HYMN CLXXXVI. Vāyu. – Rig Veda – Book 10

HYMN CLXXXVI. Vāyu. – Rig Veda – Book 10

वात आ वातु भेषजं शम्भु मयोभु नो हर्दे |
पर णायूंषि तारिषत ||

उत वात पितासि न उत भरातोत नः सखा |
स नोजीवातवे कर्धि ||

यददो वात ते गर्हे.अम्र्तस्य निधिर्हितः |
ततो नो देहिजीवसे ||

vāta ā vātu bheṣajaṃ śambhu mayobhu no hṛde |
pra ṇaāyūṃṣi tāriṣat ||

uta vāta pitāsi na uta bhrātota naḥ sakhā |
sa nojīvātave kṛdhi ||

yadado vāta te ghṛhe.amṛtasya nidhirhitaḥ |
tato no dehijīvase ||

English Translation

Translated by Ralph T.H. Griffith

1. FILLING our hearts with health and joy, may Vāta breathe his balm on us
May he prolong our days of life.

2 Thou art our Father, Vāta, yea, thou art a Brother and a friend,
So give us strength that we may live.

3 The store of Amṛta laid away yonder, O Vāta, in thine home,—
Give us thereof that we may live.