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

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

सना च सोम जेषि च पवमान महि शरवः |
अथा नो वस्यसस कर्धि ||

सना जयोतिः सना सवर्विश्वा च सोम सौभगा |
अथा … ||

सना दक्षमुत करतुमप सोम मर्धो जहि |
अथा … ||

पवीतारः पुनीतन सोममिन्द्राय पातवे |
अथा … ||

तवं सूर्ये न आ भज तव करत्वा तवोतिभिः |
अथा … ||

तव करत्वा तवोतिभिर्ज्योक पश्येम सूर्यम |
अथा … ||

अभ्यर्ष सवायुध सोम दविबर्हसं रयिम |
अथा … ||

अभ्यर्षानपच्युतो रयिं समत्सु सासहिः |
अथा … ||

तवां यज्ञैरवीव्र्धन पवमान विधर्मणि |
अथा … ||

रयिं नश्चित्रमश्विनमिन्दो विश्वायमा भर |
अथा .. . ||

sanā ca soma jeṣi ca pavamāna mahi śravaḥ |
athā no vasyasas kṛdhi ||

sanā jyotiḥ sanā svarviśvā ca soma saubhaghā |
athā … ||

sanā dakṣamuta kratumapa soma mṛdho jahi |
athā … ||

pavītāraḥ punītana somamindrāya pātave |
athā … ||

tvaṃ sūrye na ā bhaja tava kratvā tavotibhiḥ |
athā … ||

tava kratvā tavotibhirjyok paśyema sūryam |
athā … ||

abhyarṣa svāyudha soma dvibarhasaṃ rayim |
athā … ||

abhyarṣānapacyuto rayiṃ samatsu sāsahiḥ |
athā … ||

tvāṃ yajñairavīvṛdhan pavamāna vidharmaṇi |
athā … ||

rayiṃ naścitramaśvinamindo viśvāyamā bhara |
athā .. . ||

English Translation

Translated by Ralph T.H. Griffith

1. O Soma flowing on thy way, win thou and conquer high renown;
And make us better than we are.

2 Win thou the light, win heavenly light, and, Soma, all felicities;
And make us better than we are.

3 Win skilful strength and mental power. O Soma, drive away our foes;
And make us better than we are.

4 Ye purifiers, purify Soma for Indra, for his drink:
Make thou us better than we are.

5 Give us our portion in the Sun through thine own mental power and aids;
And make us better than we are.

6 Through thine own mental power and aid long may we look upon the Sun;
Make thou us better than we are.

7 Well-weaponed Soma, pour to usa stream of riches doubly great;
And make us better than we are.

8 As one victorious unsubdued in battle pour forth wealth to us;
And make us better than we are.

9 By worship, Pavamana! men have strengthened thee to prop the Law:
Make thou us better than we are.

10 O Indu, bring us wealth in steeds, manifold. quickening all life;
And mate us better than we are.