1. FORTH on their way the glorious drops have flowed for maintenance of Law, Knowing this sacrifice's course. 2 Down in the mighty waters sinks the stream of meath, most excellent, Oblation best of all in worth. 3 About the holy place, the Steer true, guileless, noblest, hath sent forth Continuous voices in the wood. 4 When, clothed in manly strength, the Sage flows in celestial wisdom round, The Strong would win the light of heaven. 5 When purified, he sits as King above the hosts, among his folk, What time the sages bring him nigh. 6 Dear, golden-coloured, in the fleece he sinks and settles in the wood: The Singer shows his zeal in hymns. 7 He goes to Indra, Vāyu, to the Aśvins, as his custom is, With gladdening juice which gives them joy. 8 Tle streams of pleasant Soma flow to Bhaga, Mitra-Varuṇa,— Well-knowing through his mighty powers. Heaven and Earth, riches of meath to win us wealth: Gain for us treasures and renown.
Bibliography: Rigveda, translated by Ralph Thomas Hotchkin Griffith, (1896)