HYMN CXII. Soma Pavamana. – Rig Veda – Book 9

HYMN CXII. Soma Pavamana. – Rig Veda – Book 9

नानानं वा उ नो धियो वि वरतानि जनानाम |
तक्षा रिष्टं रुतं भिषग बरह्मा सुन्वन्तमिछतीन्द्रायेन्दो परि सरव ||

जरतीभिरोषधीभिः पर्णेभिः शकुनानाम |
कार्मारो अश्मभिर्द्युभिर्हिरण्यवन्तमिछतीन्द्रायेन्दो परि सरव ||

कारुरहं ततो भिषगुपलप्रक्षिणी नना |
नानाधियोवसूयवो.अनु गा इव तस्थिमेन्द्रायेन्दो परि सरव ||

अश्वो वोळ्हा सुखं रथं हसनामुपमन्त्रिणः |
शेपो रोमण्वन्तौ भेदौ वारिन मण्डूक इछतीन्द्रायेन्दो परि सरव ||

nānānaṃ vā u no dhiyo vi vratāni janānām |
takṣā riṣṭaṃ rutaṃ bhiṣagh brahmā sunvantamichatīndrāyendo pari srava ||

jaratībhiroṣadhībhiḥ parṇebhiḥ śakunānām |
kārmāro aśmabhirdyubhirhiraṇyavantamichatīndrāyendo pari srava ||

kārurahaṃ tato bhiṣaghupalaprakṣiṇī nanā |
nānādhiyovasūyavo.anu ghā iva tasthimendrāyendo pari srava ||

aśvo voḷhā sukhaṃ rathaṃ hasanāmupamantriṇaḥ |
śepo romaṇvantau bhedau vārin maṇḍūka ichatīndrāyendo pari srava ||

English Translation

Translated by Ralph T.H. Griffith

1. WE all have various thoughts and plans, and diverse are the ways of men.
The Brahman seeks the worshipper, wright seeks the cracked, and leech the maimed. Flow, Indu, flow for Indra’s sake.

2 The smith with ripe and seasoned plants, with feathers of the birds of air,
With stones, and with enkindled flames, seeks him who hath a store of gold. Flow, Indu, flow for Indra’s sake.

3 A bard am I, my dad’s a leech, mammy lays corn upon the stones.
Striving for wealth, with varied plans, we follow our desires like kine. Flow, Indu, flow for Indra’s sake.

4 The horse would draw an easy car, gay hosts attract the laugh and jest.
The male desires his mate’s approach, the frog is eager for the flood, Flow, Indu, flow for Indra’s sake.