HYMN CL. Agni – Rig Veda – Book 1

HYMN CL. Agni: Rig Veda – Book 1 – Ralph T.H. Griffith, Translator

पुरु तव दाश्वान वोचे.अरिरग्ने तव सविदा |
तोदस्येव शरण आ महस्य ||

वयनिनस्य धनिनः परहोषे चिदररुषः |
कदा चन परजिगतो अदेवयोः ||

स चन्द्रो विप्र मर्त्यो महो वराधन्तमो दिवि |
पर-परेत ते अग्ने वनुषः सयाम ||

puru tva dāśvān voce.ariraghne tava svidā |
todasyeva śaraṇa ā mahasya ||

vyaninasya dhaninaḥ prahoṣe cidararuṣaḥ |
kadā cana prajighato adevayoḥ ||

sa candro vipra martyo maho vrādhantamo divi |
pra-pret te aghne vanuṣaḥ syāma ||

English Translation

Translated by Ralph T.H. Griffith

1. AGNI, thy faithful servant I call upon thee with many a gift,
As in the keeping of the great inciting God;

2 Thou who ne’er movest thee to aid the indolent, the godless man,
Him who though wealthy never brings an offering.

3 Splendid, O Singer, is that man, mightiest of the great in heaven.
Agni, may we be foremost, we thy worshippers.