HYMN LXXXIX Varuṇa – Rig Veda – Book 7

HYMN LXXXIX Varuṇa – Rig Veda – Book 7

मो षु वरुण मर्न्मयं गर्हं राजन्नहं गमम |
मर्ळा सुक्षत्र मर्ळय ||

यदेमि परस्फुरन्निव दर्तिर्न धमातो अद्रिवः |
मर्ळा स. म. ||

करत्वः समह दीनता परतीपं जगमा शुचे |
मर्ळा स. म. ||

अपां मध्ये तस्थिवांसं तर्ष्णाविदज्जरितारम |
मर्ळा स. म. ||

यत किं चेदं वरुण दैव्ये जने.अभिद्रोहं मनुष्याश्चरामसि |
अचित्ती यत तव धर्मा युयोपिम मा नस्तस्मादेनसो देव रीरिषः ||

 

mo ṣu varuṇa mṛnmayaṃ ghṛhaṃ rājannahaṃ ghamam |
mṛḷā sukṣatra mṛḷaya ||

yademi prasphuranniva dṛtirna dhmāto adrivaḥ |
mṛḷā s. m. ||

kratvaḥ samaha dīnatā pratīpaṃ jaghamā śuce |
mṛḷā s. m. ||

apāṃ madhye tasthivāṃsaṃ tṛṣṇāvidajjaritāram |
mṛḷā s. m. ||

yat kiṃ cedaṃ varuṇa daivye jane.abhidrohaṃ manuṣyāścarāmasi |
acittī yat tava dharmā yuyopima mā nastasmādenaso deva rīriṣaḥ ||

English Translation

Translated by Ralph T.H. Griffith

1. LET me not yet, King Varuṇa, enter into the house of clay:
Have mercy, spare me, Mighty Lord.

2 When, Thunderer! I move along tremulous like a wind-blown skin,
Have mercy, spare me, Mighty Lord.

3 O Bright and Powerful God, through want of strength I erred and went astray
Have mercy, spare me, Mighty Lord.

4 Thirst found thy worshipper though he stood in the midst of water-fijods:
Have mercy, spare me, Mighty Lord.

5 O Varuṇa, whatever the offence may be which we as men commit against the heavenly host,
When through our want of thought we violate thy laws, punish us not, O God, for that iniquity.