HYMN XXX. Indra – Rig Veda – Book 1

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

आ व इन्द्रं करिविं यथा वाजयन्तः शतक्रतुम |
मंहिष्ठं सिञ्च इन्दुभिः ||

शतं वा यः शुचीनां सहस्रं वा समाशिराम |
एदु निम्नं न रीयते ||

सं यन मदाय शुष्मिण एना हयस्योदरे |
समुद्रो न वयचो दधे ||

अयमु ते समतसि कपोत इव गर्भधिम |
वचस्तच्चिन न ओहसे ||

सतोत्रं राधानां पते गिर्वाहो वीर यस्य ते |
विभूतिरस्तुसून्र्ता ||

ऊर्ध्वस्तिष्ठा न ऊतये.अस्मिन वाजे शतक्रतो |
समन्येषु बरवावहै ||

योगे-योगे तवस्तरं वाजे-वाजे हवामहे |
सखाय इन्द्रमूतये ||

आ घा गमद यदि शरवत सहस्रिणीभिरूतिभिः |
वाजेभिरुप नो हवम ||

अनु परत्नस्यौकसो हुवे तुविप्रतिं नरम |
यं ते पूर्वं पिता हुवे ||

तं तवा वयं विश्ववारा शास्महे पुरुहूत |
सखे वसो जरित्र्भ्यः ||

अस्माकं शिप्रिणीनां सोमपाः सोमपाव्नाम |
सखे वज्रिन सखीनाम ||

तथा तदस्तु सोमपाः सखे वज्रिन तथा कर्णु |
यथा त उश्मसीष्टये ||

रेवतीर्नः सधमाद इन्द्रे सन्तु तुविवाजाः |
कषुमन्तो याभिर्मदेम ||

आ घ तवावान तमनाप्त सतोत्र्भ्यो धर्ष्णवियानः |
रणोरक्षं न चक्र्योह ||

आ यद दुवः शतक्रतवा कामं जरितॄणाम |
रणोरक्षं न शचीभिः ||

शश्वदिन्द्रः पोप्रुथद्भिर्जिगाय नानदद्भिः शाश्वसद्भिर्धनानि |
स नो हिरण्यरथं दंसनावान स नः सनिता सनये स नो.अदात ||

आश्विनावश्वावत्येषा यतं शवीरया गोमद दस्रा हिरण्यवत ||
समानयोजनो हि वां रथो दस्रावमर्त्यः |

समुद्रे अश्विनेयते ||
वयघ्न्यस्य मूर्धनि चक्रं रथस्य येमथुः |
परि दयामन्यदीयते ||

कस्त उषः कधप्रिये भुजे मर्तो अमर्त्ये |
कं नक्षसे विभावरि ||

वयं हि ते अमन्मह्यान्तादा पराकात |
अश्वे न चित्रे अरुषि ||

तवं तयेभिरा गहि वाजेभिर्दुहितर्दिवः |
अस्मे रयिं निधारय ||

 

ā va indraṃ kriviṃ yathā vājayantaḥ śatakratum |
maṃhiṣṭhaṃ siñca indubhiḥ ||

śataṃ vā yaḥ śucīnāṃ sahasraṃ vā samāśirām |
edu nimnaṃ na rīyate ||

saṃ yan madāya śuṣmiṇa enā hyasyodare |
samudro na vyaco dadhe ||

ayamu te samatasi kapota iva gharbhadhim |
vacastaccin na ohase ||

stotraṃ rādhānāṃ pate ghirvāho vīra yasya te |
vibhūtirastusūnṛtā ||

ūrdhvastiṣṭhā na ūtaye.asmin vāje śatakrato |
samanyeṣu bravāvahai ||

yoghe-yoghe tavastaraṃ vāje-vāje havāmahe |
sakhāya indramūtaye ||

ā ghā ghamad yadi śravat sahasriṇībhirūtibhiḥ |
vājebhirupa no havam ||

anu pratnasyaukaso huve tuvipratiṃ naram |
yaṃ te pūrvaṃ pitā huve ||

taṃ tvā vayaṃ viśvavārā śāsmahe puruhūta |
sakhe vaso jaritṛbhyaḥ ||

asmākaṃ śipriṇīnāṃ somapāḥ somapāvnām |
sakhe vajrin sakhīnām ||

tathā tadastu somapāḥ sakhe vajrin tathā kṛṇu |
yathā ta uśmasīṣṭaye ||

revatīrnaḥ sadhamāda indre santu tuvivājāḥ |
kṣumanto yābhirmadema ||

ā gha tvāvān tmanāpta stotṛbhyo dhṛṣṇaviyānaḥ |
ṛṇorakṣaṃ na cakryoh ||

ā yad duvaḥ śatakratavā kāmaṃ jaritṝṇām |
ṛṇorakṣaṃ na śacībhiḥ ||

śaśvadindraḥ popruthadbhirjighāya nānadadbhiḥ śāśvasadbhirdhanāni |
sa no hiraṇyarathaṃ daṃsanāvān sa naḥ sanitā sanaye sa no.adāt ||
āśvināvaśvāvatyeṣā yataṃ śavīrayā ghomad dasrā hiraṇyavat ||

samānayojano hi vāṃ ratho dasrāvamartyaḥ |
samudre aśvineyate ||

vyaghnyasya mūrdhani cakraṃ rathasya yemathuḥ |
pari dyāmanyadīyate ||

kasta uṣaḥ kadhapriye bhuje marto amartye |
kaṃ nakṣase vibhāvari ||

vayaṃ hi te amanmahyāntādā parākāt |
aśve na citre aruṣi ||

tvaṃ tyebhirā ghahi vājebhirduhitardivaḥ |
asme rayiṃ nidhāraya ||

English Translation

Translated by Ralph T.H. Griffith

1 WE seeking strength with Soma-drops fill full your Indra like a well,
Most liberal, Lord of Hundred Powers,

2 Who lets a hundred of the pure, a thousand of the milk-blent draughts
Flow, even as down a depth, to him;

3 When for the strong, the rapturous joy he in this manner hath made room
Within his belly, like the sea.

4 This is thine own. Thou drawest near, as turns a pigeon to his mate:
Thou carest too for this our prayer.

5 O Hero, Lord of Bounties, praised in hymns, may power and joyfulness
Be his who sings the laud to thee.

6 Lord of a Hundred Powers, stand up to lend us succour in this fight
In others too let us agree.

7 In every need, in every fray we call as friends to succour us
Indra the mightiest of all.

8 If he will hear us let him come with succour of a thousand kinds,
And all that strengthens, to our call.

9 I call him mighty to resist, the Hero of our ancient home,
Thee whom my sire invoked of old.

10 We pray to thee, O much-invoked, rich in all precious gifts, O Friend,
Kind God to those who sing thy praise.

11 O Soma-drinker, Thunder-armed, Friend of our lovely-featured dames
And of our Soma-drinking friends.

12 Thus, Soma-drinker, may it be; thus, Friend, who wieldest thunder, act
To aid each wish as we desire.

13 With Indra splendid feasts be ours, rich in all strengthening things wherewith,
Wealthy in food, we may rejoice.

14 Like thee, thyself, the singers’ Friend, thou movest, as it were, besought,
Bold One, the axle of the car.

15 That, Śatakratu, thou to grace and please thy praisers, as it were,
Stirrest the axle with thy strength.

16 With champing, neighing loudly-snorting horses Indra hath ever won himself great treasures
A car of gold hath he whose deeds are wondrous received from us, and let us too receive it.

17 Come, Aśvins, with enduring strength wealthy in horses and in kine,
And gold, O ye of wondrous deeds.

18 Your chariot yoked for both alike, immortal, ye of mighty acts,
Travels, O Aśvins, in the sea.

19 High on the forehead of the Bull one chariot wheel ye ever keep,
The other round the sky revolves.

20 What mortal, O immortal Dawn, enjoyeth thee? Where lovest thou?
To whom, O radiant, dost thou go?

21 For we have had thee in our thoughts whether anear or far away,
Red-hued and like a dappled mare.

22 Hither, O Daughter of the Sky, come thou with these thy strengthenings,
And send thou riches down to us.