HYMN XXVIII. Viśvedevas – Rig Veda – Book 8

HYMN XXVIII. Viśvedevas – Rig Veda – Book 8

ये तरिंशति तरयस परो देवासो बर्हिरासदन |
विदन्नहद्वितासनन ||

वरुणो मित्रो अर्यमा समद्रातिषाचो अग्नयः |
पत्नीवन्तो वषट्क्र्ताः ||

ते नो गोपा अपाच्यास्त उदक त इत्था नयक |
पुरस्तात सर्वया विशा ||

यथा वशन्ति देवास्तथेदसत तदेषां नकिरा मिनत |
अरावा चन मर्त्यः ||

सप्तानां सप्त रष्टयः सप्त दयुम्नान्येषाम |
सप्तो अधि शरियो धिरे ||

 

ye triṃśati trayas paro devāso barhirāsadan |
vidannahadvitāsanan ||

varuṇo mitro aryamā smadrātiṣāco aghnayaḥ |
patnīvanto vaṣaṭkṛtāḥ ||

te no ghopā apācyāsta udak ta itthā nyak |
purastāt sarvayā viśā ||

yathā vaśanti devāstathedasat tadeṣāṃ nakirā minat |
arāvā cana martyaḥ ||

saptānāṃ sapta ṛṣṭayaḥ sapta dyumnānyeṣām |
sapto adhi śriyo dhire ||

English Translation

Translated by Ralph T.H. Griffith

1. THE Thirty Gods and Three besides, whose seat hath been the sacred grass,
From time of old have found and gained.

2 Varuṇa, Mitra, Aryaman, Agnis, with Consorts, sending boons,
To whom our Vaṣaṭ! is addressed:

3 These are our guardians in the west, and northward here, and in the south,
And on the cast, with all the tribe.

4 Even as the Gods desire so verily shall it be. None minisheth this power of theirs,
No demon, and no mortal

5 The Seven carry seven spears; seven are the splendours they possess,
And seven the glories they assume.