Mandala 8 – Hymn 62 [Rig Veda]

1. ROUSE ye for him who keeps the Law, yoke your steeds, Aiyins, to your car Let your protecting help be near. 2. Come, Asvins, with your car more swift than is the twinkling of an eye Let your protecting help be near. 3. Asvins, ye overlaid with cold the fiery pit for Atri’s sake: Let your protecting help be near. 4. Where are ye? whither are ye gone? whither, like falcons, have ye flown? Let your protecting help be near. 5. If ye at any time this day are listening to this my call, Let your protecting help be near. 6. The Asvins, fust to hear our prayer, for closest kinship I approach: Let your protecting help be near. 7. For Atri ye, O Asvins, made a dwellingplace to shield him well, Let your protecting help be near. 8. Ye warded off the fervent heat for Atri when he sweetly spake: Let your protecting help be near. 9. Erst Saptavadbri by his prayer obtained the trenchant edge of fire: Let your protecting help be near. 10. Come hither, O ye Lords of wealth, and listen to this call of mine: Let your protecting help be near. 11. What is this praise told forth of you as Elders in the ancient way? Let your protecting help be near. 12. One common brotherhood is yours, Asvins your kindred is the same: Let your protecting help be near. 13. This is your chariot, Asvins, which speeds through the regions, earth and heaven Let your protecting aid be near. 14. Approach ye hitherward to us with thousands both of steeds and kine: Let your protecting help be near. 15. Pass us not by, remember us with thousands both of kine aud steeds: Let your protecting help be near. 16. The purple-tinted Dawn hath risen, and true to Law hath made the light Let your protecting help be near. 17. He looked upon the Asvins, as an axearmed man upon a tree: Let your protecting help be near. 18. By the black band encompassed round, break it down, bold one, like a fort. Let your protecting help be near.

 

 


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