BOOK XX (20)
HYMN LXXX (80)
 Bring us, O Indra, name and fame, enriching, mightiest, excellent, Wherewith, O wondrous God, fair cheeked and thunder armed, thou hast filled full this earth and heaven.
 We call on thee, O King, mighty among the Gods, ruler of men, to succour us, All that is weak in us, excellent God, make firm: make our foes easy to subdue.
HYMN LXXXI (81)
 O Indra, if a hundred heavens and if a hundred earths were: thine No, not a hundred suns could match thee at thy birth, not, both, the worlds, O Thunderer.
 Thou, Hero, hast performed thy hero needs with might, yea, all+ with strength, O Strongest One.
Maghavan, help us to a stable full of kine, O Thunderer, with) wondrous aids.
HYMN LXXXII (82)
 If I, O Indra, were the lord of riches ample as thine own, I should support the singer, God who scatterest wealth! and! not abandon him to woe.
 Each day would I enrich the man who sang my praise, in what soever place he were.
No kinship is there better, Maghavan, than thine: a father even) is no more.
HYMN LXXXIII (83)
 O Indra, grant a happy home, a triple refuge, triply strong.
Bestow a dwelling place on the rich lords and me, and keep thy dart afar from these.
 They who with minds intent on spoil subdue the foe, boldly attack and smite him down.
From these, O Indra, Bounteous Lord who lovest song, be closest guardian of our lives.
HYMN LXXXIV (84)
 O Indra marvellously bright, come, these libations long for thee, Thus by fine fingers purified.
 Urged by the holy singer, sped by song, come, Indra, to the prayers.
Of the libation pouring priest.
 Approach, O Indra, hasting thee, Lord of Bay Horses, to the prayers: Take pleasure in the juice we pour.
HYMN LXXXV (85)
 Glorify naught besides, O friends; so shall no sorrow trouble you.
Praise only mighty Indra when the juice is shed, and say your lauds repeatedly:
 Even him, eternal, like a bull who rushes down, men s con queror, bounteous like a cow; Him who is cause of both, of enmity and peace, to both sides most munificent.
 Although these men in sundry ways invoke thee to obtain thine aid.
Be this our prayer, addressed, O Indra, unto thee, thine exalta tion every day.
 Those skilled in song, O Maghavan, among these men overcome with might the foeman s songs, Come hither, bring us strength in many a varied form most near that it may succour us.
HYMN LXXXVI (86)
 Those who are yoked by prayer with prayer I harness, the two.
fleet friendly Bays who joy together. [p. 332] Mounting thy firm and easy car, O Indra, wise and all knowing come thou to the Soma.
HYMN LXXXVII (87)
 Priests, offer to the Lord of all the people the milked out stalk of Soma, radiant coloured.
No wild bull knows his drinking place like Indra who ever seeks him who hath pressed the Soma.
 Thou dost desire to drink, each day that passes, the pleasant food which thou hast had aforetime.
O Indra, gratified in heart and spirit, drink eagerly the Soma set before thee.
 Thou, newly born, for strength didst drink the Soma; thy mother told thee of thy future greatness.
O Indra, thou hast filled mid air s wide region, and given the Gods by battle room and freedom.
 When thou hast urged the arrogant to combat, proud in their strength of arm, we will subdue them.
Or, Indra, when thou fightest girt by heroes, we in the glorious fray with thee will conquer.
 I will declare the earliest deeds of Indra, and recent acts which Maghavan hath accomplished.
When he had conquered godless wiles and magic, Soma became his own entire possession.
 Thine is this world of flocks and herds around thee, which with the eye of Surya thou beholdest.
Thou, Indra, art alone the Lord of cattle: may we enjoy the treasure which thou givest.
 Ye twain are Lords of wealth in earth and heaven, thou, O Brihaspati, and thou, O Indra
Mean though he be, give wealth to him who lauds you.
Preserve us evermore, ye Gods, with blessings.
HYMN LXXXVIII (88)
 Him who with might hath propped earth s ends, who sitteth in threefold seat, Brihaspati, with thunder, Him of the pleasant tongue have ancient sages, deep thinking,.
holy singers, set before them.
 Wild in their course, in well marked wise rejoicing were they,.
Brihaspati, who pressed around us Preserve, Brihaspati, the stall uninjured,r,this company s raining.
ever moving birth place.
 Brihaspati, from thy remotest distance have they sat down who love the law eternal.
For thee were dug wells springing from the mountain, which murmuring round about pour streams of sweetness.
 Brihaspati, when first he had his being from mighty splendour in supremest heaven.
Strong, with his sevenfold mouth, with noise of thunder, with his seven rays blew and dispersed the darkness.
 With the loud shouting band who sang his praises, with thunder, he destroyed malignant Vala.
Brihaspati thundering drave forth the cattle, the lowing cows who make oblations ready.
 Serve we with sacrifices, gifts, and homage even thus the Steer of all the Gods, the Father.
Brihaspati, may we be lords of riches, with noble progeny and, store of heroes.
HYMN LXXXIX (89)
 Even as an archer shoots afar his arrow, offer the laud to him with meet adornment.
Quell with your voice the wicked s voice, O sages, Singer, make Indra rest beside the Soma.
 Draw thy Friend to thee like a cow at milking: O singer, wake up Indra as a lover.
Make thou the Hero haste to give us riches even as a vessel filled brimful with treasure.
 Why, Maghavan, do they call thee bounteous Giver? Quicken me: thou, I hear, art he who quickens.
Sakra, let my intelligence be active, and bring us luck that finds great wealth, O Indra.
 Standing, in battle for their rights, together, the people, Indra, in the fray invoke thee.
Him who brings gifts the Hero makes his comrade: with him who pours no juice he seeks not friendship.
 Whoso with plenteous juice for him expresses strong Somas as much quickly coming treasure, For him he everthrows in early morning his swift well weapon ed foes and slays the tyrant.
 He unto whom we offer praises, Indra, Maghavan, who hath joined to ours his wishes Before him even afar the foe must tremble: low before him must bow all human glories.
 With thy fierce bolt, O God invoked of many, drive to a distance from afar the foeman.
O Indra, give us wealth in corn and cattle, and make the singer s prayer gain strength and riches.
 Indra the swallower of strong libations with their thick residue, the potent Somas, He, Maghavan, will not restrict his bounty: he brings much wealth unto the Soma presser.
 Yea, by superior play he wins advantage when he, a gambler, piles his gains in season. [p. 335] Celestial natured, he overwhelms with riches the devotee who keeps not back his money.
 O much invoked, may we subdue all famine and evil want with store of grain and cattle.
May we allied, as first in rank, with princes,:obtain possessions by our own exertion
 Brihaspati protect us from the rearward, and from above and from below, from sinners.
May Indra from the front and from the centre, as friend to friends, vouchsafe us room and freedom.