Mandala 5 – Hymn 69 [Rig Veda]

1. THREE spheres of light, O Varuna, three heavens, three firmaments ye comprehend, O Mitra: Waxed strong, ye keep the splendour of dominion, guarding the Ordinance that lasts for ever. 2. Ye, Varuna, have kine who yield refreshment; Mitra, your floods pour water full of sweetness. There stand the Three Steers, splendid in their brightness, who fill the three world-bowls with genial moisture. 3. I call at dawn on Aditi the Goddess, I call at noon and when the Sun is setting. I pray, O Mitra-Varuna, for safety, for wealth and progeny, in rest and trouble. 4. Ye who uphold the region, sphere of brightness, ye who support earth’s realm Divine Adityas, The Immortal Gods, O Varuna and Mitra, never impair your everlasting statutes.



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