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BOOK 26.


AGNI and Prithivi, closely connected, may they bring low for me the boon I mention.
Vayu and Firmament, closely connected, may they, etc.
Closely connected Dyaus and the aditya, may they, etc.
Closely connected Varuna and Waters, may they, etc.
Lord of the seven communities and her who forms all beings, eighth, Make our ways full of pleasantness: may So and So and I agree.


That I to all the people may address this salutary speech, To priest and nobleman, Sudra and Arya, to one of our own kin and to the stranger.
Dear may I be to Gods and guerdon giver.
Fulfilled be this my hope: be that my portion! 3 Give us, Brihaspati, that wondrous treasure, that which exceeds the merit of the foeman, Which shines among the folk effectual, splendid, that, Son of Law, which is with might refulgent.
Taken upon a base art thou.
Thee for Brihaspati.
This is thy home.
Thee for Brihaspati, 4 Come hither, Indra, rich in kine! Drink Soma, Lord of Hundred Powers, Effused by braying pressing stones.
Taken upon a base art thou.
Thee for Indra, rich in kine.
This is thy home.
Thee for Indra, rich in kine.

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O Indra, Vritra slayer, come.
Drink Soma, Lord of Hundred Powers, Expressed with stones whose wealth is kine.
Taken upon a base art thou, etc.
as in verse 4.


Vaisvanara the righteous One, the Lord of sacrifice and light, The heat that wasteth not, we seek.
Taken upon a base art thou.
Thee for Vaisvanara.
This is thy home: thee for Vaisvanara.


Still in Vaisvanara s grace may we continue: yea, he is King Supreme over all things living.
Sprung hence to life upon this All he looketh.
Vaisvanara hath rivalry with Surya.
Taken upon a base art thou, etc.
as in verse 6.


Hitherward come Vaisvanara to succour us from far away, Agni through laud that brings him near! Taken upon a base, etc, as in verse 6.


Agni is Pavamana, Sage, the Tribe Priest of the Races Five: To him of mighty wealth we pray.
Taken upon a base art thou.
Thee for lustre.
This is thy home.
Thee for lustre.


May mighty Indra, thunder armed, may Shodasi protect us well, and slay the wicked man who hateth us.
Taken upon a base art thou.
Thee for Mahendra.
This is thy home.
Thee for Mahendra.


As cows low to their calves in stalls so with our songs we glorify This Indra, e’en your wondrous God who checks assault, who joys in the delicious juice.


Agni s is the most fetching song.
Shine mightily, thou rich in light! Like the Chief Consort of a King, riches and strength proceed from thee.

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Come, here, O Agni, will I sing verily other songs to thee, And with these drops shalt thou grow strong.


The Seasons spread thy sacrifice! the Mouths protect thine offering! May the Year guard our sacrifice for thee and keep our children safe.


There where the mountains downward slope, there by the meeting of the streams The sage was manifest with song.


High is thy juice s birth: though sat in heaven, on earth it hath obtained Strong sheltering power and great renown.


Finder of room and freedom, flow for Indra, meet for worship, flow For Varuna and the Marut host.


Striving to win, with him we gain all wealth of the ungodly one, Yea, all the glories of mankind.


May we be prosperous with brave sons, cattle, horses, each wish of ours, and varied blessings, With quadrupeds, and with the men about us.
May the Gods guide our sacrifice in season.


O Agni, bring thou hitherward the yearning Consorts of the Gods Bring Tvashtar to the Soma draught.


O Neshtar girt by Dames, accept our sacrifice: with Ritu drink, For thou art he who giveth wealth.

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He with the Ritus fain would drink, Wealth river, from the Neshtar s bowl.
Begin, pay offerings: hasten ye.


Thine is this Soma: come thou near, approach it.
Drink thou thereof, benevolent, and cease not.
Sit on the sacred grass at this our worship, and take these drops into thy belly, Indra.


Come unto us, ye swift to listen! as at home, upon the sacred grass sit and enjoy yourselves.
And, Tvashtar, well content be joyful in the juice with Gods and Goddesses in gladsome company.


In sweetest and most gladdening stream flow pure, O Soma, on thy way, Pressed out for Indra, for his drink.


Fiend queller, Friend of all men, he hath in the vat attained unto His place, his iron fashioned home.

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