A Collection of Ancient Hindu Hymns

A Collection of Ancient Hindu Hymns

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1866 edition. Excerpt: ...is prepared, grant wealth (to the offerer), elevate the worshipper, and do you ever cherish us with blessings. 1 Vartanibhydm: --varfani is usually rendered a road: it is here explained by chakrdbhydm. StfKTA XV. (LXX.) The deity and metre as before. 1. All-adored As Wins, come to our (sacrifice), to Vwgaxvn. that place on earth which has been designated yours, which, like a swift, broad-backed horse,1 awaits you, and on which you are seated as firmly as in a dwelling.2 2. This excellent praise, redolent of food, propitiates you: the ewer has been heated in the dwelling of the worshipper,3 which, reaching you, fills the ocean and the rivers (through the rain it obtains), associating you (in the rite), like two well-matched horses in a chariot. 3. To whatever places you may descend, Aswins, from heaven, whether amidst the spreading plants, or amongst men, or sitting on the summit of the clouds, be the bearers of food to the man, the donor (of the oblation). 4. Inasmuch, divine Aswins, as you accept that which is most acceptable in the plants and in the waters,4 and those (things) which are most suitable to you, (the offerings) of the Rishis, therefore, bestowing upon us ample riches, (favour us) as you have favoured former couples.1 1 Suna-prishthah is, the scholiast says, sukhakara, pleasant, delightful, vipulatwdt, from its breadth. 2 A yat sedathur dhruvase na yonim is not very clear. The comparison is explained, dhruvdya nivdsaya sthdnam iva, like a place for a durable soil. 3 Gharma: see vol. iii. p. 281. The scholiast connects it with pravarga, --gharmah pravargascha. 4 Meaning, according to the scholiast, the cakes of meal and the Soma juice offered in sacrifices. 5. Aswins, hearing the many prayers of the Rishis, you look (favourably) upon.show more

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  • English
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  • 1236677471
  • 9781236677471