

Thekinemakeready,aswithnewwashedtreasures,theheadandchiefwithmilkwithinthevessels.
XVIIndra
1.Drink,Indra,ofthesavouryjuice,andcheerthee,withourmilkydraught!
Be,forourweal,ourfriendandsharerofthefeast,andletthywisdomguarduswell!
2.Inthykindgraceandfavourmaywestillbestrong:castusnotdownbeforethefoe!
Withmanifoldassistanceguardandsuccourus,andstablishusinthygoodwill!
XVIISomaPavamana
1.ThethreetimessevenmilchkineintheloftiestheavenhaveforthisSomapouredthegenuinemilkydraught.
Fourotherbeauteouscreatureshathhemadeforhisadornmentwhenhewaxedinstrengththroughholyrites.
2.EnjoyinglovelyAmritbyhiswisdomhedivided,eachapartfromother,earthandheaven.
Hegladlywrappedhimselfinthemostlucidfloods,whenthroughtheirglorytheyfoundtheGod'sresting
place.
3.Maythosehisbrilliantraysbeeverfreefromdeath,inviolateforbothclassesofcreatedthings
RayswherewithpowersofmenandGodsarepurified!Yea,evenforthishavesageswelcomedhimasKing.
XVIIISomaPavamana
1.Laudedwithsong,tofeasthim,flowtoVayu,flowpurifiedtoVarunaandMitra!
Flowtothesonginspiringcarbornehero,tomightyIndra,himwhowieldsthethunder!
2.Pouronusgarmentsthatshallclotheusmeetly,send,purified,milchkine,abundantyielders!
GodSoma,senduscbariotdrawinghorsesthattheymaybringustreasuresbrightandgolden!
3.Sendtousinastreamcelestialriches,senduswhenthouartcleansed,whatearthcontaineth,
SothattherebywemayacquirepossessionsandRishihoodinJamadagni'smanner!
XIXIndra
1.Whenthou,unequalledMaghavan,wastborntosmitetheVritrasdead,
Thouspreadestoutthespaciousearthanddidstsupportandproptheheavens.
2.Thenwasthesacrificeproducedforthee,thelaud,andsongofjoy.
InmightthouartabovethisAll,allthatnowisandyetshallbe.
3.Rawkinethoufilledstwithripemilk.ThoumadestSuryarisetoheaven.
HeathimasmilkisheatedwithpureSdmahymns,greatjoytohimwholovesthesong!
XXIndra
1.Rejoice:thygloryhathbeenquaffed,Lordofbaysteeds!as'twerethebowl'senliveningmead.
Thine,Steer,isIndu,Steer,theStrong,bestwinnerofathousandspoils.
2.Letourstrongdrink,mostexcellent,exhilarating,cometothee,
Victorious,Indra!bringinggain,immortalconqueringinfight!
3.Thou,hero,winnerofthespoil,urgesttospeedthecarofman.
Burn,likeavesselwiththeflame,theritelessDasyu,conqueror!

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ISomaPavamana
1.Pourdowntherainuponus,pourawaveofwatersfromthesky.
Andplenteousstoreofwholesomefoood!
2.Flowonwardwiththatstreamofthine,wherebythecowshavecometous.
Thekineofstrangerstoourhome.
3.DearesttoGodsinsacredrites,pouronusfatnesswiththystream,
Pourdownonusafloodofrain!
4.Togiveasvigour,withthystreamrunthroughthefleecystrainingcloth!
ForverilytheGodswillhear.
5.OnwardhathPavamanaflowedandbeatenofftheRakshasas.
Flashingoutsplendourasofold.
IIIndra
1.BringforthoblationstotheGodwhoknowethall,whofainwoulddrink.
Thewanderer,laggingnotbehindthehero,comingnighwith,speed!
2.WithSomasgoyenightohimchiefdrinkeroftheSoma's.juice:
WithbeakerstotheimpetuousGod,toIndrawiththeflowing,drops!
3.WhattimewithSomas,withthedropseffused,,yecomebeforetheGod,
Fullwise,heknowsthehopeofeach,and,boldonestrikesthis.foeandthat.
4.Tohim,Adhvaryu!yea,tohimgiveofferingsofthejuiceexpressed!
Willhenotkeepussafelyfromthespitefulcurseofeach,presumptuoushighbornfoe?
IIISomaPavamana
1.SingyeasongtoSomabrownofhue,ofindependentmight,
TheRed,whoreachesuptoheaven!
2.PurifySomawheneffusedwithstoneswhichhandsmoverapidly,
Andpourthesweetmilkinthemeath.
3.Withhumblehomagedrawyenighblendthelibationwiththecurds:
ToIndraofferInduup
4.Soma,foequeller,strongandswift,doingthewillofGods,pourforth,
Prosperityuponourkine
5.Heartknower,Sovranoftheheart,thouarteffused,OSoma,Tthat,
Indra.maydrinktheeandrejoice.
6.OSomaPavamana,giveusrichesandheroicstrength,Indu,withIndra.ourally!
IVIndra
I.Surya,thoumountestuptomeettheherofamousforhiswealth,
Whohurlstheboltandworksformen
2.Himwhowithmightofbothhisarmsbrokenineandninetycastlesdown,
SlewVritraandsmoteAhidead.
3.ThisIndraisourgraciousfriend.Hesends,likeafullstreamingcow,
Richesinhorses,kine,andcorn.
VSurya
1.MaythebrightGoddrinkgloriousSomamingledmeath,giving
thesacrificeslordunbrokenlife
Hewho,windurged,inpersonguardsouroffspringwell,nourishesthemwithfoodandshineso'ermanyaland.
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2.Radiant,ashighTruth,cherished,bestatwinningstrength,Truthbaseduponthestatutethatsupportsthe
heavens,

Herose,alightthatkillsVritrasandenemies,bestslayeroftheDasyus,Asuras,andfoes.

3.Thislight,thebestoflights,supreme,allconquering,winnerofriches,isexaltedwithhighlaud.
Alllighting,radiant,mightyastheSuntosee,hespreadethwideunshakenvictoryandstrength.
VIIndra
1.OIndra,giveuswisdomasasiregiveswisdomtohissons,
Guideus,Omuchinvoked,inthisourway:maywestilllivcandlookuponthelight!
2.Grantthatnomightyfoes,unknown,malevolentunhallowed,treadustotheground!
Withthineassistance,hero,maywepassthroughallthewatersthatarerushingdown!
VIIIndra
1.Protectus,Indra,eachtoday,eachtomorrow,andeachfollowingday!
Throughallthedaysshaltthou,Lordofthebrave,preserveoursingersbothbydayandnight!
2.Acrushingwarrior,passingrich,isMaghavan,endowedwithallheroicstrength.
Thinearms,OSatakratu,areexceedingstrong,thosearms,
whichgraspthethunderbolt.
VIIISarasvan
1.WecalluponSarasvanasunmarriedmenwholongforwives,
Asbounteousmenwhoyearnforsons.
IXSarasvati
1.Yea,shemostdearamiddearstreamssevensistered,lovedwithfoundestlove.
Sarasvati,hathearnedourpraise.
XSvitar.Brahmapaspati.Agni
1.MayweattainthatexcellentgloryofSavitartheGod:Somayhestimulateourprayers!
2.OBrahmanaspati,makethouKakshivanAusijaaloudChanterofflowingSomajuice!
3.Agni,thoupourestlife:senddownuponusfoodandvigorousstrength
Drivethoumisfortunefaraway!
XIMitraVaruva
1.Sohelpyeustoriches,greatcelestialandterrestrialwealth
VastisyourswayamongtheGods!
2.CarefullytendingLawwithlawtheyhaveattainedtheirvigorousmight:
BothGods,devoidofguile,waxstrong.
3.Withrainyskiesandstreamingfloods,Lordsofthefoodthatfallsindew,
Aloftyseathavetheyattained.
XIIIndra
I.Theywhostandroundhimashemovesharnessthebright,theruddysteed:
Thelightsshininginthesky.
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2.Onbothsidestothecartheyyokethetwobaycoursersdeartohim,
Brown,bold,whobeartheheroon.

3.Thou,makinglightwherenolightwas,andform,Omenwhereformwasnot,

WastborntogetherwiththeDawns.
XIIISomaPavamana
1.FortheethisSomaiseffused.OIndra:drinkofthisjuicefortheethestreamisflowing
Soma,whichthouthyselfhastmadeandchosen,evenInduforthyspecialdrinktocheerthee!
2.Likeacapaciouscarhathitbeenharnessed,themighty,toacquireabundanttreasures.
TheninthesacrificetheyshoutedlaudingalltriumphswonbyNahusinthebattle.
3.FlowonwardlikethepotentbandofMaruts,likethatcelestialhostwhichnonerevileth!
Quicklybegraciousuntouslikewaters,likesacrificevictorious,thousandfashioned!
XIVAgni
1.OAgni,thouhastbeenordainedHotarofeverysacrifice,ByGods,amongtheraceofmen.
Sowithsweetsoundingtonguesforussacrificenoblyinthisrite:
BringthoutheGodsandworshipthem
3.For,asdisposer,Agni,God,mostwiseinsacrifices,thouKnoweststraightwaytheroadsandpaths.
XVAgni
1.Immortal,Hotarpriest,andGod,withwondrouspowerheleadstheway,
Urgingthecongregationson.
2.Strong,heissetondeedsofstrength.Heisledforthinholyrites,
Sagewhocompletesthesacrifice.
3.Excellent,hewasmadebythought.Thegermofbeingshavegained.
Yea,andtheSireofactivepower.
XVIAgni
1.Pouronthejuicetheheatedmilkwhichhastenethtoheavenand.earth
BestowtheliquidontheBull!
2.Theseknowtheirownabidingplace:likecalvesbesidethemothercows,
Theycometogetherwiththeirkin.
3.Devouringintheirgreedyjaws,theymakesustainingfoodirbheaven,
ForIndra,Agni,homage,light.
XVIIIndra
1.InalltheworldsThatwasthebestandhighestwhencesprangthemightyone,ofsplendidvalour,
Assoonasheisbornhesmiteshisfoemen,heinwhomall
wholendhimaidarejoyfulfoe
2.Grownmightyinhisstrength,ofamplevigour,heasastrikesfearintotheDasa,
Eagertowinthebreathingandthebreathless.Allsangthypraiseatbanquetandoblation.
3.Allconcentrateontheetheirmentalvigour,whattimethese,onceortwice,arethineassistants.
Blendwhatissweeterthanthesweetwithsweetness:winquicklywithourmeaththatmeathinbattle.
XVIIIIndra
1.AttheTrikadrukasthegreatandstrongenjoyedthebarleybrew.WithVishnudidhedrinkthepressedout
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Somajuice,evenashewould.

Thathathsoheightenedhimthegreat,thewide,todohismightywork.SomaytheGodattendtheGod,true
InduIndrawhoistrue!

2.Broughtforthtogetherwithwisdomandpotentstrengththougrewestgreat:withherodeedssubduingthe
malevolent,mostswiftinact

Givingprosperityandlovelywealthtohimwhopraiseththee.
SomaytheGodattendtheGod,trueInduIndrawhoistrue!

3.SoheresplendentinthebattleovercameKrivibymight.Hewithhismajestybathfilledtheearthandheaven,
andwaxenstrong.

Oneshareofthelibationbathheswalloweddown:oneshareheleft.Enlightenus!SomaytheGodattendthe
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IIndra
1.Praise,evenasheisknown,withsongIndratheguardianofthekine,
TheSonofTruth,Lordofthebrave,
2.Hitherhavehisbaysteedsbeensent,redsteedsareonthesacredgrass
Whereweinconcertsingoursongs.
3.ForIndra,thunderarmed,thekinehaveyieldedmingledmilkandmeath,
Whattimehefoundtheminthevault.
IIIndra
1.DrawnearuntoourIndrawhomustbeinvokedineveryfight!
Come,thoumostmightyVritraslayer,meetforpraisecometo
libationsandtohymns.
2.Thouartthebestofallinsendingbounteousgyifts,trueartthou,,lordlyinthineact.
Weclaimalliancewiththeverygloriousone,yea,withthe
mightySonofStrength.
IIISomaPavamana
I.Theyhavedrainedforthfromoutthegreatdepthoftheskytheolddivineprimevalmilkthatclaimsthelaud:
TheylifteduptheirvoicetoIndraathisbirth.
2.Then,beautifullyradiant,certainheavenlyonesproclaimedtheirkinshipwithhimastheylookedthereon:
Savitaropens,asitwere,thefoldofheaven.
3.Andnowthatthou,OPavamana,artabovethisearthandheavenandallexistenceinthymight,
Thoushinestlikeabullsupremeamongtheherd.
IVAgni
1.OAgni,graciouslyannouncethisourgoodfortunetotheGods,
Andthisournewesthymnofpraise!
2.Thoudealestgifts,resplendentone!nigh,aswithwaveofSindhu,thou
Swiftstrearnesttotheworshipper.
3.Giveusashareofwealthmosthigh,ashareofwealthmostneartous,
Ashareofwealththatisbetween.
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VIndra
1.IfrommyFatherhaveobtaineddeepknowledgeofeternalLaw
IwasbornlikeuntotheSun.
2.AftertheancientmannerI,likeKanva,beautifymysongs,
AndIndra'sselfgainspowerthereby.
3.Whatevergishishavenotpraisedthee,Indra,orhavepraisedthee,wax
Mightyindeedwhenpraisedbyme!
VIAgni
1.Agni,producedbystrength,dothouwithallthyfiresacceptourprayer:
WiththosethatarewithGods,withthosethatarewithmenexaltoursongs!
2.ForthcometouswithallhisfiresthatAgni,whosethemightyare,
Come,fullygirtaboutwithwealthforusandforourkithandkin!
3.Dothou,OAgni,withthyfiresstrengthenourprayerandsacrifices:
IncitethemtobestowtheirwealthtoaidourserviceoftheGods!
VIISomaPavamana
1.Some,themenofoldwhosegrasswastrimmedaddressedthehymntotheeformightystrengthandfor
renown:
So,hero,urgeusonwardtoheroicpower'
2.Allroundabouthastthouwithglorypiercedforusas'twereaneverfailingwellformentodrink,
Borneonthywayas'twereinfragmentsfrombotharms.
3.Thoudidstproducehim,deathlessone!formortalman,formaintenanceofLawandlovelyAmrita:
Thouevermorehastmovedmakingwealthflowtous.
VIIIIndra
1.PouroutthedropsforIndralethimdrinkthemeathofSomaJuice!
Hethroughhismajestysendsforthhisbounteousgifts.
2.Ispaketothebaycoursers'Lord,tohimwhograntstheboon.ofwealth:
NowhearthesonofAsvaashepraisesthee?
3.Neverwasanyherobornbeforetheemightierthanthou:
Nonecertainlyliketheeinrichesandinpraise.
IXIndra
1.Thouwishestforthykineabull,lordofthycowswhomnonemaykill,
Forthosewholongforhisapproach,forthosewhoturnawayfromhim.
XAgni
1.TheGodwhogivethwealthacceptthefulllibationpouredtohim!
Pouryeitout,thenfillthevesselfullagain,forsotheGodregardethyou!
2.TheGodsmadehimtheHotarpriestofsacrifice,oblationbearer,passingwise.
Agnigiveswealthandvalourtotheworshipper,tomanwhooffersuphisgifts.
XIAgni

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1.Hehathappeared,bestprosperer,inwhommenlaytheirholyacts:
SomayoursongsofpraisecomenightoAgniwhowasborntogivetheAryastrength.
2.Himbeforewhomthepeopleshrinkwhenheperformshisgloriousdeeds,
Himwhowinsthousandsatthesacrifice,himself,thatAgni,reverencewithsongs!
3.AgniofDivoddsa,God,comesforthlikeIndrainhismight.
Rapidlyhathhemovedalonghismotherearthhestandsinhighheaven'sdwellingplace.
XIIAgni
1.Agni,thoupourestlife:senddownuponusfoodandvigorousstrength:
Drivethoumisfortunefaraway!
2.AgniisPavamana,Sage,ChiefPriestofallthefivefoldtribesTohimwhosewealthisgreatwepray.
3.Skilledinthytask,OAgni,poursplendourwithherostrengthonus,Grantingmewealththatnourishes!
XIIIAgni
1.OAgni,holyanddivinewithsplendourandthypleasanttongue.BringthoutheGodsandworshipthem!
2.Wepraytheebathedinbutter,Obrightrayed!wholookestonthesun,BringtheGodshithertothefeast!
3.Sage,wehavekindledthee,thebright,thefeasteronoblation,thee,OAgni,greatinsacrifice!
XIVAgni
I.Adorableinallourprayers,favourus,Agni,withthineaid.
Whattimethepsalmischantedforth!
2.Bringtouseverconqueringwealth,wealth,Agni,worthyofourchoice,
Invincibleinallourfrays!
3.Grantus,OAgni,throughthygracewealthtosupportusevermore,
Thyfavoursothatwemaylive!
XVAgni
1.LetsongsofoursspeedAgniforthlikeafleetcourserintherace,
Andwewillwineachprizethroughhim
2.Agni!thehostwherebywegainkineforourselveswithhelpfromthee,
Thatsendusforthegainofwealth!
3.OAgni,bringuswealthsecure,vastwealthinhorsesandinkine:
Oilthouthesocket,turnthewheel!
4.OAgni,thouhastmadetheSun,theeternalstar,tomountthesky,
Givingtheboonoflighttomen.
5.Thou,Agni,artthepeople'slight,best,dearest,seatedinthyshrine
Watchforthesinger,givehimlife!
XVIAgni
1.Agniisheadandheightofheaven,themasteroftheearthishe:
Hequickeneththewaters'seed.
2.Yea,Agni,thouasLordoflightrulesto'erchoicestgiftsmayI,
Thysinger,finddefenceinthee
3.Upward,OAgni,risethyflames,pureandresplendent,blazinghigh,
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IAgni
1.Who,Agni,isthykin,ofmen?whohonourstheewithsacrifice?
Onwhomdependent?whoartthou?
2.Thekinsman,Agni!ofmankind,theirwellbeiavedfriendartthou,
Afriendwhomfriendsmaysupplicate.
3.BringMitra,Varukia,bringtheGodshitherto.ourgreatsacrifice:
Bringthem,OAgni,tothinehome
IIAgni
1.Meettobeworshippedandimplored,showinginbeautythroughthegloom,
Agni,thestrong,iskindledwell.
2.StrongAgniisenkindledwell,evenasthehorsethatbringstheGods:
Menwithoblationspraytohim.
3.Wewillenkindlethee,thestrong,we,hero!whoaxestrongourselves,
IIIAgni
1.Thymightyflames,OAgni,whenthouartenkindled,riseonhigh,
Thybrightflames,thourefulgentone
2.Beloved!letmyladiesfullofsacredoilcomenightothee.
Agni,acceptourofferings!
3.IpraytoAgnimayhehear!theHotarwithsweettones,thePriest,
Wondrouslysplendid,richinlight,
VAgni
1.OKing,thepotentandterrificenvoy,kindledforstrength,is
manifestinbeauty.
Heshines,observant,withhisloftysplendourchasingblacknighthecomeswithwhiterayedmorning.
2.Havingo'ercometheglimmeringBlackwithbeauty,andbringingforththeDame,thegreatSire'sdaughter,
HoldingalofttheradiantlightsofSurya,asmessengerofheavenheshineswithtreasures.
3.AttendantontheblessedDametheblessedhathcome:theloverfollowethhissister.
Agni,farspreadingwithconspicuouslustre,hathcoverednightwithwhitelyshininggarments.
VIAgni
1.Whatisthepraisewherewith,OGod,Angiras,Agni,SonofStrength,
We,afterthineownwishandthought,
2.Mayservethee,OthouChildofPower,andwithwhatsacrifice'splan?
WhatreverentwordshallIspeakhere?
VIIAgni
1.Agni,comehitherwiththyfireswechoosetheeasourHotarlet
Theprofferedladlefilledwithofferingsbalmthee,bestofpriests,tositonsacredgrass!
2.Foruntothee,OAngiras,OSonofStrength,moveladlesinthesacrifice.
WepraytoAgni,ChildofForce,whoselocksdropoil,foremostinsacrificialrites.
VIIIAgni
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1.Letoursongscomeaneartohimbeauteousandbrightwithpiercingflame,
Oursacrificeswithourhomageuntohimmuchlauded,veryrich,forhelp:
2.ToAgniJatavedas,totheSonofStrength,thathemaygiveuspreciousgifts,
3.Immortal,fromofoldPriestamongmortalmen,whosetonesaresweetestinthehouse!
XAgni
1.InvincibleisAgni,hewhogoesbeforethetribesofmen,
Achariotswiftandevernew.
2.Bybringingofferingsuntohimthemortalworshipperobtains
Ahomefromhimwhoselightispure.
3.InviolablepowerofGods,subduingallhisenemies,Agniismightiestinfame.
XIAgni
1.MayAgni,worshipped,bringusbliss:maythegift,blessedone!andsacrificebringbliss,
Yea,mayoureulogiesbringbliss
2.Showforththemindthatbringssuccessinwarwithfiends,wherewiththouconquerestinfight!
Bringdownthemanyfirmhopesofourenemies,andforthyvictoryletuswin!
XIIAgni
1.OAgnithouwhoarttheLordofwealthinkine,thouSonofStrength,
Bestowonus,OJatavedas,highrenown
2.He,Agni,kindled,goodandwise,mustbeentreatedwitha.song
Shine,thouofmanyforms,shinethouwithwealthonus
3.And,Agni,shiningofthyselfbynightandwhenthemorningbreaks,
Burn,thouwhoseteetharesharp,againsttheRakshasas
XIIIAgni
1.Exertingallourstrengthwiththoughtsofpowerweglorifyinspeech,
Agni,yourdearfamiliarfriend,thedarlingguestofeveryhouse:
2.Whom,servedwithsacrificialoil,likeMitra,menpresentinggifts,
Glorifywiththeirsongsofpraise
3.MuchlaudedJatavedas,himwhosendsoblationsuptoheaven,
PreparedinserviceoftheGods.
XIVAgni
1.Agni,inflamedwithfuel,inmysongIsing,purebright,andstedfastsetinfrontatsacrifice.
WiseJatavedasweimplorewithprayersforgrace,theSage,theHotarpriest,bounteous,andvoidofguile.
2.Men,Agni,ineachage,havemadethee,deathlessone,theirenvoy,offeringbearer,guardadorable.
WithreverenceGodsandmortalshaveestablishedtheeaseverwatchfulandalmightyhouseholdLord.
3.Though,Agniorderingtheworksandwaysofboth,asenvoyoftheGodstraversestboththerealms.
Whenwelayclaimtothyregardandgraciouscare,bethoutousathriceprotectingfriendlyguard?
XVAgni
1.Stillturningtotheiraimintheethesacrificer'ssisterhymns
Havecometotheebeforethewind.
2.Eventhewatersfindtheirplaceinhimwhosethreefoldsacredgrass
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Isspreadunbound,unlimited.

3.ThestationofthebounteousGod,byhisunconquerableaid,

HathafairaspectliketheSun.

CHAPTERIII
IIndra
1.Menwiththeirlaudsareurgingthee,Indra,todrinktheSomafirst.
TheRibhusinaccordhavelifteduptheirvoice,andRudrassungtheeasthefirst.
2.Indra,atsacrifice,increasedhismanlystrength,inthewildraptureofthisjuice:
Andlivingmentoday,evenasofold,singforththeirpraisestohismajesty.
IIIndraAgni
1.IndraandAgni!singersskilledinmelody,withlauds,hymnyou:
Ichooseyoubothtobringmefood.
2.IndraandAgni!yeshookdown,together,withonemightyrdeed,TheninetyfortswhichDasasheld.
3.ToIndraandtoAgniprayersgoforwardfromtheholytask,AlongthepathofsacredLaw.
4.IndraandAgni,powersareyours,yoursareoblationsanoabodes:Goodisyourzealousenergy.
IIIIndra
1.Indra,withallthysavinghelpsassistus,Lordofpowerandmight!
Foraftertheewefollowevenasgloriousbliss,thee,hero,finderoutofwealth!
2.Increaserofoursteedsandmultiplyingkine,agoldenwell,GGod,artthou,
Fornoonemayimpairthegiftlaidupinthee.BringmewhateverthingIask!
IVIndra
1.Forthoucometotheworshipper!wiltfindgreatwealthtomakeusrich.
Fillthyselffull,OMaghavan,forgainofkine,full,Indra,forthegainofsteeds!
2.Thouasthygiftbestowestmanyhundredherds,yea,manythousandsdostthougive.
Withsingers'hymnshavewebroughtthefortrendernear,singingtoIndraforhisgrace.
VAgni
1.Tohimwhodealethoutallwealth,thesweettonedHotarpriestofmen,
Tohim,likethefirstvesselsfilledwithsavouryjuice,toAgniletthelaudsgoforth!
2.Votaries,bounteousgivers,deckhimwiththeirsongs,evenasthesteedwhodrawsthecar.
Toboth,strongLordofmen!tokithandkinconveythebountiesofourwealthylords!
VIVaruna
1.Hearthismycall,OVaruna,andshowthygraciouslovetoday:
DesiringhelpIlongforthee!
VIIIndra
1.OHero,withwhataiddostthoudelightus,withwhatsuccourbring,
Richestothosewhoworshipthee?
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VIIIIndra
1.Indra,forserviceoftheGods,Indrawhilesacrificeproceeds,
Indra,asworshippers,inbattleshockwecall,Indrathatwemaywinthespoil.
2.WithmighthathIndraspreadoutheavenandearth,withpowerhathindralightenuptheSun.InIndraareall
creaturescloselyheldinhimmeetthedistillingSomadrops.
IXVisvakarman
1.Bring,Visvakarmanstrengthenedbyoblation,thyself,thybody'tisthineownforworship
Letothermenaroundusliveinfollyhereletushave',arichandliberalpatron!
XSomaPavamana
1.Withthishisgoldensplendourpurifyinghim,hewithhisownalliessubduesallenemies.asSurawithhis
ownallies.
Cleansinghimselfwithstreamofjuiceheshinesforthyellowhuedandred,whenwithhispraisershe
encompassesallforms,withpraisershavingsevenmouths.
2.Hemovesintelligentdirectedtotheeast.Theeverybeauteouscarrivalsthebeamsoflight,thebeautiful
celestialcar.
Hymns,laudingmanlyvalour,cameincitingIndratosuccess,thatyemaybeunconquered,boththyboltand
thou,bothbeunconqueredinthewar.
3.ThattreasureofthePanisthoudiscoveredst.ThouwiththeMothersdeckesttheeinthineabode,with,songs
ofworshipinthinehome.
As'twerefromfarawayisheardthepsalmwherehymnsresoundinjoy.He,withthetripleDamesredhued,
hathwonlifepower,he,gleaming,hathwonvitalstrength.
XIPusan
1.Yea,causeourhymntogainforuscattleandsteedsandstoreofwealth,
Thatitmayhelpusmanfully!
XIIMaruts
1.Heroesofrealstrength,yemarkeitherthesweatofhimwhotoils,
Orhisdesirewhosupplicates.
XIIIVisvedevas
1.TheSonsofimmortalityshalllistentooursongsofpraise,
Andbeexceedingkindtous.
XIVHeavenandEarth
1.Tobothofyou,OHeavenandEarth,webringourloftysongofpraise,
Purepair!toglorifyyouboth.
2.Yesanctifyeachother'sformbyyourownproperstrengthyerule:
Furtherthesacrificeevermore!
3.Promotingandfulfilling,ye,mightyones,perfectMitra'slaw:
Yesitaroundoursacrifice.

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XVIndra
1.Thisisthineown.Thoudrawestnear,asturnsapigeontohismate:
Thoucarest,too,forthisourprayer.
2.Ohero,Lordofbounties,praisedinhymns,maygloriousfameandmight
Behiswhosingsthelaudtothee
3.LordofaHundredPowers,riseuptobeoursuccourinthisfight:
Inotherfightsletusagree
XVIOblations
1.Yecows,protectthefount:thetwomightyonesblessthesacrifice.
Thehandlestwainarewroughtofgold.
2.Thepressingstonesaresetatwork:themeathispouredintothetank
Attheoutsheddingofthefount.
3.Withreverencetheydrainthefountthatcircleswithitswheelabove.
Exhaustless,withthemouthbelow.
XVIIIndra
1.Letusnottireorbeafraidwiththee,themighty,forourfriend!
MayweseeTurvasaandYadu!thygreatdeed,Ohero,mustbeglorified.
2.Onhislefthiptheherohathreclinedhimself:theprofferedfeastoffendshimnot.
Themilkisblendedwiththehoneyofthebee:quicklycomehither,haste,anddrink!
XVIIIIndra
1.Maythesemysongsofpraiseexaltthee,Lord,whohastabundantwealth!
Menskilledinholyhymns,pure,withthehuesoffire,have
sungthemwiththeirlaudstothee.
2.He,whenathousandRishishaveenhancedhismight,hathlikeanoceanspreadhimself.
Hismajestyispraisedastrueatsolemnrites,hispowerwhereholysingersrule.
XIXIndra
1.GoodLordofwealthishetowhomallAryas,Dasasherebelong.
Directlyuntothee,thepiousRusamaPaviru,isthatwealthbroughtnigh.
2.Inzealoushastethesingershavesungforthasongdistilling
fatness,richinsweets.
Richeshavespreadamongusandheroicstrength,withusareflowingSomadrops.
XXSomaPavamana
1.Flowtous,Indu,verystrong,effused,withwealthofkineandsteeds,
Anddothoulayabovethemilkthyradianthue
2.Lordofthetawny,Indu,thouwhoarttheGods'mostspecialfood,
Asfriendtofriend,forsplendourbethougoodtomen!
3.Driveutterly,farawayfromuseachgodless,eachvoraciousfoe
OIndu,overcomeanddrivethefalseafar!
XXISomaPavamana.
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1.Theybalmhim,balmhimover,balmhimthoroughly,caress.themightystrengthandbalmitwiththemeath.
TheyseizetheflyingSteeratthestream'sbreathingplacecleansingwithgoldtheygrasptheanimalherein.
2.SingforthtoPavamanaskilledinholysong!thejuiceisflowingonwardlikeamightystream.
Heglidethlikeaserpentfromhisancientskin,andlikea.playfulhorsethetawnySteerhathrun.
3.Dwellerinfloods,King,foremost,hedisplayshismight,setamonglivingthingsasmeasureofdays.
Distillingoilheflows,fair,billowy,goldenhued,borneoncaroflight,sharingonhomewithwealth.

BOOKVIII
CHAPTERI
IAgni
1.Withallthyfires,OAgni,findpleasureinthisoursacrifice,
Andthisourspeech,OsonofStrength!
2.Whate'er,inthisperpetualcourse,wesacrificetoGodandGod,
Thatgiftisofferedbutinthee.
3.MayhebeourbelovedKingandexcellentsweettonedHotarmay
Wewithbrightfiresbedeartohim
IIIndra
1.ForyoufromeverysidewecallIndraawayfromothermen
Ours,andnoneothers,mayhebe!
2.Unclose,ourmanlyhero!thouforeverbounteous,yondercloud
Forus,thouirresistible
3.Asthestrongbullleadsontheherds,hestirsthepeoplewithhismight,
Therulerirresistible.
IIIAgni
1.Wonderful,withthysavinghelp,sendusthybounties,graciousLord!
Thouartthecharioteer,Agni,ofearthlywealth:findrestandsafetyforourseed!
2.Prosperourkithandkinwiththyprotectingpowersinviolate,nevernegligent!
Keepfarfromus,OAgni,allcelestialwrath.andwickednessofgodlessmen!
IVVishnu
1.What,Vishnu,isthenamethatthouproclaimestwhenthoudeclaredst,IamSipivishta?
Hidenotthisformfromus,norkeepitsecret,sincethoudidstwearanothershapeinbattle.
2.Thisofferingtoday,OSipivishta,I,skilledinrules,extol,totheethenoble.
Yea,I,thepoorandweak,praisethee,themighty,whodwellestintherealmbeyondthisregion.
3.OVishnu,untotheemylipscryVashat!Letthismineoffering,Sipivishta,pleasethee!
Maythesemysongsofeulogyexaltthee!Doyepreserveusevermorewithblessings!
VVayu,IndraandVayu
I.Vayu,thebrightisofferedthee,bestofthemeath,atmorningrites.
ComethoutodrinktheSomajuice,God,longedforonthyteamdrawncar!
2.OVayu,thouandIndraaremeetdrinkersoftheseSomadraughts,
Foruntoyouthedropsproceedlikewatersgatheringtothevale.
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3.VayuandIndra,mightytwain,borneononechariot,Lordsofstrength,

Cometooufsuccourwithyoursteeds,thatyemaydrinkthe

Somajuice!
VISomaPavamana
1.Thenthou,madebeautifulbynight,enterestintomightydeeds,
WhenprayersimpelthegoldenhuedtohastenfromVivasvan'splace.
2.Wecleansethisgladdeningdrinkofhis,thejuicewhichIndrachieflydrinks,
Thatwhichkinetookintotheirmouths,oFold,andprincestakeitnow.
3.Thywiththeancientpsalmhavesungtohimasheispurified,
AndsacredsongswhichbeartheDamesofGodshavesupplicatedhim.
VIAgni
1.WithhomagewillIreverencethee,Agni,likealongtailedsteed,
ImperialLordofholyrites.
2.MaythefarstridingSonofStrength,ourfriendwhobringsfelicity,
Whopourshisgiftslikerain,beours
3.Fromnearandfarawaydothou,theeverlasting,evermore
Protectusfromthesinfulman!
VIIIIndra
1.Thouinthybattles,Indra,artsubduerofallhostilebands.
Fatherartthou,allconquering,cancellingthecurse,thouvictorofthevanquisher!
2.Theearthandheavenclingclosetothyvictoriousmight,assireandmothertotheirchild.
WhenthouattackestVritra,allthehostilebandsshrinkandfaint,Indra,atthywrath.
IXIndra
1.ThesacrificemadeIndragreatwhenheunrolledtheearth,andmade
Himselfadiademinheaven.
2.InSoma'secstasyIndraspreadthefirmamentandrealmsoflight,
WhenhecleftValalimbfromlimb.
3.Showingthehidden,hedraveforththecowsfortheAngirasas,
AndValahecastheadlongdown.
XIndra
1.ThouspeedestdowntosuccourusthiseverconqueringGodofyours,
Himwhoisdrawntoalloursongs
2,Thewarriorwhomnonemaywound,theSomadrinkerne'ero'erthrown,
Thechieftainofresistlessmight.
3.OIndra,sendusriches,thouomniscient,worthyofourhymns:
Helpusinthedecisivefray!
XIIndra
1.Thatloftypowerandmightofthine,thystrengthandthineintelligence,
Andthysurpassingthunderbolt,thewishmakeskeen.
2.OIndra,heavenandearthaugmentthymanlyforceandthyrenown:
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Thewatersandthemountainsstirandurgetheeon:

3.Vishnuintheloftyrulingpower,Varuna,Mitrasingthypraise:

IntheetheMaruts'companyhavegreatdelight.
XIIAgni
1.OAgni,God,thepeoplesingreverentpraisetotheeforstrength:
Withterrorstroublethouthefoe
2.Wiltthounot,Agni,lendusaidtowinthecattle,winthewealth?
Makerofroom,makeroomforus
3.Inthegreatfightcastusnotoff,Agni,asonewhobearsaload:
Snatchupthewealthandwinitall!
XIIIIndra
1.Beforehishotdispleasureallthepeoples,allthemenbowdown,
Asriversbowthemtothesea.
2.EvenfiercelymovingVritra'sheadheservedwithhisthunderbolt,
Hismightyhundredknottedbolt.
3.ThatmightofhisshonebrightlyforthwhenIndrabroughttogether,like
Askin,theworldsofheavenandearth.
XIVIndra
1.Kindthoughtedisthenoble,gladdening,friendlyone.
2.Approach,Obeauteoushero,thisauspiciouspairthatdrawsthecar!
Thesetwoarecomingneartous.
3.Bendlowlydown,as'twere,yourbeads:bestandsamidthewaterflood,
Pointingwithhistenhornstheway.

CHAPTERII
IIndra
1.Pressers,blendSomajuiceforhim,eachdraugbtmostexcellent,forhim
Thebrave,the:hero,forhisjoy!
2.Thetwostroingbaysteeds,vokedbyprayer,hithershallbringtousourfriend,
Indra,songlover,throughoursongs.
3.TheVritraslayerdrinksthejuice.Mayhewhogivesahundred
aids
Approach,norstayafarfromus!
IIIndra
1.Letthedropspasswithintheeastheriversflowintothesea
OIndra,naughtexcelleththee.
2.'Thou'wakefulhero,bythymighthasttakenfoodofSomajuice,
Which,Indra,iswithintheenow.
3.OIndra,Vritraslayer,letSomabereadyforthymaw,Thedropsbereadyforthyforms!
IIIAgni
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1.Help,thouwhoknowestlauds,thiswork,alovelyhymninRudra'spraise,
Adorableineveryhouse
2.MaythisourGod,great,limitless,smokebannered,excellentlybright,
Urgeustoholythoughtandwealth
3.Likesomarichlordofmen,mayhe,Agni,thebanneroftheGods,
Refulgent,hearusthroughourlauds!
IVIndra
1.Singthis,besidetheflowingjuice,tohim,yourhero,muchinvoked,
TopleasehimasamightyBull!
2.He,excellent,withholdethnothisbounteousgiftofwealthinkine.
Whenliebathlistenedtooursongs.
3.Mayhewithmightuncloseforusthecow'sstall,whosesoe'eritbe,
TowhichtheDasyuslayergoes!
VVishnu
1.ThroughallthisworldstrodeVishnu:thricehisfootheplanted,andthewhole
Wasgatheredinhisfootstep'sdust.
2.Vishnu,theguardian,hewhomnonedeceiveth,madethreesteps,thenceforth
Establishinghishighdecrees.
3.LookyeonVishnu'sworkswherebythefriendofIndra,closeallied,
Hathlethisholywaysbeseen
4.TheprincesevermorebeholdthatloftiestplaceofVishnu,like
Aneyeextendedthroughtheheavens.
5.This,Vishou'sstationmostsublime,thesages,evervigilant,
Loversofholysong,lightup.
6.MaytheGodshelpandfavourusoutoftheplacewhenceVishnustrode
Overthebackandridgeofearth.
VIIndra
1.Letnone,no,notthyworshippers,delaytheefarawayfromus!
Evenfromfarawaycomethouuntoourfeast,orlistenitalreadyhere!
2.Forhere,likeritesonhoney,thosewhopraytotheesitbythejuicethattheyhavepoured.
WealthcravingsingershaveonIndrasettheirhope,asmensetfootuponacar.
VIIIndra
1.Sungisthesongofancienttime:toIndrahaveyesaidtheprayer.
TheyhavesungmanyaBrihatiofsacrifice,pouredforththeworshipper'smanythoughts.
2.Indrahathtossedtogethermightystoresofwealth,andboththeworlds,yea,andthesun.
Pure,brightlyshining,mingledwiththemilk,thedraughtsofSomahavemadeIndraglad.
VIIISomaPavamana
1.ForVritraslayingIndra,thou,Soma,artpouredthathemaydrink,
Andfortheguerdongivingman,theherosittinginhisseat.
2.Friends,maytheprinces,yeandwe,obtainthismostresplendentone,
Gainhimwhohaththesmellofstrength,winhimwhosehomeisverystrength!
3.Himwiththefleecetheypurify,brown,goldenhued,belovedofall.
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Whowithexhilaratingjuiceflowsforthtoallthedeities.
IXIndra
1.Indrawhosewealthisinthyself,whatmortalwillattackthisman?
Thestrongwillwinthespoilonthedecisivedaythroughfaithinthee,OMaghavan!
2.Inbattleswiththefoeurgeonourmightyoneswhogivethetreasuresdeartothee
Andmaywewithourprinces,Lordoftawnysteeds!passthroughallperil,ledbythee!
XIndra
1.Come,priest,andofthesavouryjuicepourforthayetmoregladdeningdraught!
Soistheheropraisedwhoeverprospersus.
3.Indra,whomtawnycoursersbear,praisesuchasthine,preeminent,
Nonebyhispowerorbyhisgoodnesshathattained.
3.We,seekingglory,haveinvokedthisGodofyours,theLordofwealth,
Whomustbemagnifiedbyconstantsacrifice.
XIAgni
1.Singpraisetohim,theLordoflight.TheGodshavemadetheGodtobetheirmessenger,
TobearoblationtotheGods.
2.Agni,thebounteousgiver,brightwithvariedflames,laudthou,OsingerSobhari,
HimwhocontrolsthissacredfoodwithSomablent,whohathfirstclaimtosacrifice!
XIISomaPavamana
1.Expressedbystones,OSoma,andurgedthroughthelongwoolofthesheep,
Thou,enteringthepressboards,evenasmenafort,goldbued,hastsettledinthevats.
2.Hebeautifieshimselfthroughthesheep'slongfinewool,thebounteous,liketheracingsteed,
EvenSomaPavamanawhoshallbethejoyofsagesandofholybards.
XIIIIndra
1.Here,verily,yesterdaywelettheThunderwielderdrinkhisfill.
Bringhimthejuicepouredforthinsacrificetoday!Nowrangeyoubythegloriousone!
2.Eventhewolf,thesavagebeastthatrendsthesheep,followsthepathofhisdecrees.
Sograciouslyaccepting,Indra,thisourpraise,withwondrousthoughtcomeforthtous!
XIVIndraAgni
1.IndraandAgni,inyourdeedsofmightyedeckheaven'slucidrealms:
Famedisthatherostrengthofyours.
2.ToIndraandtoAgniprayersgoforwardfromtheholytask.
AlongthepathofsacredLaw.
3.IndraandAgni,powersareyours,yoursareoblationsandabodes:
Goodisyourzealousenergy.
XVIndra
1.Whoknowswhatvitalpowerhewins,drinkingbesidetheflowingjuice?
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ThisisthefaircheekedGodwho,joyinginthedraught,breaksdownthecastlesinhisstrength.

2.Asawildelephantrusheson,thiswayandthatwaymadwith

heat,

Nonemayrestrainthee,yetcomehithertothedraught!Thou,movestmightyinthypower.

3.Whenhe,theterrible,ne'ero'erthrown,stedfast,madereadyforthefight

WhenIndraMaghavanliststohispraiser'scall,hewillnotstandaloof,butcome.
XVISomaPavamana
1.ThePavamanashavebeenpoured,thebrilliantdropsofSomajuice,
Forholyloreofeverykind.
2.Fromheaven,fromoutthefirmamenthathPavamAnabeeneffused
Uponthebackandridgeofearth.
3.ThePavamanashavebeenshed,thebeautifiedswiftSomadrops,
Drivingallenemiesafar.
XVIIIndraAgni
I.IndraandAgniIinvoke,jointvictors,bounteous,unsubdued,
Foeslayers,besttowinthespoil.
2.IndraandAgni,singersskilledinmelodyhymnyoubringinglauds:
Ichooseyoubothtobringmefood.
3.Together,withonemightydeed,IndraandAgni,yeshookdown.
TheninetyfortswhichDasasheld.
XVIIIAgni
1.OChildofStrength,totheewhoselookislovely,withoblationswe,
OAgni,havepouredforthoursongs.
2.Totheeforshelterarewecome,astotheshadefromferventheat,
Agni,whoglitterestlikegold
3.Mightyasonewhoslayswithshafts,orlikeabullwithsharpenedhorn,
Agni,thoubrakestdowntheforts.
XIXAgni
1.Togiveeternalglow,weprayVaisvanaratheholyone,Lordofthelightofsacrifice.
2.Who,furtheringthelightofLaw,hathspreadhimselftomeetthiswork:
Hesendstheseasons,mightyone.
3.Loveofwhatisandwhatshallbe,Agni,inhisbelovedforms,
ShinesforthaloneassovranLord.

CHAPTERIII
IAgni
1.WiseAgni,intheancientway,makinghisbodybeautiful,
Hathbeenexaltedbythesage.
2.IinvocatetheChildofStrength,Agniwhoseglowisbrightandpure,
Inthiswellorderedsacrifice.
3.So,Agni,richinmanyfriends,withfierysplendourseatthyself.
WithGodsuponoursacredgrass!
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IISomaPavamana
1.Othouwithstonesforarms,thypowers,rendingthefiends,haveraisedthemselves:
Driveoffthefoeswhocompassus
2.Henceconqueringwithmightwhencarmeetscar,andwhentheprizeisstaked,
WithfearlessheartwillIsingpraise.
3.None,evilminded,mayassailthisPavamana'sholylaws
Crushhimwhofainwouldfightwiththee!
4.ForIndratothestreamstheyurgethetawnyrapturedroppingsteed,
Indu,thebringerofdelight.
IIIIndra
1.Comehither,Indra,withbaysteeds,joyous,withtailslikepeacocks'plumes!
Letnomencheckthycourseasfowlersstaythebird:passo'erthemaso'erdesertlands!
2.Vritra'sdevourer,hewhoburstthecloud,brakeforts,anddravethefloods,
Indra,whomountshischariotathisbaysteeds'cry,shatterse'enthingsthatstandmostfirm.
3.Likepoolsofwaterdeepandfull,likekinethoucherishestthymight
Likethemilchcowsthatgowellguardedtothemead,likewaterbrooksthatreachthelake.
IVIndra
1.Evenasthewildbull,whenhethirsts,goestothedesert'swaterypool,
Comehitherquicklybothatmorningandateve,andwiththeKanvasdrinkthyfill!
2.Maythedropsgladdenthee,LordIndra,andobtainbountyforhimwhopoursthejuice!
Soma,shedinthepress,thoustolestanddidstdrink,andhencehastwonsurpassingmight.
VIndra
I.ThouasaGod.Omightiest,verilyblessestmortalman.
OMaghavan,thereisnocomforterbutthou:Indra,Ispeakmywordstothee.
2.Letnotthybounteousgifts,letnotthysavinghelpallfailusgoodLord,atanytime!
Andmeasureouttous,thouloverofmankind,allricheshitherwardfrommen
VIDawn
I.ThisLady,excellentandkind,afterhersistershiningforth,DaughterofHeaven,hathshownherself.
2.Red,likeamare,andbeautiful,holy,themotherofthekine,TheDawnbecametheAsvins'friend.
3.Yea,andthouarttheAsvins',friendthemotherofthecowsartthou:ODawn,thourulesoverwealth
VIIAsvins
1.NowMorningwithherearliestlightshinesforth,deardaughteroftheSky:
High,Asvins,Iextolyourpraise
2.ChildrenofOcean,mightyones,discoverersofriches,Gods,
Findersoftreasurethroughourprayer!
3.Yourloftycoursershastenovertheeverlastingrealm,wheayourcarflieswithwingedsteeds.
VIIIDawn
1.ODawnwhohastastoreofwealth,bringuntousthatsplendidgift
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Wherewithwemaysupportchildrenandchildren'ssons

2.ThouradiantLadyofsweetstrains,withwealthofhorsesandofkine

Shinethouonusthisday,ODawn,auspiciously

3.ODawnwhohastastoreofwealth,yokeredsteedstothycartoday.

Thenbringusalldelightandallfelicities
IXAsvins
1.OAsvins,wonderfulinact,doyeunanimousdirect
Yourchariottoourhomewealthyinkineandgold!
2.Hithermaytheywhowakeatdawnbring,todrinkSoma,boththeGods,
Healthgivers,wonderworkers,borneonpathsofgold!
3.Yewhobroughtdownthehymnfromheaven,alightthatgivethlighttomen,
Doye,OAsvins,bringstrengthhitheruntous!
XAgni
1.IthinkofAgniwhoiskind,whom,astheirhome,themilchkineseek
Whomfleetfootcoursersseekashome,andstrongenduring,steedsashome.
Bringfoodtothosewhosingthypraise!
2.ForAgni,Godofallmankind,givesthestrongcoursertotheman.
Agnigivesreadygearforwealth,hegivesthebestwhenheixpleased.
Bringfoodtothosewhosingthypraise!
3.TheAgniwhoispraisedaskind,towhomthemilchkinecome.inherds,
Towhomtheracers,swiftoffoot,towhomourwellbornprincescome.Bringfoodtothosewhosingthypraise!
XIDawn
1.OheavenlyDawn,awakenustoampleopulencetoday,
EvenasthoudidstwakenuswithSatyasravas,Vayya's,Son,highborn!delightfulwiththysteeds!
2.Daughterofheaven,thoudawnedstofSunitha,Suchadratha'sson
Sodawnthouononemightierstill,onSatyasravas,Vayya'sson,highborn!delightfulwiththysteeds!
3.Sobringingtreasure,shinetodayonus,thoudaughter,oftheSky,
Asononemightierthouhastdawned,onSatyasravas,Vayya'sson,highborn!delightfulwiththysteeds!
XIIAsvins
1.Tomeetyourtreasurebringingcar,thecarthatismostdeartous,
AsvinstheRishiisprepared,yourworshipperwith,songsofpraise.Loversofsweetness,hearmycall
2.Pass,Asvins,overallaway.MayIobtainyouformyself,
Wonderful,withyourgoldenpaths,mostgracious,bringersoftheflood!Loversofsweetness,hearmycall!
3.Cometous,OyeAsvinstwain,bringingyourprecioustreasures,come
YeRudras,onyourpathsofgold,rejoicing,withyourstoreofwealth!Loversofsweetness,hearmycall!
XIIIAgni
1.Agniiswakenedbythepeople'sfueltomeettheDawnwhocomethlikeamilchcow.
Likeyoungtreesshootinguponhightheirbranches,hisflamesmountingtothevaultofheaven.
2.FortheGods'worshiphaththepriestbeenwakened:kindAgnihatharisenerectatmorning.
Kindled,hisradiantmightismadeapparent,andthegreatGodhathbeensetfreefromdarkness.
3.Whenhehathrousedthelineofhisattendants,withthebrightmilkbrightAgniisanointed.
Thenispreparedtheeffectualoblation,whichspreadinfront,withtongues,erect,hedrinketh,
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XIVDawn
1.Thislightiscome,amidalllightsthefairest:bornisthebrilliant,farextendingbrightness.
Night,sentawayforSavitar'suprising,hathyieldedupabirthplaceforthemorning.
2.Thefair,thebrightiscomewithherwhiteoffspringtohertheDarkonehathresignedherdwelling.
Akin,immortal,followingeachother,changingtheircoloursboththeheavensmoveonward.
3.Common,unendingisthesisters'pathway:taughtbytheGodsalternatelytheytravel,
Fairformed,ofdifferenthuesandyetoneminded,NightandDawnclashnot,neitherdotheytarry.
XVAsvins
1.Agni,thebrightfaceoftheDawns,isshining:thesingers'piousvoiceshaveascended.
Borneonyourchariot,Asvins,turnyouhither,andcomeuntoourbrimmingwarmlibation!
2.Mostfrequentguests,theyscornnotwhatisready:evennowthelaudedAsvinsarebesideus.
Withpromptestaidtheycomeatmornandevening,theworshipper'smosthealthfulguardsfromtrouble.
3.Yea,comeatmilkingtime,atearlymorning,atnoonofday,andwhentheSunissetting,
Byday,atnight,withmostauspiciousfavour!NotonlynowthedraughthathdrawntheAsvins.
XVIDawn
1.TheseDawnshaveraisedtheirbanner:intheeasternhalfofmiddleairtheyspreadabroadtheirshininglight.
Likeheroeswhopreparetheirweaponsforthefray,thecowsarecomingon,themothers,redofhue.
2.Rapidlyhavetheruddybeamsoflightshotup:theredcowshavetheyharnessed,easytobeyoked.
TheDawnshavemadetheirpathwaysasinformertimes:redhued,theyhaveattainedrefulgentbrilliancy.
3.Theysingtheirsonglikewomenactiveintheirtasks,alongtheircommonpathhitherfromfaraway,
Bringingrefreshmenttotheliberaldevotee,yea,allthingstotheworshipperwhopoursthejuice.
XVIIAsvins
1.Agniiswakened:Suryarisethfromtheearth.BrightDawnhathopenedoutthemightytwainwithlight.
TheAsvinshaveequippedtheirchariotforthecourse.GodSavitarhathrousedtheworldinsundryways.
2.When,OyeAsvins,yeequipyourmightycar,withfatnessandwithhoneybalm,yetwain,ourpower!
Toourdevotiongivevictoriousstrengthinwar:maywewinrichesintheheroes'strifeforspoil!
3.NightouscometheAsvins'laudedthreewheeledcar,thecarladenwithmeathanddrawnbyfleetfoot
steeds,
Threeseated,opulent,bestowingalldelight:mayitbringwealtous,tocattleandtomen!
XVIIISomaPavamana
1.Thystreamsthatneverfailorwasteflowforthlikeshowersofrainfromheaven,
Tobringathousandstoresofwealth.
2.He,flowsbeholdingonhiswayallwellbelovedsacredlore,
Greentinted,brandishinghisarms.
3.He,whenthepeopledeckhimlikeadocilekingofelephants,
Sitsasafalconinthewood.
4.Sobringthouhitherwardtous,Indu,whilethouartpurified.
Alltreasuresbothofheavenandearth!

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ISomaPavamana
1.Forwardhaveflowedthestreamsofpower,ofthisthemightyoneeffused,
OfhimwhowaitsupontheGods.
2.Thesingerspraisehimwiththeirsong,andlearnedpriestsadornthesteed
Bornasthelightthatmeritslaud.
3.Thesethingsthouwinnestquickly,whilemencleansethee,Soma,noblyrich!
IIIndra
1.ThisBrahman,comerattheduetime,namedIndra,isrenownedandpraised.
2.Totheealone,OLordofStrength,go,asitwere,allsongsofpraise.
3.Likestreamsofwaterontheirway,letbounties,Indra,flowfromthee!
IIIIndra
1.Evenasacartogiveusaid,wedrawtheenightofavourus,
Stronginthydeeds,quellingattack,Indra,Lord,mightiest!ofthebrave.
2.Greatinthoupowerandwisdom,strong,withthoughtthatcomprehendethall!
Widehastthouspreadinmajesty.
3.Thouverymightyone,whosehandsbyvirtueofthygreatnesswield
Thegoldenboltthatbeaksitsway!
IVAgni
1.Hewhohathlightedupthejoyouscastle,wisecourserlikethesteedofcloudyheaven,
BrightliketheSunwithhundredfoldexistence
2.He,doublyborn,hathspreadinhiseffulgencethroughthethreeluminousrealms,throughalltheregions,
BestsacrificingPriestwherewatersgather.
3.Priestdoublyborn,hethroughhisloveofgloryhathinhiskeepingallthingsworththechoosing.
Themanwhobringshimgiftshathnobleoffspring.
VAgni
1.Agni,withhymnsmaywenowaccomplishthatwhichthoulovest,
Strength,likeahorseauspicious,withservice!
2.For,Agni,thouartnowthepromoterofstrengthauspicious,
Loftysacrifice,powereffective.
3.Throughtheseourpraises,comethoutomeetus,brightasthesunlight,
Agni,kindlywithallthyfaces!
VIAgni
1.ImmortalJatavedas,thoubrighthuedrefulgentgiftofDawn.
Agni,thisdaytohimwhopaysoblationsbringtheGodswhowakenwiththemorn!
2.Forthouartofferingbearer,welllovedmessenger,andcharioteerofholyrites.
AccordantwiththeAsvinsandwithDawngrantusheroicstrengthandloftyfame!
VIIIndra
1.TheoldhathwakedtheyoungMoonfromhisslumberwhorunshiscirclingcoursewithmanyroundhim
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BeholdtheGod'shighwisdominitsgreatness:hewhodiedyesterdaytodayisliving.

2.StrongistheredBirdinhisstrength,greathero,whofromofoldbathhadnonesttodwellin.

Thatwhichheknowsistruthandneveridle:hewinsandgivesthewealthdesiredofmany.

3.ThroughtheseThunderergainedstrongmanlyvigour,throughwhomhewaxedinstrengthtoslaughter
Vritra

ThesewhothroughmightofactualoperationsprangforthasGodsincourseofLawandOrder.
VIIIMaruts
1.HereistheSomareadypressed:ofthistheMaruts,yea,ofthis
Selfluminous,theAsvins,drink.
2.Ofthis,moreover,purified,setinthreeplaces,procreant,
DrinkVaruna,Mitra,Aryaman.
3.Yea,Indra,liketheHotarpriest,willintheearlymorning
drink,
Atpleasure,ofthemilkyjuice:
IXSurya
1.Verily,Surya,thouartgreattruly,Aditya,thouartgreat.
Omostadmiredforgreatnessofthymajesty,God,bythygreatn.essthouartgreat.
2.Yea,Surya,thouartgreatinfame:thouevermore,OGod,artgreat.
ThoubythygreatnessarttheGods'HighPriest,divine,farspreadunconquerablelight.
XIndra
1.Come,Lordofrapturousjoys,toourlibationswiththybaysteeds,come
Withbaysteedstoourflowingjuice!
2.KnownasbestVritraslayererst,asIndra$atakratu,come
Withbaysteedstoourflowingjuice!
3.For,Vritraslayer,thouarthewhodrinksthesedropsofSomacome
Withbaysteedstoourflowingjuice!
XIIndra
1.Bringtothewise,thegreat,whowaxethmightyyourofferingsandmakereadyyourdevotion.
Goforthtomanytribesasman'scontroller!
2.ForIndrathesublime,thefarpervading,havesingersgenerateoprayerandpraises
Thesagesneverviolatehisstatutes.
3.ThechoirshaveestablishedIndraKingforeverforvictoryhim,whoseangerisresistless:
Andforthebays'Lordstrengthenedthoseheloveth.
XIIIndra
1.IfI,OIndra,werethelordofrichesampleasthineown,
Iwouldsupportthesinger,Godwhoscatterestwealth!and,notabandonhimtowoe.
2.EachdaywouldIenrichthemanwhosangmypraise,inwhatsoeverplacehewere.
Nokinshipistherebetter,Maghavan,thanthine:afathereven,isnomore.
XIIIIndra
1.Herethouthecallofthejuicedrinkingpressstone:markthouthesage'shymnwhosingsandlaudsthee!
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Taketothineinmostselftheseadorations!

2.Iknowandne'erforgetthehymnsandpraisesofthee,theconqueror,ofthypowerimmortal.

ThynameIeverutter,selfrefulgent!

3.Amongmankindmanyarethylibations,andmanyatimethepioussageinvokesthee.

OMaghavan,benotlongdistantfromus!
XIVIndra
1.SingstrengthtoIndrathatshall.sethischariotintheforemost
place!
Giverofroominclosestfight,slayeroffoesinshockofwar,bethouourgreatencorager!Lettheweak
bowstringsbreakuponthebowsofourweakmies!
2.ThoudidstdestroytheDragon:thousentesttheriversdowntoEarth.
Foeless,OIndra,wastthouborn.Thoutendestwelleachchoicestthing.Thereforewedrawusclosetothee.Let
theweakbowstringsbreakuponthebowsofourweakenemies!
Destroyedbeallmaligniticsandallourenemy'sdesigns!
3.Thyboltthoucastestatthefoe,OIndra,whowouldsmiteusdead:thyliberalbountygivesuswealth.Letthe
weakbowstringsbreakuponthebowsofourweakenemies!
XVIndra
1.Richbethepraiserofonerichandliberal,Lordofdays!likethee:
Highrankbehiswholaudsthejuice!
2.Hiswealthwhohathnostoreofkinehathne'erfoundoutrecitedlaud,
Norsongofpraisesthatissung.
3.Giveusnot,Indra,asapreyuntothescornfulortheproud:
Help,mightyone,withpowerandmight!
XVIIndra
1.Comehither,Indra,withthybays,comethoutoKanva'seulogy!
YebycommandofyonderDyaus,Godbrightbyday!havegonetoheaven.
2.Thestones'rimshakestheSomaherelikeawolfworryingasheep.
YebycommandofyonderDyaus,GodbrightbydayIhavegonetoheaven.
3.Maythestonebringtheeasitspeaks,theSomastonewithringingvoice!
YebycommandofyonderDyaus,Godbrightbyday!havegonetoheaven.
XVIISomaPavamana
1.ForIndraflowmostrichinsweets,OSoma,bringinghimdelight!
2.Bright,meditatingsacredsong,thesejuiceshavesentVayuforth.
3.TheyweresentforthtofeasttheGods,likechariotsspeedingintherace.
XVIIIAgni
1.AgniIdeemourHotarpriest,munificentwealthgiver,SonofStrength,whoknowethallthatisevenasthe
Sagewhoknowethall.
Lordoffairrites,aGodwithformerectedturningtotheGods,hewhentheflamehathsprungforthfromthe
holyoil,theofferedfatness,longsforitasitgrowsbright.
2.We,sacrificing,callonthebestworshippertheeeldestofAngirasas,singer!withhyrnns,thee,brilliantone!
withsingers'hymn
Thee,wanderinground,as'twerethesky,theewhoartHotarpriestofmen,whom,Bullwithhairofflame,the
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peoplemustobserve,tilepeoplethathespeedthemon.

3.HewithhisblazingPowerrefulgentfarandwide,heverilyitiswhoconquersdemonfoes,conquersthe
demonslikeanaxe:

Atwhoseclosetouchthingssolidpartgandwhatisstableyieldshekeepshisgroundandflinchesnot,liketrees.
Subduingallfromtheskilledarcherflinchesnot.

CHAPTERII
IAgni
1.OAgni,strengthandfamearethine:thyfiresblazeforthonhigh,OthourefulgentGod!
Sage,passingbright,thougivesttotheworshipperwithpower,thewealththatmeritslaud.
2.Withbrilliantgpurifyingsheen,withperfectsheenthouliftestupthyselfinlight.
Thou,visitingboththymothers,aidestthemassonthoujoinestclosetheearthandheaven.
3.OJatavedas,SonofStrength,rejoicethyself,gracious,inourfairhymnsandsongs!
Intheehavetheyheapedviandsvarious,manyformedwealthborn,ofwondroushelparethey.
4.Agni,spreadforth,asruler,overlivingthings:givewealth,to
us,immortalGod!
Thoushinestoutfrombeautyfairtolookupon:thouleadest
ustobeauteousPower.
5.IlaudtheSage,whoorderssacrifice,whohathgreatrichesunderhiscontrol.
Thougivestblestawardofgood,andplenteousfood,thougivestwealththatwinssuccess.
6.Themenhavesetbeforethem,forhisfavour,Agni,strong,visibletoall,theholy.
Thee,Lorddivine,withearstohear,mostfamous,mens'generationsmagnifywithpraisesongs.
IIAgni
1.Agni,heconquersbythineaidthatbringshimstoreofvaliantsonsanddoesgreatdeeds,
Whosebondoffriendshipisthychoice.
2.Thysparkisblackandcracklingkindledinduetime,Obounteous,itistakenup.
ThouartthedearfriendofthemightyMornings:thoushinestinglimmeringsofthenight.
IIIAgni
1.Him,dulycoming,astheirgermhaveplantsreceived:thisAgnihavematernalWatersbroughttolife.
So,inlikemanner,dotheforesttreesandplantsbearhimwithinthemandproducehimevermore.
IVAgni
1.AgnigrowsbrightforIndra:heshinesfarresplendentinthesky:
Hesendsforthoffspringlikeaqueen.
VAgni
1.Thesacredhymnslovehimwhowakesandwatches:tohimwhowatchestheholyverses.
ThisSomasaithtohimWhowakemydwellinginthyfriendship.
VIAgni
1.Agniiswatchful,andtheRichaslovehim:Agniiswatchful,Samahymnsapproachhim.
Agniiswatchful,tohimsaiththisSoma,Irestandhavemydwellinginthyfriendship.
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VIIGods
1.Praisetothefriendswhositinfront!tothoseseatedtogether,praise
Iusethehundredfootedspeechspeech.
2.Iusethehundredfootedspeech,Isingwhathathathousandpaths,
Gayatra,Trishtup,Jagathymn.
3.Gayatra,Trishtup,Jagathymn,theformsunitedandcomplete,
HavetheGodsmadefamiliarfriends.
VIIIAgni
1.Agni,islight,lightisAgni,Indraislight,lightisIndra
Suryaislight,lightisSurya.
2.OAgni,turnagainwithstrength,turnthouagainwithfoodandlife:
Saveusagainfromgriefandwoe!
3.OAgni,turnagainwithwealthsprinklethouusfromeveryside.
Withthineownallsupportingstream!
IXIndra
1.IfI,OIndra,werelikethee,thesingleruleroverwealth.
Myworshippershouldberichinkine.
2.Ishouldbefain,OLordofpower,tostrengthenandenrichthesage,
WhereIthefordofherdsofkine.
3.Thygoodness,Indra,isacowyieldinginplentykineandsteeds.
Toworshipperswhopressthejuice.
XTheWaters
1.Yea,Waters,yebringhealthandbliss:sohelpyeustoenergy.
Thatwemaylookongreatdelight!
2.Giveusaportionofthedew,themostauspiciousthatyehave,
Likemothersintheirlonginglove!
3.Foryouwegladlygotohirntowhoseabodeyespeeduson,
And,Waters,giveusprocreantstrength!
XIVata
1.MayVatabreathehisbalmonus,healthful,delightfultoourheart:
Mayheprolongourdaysoflife!
2.Thouartourfather,Vata,yea,thouartourbrotherandourfriend:
Sogiveusstrengththatwemaylive!
3.ThestoreofAmritthatlaidawayyonder,OVata,inthinehome
Giveusstrengththatwemaylive!
XIIAgni
1.Thefleetsteedwearingdiversforms,theeaglebearinghisgoldenraimenttohisbirthplace,
ClothedindueseasonwiththelightofSurya,red,hathbegotthesacrificeinperson.
2.Multiformseedhelaidinwaters,lustrewhichgatheredontheearthandtheredeveloped.
Inthemidairestablishinghisgreatness,hecriesaloud,seedofthevigorouscourser.
3.Hehath,enduingthousandrobesthatsuithim,assacrificeupheldthelightofSurya,
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Giverofamplegiftsinhundreds,thousands,supporteroftheheavens,earth'sLordandruler.
XIIIVena
1.Theygazeontheewithlongingintheirspirit,asonastrongwingedbirdthatmountethskyward
Ontheewithwingsofgold,Varuna'senvoy,theBirdthathastenethtothehomeofYama.
2.Erect,toheavenhaththeGandharvamounted,pointingatushismanycolouredweapons:
Cladinsweetraimentbeautifultolookon,forhe,aslight,producethformsthatpleaseus..
3.Whenasasparkhecomethileartheocean,lookingwithvulture'seyeasLawcommandeth,
Hislustre,joyinginitsownbrightsplendour,makethdeargloriesintheloftiestregion.

CHAPTERIII
IIndra
1.Swift,rapidlystriking,likeabullwhosharpenshishorns,terrific,stirringupthepeople.
Witheyesthatclosenot,bellowing,solehero,Indrasubduedatonceahundredarmies.
2.Withhimloudroaring,everwatchfulvictcr,bold,hardtooverthrow,rouserofbattle,
Indra.thestrong,whosehandbearsarrows,conquer,yeheroes,now,nowvanquishinthecombat!
3.Heruleswiththosewhocarryshaftsandquivers,Indrawhowithhisbandbringshoststogether,
FoeconqueringstrongofarmtheSomadrinker,withmightybow,shootingwithwelllaidarrows.
IIBrihaspati.Indra
1.Brihaspati,flywiththychariothither,slayerofdemons,drivingoffourfoemen!
Bethouprotectorofourcars,destroyer,victorinbattle,breakerupofarmies!
2,Conspicuous.bythystrength,firm,foremostfighter,mightyand
fierce,victorious,allsubduing,
TheSonofConquest,passingmenandheroes,kinewinner,mountthyconqueringcar,OIndra!
3.Cleaverofstalls,kinewinner,armedwiththunder,whoquellsanarmyandwithmightdestroysit
Followhim,brothers!quityourselveslikeheroes,andlikethisIndrashowyourzealandcourage!
IIIIndra.Brihaspati
1.Piercingwithconqueringstrengththecowstalls,Indra,pitilessherowithunboundedanger,
Victorinfight,unshakenandresistlessmayheprotectourarmiesinourbattles!
2.Indraguidethese!Brihaspati,andSoma,theguerdonandthesacrificeprecedethem
AndletthebandedMarutsmarchinforefrontofheavenlyhoststhatconqueranddemolish!
3.OursbethepotenthostofmightyIndra,KingVarunatheMaruts,andAdityas!
UpliftedistheshoutofGodswhoconquer,hightnindedGodswhocausetheworldstotremble.
IVIndra.Maruts
1.Bristlethouup,OMaghavan,ourweapons:excitethespirits,ofmywarringheroes!
Urgeonthestrongsteed'smight,OVyitraslayer,andletthedinofconqueringcarsgoupward
2.MayIndraaiduswhenourflagsaregathered:victoriousbetherarrowsofourarmy!
Mayourbravemenofwarprevailinbattle.YeGods,protectusintheshoutofonset!
3.Thatarmyofthefoemen,OyeMaruts,which,strivinginits.mightystrength,approaches,
HideyeandburyitinpathlessdarknessthatnotamanoFthemmayknowtheother!
VAgha
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1.Bewilderingthesensesofourfoemen,seizethoutheirbodies,anddepart,OAgha!
Attackthem,settheirheartsonfarewithsorrowssoletourfoesabideinutterdarkness!
2.Advance,Oheroes,wintheday,MayIndrabeyoursuredefence!
Mightyandawfulbeyourarms,thatnonemaywoundorinjureyou!
3.Loosedfromthebowstringflyaway,thouarrowssharpenedby
ourprayer!
Gotothefoemen,strikethemhome,andletnotonebeleftalive!
VIIndraandothers
1.Letravensandstrongpinionedbirdspursuethem:yea,letthatarmybethefoodofvultures!
Indra,letnoneescape,nosinremover:behindthemallletfollowingbirdsbegathered!
2.ThishostoffoemenMaghavan!thatcomethoninwarlikeshow
Meetit,OVritraslayer,thou,Indra,andAgni,withyourflames!
3.Therewheretheflightsofarrowsfalllikeboyswhoselocksareyetunshorn.
EventheremayBrahmanaspati,mayAditiprotectuswell,protectuswellthroughallourdays!
VIIIndra
1.DriveRakshasasandfoesaway,breakthouinpiecesVritra'sjaws:
OVritraslayingIndra,quellthefoeman'swrathwhothreatensus!
2.OIndra,beatourfoesaway,humblethemenwhochallengeus:
Senddowntonetherdarknesshimwhoseekstodousinjury!
3.Strong,everyouthfularethearmsofIndra,fairunassailable,nevertobevanquished:
Thesefirstlethimemploywhenneedhathcomeonus,wherewiththeAsuras'greatmightwasoverthrown.
VIIISoma,Varuna
1.ThyvitalpartsIcoverwiththinearmour:withimmortalityKingSomaclothethee!
Varunagivetheewhatismorethanample,andinthyvictorymayGodsbejoyful!
2.Blind,Omyfoemen,shallyebe,evenasheadlessserpentsare
MayIndraslayeachbestofyouwhenAgni'sflamehathstruckyoudown!
3.Whosowouldkillus,whetherhebeastrangerfoeoroneofus,
MayalltheGodsdiscomfithim!Mynearest,closestmailisprayer,myclosestarmouranddefence.
IXIndra.AllGods
1.Likeadreadwildbeastroamingonthemountainthouhastapproachedusfromthefarthestdistance.
Whettingthyboltandthysharpblade,OIndra,crushthouthefoeandscatterthosewhohateus!
2.Gods,mayourearshearthatwhichisauspicious,mayoureyesseethatwhichisgood,yeholy!
Extollingyouwithstillstronglimbsandbodies,mayweattaintheagebyGodsappointed!
3.Illustriousfarandwide,mayIndrablessus,mayPushanblessus,masterofallriches!
MayTarkshyawithuninjuredfelliesblessus!Brihaspatibestowonushisfavour!Brihaspatibestowonushis
favour!

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