1. MEN have abstained from
pouring juice they count not Indra as a God.
Where at the votary's store my friend Vrsakapi
hath drunk his fill. Supreme is Indra over all.
2 Thou, Indra, heedless
passest by the ill Vrsakapi hath wrought;
Yet nowhere else thou findest place wherein to
drink the Soma juice. Supreme is Indra over all.
3 What hath he done to injure
thee, this tawny beast Vrsakapi,
With whom thou art so angry now? What is the
votary's foodful store? Supreme is Indra over all.
4 Soon may the hound who hunts
the boar seize him and bite him in the car,
O Indra, that Vrsakapi whom thou protectest as
a friend, Supreme is Indra over all.
5 Kapi hath marred the
beauteous things, all deftly wrought, that were my joy.
In pieces will I rend his head; the sinner's portion
sball be woo. Supreme is Indra over all.
6 No Dame hath ampler charms
than 1, or greater wealth of love's delights.
None with more ardour offers all her beauty to
her lord's embrace. Supreme is Indra over all.
7 Mother whose love is quickly
wibn, I say what verily will be.
My,breast, O Mother, and my head and both my
hips seem quivering. Supreme is Indra over all.
8 Dame with the lovely hands
and arms, with broad hair-plaits add ample hips,
Why, O thou Hero's wife, art thou angry with
our Vrsakapi? Supreme is Indra over all.
9 This noxious creature looks
on me as one bereft of hero's love,
Yet Heroes for my sons have I, the Maruts'
Friend and Indra's Queen. Supreme is Indra over all.
10 From olden time the matron
goes to feast and general sacrifice.
Mother of Heroes, Indra's Queen, the rite's
ordainer is extolled. Supreme is Indra over all.
11 So have I heard Indrani
called most fortunate among these Dames,
For never shall her Consort die in future time
through length of days. Supreme is Indra overall.
12 Never, Indralni, have I
joyed without my friend Vrsakapi,
Whose welcome offering here, made pure with
water, goeth to the Gods. Supreme is Indra over all.
13 Wealthy Vrsakapayi, blest
with sons and consorts of thy sons,
Indra will eat thy bulls, thy dear oblation
that effecteth much. Supreme is Indra over all.
14 Fifteen in number, then,
for me a score of bullocks they prepare,
And I devour the fat thereof: they fill my
belly full with food. Supreme is Indra over all.
15 Like as a bull with pointed
horn, loud bellowing amid the herds,
Sweet to thine heart, O Indra, is the brew which
she who tends thee pours. Supreme is Indra over all.
18 O Indra this Vrsakapi hath
found a slain wild animal,
Dresser, and new-made pan, and knife, and wagon
with a load of wood. Supreme is Indra over all.
19 Distinguishing the Dasa and
the Arya, viewing all, I go.
I look upon the wise, and drink the simple
votary's Soma juice. Supreme is Indra over all.
20 The desert plains and steep
descents, how many leagues in length they spread!
Go to the nearest houses, go unto thine home,
Vrsakapi. Supreme is Indra over all.
21 Turn thee again Vrsakapi:
we twain will bring thee happiness.
Thou goest homeward on thy way along this path
which leads to sleep. Supreme is Indra over all.
22 When, Indra and Vrsakapi,
ye travelled upward to your home,
Where was that noisome beast, to whom went it,
the beast that troubles man? Supreme is Indra over all.
23 Daughter of Manu, Parsu
bare a score of children at a birth.
Her portion verily was bliss although her
burthen caused her grief.