Mandala 10 – Hymn 144 [Rig Veda]

1. THIS deathless Indu, like a steed, strong and of full vitality, Belongs to thee, the Orderer. 2. Here, by us, for the worshipper, is the wise bolt that works with skill. It brings the bubbling beverage as a dexterous man brings the effectual strong drink. 3. Impetuous Ahisuva, a bull among cows of his, looked down upon the restless Hawk. 4. That the strong-pinioned Bird hath brought, Child of the Falcon, from afar, What moves upon a hundred wheels along the female Dragon’s path. 5. Which, fair, unrobbed, the Falcon brought thee in his foot, the red-hued dwelling of the juice; Through this came vital power which lengthens out our days, and kinship through its help awoke. 6. So Indra is by lndu’s power; e’en among Gods will it repel great treachery. Wisdom, Most Sapient One, brings force that lengthens life. May wisdom bring the juice to us.

 

 


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