Mandala 10 – Hymn 9 [Rig Veda]

1. YE, Waters, are beneficent: so help ye us to energy That we may look on great delight. 2. Give us a portion of the sap, the most auspicious that ye have, Like mothers in their longing love. 3. To you we gladly come for him to whose abode ye send us on; And, Waters, give us procreant strength. 4. The Waters. be to us for drink, Goddesses for our aid and bliss: Let them stream to us health and strength. 5. 1 beg the Floods to give us balm, these Queens who rule o’er precious things, And have supreme control of men. 6. Within the Waters-Soma thus hath told me-dwell all balms that heal, And Agni, he who blesseth all. 7. O Waters, teem with medicine to keep my body safe from harm, So that I long may see the Sun. 8. Whatever sin is found in me, whatever evil I have wrought, If I have lied or falsely sworn, Waters, remove it far from me. 9. The Waters I this day have sought, and to their moisture have we come: O Agni, rich in milk, come thou, and with thy splendour cover me.

 

 


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