HYMN XXII. Agni – Rig Veda – Book 5

HYMN XXII. Agni: Rig Veda – Book 5 – Ralph T.H. Griffith, Translator

पर विश्वसामन्न अत्रिवद अर्चा पावकशोचिषे |
यो अध्वरेष्व ईड्यो होता मन्द्रतमो विशि ||

नय अग्निं जातवेदसं दधाता देवम रत्विजम |
पर यज्ञ एत्व आनुषग अद्या देवव्यचस्तमः ||

चिकित्विन्मनसं तवा देवम मर्तास ऊतये |
वरेण्यस्य ते ऽवस इयानासो अमन्महि ||

अग्ने चिकिद्ध्य अस्य न इदं वचः सहस्य |
तं तवा सुशिप्र दम्पते सतोमैर वर्धन्त्य अत्रयो गीर्भिः शुम्भन्त्य अत्रयः ||

pra viśvasāmann atrivad arcā pāvakaśociṣe |
yo adhvareṣv īḍyo hotā mandratamo viśi ||

ny aghniṃ jātavedasaṃ dadhātā devam ṛtvijam |
pra yajña etv ānuṣagh adyā devavyacastamaḥ ||

cikitvinmanasaṃ tvā devam martāsa ūtaye |
vareṇyasya te ‘vasa iyānāso amanmahi ||

aghne cikiddhy asya na idaṃ vacaḥ sahasya |
taṃ tvā suśipra dampate stomair vardhanty atrayo ghīrbhiḥ śumbhanty atrayaḥ ||

English Translation

Translated by Ralph T.H. Griffith

1. LIKE Atri, Viśvasāman! sing to him of purifying light,
Who must be praised in holy rites, the Priest most welcome in the house.

2 Set Jātavedas in his place, Agni the God and Minister.
Let sacrifice proceed to-day duly, comprising all the Gods.

3 All mortals come to thee for aid, the God of most observant mind.
Of thine excelling favour we bethink us as we long for it.

4 Mark with attention this our speech, O Agni, thou victorious One.
Thee, Strong-jawed! as the homestead’s Lord, the Atris with their lauds exalt, the Atris beautify with songs.