1 FOR the Celestial Race this song of praise which gives wealth lavishly Was made by singers with their lips. 2 They who for Indra, with their mind, formed horses harnessed by a word, Attained by works to sacrifice. 3 They for the two Nāsatyas wrought a light car moving every way: They formed a nectar-yielding cow. 4 The Ṛbhus with effectual prayers, honest, with constant labour, made Their Sire and Mother young again. 5 Together came your gladdening drops with Indra by the Maruts girt, With the Ādityas, with the Kings. 6 The sacrificial ladle, wrought newly by the God Tvaṣṭar's hand— Four ladles have ye made thereof. 7 Vouchsafe us wealth, to him who pours thrice seven libations, yea, to each Give wealth, pleased with our eulogies. 8 As ministering Priests they held, by pious acts they won themselves, A share in sacrifice with Gods.
Bibliography: Rigveda, translated by Ralph Thomas Hotchkin Griffith, (1896)
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