1. O'ERPOWERING Vrtras, forward run to
win great strength:
Thou speedest to subdue like one exacting
2 In thee, effused, O Soma, we
rejoice ourselves for great supremacy in fight.
Thou, Pavamana, enterest into mighty deeds,
3 O Pavamana, thou didst
generate the Sun, and spread the moisture out with power,
Hasting to us with plenty vivified with milk.
4 Thou didst produce him,
Deathless God mid mortal men for maintenance of Law and lovely Amrta:
Thou evermore hast moved making strength flow
5 All round about hast thou
with glory pierced for us as 'twere a never-failing well for men to drink,
Borne on thy way in fragments from the
6 Then, beautifully radiant,
certain Heavenly Ones, have sung to him their kinship as they looked thereon,
And Savitar the God opens as 'twere a stall.
7 Soma, the men of old whose
grass was trimmed addressed the hymn to thee for mighty strength and for
So, Hero, urge us onward to heroic power.
8 They have drained forth from
out the great depth of the sky the old primeval milk of heaven that claims the
They lifted up their voice to Indra athis
9 As long as thou, O Pavamana,
art above this earth and heaven and all existence in thy might,
Thou standest like a Bull the chief amid the
10 In the sheep's wool hath
Soma Pavamana flowed, while they cleanse him, like a playful infant,
Indu with hundred powers and hundred currents.
11 Holy and sweet, while
purified, this Indu flows on, a wave of pleasant taste, to Indra, -
Strength-winner, Treasure-finder, Life.
12 So flow thou on, subduing
our assailants, chasing the demons hard to beencountered,
Well-armed and conquering our foes, O Soma.