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XI

Let your voice-born prayers go forth to the great Vishnu, accompanied by the Maruts, Evayamarut, and to the chasing host, adorned with good rings, the strong, in their jubilant throng, to the shouting power of the Maruts.  O Maruts, you who are born great, and proclaim it yourselves by knowledge, Evayamarut, that power of yours cannot be approached by wisdom, that power of theirs cannot be approached by gift or might; they are like unapproachable mountains.  They who are heard with their voice from the high heaven, the brilliant and strong, Evayamarut, in whose council no tyrant reigns, the rushing chariots of these roaring Maruts come forth, like fires with their own lightning.  The wide-striding Vishnu strode forth from the great common seat, Evayamarut.  When he has started by himself from his own place along the ridges, O ye striving, mighty Maruts, he goes together with the heroes, conferring blessings.  Impetuous, like your own shout, the strong one made everything tremble, the terrible, the wanderer, the mighty, Evayamarut; strong with him you advanced self-luminous, with firm reins, golden colored, well armed, speeding along.  Your greatness is infinite, ye Maruts, endowed with full power, may that terrible power help, Evayamarut.  In your raid you are indeed to be seen as charioteers; deliver us therefore from the enemy, like shining fires.  May then these Rudras, lively like fires and with vigorous shine, help, Evayamarut.  The seat of the earth is stretched out far and wide, when the hosts of these faultless Maruts come quickly to the races.  Come kindly on your path, O Maruts, listen to the call of him who praises you, Evayamarut.  Confidants of the great Vishnu, may you together, like charioteers, keep all hateful things far, by your wonderful skill.  Come zealously to our sacrifice, ye worshipful, hear our guileless call, Evayamarut.  Like the oldest mountains in the sky, O wise guardians, prove yourselves for him irresistible to the enemy.

XII

O Syavasva, sing boldly with the Maruts, the singers who, worthy themselves of sacrifice, rejoice in their guileless glory according to their nature.  They are indeed boldly the friends of strong power; they on their march protect all who by themselves are full of daring.  Like rushing bulls, these Maruts spring over the dark cows, and then we perceive the might of the Maruts in heaven and on earth.  Let us boldly offer praise and sacrifice to your Maruts, to all them who protect the generation of men, who protect the mortal from injury.  They who are worthy, bounteous, men of perfect strength, to those heavenly Maruts who are worthy of sacrifice, praise the sacrifice!  The tall men, coming near with their bright chains, and their weapon, have hurled forth their spears.  Behind these Maruts there came by itself the splendor of heaven, like laughing lightnings.  Those who

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