HYMN CLXXV. Indra – Rig Veda – Book 1

HYMN CLXXV. Indra: Rig Veda – Book 1 – Ralph T.H. Griffith, Translator

मत्स्यपायि ते महः पात्रस्येव हरिवो मत्सरो मदः |
वर्षा ते वर्ष्ण इन्दुर्वाजी सहस्रसातमः ||

आ नस्ते गन्तु मत्सरो वर्षा मदो वरेण्यः |
सहावानिन्द्रसानसिः पर्तनाषाळ अमर्त्यः ||

तवं हि शूरः सनिता चोदयो मनुषो रथम |
सहावान दस्युमव्रतमोषः पात्रं न शोचिषा ||

मुषाय सुर्यं कवे चक्रमीशान ओजसा |
वह शुष्णायवधं कुत्सं वातस्याश्वैः ||

शुष्मिन्तमो हि ते मदो दयुम्निन्तम उत करतुः |
वर्त्रघ्ना वरिवोविदा मंसीष्ठा अश्वसातमः ||

यथा पुर्वेभ्यो जरित्र्भ्य इन्द्र मय इवापो न तर्ष्यते बभूथ |
तामनु तवा निविदं जोहवीमि वि… ||

matsyapāyi te mahaḥ pātrasyeva harivo matsaro madaḥ |
vṛṣā te vṛṣṇa indurvājī sahasrasātamaḥ ||
ā naste ghantu matsaro vṛṣā mado vareṇyaḥ |
sahāvānindrasānasiḥ pṛtanāṣāḷ amartyaḥ ||

tvaṃ hi śūraḥ sanitā codayo manuṣo ratham |
sahāvān dasyumavratamoṣaḥ pātraṃ na śociṣā ||

muṣāya suryaṃ kave cakramīśāna ojasā |
vaha śuṣṇāyavadhaṃ kutsaṃ vātasyāśvaiḥ ||

śuṣmintamo hi te mado dyumnintama uta kratuḥ |
vṛtraghnā varivovidā maṃsīṣṭhā aśvasātamaḥ ||

yathā purvebhyo jaritṛbhya indra maya ivāpo na tṛṣyate babhūtha |
tāmanu tvā nividaṃ johavīmi vi… ||

English Translation

Translated by Ralph T.H. Griffith

1. GLAD thee: thy glory hath been quaffed, Lord of Bay Steeds, as ’twere the bowl’s enlivening mead.
For thee the Strong there is strong drink, mighty, omnipotent to win.

2 Let our strong drink, most excellent, exhilarating, come to thee,
Victorious, Indra! bringing gain, immortal conquering in fight,

3 Thou, Hero, winner of the spoil, urgest to speed the car of man.
Burn, like a vessel with the flame, the lawless Dasyu, Conqueror!

4 Empowered by thine own might, O Sage, thou stolest Sūrya’s chariot wheel.
Thou barest Kutsa with the steeds of Wind to Śuṣṇa as his death.

5 Most mighty is thy rapturous joy, most splendid is thine active power,
Wherewith, foe-slaying, sending bliss, thou art supreme in gaining steeds.

6 As thou, O Indra, to the ancient singers wast ever joy, as water to the thirsty,
So unto thee I sing this invocation. May we find strengthening food in full abundance.