Whetting thy bolt and thy sharp blade, O Indra, crush thou the foe and scatter those who hate us! Sing forth to him whom many men invoke, to him whom many laud: What time the psalm is chanted forth! Faithful to thee, we sing aloud, heroic Indra, songs to thee Indra and Agni, these our songs of praise have sounded forth to you: Pressers, blend Soma juice for him, each draught most excellent, for him To the cows' master come the cows inquiring: the hymns with eager longing come to Soma. 2. Agni, kindly with all thy faces! Griffith 1895 PREFACE. 10. 10. 3. The God, To Indra must a laud be said, a joy to him who freely gives, 7. When as a spark he cometh ilear the ocean, looking with vulture's eye as Law commandeth, Sing to your lofty Indra, sing, Maruts, a holy hymn of praise 1. Himself a diadem in heaven. Tanitani Vinashyantu Pradakshina Pade Pade. 1. 11. Sing forth, ye men who long for help, to Pavamana, to the Sage, with hyrnns, thee, brilliant one! 1. Our wealthy patrons who are governors of men, who part, as gifts, the stall of kine! With groats, with cake, with eulogies! Well knowing, through his mighty powers. 3. Your Indra, much-invoked, I bend with song, as bends a wright his wheel of solid wood. Strong Indu, bathed in milk, flows on for Indra, Soma exciting strength, for his carousal. 7. Who are these radiant men in serried rank, Rudra's young heroes, too, with noble steeds? Closed up the wound again, most wealthy Maghavan, who healeth the dissevered parts. I should be fain, O Lord of power, to strengthen and enrich thesage, 7. 1. 1. 1. The Vritra-slayer drinks the juice. 1. 3. 3. Was gathered in his footstep's dust. The proffered ladle filled with offerings balm thee, best of priests, to sit on sacred grass! He who alone bestoweth wealth on mortal man who offereth gifts Let us not, in thy friendship, Agni, suffer harm! We compass thee like water, we whose grass is trimmed and Soma pressed. Thy drops that swim in water have exalted Indra to delight Let the drops pass within thee as the rivers flow into the sea Guide us, O much-invoked, in this our way: may we still live and look upon the light! 7. Go forth to many tribes as man's controller! With homage will I reverence thee, Agni, like a long-tailed steed, Destroyed be all malignitics and all our enemy's designs! We choose unto ourselves that high protection of the mighty Gods, Falls on the purifying cloth. Thou radiant Lady of sweet strains, with wealth of horses and of kine O Agni, graciously announce this our good fortune of the Gods, Saying, I go where dwell the Gods. 2. This Lady, excellent and kind, after her sister shining forth, Daughter of Heaven, hath shown herself. Thee, yea, none other than thyself, doth man elect priest of the holy offering, great and small, alike. 1. Sing to your Indra, mightiest Vritra-slayer, sing to the Sage the song that he accepteth! Fulfil our thoughts that we may lengthen out our lives Going to Indra's settled place. O Agni, strength and fame are thine: thy fires blaze forth on high, O thou refulgent God! Indu, he said, is Indra's self. 8. 4. 7. 1. Sit thou on this my sacred grass! O lndu, pass into thy friend! Whom bards incite where heroes win the booty, or in the way to waters, He is Indra. bring, filling full both thy hands, to us! 1. The guardian, the desire of all. 9. 1. Thou givest blest award of good, and plenteous food, thou givest wealth that wins success. Sing forth to Indu, O ye men, to him who now is purified, Bring food to those who sing thy praise! Indra, be pleased: drive forward, hero, striker of thy bays! Thou tendest well each choicest thing. Both boons,-may Indra, hitherward turned listen to this prayer of ours, With hymn and plenty he invites you to complete the sacrifice. For you from every side we call Indra away from other men On whom dependent? Om. how to avoid destructive powers, 1. At pleasure, of the milky juice: 1. Had prayed for wisdom and successs. These know their own abiding-place: like calves beside themother cows, O Soma,--for the feast of Gods, river-like he hath swelled with surge, sweet with the liquor of the stalk, as one who wakes, into the vat that drops with meath. Together, they have called to thee as mother-kine unto their calves. Now let the Channel bring the stream. 3. Then, verily, they see the light refulgent of primeval seed, 2. With offerings, Pavamana! 2. 3. And now, sent forth, he hath attained to mighty power and majesty, O Agni, thou hast been ordained Hotar of every sacrifice, Thy name I ever utter, self-refulgent! Active and ready to assist. Agni grows bright for Indra: he shines far resplendent in the sky: The old hath waked the young Moon from his slumber who runs his circling course with many round him. 9. Showing the hidden, he drave forth the cows for the Angirasas, Flow onward mighty with thy stream, inspiriting the Maruts' Lord, winning all riches with thy power! Then-at your glad carouse-let men joy in thy love, sweet juice! The glittering maids send Sdra forth, the glorious sisters, closeallied, The raw, whose mass hath not been heated, gains not this: they only which are dressed, which bear, attain to it. Thou art the charioteer, Agni, of earthly wealth: find rest and safety for our seed! Fair Indu hath flowed on for rapturous joy, sage, for good fortune, in the waters' lap. 10. So, Indra, friend of song, do we draw near to thee with longing; we have streamed to thee 2. Bestow on us effectual strength. 3. Is fain to win all precious boons. Discloser of great wealth in kine. 2. 1. Verily wondrous is the tender youngling's growth who never draweth nigh to drink his mother's milk. This God, made ready with the hymn runs swiftly through the winding ways, He, searching for the horse's head that in the mountains lay concealed, 1. That we may win us wealth and power we poets, verily, call on thee: Thy lustres, fair effulgences. Forth have they rushed from holding hands, like chariots that are urged to speed, As mighty food speed hitherward, Indu, as a most splendid steer: So is the hero praised who ever prospers us. 3. Make thou it pure for Indra's drink! 1. 2. Stretching her head and speaking loudly with her tongue, she hath gone downward thirty steps. O Come ye hither, sit ye down; to Indra sing ye forth your song, 4. 1. Let us not tire or be afraid with thee, the mighty, for our friend! 8. Therefore we draw us close to thee. Help us, O Maghavan, let thy favour aid us thus drive away foes and enemies! It is an ancient Vedic Sanskrit text, and part of the scriptures of Hinduism.One of the four Vedas, it is a liturgical text which consists of 1,549 verses.All but 75 verses have been taken from the Rigveda. Directed by the sisters ten, bellowing on his way this Steer Along the path of sacred Law. By Gods, among the race of men. To worshippers who press the juice. Soma comes onward like a youth with youthful maids, and gains the beaker by a course of hundred paths. 9. He, being purified, hath made the mornings shine, and it is he who gave the rivers room to flow. In Vedic religion: Vedic texts. Keep far from us, O Agni, all celestial wrath. 2. Advance, O heroes, win the day, May Indra be your sure defence! Thou, Agni, art the homestead's Lord, our Hotar-priest at sacrifice. To him they go with lowly adoration, and, longing, enter him who longs to meet them. 1. with high heaven-touching flame, he shineth splendidly, pure, for the Bharatas. Holding aloft the radiant lights of Surya, as messenger of heaven he shines with treasures. With boundless spirit, Lord of heroes, manliest one, help thou and prosper us in fight! to those seated together,praise O Agni, thou who art the lord of wealth in kine, thou Son of Strength, 2. 2. © 2010 HinduOnline.co. 6. List of Books by V. Balakrishnan and R. Leela Devi - Free download as PDF File (.pdf), Text File (.txt) or read online for free. 7. Let Mitra, Varuna, Aryaman drink Pavamana's juice, yea, thine. 1. It is closely connected with the Rigveda. 1. May we, inhabiting a meath-rich dwelling, increase our wealth, and think of thee, O Indra! This Soma saith to him Who wake my dwelling in thy friendship. 2. 6. Go forth to many tribes as man's controller! 3. 6. Finds a free Kindle book you're interested in through categories like horror, fiction, cookbooks, young adult, and several others. I. Hither, for powerful kinship, I call Agni, him who prospers you, O Soma, Indu, while they cleanse thee, with thy wave pour orb us plentiful accumulated food, Mitra who knoweth leadeth us, and Varuna who guideth straight, And the malicious wrath of men! Sing to your Agni with each song, at every sacrifice for strength. Effused is he who brings good things, who brings us store of wealth, and sweet refreshing food, One-minded, both of you, drive your car down to us: drink yethe savoury Soma juice! Be thou protector of our cars, destroyer, victor in battle, breaker-up of armies! Though knowest, Indra, Thunder-armed! The Sama Veda, or Veda of Holy Songs, third in the usual order of enumeration of the three Vedas, ranks next in sanctity and liturgical importance to the Rig Veda. So did the God attend the God, true Indu Indra who is true. They by thy mental powers were made immortal, Vaisvdnara when thou shonest from thy parents. Bring us most mighty splendour thou, Agni, resistless on thy way: Four other beauteous creatures hath he made for his adornment when he waxed in strength through holy rites. Inciters, very brilliant, from all deceit, are with your chariters nigh to hear. Bright, meditating sacred song, these juices have sent Vayu forth. 3. Thou strengthenest him who pours'libation, Lord of heaven. To the strong, very holy band adorned with bracelets, that rushes on in joy and ever roars for vigour! On flows the potent juice, sustainer of the heavens; the strength of Gods, whom men must hail with shouts of joy. Lovers of sweetness, hear my call! To him, praiseworthy, sacred tones have sounded, Steer of the triple height, the life-bestower. O Indra, that which is concealed in strong firm place precipito us: 1. May we see Turvasa and Yadu! Good guidance hath the mortal man whom Arya-man, the Marut host, Promote our wealthy princes' gifts! That we may win us wealth and power we poets verily, call on thee: Even there may Brahmanaspati, may Aditi protect us well, protect us well through all our days! Accordant with the Asvins and with Dawn grant us heroic strength and lofty fame! 2. 2. Drive thou misfortune far away! 2. Gayatra, Trishtup, Jagat hymn. 3. 2. Sama Vedam Chanting is a Sanskrit album released on Jan 1996. In mansons of the lofty heavens. 1. Thy singer, find defence in thee 1. Established firm among mankind, the holy flame-crowned and fed with oil, the purifier! wealthiest Lord, been paid by all the worshippers. May, with its voice, the pressing-stone draw thine attention hitherward! Urged on, the father of the earth and heaven hath gone forth like a car to gather booty. Sweet to the taste, that they may help! To both, strong Lord of men! 1. The guardian, the desire of all; This veda is dearest to the Gods. 1. 4. Thee have we chosen skilfullest in sacrifice, immortal Priest among the Gods, Let Soma juices make thee glad! To Agni Jatavedas, to the Son of Strength, that he may give us precious gifts, Daughter of heaven, thou dawnedst of Sunitha, Suchadratha's son; So when the Sun hath risen to-day may sinless Mitra, Aryaman, Bhaga, and Savitar send us forth! 4. Thou passest to these worlds as sovran Lord thereof, O Indu, harnessing thy tawny well-winged mares. Inviolable power of Gods, subduing all his enemies, Agni is mightiest in fame. O Soma, let the folk abide in thy decree! Flow onward thou who strengthenedst Indra to slaughter Vritra who compassed and stayed the mighty floods! 3. Even as the wild-bull, when he thirsts, goes to the desert's watery pool, The streams of Pavamana, thine, finder of all I have been ettused, 1. Specially, Soma, Sage, by day, coming together for our weal, At the out-shedding of the fount. Hear thou my call, refulgent one! Voices have sung aloud to thee as finder-out of wealth for us: O heavenly Dawn, awaken us to ample opulence today, Bright, glad, in front of songs they spread to form a vesture for the Lord. Now, Indra, yoke thy two bay steeds! O Indra, if a hundred heavens and if a hundred earths were thine,-- Lauded with songs for mighty strength. The Sama Veda Samhita has two segments. Hither, for powerful kinship, I call Agni, him who prospers you, Here, Indra, is thy Soma draught, made pure upon the sacred grass: To the cows' master come the cows inquiring: the hymns with eager longing come to Soma. 5. 5. May Agni, worshipped, bring us bliss: may the gift, blessed one! Directed by the presser's arms bath pressed it. 10. With the Adityas is he seen. The praise of Maghavan who, rich in treasure, aids his singers with wealth thousandfold. 3. Come, Agni, praised with song, to feast and sacrificial offering: sit Riches and food with hero sons! Bright, active God, thou makest fame increase like means of nourishment. 7. Most frequent at our solemn rites. Most excellent, most rich in sweets! Soma, the gladdening juice, flows pressed for Indra with his Marut host: he hastens o'er the fleece with all his thousand streams: him, him the men make pure and bright. 2. Win thou the waters every day, thralls of the strong! Flow onward to our wealthy lords. Give us, ye twain, swift steeds to bring Indra and Agni, and bestow 1. Yea, may the Strong give potent wealth O Soma Pavamana, thou flowest as Indra's gladdener: The men have seized and lead thee forth. Laud Indra, richest of the rich, who ruleth over noblest wealth, 9. O active Maghavan, with eager prayer we crave the yellowhued with store of kine. The bull is bellowing; the cows are coming nigh: the Goddesses approach the God's own resting-place. Wax mighty with these Soma-drops! 5. 2. 5. The words of Rig Veda put to music, and are to be sung rather than to just be read or recited. 4. Vaisvanara, conveyer of oblations, ensign of worship, have the Gods engendered. And this our newest hymn of praise! Such … 2. Where are ye, Gods? They gaze on thee with longing in their spirit, as on a strong-winged bird that mounteth sky-ward; Drive off the foes who compass us I am a nominal Sama Vedi Brahmin. 1. 2. We seek to win thy friendly love, even Pavamana's flowing o'er Even fiercely-moving Vritra's head he served with his thunderbolt, bring comfort and vigourto the folk, nigh, as with wave of Sindhu, thou 6. The ruler irresistible. Lord of the brave, whose songs dost thou in thine abundance now inspire, Him who hath waxen mighty, much-invoked with prayers, immortal one whose praise each day is sung aloud. Rain from the heavens and hero strength! 3. Show forth the mind that brings success in war with fiends, wherewith thou conquerest in fight! The riteless Dasa may we quell! 2. The speaker, unassailable master of this prayer, the tongue of sacrifice, pours forth the pleasant meath. Let him flow, sweetly-flavoured, through the filter: let the God Indu settle in the beaker! 3. thy great deed, O hero, must be glorified. His beam hath lofty power of life: sing praise to Agni, to the God 7. 2. And living men to-day, even as of old, sing forth their praises to his majesty. 1. Even from faraway come thou unto our feast, or listen if' already here! They balm him, balm him over, balm him thoroughly, caress. He, showing Trita's name, hath caused the meath to flow, increasing Vayu's strength to make him Indra's friend. At dawn let Agni, much-beloved, guest of the house, be glorified, Over the cleansing sieve have flowed the Pavamanas in a stream, girt by the Maruts, gladdening, steeds with Indra's strength, for wisdom and for dainty food. Agni is Pavamana, Sage, Chief Priest of all the fivefold tribes; To him whose wealth is great we pray. Blind, O my foemen, shall ye be, even as headless serpents are The living men of Priyamedha's race have sun g exalting Indra with their lauds. 2. Yajur Veda Chanting-Part 2 Every one of the four Vedas are chanted in different style. 3. Come, Indra, and delight thee with the juice at all our Soma feasts, Men with oblations pray to him. O Indra, hear Tiraschi's call, the call of him who serveth thee! 2. The roaring Soma drops flow on, like milch-kine lowing to, their calves: 6. Aditi with her sons, the brothers, guard for us the invincible, the saving word! While purified thou passest through the filtering fleece to seat thee hawk-like on the place that drops with oil. 3. We, sacrificing, call on the best worshipper thee eldest of Angirasas, singer! Lovers of sweetness, hear my call! T . Bringing prosperity to kine, they pour perpetual strengthening food That this more glorious fuel may send forth for thee its shine to heaven. Give us a portion of the dew, the most auspicious that ye have, For power, in firmness, in the field, the great destroyer, fierce and exceeding strong, stalwart and full of vigour. Indra who wins the victory in all encounters, The hymns that know not guile, caress thee, golden-coloured, in the sieve. With this mine homage I invoke Agni for you, the Son of Strength. And, seated on the grass, raising their voice, assumed the milk, the covering robe wherewith the address stream. O Agni, be our nearest friend, yea, our protector and our kind deliverer! May the foe-queller shake us down, for triumph, like a tree's ripe fruit, sixty thousand treasures! Bring hither the Adityas, for we long for them! With prayers they cleanse the mighty steed, sporting in wood, above the fleece: 2. To give eternal glow, we pray Vaisvanara the holy one, Lord of the light of sacrifice. Thee, Soma-lover! Help, thou who knowest lauds, this work, a lovely hymn in Rudra's praise, Here is the Soma juice expressed: O Vasu, drink till thou art full! thou for ever bounteous, yonder cloud Sweeten him, as a child, with lauds and sacred gifts! The men who bring the mighty One. 2. Flow on, best Vritra-slayer; flow meet to be hailed with joyful lauds, Him who is cause of both, of enmity and peace, to both sides most munificent. 3. Pradhakshinam (Chant and rotate three times in the same place clock wise) Devathabhya pithrubhyascha maha yogibhya eva cha. O fall, the speeder through the air. 8. Sama Veda ˜™ SAKSIVC Page 5 of 7 6. 5. Bring to us ever-conquering wealth, wealth, Agni, worthy of our choice, And let the banded Maruts march in forefront of heavenly hosts that conquer and demolish! To drink the draught of Soma juice! 5. O Indra, thou art far-renowned, impetuous Lord of power and might. Rejoice: thy glory hath been quaffed, Lord of bay steeds! 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