HYMN LXXIII. Bṛhaspati – Rig Veda – Book 6

HYMN LXXIII. Bṛhaspati: Rig Veda – Book 6 – Ralph T.H. Griffith, Translator

यो अद्रिभित परथमजा रतावा बर्हस्पतिराङगिरसो हविष्मान |
दविबर्हज्मा पराघर्मसत पिता न आ रोदसी वर्षभो रोरवीति ||

जनाय चिद य ईवत उ लोकं बर्हस्पतिर्देवहूतौ चकार |
घनन वर्त्राणि वि पुरो दर्दरीति जयञ्छत्रून्रमित्रान पर्त्सु साहन ||

बर्हस्पतिः समजयद वसूनि महो वरजान गोमतो देव एषः |
अपः सिषासन सवरप्रतीतो बर्हस्पतिर्हन्त्यमित्रमर्कैः ||

yo adribhit prathamajā ṛtāvā bṛhaspatirāṅghiraso haviṣmān |
dvibarhajmā prāgharmasat pitā na ā rodasī vṛṣabho roravīti ||

janāya cid ya īvata u lokaṃ bṛhaspatirdevahūtau cakāra |
ghnan vṛtrāṇi vi puro dardarīti jayañchatrūnramitrān pṛtsu sāhan ||

bṛhaspatiḥ samajayad vasūni maho vrajān ghomato deva eṣaḥ |
apaḥ siṣāsan svarapratīto bṛhaspatirhantyamitramarkaiḥ ||

English Translation

Translated by Ralph T.H. Griffith

1. SERVED with oblations, first-born, mountain-render, Aṅgiras’ son, Bṛhaspati, the Holy,
With twice-firm path, dwelling in light, our Father, roars loudly, as a bull, to Earth and Heaven.

2 Bṛhaspati, who made for such a people wide room and verge when Gods were invocated,
Slaying his enemies, breaks down their castles, quelling his foes and conquering those who hate him.

3 Bṛhaspati in war hath won rich treasures, hath won, this God, the great stalls filled with cattle.
Striving to win waters and light, resistless, Bṛhaspati with lightning smites the foeman.