Hymns of the Atharva Veda, by Ralph T.H. Griffith, , at sacred-texts.com
1He, like a bull with sharpened horns, terrific, singly excites and
agitates all the people.
Then givest him who largely pours libation his wealth who pours
not, for his own possession.
2Thou verily, Indra, gavest help to Kutsa, willingly lending ear
to him in battle.
When, aiding Arjunneya, thou subduedst to him both Kuyava and
the Dāsa Sushna.
3O Bold One, thou with all thine aids hast boldly helped Sudās
whose offerings were accepted,
Pūru in winning land and slaying foemen, and Trasadasyu son
4At the Gods' banquet, Hero-souled! with heroes, Lord of Bay
Steeds, thou slewest many Vritras.
Thou sentest in swift death to sleep the Dasyu, both Chumuri
and Dhuni, for Dabhiti,
5These were thy mighty powers that, Thunder-wielder! then
swiftly crushedst nine-and ninety castles. p. 298
Thou capturedst the hundredth in thine onslaught; thou slewest
Namuchi, thou slewest Vritra.
6Old are the blessings, Indra, which thou gavest Sudās the wor-
shipperwho brought oblations.
For thee, the strong I yoke thy strong bay horses: let them,
approach our prayers and wealth, Most Mighty!
7Give us not up, Lord of Bay Horses, victor, in this our time of-
trouble, to the wicked.
Deliver us with true and faithful succour: dear may we be to
thee among the princes.
8May we men, Bounteous Lord, the friends thou lovest, near i
thee be joyful under thy protection.
Fain to fulfil the wish of Atithigva, bow Turvasa, bow down,.
the son of Yadu.
9Swiftly, in truth, O Bounteous Lord, about thee men skilled im
hymning sing their songs and praises.
Elect us shares of their love and friendship who by their calls on,
thee despoiled the niggards.
10Thine are these Lauds, O manliest of heroes, Lauds which revert
to us and give us riches.
Favour these, Indra, when they strike the foemen, as Friend and
Hero and the heroes' helper.
11Now, lauded for thine aid, heroic Indra, sped by our prayer,,
wax mighty in thy body.
To us apportion wealth and habitations. Ye Gods, protect us-
evermore with blessings.