1. GRANT us
your strong protection, IndraVaruna, our people, and our family, for sacrifice.
May we subdue in fight our
evil-hearted foes, him who attacks the man steadfast in lengthened rites.
Indra-Varuna, mighty and very rich One of you is called Monarch and One
All Gods in the most lofty
region of the air have, O ye Steers, combined all power and might in you.
3 Ye with your
strength have pierced the fountains of the floods: the Sun have ye brought
forward as the Lord in heaven.
Cheered by this magic draught
ye, Indra-Varuna, made the dry places stream, made songs of praise flow forth.
4 In battels
and in frays we ministering priests, kneeling upon our knees for furtherance of
Invoke you, only you, the Lords
of twofold wealth, you prompt to hear, we bards, O Indra-Varuna.
Indra-Varuna, as ye created all these creatures of the world by your surpassing
In peace and quiet Mitra waits
on Varuna, the Other, awful, with the Maruis seeks renown.
Varuna's high worth may shine preeminent, these Twain have measured each his
proper power and might.
The One subdueth the
destructive enemy; the Other with a few furthereth many a man.
7 No trouble,
no misfortune, Indra-Varuna, no woe from any side assails the mortal man
Whose sacrifice, O Gods, ye
visit and enjoy: ne'er doth the crafty guile of mortal injure him.
8 With your
divine protection, Heroes, come to us: mine invncation hear, if ye be pleased therewith.
Bestow ye upon us, O
Indra-Varuna, your friendship and your kinship and your favouring grace.
9 In battle
after battle, Indra-Varuna, be ye our Champions, ye who are the peoples'
When both opposing bands invoke
you for the fight, and men that they may gain offspring and progeny.
10 May Indra,
Varuna, Mitra, and Aryaman vouchsafe us glory and great shelter spreading far.
We think of the beneficent
light of Aditi, and Savitar's song of praise, the God who strengthens Law.