Mandala 10 – Hymn 159 [Rig Veda]

1. YON Sun hath mounted up, and this my happy fate hate mounted high. I knowing this, as conqueror have won my husband for mine own. 2. I am the banner and the head, a mighty arbitress am I: I am victorious, and my Lord shall be submissive to my will. 3. My Sons are slayers of the foe, my Daughter is a ruling Queen: I am victorious: o’er my Lord my song of triumph is supreme. 4. Oblation, that which Indra gave and thus grew glorious and most high,- This have I offered, O ye Gods, and rid me of each rival wife. 5. Destroyer of the rival wife, Sole Spouse, victorious, conqueror, The others’ glory have I seized as ’twere the wealth of weaker Dames. 6. I have subdued as conqueror these rivals, these my fellow-wives, That I may hold imperial sway over this Hero and the folk.



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