HYMN VIII PrasKanvas' Go. 100
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1. THY bounty, Dasyavevrka-, exhaustless hath displayed itself:
Its fulness is as broad as heaven.
2 Ten thousand Dasyavevrka-, the son of Putakrata, hath
From his own wealth bestowed on me.
3 A hundred asses hath he given, a hundred head of fleecy sheep,
A hundred slaves, and wreaths besides.
4 There also was a mare led forth, picked out for Putakratas' sake,
Not of the horses of the herd.
5 Observant Agni hath appeared, oblationbearer- with his car.
Agni with his resplendent flame hath shone on high as shines the Sun, hath shone like Surya in
HYMN IX. Asvins. 101
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1. ENDOWED, O Gods, with your primeval wisdom, come quickly with your chariot, O ye Holy.
Come with your mighty powers, O ye Nasatyas; come hither, drink ye this the third libation.
2 The truthful Deities, the ThreeandThirty—, saw you approach before the EverTruthful-.
Accepting this our worship and libation, O Asvins bright with fire, drink ye the Soma.
3 Asvins, that work of yours deserves our wonder, the Bull of heaven and earth and airs' mid
Yea, and your thousand promises in battle, to- all of these come near and drink beside us.
4 Here is your portion laid for you, ye Holy: come to these songs of ours, O ye Nasatyas.
Drink among us the Soma full of sweetness, and with your powers assist the man who worships.
HYMN X. Visvedevas. 102
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1. HE whom the priests in sundry ways arranging the sacrifice, of one accord, bring hither,
Who was appointed as a learned Brahman, what- is the sacrificers' knowledge of him?
2 Kindled in many a spot, still One is Agni; Silrya is One though high over all he shineth.
Illumining this All, still One is usas. That which is One hath into All developed.
3 The chariot bright and radiant, treasureladen-, threewheeled-, with easy seat, and lightly
Which She of Wondrous Wealth was born to harness, this car of yours I call. Drink what remaineth.
HYMN XI. IndraVaruna-. 103
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1. IN offerings poured to you, O IndraVaruna-, these shares of yours stream forth to glorify your
Ye haste to the libations at each sacrifice when ye assist the worshipper who sheds the juice.
2 The waters and the plants, O IndraVaruna-, had efficacious vigour, and attained to might:
Ye who have gone beyond the path of middle air, no godless man is worthy to be called your foe.
3 True is your Krsas' word, Indra and Varuna: The seven holy voices pour a wave of meath.
For their sake, Lords of splendour! aid the pious man who, unbewildered, keeps you ever in his
4 Dropping oil, sweet with Soma, pouring forth their stream, are the Seven Sisters in the seat of
These, dropping oil, are yours, O IndraVaruna-: with these enrich with gifts and help the
5 To our great happiness have we ascribed to these Two Bright Ones truthfulness, great strength,
O Lords of splendour, aid us through the ThreetimesSeven—, as we pour holy oil, O IndraVaruna-.
6 What ye in time of old Indra and Varuna, gave Rsis revelation, thought, and power of song,
And places which the wise made, weaving sacrifice, these through my spirits' fervid glow have I
7 O IndraVaruna-, grant to the worshippers cheerfulness void of pride, and wealth to nourish them.
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