HYMN XI Soma Pavamana. – Rig Veda – Book 9

HYMN XI  Soma Pavamana. – Rig Veda – Book 9

उपास्मै गायता नरः पवमानायेन्दवे |
अभि देवां इयक्षते ||

अभि ते मधुना पयो ऽथर्वाणो अशिश्रयुः |
देवं देवाय देवयु ||

स नः पवस्व शं गवे शं जनाय शम अर्वते |
शं राजन्न ओषधीभ्यः ||

बभ्रवे नु सवतवसे ऽरुणाय दिविस्प्र्शे |
सोमाय गाथम अर्चत ||

हस्तच्युतेभिर अद्रिभिः सुतं सोमम पुनीतन |
मधाव आ धावता मधु ||

नमसेद उप सीदत दध्नेद अभि शरीणीतन |
इन्दुम इन्द्रे दधातन ||

अमित्रहा विचर्षणिः पवस्व सोम शं गवे |
देवेभ्यो अनुकामक्र्त ||

इन्द्राय सोम पातवे मदाय परि षिच्यसे |
मनश्चिन मनसस पतिः ||

पवमान सुवीर्यं रयिं सोम रिरीहि नः |
इन्दव इन्द्रेण नो युजा ||

upāsmai ghāyatā naraḥ pavamānāyendave |
abhi devāṃ iyakṣate ||

abhi te madhunā payo ‘tharvāṇo aśiśrayuḥ |
devaṃ devāya devayu ||

sa naḥ pavasva śaṃ ghave śaṃ janāya śam arvate |
śaṃ rājann oṣadhībhyaḥ ||

babhrave nu svatavase ‘ruṇāya divispṛśe |
somāya ghātham arcata ||

hastacyutebhir adribhiḥ sutaṃ somam punītana |
madhāv ā dhāvatā madhu ||

namased upa sīdata dadhned abhi śrīṇītana |
indum indre dadhātana ||

amitrahā vicarṣaṇiḥ pavasva soma śaṃ ghave |
devebhyo anukāmakṛt ||

indrāya soma pātave madāya pari ṣicyase |
manaścin manasas patiḥ ||

pavamāna suvīryaṃ rayiṃ soma rirīhi naḥ |
indav indreṇa no yujā ||

English Translation

Translated by Ralph T.H. Griffith

1. SING forth to Indu, O ye men, to him who is purified,
Fain to pay worship to the Gods.

2 Together with thy pleasant juice the Atharvans have commingled milk,
Divine, devoted to the God.

3 Bring, by thy flowing, weal to kine, weal to the people, weal to steeds.
Weal, O thou King, to growing plants

4 Sing a praise-song to Soma brown of hue, of independent might.
The Red, who reaches up to heaven.

5 Purify Soma when effused with stones which bands move rapidly,
And pour the sweet milk in the meath.

6 With humble homage draw ye nigh; blend the libation with the curds:
To Indra offer Indu up.

7 Soma, foe-que chief o’er men, doing the will of pour forth
Prosperity upon our kine.

8 Heart-knower, Sovran of the heart, thou art effused, O Soma, that Indra may drink thee and rejoice.

9 O Soma Pavamana, give us riches and heroic strength,—
Indu! with. Indra for ally.