HYMN CLXXXIX. Agni – Rig Veda – Book 1

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

अग्ने नय सुपथा राये अस्मान विश्वानि देव वयुनानि विद्वान |
युयोध्यस्मज्जुहुराणमेनो भूयिष्ठां ते नमौक्तिंविधेम ||

अग्ने तवं पारया नव्यो अस्मान सवस्तिभिरति दुर्गाणि विश्वा |
पुश्च पर्थ्वी बहुला न उर्वि भवा तोकाय तनयाय शं योः ||

अग्ने तवमस्मद युयोध्यमीवा अनग्नित्रा अभ्यमन्त कर्ष्टीः |
पुनरस्मभ्यं सुविताय देव कषां विश्वेभिरम्र्तेभिर्यजत्र ||

पाहि नो अग्ने पायुभिरजस्रैरुत परिये सदन आ शुशुक्वान |
मा ते भयं जरितारं यविष्ठ नूनं विदन मापरं सहस्वः ||

मा नो अग्ने.अव सर्जो अघायाविष्यवे रिपवे दुछुनायै |
मादत्वते दशते मादते नो मा रीषते सहसावन परा दाः ||

वि घ तवावान रतजात यंसद गर्णानो अग्ने तन्वे वरूथम |
विश्वाद रिरिक्षोरुत वा निनित्सोरभिह्रुतामसि हि देव विष्पट ||

तवं तानग्न उभयानिव विद्वान वेषि परपित्वे मनुषो यजत्र |
अभिपित्वे मनवे शास्यो भूर्मर्म्र्जेन्य उशिग्भिर्नाक्रः ||

अवोचाम निवचनान्यस्मिन मानस्य सूनुः सहसाने अग्नौ |
वयं सहस्रं रषिभिः सनेम वि… ||

aghne naya supathā rāye asmān viśvāni deva vayunāni vidvān |
yuyodhyasmajjuhurāṇameno bhūyiṣṭhāṃ te namauktiṃvidhema ||

aghne tvaṃ pārayā navyo asmān svastibhirati durghāṇi viśvā |
puśca pṛthvī bahulā na urvi bhavā tokāya tanayāya śaṃ yoḥ ||

aghne tvamasmad yuyodhyamīvā anaghnitrā abhyamanta kṛṣṭīḥ |
punarasmabhyaṃ suvitāya deva kṣāṃ viśvebhiramṛtebhiryajatra ||

pāhi no aghne pāyubhirajasrairuta priye sadana ā śuśukvān |
mā te bhayaṃ jaritāraṃ yaviṣṭha nūnaṃ vidan māparaṃ sahasvaḥ ||

mā no aghne.ava sṛjo aghāyāviṣyave ripave duchunāyai |
mādatvate daśate mādate no mā rīṣate sahasāvan parā dāḥ ||

vi gha tvāvān ṛtajāta yaṃsad ghṛṇāno aghne tanve varūtham |
viśvād ririkṣoruta vā ninitsorabhihrutāmasi hi deva viṣpaṭ ||

tvaṃ tānaghna ubhayāniv vidvān veṣi prapitve manuṣo yajatra |
abhipitve manave śāsyo bhūrmarmṛjenya uśighbhirnākraḥ ||

avocāma nivacanānyasmin mānasya sūnuḥ sahasāne aghnau |
vayaṃ sahasraṃ ṛṣibhiḥ sanema vi… ||

English Translation

Translated by Ralph T.H. Griffith

1. BY goodly paths lead us to riches, Agni, God who knowest every sacred duty.
Remove the sin that makes us stray and wander. most ample adoration will we bring thee.

2 Lead us anew to happiness, O Agni; lead us beyond all danger and affliction.
Be unto us a wide broad ample castle bless, prosper on their way our sons and offspring.

3 Far from us, Agni, put thou all diseases let them strike lauds that have no saving Agni.
God, make our home again to be a blessing, with all the Immortal Deities, O Holy.

4 Preserve us, Agni, with perpetual succour, refulgent in the dwelling which thou lovest.
O Conqueror, most youthful, let no danger touch him who praises thee to-day or after.

5 Give not us up a prey to sin, O Agni, the greedy enemy that brings us trouble;
Not to the fanged that bites, not to the toothless: give not us up, thou Conqueror, to the spoiler.

6 Such as thou art, born after Law, O Agni when lauded give protection to our bodies,
From whosoever would reproach or injure: for thou, God, rescuest from all oppression.

7 Thou, well discerning both these classes, comest to men at early morn, O holy Agni.
Be thou obedient unto man at evening, to be adorned, as keen, by eager suitors.

8 To him have we addressed our pious speeches, I, Māna’s son, to him victorious Agni.
May we gain countless riches with the sages. May we find strengthening food in full abundance.