HYMN CVI. Viśvedevas – Rig Veda – Book 1

HYMN CVI. Viśvedevas: Rig Veda – Book 1 – Ralph T.H. Griffith, Translator

इन्द्रं मित्रं वरुणमग्निमूतये मारुतं शर्धो अदितिंहवामहे |
रथं न दुर्गाद वसवः सुदानवो विश्वस्मान नोंहसो निष पिपर्तन ||
त आदित्या आ गता सर्वतातये भूत देवा वर्त्रतूर्येषु शम्भुवः |
रथं … ||
अवन्तु नः पितरः सुप्रवाचना उत देवी देवपुत्रे रताव्र्धा |
रथं … ||
नराशंसं वाजिनं वाजयन्निह कषयद्वीरं पूषणं सुम्नैरीमहे |
रथं … ||
बर्हस्पते सदमिन नः सुगं कर्धि शं योर्यत ते मनुर्हितं तदीमहे |
रथं … ||
इन्द्रं कुत्सो वर्त्रहणं शचीपतिं काटे निबाळ्ह रषिरह्वदूतये |
रथं … ||
देवैर्नो देव्यदितिर्नि पातु देवस्त्राता तरायतामप्रयुछन |
तन नो … ||

indraṃ mitraṃ varuṇamaghnimūtaye mārutaṃ śardho aditiṃhavāmahe |
rathaṃ na durghād vasavaḥ sudānavo viśvasmān noaṃhaso niṣ pipartana ||
ta ādityā ā ghatā sarvatātaye bhūta devā vṛtratūryeṣu śambhuvaḥ |
rathaṃ … ||
avantu naḥ pitaraḥ supravācanā uta devī devaputre ṛtāvṛdhā |
rathaṃ … ||
narāśaṃsaṃ vājinaṃ vājayanniha kṣayadvīraṃ pūṣaṇaṃ sumnairīmahe |
rathaṃ … ||
bṛhaspate sadamin naḥ sughaṃ kṛdhi śaṃ yoryat te manurhitaṃ tadīmahe |
rathaṃ … ||
indraṃ kutso vṛtrahaṇaṃ śacīpatiṃ kāṭe nibāḷha ṛṣirahvadūtaye |
rathaṃ … ||
devairno devyaditirni pātu devastrātā trāyatāmaprayuchan |
tan no … ||

English Translation

Translated by Ralph T.H. Griffith

1. CALL we for aid on Indra, Mitra, Varuṇa and Agni and the Marut host and Aditi.
Even as a chariot from a difficult ravine, bountiful Vasus, rescue us from all distress.

2 Come ye Ādityas for our full prosperity, in conquests of the foe, ye Gods, bring joy to us.
Even as a chariot from a difficult ravine, bountiful Vasus, rescue us from all distress.

3 May the most glorious Fathers aid us, and the two Goddesses, Mothers of the Gods, who strengthen Law.
Even as a chariot from a difficult ravine, bountiful Vasus, rescue us from all distress.

4 To mighty Narāśaṁsa, strengthening his might, to Pūṣan, ruler over men, we pray with hymns.
Even as a chariot from a difficult ravine, bountiful Vasus, rescue us from all distress.

5 Bṛhaspati, make us evermore an easy path: we crave what boon thou hast for men in rest and stir.
Like as a chariot from a difficult ravine, bountiful Vasus, rescue us from all distress.

6 Sunk in the pit the Ṛṣi Kutsa called, to aid, Indra the Vṛtra-slayer, Lord of power and might.
Even as a chariot from a difficult ravine, bountiful Vasus, rescue us from all distress.

7 May Aditi the Goddess guard us with the Gods: may the protecting God keep us with ceaseless care.
This prayer of ours may Varuṇa grant, and Mitra, and Aditi and Sindhu, Earth and Heaven.