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Rig Veda - Sun and Chariots



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The Rig Veda [translated by Wendy Doniger]

You rise up facing all the groups of gods, facing mankind, facing everyone, so that they can see the sunlight

He is the eye with which, O purifying Varuna, you look upon the busy one among men

You cross heaven and the vast realm of space, o sun, measuring days by nights, looking upon the generations

Seven bay mares carry you in the chariot, o sun god with hair of flame, gazing from afar

The sun has yoked the seven splendid daughters of the chariot; he goes with them, who yoke themselves

We have come up out of the darkness, seeing the higher light around us, going to the sun, the god among gods, the highest light

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