SUKLA YAJUR VEDA
OUR sacrifice, God Savitar! speed onward: speed to his share the sacrifice s patron.
May the Celestial Gandharva, cleanser of thought and will, make clean our thoughts and wishes.
The Lord of Speech sweeten the words we utter! 2 May we attain that excellent glory of Savitar the God: So may he stimulate our prayers.
Savitar, God, send far away all troubles and calamities, And send us only what is good.
We call on him distributer of wondrous bounty and of wealth, On Savitar who looks on men.
For Brahman Priesthood() he binds a Brahman to the stake; for Kshatra Royalty() a Rajanya; for the Maruts a Vaisya; for Penance a Sudra; for Darkness a robber; for Hell a homicide or a man who has lost his consecrated fire; for Misfortune a eunuch; for Venality an Ayogu; for Kama a harlot; for Excessive Noise a Magadha;
For Dance a stable master; for Song a public dancer; for Duty one who attends court; for Pastime a timid man; for Sport a chatterer; for Laughter an artist; for Pleasure a woman lover; for Desire a damsel s son; for Dexterity a car builder; for Firmness a carpenter; 7 For Trouble a potter s son; for Device an artificer; for Beauty a jeweller; for Welfare a sower; for the Arrow deity a maker of shafts; for Injury a bowyer; for Action a bowstring maker; for Fate a rope maker; for Death a hunter; for the Finisher a dog leader; 8 For Rivers a fisherman; for Rikshikas a Nishada s son; for the Man tiger a madman; for the Gandharvas and Apsarases a Vratya; for Motives one demented; for Serpents and Genii an untrustworthy man; for Dice a gambler; for Excitement a non gambler; for Pisachas a woman who splits cane; for Yatudhanas a woman who works in thorns; 9 For Rendezvous a lover; for Homestead a paramour; for Trouble an unmarried elder brother; for Nirriti a younger brother who has married before his elder; for Misfortune the husband of a younger sister whose elder sister has not been married; for Representation a woman who embroiders; for Agreement a woman who deals in love charms; for Garrulity a by sitter; for Colour an obstinate man; for Strength a yielding man; 10 For Interruptions a hunch back; for Delight a dwarf, for Doors a blear eyed man; for Sleep a blind man; for Unrighteousness a deaf man; for Purifying Medium a physician; for Insight an astrologer; for Craving for
Knowledge an inquisitive man; for Desire of extra Knowledge an extra inquisitive man; for Moral Law a question solver; 11 For Eye diseases an elephant keeper; for Speed a horse keeper; for Nourishment a cowherd; for Manliness a shepherd; for Keenness a goatherd; for Refreshment a ploughman; for Sweet Beverage a preparer of Sura; for Weal a house guard; for Well being a possessor of wealth; for Supervision a doorkeeper s attendant;
For Light a wood bringer; for Brightness a fire kindler; for the Sun s Station a besprinkler; for Highest Heaven a high steward; for the World of Gods a carver; for the World of Men a distributer; for All Worlds a pourer out: for Poverty, Affliction a stirrer up of strife; for Sacrifice a washerwoman; for Delight a female dyer; 13 For Assault a thievish hearted man; for Homicide a slanderer; for Discrimination a door keeper; for Inspection a door keeper s attendant; for Strength a servant; for Plenty a running footman; for the Beloved a sweet speaker; for Safety the rider of a horse; for the World of Svarga a dealer out of portions; for Highest Heaven a high steward; 14 For Passion an iron smelter; for Anger a remover; for Yoking a yoker; for Pain an assailant; for Quiet an unyoker; for Up hill and Down hill one who stands on three legs; for Form a conceited man; for Virtue a female ointment maker; for Nirriti a female scabbard maker; for Yama a barren woman; 15 For Yama a mother of twins; for the Atharvans a woman who has miscarried; for the First Year a gad about; for the Parivatsara one who has not borne a child; for the Idavatsara one who exceeds; for the Idvatsara one who transgresses; for the Vatsara one who is worn out; for the Samvatsara one with grey hair; for the Ribhus a hide dresser; for the Sadhyas a currier; 16 For Lakes a fisherman; for Standing Waters a fisher; for Tank waters a Nishada; for Reed beds a fish vender; for the Opposite Bank one who gropes
fish; for This Bank a fish catcher; for Fords an auda; for shallows a Mainala;
for Sounds a Bhilla; for Caverns a Kirata; for Mountain heights a destructive savage; for Mountains a wild man; 17 For Abhorrence a Paulkasa; for Colour a goldsmith; for Balance a merchant; for Repentance a sluggard; for All Spirits a leper; for Prosperity a watchful man; for Failure a sleepy man; for Mischief a chatterer; for Misfortune a shameless man; for Undoing one who cuts up into small pieces; 18 For the Dice king a gambler; for the die Krita one who contemplates his adversary s ill luck, for the Treta a gamble manager; for the Dvapara a chief manager; for Askanda one who will not leave the gambling hall; for Mrityu one who approaches cows; for Antaka a Cow killer; for Hunger one who goes begging to a man who is cutting up a cow; for Misdeed a leader of the Charakas; for Misery a robber; 19 For Echo a reviler; for Noise a snarler; for End a very talkative man; for Endless a mute; for Sound a drummer; for Might a lute player; for Cry a flute blower; for Confused Tone a Conch blower; for the Wood a wood ranger; for Partly wooded Land a forest fire guard; 20 For Pastime a harlot; for Laughter a jester; for Lust a woman with spotty skin; for Might these, the head man of a village, an astrologer, and a watchman; a lute player; a hand clapper, a flutist, these for Dance; for Pleasure a musician; 21 For Fire a fat man; for Earth a cripple; for Wind a Chandala; for Mid Air a pole dancer; for Sky a bald head; for the Sun a green eyed man; for Stars a spotty man; for the Moon
leper; for Day a white yellow eyed man; for Night a black man with yellow eyes.
Now he ties up the eight following variform men: one too tall, one too short, one too stout, one too thin, one too white, one too black, one too bald, one too airy.
These must be neither Sudras nor Brahmans, and must be dedicated to Prajapati.
A minstrel, a harlot, a gambler, and a eunuch neither of Sudra nor Brahman caste are to be dedicated to Prajapati.