1. Now follows the Mahāvrata ceremony.
2. After having killed Vṛtra, Indra became great. When he became great, then there was the Mahāvrata (the great work). This is why the Mahāvrata ceremony is called Mahāvrata.
4. He who desires prosperity should use the hymn, pra vo devāyāgnaye (Rv. III, 13, 1).
5. He who desires increase should use the hymn, viśo viśo atithim (Rv. VIII, 74, 1).
8. ‘No,’ he said, ‘let him take that hymn.
10. ‘They do not consider him who is not so, worthy to be (called) an atithi (guest).
11. ‘Therefore let him by all means take that hymn.’
12. If he takes that hymn, let him place the (second) tristich, āganma vṛtrahantamam, ‘we came near to the victorious,’ first.
13. For people worship the whole year (performing the Gavāmayana sacrifice) wishing for this day (the last but one) — they do come near.
15. He who desires glory should use the hymn, abodhy agniḥ samidhā ganānām (Rv. V, 1, 1).
16. He who desires offspring and cattle should use the hymn, hotājanishta cetanaḥ (Rv. II, 5, 1).