Mandala 5 – Hymn 38 [Rig Veda]

1. WIDE, Indra Satakratu, spreads the bounty of thine ample grace: So, Lord of fair dominion, Friend of all men, give us splendid wealth. 2. The food which, Mightiest Indra, thou possessest worthy of renown Is bruited as most widely famed, invincible, O Golden-hued! 3. O Darter of the Stone, the powers which readily obey thy will,- Divinities, both thou and they, ye rule, to guard them, earth and heaven. 4. And from whatever power of thine, O Vrtra-slayer, it may be, Bring thou to us heroic strength: thou hast a man’s regard for us. 5. In thy protection, with these aids of thine, O Lord of Hundred Powers, Indra, may we be guarded well, Hero, may we be guarded well.



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