HYMN II. Vāyu. – Rig Veda – Book 1

HYMN II. Vāyu: Rig Veda – Book 1 – Ralph T.H. Griffith, Translator

वायवा याहि दर्शतेमे सोमा अरंक्र्ताः |
तेषां पाहि शरुधी हवम ||

वाय उक्थेभिर्जरन्ते तवामछा जरितारः |
सुतसोमा अहर्विदः ||

वायो तव परप्र्ञ्चती धेना जिगाति दाशुषे |
उरूची सोमपीतये ||

इन्द्रवायू इमे सुता उप परयोभिरा गतम |
इन्दवो वामुशन्ति हि ||

वायविन्द्रश्च चेतथः सुतानां वाजिनीवसू |
तावा यातमुप दरवत ||

वायविन्द्रश्च सुन्वत आ यातमुप निष्क्र्तम |
मक्ष्वित्था धिया नरा ||

मित्रं हुवे पूतदक्षं वरुणं च रिशादसम |
धियं घर्ताचीं साधन्ता ||

रतेन मित्रावरुणाव रताव्र्धाव रतस्प्र्शा |
करतुं बर्हन्तमाशाथे ||

कवी नो मित्रावरुणा तुविजाता उरुक्षया |
दक्षं दधाते अपसम ||

vāyavā yāhi darśateme somā araṃkṛtāḥ |
teṣāṃ pāhi śrudhī havam ||

vāya ukthebhirjarante tvāmachā jaritāraḥ |
sutasomā aharvidaḥ ||

vāyo tava prapṛñcatī dhenā jighāti dāśuṣe |
urūcī somapītaye ||

indravāyū ime sutā upa prayobhirā ghatam |
indavo vāmuśanti hi ||

vāyavindraśca cetathaḥ sutānāṃ vājinīvasū |
tāvā yātamupa dravat ||

vāyavindraśca sunvata ā yātamupa niṣkṛtam |
makṣvitthā dhiyā narā ||

mitraṃ huve pūtadakṣaṃ varuṇaṃ ca riśādasam |
dhiyaṃ ghṛtācīṃ sādhantā ||

ṛtena mitrāvaruṇāv ṛtāvṛdhāv ṛtaspṛśā |
kratuṃ bṛhantamāśāthe ||

kavī no mitrāvaruṇā tuvijātā urukṣayā |
dakṣaṃ dadhāte apasam ||

English Translation

Translated by Ralph T.H. Griffith

1 BEAUTIFUL Vāyu, come, for thee these Soma drops have been prepared:
Drink of them, hearken to our call.

2 Knowing the days, with Soma juice poured forth, the singers glorify
Thee, Vāyu, with their hymns of praise.

3 Vāyu, thy penetrating stream goes forth unto the worshipper,
Far-spreading for the Soma draught.

4 These, Indra-Vāyu, have been shed; come for our offered dainties’ sake:
The drops are yearning for you both.

5 Well do ye mark libations, ye Vāyu and Indra, rich in spoil!
So come ye swiftly hitherward.

6 Vāyu and Indra, come to what the Soma-presser hath prepared:
Soon, Heroes, thus I make my prayer.

7 Mitra, of holy strength, I call, and foe-destroying Varuṇa,
Who make the oil-fed rite complete.

8 Mitra and Varuṇa, through Law, lovers and cherishers of Law,
Have ye obtained your might power

9 Our Sages, Mitra-Varuṇa, wide dominion, strong by birth,
Vouchsafe us strength that worketh well.