Rig Veda Chapter 3 Hymn 18

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3.18.1
भवा नो अग्ने सुमना उपेतौ सखेव सख्ये पितरेव साधुः |
bhavā no aghne sumanā upetau sakheva sakhye pitareva sādhuḥ |
1. AGNI, be kind to us when we approach thee good as a friend to friend, as sire and mother.
3.18.2
पुरुद्रुहो हि कषितयो जनानां परति परतीचीर्दहतादरातीः ||
purudruho hi kṣitayo janānāṃ prati pratīcīrdahatādarātīḥ ||
The races of mankind are great oppressors burn up malignity that strives against us.
3.18.3
तपो शवग्ने अन्तरानमित्रान तपा शंसमररुषः परस्य |
tapo śvaghne antarānamitrān tapā śaṃsamararuṣaḥ parasya |
2 Agni, burn up the unfriendly who are near us, burn thou the foeman's curse who pays no worship.
3.18.4
तपो वसो चिकितानो अचित्तान वि ते तिष्ठन्तामजरा अयासः ||
tapo vaso cikitāno acittān vi te tiṣṭhantāmajarā ayāsaḥ ||
Burn, Vasu, thou who markest well, the foolish: let thine eternal nimble beams surround thee.
3.18.5
इध्मेनाग्न इछमानो घर्तेन जुहोमि हव्यं तरसे बलाय |
idhmenāghna ichamāno ghṛtena juhomi havyaṃ tarase balāya |
3 With fuel, Agni, and with oil, desirous, mine offering I present for strength and conquest,
3.18.6
यावदीशे बरह्मणा वन्दमान इमां धियं शतसेयाय देवीम ||
yāvadīśe brahmaṇā vandamāna imāṃ dhiyaṃ śataseyāya devīm ||
With prayer, so far as I have power, adoring-this hymn divine to gain a hundred treasures.
3.18.7
उच्छोचिषा सहसस पुत्र सतुतो बर्हद वयः शशमानेषु धेहि |
ucchociṣā sahasas putra stuto bṛhad vayaḥ śaśamāneṣu dhehi |
4 Give with thy glow, thou Son of Strength, when lauded, great vital power to those who toil to serve thee.
3.18.8
रेवदग्ने विश्वामित्रेषु शं योर्मर्म्र्ज्मा ते तन्वं भूरि कर्त्वः ||
revadaghne viśvāmitreṣu śaṃ yormarmṛjmā te tanvaṃ bhūri kṛtvaḥ ||
Give richly, Agni, to the Viśvāmitras in rest and stir. Oft have we decked thy body.
3.18.9
कर्धि रत्नं सुसनितर्धनानां स घेदग्ने भवसि यत समिद्धः |
kṛdhi ratnaṃ susanitardhanānāṃ sa ghedaghne bhavasi yat samiddhaḥ |
5 Give us, O liberal Lord, great store of riches, for, Agni, such art thou when duly kindled.
3.18.10
सतोतुर्दुरोणे सुभगस्य रेवत सर्प्रा करस्ना दधिषे वपूंषि ||
stoturduroṇe subhaghasya revat sṛprā karasnā dadhiṣe vapūṃṣi ||
Thou in the happy singer's home bestowest, amply with arms extended, things of beauty.