HYMN XXXI. Various Deities – Rig Veda – Book 8

HYMN XXXI. Various Deities – Rig Veda – Book 8

यो यजाति यजात इत सुनवच्च पचाति च |
बरह्मेदिन्द्रस्यचाकनत ||

पुरोळाशं यो अस्मै सोमं ररत आशिरम |
पादित तं शक्रो अंहसः ||

तस्य दयुमानसद रथो देवजूतः स शूशुवत |
विश्वा वन्वन्नमित्रिया ||

अस्य परजावती गर्हे.असश्चन्ती दिवे-दिवे |
इळा धेनुमती दुहे ||

या दम्पती समनसा सुनुत आ च धावतः |
देवासो नित्ययाशिरा ||

परति पराशव्यानितः सम्यञ्चा बर्हिराशाते |
न ता वाजेषु वायतः ||

न देवानामपि हनुतः सुमतिं न जुगुक्षतः |
शरवो बर्हद विवासतः ||

पुत्रिणा ता कुमारिणा विश्वमायुर्व्यश्नुतः |
उभा हिरण्यपेशसा ||

वीतिहोत्रा कर्तद्वसू दशस्यन्ताम्र्ताय कम |
समुधो रोमशं हतो देवेषू कर्णुतो दुवः ||

आ शर्म पर्वतानां वर्णीमहे नदीनाम |
आ विष्णोः सचाभुवः ||

ऐतु पूषा रयिर्भगः सवस्ति सर्वधातमः |
उरुरध्वा सवस्तये ||

अरमतिरनर्वणो विश्वो देवस्य मनसा |
आदित्यानामनेहैत ||

यथा नो मित्रो अर्यमा वरुणः सन्ति गोपाः |
सुगा रतस्यपन्थाः ||

अग्निं वः पूर्व्यं गिरा देवमीळे वसूनाम |
सपर्यन्तःपुरुप्रियं मित्रं न कषेत्रसाधसम ||

मक्षू देववतो रथः शूरो वा पर्त्सु कासु चित |
देवानां य इन मनो यजमान इयक्षत्यभीदयज्वनो भुवत ||

न यजमान रिष्यसि न सुन्वान न देवयो |
देवानां य इन मनो … ||

नकिष टं कर्मणा नशन न पर योषन न योषति |
देवानां य इन मनो … ||

असदत्र सुवीर्यमुत तयदाश्वश्व्यम |
देवानां य इन्मनो … ||

 

yo yajāti yajāta it sunavacca pacāti ca |
brahmedindrasyacākanat ||

puroḷāśaṃ yo asmai somaṃ rarata āśiram |
pādit taṃ śakro aṃhasaḥ ||

tasya dyumānasad ratho devajūtaḥ sa śūśuvat |
viśvā vanvannamitriyā ||

asya prajāvatī ghṛhe.asaścantī dive-dive |
iḷā dhenumatī duhe ||

yā dampatī samanasā sunuta ā ca dhāvataḥ |
devāso nityayāśirā ||

prati prāśavyānitaḥ samyañcā barhirāśāte |
na tā vājeṣu vāyataḥ ||

na devānāmapi hnutaḥ sumatiṃ na jughukṣataḥ |
śravo bṛhad vivāsataḥ ||

putriṇā tā kumāriṇā viśvamāyurvyaśnutaḥ |
ubhā hiraṇyapeśasā ||

vītihotrā kṛtadvasū daśasyantāmṛtāya kam |
samudho romaśaṃ hato deveṣū kṛṇuto duvaḥ ||

ā śarma parvatānāṃ vṛṇīmahe nadīnām |
ā viṣṇoḥ sacābhuvaḥ ||

aitu pūṣā rayirbhaghaḥ svasti sarvadhātamaḥ |
ururadhvā svastaye ||

aramatiranarvaṇo viśvo devasya manasā |
ādityānāmanehait ||

yathā no mitro aryamā varuṇaḥ santi ghopāḥ |
sughā ṛtasyapanthāḥ ||

aghniṃ vaḥ pūrvyaṃ ghirā devamīḷe vasūnām |
saparyantaḥpurupriyaṃ mitraṃ na kṣetrasādhasam ||

makṣū devavato rathaḥ śūro vā pṛtsu kāsu cit |
devānāṃ ya in mano yajamāna iyakṣatyabhīdayajvano bhuvat ||

na yajamāna riṣyasi na sunvāna na devayo |
devānāṃ ya in mano … ||

nakiṣ ṭaṃ karmaṇā naśan na pra yoṣan na yoṣati |
devānāṃ ya in mano … ||

asadatra suvīryamuta tyadāśvaśvyam |
devānāṃ ya inmano … ||

English Translation

Translated by Ralph T.H. Griffith

1. THAT Brahman pleases Indra well, who worships, sacrifices, pours Libation, and prepares the meal.

2 Śakra protects from woe the man who gives him sacrificial cake.
And offers Soma blent with milk.

3 His chariot shall be glorious, sped by Gods, and mighty shall he be,
Subduing all hostilities.

4 Each day that passes, in his house flows his libation, rich in milk,
Exhaustless, bringing progeny.

5 O Gods, with constant draught of milk, husband and wife with one accord
Press out and wash the Soma juice.

6 They gain sufficient food: they come united to the sacred grass,
And never do they fail in strength.

7 Never do they deny or seek to hide the favour of the Gods:
They win high glory for themselves.

8 With sons and daughters by their side they reach their full extent of life,
Both decked with ornaments of gold.

9 Serving the Immortal One with gifts of sacrificial meal and wealth,
They satisfy the claims of love and pay due honour to the Gods.

10 We claim protection from the Hills, we claim protection of the Floods,
Of him who stands by Viṣṇu’s side.

11 May Pūṣan come, and Bhaga, Lord of wealth, All-bounteous, for our weal
Broad be the path that leads to bliss:

12 Aramati, and, free from foes, Visva with spirit of a God,
And the Ādityas’ peerless might.

13 Seeing that Mitra, Aryaman, and Varuṇa are guarding us,
The paths of Law are fair to tread.

14 I glorify with song, for wealth, Agni the God, the first of you.
We honour as a well-loved Friend the God who prospereth our fields.

15 As in all frays the hero, so swift moves his car whom Gods attend.
The man who, sacrificing, strives to win the heart of Deities will conquer those who worship not.

16 Ne’er are ye injured, worshipper, presser of juice, or pious man.
The man who, sacrificing, strives to win the heart of Deities will conquer those who worship not.

17 None in his action equals him, none holds him far or keeps him off.
The man who, sacrificing, strives to win the heart of Deities will conquer those who worship not.

18 Such strength of heroes shall be his, such mastery of fleet-foot steeds.
The man who, sacrificing, strives to win the heart of Deities will conquer those who worship not.