Rig Veda Chapter 1 Hymn 1

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1.1.1
अग्निमीळे पुरोहितं यज्ञस्य देवं रत्वीजम |
aghnimīḷe purohitaṃ yajñasya devaṃ ṛtvījam |
1 I Laud Agni, the chosen Priest, God, minister of sacrifice,
1.1.2
होतारं रत्नधातमम ||
hotāraṃ ratnadhātamam ||
The hotar, lavishest of wealth.
1.1.3
अग्निः पूर्वेभिर्र्षिभिरीड्यो नूतनैरुत |
aghniḥ pūrvebhirṛṣibhirīḍyo nūtanairuta |
2 Worthy is Agni to be praised by living as by ancient seers.
1.1.4
स देवानेह वक्षति ||
sa devāneha vakṣati ||
He shall bring hitherward the Gods.
1.1.5
अग्निना रयिमश्नवत पोषमेव दिवे-दिवे |
aghninā rayimaśnavat poṣameva dive-dive |
3 Through Agni man obtaineth wealth, yea, plenty waxing day by day,
1.1.6
यशसं वीरवत्तमम ||
yaśasaṃ vīravattamam ||
Most rich in heroes, glorious.
1.1.7
अग्ने यं यज्ञमध्वरं विश्वतः परिभूरसि |
aghne yaṃ yajñamadhvaraṃ viśvataḥ paribhūrasi |
4 Agni, the perfect sacrifice which thou encompassest about
1.1.8
स इद्देवेषु गछति ||
sa iddeveṣu ghachati ||
Verily goeth to the Gods.
1.1.9
अग्निर्होता कविक्रतुः सत्यश्चित्रश्रवस्तमः |
aghnirhotā kavikratuḥ satyaścitraśravastamaḥ |
5 May Agni, sapient-minded Priest, truthful, most gloriously great,
1.1.10
देवो देवेभिरा गमत ||
devo devebhirā ghamat ||
The God, come hither with the Gods.
1.1.11
यदङग दाशुषे तवमग्ने भद्रं करिष्यसि |
yadaṅgha dāśuṣe tvamaghne bhadraṃ kariṣyasi |
6 Whatever blessing, Agni, thou wilt grant unto thy worshipper,
1.1.12
तवेत तत सत्यमङगिरः ||
tavet tat satyamaṅghiraḥ ||
That, Aṅgiras, is indeed thy truth.
1.1.13
उप तवाग्ने दिवे-दिवे दोषावस्तर्धिया वयम |
upa tvāghne dive-dive doṣāvastardhiyā vayam |
7 To thee, dispeller of the night, O Agni, day by day with prayer
1.1.14
नमो भरन्त एमसि ||
namo bharanta emasi ||
Bringing thee reverence, we come
1.1.15
राजन्तमध्वराणां गोपां रतस्य दीदिविम |
rājantamadhvarāṇāṃ ghopāṃ ṛtasya dīdivim |
8 Ruler of sacrifices, guard of Law eternal, radiant One,
1.1.16
वर्धमानंस्वे दमे ||
vardhamānaṃsve dame ||
Increasing in thine own abode.
1.1.17
स नः पितेव सूनवे.अग्ने सूपायनो भव |
sa naḥ piteva sūnave.aghne sūpāyano bhava |
9 Be to us easy of approach, even as a father to his son:
1.1.18
सचस्वा नः सवस्तये ||
sacasvā naḥ svastaye ||
Agni, be with us for our weal.