1 COME, Indra, and delight thee with the juice at all the Soma feasts, Protector, mighty in thy strength. 2 To Indra pour ye forth the juice, the active gladdening juice to him The gladdening, omnific God. 3 O Lord of all men, fair of cheek, rejoice thee in the gladdening lauds, Present at these drink-offerings. 4 Songs have outpoured themselves to thee, Indra, the strong, the guardian Lord, And raised themselves unsatisfied. 5 Send to us bounty manifold, O Indra, worthy of our wish, For power supreme is only thine. 6 O Indra, stimulate thereto us emulously fain for wealth, And glorious, O most splendid One. 7 Give, Indra, wide and lofty fame, wealthy in cattle and in strength, Lasting our life-time, failing not. 8 Grant us high fame, O Indra, grant riches bestowing thousands, those Fair fruits of earth borne home in wains. 9 Praising with songs the praise-worthy who cometh to our aid, we call Indra, the Treasure-Lord of wealth. 10 To lofty Indra, dweller by each libation, the pious man Sings forth aloud a strengthening hymn.
Bibliography: Rigveda, translated by Ralph Thomas Hotchkin Griffith, (1896)
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