HYMN XIV Agni – Rig Veda – Book 7

HYMN XIV Agni: Rig Veda – Book 7 – Ralph T.H. Griffith, Translator

समिधा जातवेदसे देवाय देवहूतिभिः |
हविर्भिः शुक्रशोचिषे नमस्विनो वयं दाशेमाग्नये ||

वयं ते अग्ने समिधा विधेम वयं दाशेम सुष्टुती यजत्र |
वयं घर्तेनाध्वरस्य होतर्वयं देव हविषा भद्रशोचे ||

आ नो देवेभिरुप देवहूतिमग्ने याहि वषट्क्र्तिं जुषाणः |
तुभ्यं देवाय दाशतः सयाम यूयं पात … ||

samidhā jātavedase devāya devahūtibhiḥ |
havirbhiḥ śukraśociṣe namasvino vayaṃ dāśemāghnaye ||

vayaṃ te aghne samidhā vidhema vayaṃ dāśema suṣṭutī yajatra |
vayaṃ ghṛtenādhvarasya hotarvayaṃ deva haviṣā bhadraśoce ||

ā no devebhirupa devahūtimaghne yāhi vaṣaṭkṛtiṃ juṣāṇaḥ |
tubhyaṃ devāya dāśataḥ syāma yūyaṃ pāta … ||

English Translation

Translated by Ralph T.H. Griffith

1. WITH reverence and with offered gifts serve we the God whose flame is bright:
Let us bring Jātavedas fuel, and adore Agni when we invoke the Gods.

2 Agni, may we perform thy rites with fuel, and honour thee, O Holy one, with praises:
Honour thee, Priest of sacrifice! with butter, thee, God of blessed light! with our oblation.

3 Come, Agni, with the Gods to our invoking, come, pleased, to offerings sanctified with Vaṣaṭ.
May we be his who pays thee, God, due honour. Ye Gods, preserve us evermore with blessings.