HYMN XXIV. Indra. Aśvins. – Rig Veda – Book 10

HYMN XXIV. Indra. Aśvins. – Rig Veda – Book 10

इन्द्र सोममिमं पिब मधुमन्तं चमू सुतम |
अस्मे रयिंनि धारय वि वो मदे सहस्रिणं पुरूवसो विवक्षसे ||

तवां यज्ञेभिरुक्थैरुप हव्येभिरीमहे |
शचीपतेशचीनां वि वो मदे शरेष्ठं नो धेहि वार्यं विवक्षसे ||

यस पतिर्वार्याणामसि रध्रस्य चोदिता |
इन्द्रस्तोतॄणामविता वि वो मदे दविषो नः पाह्यंहसोविवक्षसे ||

युवं शक्रा मायाविना समीची नीरमन्थतम |
विमदेनयदिळित नसत्य निरमन्थतम ||

विश्वे देवा अक्र्पन्त समिच्योर्निष्पतन्त्योः |
नसत्यवब्रुवन्देवः पुनरा वहतदिति ||

मधुमन मे परायणं मधुमत पुनरयनम |
त नो देवदेवतय युवं मधुमतस कर्तम ||

indra somamimaṃ piba madhumantaṃ camū sutam |
asme rayiṃni dhāraya vi vo made sahasriṇaṃ purūvaso vivakṣase ||

tvāṃ yajñebhirukthairupa havyebhirīmahe |
śacīpateśacīnāṃ vi vo made śreṣṭhaṃ no dhehi vāryaṃ vivakṣase ||

yas patirvāryāṇāmasi radhrasya coditā |
indrastotṝṇāmavitā vi vo made dviṣo naḥ pāhyaṃhasovivakṣase ||

yuvaṃ śakrā māyāvinā samīcī nīramanthatam |
vimadenayadiḷita nasatya niramanthatam ||

viśve devā akṛpanta samicyorniṣpatantyoḥ |
nasatyavabruvandevaḥ punarā vahataditi ||

madhuman me parāyaṇaṃ madhumat punarayanam |
ta no devadevataya yuvaṃ madhumatas kṛtam ||

English Translation

Translated by Ralph T.H. Griffith

1. O INDRA, drink this Soma, pressed out in the mortar, full of sweets.
Send down to us great riches,—at your glad carouse-in thousands, O Most healthy. Thou art waxing great.
2 To thee with sacrifices, with oblations, and with lauds we come.
Lord of all strength and power, grant-at your glad carouse-the best choiceworthy treasure. Thou art waxing great.
3 Thou who art Lord of precious boons, inciter even of the churl.
Guardian of singers, Indra,—at your glad carouse-save us from woe and hatred. Thou art waxing great.
4 Strong, Lords of Magic power, ye Twain churned the united worlds apart,
When ye, implored by Vimada, Nāsatyas, forced apart the pair.
5 When the united pair were rent asunder all the Gods complained.
The Gods to the Nāsatyas cried, Bring these together once again.
6 Sweet be my going forth, and rich in sweets be my approach to home.
So, through your Deity, both Gods, enrich us with all pleasantness.