HYMN XLII. Pūṣan – Rig Veda – Book 1

HYMN XLII. Pūṣan: Rig Veda – Book 1 – Ralph T.H. Griffith, Translator

सं पूषन्नध्वनस्तिर वयंहो विमुचो नपात |
सक्ष्वा देवप्र णस पुरः ||

यो नः पूषन्नघो वर्को दुःशेव आदिदेशति |
अप सम तम्पथो जहि ||

अप तयं परिपन्थिनं मुषीवाणं हुरश्चितम |
दूरमधिस्रुतेरज ||

तवं तस्य दवयाविनो.अघशंसस्य कस्य चित |
पदाभि तिष्ठ तपुषिम ||

आ तत ते दस्र मन्तुमः पूषन्नवो वर्णीमहे |
येन पितॄनचोदयः ||

अधा नो विश्वसौभग हिरण्यवाशीमत्तम |
धनानि सुषणा कर्धि ||

अति नः सश्चतो नय सुगा नः सुपथा कर्णु |
पूषन्निहक्रतुं विदः ||

अभि सूयवसं नय न नवज्वारो अध्वने |
पू… ||

शग्धि पूर्धि पर यंसि च शिशीहि परास्युदरम |
पू… ||

न पूषणं मेथामसि सूक्तैरभि गर्णीमसि |
वसूनि दस्ममीमहे ||

saṃ pūṣannadhvanastira vyaṃho vimuco napāt |
sakṣvā devapra ṇas puraḥ ||

yo naḥ pūṣannagho vṛko duḥśeva ādideśati |
apa sma tampatho jahi ||

apa tyaṃ paripanthinaṃ muṣīvāṇaṃ huraścitam |
dūramadhisruteraja ||

tvaṃ tasya dvayāvino.aghaśaṃsasya kasya cit |
padābhi tiṣṭha tapuṣim ||

ā tat te dasra mantumaḥ pūṣannavo vṛṇīmahe |
yena pitṝnacodayaḥ ||

adhā no viśvasaubhagha hiraṇyavāśīmattama |
dhanāni suṣaṇā kṛdhi ||

ati naḥ saścato naya sughā naḥ supathā kṛṇu |
pūṣannihakratuṃ vidaḥ ||

abhi sūyavasaṃ naya na navajvāro adhvane |
pū… ||

śaghdhi pūrdhi pra yaṃsi ca śiśīhi prāsyudaram |
pū… ||

na pūṣaṇaṃ methāmasi sūktairabhi ghṛṇīmasi |
vasūni dasmamīmahe ||

English Translation

Translated by Ralph T.H. Griffith

1 SHORTEN our ways, O Pūṣan, move aside obstruction in the path:
Go close before us, cloud-born God.

2 Drive, Pūṣan, from our road the wolf, the wicked inauspicious wolf,
Who lies in wait to injure us.

3 Who lurks about the path we take, the robber with a guileful heart:
Far from the road chase him away.

4 Tread with thy foot and trample out the firebrand of the wicked one,
The double-tongued, whoe’er he be.

5 Wise Pūṣan, Wonder-Worker, we claim of thee now the aid wherewith
Thou furtheredst our sires of old.

6 So, Lord of all prosperity, best wielder of the golden sword,
Make riches easy to be won.

7 Past all pursuers lead us, make pleasant our path and fair to tread:
O Pūṣan, find thou power for this.

8 Lead us to meadows rich in grass: send on our way no early heat:
O Pūṣan, find thou power for this.

9 Be gracious to us, fill us full, give, feed us, and invigorate:
O Pūṣan, find thou power for this.

10 No blame have we for Pūṣan; him we magnify with songs of praise:
We seek the Mighty One for wealth.