अथ यत्तृतीयममृतं तदादित्या उपजीवन्ति वरुणेन मुखेन न वै देवा अश्नन्ति न पिबन्त्येतदेवामृतं दृष्ट्वा तृप्यन्ति ॥ ३.८.१ ॥
atha yattṛtīyamamṛtaṃ tadādityā upajīvanti varuṇena mukhena na vai devā aśnanti na pibantyetadevāmṛtaṃ dṛṣṭvā tṛpyanti || 3.8.1 ||
1. With Varuṇa as their leader, the Ādityas enjoy the third nectar [which is dark in colour]. As a matter of fact, the gods and goddesses neither eat nor drink. They are pleased merely by seeing the nectar.
Atha, next; yat, that which; tṛtīyam amṛtam, the third nectar [i.e., the dark colour of the sun]; tat, that; ādityāḥ, the Ādityas; upajīvanti, sustain themselves with; varuṇena mukhena, led by Varuṇa; vai, as a matter of fact; devāḥ, the gods and goddesses; na aśnanti na pibanti, neither eat nor drink; etat amṛtam, this nectar; eva dṛṣṭvā tṛpyanti, they become happy by only seeing.
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