SUKLA YAJUR VEDA
THE Gods drew waters with their store of sweetness, succulent and observant, king creating, Wherewith they sprinkled Varuna and Mitra, wherewith they guided Indra past his foemen.
Wave of the male art thou, giver of kingship. Do thou All hail! bestow on me the kingdom.
Wave of the male art thou, giver of kingship. Do thou on So and So bestow the kingdom.
Thou hast a host of males, giver of kingship. Do thou All hail! bestow on me the kingdom.
A host of males hast thou, giver of kingship. Do thou on So and So bestow the kingdom.
Swift at your work are ye, givers of kingship. Do ye All hail! bestow on me the kingdom.
Swift at your work are ye, givers of kingship. Do ye on So and So bestow the kingdom.
Endowed with strength are ye, givers of kingship, etc.
overflowing floods are ye, etc.
The Waters’ Lord art thou, giver of kingship. Do thou, etc. The Waters’ Child art thou, etc.
With sun bright skins are ye, givers, etc.
Brilliant as Suns are ye, etc.
Bringers of joy are ye, etc.
Dwellers in cloud are ye, etc Desirable are ye, etc.
Most powerful are ye, etc.
Endowed with might are ye, etc.
Man nourishing are ye, etc.
All nourishing are ye, etc.
Self ruling Waters are ye, giving kingship. On So and So do ye bestow the kingdom.
Together with the sweet let sweet ones mingle, obtaining for the Kshatriya mighty power.
Rest in your place inviolate and potent, bestowing on the Kshatriya mighty power.
Brilliance of Soma art thou: may my brilliance grow like thine.
To Agni Hail! To Soma Hail! To Savitar Hail! To Sarasvati Hail! To Pushan Hail! To Brihaspati Hail! To Indra Hail! To the Noise Hail! To Fame Hail To Amsa Hail! To Bhaga Hail! To Aryaman Hail! 6 Ye are two strainers, Varuna s own possession.
I make you pure at Savitar s impulsion, with flawless strainer, with the beams of Surya.
Thou, friend of speech, heat born, art undefeated.
Soma s share art thou.
Hail, ye king producers!
Sharers in joy are these majestic Waters, inviolate, industrious, investing.
In these as homes hath Varuna made his dwelling, he, Child of Waters, in the best of mothers.
Thou art the inner caul of princely power, Thou art the outer caul of princely power.
Of princely power thou art the womb, the navel.
Thou art the Vritra slaying arm of Indra.
Mitra s art thou, thou Varuna s possession.
With thee to aid may this man slaughter Vritra.
Cleaver art thou; thou Render; thou art Shaker.
Protect him ye in front, protect him rearwards; protect him sidewards; from all quarters guard him.
Visible, O ye men, Informed is Agni, Master of the House.
Informed is Indra of exalted glory.
Informed are Mitra Varuna, Law Maintainers.
Informed is Pushan, Lord of all Possessions.
Informed are Heaven and Earth, the All propitious.
Informed is Aditi who gives wide shelter.
Appeased by sacrifice are biting creatures, Ascend the East.
May Gayatri protect thee, the psalm Rathantara, the triple praise song, the season Spring, and the rich treasure, Priesthood.
Ascend the South.
Be thy protectors Trishtup, the Brihat Saman, the fifteenfold praise song, the Reason Summer, and the treasure Kingship. 12 Ascend the West.
May Jagati protect thee, the psalm Vairupa, the seventeenfold praise song, the Rain time, and that store of wealth, the People.
Ascend the North.
Thy guardians be Anushtup, Vairaja psalm, the twenty onefold praise song, the season Autumn, that rich treasure Fruitage.
Ascend the Zenith.
Pankti be thy keeper, Sakvara, Raivata the pair of Samans, Praise songs the thirty threefold and thrice ninefold, both seasons, Winter, Dews, that treasure lustre.
The head of Namuchi hath been cast from me.
Brilliance of Soma art thou, may my brilliance grow like thine.
Save me from death.
Vigour art thou, victory, everlasting life.
With golden bodies, at the flush of morning, ye rise on high, two Sovran Lords, and Surya.
Ascend your car, O Varuna and Mitra: thence view infinity and limitation.
Thou art Mitra, thou art Varuna.
Thee with the strength of Soma, Agni s lustre, with Surya s splendour, Indra s might I sprinkle.
Be Lord of princes: safe past arrows guard him.
Forth from the summit of the bull, the mountain, pouring spontaneously, the ships keep moving.
They, lifted up, have turned them back and downward, still flowing onward, after Ahibudhnya.
Thou art the stepping forth of Vishnu: thou art Vishnu s outstep; Vishnu s step art thou.
Prajapati, thou only comprehendest all these created forms, and none beside thee.
Give us our heart s desire when we invoke thee.
So and So s father is this man.
Sire of this man is So and So.
May we All hail! be lords of rich possessions.
What active highest name thou hast, O Rudra, therein thou art an offering, art an offering at home.
All hail! 21 Indra s bolt art thou.
I by the direction of Mitra Varuna, Directors, yoke thee.
I, the uninjured Arjuna, mount thee for firmness, thee for food.
By quickening of the Maruts be thou victor.
May we obtain by mind: with power united.
Let us not, Indra, conqueror of the mighty, unfit through lack of prayer fail to obtain thee.
Ascend the car which thou whose hand bears thunder controllest, and the reins with noble horses.
All hail to Agni, Master of the Household! All hail to Soma, Sovran of the Forest! All hail to the great vigour of the Maruts! All hail to the effectual might of Indra! Injure me not, O Mother Earth, and may I never injure thee.
The Hamsa throned in light, the Vasu in mid air, the Priest beside the altar, Guest within the house, Dwelling in noblest place, mid men, in truth, in sky, born of flood, kine, truth, mountain, be is mighty Law.
So great art thou: life art thou; give me life, Mate art thou: thou art splendour; give me splendour.
Strength art thou: give me strength.
I draw you downward, two arms of Indra mighty in achievement.
Fair art thou, good to sit on, womb of kingship. Sit on the fair one, sit on that which offers a pleasant seat: sit in the womb of kingship. 27 Varuna, Law s maintainer, hath sat down among his people, he Most wise, for universal sway.
Supreme Lord art thou.
May these five regions of thine be prosperous.
Brahman! Thou art Brahman, Savitar art thou, faithful in impulsion, Varuna art thou, he whose power is real.
Indra art thou, whose strength is of the people.
Rudra art thou, the very kind and gracious.
Doer of much, Improver, Wealth increaser! Indra s holt art thou.
Be therewith my vassal.
May spacious Agni, Lord of Duty, gladly, vast Agni, Duty s Lord, accept the butter.
All hail! Hallowed by Svaha, with the beams of Surya, strive for his central place among the kinsmen.
I creep forth urged onward by Savitar the Impeller; by Sarasvati, Speech; by Tvashtar, created forms; by Pushan, cattle; by this Indra; by Brihaspati, Devotion; by Varuna, Power; by Agni, Brilliance; by Soma, the King; by Vishnu the tenth Deity.
Get dressed for the Asvins.
Get dressed for Sarasvati: Get dressed for Indra the Good Deliverer: Soma the Wind, purified by the strainer, Indra s meet friend, hath gone overflowing backward.
What then? As men whose fields are full of barley reap the ripe corn, removing it in order, So bring the food of these men, bring it hither, who pay the Sacred Grass their spoken homage.
Taken upon a base art thou.
Thee for the Asvins.
Thee for Sarasvati, and thee for Indra, for the Excellent Protector.
Ye Asvins, Lords of Splendour, drank full draughts of grateful Soma juice, And aided Indra in his deeds with Namuchi of Asura birth.
As parents aid a son, both Asvins aided thee, Indra, with their wondrous powers and wisdom.
When thou with might hadst drunk the draught that gladdens, Sarasvati, O Bounteous Lord, refreshed thee.