Rig Veda Chapter 3 Hymn 19

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3.19.1
अग्निं होतारं पर वर्णे मियेधे गर्त्सं कविं विश्वविदममूरम |
aghniṃ hotāraṃ pra vṛṇe miyedhe ghṛtsaṃ kaviṃ viśvavidamamūram |
1. AGNI, quick, sage, infallible, all-knowing, I choose to be our Priest at this oblation.
3.19.2
स नो यक्षद देवताता यजीयान राये वाजाय वनतेमघानि ||
sa no yakṣad devatātā yajīyān rāye vājāya vanatemaghāni ||
In our Gods’ service he, best skilled, shall worship: may he obtain us boons for strength and riches.
3.19.3
पर ते अग्ने हविष्मतीमियर्म्यछा सुद्युम्नां रातिनीं घर्ताचीम |
pra te aghne haviṣmatīmiyarmyachā sudyumnāṃ rātinīṃ ghṛtācīm |
2 Agni, to thee I lift the oil-fed ladle, bright, with an offering, bearing our oblation.
3.19.4
परदक्षिणिद देवतातिमुराणः सं रातिभिर्वसुभिर्यज्ञमश्रेत ||
pradakṣiṇid devatātimurāṇaḥ saṃ rātibhirvasubhiryajñamaśret ||
From the right hand, choosing the Gods’ attendance, he with rich presents hath arranged the worship.
3.19.5
स तेजीयसा मनसा तवोत उत शिक्ष सवपत्यस्य शिक्षोः |
sa tejīyasā manasā tvota uta śikṣa svapatyasya śikṣoḥ |
3 Of keenest spirit is the man thou aidest give us good offspring, thou who givest freely.
3.19.6
अग्ने रायो नर्तमस्य परभूतौ भूयाम ते सुष्टुतयश्च वस्वः ||
aghne rāyo nṛtamasya prabhūtau bhūyāma te suṣṭutayaśca vasvaḥ ||
In power of wealth most rich in men. O Agni, of thee, the Good, may we sing forth fair praises.
3.19.7
भूरीणि हि तवे दधिरे अनीकाग्ने देवस्य यज्यवो जनासः |
bhūrīṇi hi tve dadhire anīkāghne devasya yajyavo janāsaḥ |
4 Men as they worship thee the God, O Agni, have set on thee full many a brilliant, aspect.
3.19.8
स आ वह देवतातिं यविष्ठ शर्धो यदद्य दिव्यंयजासि ||
sa ā vaha devatātiṃ yaviṣṭha śardho yadadya divyaṃyajāsi ||
So bring Most Youthful One, the Gods’ assembly, the Heavenly Host which thou to-day shalt honour.
3.19.9
यत तवा होतारमनजन मियेधे निषादयन्तो यजथाय देवाः |
yat tvā hotāramanajan miyedhe niṣādayanto yajathāya devāḥ |
5 When Gods anoint thee Priest at their oblation, and seat thee for thy task as Sacrificer,
3.19.10
स तवं नो अग्ने.अवितेह बोध्यधि शरवांसि धेहि नस्तनूषु ||
sa tvaṃ no aghne.aviteha bodhyadhi śravāṃsi dhehi nastanūṣu ||
O Agni, be thou here our kind defender, and to ourselves vouchsafe the gift of glory.