1. THE Sage of Heaven whose heart is wise, when laid between both hands and pressed, Sends us delightful powers of life. 2 On, onward to a glorious home; dear to the people void of guile, With excellent enjoyment, flow. 3 He, the bright Son, when born illumed his Parents who had sprung to life, Great Son great Strengtheners of Law. 4 Urged by the seven devotions he hath stirred the guileless rivers which Have magnified the Single Eye. 5 These helped to might theYouthful One, high over all, invincible, Even Indu, Indra! in thy law. 6 The immortal Courser, good to draw, looks down upon the Seven: the fount Hath satisfied the Goddesses 7 Aid us in holy rites, O Man: O Pavamana, drive away Dark shades that must be met in fight. 8 Make the paths ready for a hymn newer and newer evermore: Make the lights shine as erst they shone. 9 Give, Pavamana, high renown, give kine and steeds and hero sons: Win for us wisdom, win the light.
Bibliography: Rigveda, translated by Ralph Thomas Hotchkin Griffith, (1896)