HYMN LVI. Indra – Rig Veda – Book 1

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

एष पर पूर्वीरव तस्य चम्रिषो.अत्यो न योषामुदयंस्त भुर्वणिः |
दक्षं महे पाययते हिरण्ययं रथमाव्र्त्या हरियोगं रभ्वसम ||

तं गूर्तयो नेमन्निषः परीणसः समुद्रं न संचरणे सनिष्यवः |
पतिं दक्षस्य विदथस्य नू सहो गिरिं न वेना अधि रोह तेजसा ||

स तुर्वणिर्महानरेणु पौंस्ये गिरेर्भ्र्ष्टिर्न भराजते तुजा शवः |
येन शुष्णं मायिनमायसो मदे दुध्राभूषु रामयन नि दामनि ||

देवी यदि तविषी तवाव्र्धोतय इन्द्रं सिषक्त्युषसं न सूर्यः |
यो धर्ष्णुना शवसा बाधते तम इयर्ति रेणुं बर्हदर्हरिष्वणिः ||

वि यत तिरो धरुणमच्युतं रजो.अतिष्ठिपो दिव आतासुबर्हणा |
सवर्मीळ्हे यन मद इन्द्र हर्ष्याहन वर्त्रं निरपामौब्जो अर्णवम ||

तवं दिवो धरुणं धिष ओजसा पर्थिव्या इन्द्र सदनेषु माहिनः |
तवं सुतस्य मदे अरिणा अपो वि वर्त्रस्य समया पाष्यारुजः ||

 

eṣa pra pūrvīrava tasya camriṣo.atyo na yoṣāmudayaṃsta bhurvaṇiḥ |
dakṣaṃ mahe pāyayate hiraṇyayaṃ rathamāvṛtyā hariyoghaṃ ṛbhvasam ||

taṃ ghūrtayo nemanniṣaḥ parīṇasaḥ samudraṃ na saṃcaraṇe saniṣyavaḥ |
patiṃ dakṣasya vidathasya nū saho ghiriṃ na venā adhi roha tejasā ||

sa turvaṇirmahānareṇu pauṃsye ghirerbhṛṣṭirna bhrājate tujā śavaḥ |
yena śuṣṇaṃ māyinamāyaso made dudhraābhūṣu rāmayan ni dāmani ||

devī yadi taviṣī tvāvṛdhotaya indraṃ siṣaktyuṣasaṃ na sūryaḥ |
yo dhṛṣṇunā śavasā bādhate tama iyarti reṇuṃ bṛhadarhariṣvaṇiḥ ||

vi yat tiro dharuṇamacyutaṃ rajo.atiṣṭhipo diva ātāsubarhaṇā |
svarmīḷhe yan mada indra harṣyāhan vṛtraṃ nirapāmaubjo arṇavam ||

tvaṃ divo dharuṇaṃ dhiṣa ojasā pṛthivyā indra sadaneṣu māhinaḥ |
tvaṃ sutasya made ariṇā apo vi vṛtrasya samayā pāṣyārujaḥ ||

English Translation

Translated by Ralph T.H. Griffith

1 FOR this man’s full libations held in ladles, he hath roused him, eager, as a horse to meet the mare.
He stays his golden car, yoked with Bay Horses, swift, and drinks the Soma juice which strengthens for great deeds.

2 To him the guidance-following songs of praise flow full, as those who seek gain go in company to the flood.
To him the Lord of power, the holy synod’s might, as to a hill, with speed, ascend the loving ones.

3 Victorious, great is he; in manly battle shines, unstained with dust, his might, as shines a mountain peak;
Wherewith the iron one, fierce e’en against the strong, in rapture, fettered wily Śushṇa fast in bonds.

4 When Strength the Goddess, made more strong for help by thee, waits upon Indra as the Sun attends the Dawn,
Then. he who with his might unflinching kills the gloom stirs up the dust aloft, with joy and triumphing.

5 When thou with might, upon the framework of the heaven, didst fix, across, air’s region firmly, unremoved,
In the light-winning war, Indra, in rapturous joy, thou smotest Vṛtra dead and broughtest floods of rain.

6 Thou with thy might didst grasp, the holder-up of heaven, thou who art mighty also in the seats of earth.
Thou, gladdened by the juice, hast set the waters free, and broken Vṛtra’s stony fences through and through.