RIG VEDA BOOK ONE
The drops are yearning for you both.5 Well do ye mark libations, ye Vayu and Indra, rich in spoilSo come ye swiftly hitherward.6 Vayu and Indra, come to what the Soma. presser hath prepared:Soon, Heroes, thus I make my prayer.7 Mitra, of holy strength, I call, and foe-destroying Varuna,Who make the oil-fed rite complete.8 Mitra and Varuna, through Law, lovers and cherishers of Law,Have ye obtained your might power9 Our Sages, Mitra-Varuna, wide dominion, strong by birth,Vouchsafe us strength that worketh well.
HYMN III. Asvins
1 YE Asvins, rich in treasure, Lords of splendour, having nimble hands,Accept the sacrificial food.2 Ye Asvins, rich in wondrous deeds, ye heroes worthy of our praise,Accept our songs with mighty thought.3 Nisatyas, wonder-workers, yours arc these libations with clipt grass:Come ye whose paths are red with flame.4 O Indra marvellously bright, come, these libations long for thee,Thus by fine fingers purified.5 Urged by the holy singer, sped by song, come, Indra, to the prayers,Of the libation-pouring priest.6 Approach, O Indra, hasting thee, Lord of Bay Horses, to the prayers.In our libation take delight.7 Ye Visvedevas, who protect, reward, and cherish men, approachYour worshipper's drink-offering.8 Ye Visvedevas, swift at work, come hither quickly to the draught,As milch-kine hasten to their stalls.9 The Visvedevas, changing shape like serpents, fearless, void of guile,Bearers, accept the sacred draught10 Wealthy in spoil, enriched with hymns, may bright Sarsavad desire,With eager love, our sacrifice.11 Inciter of all pleasant songs, inspirer o all gracious thought,Sarasvati accept our rite12 Sarasvati, the mighty flood,- she with be light illuminates,She brightens every pious thought.
HYMN IV. Indri
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