Rig Veda Chapter 1 Hymn 18

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1.18.1
सोमानं सवरणं कर्णुहि बरह्मणस पते |
somānaṃ svaraṇaṃ kṛṇuhi brahmaṇas pate |
1 O BRĀHMAṆASPATI, make him who presses Soma glorious,
1.18.2
कक्षीवन्तं याुशिजः ||
kakṣīvantaṃ yāuśijaḥ ||
Even Kakṣīvān Auśija.
1.18.3
यो रेवान यो अमीवहा वसुवित पुष्टिवर्धनः |
yo revān yo amīvahā vasuvit puṣṭivardhanaḥ |
2 The rich, the healer of disease, who giveth wealth, increaseth store,
1.18.4
स नः सिषक्तु यस्तुरः ||
sa naḥ siṣaktu yasturaḥ ||
The prompt,—may he be with us still.
1.18.5
मा नः शंसो अररुषो धूर्तिः परणं मर्त्यस्य |
mā naḥ śaṃso araruṣo dhūrtiḥ praṇaṃ martyasya |
3 Let not the foeman's curse, let not a mortal's onslaught fall on us
1.18.6
रक्षा णो बरह्मणस पते ||
rakṣā ṇo brahmaṇas pate ||
Preserve us, Brahmaṇaspati.
1.18.7
स घा वीरो न रिष्यति यमिन्द्रो बरह्मणस पतिः |
sa ghā vīro na riṣyati yamindro brahmaṇas patiḥ |
4 Ne’er is the mortal hero harmed whom Indra, Brahmaṇaspati,
1.18.8
सोमो हिनोति मर्त्यम ||
somo hinoti martyam ||
And Soma graciously inspire.
1.18.9
तवं तं बरह्मणस पते सोम इन्द्रश्च मर्त्यम |
tvaṃ taṃ brahmaṇas pate soma indraśca martyam |
5 Do, thou, O Brahmaṇaspati, and Indra, Soma, Dakṣiṇā,
1.18.10
दक्षिणा पात्वंहसः ||
dakṣiṇā pātvaṃhasaḥ ||
Preserve that mortal from distress.
1.18.11
सदसस पतिमद्भुतं परियमिन्द्रस्य काम्यम |
sadasas patimadbhutaṃ priyamindrasya kāmyam |
6 To the Assembly's wondrous Lord, to Indra's lovely Friend who gives
1.18.12
सनिं मेधामयासिषम ||
saniṃ medhāmayāsiṣam ||
Wisdom, have I drawn near in prayer.
1.18.13
यस्माद रते न सिध्यति यज्ञो विपश्चितश्चन |
yasmād ṛte na sidhyati yajño vipaścitaścana |
7 He without whom no sacrifice, e’en of the wise man, prospers; he
1.18.14
स धीनां योगमिन्वति ||
sa dhīnāṃ yoghaminvati ||
Stirs up the series of thoughts.
1.18.15
आद रध्नोति हविष्क्र्तिं पराञ्चं कर्णोत्यध्वरम |
ād ṛdhnoti haviṣkṛtiṃ prāñcaṃ kṛṇotyadhvaram |
8 He makes the oblation prosper, he promotes the course of sacrifice:
1.18.16
होत्रा देवेषु गछति ||
hotrā deveṣu ghachati ||
Our voice of praise goes to the Gods.
1.18.17
नराशंसं सुध्र्ष्टममपश्यं सप्रथस्तमम |
narāśaṃsaṃ sudhṛṣṭamamapaśyaṃ saprathastamam |
9 I have seen Narāśaṁsa, him most resolute, most widely famed,
1.18.18
दिवो नसद्ममखसम ||
divo nasadmamakhasam ||
As ’twere the Household Priest of heaven.