SUKLA YAJUR VEDA
BY impulse of God Savitar I take thee with arms of Asvins, with the Hands of Pushan.
A zone for Aditi art thou.
Ida, come hither.
Aditi, come hither.
Sarasvati, come hither.
Come hither, So and So.
Come hither, So and So.
Come hither, So and So.
Thou art a zone for Aditi, a diadem for Indrani.
Pushan art thou.
Spare some for the Gharma.
Overflow for the Asvins.
Overflow for Sarasvati.
Overflow for Indra All hail, what belongs to Indra! All hail, what belongs to Indra! All hail, what belongs to Indra! 5 That breast of thine, exhaustless, fount of pleasure, wealth giver, treasure finder, free bestower, Wherewith thou rearest all things that are choicest, bring that, Sarasvati, that we may drain it.
Throughout the spacious middle air I travel.
Thou art Gayatra metre.
Thou art Trishtup metre.
With Heaven and Earth I grasp thee.
With the Firmament I raise thee up. Indra and Asvins, drink ye the hot draught of sweet honey: sacrifice, ye Vasus.
Vat! All hail to the rain winning beam of the Sun!
Thee with Svaha to Vata the sea.
Thee with Svaha to Vata the flood.
Thee with Svaha to Vata the unconquerable.
Thee with Svaha to Vata the irresistible.
Thee with Svaha to Vata the protection seeker.
Thee with Svaha to Vata the non destructive.
Thee with Svaha to Indra Lord of Vasus.
Thee with Svaha to Indra Lord of Rudras.
Thee with Svaha to Indra killer of foes.
Thee with Svaha to Savitar attended by Ribhu, Vibhu, and Vaja.
Thee with Svaha to Brihaspati beloved of all the Gods.
Svaha to Yama attended by the Angirases, attended by the Fathers! Svaha to the Gharma! The Gharma for the Father! 10 Here hath he worshipped, seated south, all the sky regions, all the Gods.
Drink, Asvins, of the heated draught, the Svaha consecrated mead.
In heaven lay thou this sacrifice; lay thou this sacrifice in heaven.
To sacrificial Agni hail! May bliss be ours from Yajus texts.
Drink, Asvins, with your daily helps, the Gharma, strengthener of hearts.
To him who draweth out the thread be homage, and to Heaven and Earth.
The Gharma have the Asvins drunk: with Heaven and Earth have they agreed.
Here, verily, be their boons bestowed.
Overflow for food.
Overflow for energy.
Overflow for the Priesthood.
Overflow for the Nobility.
Overflow for Heaven and Earth.
Thou, O duteous one, art Duty.
Innocent one, in us establish manly powers; establish the People.
All hail to Pushan, to the milk s skin! All hail to the press stones! All hail to their echoes! All hail to the Fathers who are above the grass, who drink the Gharma! All hail to Heaven and Earth! All hail to the All Gods! 16 All hail to Rudra invoked by worshippers! All hail! Let light combine with light.
May Day together with his sheen, fair lighted with his light, accept.
All hail! May Night together with her sheen, fair lighted with her light, accept.
All hail! May we enjoy the mead offered in most Indra like Agni.
Homage to thee, divine Gharma! Do not thou injure me.
Thy far spread majesty, instinct with wisdom, hath surpassed this heaven, And, with its glorious fame, the earth.
Seat thee, for thou art mighty: shine, best entertainer of the Gods.
Worthy of sacred food, praised Agni! loose the smoke ruddy and beautiful to see.
Gharma, that heavenly light of thine in Gayatri, in the Soma store, May it increase and be confirmed for thee, that light.
Gharma, that light of thine in air, in Trishtup, in the sacred hearth, May it increase and be confirmed for thee, that light.
Gharma, that light of thine on earth, in Jagati, of the priest s shed, May that increase and be confirmed for thee, that light.
Thee for the sure protection of the Nobles.
Guard thou from injury the Brahman s body.
We follow thee in interest of the People, for the renewal of our peace and comfort.
Square, far spread is the sacrifice s navel: it spreads for us wide, full of all existence, spreads wide for us full of complete existence.
We turn against the hate and guiles of him who keeps an alien law.
This, Gharma! is thy liquid store.
Swell out and wax in strength thereby.
May we too grow in strength and wax to greatness.
Loudly the tawny Stallion neighed, mighty, like Mitra fair to see.
Together with the Sun the sea, the store shone out with flashing light.
To us let Waters and let Plants be friendly; to him who hates us, whom we hate, unfriendly.
Looking upon the loftier light above the darkness we have come To Surya, God among the Gods, the light that is most excellent.
A brand art thou, fain would we thrive, Fuel art thou, and splendour: Give me splendour, 26 Far as the heaven and earth are spread in compass, far as the Seven Rivers are extended, So vast thy cup which I with strength am taking, Indra, unharmed in me, uninjured ever.
In me be that great hero power, in me be strength and mental force: The Gharma shines with triple light, with lustre fulgent far away, with holy lore, with brilliancy.
Brought hither is the seed of milk.
Through each succeeding year may we enjoy the bliss of draining it.
Invited, I enjoy a share of that which hath been offered me, the savoury draught by Indra drunk and tasted by Prajapati.