HYMN CX. Soma Pavamana. 110
1. OVERPOWERING Vrtras, forward run to win great strength:
Thou speedest to subdue like one exacting debts.
2 In thee, effused, O Soma, we rejoice ourselves for great supremacy in fight.
Thou, Pavamana, enterest into mighty deeds,
3 O Pavamana, thou didst generate the Sun, and spread the moisture out with power,
Hasting to us with plenty vivified with milk.
4 Thou didst produce him, Deathless God mid mortal men for maintenance of Law and lovely Amrta:
Thou evermore hast moved making strength flow to us.
5 All round about hast thou with glory pierced for us as it were a neverfailing- well for men to
Borne on thy way in fragments from the pressers' arms.
6 Then, beautifully radiant, certain Heavenly Ones, have sung to him their kinship as they looked
And Savitar the God opens as it were a stall.
7 Soma, the men of old whose grass was trimmed addressed the hymn to thee for mighty strength and
So, Hero, urge us onward to heroic power.
8 They have drained forth from out the great depth of the sky the old primeval milk of heaven that
claims the laud:
They lifted up their voice to Indra athis birth.
9 As long as thou, O Pavamana, art above this earth and heaven and all existence in thy might,
Thou standest like a Bull the chief amid the herd.
10 In the sheeps' wool hath Soma Pavamana flowed, while they cleanse him, like a playful infant,
Indu with hundred powers and hundred currents.
11 Holy and sweet, while purified, this Indu flows on, a wave of pleasant taste, to Indra,
Strengthwinner-, Treasurefinder-, Life. bestower.
12 So flow thou on, subduing our assailants, chasing the demons hard to beencountered,
Wellarmed- and conquering our foes, O Soma.
HYMN CXI. Soma Pavamana. 111
1. WITH this his golden splendour purifying him, he with his own allies subdues all enemies, as
Sara with his own allies.
Cleansing himself with stream of juice he shines forth yellowhued- and red, when with the praisers
he encompasses all forms, with praisers having seven mouths.
2 That treasure of the Panis thou discoveredst; thou with thy mothers deckest thee in thine abode,
with songs of worship in thine home.
As it were from far, the hymn is heard, where holy songs resound in joy. He with the ruddyhued-,
threefold hath won lifepower-, he, glittering, hath won lifepower-.
3 He moves intelligent, directed to the East. The very beauteous car rivals the beams of light,
the beautiful celestial car.
Hymns, lauding manly valour, came, inciting Indra to success, that ye may be unconquered, both thy
bolt and thou, both be unconquered in the war.
HYMN CXII. Soma Pavamana. 112
1. WE all have various thoughts and plans, and diverse are the ways of men.
The Brahman seeks the worshipper, wright seeks the cracked, and leech the maimed. Flow, Indu, flow
for Indras' sake.
2 The smith with ripe and seasoned plants, with feathers of the birds of air,
With stones, and with enkindled flames, seeks him who hath a store of gold. Flow, Indu, flow for
3 A bard am I, my dads' a leech, mammy lays corn upon the stones.
Striving for wealth, with varied plans, we follow our desires like kine. Flow, Indu, flow for
4 The horse would draw an easy car, gay hosts attract the laugh and jest.
The male desires his mates' approach, the frog is eager for the flood, Flow, Indu, flow for
HYMN CXIII. Soma Pavamana. 113
1. LET Vrtraslaying- Indra drink Soma by Saryanavans' side,
Storing up vigour in his heart, prepared to do heroic deeds. Flow, Indu, flow for Indras' sake.
2 Lord of the Quarters, flow thou on, boon Soma, from Arjika land,
Effused with ardour and with faith, and the true hymn of sacrifice. Flow, Indu, flow for Indras'
3 Hither hath Suryas' Daughter brought the wild Steer whom Parjanya nursed.
Gandharvas have seized bold of him, and in the Soma laid the juice. Flow, Indu, flow for Indras'
4 Splendid by Law! declaring Law, truthspeaking, truthful in thy works,
Enouncing faith, King Soma! thou, O Soma, whom thy maker decks. Flow, Indu, flow for Indras' sake.
5 Together flow the meeting streams of him the Great and truly Strong.
The juices of the juicy meet. Made pure by prayer, O Goldenhued-, flow, Indu, flow for Indras'
6 O Pavamana, where the priest, as he recites the rhythmic prayer,
Lords it over Soma with the stone, with Soma bringing forth delight, flow, Indu, flow for Indras'
7 O Pavamana, place me in that deathless, undecaying world
Wherein the light of heaven is set, and everlasting lustre shines. Flow, Indu, flow for Indras'
8 Make me immortal in that realm where dwells the King, Vivasvans' Son,
Where is the secret shrine of heaven, where are those waters young and fresh. Flow, Indu, flow for
9 Make me immortal in that realm where they move even as they list,
In the third sphere of inmost heaven where lucid worlds are full of light. Flow, Indu, flow for
10 Make me immortal in that realm of eager wish and strong desire,
The region of the radiant Moon, where food and full delight are found. Flow, Indu, flow for
11 Make me immortal in that realm where happiness and transports, where
Joys and felicities combine, and longing wishes are fulfilled. Flow, Indu, flow for Indras' sake.
HYMN CXIV. Soma Pavamana. 114
1. THE man who waIketh as the Laws of Indu Pavamana bid,
Men call him rich in children, him, O Soma, who hath met thy thought. Flow, Indu, flow for Indras'
2 Kasyapa, Rsi, lifting up thy voice with hymncomposers-' lauds,
Pav reverence to King Soma born the Sovran Ruler of the plants. Flow, Indu, flow for Indras' sake.
3 Seven regions have their several Suns; the ministering priests are seven;
Seven are the Aditya Deities, with these, O Soma, guard thou us. Flow, Indu, flow for Indras' sake.
4 Guard us with this oblation which, King Soma, hath been dressed for thee.
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