HYMN XI. Agni – Rig Veda – Book 4

HYMN XI. Agni: Rig Veda – Book 4 – Ralph T.H. Griffith, Translator

भद्रं ते अग्ने सहसिन्न अनीकम उपाक आ रोचते सूर्यस्य |
रुशद दर्शे दद्र्शे नक्तया चिद अरूक्षितं दर्श आ रूपे अन्नम ||

वि षाह्य अग्ने गर्णते मनीषां खं वेपसा तुविजात सतवानः |
विश्वेभिर यद वावनः शुक्र देवैस तन नो रास्व सुमहो भूरि मन्म ||

तवद अग्ने काव्या तवन मनीषास तवद उक्था जायन्ते राध्यानि |
तवद एति दरविणं वीरपेशा इत्थाधिये दाशुषे मर्त्याय ||

तवद वाजी वाजम्भरो विहाया अभिष्टिक्र्ज जायते सत्यशुष्मः |
तवद रयिर देवजूतो मयोभुस तवद आशुर जूजुवां अग्ने अर्वा ||

तवाम अग्ने परथमं देवयन्तो देवम मर्ता अम्र्त मन्द्रजिह्वम |
दवेषोयुतम आ विवासन्ति धीभिर दमूनसं गर्हपतिम अमूरम ||

आरे अस्मद अमतिम आरे अंह आरे विश्वां दुर्मतिं यन निपासि |
दोषा शिवः सहसः सूनो अग्ने यं देव आ चित सचसे सवस्ति ||

bhadraṃ te aghne sahasinn anīkam upāka ā rocate sūryasya |
ruśad dṛśe dadṛśe naktayā cid arūkṣitaṃ dṛśa ā rūpe annam ||

vi ṣāhy aghne ghṛṇate manīṣāṃ khaṃ vepasā tuvijāta stavānaḥ |
viśvebhir yad vāvanaḥ śukra devais tan no rāsva sumaho bhūri manma ||

tvad aghne kāvyā tvan manīṣās tvad ukthā jāyante rādhyāni |
tvad eti draviṇaṃ vīrapeśā itthādhiye dāśuṣe martyāya ||

tvad vājī vājambharo vihāyā abhiṣṭikṛj jāyate satyaśuṣmaḥ |
tvad rayir devajūto mayobhus tvad āśur jūjuvāṃ aghne arvā ||

tvām aghne prathamaṃ devayanto devam martā amṛta mandrajihvam |
dveṣoyutam ā vivāsanti dhībhir damūnasaṃ ghṛhapatim amūram ||

āre asmad amatim āre aṃha āre viśvāṃ durmatiṃ yan nipāsi |
doṣā śivaḥ sahasaḥ sūno aghne yaṃ deva ā cit sacase svasti ||

English Translation

Translated by Ralph T.H. Griffith

1. THY blessed majesty, victorious Agni, shines brightly in the neighbourhood of Sūrya.
Splendid to see, it shows even at nighttime, and food is fair to look on in thy beauty.

2 Agni, disclose his thought for him who singeth, the well, Strong God! while thou art praised with fervour.
Vouchsafe to us that powerful hymn, O Mighty, which, Radiant One! with all the Gods thou lovest.

3 From thee, O Agni, springs poetic wisdom, from thee come thoughts and hymns of praise that prosper;
From thee flows wealth, with heroes to adorn it, to the true-hearted man who gives oblation.

4 From thee the hero springs who wins the booty, bringer of help, mighty, of real courage.
From thee comes wealth, sent by the Gods, bliss-giving; Agni, from thee the fleet impetuous charger.

5 Immortal Agni, thee whose voice is pleasant, as first in rank, as God, religious mortals
Invite with hymns; thee who removest hatred, Friend of the Home, the household’s Lord, unerring.

6 Far from us thou removest want and sorrow, far from us all ill-will when thou protectest.
Son of Strength, Agni, blest is he at evening, whom thou as God attendest for his welfare.