Created by Jijith Nadumuri at 16 Jul 2011 15:43 and updated at 16 Jul 2011 15:43


yvk.1.1 f Let Rudra s dart avoid you.
yvk.1.2 i To Vayu thee; to Varuna thee; to Nirrti thee; to Rudra thee! k O divine waters, son of the waters, the stream Fit for oblation, mighty, most exhilarating, That stream of yours may I not step upon.
yvk.1.2 n May Rudra guide thee hither in the path of Mitra.
yvk.1.2 a Thou art a Vasvi, thou art a Rudra, thou art Aditi, thou art an Aditya, thou art Sukra, thou art Candra.
yvk.1.2 May Rudra with the Vasus be favourable to thee.
yvk.1.3 a Thou, O Agni, art Rudra, the Asura of the mighty sky, Thou art the host of the Maruts, thou art lord of food; Thou farest with ruddy winds, blessing the household; Thou, as Pasan dost, protectest thy worshippers with thyself.
yvk.1.3 b Rudra, king of the sacrifice, True offerer, priest of both worlds, Agni before the dreadful thunder, Of golden colour, win ye for help.
yvk.1.4 a Sitta with the sinew, Bhava with the liver, Rudra with the taniman, Pasupati with the thick heart, Agni with the heart, Rudra with the blood, Sarva with the kidneys, Mahadeva with the intestinal flesh, him that slayest most quickly with the entrails.
yvk.1.5 He wept; in that he wept (arodit), that is why Rudra has his name.
yvk.1.6 If he were to fast without eating, he would be hungry; if he were to eat, Rudra would plan evil against his cattle; he partakes of water; that is neither eaten nor not eaten; he is not hungry and Rudra does not plot evil against his cattle.
yvk.1.8 d Rudra alone yieldeth to no second.
yvk.1.8 e The mole is thy beast, O Rudra; rejoice in it.
yvk.1.8 f This is thy portion, O Rudra, with thy sister Ambika; rejoice in it.
yvk.1.8 h We have appeased, O lady, Rudra, The god Tryambaka; That he may make us prosperous, That he may increase our wealth, That he may make us rich in cattle, That he may embolden us.
yvk.1.8 k This is thy portion, O Rudra; rejoice in it; with it for food, do thou go away beyond the Mujavants.
yvk.1.8 b To Agni he offers on eight potsherds, to Rudra an oblation of Gavidhuka, to Indra curds, to Varuna an oblation made of barley; the sacrificial fee is a cow for draught purposes.
yvk.1.8 To Rudra (he offers) an oblation of Gavidhuka in the house of the thrower of the dice; the sacrificial fee is a speckled (ox) with raised tail.
yvk.1.8 a To Agni, lord of the house, he offers a cake of black rice on eight potsherds; to Soma, lord of the forest, an oblation of millet; to Savitr, of true instigation, a cake of swift growing rice on twelve potsherds; to Rudra, lord of cattle, an oblation of Gavidhuka; to Brhaspati, lord of speech, an oblation of wild rice; to Indra, the noblest, a cake of large rice on eleven potsherds; to Mitra, the true, an oblation of Amba grain, and to Varuna, lord of right, an oblation made of barley.
yvk.1.8 b May Savity of instigations instigate thee, Agni of lords of the house, Soma of lords of the forest, Rudra of cattle [1], Brhaspati of speech, Indra of nobles, Mitra of truth, Varuna of lords of right.
yvk.1.8 l O Rudra, that highest active name of thee, to that thou art offered, thou art offered to Yama.
yvk.1.8 o O Soma and Rudra, do ye drive away The evil spirit that hath entered our abode; Far away from us smite misfortune; Whatever sin we have done remove from us.
yvk.1.8 p O Soma and Rudra, do ye give to us, In our bodies, all these medicines; Loosen and remove the evil we have done That is bound within our bodies.
yvk.2.1 The blood which fell Rudra seized; it became a fierce red cow.
yvk.2.1 He who practises witchcraft should offer a red (cow) to Rudra; verily he has recourse to Rudra with his own share; verily he cuts him down to him; swiftly he reaches destruction; it is red, for it has Rudra as its deity; (verily it serves) for rosperity.
yvk.2.2 To Agni with the Rudras he should offer a cake on eight potsherds when he practises witchcraft; Rudra is his dread form; verily he cuts him down to him; swiftly he reaches misfortune.
yvk.2.2 Yonder sun did not shine, the gods sought an atonement for him, for him they offered this oblation to Soma and Rudra: verily thereby they bestowed brightness upon him.
yvk.2.2 If he desires to become resplendent, he should offer for him this oblation to Soma and Rudra; verily he has recourse to Soma and Rudra with their own portion; verily they bestow upon him splendour; he becomes resplendent.
yvk.2.2 He should offer on the full moon day of the month Tisya; Tisya is Rudra [1], the full moon is Soma; verily straightway he wins splendour.
yvk.2.2 He who desires offspring should offer an oblation to Soma and Rudra; Soma is the bestower of seed, Agni is the begetter of offspring; verily Soma bestows on him seed, Agni begets offspring; he obtains [3] offspring.
yvk.2.2 He who practises witchcraft should offer an oblation to Soma and Rudra; man has Soma as his deity, Agni is this Rudra; verily ransoming him from his own deity he entrusts him to Rudra; swiftly he attains ruin.
yvk.2.2 He who is long ill should offer an oblation to Soma and Rudra; the sap of him who is long ill goes to Soma, the body to Agni; verily from Soma he ransoms his sap, from Agni his body; even if [4] his life be gone, he yet lives.
yvk.2.2 The Hotr loosens him that is swallowed by Soma and Rudra and he is liable to be ruined; an ox must be given by the Hotr; the ox is a carrier, the Hotr is a carrier; verily he saves himself as a carrier by means of a carrier.
yvk.2.2 He who desires, In his own abode may I produce a foe for him should offer an oblation to Soma and Rudra; selecting an altar he should dig up half, and half not, spread half the strew, and half not, pile on half the kindling wood and half not; verily in his own abode he produces a foe for him.
yvk.2.6 That which is burnt belongs to Nirrti, that which is not cooked to Rudra, that which is cooked to the gods.
yvk.2.6 In that he cuts off a share for Agni Svistakrt, he gives Rudra a share.
yvk.2.6 He cuts off one in each case, for Rudra is one as it were.
yvk.2.6 He cuts off from the north part, for this is Rudra s [5] quarter; verily he appeases Rudra in his own quarter.
yvk.2.6 The former offerings are cattle, Agni is Rudra here; if he were to pour over the former offerings, he would give Rudra cattle, and the sacrificer would be without cattle.
yvk.2.6 in four; what is divided in four is the offering, what is divided in four is cattle; if the Hotr were to eat it, the Hotr would [1] experience misfortune; if he were to offer it in the fire, he would give the cattle to Rudra, and the sacrificer would be without cattle.
yvk.2.6 The gods excluded Rudra from the sacrifice; he pierced the sacrifice, the gods gathered round it (saying), May it be right for us.
yvk.3.1 Cattle belong to Prajapati; their overlord is Rudra.
yvk.3.1 f This is thy share, O Rudra, for which thou didst ask; rejoice in it, find (for us) the lordship of cows, abundance of wealth, with good heroes and a year s prosperity.
yvk.3.1 Rudra approached him as he went about with his cattle in the place of sacrifice, and said, These are my cattle.
yvk.3.1 Then indeed had Rudra no designs against his cattle.
yvk.3.1 When one who knows thus offers the remnants of the mixed Soma(), Rudra has no designs against his cattle.
yvk.3.2 d Homage to Rudra, slayer of Makha; for this homage guard me (with these words he reverences) the place of the Agnidh; verily paying homage to him he creeps to the Sadas, for his own safety.
yvk.3.4 a Agni overlord of creatures, may he help me; Indra of powers, Yama of earth, Vayu of the atmosphere, Surya of the sky, Candramas of Naksatras, Brhaspati of holy power, Mitra of truths, Varuna of waters, the ocean of streams, food of lordships overlord, may it help me; Soma of plants, Savitr of instigations, Rudra of cattle, Tvastr of forms, Visnu of mountains, the Maruts of troops overlords, may they help me.
yvk.3.4 Therefore that is the place of sacrifice where he advances having spent ten (nights); not suitable is the place where (he spends) less time than that [2] Now Vastospati is Rudra.
yvk.3.4 If he were to go on without offering to Vastospati, the fire becoming Rudra would leap after him and slay him; he offers to Vastospati; verily with his own share he appeases him; the sacrificer does not come to ruin.
yvk.3.4 If he were to load his cart) after the offering, he would make Rudra enter his house.
yvk.3.4 g That Aditi may accord To our cattle, our men, our kine, To our offspring, Rudra s grace.
yvk.3.4 h Harm us not in our children, our descendants, nor in our life, Harm us not in our cattle, in our horses [2] Smite not in anger our heroes, O Rudra, With oblations let us serve thee with honour.
yvk.3.5 e The Aditya (cup) is these cattle, Agni is Rudra here, having cast plants in the fire he offers the Aditya (cup); verily he hides the cattle from Rudra, and causes the cattle to find support in the plants [2].
yvk.3.5 f Go forth, go up, to the lovers of holy order; may Agni lead thy head, Aditi give (thee) a middle, thou art that let loose by Rudra, Yuva by name; harm me not.
yvk.4.1 e Hastening [1] come hither, trampling the enemy, Come with wondrous skill from the leadership of Rudra; Fare along the broad atmosphere, With happy pastures, bestowing security.
yvk.4.4 (Thou art) Prajapati in mind, when come to the Soma; the creator in the consecration; Savitr in the bearing; Pusan in the cow for the purchase of the Soma; Varuna when bound (in the cloth); Asura in the being bought; Mitra when purchased; Sipivista when put in place; delighter of men when being drawn forward; the overlord on arrival; Prajapati being led on; Agni at the Agnidh s altar; Brhaspati on being led from the Agnidh s altar; Indra at the oblation holder; Aditi when put in place; Visnu when being taken down; Atharvan when made wet; Yama when pressed out; drinker of unpurified Soma() when being cleansed; Vayu when purifying; Mitra as mixed with milk; the Manthin when mixed with groats; that of the All gods when taken out; Rudra when offered; Vayu when covered up; the gazer on men when revealed; the food when it comes; the famed of the fathers; life when taken; the river when going to the final bath; the ocean when gone; the water when dipped; the heaven when arrived at completion.
yvk.4.4 a (Thou art) Krttikas, the Naksatra, Agni, the deity; ye are the radiances of Agni, of Prajapati, of the creator, of Soma; to the Re thee, to radiance thee, to the shining thee, to the blaze thee, to the light thee b (Thou art) Rohini the Naksatra, Prajapati the deity; Mrgasirsa the Naksatra, Soma the deity; Ardra the Naksatra, Rudra the deity; the two Punarvasus the Naksatra, Aditi the deity; Tisya the Naksatra, Brhaspati the deity; the Asresas the Naksatra, the serpents the deity; the Maghas the Naksatra, the fathers the deity; the two Phalgunis the Naksatra [1], Aryaman the deity; the two Phalgunis the Naksatra, Bhaga the deity; Hasta the Naksatra, Savitr the deity; Citra the Naksatra, Indra the deity; Svati the Naksatra, Vayu the deity; the two Visakhas the Naksatra, Indra and Agni the deity; Anruradha the Naksatra, Mitra the deity; Rohini the Naksatra, Indra the deity; the two Visrts the Naksatra; the fathers the deity; the Asadhas the Naksatra, the waters the deity; the Asadhas the Naksatra, the All gods the deity; Srona the Naksatra, Visnu the deity; Sravistha the Naksatra, the Vasus [2] the, deity; Satabhisaj the Naksatra, Indra the deity; Prosthapadas the Naksatra, the goat of one foot the deity; the Prosthapadas the Naksatra, the serpent of the deep the deity; Revati the Naksatra, Pusan the deity; the two Asvayujs the Naksatra, the Asvins the deity; the Apabharanis the Naksatra, Yama the deity.
yvk.4.5 The Offerings to Rudra
yvk.4.5 a Homage to thy wrath, O Rudra, To thine arrow homage also; Homage to thy bow, And homage to thine arms.
yvk.4.5 b With thy most kindly arrow, And kindly bow, With thy kindly missile, Be gentle to us, O Rudra.
yvk.4.5 c That body of thine, O Rudra, which is kindly, Not dread, with auspicious look, With that body, most potent to heal, O haunter of the mountains, do thou look on us.
yvk.4.5 a Homage to the golden armed leader of hosts, and to the lord of the quarters homage! b Homage to the trees with green tresses, to the lord of cattle homage! c Homage to the one who is yellowish red like young grass, to the radiant, to the lord of paths homage! d Homage to the brown one, to the piercer, to the lord of food homage! e Homage to the green haired, wearer of the cord, to the lord of prosperity homage! f Homage to the dart of Bhava, to the lord of the moving world homage! g Homage to Rudra, with bent bow, to the lord of fields homage! h Homage to the minstrel, the inviolate, to the lord of the woods homage! i Homage [1] to the ruddy one, the ruler, to the lord of woods homage! k Homage to the minister, the trader, to the lord of thickets homage! l Homage to the extender of the world, the offspring of the maker of room, to the lord of plants homage! m Homage to the loud calling, the screaming, to the lord of footmen homage! n Homage to the wholly covered, to the running, to the lord of warriors homage!
yvk.4.5 a Homage to Bhava and to Rudra.
yvk.4.5 a Homage to Soma, and to Rudra.
yvk.4.5 b That auspicious form of thine, O Rudra, Auspicious and ever healing, Auspicious and healing (form of) Rudra, With that show mercy on us for life.
yvk.4.5 c This prayer we offer up to the impetuous Rudra, With plaited hair, destroyer of men, That health be for our bipeds and quadrupeds, And that all in this village be prosperous [1] and free from ill.
yvk.4.5 d Be merciful to us, O Rudra, and give us delight; With honour let us worship thee, destroyer of men; The health and wealth which father Manu won by sacrifice, May we attain that, O Rudra, under thy leadership.
yvk.4.5 e Neither our great, nor our small, Our waxing or what has waxed, Do thou slay, nor father nor mother; Injure not, O Rudra, our dear bodies [2].
yvk.4.5 f Harm us not in our children, our descendants, our life; Harm us not in our cattle, in our horses; Smite not in anger our heroes, O Rudra; With oblations lot us serve thee with honour.
yvk.4.5 h Praise [3] the famous youth, mounted on the chariot seat, Dread and destructive like a fierce wild beast; Being praised, O Rudra, be merciful to the singer; Let thy missiles smite down another than us.
yvk.4.5 i May the missile of Rudra spare us, May the wrath of the brilliant evil worker (pass over us); Unstring for the generous donors (thy) strong (bows); O bounteous one, be merciful to our children and descendants.
yvk.5.1 Many are the foes of the man who waxes great, he waxes great as it were who piles the fire, the steed has a thunderbolt; hastening come hither, trampling the enemy he says; verily he tramples with the thunderbolt on the evil foe; from the lordship of Rudra he says; cattle are connected with Rudra; verily having begged from Rudra [3] cattle he acts for his own interest.
yvk.5.2 So many are animals, bipeds and quadrupeds; if he were to let them loose to the east, he would give them over to Rudra; if to the south, he would deliver them to the Pitrs; if to the west, the Raksases would destroy them; to the north he let them loose; this is the auspicious qu rter of gods and men (3); verily he lets them loose in that direction.
yvk.5.4 The fire is Rudra; he is born then when he is completely piled up; just as a calf on birth desires the teat, so he here seeks his portion; if he were not to offer a libation to him, he would suck the Adhvaryu and the sacrificer.
yvk.5.4 He offers standing facing north; this is the quarter of Rudra; verily he propitiates him in his own quarter.
yvk.5.4 He offers on the last brick; verily at the end he propitiates Rudra.
yvk.5.4 If he were to offer while wandering round, he would make Rudra come within (the sacrifice).
yvk.5.4 Or rather they say, In what quarter is Rudra or in what? He should offer them while wandering round; verily he appeases him completely [4].
yvk.5.4 The fire is Rudra, and it is as if one stirs up a sleeping lion.
yvk.5.5 Visvakarman, lord of the quarters, may he protect our cattle, may he protect us, to him homage! Prajapati; Rudra; Varuna; Agni; lord of the quarters; may he protect our cattle, may he protect us, to him homage! These are the deities, overlords of these animals; to them he is cut off who puts down the heads of the animals.
yvk.5.5 The fire is Rudra, his are three missiles, one that comes straight on, one that strikes transversely, and one that follows up.
yvk.5.5 The bow of thine, O Rudra, in the east [2], may the wind blow after it for thee, to thee, O Rudra, with the year I pay homage.
yvk.5.5 The bow of thine, O Rudra, on the south, may the wind blow after it for thee, to thee, O Rudra, with the full year I pay homage.
yvk.5.5 The bow of thine, O Rudra, on the west, may the wind blow after it for thee, to thee, O Rudra, with the Ida year I pay homage.
yvk.5.5 The bow of thine, O Rudra, on the north, may the wind blow after it for thee [3], to thee, O Rudra, with the Idu year I pay homage.
yvk.5.5 The bow of thine, O Rudra, above, may the wind blow after it for thee, to thee, O Rudra, with the year I pay homage.
yvk.5.5 Agni is Rudra; just as a tiger stands in anger, so he also (stands); when piled with these he reverences him; verily with homage he soothes him.
yvk.5.5 i The Rudra in the fire, in the waters, in the plants, the Rudra that hath entered all beings, to that Rudra be homage.
yvk.5.5 The deer for Rudra; the chameleon, the bird, the Pippaka, these are (to be offered) to the arrow shot; the gazelle for the Maruts; the Sarga to the Brahman; the hyena, the black (deer), the dog of four eyes, the ass, these are for other men; to Agni the crow.
yvk.5.6 The red, the dark red, the jujube red, these are for Prajapati; the brown, the reddish brown, the parrot brown, these are for Rudra.
yvk.5.7 The fire is Rudra; now two are his bodies, the dread the one, the auspicious the other; in that he offers the Satarudriya, he soothes with it his dread form; in that he offers the stream of wealth, he delights with it his auspicious form.
yvk.5.7 Force with the neck; Nirrti with the bones; Indra with the hard working bearing part; for Rudra the moving shoulder; for day and night the second (part); for the half months the third; for the months the fourth; for the seasons the fifth; for the year the sixth.
yvk.5.7 For Vayu the first rib; for Sarasvant the second; for the moon the third; for the Naksatras the fourth; for Savitr the fifth; for Rudra the sixth for the serpents the seventh; for Aryaman the eighth; for Tvastr the ninth for Dhatr the tenth; for Indrani the eleventh; for Aditi the twelfth; for sky and earth the side; for Yama the side bone.
yvk.6.1 May Rudra guide thee hither he says.
yvk.6.1 Rudra is the harsh [7] one of the gods; verily he places him below her, for guiding hither.
yvk.6.1 He does as it were a harsh thing when he recites that (text) of Rudra s.
yvk.6.1 Thou art a Vasvi, thou art a Rudra he says; verily thus by her form he expounds her greatness [1].
yvk.6.1 May Rudra with the Vasus be favourable to thee he says, for the sake of protection.
yvk.6.2 They said, Who shall shoot it? [1] Rudra they said, Rudra is cruel, let him shoot it.
yvk.6.2 Therefore is Rudra overlord of animals.
yvk.6.2 Rudra let it go; it cleft the three citadels and drove the Asuras away from these worlds.
yvk.6.3 Now the fire is Rudra, the beast the sacrificer; if he were to produce the fire after offering the beast, he would place the sacrificer in the power of Rudra [1], and he would be liable to die.
yvk.6.3 If he were to pierce (it), Rudra would be likely to slay his cattle; if he were not to pierce (it), it would not be fixed; with one he pierces, with the other not, for support.
yvk.6.5 The gods kept Rudra away from the sacrifice [2], he followed the Adityas; they took refuge in (the cups) for two deities, them they did not give up; therefore men do not give up even one worthy of death who has come for help.
yvk.6.5 The Aditya (cup) is those cattle; Agni is Rudra here; he draws after covering; verily he shuts off cattle from Rudra [4].
yvk.6.5 He should not utter the secondary Vasat; if he were to do so, he would let Rudra go after his offspring; after sacrificing he should not look after (it); if he were to look after (it) his eye would be likely to be destroyed; therefore he should not look after (it).
yvk.6.5 He does not utter the secondary Vasat; if he were to do so, he would let Rudra go after his offspring.
yvk.6.5 He does not utter the secondary Vasat; if he were to do so, he would let Rudra go after his offspring; if he were not to do so, the Agnidh would consume the Soma before it had been appeased; he says the secondary Vasat muttering, he does not let Rudra go after his offspring, the Agnidh consumes the Soma after it has been appeased.
yvk.7.4 a Let the healing wind blow upon our cows, Let them feed on strengthening herbs; Let them drink waters full of life and fatness; Rudra, be gracious to the food that hath feet.
yvk.7.5 To) Agni (offering is made) on eight potsherds; to Soma an oblation; to Savitr (offering) on eight potsherds; to Pusan an oblation; to Rudra an oblation; to Agni Vaisvanara (offering) on eight potsherds; if he should not go to the wild beast s lair; to Agni, saviour from distress, (offering is made) on eight potsherds; to Surya milk (is offered); Vayu receives a share in the butter offering.

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