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BOOK 14.


WITH stedfast site and birthplace thou art stedfast: settle thou duly in thy stedfast birthplace, rejoicing in the Ukhya s first appearance.
Here let the Asvins, the Adhvaryus, seat thee.


Nesting, intelligent, dripping with butter, in the auspicious seat of earth be seated.
Let Rudras, Vasus welcome thee with praises: fill full these prayers for our propitious fortune.
Here let the Asvins, the Adhvaryus, seat thee.


Here, Guard of Strength, with thine own powers be seated for the Gods’ happiness and great enjoyment.
Even as a father to his son, be friendly: with easy entrance enter with thy body.
Here let the Asvins, the Adhvaryus seat thee: 4 Thou art the filling stuff of earth called Apsas.
May all the Gods celebrate thee with praises.
Enriched with songs of praise, Prishthas and butter, sit here and give us wealth with store of children.
Here let the Asvins, etc.


Upon the back of Aditi I lay thee the sky s supporter, pillar of the Quarters, Queen over creatures.
Wave and drop of waters art thou; and Visvakarman is thy Rishi.


Sukra and Suchi, seasons, both, of summer thou art the innermost cement of Agni.
May Heaven and Earth, may Waters, Plants and Agnis help, separate, accordant, my precedence.

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Let all the Agnis between the earth and heaven gather together round these summer seasons, as the Gods gather in their hosts round Indra, Firm, with that Deity, Angiras like, be seated.


Associate with the Seasons, with the Modes with the Gods, with the health establishing Gods may the Asvins the Adhvaryus settle thee here for Agni Vaisvanara.
Associate with the Vasus, etc.
Associate with the Rudras, etc.
Associate with the adityas, etc.
Associate with the Visvedevas, etc.


Guard thou my breath.
Guard my out breathing.
Guard my through breathing.
Illume mine eye with far reaching vision.
Give power of hearing to mine ear.
Pour forth waters.
Quicken plants.
Protect bipeds.
Protect quadrupeds.
Send rain from heaven.


The head is vital vigour.
Prajapati became the metre.
Royalty is vital vigour, health giving metre.
The Supporter is vital vigour, the Sovran Lord the metre.
Visvakarman is vital vigour, Parameshthin the metre.
The he goat is vital vigour, excellent the metre.
The bull is vital vigour, extensive the metre.
Man is vital vigour, languid the metre.
The tiger is vital vigour, invincible the metre.
The lion is vital vigour, covering the metre.
The four year bull is vital vigour, Brihati the metre.
The ox is vital vigour, Kakup the metre.
The steer is vital vigour, Satobrihati the metre.

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The bullock is vital vigour, Pankti the metre.
The milch cow is vital vigour, Jagati the metre.
The eighteen month calf is vital vigour, Trishtup the metre.
The two year old steer is vital vigour, Viraj the metre.
The thirty month old ewe is vital vigour, Gayatri the metre.
The three year old steer is vital vigour, Ushnih the metre.
The four year old ox is vital vigour, Anushtup the metre.
Fill up the room, etc.
The dappled kine, etc.
All sacred songs, etc.
are three texts repeated from XII.
54 56.
See also XIII.


Indra and Agni, in its place securely set the unshaking brick.
Thou with thy back sunderest heaven and the broad earth and firmament.


On the air s back let Visvakarman set thee, thee the capacious, thee the far extended.
Control the air, fix firm the air, do thou the air no injury.
For all breath, out breath, through breath, upward breathing, for high position, for prescribed observance, May Vayu keep thee safe with great well being, with securest shelter.
In the manner of Angiras, with that Deity lie steady.


Queen art thou, Quarter of the East.
Wide ruler, Quarter of the South.
West Quarter, thou art Sovran.
Thou Autocrat, Quarter of the North.
Queen Paramount art thou, the Lofty Point.


On the air s back may Visvakarman set thee luminous.
Control all light for all breath, for out breath, up breath, through breath.
Thy Lord is Vayu, with that Deity, Angiras like, lie firm.


Two Rainy Seasons, Nabhas and Nabhasya thou art the innermost cement of Agni, etc.
(as in XIII.

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Isha and urja, two Autumnal Seasons thou art the innermost cement of Agni, etc.


Preserve my life.
Preserve my breath.
Guard mine out breath.
Preserve mine eyes.
Preserve mine ears.
Strengthen my voice.
Quicken my mind.
Preserve my self.
Vouchsafe me light.


Ma metre.
Prama metre.
Pratima metre.
asrivayas metre.
Pankti metre.
Ushnih metre.
Brihati metre.
Anushtup metre.
Viraj metre.
Gayatri metre, Trishtup metre.
Jagati metre.


Earth metre.
Sky metre.
Heaven metre.
Years metre.
Nakshatras metre.
Vak metre.
Mind metre.
Husbandry metre.
Gold metre.
Cow metre.
She goat metre.
Horse metre.


The Deity Agni.
The Deity Vita.
The Deity Surya.
The Deity Moon.
The Deity Vasus.
The Deity Rudras.
The Deity adityas The Deity Maruts.
The Deity Visvedevas.
The Deity Brihaspati.
The Deity Indra.
The Deity Varuna.


Chief art thou, bright, supporting, firm, thou art the great sustainer, Earth.
Thee for life, thee for lustre, thee for tillage, thee for peace and rest.


Controller, brilliant art thou, managing controller, firm sustainer.
For strength, for energy thee, for riches thee, for prosperity thee.
Fill up the room, etc.
The dappled kine, etc.
All sacred songs, etc.
(as in 10).

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This Swift, the triple praise song.
The Shining, the Panchadasa hymn.
Heaven, the Saptadasa.
The Supporter, the Ekavimsa.
Speed, the Ashtadasa.
Ardour, the Navadasa.
Triumphant Onset, Savimsa, Vigour, Dvavimsa.
Maintenance, Trayovimsa.
Womb, Chaturvimsa.
Embryos, Panchavimsa.
Energy, the Trinava.
Intention, the Ekatrimsa.
The Basis, the Trayastrimsa.
The Bright One s Station, the Chatustrimsa.
The Vault of Heaven, the Shattrimsa.
The Revolving One, the Ashtachatvarimsa.
The Support, the Four divisioned praise song.

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Thou art the portion of Agni, chief control of Consecration.
The Priesthood is saved; the Trivrit Stoma.
Thou art the portion of Indra, the sovranty of Vishnu.
The Nobility is saved; the Panchadasa Stoma.
Thou art the share of the Man beholders; the supremacy of the Creator; the birthplace is saved; the Saptadasa Stoma.
Thou art the share of Mitra, the sovranty of Varuna.
Rain of heaven and wind are saved; the Ekavimsa Stoma.


Thou art the share of the Vasus, the sovranty of the Rudras.
Quadrupeds are saved; the Chaturvimsa Stoma.
Thou art the share of the adityas; the sovranty of the Maruts.
The Embryos are saved; the Panchavimsa Stoma.
Thou art the share of Aditi; the sovranty of Pushan.
Strength is saved; the Trinava Stoma.
Thou art the share of God Savitar; the sovranty of Brihaspati.
The universal Quarters are saved; the Chatushtoma Stoma.


Thou art the share of the Yavas; the sovranty of the Ayavas.
Creatures are saved; the Chatuschatvarimsa Stoma.
Thou art the share of the Ribhus; the sovranty of the Visvedevas.
The Being is saved; the Trayastrimsa Stoma.


Sahas, Sahasya, the two Winter Seasons thou art the innermost cement of Agni, etc.
(as in XIII.


With one they praised; creatures were produced.
Prajapati was over lord.
With three they praised; the Priesthood was created.
Brihaspati was over lord.

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With five they praised; beings were created.
The Lord of Beings was over lord.
With seven they praised; the Seven Rishis were created.
Dhatar was over lord.


With nine they praised; the Fathers were created.
Aditi was Sovran Lady.
With eleven they praised; the Seasons were created.
The Season Lords were over lords.
With thirteen they praised; the Months were created.
The Year was over lord.
With fifteen they praised; the Nobility was created.
Indra was over lord.
With seventeen they praised; domestic animals were created.
Brihaspati was over lord.


With nineteen they praised; Sudra and Arya were created.
Day and Night were Sovran Ladies.
With twenty one they praised; solid hoofed animals were created.
Varuna was over lord.
With twenty three they praised; small animals were created.
Pushan was over lord.
With twenty five they praised; forest animals were created.
Vayu was over lord.
With twenty seven they praised; earth and heaven came apart.
Vasus, Rudras, adityas followed separately, so they were over lords.


With twenty nine they praised; Trees were created.
Soma was over lord.
With thirty one they praised; creatures were created.
The Yavas and the Ayavas were over lords.
With thirty three they praised; living beings.
were happy.
Prajapati, the Supreme in Place, was over lord.
Fill up the room, etc.
The dappled kine, etc.
All sacred songs, etc.
Repeated from XII.
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