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Samavedas – Book 03 Chapter 02, XX Soma Pavamana



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Samavedas – Book 03 Chapter 02, XX Soma Pavamana

Strong Indu, bathed in milk, flows on for Indra
Soma exciting strength, for his carousal.
He quells malignity and slays the demons,
King of the homestead, he who gives us comfort.

Then in a stream he flows, milked out with press stones,
mingled with sweetness, through the fleecy filter -
Indu rejoicing in the love of Indra,
the god who gladdens for the god’s enjoyment.

He flows, as he is cleansed, to sacred duties,
a god bedewing gods with his own juices.
Indu hath, clothed in powers that suit the season
on the raised fleece engaged the ten swift fingers.

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Observation contributed by: John Bryant