Rig Veda Chapter 9 Hymn 17

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9.17.1
पर निम्नेनेव सिन्धवो घनन्तो वर्त्राणि भूर्णयः |
pra nimneneva sindhavo ghnanto vṛtrāṇi bhūrṇayaḥ |
1. LIKE rivers down a steep descent, slaying the Vṛtras, full of zeal,
9.17.2
सोमा अस्र्ग्रमाशवः ||
somā asṛghramāśavaḥ ||
The rapid Soma-streams have flowed.
9.17.3
अभि सुवानास इन्दवो वर्ष्टयः पर्थिवीमिव |
abhi suvānāsa indavo vṛṣṭayaḥ pṛthivīmiva |
2 The drops of Soma juice effused fall like the rain upon the earth:
9.17.4
इन्द्रं सोमासो अक्षरन ||
indraṃ somāso akṣaran ||
To Indra flow the Soma-streams.
9.17.5
अत्यूर्मिर्मत्सरो मदः सोमः पवित्रे अर्षति |
atyūrmirmatsaro madaḥ somaḥ pavitre arṣati |
3 With swelling wave the gladdening drink, the Soma, flows intoṭhe sieve,
9.17.6
विघ्नन रक्षांसि देवयुः ||
vighnan rakṣāṃsi devayuḥ ||
Loving the Gods and slaying fiends.
9.17.7
आ कलशेषु धावति पवित्रे परि षिच्यते |
ā kalaśeṣu dhāvati pavitre pari ṣicyate |
4 It hastens to the pitchers, poured upon the sieve it waxes strong
9.17.8
उक्थैर्यज्ञेषुवर्धते ||
ukthairyajñeṣuvardhate ||
At sacrifices through the lauds.
9.17.9
अति तरी सोम रोचना रोहन न भराजसे दिवम |
ati trī soma rocanā rohan na bhrājase divam |
5 Soma, thou shinest mounting heaven as ’twere above light's triple realm,
9.17.10
इष्णन सूर्यं न चोदयः ||
iṣṇan sūryaṃ na codayaḥ ||
And moving secm'st to speed the Sun.
9.17.11
अभि विप्रा अनूषत मूर्धन यज्ञस्य कारवः |
abhi viprā anūṣata mūrdhan yajñasya kāravaḥ |
6 To him, the head of sacnfice, singers and bards have sung their songs,
9.17.12
दधानाश्चक्षसि परियम ||
dadhānāścakṣasi priyam ||
Offering what he loves to see.
9.17.13
तमु तवा वाजिनं नरो धीभिर्विप्रा अवस्यवः |
tamu tvā vājinaṃ naro dhībhirviprā avasyavaḥ |
7 The men, the sages with their hymns, eager for help, deck thee strong &teed,
9.17.14
मर्जन्तिदेवतातये ||
mṛjantidevatātaye ||
Deck thee for service of the Gods.
9.17.15
मधोर्धारामनु कषर तीव्रः सधस्थमासदः |
madhordhārāmanu kṣara tīvraḥ sadhasthamāsadaḥ |
8 Flow onward to the stream of meath rest efficacious in thy home,
9.17.16
चारुरताय पीतये ||
cārurtāya pītaye ||
Fair, to be drunk at sacrifice.