Rig Veda Chapter 5 Hymn 25

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5.25.1
अछा वो अग्निम अवसे देवं गासि स नो वसुः |
achā vo aghnim avase devaṃ ghāsi sa no vasuḥ |
1. I WILL sing near, for grace, your God Agni, for he is good to us.
5.25.2
रासत पुत्र रषूणाम रतावा पर्षति दविषः ||
rāsat putra ṛṣūṇām ṛtāvā parṣati dviṣaḥ ||
Son of the Brands, may he give gifts, and, righteous, save us from the foe.
5.25.3
स हि सत्यो यम पूर्वे चिद देवासश चिद यम ईधिरे |
sa hi satyo yam pūrve cid devāsaś cid yam īdhire |
2 For he is true, whom men of old enkindled, and the Gods themselves,
5.25.4
होतारम मन्द्रजिह्वम इत सुदीतिभिर विभावसुम ||
hotāram mandrajihvam it sudītibhir vibhāvasum ||
The Priest with the delicious tongue, rich with the light of glorious beams.
5.25.5
स नो धीती वरिष्ठया शरेष्ठया च सुमत्या |
sa no dhītī variṣṭhayā śreṣṭhayā ca sumatyā |
3 With wisdom that surpasseth all, with gracious will most excellent,
5.25.6
अग्ने रायो दिदीहि नः सुव्र्क्तिभिर वरेण्य ||
aghne rāyo didīhi naḥ suvṛktibhir vareṇya ||
O Agni, worthy of our choice, shine wealth on us through hymns of praise.
5.25.7
अग्निर देवेषु राजत्य अग्निर मर्तेष्व आविशन |
aghnir deveṣu rājaty aghnir marteṣv āviśan |
4 Agni is King, for he extends to mortals and to Gods alike.
5.25.8
अग्निर नो हव्यवाहनो ऽगनिं धीभिः सपर्यत ||
aghnir no havyavāhano 'ghniṃ dhībhiḥ saparyata ||
Agni is bearer of our gifts. Worship ye Agni with your thoughts.
5.25.9
अग्निस तुविश्रवस्तमं तुविब्रह्माणम उत्तमम |
aghnis tuviśravastamaṃ tuvibrahmāṇam uttamam |
5 Agni gives to the worshipper a son, the best, of mightiest fame,
5.25.10
अतूर्तं शरावयत्पतिम पुत्रं ददाति दाशुषे ||
atūrtaṃ śrāvayatpatim putraṃ dadāti dāśuṣe ||
Of deep devotion, ne’er subdued, bringer of glory to his sire.
5.25.11
अग्निर ददाति सत्पतिं सासाह यो युधा नर्भिः |
aghnir dadāti satpatiṃ sāsāha yo yudhā nṛbhiḥ |
6 Agni bestows the hero-lord who conquers with the men in fight.
5.25.12
अग्निर अत्यं रघुष्यदं जेतारम अपराजितम ||
aghnir atyaṃ raghuṣyadaṃ jetāram aparājitam ||
Agni bestows the fleet-foot steed, the victor never overcome.
5.25.13
यद वाहिष्ठं तद अग्नये बर्हद अर्च विभावसो |
yad vāhiṣṭhaṃ tad aghnaye bṛhad arca vibhāvaso |
7 The mightiest song is Agni's: shine on high, thou who art rich in light.
5.25.14
महिषीव तवद रयिस तवद वाजा उद ईरते ||
mahiṣīva tvad rayis tvad vājā ud īrate ||
Like the Chief Consort of a King, riches and strength proceed from thee.
5.25.15
तव दयुमन्तो अर्चयो गरावेवोच्यते बर्हत |
tava dyumanto arcayo ghrāvevocyate bṛhat |
8 Resplendent are thy rays of light: loud is thy voice like pressing-stones.
5.25.16
उतो ते तन्यतुर यथा सवानो अर्त तमना दिवः ||
uto te tanyatur yathā svāno arta tmanā divaḥ ||
Yea, of itself thy thunder goes forth like the roaring of the heaven.
5.25.17
एवां अग्निं वसूयवः सहसानं ववन्दिम |
evāṃ aghniṃ vasūyavaḥ sahasānaṃ vavandima |
9 Thus, seeking riches, have we paid homage to Agni Conqueror.
5.25.18
स नो विश्वा अति दविषः पर्षन नावेव सुक्रतुः ||
sa no viśvā ati dviṣaḥ parṣan nāveva sukratuḥ ||
May he, most wise, as with a ship, carry us over all our foes.