She has shone brightly like a young
Stirring all creatures to life.
Now it is time to kindle the sacred
Dawn has made light and chased away
Turned toward this far-spreading world
With white robes about her,
She has risen and shone in brightness.
She has beamed forth lovely with golden
Mother of the kine, guide of the days
Our Lady of Light brings the Eye of
As she leads her white, beautiful steed.
Dawn shines apparent, bestowing on
Her store of marvelous treasure.
Come with your bounty; drive away foes.
Grant us secure and lush pastures.
Disperse those who hate us.
Pour bounty, opulent lady, on the singer.
Beam forth your light to guide and sustain
Prolong, O Dawn, O Goddess, our days.
Give to us food, grant to us joy,
Chariots and cattle and horses.
Lady nobly born, daughter of heaven,
Worshiped by all the illustrious,
Grant us your blessings, riches and
Now and forever protect us!
Rig Veda 7.77