HYMN CLVI. Agni. – Rig Veda – Book 10

HYMN CLVI. Agni. – Rig Veda – Book 10

अग्निं हिन्वन्तु नो धियः सप्तिमाशुमिवाजिषु |
तेन जेष्मधनं-धनम ||

यया गा आकरामहे सेनयाग्ने तवोत्या |
तां नो हिन्वमघत्तये ||

आग्ने सथूरं रयिं भर पर्थुं गोमन्तमश्विनम |
अंधिखं वर्तया पणिम ||

अग्ने नक्षत्रमजरमा सूर्यं रोहयो दिवि |
दधज्ज्योतिर्जनेभ्यः ||

अग्ने केतुर्विशामसि परेष्ठः शरेष्ठ उपस्थसत |
बोधा सतोत्रे वयो दधत ||

aghniṃ hinvantu no dhiyaḥ saptimāśumivājiṣu |
tena jeṣmadhanaṃ-dhanam ||

yayā ghā ākarāmahe senayāghne tavotyā |
tāṃ no hinvamaghattaye ||

āghne sthūraṃ rayiṃ bhara pṛthuṃ ghomantamaśvinam |
aṃdhikhaṃ vartayā paṇim ||

aghne nakṣatramajaramā sūryaṃ rohayo divi |
dadhajjyotirjanebhyaḥ ||

aghne keturviśāmasi preṣṭhaḥ śreṣṭha upasthasat |
bodhā stotre vayo dadhat ||

English Translation

Translated by Ralph T.H. Griffith

1. LET songs of ours speed Agni forth like a fleet courser in the race,
And we will win each prize through him.

2 Agni the dart whereby we gain kine for ourselves with help from thee,—
That send us for the gain of wealth.

3 O Agni, bring us wealth secure, vast wealth in horses and in kine:
Oil thou the socket, turn the wheel.

4 O Agni, thou hast made the Sun, Eternal Star, to mount the sky,
Bestowing light on living men.

5 Thou, Agni, art the people’s light, best, dearest, seated in thy shrine:
Watch for the singer, give him life.