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Rig-Veda Book 1 Hymn LXI. Indra., Rig Veda

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Rig Veda, tr. by Ralph T.H. Griffith, [1896] 1 EVEN to him, swift, strong and high. exalted, I bring my song of praise as dainty viands, My thought to him resistless, praise-deserving, prayers offered most especially to Indra. 2 Praise, like oblation, I present, and utter aloud my song, my fair hymn to the Victor. For Indra, who is Lord of old, the singers have decked their lauds with heart and mind and spirit. 3 To him then with my lips mine adoration, winning heaven's light, most excellent, I offer, To magnify with songs of invocation and with fair hymns the Lord, most bounteous Giver. 4 Even for him I frame a laud, as fashions the wright a chariot for the man who needs it,— Praises to him who gladly hears our praises, a hymn well-formed, all-moving, to wise Indra. 5 So with my tongue I deck, to please that Indra, my hymn, as ’twere a horse, through love of glory, To reverence the Hero, bounteous Giver, famed far and wide, destroyer of the castles. 6 Even for him hath Tvaṣṭar forged the thunder, most deftly wrought, celestial, for the battle, Wherewith he reached the vital parts of Vṛtra, striking-the vast, the mighty with the striker. 7 As soon as, at libations of his mother, great Viṣṇu had drunk up the draught, he plundered. The dainty cates, the cooked mess; but One stronger transfixed the wild boar, shooting through the mountain. 8 To him, to Indra, when he slew the Dragon, the Dames, too, Consorts of the Gods, wove praises. The mighty heaven and earth hath he encompassed: thy greatness heaven and earth, combined, exceed not. 9 Yea, of a truth, his magnitude surpasseth the magnitude of earth, mid-air, and heaven. Indra, approved by all men, self-resplendent, waxed in his home, loud-voiced and strong for battle. 10 Through his own strength Indra with bolt of thunder cut piece-meal Vṛtra, drier up of waters. He let the floods go free, like cows imprisoned, for glory, with a heart inclined to bounty. 11 The rivers played, through his impetuous splendour, since with his bolt he compassed them on all sides. Using his might and favouring him who worshipped, he made a ford, victorious, for Turvīti. 12 Vast, with thine ample power, with eager movement, against this Vṛtra cast thy bolt of thunder. Rend thou his joints, as of an ox, dissevered, with bolt oblique, that floods of rain may follow. 13 Sing with new lauds his exploits wrought aforetime, the deeds of him, yea, him who moveth swiftly, When, hurling forth his weapons in the battle, he with impetuous wrath lays low the foemen. 14 When he, yea, he, comes forth the firm. Set mountains and the whole heaven and earth, tremble for terror. May Nodhas, ever praising the protection of that dear Friend, gain quickly strength heroic. 15 Now unto him of these things hath been given what he who rules alone o’er much, electeth. Indra hath helped Etaśa, Soma-presser, contending in the race of steeds with Sūrya. 16 Thus to thee, Indra, yoker of Bay Coursers, the Gotamas have brought their prayers to please thee. Bestow upon them thought, decked with all beauty. May he, enriched with prayer, come soon and early.

Table of Contents

Hymn I. Agni.
Hymn Ii. Vyu.
Hymn Iii. Avins
Hymn Iv. Indra
Hymn V. Indra.
Hymn Vi. Indra.
Hymn Vii. Indra.
Hymn Viii. Indra.
Hymn Ix. Indra.
Hymn X. Indra.
Hymn Xi. Indra.
Hymn Xii. Agni.
Hymn Xiii. Agni
Hymn Xiv. Vivedevas.
Hymn Xv. Tu.
Hymn Xvi. Indra.
Hymn Xvii. Indra-Varua
Hymn Xviii. Brahmaaspati.
Hymn Xix. Agni, Maruts.
Hymn Xx. Bhus.
Hymn Xxi. Indra-Agni.
Hymn Xxii. Avins And Others
Hymn Xxiii. Vyu And Others.
Hymn Xxiv. Varua And Others.
Hymn Xxv. Varua.
Hymn Xxvi. Agni.
Hymn Xxvii. Agni.
Hymn Xxviii. Indra, Etc.
Hymn Xxix. Indra.
Hymn Xxx. Indra.
Hymn Xxxi. Agni.
Hymn Xxxii. Indra.
Hymn Xxxiii. Indra.
Hymn Xxxiv. Avins.
Hymn Xxxv. Savitar.
Hymn Xxxvi. Agni.
Hymn Xxxvii. Maruts.
Hymn Xxxviii. Maruts.
Hymn Xxxix Maruts.
Hymn Xl. Brahmaaspati
Hymn Xli. Varua, Mitra, Aryaman.
Hymn Xlii. Pan.
Hymn Xliii. Rudra.
Hymn Xliv. Agni.
Hymn Xlv. Agni.
Hymn Xlvi. Avins.
Hymn Xlvii. Avins.
Hymn Xlviii. Dawn.
Hymn Xlix. Dawn.
Hymn L. Srya.
Hymn Li. Indra.
Hymn Lii. Indra.
Hymn Liii. Indra.
Hymn Liv. Indra.
Hymn Lv. Indra.
Hymn Lvi. Indra.
Hymn Lvii. Indra.
Hymn Lviii. Agni.
Hymn Lix. Agni.
Hymn Lx. Agni.
Hymn Lxi. Indra.
Hymn Lxii. Indra.
Hymn Lxiii. Indra.
Hymn Lxiv. Maruts.
Hymn Lxv. Agni.
Hymn Lxvi. Agni.
Hymn Lxvii. Agni.
Hymn Lxviii. Agni.
Hymn Lxix. Agni.
Hymn Lxx. Agni.
Hymn Lxxi. Agni.
Hymn Lxxii. Agni.
Hymn Lxxiii. Agni.
Hymn Lxxiv. Agni.
Hymn Lxxv. Agni.
Hymn Lxxvi. Agni.
Hymn Lxxvii. Agni.
Hymn Lxxviii. Agni.
Hymn Lxxix. Agni.
Hymn Lxxx. Indra.
Hymn Lxxxi. Indra.
Hymn Lxxxii. Indra.
Hymn Lxxxiii. Indra.
Hymn Lxxxiv. Indra.
Hymn Lxxxv. Maruts.
Hymn Lxxxvi. Maruts.
Hymn Lxxxvii. Maruts.
Hymn Lxxxviii. Maruts.
Hymn Lxxxix. Vivedevas.
Hymn Xc. Vivedevas.
Hymn Xci. Soma.
Hymn Xcii. Dawn.
Hymn Xciii. Agni-Soma.
Hymn Xciv. Agni
Hymn Xcv. Agni
Hymn Xcvi. Agni.
Hymn Xcvii. Agni.
Hymn Xcviii. Agni.
Hymn Xcix. Agni.
Hymn C. Indra.
Hymn Ci. Indra.
Hymn Cii. Indra.
Hymn Ciii. Indra.
Hymn Civ. Indra.
Hymn Cv. Vivedevas.
Hymn Cvi. Vivedevas.
Hymn Cvii. Vivedevas.
Hymn Cviii. Indra-Agni.
Hymn Cix. Indra-Agni.
Hymn Cx. Bhus.
Hymn Cxi. Bhus.
Hymn Cxii. Avins.
Hymn Cxiii. Dawn.
Hymn Cxiv. Rudra.
Hymn Cxv. Srya.
Hymn Cxvi. Avins.
Hymn Cxvii. Avins.
Hymn Cxviii. Avins.
Hymn Cxix. Avins.
Hymn Cxx. Avins.
Hymn Cxxi. Indra.
Hymn Cxxii Vivedevas.
Hymn Cxxiii. Dawn.
Hymn Cxxiv. Dawn.
Hymn Cxxv. Svanaya.
Hymn Cxxvi. Bhvayavya.
Hymn Cxxvii Agni.
Hymn Cxxviii. Agni.
Hymn Cxxix Indra.
Hymn Cxxx. Indra.
Hymn Cxxxi. Indra.
Hymn Cxxxii. Indra.
Hymn Cxxxiii. Indra.
Hymn Cxxxiv. Vyu.
Hymn Cxxxv. Vyu, Indra-Vyu.
Hymn Cxxxvi. Mitra-Varua.
Hymn Cxxxvii. Mitra-Varua.
Hymn Cxxxviii. Pan.
Hymn Cxxxix. Vivedevas.
Hymn Cxl. Agni.
Hymn Cxli. Agni.
Hymn Cxlii. Prs.
Hymn Cxliii. Agni.
Hymn Cxliv. Agni.
Hymn Cxlv. Agni.
Hymn Cxlvi. Agni.
Hymn Cxlvii. Agni.
Hymn Cxlviii. Agni.
Hymn Cxlix. Agni.
Hymn Cl. Agni.
Hymn Cli. Mitra And Varua
Hymn Clii. Mitra-Varua.
Hymn Cliii. Mitra-Varua.
Hymn Cliv. Viu
Hymn Clv. Viu-Indra.
Hymn Clvi. Viu
Hymn Clvii. Avins.
Hymn Clviii. Avins.
Hymn Clix. Heaven And Earth.
Hymn Clx. Heaven And Earth.
Hymn Clxi. Bhus.
Hymn Clxii. The Horse.
Hymn Clxiii. The Horse.
Hymn Clxiv. Vivedevas.
Hymn Clxv. Indra. Maruts.
Hymn Clxvi. Maruts.
Hymn Clxvii. Indra. Maruts.
Hymn Clxviii. Maruts.
Hymn Clxix. Indra.
Hymn Clxx. Indra. Maruts.
Hymn Clxxi. Maruts.
Hymn Clxxii. Maruts.
Hymn Clxxiii. Indra.
Hymn Clxxiv. Indra.
Hymn Clxxv. Indra.
Hymn Clxxvi. Indra.
Hymn Clxxvii. Indra.
Hymn Clxxviii. Indra.
Hymn Clxxix. Rati.
Hymn Clxxx. Avins.
Hymn Clxxxi. Avins
Hymn Clxxxii. Avins.
Hymn Clxxxiii. Avins.
Hymn Clxxxiv. Avins.
Hymn Clxxxv. Heaven And Earth.
Hymn Clxxxvi. Vivedevas.
Hymn Clxxxvii. Praise Of Food.
Hymn Clxxxviii. Prs.
Hymn Clxxxix. Agni.
Hymn Cxc. Bhaspati.
Hymn Cxci. Water. Grass. Sun.