Rig Veda Chapter 5 Hymn 20

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5.20.1
यम अग्ने वाजसातम तवं चिन मन्यसे रयिम |
yam aghne vājasātama tvaṃ cin manyase rayim |
1. AGNI, best winner of the spoil, cause us to praise before the Gods
5.20.2
तं नो गीर्भिः शरवाय्यं देवत्रा पनया युजम ||
taṃ no ghīrbhiḥ śravāyyaṃ devatrā panayā yujam ||
As our associate meet for lauds, wealth which thou verily deemest wealth.
5.20.3
ये अग्ने नेरयन्ति ते वर्द्धा उग्रस्य शवसः |
ye aghne nerayanti te vṛddhā ughrasya śavasaḥ |
2 Agni, the great who ward not off the anger of thy power and might
5.20.4
अप दवेषो अप हवरो ऽनयव्रतस्य सश्चिरे ||
apa dveṣo apa hvaro 'nyavratasya saścire ||
Stir up the wrath and hatred due to one who holds an alien creed.
5.20.5
होतारं तवा वर्णीमहे ऽगने दक्षस्य साधनम |
hotāraṃ tvā vṛṇīmahe 'ghne dakṣasya sādhanam |
3 Thee, Agni, would we choose as Priest, the perfecter of strength and skill;
5.20.6
यज्ञेषु पूर्व्यं गिरा परयस्वन्तो हवामहे ||
yajñeṣu pūrvyaṃ ghirā prayasvanto havāmahe ||
We who bring sacred food invoke with song thee Chief at holy rites.
5.20.7
इत्था यथा त ऊतये सहसावन दिवे-दिवे |
itthā yathā ta ūtaye sahasāvan dive-dive |
4 Here as is needful for thine aid we toil, O Conqueror, day by day,
5.20.8
राय रताय सुक्रतो गोभिः षयाम सधमादो वीरैः सयाम सधमादः ||
rāya ṛtāya sukrato ghobhiḥ ṣyāma sadhamādo vīraiḥ syāma sadhamādaḥ ||
For wealth, for Law. May we rejoice, Most Wise One! at the feast, with kine, rejoice, with heroes, at the feast.