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ATHARVA VEDA

BOOK XX (20)

HYMN XL (40)

[2004001] Mayest thou verily be seen coming by fearless Indra s side: Both joyous: equal in your sheen.

[2004002] With Indra s well beloved hosts, the blameless, hastening to heaven, The sacrificer cries aloud.

[2004003] Thereafter they, as is their wont, threw off the state of babes unborn, Assuming sacrificial name.

[p. 301]

HYMN XLI (41)

[2004101] With bones of Dadhyach for his arms, Indra, resistless in attack, Struck nine and ninety Vritras dead,

[2004102] He, searching for the horse s head, removed among the moun tains, found At Saryanavan what he sought.

[2004103] Then verily they recognized the essential form of Tvashtar s Bull.
Here in the mansion of the Moon.

HYMN XLII (42)

[2004201] From Indra have I measured an eight footed and nine cornered.
song, [p. 302] Delicate, faithful to the Law.

[2004202] Indra, both worlds complained to thee when uttering thy fearful roar, What time thou smotest Dasyus dead.

[2004203] Arising in thy might thy jaws thou shookest, Indra, having quaffed The Soma poured into the bowls.

HYMN XLIII (43)

[2004301] Drive all our enemies away, smite down the foes who press around, And bring the wealth for which we long;

[2004302] O Indra, that which is concealed in firm strong place precipitous: Bring us the wealth for which we long:

[2004303] Great riches which the world of men shall recognize as sent by thee: Bring us the wealth for which we long,

HYMN XLIV (44)

[2004401] Praise Indra whom our songs must laud, great Sovran of man kind, the Chief Most liberal who controlleth men.

[2004402] In whom the hymns of praise delight, and all the glory giving songs, Like the flood s longing for the sea. [p. 303]

[2004403] Him I invite with eulogy, best King, effective in the fight, Strong for the gain of mighty spoil.

HYMN XLV (45)

[2004501] This is thine own.
Thou drawest near, as the dove turneth to his mate.
Thou carest too for this our prayer.

[2004502] O Hero, Lord of Bounties, praised in hymns, may power and pleasantness Be his who signs the laud to thee.

[2004503] Lord of a Hundred Powers, stand up to lend us succour in this fight: In others too let us agree.

HYMN XLVI (46)

[2004601] Him who advances men to wealth, sends light to lead them in their wars, And quells their foemen in the fray:

[2004602] May he, the saviour much invoked, may Indra bear us in a ship Safely beyond all enemies.

[2004603] As such, O Indra, honour us with wealth and treasure: further us, And lead us to felicity.

HYMN XLVII (47)

[2004701] We make this Indra show his strength, to strike the mighty Vritra dead: A vigorous Hero shall he be.

[2004702] Indra was made for giving, most powerful, friendly in carouse, Bright, meet for Soma, famed in song. [p. 304]

[2004703] By song, as it were, the mighty bolt, which none may parry, was prepared: Lofty, invincible he grew.

[2004710] They who stand round him as he moves harness the bright, the ruddy Steed: The lights are shining in the sky.

[2004711] They yoke on both sides to the car the two bay coursers dear to him, Bold, tawny, bearers of the Chief.

[2004712] Thou, making light where no light was, and form, O Men r where no form was, Wast born together with the Dawns,

[2004713] His bright rays bear him up aloft, the God who knoweth all that= is, Surya, that every one may see.

[2004714] The constellations pass away, like thieves, together with their beams, Before the all beholding Sun.

[2004715] His herald rays are seen afar refulgent over the world of men, Like fiery flames that burn and blaze.

[2004716] Swift and all beautiful art thou, O Surya, maker of the light.
Illuming all the radiant realm.

[2004717] Thou guest to the troops of Gods, thou comest hither to man kind, Hither, all light for us to see.

[2004718] Thou with that eye of thine wherewith thou seest, brilliant.
Varuna, The active one throughout mankind.

[2004719] Pervadest heaven and wide mid air, melting the days out with.
thy beams, Sun, seeing all things that have birth.

[2004720] Seven bay steeds, harnessed to thy car, bear thee, O.
thou far seeing One, God, Surya, thee with radiant hair.

[2004721] Surya hath yoked the seven bright mares, the daughters of the car: With these, His own dear team, he travelleth.

[p. 305]

HYMN XLVIII (48)

[2004801] The swiftly moving songs of praise pour on thee streams of vital strength As mother cows refresh the calf.

[2004802] Swift move the bright ones while they blend the Milk with vital vigour, as A dame her infant with her heart.

[2004803] Fair hymns bring glory to the Strong, and Indra vigour; unto, me Fatness and milk and length of days.

[2004804] This brindled Bull hath come and sat before the Mother in the east, Advancing to the Father Heaven.

[2004805] As expiration from breath she moves along the lucid spheres: The Bull shines forth through all the sky.

[2004806] Song is bestowed upon the Bird.
It reigns supreme throughout thirty realms Throughout the days at break of morn.

[p. 306]

HYMN XLIX (49)

[2004901] When voices, fain to win mid air, ascended to the Mighty One, The vigorous God was filled with joy.

[2004902] Praise with the voice the Mighty, praise the awful with the voice: in heaven He, the most bounteous, hath been glad.

[2004903] Praise with the voice the Mighty: he rules in each realm.
In transport he Hath set upon the sacred grass.

[2004904] As cows low to their calf in stalls, so with our songs we glorify This Indra, even your wondrous God who checks attack, who joys in the delightful juice.

[2004905] Celestial, bounteous Giver, God, with power and might, rich, mountain like, in precious things.
Him soon we see for foodful booty rich in kine, brought hundredfold and thousandfold.

[2004906] I crave of thee that hero strength that thou mayst first regard this prayer Wherewith thou helpest Bhrigu and the Yatis and Praskanva when the prize was staked.

[2004907] Wherewith thou sentest mighty waters to the sea Indra, that manly strength of thine.
For ever unattainable is this power of him to whom the worlds have cried aloud.

[p. 307]

Atharva Veda Books:-

Book 1

av01-h1
av01-h10
av01-h20
av01-h30

Book 2

av02-h1
av02-h10
av02-h20
av02-h30

Book 3

av03-h1
av03-h10
av03-h20
av03-h30

Book 4

av04-h1
av04-h10
av04-h20
av04-h30
av04-h40

Book5

av05-h1
av05-h10
av05-h20
av05-h30

Book6

av06-h1
av06-h10
av06-h20
av06-h30
av06-h40
av06-h50
av06-h60
av06-h70
av06-h80
av06-h90
av06-h100
av06-h110
av06-h120
av06-h130
av06-h140

Book 7

av07-h1
av07-h10
av07-h20
av07-h30
av07-h40
av07-h50
av07-h60
av07-h70
av07-h80
av07-h90
av07-h100
av07-h110

Book 8

av08-h1
av08-h10

Book 9

av09-h1
av09-h10

Book 10

av10-h1
av10-h10

Book 11

av11-h1
av11-h10

Book 12

av12-h1

Book 13

av13-h1

Book 14

av14-h1

Book 15

av15-h1
av15-h10

Book 16

av16-h1

Book 17

av17-h1

Book 18

av18-h1

Book 19

av19-h1
av19-h10
av19-h20
av19-h30
av19-h40
av19-h50
av19-h60
av19-h70

Book 20

av20-h1
av20-h10
av20-h20
av20-h30
av20-h40
av20-h50
av20-h60
av20-h70
av20-h80
av20-h90
av20-h100
av20-h110
av20-h120
av20-h130
av20-h140

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