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Rig Veda Book 3 Hymn 49 शंसा महामिन्द्रं यस्मिन विश्वा आ कर्ष्टयः सोमपाः काममव्यन | यं सुक्रतुं धिषणे विभ्वतष्टं घनं वर्त्राणां जनयन्त देवाः || यं नु नकिः पर्तनासु सवराजं दविता तरति नर्तमं हरिष्ठाम | इनतमः सत्वभिर्यो ह शूषैः पर्थुज्रया अमिनादायुर्दस्योः || सहावा पर्त्सु तरणिर्नार्वा वयानशी रोदसी मेहनावान | भगो न कारे हव्यो मतीनां पितेव चारुः सुहवो वयोधाः || धर्ता दिवो रजसस पर्ष्ट ऊर्ध्वो रथो न वायुर्वसुभिर्नियुत्वान | कषपां वस्ता जनिता सूर्यस्य विभक्ता भागं धिषणेव वाजम || शुनं हुवेम … ||

śaṃsā mahāmindraṃ yasmin viśvā ā kṛṣṭayaḥ somapāḥ kāmamavyan | yaṃ sukratuṃ dhiṣaṇe vibhvataṣṭaṃ ghanaṃ vṛtrāṇāṃ janayanta devāḥ || yaṃ nu nakiḥ pṛtanāsu svarājaṃ dvitā tarati nṛtamaṃ hariṣṭhām | inatamaḥ satvabhiryo ha śūṣaiḥ pṛthujrayā aminādāyurdasyoḥ || sahāvā pṛtsu taraṇirnārvā vyānaśī rodasī mehanāvān | bhagho na kāre havyo matīnāṃ piteva cāruḥ suhavo vayodhāḥ || dhartā divo rajasas pṛṣṭa ūrdhvo ratho na vāyurvasubhirniyutvān | kṣapāṃ vastā janitā sūryasya vibhaktā bhāghaṃ dhiṣaṇeva vājam || śunaṃ huvema … ||

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Rig Veda

  1. GREAT Indra will I laud, in whom all people who drink the Soma have attained their longing; Whom, passing wise, Gods, Heaven and Earth, engendered, formed by a Master’s hand, to crush the Vṛtras. 2 Whom, most heroic, borne by Tawny Coursers, verily none subdueth in the battle; Who, reaching far, most vigorous, hath shortened the Dasyu’s life with Warriors bold of spirit. 3 Victor in fight, swift mover like a warhorse, pervading both worlds, rainer down of blessings, To he invoked in war like Bhaga, Father, as ’twere, of hymns, fair, prompt to hear, strength-giver. 4 Supporting heaven, the high back of the region, his car is Vāyu with his team of Vasus. Illumining the nights, the Sun’s creator, like Dhiṣaṇā he deals forth strength and riches. 5 Call we on Maghavan, auspicious Indra, best Hero in the fight where spoil is gathered; The Strong, who listens, who gives aid in battles, who slays the Vṛtras, wins and gathers treasure.