HYMN XXIV. Agni – Rig Veda – Book 5

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

अग्ने तवं नो अन्तम उत तराता शिवो भवा वरूथ्यः |

वसुर अग्निर वसुश्रवा अछा नक्षि दयुमत्तमं रयिं दाः |

स नो बोधि शरुधी हवम उरुष्या णो अघायतः समस्मात |

तं तवा शोचिष्ठ दीदिवः सुम्नाय नूनम ईमहे सखिभ्यः |

 

aghne tvaṃ no antama uta trātā śivo bhavā varūthyaḥ |

vasur aghnir vasuśravā achā nakṣi dyumattamaṃ rayiṃ dāḥ |

sa no bodhi śrudhī havam uruṣyā ṇo aghāyataḥ samasmāt |

taṃ tvā śociṣṭha dīdivaḥ sumnāya nūnam īmahe sakhibhyaḥ |

English Translation

Translated by Ralph T.H. Griffith

1. O AGNI, be our nearest Friend, be thou a kind deliverer and a gracious Friend.

2 Excellent Agni, come thou nigh to us, and give us wealth most splendidly renowned.

3 So hear us, listen to this call of ours, and keep us far from every sinful man.

4 To thee then, O Most Bright, O Radiant God, we come with prayer for happiness for our friends.