HYMN LVIII. Maruts – Rig Veda – Book 5

HYMN LVIII. Maruts: Rig Veda – Book 5 – Ralph T.H. Griffith, Translator

रतस्य गोपाव अधि तिष्ठथो रथं सत्यधर्माणा परमे वयोमनि |
यम अत्र मित्रावरुणावथो युवं तस्मै वर्ष्टिर मधुमत पिन्वते दिवः ||

सम्राजाव अस्य भुवनस्य राजथो मित्रावरुणा विदथे सवर्द्र्शा |
वर्ष्टिं वां राधो अम्र्तत्वम ईमहे दयावाप्र्थिवी वि चरन्ति तन्यवः ||

सम्राजा उग्रा वर्षभा दिवस पती पर्थिव्या मित्रावरुणा विचर्षणी |
चित्रेभिर अभ्रैर उप तिष्ठथो रवं दयां वर्षयथो असुरस्य मायया ||

माया वाम मित्रावरुणा दिवि शरिता सूर्यो जयोतिश चरति चित्रम आयुधम |
तम अभ्रेण वर्ष्ट्या गूहथो दिवि पर्जन्य दरप्सा मधुमन्त ईरते ||

रथं युञ्जते मरुतः शुभे सुखं शूरो न मित्रावरुणा गविष्टिषु |
रजांसि चित्रा वि चरन्ति तन्यवो दिवः सम्राजा पयसा न उक्षतम ||

वाचं सु मित्रावरुणाव इरावतीम पर्जन्यश चित्रां वदति तविषीमतीम |
अभ्रा वसत मरुतः सु मायया दयां वर्षयतम अरुणाम अरेपसम ||

धर्मणा मित्रावरुणा विपश्चिता वरता रक्षेथे असुरस्य मायया |
रतेन विश्वम भुवनं वि राजथः सूर्यम आ धत्थो दिवि चित्र्यं रथम ||

ṛtasya ghopāv adhi tiṣṭhatho rathaṃ satyadharmāṇā parame vyomani |
yam atra mitrāvaruṇāvatho yuvaṃ tasmai vṛṣṭir madhumat pinvate divaḥ ||

samrājāv asya bhuvanasya rājatho mitrāvaruṇā vidathe svardṛśā |
vṛṣṭiṃ vāṃ rādho amṛtatvam īmahe dyāvāpṛthivī vi caranti tanyavaḥ ||

samrājā ughrā vṛṣabhā divas patī pṛthivyā mitrāvaruṇā vicarṣaṇī |
citrebhir abhrair upa tiṣṭhatho ravaṃ dyāṃ varṣayatho asurasya māyayā ||

māyā vām mitrāvaruṇā divi śritā sūryo jyotiś carati citram āyudham |
tam abhreṇa vṛṣṭyā ghūhatho divi parjanya drapsā madhumanta īrate ||

rathaṃ yuñjate marutaḥ śubhe sukhaṃ śūro na mitrāvaruṇā ghaviṣṭiṣu |
rajāṃsi citrā vi caranti tanyavo divaḥ samrājā payasā na ukṣatam ||

vācaṃ su mitrāvaruṇāv irāvatīm parjanyaś citrāṃ vadati tviṣīmatīm |
abhrā vasata marutaḥ su māyayā dyāṃ varṣayatam aruṇām arepasam ||

dharmaṇā mitrāvaruṇā vipaścitā vratā rakṣethe asurasya māyayā |
ṛtena viśvam bhuvanaṃ vi rājathaḥ sūryam ā dhattho divi citryaṃ ratham ||

English Translation

Translated by Ralph T.H. Griffith

1. Now do I glorify their mighty cohort, the company of these the youthful Maruts,
Who ride impetuous on with rapid horses, and radiant in themselves, are Lords of Amṛta.

2 The mighty glittering band, arm-bound with bracelets, givers of bliss, unmeasured in their greatness,
With magical powers, bountiful, ever-roaring,—these, liberal Heroes, venerate thou singer.

3 This day may all your water-bringers, Maruts, they who impel the falling rain, approach us.
This fire, O Maruts, hath been duly kindled; let it find favour with you, youthful Sages.

4 Ye raise up for the folk an active ruler whom, Holy Ones! a Master’s hand hath fashioned.
Ye send the fighter hand to hand, armmighty, and the brave hero, Maruts with good horses.

5 They spring forth more and more, strong in their glories, like days, like spokes where none are last in order.
Highest and mightiest are the Sons of Pṛśni. Firm to their own intention cling the Maruts.

6 When ye have hastened on with spotted coursers, O Maruts, on your cars with strong-wrought fellies,
The waters are disturbed, the woods are shattered. Let Dyaus the Red Steer send his thunder downward.

7 Even Earth hath spread herself wide at their coming, and they as husbands have with power impregned her.
They to the pole have yoked the winds for coursers: their sweat have they made rain, these Sons of Rudra.

8 Ho! Maruts, Heroes, skilled in Law, immortal, be gracious unto us, ye rich in treasures,
Ye hearers of the truth, ye sage and youthful, grown mighty, dwelling on the lofty mountains.