Mandala 4 – Hymn 37 [Rig Veda]

1. COME to our sacrifice, Vajas, Rbhuksans, Gods, by the paths which Gods are wont to travel, As ye, gay Gods, accept in splendid weather the sacrifice among these folk of Manus. 2. May these rites please you in your heart and spirit; may the drops clothed in oil this day approach you. May the abundant juices bear you onward to power and strength, and, when imbibed, delight you. 3. Your threefold going near is God-appointed, so praise is given you, Vajas and Rbhuksans. So, Manus-like, mid younger folk I offer, to you who are aloft in heaven, the Soma. 4. Strong, with fair chains of gold and jaws of iron, ye have a splendid car and well-fed horses. Ye Sons of Strength, ye progeny of Indra, to you the best is offered to delight you. 5. Rbhuksans! him, for handy wealth, the mightiest comrade in the fight, Him, Indra’s equal, we invoke, most bounteous ever, rich in steeds. 6. The mortal man whom, Rbhus, ye and Indra favour with your help, Must be successful, by his thoughts, at sacrifice and with the steed. 7. O Vajas and Rbhuksans, free for us the paths to sacrifice, Ye Princes, lauded, that we may press forward to each point of heaven. 8. O Vajas and Rbhuksans, ye Nasatyas, Indra, bless this wealth, And, before other men’s, the steed, that ample riches may be won.



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