The Rig Veda/Mandala 10/Hymn 139

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1. SAVITAR, golden-haired, hath lifted eastward, bright With the sunbeams, his eternal lustre;
     He in whose energy wise Pusan marches, surveying all existence like a herdsman.
2. Beholding men he sits amid the heaven filling the two world-halves and air's wide region.
     He looks upon the rich far-spreading pastures between the eastern and the western limit.
3. He, root of wealth, the gatherer-up of treasures, looks with his might on every form and figure.
     Savitar, like a God.whose Law is constant, stands in the battle for the spoil like Indra.
4. Waters from sacrifice came to the Gandharva Visvavasu, O Soma, when they saw him.
     Indra, approaching quickly, marked their going, and looked around upon the Sun's enclosures.
5. This song Visvavasu shall sing us, meter of air's mid-realm celestial Gandharva,
     That we may know aright both truth and falsehood: may he inspire our thoughts and help our praises.
6. In the floods' track he found the bootyseeker: the rocky cow-pen's doors he threw wide open.
     These, the Gandharva told him, Rowed with Amrta. Indra knew well the puissancc of the dragons.