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ATHARVA VEDA

BOOK XX (20)

HYMN L (50)

[2005001] What newest of imploring hymns shall, then, the zealous mortal sing? For have not they who laud his might and Indra power won for themselves the light of heaven?

[2005002] When shall they keep the Law and praise thee mid the Gods? Who counts as Rishi and as sage? When wilt thou ever, Indra, Bounteous Lord, come nigh to presser s or to praiser s call?

HYMN LI (51)

[2005101] For you will I sing Indra s praise who gives good gifts as well we know; Praise of the Bounteous Lord who, rich in treasure, aids his singers with wealth thousandfold.

[2005102] As with a hundred hosts he rushes boldly on, and for the offerer slays his foes.
As from a mountain flow the water brooks, thus flow his gifts who feedeth many a one.

[2005103] Sakra I praise, for victory, far famed, exceeding bountiful.
Who gives, as it were in thousands, precious wealth to him who sheds the juice and worships him.

[2005104] Arrows with hundred points, unconquerable, are this Indra s mighty arms in war.
He streams on liberal worshippers like a hill with springs, when juices poured have gladdened him.

[p. 308]

HYMN LII (52)

[2005201] We compass thee like waters, we whose grass is trimmed and Soma pressed.
Here where the filter pours its stream thy worshipper round thee, O Vritra slayer, sit.

[2005202] Men, Vasu! by the Soma, with lauds call thee to the foremost place.
When comest thou athirst unto the juice as home, O Indra, like a bellowing bull?

HYMN LIII (53)

[2005301] Who knows what vital power he wins, drinking beside the flowing juice? This is the fair cheeked God who, joying in the draught, breaks down the castles in his strength.

[2005302] As a wild elephant rushes on, this way and that way, mad with heat.
None may restrain thee; yet come hither to the draught: thou movest mighty in thy power.

[2005303] When he, the mighty, never overthrown, stedfast, made ready for the fight.
When Indra, Bounteous Lord, lists to his praiser s call, he will not stand aloof, but come.

HYMN LIV (54)

[2005401] Of one accord they made and formed for kingship Indra, the Hero who in all encounters overcometh, Most eminent for power, destroyer in the conflict, fierce and exceeding strong, stalwart and full of vigour.

[2005402] Bards joined in song to Indra so that he might drink the Soma juice, [p. 309] The Lord of Light, that he whose laws stand fast might aid with power and with help he gives.

[2005403] The holy sages form a ring, looking and singing to the Ram.
Your very bright inciters, void of all deceit, are with the chan ters nigh to hear.

HYMN LV (55)

[2005501] Oft, oft I call that Indra, Maghavan the mighty, who evermore possesses power, ever resistless.
Holy, most liberal, may he lead us on to riches, and, thunder armed, make all our pathways pleasant for us.

[2005502] Indra, what joys as Lord of Light thou broughtest from the Asuras, Prosper therewith, O Maghavan, him who lauds that deed, and those whose grass is trimmed for thee.

[2005503] The wasteless share of steeds and kine which, Indra, thou hast fast secured.
Grant to the worshipper who presses Soma and gives guerdon, not unto the churl.

HYMN LVI (56)

[2005601] Indra, foe slayer, hath been raised to joy and power by the men.
Him, verily, we invocate in battles whether great or small: be he our aid in fights for spoil.

[2005602] For, Hero, thou art like a host, art giver of abundant prey.
Strengthening even the feeble, thou aidest the sacrificer, thou givest the worshipper ample wealth.
[2005603] When war and battles are on foot, booty is laid before the bold. [p. 310] Yoke thou thy wildly rushing Bays.
Whom wilt thou slay and whom enrich? Do thou, O Indra, make us rich,

[2005604] He, righteous hearted, at each time of rapture gives us herds of kine.
Gather in both thy hands for us treasures of many hundred sorts.
Sharpen thou us, and bring us wealth.

[2005605] Refresh thee, Hero, with the juice outpoured for bounty and for strength.
We know thee Lord of ample store, to thee have sent our heart s desires: be therefore our protector thou.

[2005606] These people, Indra, keep for thee all that is worthy of thy choice.
Discover thou, as Lord, the wealth of men who offer up no gifts: bring thou to us this wealth of theirs.

HYMN LVII (57)

[2005701] As a good cow to him who milks, we call the doer of fair deeds.
To our assistance day by day.

[2005702] Come thou to our libations, drink of Soma, Soma drinker thou! The rich One s rapture giveth kine.

[2005703] So may we be acquainted with thine innermost benevolence: Neglect us not, come hitherward.

[2005704] Drink for our help the Soma bright, vigilant, and exceeding strong, O Indra, Lord of Hundred Powers.

[2005705] O Satakratu, powers which thou mid the Five Races hast dis played, These, Indra, do I claim of thee.

[2005706] Indra, great glory hast thou gained.
Win splendid fame which none may mar.
We make thy might perpetual.

[2005707] Come to us either from anear, or, Sakra, come from far away.
Indra, wherever be thy home, come thence, O Caster of the Stone. [p. 311]

[2005708] Verily Indra, conquering all, driveth even mighty fear away.
For firm is he and swift to act.

[2005709] Indra be gracious unto us: sin shall not reach us afterward, And good shall be before us still.

[2005710] From all the regions of the world let Indra send security.
The foe subduer, swift to act.

[2005714] We compass thee like waters, we whose grass in trimmed and Soma pressed.
Here where the filter pours its stream thy worshippers round thee, O Vritra slayer, sit.

[2005715] Men, Vasu, by the Soma with lauds call thee to the foremost place.
When comest thou athirst unto the juice as home, O Indra, like a bellowing bull?

[2005716] Boldly, bold Hero, bring us spoil in thousands for the Kanvas sake.
O active Maghavan, with eager prayer we crave the yellow hued with store of kine.

HYMN LVIII (58)

[2005801] Turning, as it were, to meet the Sun, enjoy from Indra all good things.
When he who will be born is born with power we look to treasures as our heritage.

[2005802] Praise him who sends us wealth, whose bounties injure none.
Good are the gifts which Indra gives.
He is not wroth with one who satisfies his wish: he turns his mind to granting boons. [p. 312]

[2005803] Verily, Surya, thou art great; truly, Aditya, thou art great.
As thou art great indeed thy greatness is admired: yea, verily, great art thou, O God.

[2005804] Yea, Surya, thou art great in fame: thou evermore, O God, art great.
By greatness thou art President of Gods, divine, far spread, inviolable light.

HYMN LIX (59)

[2005903] His portion is exceeding great, like a victorious soldier s spoil.
Him who is Indra, Lord of Bays, no foes subdue.
He gives the Soma pourer strength.

[2005904] Make for the holy Gods a hymn that is not mean, but well arranged and fair in form.
Full many snares and bonds subdue not him who dwells with Indra through his sacrifice.

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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