Indra, great in her power and might, and like Parjanya rich in rain,
Is magnified by Vatsa's lauds.
This power of hers shone brightly forth when Indra brought together, like
A skin, the worlds of heaven and earth.
Under thy guidance, Indra, mid thy praises, Lady of Thunder, shall
The sacrifice be soon performed.
Here are - we sing them loudly forth - our thoughts among the best of songs.
Even lightnings like the blaze of fire.
Indra, disclose much food for us, like a stronghold with store of kine:
Give progeny and heroic strength.
And, Indra, grant us all that wealth of fleet steeds which shone bright of old
Among the tribes of Nahusas.
Hither thou seem to attract heaven's fold which shines before our eyes,
When, Indra, thou art kind to us.
Yea, when thou put forth thy power, Indra, thou govern the folk.
Mighty, unlimited in strength.
Before her hot displeasure all the peoples, all the men, bow down,
As rivers bow them to the sea.
There where the mountains downward slope, there by the meeting of the streams
The Sage was manifest with song.
Thence from her lofty place downward she looks upon the sea,
And, with rapid stir, she moves.
The Rigveda, Book VIII, Hymn VI (edited)