Created by Jijith Nadumuri at 15 May 2011 06:50 and updated at 17 May 2011 10:06


rvs.1.1 HYMN I. Agni. 1
rvs.1.1 1 I Laud Agni, the chosen Priest, God, minister of sacrifice,
rvs.1.1 2 Worthy is Agni to be praised by living as by ancient seers.
rvs.1.1 3 Through Agni man obtaineth wealth, yea, plenty waxing day by day,
rvs.1.1 4 Agni, the perfect sacrifice which thou encompassest about
rvs.1.1 5 May Agni, sapientminded- Priest, truthful, most gloriously great,
rvs.1.1 6 Whatever blessing, Agni, thou wilt grant unto thy worshipper,
rvs.1.1 7 To thee, dispeller of the night, O Agni, day by day with prayer
rvs.1.1 Agni, be with us for our weal.
rvs.1.12 HYMN XII. Agni. 12
rvs.1.12 1 WE choose Agni the messenger, the herald, master of all wealth,
rvs.1.12 2 With callings ever they invoke Agni, Agni, Lord of the House,
rvs.1.12 3 Bring the Gods hither, Agni, born for him who strews the sacred grass:
rvs.1.12 4 Wake up the willing Gods, since thou, Agni, performest embassage:
rvs.1.12 5 O Agni, radiant One, to whom the holy oil is poured, burn up
rvs.1.12 6 By Agni Agni is inflamed, Lord of the House, wise, young, who bears
rvs.1.12 7 Praise Agni in the sacrifice, the Sage whose ways are ever true,
rvs.1.12 8 God, Agni, be his strong defence who lord of sacrificial gifts,
rvs.1.12 9 Whoso with sacred gift would fain call Agni to the feast of Gods,
rvs.1.12 10 Such, Agni, Purifier, bright, bring hither to our sacrifice,
rvs.1.12 12 O Agni, by effulgent flame, by all invokings of the Gods,
rvs.1.13 HYMN XIII. Agni 13
rvs.1.13 4 Agni, on thy most easy car, glorified, hither bring the Gods:
rvs.1.14 1 To drink the Soma, Agni, come, to our service and our songs.
rvs.1.14 Agni, come hither with the Gods;
rvs.1.14 3 Indra, Vayu, Brhaspati, Mitra, Agni, Pusan, Bhaga,
rvs.1.14 7 Adored, the strengtheners of Law, unite them, Agni, with their Dames:
rvs.1.14 8 Let them, O Agni, who deserve worship and praise drink with thy tongue
rvs.1.14 Agni, the pleasant Soma juice.
rvs.1.14 11 Ordained by Manu as our Priest, thou sittest, Agni, at each rite:
rvs.1.15 4 Bring the Gods, Agni; in the three appointed places set them down:
rvs.1.19 HYMN XIX. Agni, Maruts. 19
rvs.1.19 O Agni, with the Maruts come.
rvs.1.19 O Agni, with the Maruts come:
rvs.1.19 O Agni, with those Maruts come.
rvs.1.19 O Agni, with those Maruts come.
rvs.1.19 O Agni, with those Maruts come.
rvs.1.19 O Agni, with those Maruts come.
rvs.1.19 O Agni, with those Maruts come.
rvs.1.19 O Agni, with those Maruts come.
rvs.1.19 O Agni, with the Maruts come.
rvs.1.21 1 INDRA and Agni I invoke fain are we for their song of praise:
rvs.1.21 3 Indra and Agni we invite, the Somadrinkers-, for the fame
rvs.1.21 Indra and Agni, come to us.
rvs.1.21 5 Indra and Agni, mighty Lords of our assembly, crush the fiends:
rvs.1.21 Indra and Agni, send us bliss.
rvs.1.22 9 O Agni, hither bring to us the willing Spouses of the Gods,
rvs.1.22 10 Most youthful Agni, hither bring their Spouses, Hotra, Bharati,
rvs.1.23 And Agni, he who blesseth all. The Waters hold all medicines.
rvs.1.23 O Agni, rich in milk, come thou, and with thy splendour cover me.
rvs.1.23 24 Fill me with splendour, Agni; give offspring and length of days; the Gods
rvs.1.24 2 Agni the God the first among the Immortalsof, his auspicious name let us bethink us.
rvs.1.26 HYMN XXVI. Agni. 26
rvs.1.26 O Agni, through our heavenly word.
rvs.1.26 10 With all thy fires, O Agni, find pleasure in this our sacrifice,
rvs.1.27 HYMN XXVII. Agni. 27
rvs.1.27 1 WITH worship will I glorify thee, Agni, like a longtailed- steed,
rvs.1.27 3 Lord of all life, from near; from far, do thou, O Agni evermore
rvs.1.27 4 O Agni, graciously announce this our oblation to the Gods,
rvs.1.27 Agni, or urgest to the fray.
rvs.1.27 12 Like some rich Lord of men may he, Agni the banner of the Gods,
rvs.1.31 HYMN XXXI. Agni. 31
rvs.1.31 1 Thou, Agni, wast the earliest Angiras, a Seer; thou wast, a God thyself, the Gods auspicious
rvs.1.31 2 O Agni, thou, the best and earliest Angiras, fulfillest as a Sage the holy law of Gods.
rvs.1.31 3 To Matarisvan first thou, Agni, wast disclosed, and to Vivasvan through thy noble inward power.
rvs.1.31 4 Agni thou madest heaven to thunder for mankind; thou, yet more pious, for pious Pururavas.
rvs.1.31 5 Thou, Agni, art a Bull who makes our store increase, to be invoked by him who lifts the ladle up.
rvs.1.31 6 Agni, thou savest in the synod when pursued even him, farseeing One! who walks in evil ways.
rvs.1.31 7 For glory, Agni, day by day, thou liftest up the mortal man to highest immortality,
rvs.1.31 8 O Agni, highly lauded, make our singer famous that he may win us store of riches:
rvs.1.31 9 O blameless Agni lying in thy Parents' lap, a God among the Gods, be watchful for our good.
rvs.1.31 10 Agni, thou art our Providence, our Father thou: we are thy brethren and thou art our spring of
rvs.1.31 11 Thee, Agni, have the Gods made the first living One for living man, Lord of the house of Nahusa.
rvs.1.31 12 Worthy to be revered, O Agni, God, preserve our wealthy patrons with thy succours, and
rvs.1.31 13 Agni, thou art a guard close to the pious man; kindled art thou, foureyed-! for him who is
rvs.1.31 14 Thou, Agni gainest for the loudlypraising- priest the highest wealth, the object of a mans'
rvs.1.31 15 Agni, the man who giveth guerdon to the priests, like wellsewn- armour thou guardest on every
rvs.1.31 17 As erst to Manus, to Yayati, Angiras, so Angiras! pure Agni! come thou to our hall.
rvs.1.31 18 By this our prayer be thou, O Agni, strengthened, prayer made by us after our power and
rvs.1.36 HYMN XXXVI. Agni. 36
rvs.1.36 1 WITH words sent forth in holy hymns, Agni we supplicate, the Lord
rvs.1.36 2 Men have won Agni, him who makes their strength abound: we, with oblations, worship thee.
rvs.1.36 That mortal man, O Agni, gains through thee all wealth, who hath poured offerings unto thee.
rvs.1.36 5 Thou, Agni, art a cheering Priest, Lord of the House, mens' messenger:
rvs.1.36 6 In thee, the auspicious One, O Agni, youthfullest, each sacred gift is offered up:
rvs.1.36 Men kindle Agni with their sacrificial gifts, victorious over the enemies.
rvs.1.36 Worthy of sacred food, praised Agni! loose the smoke, ruddy and beautiful to see.
rvs.1.36 11 Him, Agni, whom Medhyatithi, whom Kanva kindled for his rite,
rvs.1.36 Him these our songs of praise, him, Agni, we extol: his powers shine out preeminent.
rvs.1.36 12 Make our wealth perfect thou, O Agni, Lord divine: for thou hast kinship with the Gods.
rvs.1.36 15 Preserve us, Agni, from the fiend, preserve us from malicious wrong.
rvs.1.36 17 Agni hath given heroic might to Kanva, and felicity:
rvs.1.36 Agni hath helped our friends, hath helped Medhyatithi, hath helped Upastuta to win.
rvs.1.36 18 We call on Ugradeva, Yadu, Turvasa, by means of Agni, from afar;
rvs.1.36 Agni, bring Navavastva and Brhadratha, Turviti, to subdue the foe.
rvs.1.36 19 Manu hath stablished thee a light, Agni, for all the race of men:
rvs.1.36 20 The flames of Agni full of splendour and of might are fearful, not to be approached.
rvs.1.38 13 Invite thou hither with this song, for praise, Agni the Lord of Prayer,
rvs.1.44 HYMN XLIV. Agni. 44
rvs.1.44 Agni, this day to him who pays oblations bring the Gods who waken with the morn.
rvs.1.44 3 As messenger we choose today- Agni the good whom many love,
rvs.1.44 Him, Agni Jatavedas, I beseech at dawn that he may bring the Gods to us.
rvs.1.44 5 Thee, Agni, will I glorify, deathless nourisher of the world,
rvs.1.44 7 For the men, Agni, kindle thee as all possessor and as Priest;
rvs.1.44 So Agni, muchinvoked-, bring hither with all speed the Gods, the excellently wise,
rvs.1.44 9 For, Agni, Lord of sacrifice and messenger of men art thou:
rvs.1.44 10 Thou shonest forth, O Agni, after former dawns, all visible, O rich in light.
rvs.1.44 11 Like Manu, we will stablish thee, Agni, performer of the rite,
rvs.1.44 Then, like the farresounding- billows of the flood, thy flames, O Agni, roar aloud.
rvs.1.44 13 Hear, Agni, who hast ears to hear, with all thy train of escort Gods;
rvs.1.45 HYMN XLV. Agni. 45
rvs.1.45 1 WORSHIP the Vasus, Agni! here, the Rudras, the Adityas, all
rvs.1.45 2 Agni, the Gods who understand give ear unto the worshipper:
rvs.1.45 On Agni who with fulgent flame is Ruler of all holy rites.
rvs.1.45 6 O Agni, loved by many, thou of fame most wondrous, in their homes
rvs.1.45 7 Thee, Agni, best to find out wealth, most widely famous, quick to hear,
rvs.1.45 8 Singers with Soma pressed have made thee, Agni, hasten to the feast,
rvs.1.45 10 Bring with joint invocations thou, O Agni, the celestial host:
rvs.1.58 HYMN LVIII. Agni. 58
rvs.1.58 Black is thy path, Agni, changeless, with glittering waves! when like a bull thou rushest eager to
rvs.1.58 Thee, Agni, as a herald and choiceworthy- guest, as an auspicious Friend to the Celestial Race.
rvs.1.58 7 Agni, the seven tongues' deftest Sacrificer, him whom the priests elect at solemn worship,
rvs.1.58 O Agni, Son of Strength, with forts of iron preserve thou from distress the man who lauds thee.
rvs.1.58 Preserve the singer from distress, O Agni. May he, enriched with prayer, come soon and early.
rvs.1.59 HYMN LIX. Agni. 59
rvs.1.59 1 THE other fires are, verily, thy branches; the Immortals all rejoice in thee, O Agni.
rvs.1.59 2 The forehead of the sky, earths' centre, Agni became the messenger of earth and heaven.
rvs.1.59 3 As in the Sun firm rays are set for ever, treasures are in Vaisvanara, in Agni.
rvs.1.59 Agni Vaisvanara struck down the Dasyu, cleave Sambara through and shattered down his fences.
rvs.1.60 HYMN LX. Agni. 60
rvs.1.60 May Agni be our Friend, Lord of the Household, protector of the riches in the dwelling.
rvs.1.60 5 As such we Gotamas with hymns extol thee, O Agni, as the guardian Lord of riches,
rvs.1.65 HYMN LXV. Agni. 65
rvs.1.65 When through the forest, urged by wind, he spreads, verily Agni shears the hair of earth.
rvs.1.66 HYMN LXVI. Agni. 66
rvs.1.67 HYMN LXVII. Agni. 67
rvs.1.67 O Agni, guard the spots which cattle love: thou, life of all, hast gone from lair to lair.
rvs.1.68 HYMN LXVIII. Agni. 68
rvs.1.69 HYMN LXIX. Agni. 69
rvs.1.69 2 Agni, the Sage, the humble, who discerns like the cows' udder, the sweet taste of food,
rvs.1.69 What time the men and I, with heroes, call, may Agni then gain all through Godlike power.
rvs.1.70 HYMN LXX. Agni. 70
rvs.1.70 1. MAY we, the pious, win much food by prayer, may Agni with fair light pervade each act,
rvs.1.70 3 Agni is Lord of riches for the man who serves him readily with sacred songs.
rvs.1.71 HYMN LXXI. Agni. 71
rvs.1.71 7 All sacrificial viands wait on Agni as the Seven mighty Rivers seek the ocean.
rvs.1.71 Agni hath brought to light and filled with spirit the youthful host blameless and well providing.
rvs.1.71 10 O Agni, break not our ancestral friendship, Sage as thou art, endowed with deepest knowledge.
rvs.1.72 HYMN LXXII. Agni. 72
rvs.1.72 Agni is now the treasurelord- of treasures, for ever granting all immortal bounties.
rvs.1.72 Worn weary, following his track, devoted, they reached the lovely highest home of Agni.
rvs.1.72 3 Because with holy oil the pure Ones, Agni, served thee the very pure three autumn seasons,
rvs.1.72 The mortal band, discerning in the distance, found Agni standing in the loftiest station.
rvs.1.72 7 Thou, Agni, knower of mens' works, hast sent us good food in constant course for our subsistence:
rvs.1.72 Now they flow forth like rivers set in motion: they knew the Red Steeds coming down, O Agni.
rvs.1.73 HYMN LXXIII. Agni. 73
rvs.1.73 4 Thee, such, in settlements secure, O Agni, our men serve ever kindled in each dwelling.
rvs.1.73 5 May thy rich worshippers win food, O Agni, and princes gain long life who bring oblation.
rvs.1.73 7 Agni, with thee, soliciting thy favour, the holy Ones have gained glory in heaven.
rvs.1.73 8 May we and those who worship be the mortals whom thou, O Agni, leadest on to riches.
rvs.1.73 9 Aided by thee, O Agni, may we conquer steeds with steeds, men with men, heroes with heroes,
rvs.1.73 10 May these our hymns of praise, Agni, Ordainer, be pleasant to thee in thy heart and spirit.
rvs.1.74 HYMN LXXIV. Agni. 74
rvs.1.74 3 And let men say, Agni is born, even he who slayeth Vrtra, he
rvs.1.74 7 When, Agni, on thine embassage thou goest not a sound is heard of steed or straining of thy car.
rvs.1.74 Agni, the offerer forward steps.
rvs.1.74 9 And splendid strength, heroic, high, Agni, thou grantest from the Gods,
rvs.1.75 HYMN LXXV. Agni. 75
rvs.1.75 2 Now, Agni, will we say to thee, O wisest and best Angiras,
rvs.1.75 3 Who, Agni, is thy kin, of men? who is thy worthy worshipper?
rvs.1.75 4 The kinsman, Agni, of mankind, their well beloved Friend art thou,
rvs.1.75 Bring them, O Agni, to thine home.
rvs.1.76 HYMN LXXVI. Agni. 76
rvs.1.76 1. How may the mind draw nigh to please thee, Agni? What hymn of praise shall bring us greatest
rvs.1.76 2 Come hither, Agni; sit thee down as Hotar; be thou who never wast deceived our leader.
rvs.1.76 3 Burn thou up all the Raksasas, O Agni; ward thou off curses from our sacrifices.
rvs.1.76 So now, O truthfullest Invoker Agni, worship this day with joybestowing- ladle.
rvs.1.77 HYMN LXXVII. Agni. 77
rvs.1.77 1. How shall we pay oblation unto Agni? What hymn, Godloved, is said to him refulgent?
rvs.1.77 For Agni, when he seeks the Gods for mortals, knows them full well and worships them in spirit.
rvs.1.77 4 May Agni, foedestroyer-, manliest Hero, accept with love our hymns and our devotion.
rvs.1.77 5 Thus Agni Jatavedas, true to Order, hath by the priestly Gotamas been lauded.
rvs.1.78 HYMN LXXVIII. Agni. 78
rvs.1.78 5 A pleasant song to Agni we, sons of Rahugana, have sung:
rvs.1.79 HYMN LXXIX. Agni. 79
rvs.1.79 4 O Agni, thou who art the lord of wealth in kine, thou Son of Strength,
rvs.1.79 5 He, Agni, kindled, good and wise, must be exalted in our song:
rvs.1.79 6 O Agni, shining of thyself by night and when the morning breaks,
rvs.1.79 7 Adorable in all our rites, favour us, Agni, with thine aid,
rvs.1.79 8 Bring to us everconquering- wealth, wealth, Agni, worthy of our choice,
rvs.1.79 9 Give us, O Agni, through thy grace wealth that supporteth all our life,
rvs.1.79 To Agni of the pointed flames.
rvs.1.79 11 May the man fall, O Agni, who near or afar assaileth us:
rvs.1.79 12 Keen and swift Agni, thousandeyed-, chaseth the Raksasas afar:
rvs.1.84 18 Who with poured oil and offering honours Agni, with ladle worships at appointed seasons?
rvs.1.89 Sages whose tongue is Agni, brilliant as the Sun, hither let all the Gods for our protection come.
rvs.1.93 2 The man who honours you today-, Agni and Soma, with this hymn,
rvs.1.93 Agni and Soma, shall enjoy great strength, with offspring, all his life.
rvs.1.93 4 Agni and Soma, famed is that your. prowess wherewith ye stole the kine, his food, from Pani.
rvs.1.93 5 Agni and Soma, joined in operation ye have set up the shining lights in heaven.
rvs.1.93 From curse and from reproach, Agni and Soma, ye freed the rivers that were bound in fetters.
rvs.1.93 Strengthened by holy prayer Agni and Soma have made us ample room for sacrificing.
rvs.1.93 7 Taste, Agni, Soma, this prepared oblation; accept it, Mighty Ones, and let it please you.
rvs.1.93 8 Whoso with oil and poured oblation honours, with Goddevoted- heart, Agni and Soma,
rvs.1.93 10 Agni and Soma, unto him who worships you with holy oil
rvs.1.93 11 Agni and Soma, be ye pleased with these oblations brought to you,
rvs.1.93 12 Agni and Soma, cherish well our horses, and let our cows be fat who yield oblations.
rvs.1.94 HYMN XCIV. Agni 94
rvs.1.94 For good, in his assembly, is this care of ours. Let us not, in thy friendship, Agni, suffer harm.
rvs.1.94 He waxeth strong, distress never approacheth him. Let us not, in thy friendship, Agni, suffer harm.
rvs.1.94 Bring hither the Adityas, for we long for them. Let us not in thy friendship, Agni, suffer harm.
rvs.1.94 Fulfil our thought that so we may prolong our lives. Let us not in thy friendship, Agni, suffer
rvs.1.94 Mighty art thou, the wondrous herald of the Dawn. Let us not in thy friendship, Agni, suffer harm.
rvs.1.94 Knowing all priestly work thou perfectest it, Sage. Let us not in thy friendship, Agni, suffer
rvs.1.94 O God, thou seest through even the dark of night. Let us not in thy friendship, Agni, suffer harm.
rvs.1.94 Attend to this our speech and make it prosper well. Let us not in thy friendship, Agni, suffer
rvs.1.94 Then to the singer give free way for sacrifice. Let us not in thy friendship, Agni, suffer harm.
rvs.1.94 Thou with smokebannered- flame attackest forest trees. Let us not in thy friendship, Agni, suffer
rvs.1.94 Then is it easy for thee and thy car to pass. Let us not in thy friendship, Agni, suffer harm.
rvs.1.94 Be gracious; let their hearts he turned to us again. Let us not in thy friendship, Agni, suffer
rvs.1.94 Under, thine own most wide protection may we dwell. Let us not in thy friendship, Agni, suffer
rvs.1.94 Thou givest wealth and treasure to the worshipper. Let us not in thy friendship, Agni, suffer harm.
rvs.1.94 16 Such, Agni, thou who knowest all good fortune, God, lengthen here the days of our existence.
rvs.1.95 HYMN XCV. Agni 95
rvs.1.95 Kindled by us do thou preserve us, Agni, with all thy selfbright- undiminished succours.
rvs.1.95 11 Fed with our fuel, purifying Agni, so blaze to us auspiciously for glory.
rvs.1.96 HYMN XCVI. Agni. 96
rvs.1.96 The waters and the bowl have made him friendly. The Gods possessed the wealth bestowing Agni.
rvs.1.96 And, by refulgent light, heaven and the waters. The Gods possessed the wealth. bestowing Agni.
rvs.1.96 Welltended-, Son of Strength, the Constant Giver. The Gods possessed the wealth bestowing Agni.
rvs.1.96 Guard of our folk, Father of earth and heaven. The Gods possessed the wealth bestowing Agni.
rvs.1.96 Golden between the heaven and earth he shineth. The Gods possessed the wealth bestowing Agni.
rvs.1.96 Preserving him as their own life immortal, the Gods possessed the wealthbestowing- Agni.
rvs.1.96 Guard of what is and what will be hereafter, the Gods possessed the wealth bestowing Agni.
rvs.1.96 9 Fed with our fuel, purifying Agni, so blaze to us auspiciously for glory.
rvs.1.97 HYMN XCVII. Agni. 97
rvs.1.97 1. CHASING with light our sin away, O Agni, shine thou wealth on us.
rvs.1.97 4 So that thy worshippers and we, thine, Agni, in our sons may live.
rvs.1.98 HYMN XCVIII. Agni. 98
rvs.1.98 2 Present in heaven, in earth, allpresent- Agni, all plants that grow on ground hath he pervaded.
rvs.1.98 May Agni, may Vaisvanara with vigour, present, preserve us day and night from foemen.
rvs.1.99 HYMN XCIX. Agni. 99
rvs.1.99 May Agni carry us through all our troubles, through grief as in a boat across the river.
rvs.1.105 13 Worthy of laud, O Agni, is that kinship which thou hast with Gods.
rvs.1.105 14 Here seated, manlike- as a priest shall wisest Agni to the Gods
rvs.1.106 1. CALL we for aid on Indra, Mitra, Varuna and Agni and the Marut host and Aditi.
rvs.1.107 3 This laud of ours may Varuna and Indra, Aryaman Agni, Savitar find pleasant.
rvs.1.108 1. ON that most wondrous car of yours, O Indra and Agni, which looks round on all things living,
rvs.1.108 So let this Soma be, Indra and Agni, made for your drinking till your soul be sated.
rvs.1.108 5 The brave deeds ye have done, Indra and Agni, the forms ye have displayed and mighty exploits,
rvs.1.108 13 Thus having drunk your fill of our libation, win us all kinds of wealth, Indra and Agni.
rvs.1.109 So offering to you this draught of Soma, I make you this new hymn, Indra and Agni,
rvs.1.109 4 For you the bowl divine, Indra and Agni, presses the Soma gladly to delight you.
rvs.1.109 7 Bring wealth and give it, ye whose arms wield thunder: Indra and Agni, with your powers protect
rvs.1.109 8 Give, ye who shatter forts, whose hands wield thunder: Indra and Agni, save us in our battles.
rvs.1.112 1 To give first thought to them, I worship Heaven and Earth, and Agni, fair bright glow, to hasten
rvs.1.113 9 As thou, Dawn, hast caused Agni to be kindled, and with the Suns' eye hast revealed creation.
rvs.1.115 1. THE brilliant presence of the Gods hath risen, the eye of Mitra, Varuna and Agni.
rvs.1.122 I will invoke, that Pusan may be bounteous to you, the rich munificence of Agni.
rvs.1.124 She will beam forth, the light will hasten hither, and Agni will be present in each dwelling.
rvs.1.127 HYMN CXXVII Agni. 127
rvs.1.127 gifts to aid. Men offer Agni gifts for aid.
rvs.1.127 For radiant Agni, Lord of all these treasures, is exceeding strong.
rvs.1.127 9 Thou, Agni, most victorious with thy conquering strength, most Mighty One, art born for service
rvs.1.127 10 To him the mighty, conquering with victorious strength, to Agni walking with the dawn, who
rvs.1.127 sendeth kine, be sung your laud, to Agni sung;
rvs.1.127 11 Agni, beheld by us in nearest neighbourhood, accordant with the Gods, bring us, with gracious
rvs.1.128 HYMN CXXVIII. Agni. 128
rvs.1.128 1. By Manus' law was born this Agni, Priest most skilled, born for the holy work of those who
rvs.1.128 Agni, who hath his seat in broad plains here below, and in the high lands far away.
rvs.1.128 4 That Agni, wise HighPriest-, in every house takes thought for sacrifice and holy service, yea,
rvs.1.128 Agni bestows a blessing on each pious man, and opens wide the doors for him.
rvs.1.128 7 That Agni hath been set most kind in camp of men, in sacrifice like a Lord victorious, like a
rvs.1.128 8 Agni the Priest they supplicate to grant them wealth: him, dear, most thoughtful, have they made
rvs.1.136 Praise Indra, praise thou Agni, praise Bhaga and heavenly Aryaman.
rvs.1.136 May Agni, Mitra, Varuna give us shelter this may we gain, we and our wealthy princes.
rvs.1.139 1. HEARD be our prayer! In thought I honour Agni first: now straightway we elect this heavenly
rvs.1.139 7 Quickly, O Agni, hear us: magnified by us thou shalt speck for us to the Gods adorable yea, to
rvs.1.139 To these, for their high station, I bow down with song, to Indra, Agni, bow with song.
rvs.1.140 HYMN CXL. Agni. 140
rvs.1.140 1. To splendid Agni seated by the altar, loving well his home, I bring the food as it were his
rvs.1.140 10 O Agni, shine resplendent with our wealthy chiefs, like a loudsnorting- bull, accustomed to the
rvs.1.140 12 Grant to our chariot, to our house, O Agni, a boat with moving feet and constant oarage,
rvs.1.140 13 Welcome our laud with thine approval, Agni. May earth and heaven and freely flowing rivers
rvs.1.141 HYMN CXLI. Agni. 141
rvs.1.141 9 By thee, O Agni, Varuna who guards the Law, Mitra and Aryaman, the Bounteous, are made strong;
rvs.1.141 10 Agni, to him who toils and pours libations, thou, Most Youthful! sendest wealth and all the
rvs.1.141 May Agni, ever wise, with best directions to bliss and highest happiness conduct us.
rvs.1.141 13 With hymns of might hath Agni now been lauded, advanced to height of universal kingship.
rvs.1.142 1. KINDLED, bring, Agni, Gods today- for him who lifts the ladle up.
rvs.1.142 4 Agni, besought, bring hitherward Indra the Friend, the Wonderful,
rvs.1.142 May Agni, God intelligent, speed our oblation to the Gods.
rvs.1.143 HYMN CXLIII. Agni. 143
rvs.1.143 1. To Agni I present a newer mightier hymn, I bring my words and song unto the Son of Strength,
rvs.1.143 2 Soon as he sprang to birth that Agni was shown forth to Matarisvan in the highest firmament.
rvs.1.143 The rays of Agni, him whose active force is light, through the nights glimmer sleepless, ageless,
rvs.1.143 4 Send thou with hymns that Agni to his own abode, who rules, one Sovran Lord of wealth, like
rvs.1.143 Agni with sharpened jaws chews up and eats the trees, and conquers them as when the warrior smites
rvs.1.143 6 And will not Agni find enjoyment in our praise, will not the Vasu grant our wish with gifts of
rvs.1.143 7 The kindler of the flame wins Agni as a Friend, promoter of the Law, whose face is bright with
rvs.1.143 8 Keep us incessantly with guards that cease not, Agni, with guards auspicious, very mighty.
rvs.1.144 HYMN CXLIV. Agni. 144
rvs.1.144 6 For, Agni, like a herdsman, thou by thine own might rulest over all that is in heaven and on the
rvs.1.144 7 Agni, accept with joy, be glad in this our prayer, joygiver-, selfsustained-, strong, born of
rvs.1.145 HYMN CXLV. Agni. 145
rvs.1.145 He hath declared the lore of works to mortals, Agni the Wise, for he knows Law, the Truthful.
rvs.1.146 HYMN CXLVI. Agni. 146
rvs.1.146 1. I LAUD the sevenrayed-, the tripleheaded-, Agni allperfect- in his Parents' bosom,
rvs.1.147 HYMN CXLVII. Agni. 147
rvs.1.147 1. How, Agni, have the radiant ones, aspiring, endued thee with the vigour of the living,
rvs.1.147 One hates thee, and another sings thy praises: I thine adorer laud thy form, O Agni.
rvs.1.147 3 Thy guardian rays, O Agni, when they saw him, preserved blind Mamateya from affliction.
rvs.1.147 4 The sinful man who worships not, O Agni, who, offering not, harms us with doubledealing-,
rvs.1.147 From him, praised Agni! save thou him that lauds thee: bring us not into trouble and affliction.
rvs.1.148 HYMN CXLVIII. Agni. 148
rvs.1.148 2 They shall not harm the man who brings thee praises: such as I am, Agni my help approves me.
rvs.1.149 HYMN CXLIX. Agni. 149
rvs.1.150 HYMN CL. Agni. 150
rvs.1.150 Agni, may we be foremost, we thy worshippers.
rvs.1.161 We have not blamed the chalice of illustrious birth. We, Brother Agni, praised the goodness of the
rvs.1.161 3 What to the envoy Agni in reply ye spake, A courser must be made, a chariot fashioned here,
rvs.1.161 9 Most excellent are waters, thus said one of you; most excellent is Agni, thus another said.
rvs.1.161 14 The Maruts move in heaven, on earth this Agni; through the midfirmament- the Wind approaches.
rvs.1.164 Herein established, joined in pairs together, seven hundred Sons and twenty stand, O Agni.
rvs.1.164 46 They call him Indra, Mitra, Varuna, Agni, and he is heavenly noblywinged- Garutman.
rvs.1.164 To what is One, sages give many a title they call it Agni, Yama, Matarisvan.
rvs.1.169 even Agni shines resplendent in the brushwood-: the viands hold him as floods hold an island.
rvs.1.174 With them guard lionlike- wasting active Agni to dwell in our tilled fields and in our homestead.
rvs.1.181 9 The prudent worshipper, like Pusan, Asvins! praises you as he praises Dawn and Agni,
rvs.1.186 3 Agni I sing, the guest you love most dearly: the Conqueror through our lauds is friendlyminded-.
rvs.1.188 Thou, Agni, givest countless gifts.
rvs.1.188 Let Agni make the oblations sweet.
rvs.1.188 11 Agni, preceder of the Gods, is honoured with the sacred song:
rvs.1.189 HYMN CLXXXIX. Agni. 189
rvs.1.189 1. BY goodly paths lead us to riches, Agni, God who knowest every sacred duty.
rvs.1.189 2 Lead us anew to happiness, O Agni; lead us beyond all danger and affliction.
rvs.1.189 3 Far from us, Agni, put thou all diseases let them strike lauds that have no saving Agni.
rvs.1.189 4 Preserve us, Agni, with perpetual succour, refulgent in the dwelling which thou lovest.
rvs.1.189 5 Give not us up a prey to sin, O Agni, the greedy enemy that brings us trouble;
rvs.1.189 6 Such as thou art, born after Law, O Agni when lauded give protection to our bodies,
rvs.1.189 7 Thou, well discerning both these classes, comest to men at early morn, O holy Agni.
rvs.1.189 8 To him have we addressed our pious speeches, I, Manas' son, to him victorious Agni.
rvs.2.1 HYMN I. Agni. 1
rvs.2.1 1. THOU, Agni, shining in thy glory through the days, art brought to life from out the waters,
rvs.2.1 3 Hero of Heroes, Agni! Thou art Indra, thou art Visnu of the Mighty Stride, adorable:
rvs.2.1 4 Agni, thou art King Varuna whose laws stand fast; as Mitra, WonderWorker-, thou must be implored.
rvs.2.1 9 Agni, men seek thee as a Father with their prayers, win thee, brightformed-, to brotherhood with
rvs.2.1 10 A Rbhu art thou, Agni, near to be adored thou art the Sovran Lord of foodful spoil and wealth.
rvs.2.1 12 Thou, Agni, cherished well, art highest vital power; in thy delightful hue are glories visible.
rvs.2.1 13 Thee, Agni, have the Adityas taken as their mouth; the Bright Ones have made thee, O Sage, to
rvs.2.1 14 By thee, O Agni, all the Immortal guileless Gods cat with thy mouth the oblation that is
rvs.2.1 15 With these thou art united, Agni; yea thou, God of noble birth, surpassest them in majesty,
rvs.2.1 16 The princely worshippers who send to those who sing thy praise, O Agni, guerdon graced with
rvs.2.2 HYMN II. Agni. 2
rvs.2.2 1. WITH sacrifice exalt Agni who knows all life; worship him with oblation and the song of praise,
rvs.2.2 2 At night and morning, Agni, have they called to thee, like milchkine- in their stalls lowing to
rvs.2.2 Like a most famous car, Agni the purely bright, like Mitra to be glorified among the folk.
rvs.2.2 For our advantage, Agni, God, bring Heaven and Earth hither that they may taste oblation brought
rvs.2.2 7 Agni, give us great wealth, give riches thousandfold. unclose to us, like doors, strength that
rvs.2.2 Agni adored in beauteous rites with lauds of men, fair guest of living man and King of all our
rvs.2.2 9 Song chanted by us men, O Agni, Ancient One, has swelled unto the deathless Gods in lofty heaven;
rvs.2.2 10 Agni, may we show forth our valour with the steed or with the power of prayer beyond all other
rvs.2.2 Whose sacrifice the strong seek, Agni, when it shines for neverfailing- offspring in thine own
rvs.2.2 12 Knower of all that lives, O Agni may we both, singers of praise and chiefs, be in thy keeping
rvs.2.2 13 The princely worshippers who send to those who sing thy praise, O Agni, guerdon, graced with
rvs.2.3 Wise, ancient, God, the Priest and Purifier, let Agni serve the Gods for he is worthy.
rvs.2.3 3 Adored in heart, as is thy right, O Agni, serve the Gods first today- before the mortal.
rvs.2.3 10 Vanaspati shall stand anear and start us, and Agni with his arts prepare oblation.
rvs.2.4 HYMN IV Agni. 4
rvs.2.4 1. FOR you I call the glorious refulgent Agni, the guest of men, rich in oblations
rvs.2.4 Over all worlds let Agni be the Sovran, the messenger of Gods with rapid coursers.
rvs.2.4 3 Among the tribes of men the Gods placed Agni as a dear Friend when they would dwell among them.
rvs.2.4 Agni refulgent, burning up the bushes, with blackened lines, as though the earth he seasoned.
rvs.2.4 O Agni, give us wealth with store of heroes and mighty strength in food and noble offspring.
rvs.2.4 9 May the Grtsamadas, serving in secret, through thee, O Agni, overcome their neighbours,
rvs.2.5 HYMN V. Agni. 5
rvs.2.5 And, Agni, this our sacrifice which we have here prepared, to thee.
rvs.2.6 HYMN VI. Agni. 6
rvs.2.6 7 Between both races, Agni, Sage, well skilled thou passest to and fro,
rvs.2.7 HYMN VII. Agni. 7
rvs.2.7 1. VASU, thou most youthful God, Bharata, Agni, bring us wealth,
rvs.2.7 4 Thou, Purifier Agni, high shinest forth, bright, adorable,
rvs.2.7 5 Ours art thou, Agni, Bharata, honoured by us with barren cows,
rvs.2.8 5 Him Atri, Agni, have our songs Strengthened according to his sway:
rvs.2.9 HYMN IX. Agni. 9
rvs.2.9 Whose foresight keeps the Law from violation, excellent, puretongued-, bringing thousands, Agni.
rvs.2.9 Refulgent, be an everheedful- keeper, Agni, for us and for our seed offspring.
rvs.2.9 4 Agni, best Priest, pay worship with oblation; quickly commend the gift to be presented;
rvs.2.9 Enrich with food the man who lauds thee, Agni: make him the lord of wealth with noble offspring.
rvs.2.9 Sure guardian, our protector from the foemen, shine, Agni, with thine affluence and splendour.
rvs.2.10 HYMN X. Agni. 10
rvs.2.10 2 May Agni the resplendent hear my calling through all my songs, Immortal, keen of insight.
rvs.2.10 3 On wood supine they got the wellformed- Infant: a germ in variousfashioned- plants was Agni;
rvs.2.10 4 With oil and sacred gifts I sprinkle Agni who makes his home in front of all things living,
rvs.2.10 Agni with bridegrooms' grace and lovely colour may not be touched when all his form is fury.
rvs.2.10 Obtaining wealth, I call on perfect Agni who with an eloquent tongue dispenses sweetness.
rvs.2.35 15 Agni, I gave good shelter to the people, and to the princes goodly preparation.
rvs.2.37 6 Agni, accept the fuel and our offered gift: accept the prayer of man, accept our eulogy,
rvs.2.38 Agni.
rvs.2.41 And Agni who conveys our gifts.
rvs.3.1 HYMN I. Agni. 1
rvs.3.1 1. THOU, Agni, who wilt have the strong, hast made me the Somas' priest, to worship in assembly.
rvs.3.1 Thou shinest to the Gods, I set the pressstones-. I toil; be joyful in thyself, O Agni.
rvs.3.1 2 East have we turned the rite; may the hymn aid it. With wood and worship shall they honour Agni.
rvs.3.1 The Gods discovered in the midst of waters beautiful Agni with the Sisters' labour.
rvs.3.1 As mother mares run to their newborn- you ling, so at his birth the Gods wondered at Agni.
rvs.3.1 11 The Mighty One increased in space unbounded; full many a glorious flood gave strength to Agni.
rvs.3.1 Friend of the house, within the lap of Order lay Agni, in the Sister Rivers' service.
rvs.3.1 He who begat, and will beget, the dawnlights, most manly, Child of Floods, is youthful Agni.
rvs.3.1 14 Like brilliant lightnings, mighty luminaries accompany the lightdiffusing- Agni,
rvs.3.1 16 May we, O Agni, thou who leadest wisely, thy followers and masters of all treasures,
rvs.3.1 17 Ensign of Gods hast thou become, O Agni, joygiver-, knower of all secret wisdom.
rvs.3.1 Bedewed with holy oil he shineth widely, Agni, the knower of all secret wisdom.
rvs.3.1 20 To thee who art of old these songs, O Agni, have I declared, the ancient and the later.
rvs.3.1 Grant us abundant food, thou priestly Herald, vouchsafe to give us ample wealth, O Agni.
rvs.3.1 23 As holy food, Agni, to thineinvoker' give wealth in cattle, lasting, rich in marvels.
rvs.3.1 To us he born a son, and spreading offspring. Agni, be this thy gracious will to usward-.
rvs.3.2 HYMN II. Agni. 2
rvs.3.2 1. To him, Vaisvanara, who strengthens Holy Law, to Agni we present our praise like oil made pure.
rvs.3.2 Agni, oblationbearer-, gracious, everyoung-, infallible, rich in radiant light, the guest of men.
rvs.3.2 3 Within the range of their surpassinq power, by might, the Gods created Agni with inventive
rvs.3.2 The Bhrgus' bounty, willing, strong with sages' lore, even Agni shining forth with light that
rvs.3.2 5 For happiness, men, having trimmed the sacred grass, set Agni glorious for his strength before
rvs.3.2 Wishing to do thee service, Agni, they are there, desirous of thy friendship grant them store of
rvs.3.2 He drives the chariot of the lofty ordinance: Agni most active, is the great High Priest of Gods.
rvs.3.2 9 They who are free from death, fain for him, purified three splendours of the mighty Agni,
rvs.3.2 13 For new prosperity we seek to Agni, him whose course is splendid, goldhaired-, excellently
rvs.3.2 Agni, the head of heaven, whom none may turn asideto- him the Powerful with mighty prayer we seek.
rvs.3.2 Fair to behold for beauty like a splendid car, Agni the Friend of men we ever seek for wealth.
rvs.3.3 HYMN III. Agni. 3
rvs.3.3 For Agni the Immortal serves the Deities, and therefore never breaks their everlasting laws.
rvs.3.3 He compassethwith rays the lofty dwellingplace-, Agni, sent forward by the Gods, enriched with
rvs.3.3 3 Sages shall glorify Agni with earnest thoughts, ensign of sacrifice, who fills the synod full:
rvs.3.3 4 The Sire of sacrifice, great God of holy bards, Agni, the measure and the symbol of the priests,
rvs.3.3 5 Bright Agni with the bright car, Lord of green domains, Vaisvanara dweller in the floods, who
rvs.3.3 6 Agni, together with the Gods and Manus' folk by thought extending sacrifice in varied form,
rvs.3.3 7 Sing, Agni, for long life to us and noble sons: teem thou with plenty, shine upon us store of
rvs.3.3 9 Agni the God resplendent, giver of great joy, hath on his lovely car compassed the lands with,
rvs.3.3 Thou filledst at thy birth both worlds, the earth and heaven: all this, O Agni, hast thou
rvs.3.3 Agni sprang into being, magnifying both his Parents, Heaven and Earth, rich in prolific seed.
rvs.3.4 Bring thou the Gods, O God, unto our worship: serve, wellinclined-, as Friend thy friends, O Agni.
rvs.3.4 2 Agni whom daily Varuna and Mitra the Gods bring thrice a day to this our worship,
rvs.3.4 8 May Bharati with all her Sisters, Ila accordant with the Gods, with mortalls Agni,
rvs.3.4 10 Send to the Gods the oblation, Lord of Forests; and let the Immolator, Agni, dress it.
rvs.3.4 11 Come thou to us, O Agni, duly kindled, together with the potent Gods and Indra.
rvs.3.5 HYMN V. Agni. 5
rvs.3.5 2 Agni hath waxen mighty by laudations, to be adored with hymns of those who praise him.
rvs.3.5 3 Amid mens' homes hath Agni been established, fulfilling with the Law, Friend, germ of waters.
rvs.3.5 4 Agni is Mitra when enkindled duly, Mitra as Priest, Varuna, Jatavedas;
rvs.3.5 This Agni guards with care that never ceases the Somas' skin, the Birds' place rich in fatness.
rvs.3.5 7 Agni hath entered longingly the longing shrine rich with fatness, giving easy access.
rvs.3.5 Like waters lovely when they hasten downward may Agni in his Parents' lap protect us.
rvs.3.5 May Agni, Friend, adorable Matarisvan, as envoy bring the Gods unto our worship.
rvs.3.5 10 Best of all luminaries lofty Agni supported with his flame the height of heaven,
rvs.3.5 11 As holy food, Agni to thine invoker give wealth in cattle, lasting, rich in marvels.
rvs.3.5 To us be born a son and spreading offspring. Agni, be this thy gracious will to usword-.
rvs.3.6 HYMN VI. Agni. 6
rvs.3.6 Borne onward to the right it travels eastward, and, filled with oil, to Agni bears oblation.
rvs.3.6 on, O Agni.
rvs.3.6 5 Great are the deeds of thee, the Great, O Agni: thou by thy power hast spread out earth and
rvs.3.6 That the Gods praised their joyous Heralds' labour eagerly burning, Agni, in the forests.
rvs.3.6 Or those, the Holy, prompt to hear, our helpers, who, carborne, turn their horses hither, Agni -
rvs.3.6 9 With these, borne on one ear, Agni, approach us, or borne on many, for thy steeds are able.
rvs.3.6 11 As holy food, Agni, to thine invoker give wealth in cattle, lasting, rich in marvels.
rvs.3.6 To us be born a son and spreading offspring. Agni, be this thy gracious will to usward.
rvs.3.7 Yea, with the glory of the earth, O Agni. Forgive us, for our weal, even sin cornmitted.
rvs.3.7 11 As holy food, Agni, to thine invoker, give wealth in cattle, lasting, rich in marvels.
rvs.3.7 To us be born a son, and spreading offspring Agni, be this thy gracious will to usward.
rvs.3.9 Not to be scorned, Agni, is that return of thine when from afar thou now art here.
rvs.3.9 5 Him wandering at his own free will, Agni here hidden from our view,
rvs.3.9 When gathered round about thee, Agni, lie the herds where thou art kindled in the morn.
rvs.3.9 Agni,
rvs.3.10 HYMN X. Agni. 10
rvs.3.10 1. THEE Agni, God, Imperial Lord of all mankind, do mortal men
rvs.3.10 2 They laud thee in their solemn rites, Agni, as Minister and Priest,
rvs.3.10 He, Agni! wins heroic might, he prospers well.
rvs.3.10 4 Ensign of sacrifices, he, Agni, with Gods is come to us,
rvs.3.10 5 To Agni, the Invoking Priest, offer your best, your lofty speech,
rvs.3.10 6 Let these our hymns make Agni grow, whence, meet for laud, he springs to life,
rvs.3.10 7 Best Sacrificer, bring the Gods, O Agni, to the pious man:
rvs.3.11 HYMN Xl. Agni. 11
rvs.3.11 Agni comes nigh us with the thought.
rvs.3.11 3 Ensign of sacrifice from of old, Agni well knoweth with his thought
rvs.3.11 4 Agni, illustrious from old time, the Son of Strength who knows all life,
rvs.3.11 5 Infallible is Agni, he who goes before the tribes of men,
rvs.3.11 Agni is mightiest in fame.
rvs.3.11 8 From Agni, by our hymns, may we gain all things that bring happiness,
rvs.3.11 9 O Agni, in our deeds of might may we obtain all precious things:
rvs.3.12 4 Indra and Agni I invoke, jointvictors-, bounteous, unsubdued,
rvs.3.12 5 Indra and Agni, singers skilled in melody hymn you, bringing lauds:
rvs.3.12 6 Indra and Agni, ye cast down the ninety forts which Dasas held,
rvs.3.12 9 Indra and Agni, in your deeds of might ye deck heavens' lucid realms:
rvs.3.13 HYMN XIII. Agni. 13
rvs.3.13 1. To Agni, to this God of yours I sing aloud with utmost power.
rvs.3.13 Him your own Agni, serve ye well, who winneth and bestoweth wealth.
rvs.3.13 4 So may the gracious Agni grant most goodly shelter for our use;
rvs.3.13 5 The singers kindle him, the Priest, Agni the Lord of tribes of men,
rvs.3.13 Beam, Friend of Maruts, bliss on us, O Agni, a most liberal God.
rvs.3.13 And, Agni, splendid hero strength, exalted, wasting not away.
rvs.3.14 HYMN XIV. Agni. 14
rvs.3.14 Agni, the Son of Strength, whose car is lightning, whose hair is flame, hath shown on earth his
rvs.3.14 3 The Two who show their vigour, Night and Morning, by the winds' paths shall haste to thee O Agni.
rvs.3.14 4 To thee, strong Agni! Varuna and Mitra and all the Maruts sang a song of triumph,
rvs.3.14 Worship the Gods with most devoted spirit, a Priest with no unfriendly thought, O Agni.
rvs.3.14 Agni, to us with speech that hath no falsehood grant riches, real, to be told in thousands.
rvs.3.14 Be thou the Friend of each good chariots' master. All this enjoy thou here, immortal Agni.
rvs.3.15 HYMN XV. Agni. 15
rvs.3.15 May lofty Agni be my guide and shelter, the easilyinvoked-, the good Protector.
rvs.3.15 Accept, as men accept a trueborn- infant, my laud, O Agni nobly born in body.
rvs.3.15 3 Bull, who beholdest men, through many mornings, among the dark ones shine forth red, O Agni.
rvs.3.15 4 Shine forth, a Bull invincible, O Agni, winning by conquest all the forts and treasures,
rvs.3.15 5 Lighting Gods hither, Agni, wisest Singer, bring thou to us many and flawless shelters.
rvs.3.15 Bring vigour, like a car that gathers booty: bring us, O Agni, beauteous Earth and Heaven.
rvs.3.15 7 Agni, as holy food to thine invoker, give wealth in cattle, lasting, rich in marvels.
rvs.3.15 To us be born a son and spreading offspring. Agni, be this thy gracious will to usward-.
rvs.3.16 HYMN XVI. Agni. 16
rvs.3.16 1. THIS Agni is the Lord of great felicity and hero Strength;
rvs.3.16 3 As such, O Agni, deal us wealth and hero might, O Bounteous One!
rvs.3.16 5 Give us not up to indigence, Agni, nor want of hero sons,
rvs.3.16 6 Help us to strength, blest Agni! rich in progeny, abundant, in our sacrifice.
rvs.3.17 HYMN XVII. Agni. 17
rvs.3.17 Flamehaired-, oilclad-, the purifying Agni, skilled in fair rites, to bring the Gods for worship.
rvs.3.17 2 As thou, O Agni, skilful Jatavedas, hast sacrificed as Priest of Earth, of Heaven,
rvs.3.17 3 Three are thy times of life, O Jatavedas, and the three mornings are thy births, O Agni.
rvs.3.17 4 Agni most bright and fair with song we honour, yea, the adorable, O Jatavedas.
rvs.3.18 HYMN XVIII. Agni. 18
rvs.3.18 2 Agni, burn up the unfriendly who are near us, burn thou the foemans' curse who pays no worship.
rvs.3.18 3 With fuel, Agni, and with oil, desirous, mine offering I present for strength and conquest,
rvs.3.18 Give richly, Agni, to the Visvamitras in rest and stir. Oft have we decked thy body.
rvs.3.18 5 Give us, O liberal Lord, great store of riches, for, Agni, such art thou when duly kindled.
rvs.3.19 HYMN XIX. Agni. 19
rvs.3.19 2 Agni, to thee I lift the oilfed- ladle, bright, with an offering, bearing our oblation.
rvs.3.19 In power of wealth most rich in men. O Agni, of thee, the Good, may we sing forth fair praises.
rvs.3.19 4 Men as they worship thee the God, O Agni, have set on thee full many a brilliant, aspect.
rvs.3.19 O Agni, be thou here our kind defender, and to ourselves vouchsafe the gift of glory.
rvs.3.20 HYMN XX Agni. 20
rvs.3.20 1. WITH lauds at break of morn the priest invoketh Agni, Dawn, Dadhikras, and both the Asvins.
rvs.3.20 2 Three are thy powers, O Agni, three thy stations, three are thy tongues, yea, many, Child of
rvs.3.20 3 O Agni, many are the names thou bearest, immortal, God, Divine, and Jatavedas.
rvs.3.20 4 Agni, like Bhaga, leads the godly people, he who is true to Law and guards the seasons.
rvs.3.20 5 I call on Savitar the God, on Morning, Brhaspati, and Dadhikras, and Agni,
rvs.3.21 HYMN XXI. Agni. 21
rvs.3.21 O Priest, O Agni, sit thee down before us, and first enjoy the drops of oil and fatness.
rvs.3.21 3 Agni, Most Excellent! for thee the Sage are drops that drip with oil.
rvs.3.21 4 To thee, O Agni, mighty and resistless, to thee stream forth the drops of oil and fatness.
rvs.3.22 HYMN XXII. Agni. 22
rvs.3.22 1 THIS is that Agni whence the longing Indra took the pressed Soma deep within his body.
rvs.3.22 2 That light of thine in heaven and earth, O Agni, in plants, O Holy One, and in the waters,
rvs.3.22 3 O Agni, to the sea of heaven thou goest: thou hast called hither Gods beheld in spirit.
rvs.3.22 5 Agni, as holy food to thine invoker give wealth in cattle, lasting, rich in marvels.
rvs.3.22 To us be born a son and spreading offspring. Agni, be this thy gracious will to usward-.
rvs.3.23 HYMN XXIII. Agni. 23
rvs.3.23 2 Both Bharatas, Devasravas, Devavata, have strongly rubbed to life effectual Agni.
rvs.3.23 O Agni, look thou forth with ample riches: be, every day, bearer of food to feed us.
rvs.3.23 Praise Devavatas' Agni, thou Devasravas, him who shall be the peoples' Lord.
rvs.3.23 On man, on Apaya, Agni! on the rivers Drsadvati, Sarasvati, shine richly.
rvs.3.23 5 Agni, as holy food to thine invoker give wealth in cattle, lasting, rich in marvels.
rvs.3.23 To us be born a son and spreading offspring Agni, be this thy gracious will to usward-
rvs.3.24 HYMN XXIV. Agni. 24
rvs.3.24 2 Lit with libation, Agni, thou, deathless, who callest Gods to feast,
rvs.3.24 3 With splendour, Agni, Son of Strength, thou who art worshipped, wakeful One.
rvs.3.24 4 With all thy fires, with all the Gods, Agni, exalt the songs we sing.
rvs.3.24 5 Grant, Agni, to the worshipper wealth rich in heroes, plenteous store,
rvs.3.25 HYMN XXV. Agni. 25
rvs.3.25 1. THOU art the sapient Son of Dyaus, O Agni, yes and the Child of Earth, who knowest all things.
rvs.3.25 2. Agni the wise bestows the might of heroes grants strengthening food, preparing it for nectar.
rvs.3.25 3 Agni, infallible, lights Earth and Heaven, immortal Goddesses gracious to all men,
rvs.3.25 4 Come to the sacrifice, Agni and Indra come to the offerers' house who hath the Soma.
rvs.3.25 5 In the floods' home art thou enkindled, Agni, O Jatavedas, Son of Strength, eternal,
rvs.3.26 HYMN XXVI. Agni. 26
rvs.3.26 1. REVERING in our heart Agni Vaisvanara, the finder of the light, whose promises are true,
rvs.3.26 2 That Agni, bright, Vaisvanara, we invoke for help, and Matarisvan worthy of the song of praise;
rvs.3.26 May Agni, he who wakes among Immortal Gods, grant us heroic strength and wealth in noble steeds.
rvs.3.26 7 Agni am I who know, by birth, all creatures. Mine eye is butter, in my mouth is nectar.
rvs.3.27 HYMN XXVII. Agni. 27
rvs.3.27 2 Agni I laud, the Sage inspired, crowner of sacrifice through song,
rvs.3.27 3 O Agni, if we might obtain control of thee the potent God,
rvs.3.27 4 Kindled at sacrifices he is Agni, hallower, meet for praise,
rvs.3.27 5 Immortal Agni, shining far, enrobed with oil, well worshipped, bears
rvs.3.27 Have brought this Agni for our aid.
rvs.3.27 Thee, Agni, longing, nobly bright.
rvs.3.27 11 Agni, the swift and active One, singers, at time of sacrifice,
rvs.3.27 12 Agni the Son of Strength who shines up to the heaven in solemn rites,
rvs.3.27 Agni, the Strong, is kindled well.
rvs.3.27 14 Agni is kindled as a bull, like a horsebearer of the Gods:
rvs.3.27 Thee, Agni, shining mightily.
rvs.3.28 HYMN XXVIII. Agni. 28
rvs.3.28 2 Agni, the sacrificial cake hath been prepared and dressed for thee:
rvs.3.28 3 Agni, enjoy the cake of meal and our oblation three days old:
rvs.3.28 Agni, the sages in assemblies never minish the portion due to thee the Mighty.
rvs.3.28 5 O Agni, at the third libation takewith joy the offered cake of sacrifice, thou, Son of Strength.
rvs.3.28 6 O waxing Agni, knower, thou, of all, accept our gifts, the cake,
rvs.3.29 HYMN XXIX. Agni. 29
rvs.3.29 Bring thou the Matron: we will rub Agni in ancient fashion forth.
rvs.3.29 Agni who day by day must be exalted by men who watch and worship with oblations.
rvs.3.29 That, Agni Jatavedas, thou mayst bear our offerings to the Gods.
rvs.3.29 O men, bring forth the most propitious Agni, first ensign of the sacrifice to eastward.
rvs.3.29 7 Agni shines forth when born, observant, mighty, the bountiful, the Singer praised by sages;
rvs.3.29 Thou, dear to Gods, shalt serve them with oblation: Agni, give long life to the sacrificer.
rvs.3.29 This Agni is the battlewinning- Hero by whom the Gods have overcome the Dasyus.
rvs.3.29 Knowing this, Agni, sit thee down, and prosper thou the songs we sing.
rvs.3.29 Agni, make sacrifices good, and for the pious bring the Gods.
rvs.3.31 3 Agni was born trembling with tongue that flickered, so that the Reds' great children should be
rvs.3.35 With these accordant, eagerly desirous drink thou this Soma with the tongue of Agni.
rvs.3.35 10 Drink, Indra, of the juice by thine own nature, or by the tongue of Agni, O thou Holy.
rvs.3.53 Whenever we press out for thee the Soma, let Agni as our Herald speed to call thee.
rvs.3.54 May Agni hear us with his homely splendours, hear us, Eternal One, with heavenly lustre.
rvs.3.54 To Heaven and Earth I offer this my homage, with food, O Agni, as I pray for riches.
rvs.3.54 10 This laud, O Heaven and Earth, to you I utter: let the kindhearted- hear, whose tongue is Agni,
rvs.3.54 Safe be my bliss, O Agni, in thy friendship: may I attain the seat of foodful. riches,
rvs.3.54 Conquer in battle, Agni, all those foemen, and light us every day with loving kindness.
rvs.3.55 2 Let not the Gods here injure us, O Agni, nor Fathers of old time who know the region,
rvs.3.55 Agni knows well all these created beings. Great is the Gods supreme and sole dominion.
rvs.3.57 Her who hath straightway poured me food in plenty: Indra and Agni therefore are her praisers.
rvs.3.57 5 Agni, thy meathsweet- tongue that tastes fair viands, which among Gods is called the
rvs.3.57 6 Let thy stream give us drink, O God, O Agni, wonderful and exhaustless like the rainclouds-.
rvs.3.61 To Morning, Agni, when she comes refulgent, thou goest forth soliciting fair riches.
rvs.4.1 HYMN I. Agni. 1
rvs.4.1 1, THEE Agni, have the Gods, ever of one accord, sent hither down, a God, appointed messenger,
rvs.4.1 2 As such, O Agni, bring with favour to the Gods thy Brother Varuna who loveth sacrifice,
rvs.4.1 O Agni, find thou grace for us with Varuna, with Maruts who illumine all.
rvs.4.1 4 Do thou who knowest Varuna, O Agni, put far away from us the Gods' displeasure.
rvs.4.1 5 Be thou, O Agni, nearest us with succour, our closest Friend while now this Morn is breaking.
rvs.4.1 7 Three are those births, the true, the most exalted, eagerly longedfor-, of the God, of Agni.
rvs.4.1 10 Let Agni for- he knows the way- conduct us to all that he enjoys of Godsent- riches,
rvs.4.1 19 I will call hither brightlybeaming- Agni, the Herald, allsupporting-, best at worship.
rvs.4.1 Agni who hath secured the Gods high favour, may he be gracious, to us Jatavedas.
rvs.4.2 HYMN II. Agni. 2
rvs.4.2 Priest, best at worship, must shine forth in glory . Agni shall be raised high with mans'
rvs.4.2 2 Born for us here this day, O Son of Vigour, between both races of born beings, Agni,
rvs.4.2 These, Agni, with good car and steeds, bring hither, most bountiful, to folk with fair oblations.
rvs.4.2 5 Agni, be this our sacrifice eternal, with brave friends, rich in kine and sheep and horses,
rvs.4.2 Agni, to him be a selfstrong- Protector guard him from all who seek to do him mischief.
rvs.4.2 9 Whoso brings gifts to thee Immortal, Agni, and doth thee service with uplifted ladle,
rvs.4.2 10 Whose wellwrought- worship thou acceptest, Agni, thou God a mortals' gift, thou liberal Giver,
rvs.4.2 13 Good guidance hast thou for the priest, O Agni, who, Youngest God! with outpoured Soma serves
rvs.4.2 14 Now all that we, thy faithful servants, Agni, have done with feet, with hands, and with our
rvs.4.2 16 As in the days of old our ancient Fathers, speeding the work of holy worship, Agni,
rvs.4.2 Enkindling Agni and exalting Indra, they came encompassing the stall of cattle.
rvs.4.2 Adding a beauty to the perfect Agni, and the Gods' beauteous eye that shines for ever.
rvs.4.2 20 Agni, Disposer, we have sung these praises to thee the Wise: do thou accept them gladly.
rvs.4.3 HYMN III. Agni. 3
rvs.4.3 Agni, invested with his golden colours, before the thunder strike and lay you senseless.
rvs.4.3 4 Even as true knower of the Law, O Agni, to this our solemn rite he thou attentive.
rvs.4.3 5 Why this complaint to Varuna, O Agni? And why to Heaven? for what is our transgression?
rvs.4.3 True, circumambient? what to Earth, O Agni, what wilt thou say to mandestroying- Rudra?
rvs.4.3 What sin of ours to the farstriding- Visnu, what, Agni, wilt thou tell the Lofty Arrow.
rvs.4.3 9 I crave the cows' true gift arranged by Order: though raw, she hath the sweet ripe juice, O Agni.
rvs.4.3 10 Agni the Bull, the manly, hath been sprinkled with oil upon his back, by Law eternal.
rvs.4.3 Bringing great bliss the men encompassed Morning: light was apparent at the birth of Agni.
rvs.4.3 12 By Law the Immortal Goddesses the Waters, with meathrich- waves, O Agni, and uninjured,
rvs.4.3 14 O Agni, keep us safe with thy protection, loving us, honoured God! and ever guarding.
rvs.4.3 15 Through these our songs of praise be gracious, Agni; moved by our prayers, O Hero, touch our
rvs.4.3 16 To thee who knowest, Agni, thou Disposer, all these wise secret speeches have I uttered,
rvs.4.4 HYMN IV. Agni. 4
rvs.4.4 Spread with thy tongue the winged flames, O Agni; unfettered, cast thy firebrands all around thee.
rvs.4.4 4 Rise up, O Agni, spread thee out before us: burn down our foes, thou who hast sharpened arrows.
rvs.4.4 Him, blazing Agni! who hath worked us mischief, consume thou utterly like driedup- stubble.
rvs.4.4 5 Rise, Agni, drive off those who fight against us: make manifest thine own celestial vigour.
rvs.4.4 7 Blest, Agni, be the man, the liberal giver, who with his lauds and regular oblation
rvs.4.4 10 Whoso with good steeds and fine gold, O Agni, comes nigh thee on a car laden with treasure,
rvs.4.4 May thy protecting powers, unerring Agni, taking their places here, combined, preserve us.
rvs.4.4 13 Thy guardian rays, O Agni, when they saw him, preserved blind Mamateya from affliction.
rvs.4.4 15 O Agni, with this fuel will we serve thee; accept the laud we sing to thee with favour
rvs.4.5 HYMN V. Agni. 5
rvs.4.5 1. How shall we give with one accord oblation to Agni, to Vaisvanara the Bounteous?
rvs.4.5 Deathless, discerner, wise, to me the simple, Vaisvanara most manly, youthful Agni.
rvs.4.5 3 Sharppointed-, powerful, strong, of boundless vigour, Agni who knows the lofty hymn, kept secret
rvs.4.5 4 May he with sharpened teeth, the Bounteous Giver, Agni, consume with flame most fiercely glowing.
rvs.4.5 6 To me, weak, innocent, thou, luminous Agni, hast boldly given as it were a heavy burthen,
rvs.4.5 11 With reverence I declare the Law, O Agni; what is, comes by thine order, Jatavedas.
rvs.4.5 Wherefore do they address thee here, O Agni? Let these who have no weapons suffer sorrow.
rvs.4.6 HYMN VI. Agni. 6
rvs.4.6 1. PRIEST of our rite, stand up erect, O Agni, in the Gods service best of sacrificers,
rvs.4.6 2 He was set down mid men as Priest unerring, Agni, wise, welcome in our holy synods.
rvs.4.6 4 When sacred grass is strewn and Agni kindled, the Adhvaryu rises to, his task rejoicing.
rvs.4.6 Agni the Priest, like one who tends the cattle, goes three times round, as from of old he wills it.
rvs.4.6 5 Agni himself, the Priest, with measured motion, goes round, with sweet speech, cheerful, true to
rvs.4.6 6 Beautiful and auspicious is thine aspect, O lovely Agni, terrible when spreading.
rvs.4.6 Then as Friend benevolent, refulgent, Agni shone forth in human habitations.
rvs.4.6 8 He, Agni, whom the twicefive- sisters, dwelling together, in the homes of men engendered,
rvs.4.6 9 These thy Bay Coursers, Agni, dropping fatness, ruddy vigorous, speeding straightly forward,
rvs.4.6 10 These brightlyshining- games of thine, O Agni, that move for ever restless, allsubduing-,
rvs.4.6 Men have established Agni as Invoker, fain to adore the glory of the living.
rvs.4.7 HYMN VII. Agni. 7
rvs.4.7 2 When shall thy glory as a God, Agni, be suddenly shown forth.
rvs.4.7 Great Agni, served with reverence and oblation, flies ever to the sacrifice, the Faithful.
rvs.4.7 11 When he hath borne off food with swift flame swiftly, strong Agni makes himself a speedy envoy,
rvs.4.8 HYMN VIII. Agni. 8
rvs.4.8 5 May we be they who gratify Agni with sacrificial gifts,
rvs.4.8 Who have served Agni reverently.
rvs.4.9 HYMN IX. Agni. 9
rvs.4.9 4 Agni in fire at sacrifice, and in the house as Lord thereof,
rvs.4.10 HYMN X. Agni. 10
rvs.4.10 1. This day with praises, Agni, we bring thee that which thou lovest.
rvs.4.10 2 For thou hast ever been the Cardriver-, Agni, of noble
rvs.4.10 O Agni, well disposed, with all thine aspects.
rvs.4.10 4 Now may we serve thee singing these lauds this day to thee, Agni.
rvs.4.10 7 All hate and mischief, yea, if committed, Agni, thou turnest,
rvs.4.10 8 Agni, with you Gods, prosperous be our friendships and kinships.
rvs.4.11 HYMN XI. Agni. 11
rvs.4.11 1. THY blessed majesty, victorious Agni, shines brightly in the neighbourhood of Surya.
rvs.4.11 2 Agni, disclose his thought for him who singeth, the well, Strong God! while thou art praised
rvs.4.11 3 From thee, O Agni, springs poetic wisdom, from thee come thoughts and hymns of praise that
rvs.4.11 From thee comes wealth, sent by the Gods, blissgiving-; Agni, from thee the fleet impetuous
rvs.4.11 5 Immortal Agni, thee whose voice is pleasant, as first in rank, as God, religious mortals
rvs.4.11 Son of Strength, Agni, blest is he at evening, whom thou as God attendest for his welfare.
rvs.4.12 HYMN XII. Agni. 12
rvs.4.12 1. WHOSO enkindles thee, with lifted ladle, and thrice this day offers thee food, O Agni,
rvs.4.12 2 Whoso with toil and trouble brings thee fuel, serving the majesty of mighty Agni,
rvs.4.12 3 Agni is Master of sublime dominion, Agni is Lord of strength and lofty riches.
rvs.4.12 In sight of Aditi make thou us sinless remit, entirely, Agni, our offences.
rvs.4.12 5 Even in the presence of great sin, O Agni, free us from prison of the Gods or mortals.
rvs.4.12 So also set us free from this affliction long let our life, O Agni, be extended.
rvs.4.13 HYMN XIII. Agni. 13
rvs.4.14 HYMN XIV. Agni. 14
rvs.4.14 1. THE God hath looked, even Agni Jatavedas, to meet the Dawns refulgent in their glories.
rvs.4.15 HYMN XV. Agni. 15
rvs.4.15 2 Three times unto our solemn rite comes Agni like a charioteer,
rvs.4.15 3 Round the oblations hath he paced, Agni the Wise, the Lord of Strength,
rvs.4.15 5 So mighty be the Agni whom the mortal hero shall command,
rvs.4.25 Of whose pressed stalk of Soma drink the Asvins, Indra, and Agni, wellinclined- in spirit?
rvs.4.25 4 To him shall Agni Bharata give shelter: long shall he look upon the Sun uprising-,
rvs.4.28 3 Indra smote down, Agni consumed, O Indu, the Dasyus ere the noontide in the conflict.
rvs.4.39 Whom, swift of foot and shining bright as Agni, ye, Varuna and Mitra, gave to Purus.
rvs.4.39 Varuna, Mitra, we invoke for welfare, and Agni, and the thunderwielding- Indra.
rvs.4.40 Praise of the Lord of Waters, Dawn, and Agni, Brhaspati Son of Angiras, and Surya.
rvs.4.55 4 Aryaman, Varuna have disclosed the pathway, Agni as Lord of Strength the road to welfare.
rvs.4.55 We dare not stint the sacred food of Mitra and Varuna upon the back of Agni.
rvs.4.55 8 Agni is Sovran Lord of wealth, Agni of great prosperity:
rvs.4.58 8 Like women at a gathering fair to look on and gently smiling, they incline to Agni.
rvs.5.1 HYMN I. Agni 1
rvs.5.1 1. Agni is wakened by the peoples' fuel to meet the Dawn who cometh like a milchcow-.
rvs.5.1 2 For worship of the Gods the Priest was wakened: at morning gracious Agni hath arisen.
rvs.5.1 3 When he hath stirred the line of his attendants, with the pure milk pure Agni is anointed.
rvs.5.1 4 The spirits of the pious turn together to Agni, as the eyes of all to Surya.
rvs.5.1 Yielding in every house his seven rich treasures, Agni is seated, Priest most skilled in worship.
rvs.5.1 6 Agni hath sat him down, a Priest most skilful, on a sweetsmelling- place, his Mothers' bosom.
rvs.5.1 7 This Singer excellent at sacrifices, Agni the Priest, they glorify with homage.
rvs.5.1 That strength the Bull with thousand horns possesses. In might, O Agni, thou excellest others.
rvs.5.1 9 Thou quickly passest by all others, Agni, for him to whom thou hast appeared most lovely,
rvs.5.1 10 To thee, Most Youthful God! to thee, O Agni from near and far the people bring their tribute.
rvs.5.1 Mark well the prayer of him who best extols thee. Great, high, auspicious, Agni, is thy shelter.
rvs.5.1 11 Ascend today- thy splendid car, O Agni, in splendour, with the Holy Ones around it.
rvs.5.1 Gavisthira hath raised with prayer to Agni this laud farreaching-, like gold light to heaven.
rvs.5.2 HYMN II. Agni. 2
rvs.5.2 So, Agni, loose from us the bonds that bind us, when thou art seated here, O Priest who knowest.
rvs.5.2 8 Thou hast sped from me, Agni, in thine anger: this the protector of Gods Laws hath told me.
rvs.5.2 Indra who knoweth bent his eye upon thee: by him instructed am I come, O Agni.
rvs.5.2 9 Agni shines far and wide with lofty splendour, and by his greatness makes all things apparent.
rvs.5.2 If thou, O Agni, God, accept it gladly, may we obtain thereby the heavenly Waters.
rvs.5.2 Thus to this Agni have the Immortals spoken. To man who spreads the grass may he grant shelter,
rvs.5.3 HYMN III. Agni. 3
rvs.5.3 1. THOU at thy birth art Varuna, O Agni; when thou art kindled thou becomest Mitra.
rvs.5.3 As their own Priest have men established Agni; and serve him fain for praise from him who liveth.
rvs.5.3 6 Aided by thee, O Agni may we conquer through our oblation, fain for wealth, awakened:
rvs.5.3 Destroy this calumny of him, O Agni, whoever injures us with doubledealing-.
rvs.5.3 When, Agni, to the store of wealth thou goest, a God enkindled with good things by mortals.
rvs.5.3 O sapient Agni, when wilt thou regard us? When, skilled in holy Law, wilt thou direct us?
rvs.5.3 And doth not Agni, glad in strength of Godhead, gain splendid bliss when he hath waxen mighty?
rvs.5.3 11 Most Youthful Agni, verily thou bearest thy praiser safely over all his troubles.
rvs.5.3 But this our Agni, flaming high, shall never yield us to calumny, to him who wrongs us.
rvs.5.4 HYMN IV. Agni. 4
rvs.5.4 2 Agni, Eternal Father, offeringbearer-, fair to behold, farreaching-, farrefulgent-,
rvs.5.4 3 The Sage of men, the Lord of human races, pure, purifying Agni, balmed with butter,
rvs.5.4 4 Agni, enjoy, of one accord with Ila, striving in rivalry with beams of Surya,
rvs.5.4 And, Agni, having scattered all assailants, bring to us the possessions of our foemen.
rvs.5.4 O Son of Strength, the Gods thou satisfiest, so in fight save us, most heroic Agni.
rvs.5.4 7 May we, O Agni, with our lauds adore thee, and with our gifts, fairbeaming- Purifier!
rvs.5.4 8 Son of Strength, Agni, dweller in three regions, accept our sacrifice and our oblation.
rvs.5.4 Praised with our homage even as Atri praised thee, O Agni, be the guardian of our bodies.
rvs.5.4 11 The pious man, O Jatavedas Agni, to whom thou grantest ample room and pleasure,
rvs.5.5 1. To Agni, Jatavedas, to the flame, the wellenkindled- God,
rvs.5.5 3 Adored, O Agni, hither bring Indra the Wonderful, the Friend,
rvs.5.5 11 To Agni and to Varuna, Indra, the Maruts, and the Gods,
rvs.5.6 HYMN VI. Agni. 6
rvs.5.6 1. I VALUE Agni that good Lord, the home to which the kine return:
rvs.5.6 2 It is Agni whom we laud as good, to whom the milchkine- come in herds,
rvs.5.6 3 Agni the God of all mankind, gives, verily, a steed to man.
rvs.5.6 Agni gives precious gear for wealth, treasure he gives when he is pleased. Bring food to those who
rvs.5.6 4 God, Agni, we will kindle thee, rich in thy splendour, fading not,
rvs.5.6 Oblation with the holy verse, O Agni, bearer of our gifts.
rvs.5.6 7 Agni, these brilliant flames of thine wax like strong chargers mightily,
rvs.5.6 8 To us who laud thee, Agni, bring fresh food and safe and happy homes.
rvs.5.6 10 Thus Agni have we duly served with sacrifices and with hymns.
rvs.5.7 HYMN VII. Agni. 7
rvs.5.7 1. OFFER to Agni, O my friends, your seemly food, your seemly praise;
rvs.5.7 9 Agni to whom the oil is shed by him thou lovest to support,
rvs.5.7 Agni, may Atri overcome the Dasyus who bestow no gifts, subdue the men who give no food.
rvs.5.8 HYMN VIII. Agni. 8
rvs.5.8 2 Thee, Agni, men have stablished as their guest of old, as Master of the household, thee, with
rvs.5.8 3 The tribes of men praise thee, Agni, who knowest well burnt offerings, the Discerner, lavishest
rvs.5.8 4 Ever to thee, O Agni, as exceeding strong have we drawn nigh with songs and reverence singing
rvs.5.8 5 Thou, Agni! multiform, God who art lauded much! givest in every house subsistence as of old.
rvs.5.8 6 The Gods, Most Youthful Agni, have made thee, inflamed, the bearer of oblations and the
rvs.5.8 7 Men seeking joy have lit thee worshipped from of old, O Agni, with good fuel and with sacred oil.
rvs.5.9 HYMN IX. Agni. 9
rvs.5.9 1. BEARING; oblations mortal men, O Agni, worship thee the God.
rvs.5.9 2 In the mans' home who offers gifts, where grass is trimmed, Agni is Priest,
rvs.5.9 When thou consumest many woods like an ox, Agni, in the mead.
rvs.5.9 6 O Agni, by thy succour and by Mitras' friendly furtherance,
rvs.5.9 7 O Agni, to our heroes bring such riches, thou victorious God.
rvs.5.10 HYMN X. Agni. 10
rvs.5.10 1. BRING us most mighty splendour thou, Agni, resistless on thy way.
rvs.5.10 2 Ours art thou, wondrous Agni, by wisdom and bounteousness of power.
rvs.5.10 3 Agni, increase our means of life, increase the house and home of these,
rvs.5.10 4 Bright Agni, they who deck their songs for thee have horses as their meed.
rvs.5.10 5 O Agni, those resplendent flames of thine go valorously forth,
rvs.5.10 6 Now, Agni, come to succour us; let priests draw nigh to offer gifts;
rvs.5.10 7 Bring to us, Agni, Angiras, lauded of old and lauded now,
rvs.5.11 HYMN XI. Agni. 11
rvs.5.11 1. THE watchful Guardian of the people hath been born, Agni, the very strong, for fresh prosperity.
rvs.5.11 2 Ensign of sacrifice, the earliest HouseholdPriest-, the men have kindled Agni in his threefold
rvs.5.11 With oil they strengthened thee, O Agni, worshipped God: thy banner was the smoke that mounted to
rvs.5.11 4 May Agni graciously come to our sacrifice. The men bear Agni here and there in every house.
rvs.5.11 He hath become an envoy, bearer of our gifts: electing Agni, men choose one exceeding wise.
rvs.5.11 5 For thee, O Agni, is this sweetest prayer of mine: dear to thy spirit be this product of my
rvs.5.11 6 O Agni, the Angirases discovered thee what time thou layest hidden, fleeing back from wood to
rvs.5.12 HYMN XII. Agni. 12
rvs.5.12 1. To Agni, lofty Asura, meet for worship, Steer of eternal Law, my prayer I offer;
rvs.5.12 3 How hast thou, follower of the Law eternal, become the knower of a new song, Agni?
rvs.5.12 4 Who, Agni, in alliance with thy foeman, what splendid helpers won for them their riches?
rvs.5.12 Agni, who guard the dwellingplace- of falsehood? Who are protectors of the speech of liars?
rvs.5.12 5 Agni, those friends of thine have turned them from thee: gracious of old, they have become
rvs.5.12 6 He who pays sacrifice to thee with homage, O Agni, keeps the Red Steers' Law eternal;
rvs.5.13 HYMN XIII. Agni. 13
rvs.5.13 Agni, with songs of praise, for help.
rvs.5.13 3 May Agni, Priest among mankind, take pleasure in our songs of praise,
rvs.5.13 4 Thou, Agni, art spread widely forth, Priest dear and excellent; through thee
rvs.5.13 5 Singers exalt thee, Agni, well lauded, best giver of our strength:
rvs.5.13 6 Thou Agni, as the felly rings the spokes, encompassest the Gods.
rvs.5.14 HYMN XIV. Agni. 14
rvs.5.14 1. ENKINDLING the Immortal, wake Agni with song of praise: may he bear our oblations to the Gods.
rvs.5.14 3 That he may bear their gifts to heaven, all glorify him Agni, God,
rvs.5.14 4 Agni shone bright when born, with light killing the Dasyus and the dark:
rvs.5.14 5 Serve Agni, God adorable, the Sage whose back is balmed with oil:
rvs.5.14 6 They have exalted Agni, God of all mankind, with oil and hymns
rvs.5.15 HYMN XV. Agni. 15
rvs.5.15 Enthroned in oil, the Asura, blissgiver-, is Agni, firm support of noble, riches.
rvs.5.16 HYMN XVI. Agni. 16
rvs.5.16 1. GREAT power is in the beam of light, sing praise to, Agni, to the God
rvs.5.16 Agni conveys oblation straight, and deals, as Bhaga deals, his boons.
rvs.5.16 4 So, Agni, be the Friend of these with liberal gift of hero strength.
rvs.5.16 5 O Agni, quickly come to us, and, glorified, bring precious wealth.
rvs.5.17 HYMN XVII. Agni. 17
rvs.5.17 A man call Agni to protect when sacrifice is well prepared.
rvs.5.17 Then, meet to be invoked among all tribes, is Agni glorified.
rvs.5.18 HYMN XVIII. Agni. 18
rvs.5.18 1. AT dawn let Agni, muchbeloved- guest of the house, be glorified;
rvs.5.18 5 Immortal Agni, give the chiefs, heroes who institute the rite,
rvs.5.19 HYMN XIX. Agni. 19
rvs.5.20 HYMN XX. Agni. 20
rvs.5.20 2 Agni, the great who ward not off the anger of thy power and might
rvs.5.20 3 Thee, Agni, would we choose as Priest, the perfecter of strength and skill;
rvs.5.21 HYMN XXI. Agni. 21
rvs.5.21 Like Manus, for the pious man , Angiras, Agni, worship Gods.
rvs.5.21 2 For well, O Agni, art thou pleased when thou art kindled mid mankind.
rvs.5.21 4 Let mortal man adore your God, Agni, with worship due to Gods.
rvs.5.22 HYMN XXII. Agni. 22
rvs.5.22 2 Set Jatavedas in his place, Agni the God and Minister.
rvs.5.22 4 Mark with attention this our speech, O Agni, thou victorious One.
rvs.5.23 HYMN XXIII. Agni. 23
rvs.5.23 1. By thy fair splendours' mighty power, O Agni, bring victorious wealth,
rvs.5.23 2 Victorious Agni, bring to us the wealth that vanquisheth in war;
rvs.5.23 O Agni, in these homes shine forth, bright God! for our prosperity, shine, Purifier! splendidly.
rvs.5.24 HYMN XXIV. Agni. 24
rvs.5.24 2 Excellent Agni, come thou nigh to us, and give us wealth most splendidly renowned.
rvs.5.25 HYMN XXV. Agni. 25
rvs.5.25 1. I WILL sing near, for grace, your God Agni, for he is good to us.
rvs.5.25 O Agni, worthy of our choice, shine wealth on us through hymns of praise.
rvs.5.25 4 Agni is King, for he extends to mortals and to Gods alike.
rvs.5.25 Agni is bearer of our gifts. Worship ye Agni with your thoughts.
rvs.5.25 5 Agni gives to the worshipper a son, the best, of mightiest fame,
rvs.5.25 6 Agni bestows the herolord- who conquers with the men in fight.
rvs.5.25 Agni bestows the fleetfoot- steed, the victor never overcome.
rvs.5.25 9 Thus, seeking riches, have we paid homage to Agni Conqueror.
rvs.5.26 HYMN XXVI. Agni. 26
rvs.5.26 O Agni, great in Sacrifice.
rvs.5.26 4 O Agni, come with all the Gods, come to our sacrificial gift:
rvs.5.26 5 Bring, Agni, to the worshipper who pours the juice, heroic strength:
rvs.5.26 6 Victor of thousands, Agni, thou, enkindled, cherishest the laws,
rvs.5.26 7 Set Agni Jatavedas down, the bearer of our sacred gifts,
rvs.5.27 HYMN XXVII. Agni. 27
rvs.5.27 Trvrsans' son Tryaruna hath distinguished himself, Vaisvanara Agni! with ten thousands.
rvs.5.27 2 Protect Tryaruna, as thou art waxing strong and art highly praised, Vaisvanara Agni!
rvs.5.27 3 So Trasadasyu served thee, God Most Youthful, craving thy favour for the ninth time, Agni;
rvs.5.28 HYMN XXVIII. Agni. 28
rvs.5.28 He whom thou urgest on makes all possessions his: he sets before thee, Agni, gifts that guests may
rvs.5.28 3 Show thyself strong for mighty bliss, O Agni, most excellent be thine effulgent splendours.
rvs.5.28 4 Thy glory, Agni, I adore, kindled, exalted in thy strength.
rvs.5.28 5 Agni, invoked and kindled, serve the Gods, thou skilled in sacrifice:
rvs.5.28 6 Invoke and worship Agni while the sacrificial rite proceeds:
rvs.5.29 HYMN XXIX. Agni. 29
rvs.5.29 7 As friend to aid a friend, Agni dressed quickly three hundred buffaloes, even as he willed it.
rvs.5.30 12 This good deed have the Rusamas done, Agni! that they have granted me four thousand cattle.
rvs.5.30 13 The Rusamas, O Agni, sent me homeward with fair adornment and with kine in thousands.
rvs.5.30 15 We have received four thousand head of cattle presented by the Rusamas, O Agni.
rvs.5.34 9 Agni! I laud the liberal Agnivesi, Satri the type and standard of the pious.
rvs.5.37 Dear shall he be to Surya, dear to Agni, who with pressed Soma offers gifts to India.
rvs.5.41 4 The heavenly Victor, he whose priest is Kanva, Trta with Dyaus accordant, Vata, Agni,
rvs.5.41 Agni with might neighs loudly like a charger: he of the flaming hair destroys the forests.
rvs.5.43 6 Bring by Godtraversed- paths, accordant, Agni, the great Aramati, Celestial Lady,
rvs.5.43 15 Agni, great vital power is thine, the mighty: pairs waxing old in their devotion seek thee.
rvs.5.44 15 Agni is watchful, and the gcas love him; Agni is watchful, Sama verses seek him.
rvs.5.44 Agni is watchful, to him saith this Soma, I rest and have my dwelling in thy friendship.
rvs.5.45 4 With hymns and Godloved- words will I invoke you, Indra and Agni, to obtain your favour,
rvs.5.46 2 O Agni, Indra, Varuna, and Mitra, give, O ye Gods, and Marut host, and Visnu.
rvs.5.46 3 Indra and Agni, Mitra, Varuna, Aditi, the Waters, Mountains, Maruts, Sky, and Earth and Heaven,
rvs.5.47 7 Be this our praise, O Varuna and Mitra may this be health and force to us, O Agni.
rvs.5.49 May Indra, Visnu, Varuna, Mitra, Agni produce auspicious days, the WonderWorkers-.
rvs.5.51 1. WITH all assistants, Agni, come hither to drink the Somajuice-;
rvs.5.51 Agni, as erst with Atri, so enjoy the juice.
rvs.5.51 Agni, as erstwith Atri, so enjoy the juice.
rvs.5.51 10 Associate with Vasus, with Adityas, Indra, Viyu, come, Agni as erst with Atri, so enjoy the
rvs.5.51 13 May all the Gods, may Agni the beneficent, God of all men, this day be with us for our weal.
rvs.5.51 Indra and Agni, prosper us; prosper us thou, O Aditi.
rvs.5.60 1. I LAUD with reverence the gracious Agni: here may he sit and part our meed among us.
rvs.5.60 Thence, O ye Rudras, and thou also, Agni, notice the sacrificial food we offer.
rvs.5.60 7 O Maruts, Lords of all, when Agni and when ye drive downward from sublimest heaven along the
rvs.5.60 8 O Agni, with the Maruts as they gleam and sing, gathered in troop, rejoicing drink the Soma
rvs.5.86 1. THE mortal man whom ye, the Twain, Indra and Agni, help in fight,
rvs.5.86 Lords of the Fivefold. People, these, Indra and Agni, we invoke.
rvs.5.86 4 Indra and Agni, we invoke you both, as such, to send your cars:
rvs.6.1 HYMN I. Agni. 1
rvs.6.1 1. THOU, first inventor of this prayer, O Agni, Worker of Marvels, hast become our Herald.
rvs.6.1 The radiant Agni, lofty, fair to look on, worshipped with marrow, evermore resplendent.
rvs.6.1 6 Dear priest among mankind, adorable Agni hath seated him, joygiver-, skilled in worship.
rvs.6.1 7 Longing for bliss, pureminded-, Goddevoted-, Agni, we seek thee, such, meet to be lauded.
rvs.6.1 Thou, Agni, leddest forth our men to battle, refulgent with the heavens' exalted splendour.
rvs.6.1 Still pressing on, promoting, purifying, Agni the Holy One, the Lord of riches.
rvs.6.1 9 Agni, the mortal who hath toiled and worshipped, brought thee oblations with his kindled fuel,
rvs.6.1 10 Mightily let us worship thee the Mighty, with reverence, Agni! fuel and oblations,
rvs.6.1 Continue thou to shine on us, O Agni, with strength abundant, rich, and long enduring.
rvs.6.1 13 May I obtain much wealth in many places by love of thee and through thy grace, King Agni;
rvs.6.1 For in thee Bounteous One, in thee the Sovran, Agni, are many boons for him who serves thee.
rvs.6.2 HYMN II. Agni. 2
rvs.6.2 1. THOU, Agni, even as Mitra, hast a princely glory of thine own.
rvs.6.2 Supports a house with many a branch, Agni, to live a hundred years.
rvs.6.2 8 Thou, Agni, like an able steed, art urged by wisdom in the wood.
rvs.6.2 9 even things imperishable, thou, O Agni, like a gazing ox,
rvs.6.2 10 Agni, thou enterest as Priest the home of men who sacrifice.
rvs.6.2 11 O Agni, God with Mitras' might, call hither the favour of the Gods from earth and heaven.
rvs.6.3 HYMN III. Agni. 3
rvs.6.3 1. TRUE, guardian of the Law, thy faithful servant wins ample light and dwells in peace, O Agni,
rvs.6.3 2 He hath paid sacrifices, toiled in worship, and offered gifts to wealthincreasing- Agni.
rvs.6.4 HYMN IV Agni. 4
rvs.6.4 So bring for us today- all Gods together, bring willingly the willing Gods, O Agni.
rvs.6.4 2 May Agni, radiant Herald of the morning, meet to be known, accept our praise with favour.
rvs.6.4 4 Thou art a Singer, Son! our feastcompanion-: Agni at birth prepared his food and pathway.
rvs.6.4 6 Like Surya with his fulgent rays, O Agni, thou overspreadest both the worlds with splendour.
rvs.6.4 7 We have elected thee as most delightful for thy beams' glow: hear our great laud, O Agni.
rvs.6.4 8 Now, Agni, on the tranquil paths of riches come to us for our weal: save us from sorrow.
rvs.6.5 HYMN V. Agni. 5
rvs.6.5 4 Agni, whoever secretly attacks us, the neighbour, thou with Mitras' might! who harms us,
rvs.6.5 6 Do this, O Agni, when we urge thee, quickly, triumphant in thy might subdue our foemen.
rvs.6.5 7 Help us, that we may gain this wish, O Agni, gain riches, Wealthy One! with store of heroes.
rvs.6.6 HYMN VI. Agni. 6
rvs.6.6 Agni, most variform, the Purifier, who follows crunching many ample forests.
rvs.6.6 3 Incited by the wind thy flames, O Agni, move onward, Pure One! pure, in all directions.
rvs.6.7 HYMN VII. Agni. 7
rvs.6.7 1. Him, messenger of earth and head of heaven, Agni Vaisvanara, born in holy Order,
rvs.6.7 3 From thee, O Agni, springs the mighty singer, from thee come heroes who subdue the foeman.
rvs.6.7 5 Agni Vaisvanara, no one hath ever resisted these thy mighty ordinances,
rvs.6.8 HYMN VIII. Agni. 8
rvs.6.8 A pure and fresher hymn flows to Vaisvanara, even as for Agni lovely Soma is made pure.
rvs.6.8 2 That Agni, when in loftiest heaven he sprang to life, Guardian of Holy Laws, kept and observed
rvs.6.8 As envoy of Vivasvan MatariSvan brought Agni Vaisvanara hither from far away.
rvs.6.8 6 Do thou bestow, O Agni, on our wealthy chiefs, rule, with good heroes, undecaying, bending not.
rvs.6.8 So may we win for us strength. O Vaisvanara, hundredfold, thousandfold, O Agni, by thy help.
rvs.6.8 Keep our band, Agni, who have brought thee presents. Lengthen their lives, Vaisvanara, when lauded.
rvs.6.9 HYMN IX. Agni. 9
rvs.6.9 Agni Vaisvanara, when born as Sovran, hath with his lustre overcome the darkness.
rvs.6.9 7 All the Gods bowed them down in fear before thee, Agni, when thou wast dwelling in the darkness.
rvs.6.10 HYMN X. Agni. 10
rvs.6.10 1. INSTALL at sacrifice, while the rite advances, your pleasant, heavenly Agni, meet for praises.
rvs.6.10 2 Hear this laud, Radiant Priest of many aspects, O Agni with the fires of man enkindled,
rvs.6.10 3 Mid mortal men that singer thrives in glory who offers gifts with hymns of praise to Agni,
rvs.6.10 5 With thy most mighty aid, confer, O Agni, wonderful wealth on us and on our princes,
rvs.6.10 6 Agni, accept this sacrifice with gladness, which, seated here, the worshipper presenteth.
rvs.6.11 HYMN XI. Agni. 11
rvs.6.11 1. EAGERLY Sacrifice thou, most skilful, Agni! Priest, pressing on as if the Maruts sent thee.
rvs.6.11 A Priest with purifying tongue, O Agni, sacrifice with thy mouth to thine own body.
rvs.6.11 4 Bright hath he beamed, the wise, the farrefulgent-. Worship the two widespreading Worlds, O Agni,
rvs.6.11 5 When I with reverence clip the grass for Agni, when the trimmed ladle, fullof oil, is lifted,
rvs.6.11 6 Enrich us, O thou Priest of many aspects, with the Gods, Agni, with thy fires, enkindled.
rvs.6.12 HYMN XII. Agni. 12
rvs.6.12 1. KING of trimmed grass, Herald within the dwelling, may Agni worship the Impellers' Worldhalves-.
rvs.6.12 4 Our friends extol him like a steed for vigour even Agni in the dwelling, jatavedas.
rvs.6.12 6 So mighty thou protectest us from slander, O Champion, Agni! with all fires enkindled.
rvs.6.13 HYMN XIII. Agni. 13
rvs.6.13 1. FROM thee, as branches from a tree, O Agni, from thee, Auspicious God! spring all our blessings-
rvs.6.13 Friend art thou of the lofty Law, like Mitra, Controller, Agni! God! of many a blessing.
rvs.6.13 3 Agni! the hero slays with might his foeman; the singer bears away the Panis' booty-
rvs.6.13 Enjoys each precious thing, O God, O Agni, gains wealth of corn and is the lord of treasures.
rvs.6.13 6 Eloquent, Son of Strength, Most Mighty, Agni, vouchsafe us seed and offspring, full of vigour.
rvs.6.14 HYMN XIV. Agni. 14
rvs.6.14 1. WHOSO to Agni hath endeared his thought and service by his hymns,
rvs.6.14 2 Agni, in truth, is passing wise, most skilled in ordering, a Seer.
rvs.6.14 At sacrifices Manus' sons glorify Agni as their Priest.
rvs.6.14 3 The foemans' wealth in many a place, Agni, is emulous to help.
rvs.6.14 4 Agni bestows the hero chief, winner of waters, firm in fray.
rvs.6.14 5 For with his wisdom Agni, God, protects the mortal from reproach,
rvs.6.14 6 O Agni, God with Mitras' might call hither the favour of the Gods from earth and heaven.
rvs.6.15 HYMN XV. Agni. 15
rvs.6.15 4 Him, your refulgent guest, Agni who comes from heaven, the Herald of mankind, wellskilled- in
rvs.6.15 6 Worship ye Agni, Agni, with your log of wood; praise your beloved, your beloved guest with songs.
rvs.6.15 7 Agni inflamed with fuel in my song I sing, pure, Cleanser, steadlast, set in tront at sacrifice.
rvs.6.15 8 Men, Agni, in each age have made thee, Deathiess One, their envoy, offeringbearer-, guard
rvs.6.15 9 Thou, Agni, ordering the works and ways of both, as envoy of the Gods traversest both the worlds.
rvs.6.15 11 Him, Agni, thou deliverest and savest who brings him prayer to thee the Wise, O Hero,
rvs.6.15 12 Guard us from him who would assail us, Agni; preserve us, O thou Victor, from dishonour.
rvs.6.15 13 Agni, the Priest, is King, Lord of the homestead, he, Jatavedas, knows all generations.
rvs.6.15 Help us, O liberal Agni, in the strife for spoil, so that we may overcome all things that trouble
rvs.6.15 16 Together with all Gods, O fairfaced- Agni, be seated first upon the woollined altar,
rvs.6.15 17 Here the arranging priests, as did Atharvan, rub this Agni forth,
rvs.6.15 19 O Agni, Lord and Master of mens' homesteads, with kindled fuel we have made thee mighty.
rvs.6.16 HYMN XVI. Agni. 16
rvs.6.16 Agni, amid the race of man.
rvs.6.16 Agni, most wise in sacrifice.
rvs.6.16 7 Mortals with pious thought implore thee, Agni, God, at holy rites,
rvs.6.16 9 Invoker placed by Manus, thou, Agni, art near, the wisest Priest:
rvs.6.16 10 Come, Agni, lauded, to the feast; come to the offering of the gifts.
rvs.6.16 12 For us thou winnest, Agni, God, heroic strength exceeding great,
rvs.6.16 13 Agni, Atharvan brought thee forth, by rubbing, from the lotusflower-,
rvs.6.16 16 Come, here, O Agni, will I sing verily other songs to thee,
rvs.6.16 19 Agni, the Bharata, hath been sought, the Vrtraslayer-, marked of all,
rvs.6.16 21 Thou, Agni, as in days of old, with recent glory, gathered light,
rvs.6.16 22 Bring to your Agni, O my friends, boldly your laud and sacrifice:
rvs.6.16 25 For strong and active mortal man, excellent, Agni, is the look Of thee Immortal, Son of Strength
rvs.6.16 27 These, Agni, these are helped by thee, who strong and active all their lives,
rvs.6.16 28 May Agni with his pointed blaze cast down each fierce devouring fiend
rvs.6.16 May Agni win us wealth by war.
rvs.6.16 31 Whatever sinner, Agni, brings oblations to procure our death,
rvs.6.16 Agni, send wealth most excellent.
rvs.6.16 34 May Agni slay the Vrtras, fain for riches, through the lord of song,
rvs.6.16 36 O active Jatavedas, bring devotion that wins progeny, Agni, that it may shine to heaven.
rvs.6.16 O Agni, have poured forth our songs.
rvs.6.16 Agni, who glitterest like gold.
rvs.6.16 Agni, thou breakest down the forts.
rvs.6.16 Mens' Agni, skilled in holy rites.
rvs.6.16 43 Harness, O Agni, O thou God, thy steeds which are most excellent:
rvs.6.16 45 O Agni of the Bharatas, blaze high with everlasting might,
rvs.6.16 46 The mortal man who serves the God with banquet, and, bringing gifts at sacrifice, lauds Agni,
rvs.6.16 47 Agni, we bring thee, with our hymn, oblation fashioned in the heart.
rvs.6.16 48 The Gods enkindle Agni, best slayer of Vrtra, first in rank,
rvs.6.18 10 As Agni, as the dart burns the dry forest, like the dread shaft burn down the fiends, O Indra;
rvs.6.18 11 With wealth, by thousand paths come hither, Agni, paths that bring ample strength, O thou Most
rvs.6.21 Pusan and Visnu, Agni and Purandhi, Savitar also, and the Plants and Mountains.
rvs.6.21 Who visit sacred rites, whose tongue is Agni, Gods who made Manu stronger than the Dasyu.
rvs.6.27 8 Two wagonteams-, with damsels, twenty oxen, O Agni, Abhyavartin Cayamdna,
rvs.6.48 HYMN XLVIII. Agni and Others. 48
rvs.6.48 1. SING to your Agni with each song, at every sacrifice, for strength.
rvs.6.48 3 Agni, thou beamest forth with light, great Hero, never changed by time.
rvs.6.48 Shining, pure Agni! with a light that never fades, beam with thy fair beams brilliantly.
rvs.6.48 O Agni, make them turn hither to succour us. Give strength, and win it for thyself.
rvs.6.48 7 O Agni, with thy lofty beams, with thy pure brilliancy, O God,
rvs.6.48 8 Thou art the Lord of house and home of all the tribes, O Agni, of all tribes of men.
rvs.6.48 Thou art the Charioteer, Agni, of earthly wealth: find rest and safety for our seed.
rvs.6.48 Keep far from us, O Agni, all celestial wrath and wickedness of godless men.
rvs.6.49 The Son of Strength, the Child of Heaven, the signal of sacrifice, red Agni will I worship.
rvs.6.49 9 May Herald Agni, fulgent, bring for worship Tvastar adored, in homes and swift to listen,
rvs.6.50 1. I CALL with prayers on Aditi your Goddess, on Agni, Mitra, Varuna for favour,
rvs.6.50 Twiceborn- and true, observing sacred duties, Holy and full of light, whose tongue is Agni.
rvs.6.50 May I for evermore enjoy thy bounty and, Agni, by thy grace be rich in heroes.
rvs.6.51 5 O Heaven our Father, Earth our guileless Mother, O Brother Agni, and ye Vasus, bless us.
rvs.6.51 Varuna, Mitra, Agni, mighty Rulers, trueminded, faithful to the hymns' controllers.
rvs.6.51 13 Agni, drive thou the wicked foe, the evilhearted- thief away,
rvs.6.52 Parjanya, bringing health with herbs, and Agni, well lauded swift to listen, like a father.
rvs.6.52 12 O Agni, Priest, as rules ordain, offer this sacrifice of ours,
rvs.6.52 All ye, O Holy Ones, whose tongue is Agni, seated upon this sacred grass, be joyful.
rvs.6.52 16 At this my call, O Agni and Parjanya, help, swift to hear, my thought and our laudation.
rvs.6.59 Indra and Agni, Gods armed with the thunderbolt, we call this day to come with help.
rvs.6.59 4 Indra and Agni, Friends of Law, served with rich gifts, your speech is kind
rvs.6.59 5 What mortal understands, O Gods, Indra and Agni, this your way?
rvs.6.59 8 The foemans' sinful enmities, Indra and Agni, vex me sore.
rvs.6.59 9 Indra and Agni, yours are all the treasures of the heavens and earth.
rvs.6.60 1. HE slays the foe and wins the spoil who worships Indra and Agni, strong and mighty Heroes,
rvs.6.60 2 So battle now, O Indra and thou, Agni, for cows and waters, sunlight, stolen Mornings.
rvs.6.60 Teamborne-, thou makest kine thine own, O Agni: thou, Indra, light, Dawns, regions, wondrous
rvs.6.60 3 With Vrtraslaying- might, Indra and Agni, come, drawn by homage, O ye Vrtraslayers-.
rvs.6.60 Indra and Agni, show yourselves among us with your supreme and unrestricted bounties.
rvs.6.60 5 The Strong, the scatterers of the foe, Indra and Agni, we invoke;
rvs.6.60 7 Indra and Agni, these our songs of praise have sounded forth to you:
rvs.6.60 12 Give us fleet coursers to convey Indra and Agni, and bestow
rvs.6.60 13 Indra and Agni, I will call you hither and make you joyful with the gifts I offer.
rvs.6.60 Indra and Agni, we invoke you both, the Gods, as Friends for friendship, bringing bliss.
rvs.6.60 15 Indra and Agni, hear his call who worships. with libations poured.
rvs.6.63 4 Agni uplifts him at your sacrifices: forth goes the oblation dropping oil and glowing.
rvs.6.66 Agni.
rvs.7.1 HYMN I. Agni. 1
rvs.7.1 glorious Agni,
rvs.7.1 2 The Vasus set that Agni in the dwelling, fair to behold, for help from every quarter:
rvs.7.1 3 Shine thou before us, Agni, wellenkindled-, with flame, Most Youthful God, that never fadeth.
rvs.7.1 5 Victorious Agni, grant us wealth with wisdom, wealth with brave sons, famous and independent,
rvs.7.1 7 Burn up all malice with those flames, O Agni, wherewith of old thou burntest up Jarutha,
rvs.7.1 8 With him who lighteth up thy splendour, Agni, excellent, pure, refulgent, Purifier,
rvs.7.1 9 Agni, the patriarchal men, the mortals who have in many places spread thy lustre,
rvs.7.1 11 Let us not sit in want of men, O Agni, without descendants, heroleu, about thee:
rvs.7.1 13 Guard us, O Agni, from the hated demon, guard us from malice of the churlish sinner:
rvs.7.1 15 This is that Agni, saviour from the foeman, who guards the kindler of the flame from sorrow:
rvs.7.1 16 This is that Agni, served in many places, whom the rich lord who brings oblation kindles,
rvs.7.1 17 Agni, may we with riches in possession bring thee continual ofierings in abundance,
rvs.7.1 18 Agni, bear thou, Eternal, these most welcome oblations to the Deities' assembly:
rvs.7.1 19 Give us not up, Agni, to want of heroes, to wretched clothes, to need, to destitution.
rvs.7.1 20 Give strength and power to these my prayers, O Agni; O God, pour blessings on our chiefs and
rvs.7.1 21 Thou Agni, swift to hear, art fair of aspect: beam forth, O Son of Strength, in full effulgence.
rvs.7.1 22 Condemn us not to indigence, O Agni, beside these flaming fires which Gods have kindled;
rvs.7.1 23 O Agni, fair of face, the wealthy mortal who to the Immortal offers his oblation.
rvs.7.1 24 Knowing our chief felicity, O Agni, bring hither ample riches to our nobles,
rvs.7.1 25 Give strength and power to these my prayers, O Agni; O God, pour blessings on bur chiefs and
rvs.7.2 1. GLADLY accept, this day, our fuel, Agni: send up thy sacred smoke and shine sublimely.
rvs.7.2 3 We will extol at sacrifice for ever, as men may do, Agni whom Manu kindled,
rvs.7.2 4 Bearing the sacred grass, the men who serve him strew it with reverence, on their knees, by Agni.
rvs.7.2 8 May Bharati with all her Sisters, Ila accordant with the Gods, with mortals Agni,
rvs.7.2 10 Send to the Gods the oblation, Lord of Forests, and let the Immolator, Agni, dress it.
rvs.7.2 11 Come thou to us, O Agni, duly kindled, together with the potent Gods and Indra.
rvs.7.3 HYMN III. Agni. 3
rvs.7.3 1. ASSOCIATE with fires, make your God Agni envoy at sacrifice, best skilled in worship,
rvs.7.3 3 From thee a Bull but newly born, O Agni, the kindled everlasting flames rise upward.
rvs.7.3 Aloft to heaven thy ruddy smoke ascendeth: Agni, thou speedest to the Gods as envoy.
rvs.7.3 5 The men have decked him both at eve and morning, Most Youthful Agni, as they tend a courser.
rvs.7.3 7 That we may worship, with your Hail to Agni! with sacrificial cakes and fat oblations,
rvs.7.3 Guard us, O Agni, with those boundless glories as with a hundred fortresses of iron.
rvs.7.3 10 Shine this felicity on us, O Agni: may we attain to perfect understanding.
rvs.7.4 HYMN IV. Agni. 4
rvs.7.4 1. BRING forth your gifts to his refulgent splendour, your hymn as purest offering to Agni,
rvs.7.4 2 Wise must this Agni be, though young and tender, since he was born, Most Youthful, of his Mother;
rvs.7.4 This Agni who hath brooked that men should seize him hath shone for man with glow insufferable.
rvs.7.4 4 Farseeing- hath this Agni been established, deathless mid mortals, wise among the foolish.
rvs.7.4 5 He who hath occupied his Godmade- dwelling, Agni, in wisdom hath surpassed Immortals.
rvs.7.4 6 Agni is Lord of Amrta. in abundance, Lord of the gift of wealth and hero valour,
rvs.7.4 Agni, no son is he who springs from others: lengthen not out the pathways of the foolish.
rvs.7.4 9 Guard us from him who would assail us, Agni; preserve us O thou Victor, from dishonour.
rvs.7.4 10 Shine this felicity on us, O Agni: may we attain to perfect understanding.
rvs.7.5 HYMN V. Agni. 5
rvs.7.5 1. BRING forth your song of praise to mighty Agni, the speedy messenger of earth and heaven,
rvs.7.5 2 Sought in the heavens, on earth is Agni stablished, leader of rivers, Bull of standing waters.
rvs.7.5 When, glowing, O Vaisvanara, for Puru, thou Agni didst light up and rend their castles.
rvs.7.5 4 Agni Vaisvanara, both Earth and Heaven submit them to thy threefold jurisdiction.
rvs.7.5 5 Agni, the tawny horses, loudly neighing our resonant hymns that drop with oil, attend thee;
rvs.7.5 Thou dravest Dasyus from their home, O Agni, and broughtest forth broad light to light the Arya.
rvs.7.5 8 Send us that strength, Vaisvanara, send it, Agni, that strength, O Jatavedas, full of splendour,
rvs.7.5 9 Agni, bestow upon our chiefs and nobles that famous power, that wealth which feedeth many.
rvs.7.5 Accordant with the Vasus and the Rudras, Agni, Vaisvanara, give us sure protection.
rvs.7.6 HYMN VI. Agni. 6
rvs.7.6 I decorate with songs the mighty actions which Agni, Fortdestroyer-, did aforetime.
rvs.7.6 Far far sway hath Agni chased those Dasytis, and, in the cast, hath turned the godless westward.
rvs.7.6 That Agni I extol, the Lord of riches, unyielding tamer of assailing foemen.
rvs.7.6 Young Agni, who with conquering strength subduing the tribes of Nahus made them bring their
rvs.7.6 Agni Vaisvanara in his Parents, bosom hath found the choicest seat in earth and heaven.
rvs.7.6 Agni hath taken them from earth and heaven, from the sea under and the sea above us.
rvs.7.7 HYMN VII. Agni. 7
rvs.7.7 1. I SEND forth even your God, victorious Agni, like a strong courser, with mine adoration.
rvs.7.7 2 By paths that are thine own come hither, Agni, joyous, delighting in the Gods alliance,
rvs.7.7 3 The grass is strewn; the sacrifice advances adored as Priest, Agni is made propitious,
rvs.7.7 As Lord in homes of men is Agni stablished, the Holy One, the joyous, sweetly speaking.
rvs.7.7 5 He hath come, chosen bearer, and is seated in mans' home, Brahman, Agni, the Supporter,
rvs.7.7 7 We, the Vasisthas, now implore thee, Agni, O Son of Strength, the Lord of wealth and treasure.
rvs.7.8 HYMN VIII. Agni 8
rvs.7.8 The men, the priests adore him with oblations. Agni hath shone forth when the dawn is breaking.
rvs.7.8 2 Yea, he hath been acknowledged as most mighty, the joyous Priest of men, the youthful Agni.
rvs.7.8 3 How dost thou decorate our hymn, O Agni? What power dost thou exert when thou art lauded?
rvs.7.8 4 Far famed is this the Bharatas' own Agni he shineth like the Sun with lofty splendour.
rvs.7.8 6 Be this my song, that winneth countless treasure, engendered with redoubled force for Agni,
rvs.7.8 7 We, the Vasisthas, now implore thee, Agni, O Son of Strength, the Lord of wealth and riches.
rvs.7.9 HYMN IX. Agni. 9
rvs.7.9 5 Go on thy message to the Gods, and fail not, O Agni, with their band who pray and worship.
rvs.7.9 6 Vasistha, when enkindling thee, O Agni, hath slain jarutha. Give us wealth in plenty.
rvs.7.10 HYMN X. Agni. 10
rvs.7.10 Agni, the God, who knows their generations and visits Gods, most bounteous, rapid envoy.
rvs.7.10 3 Our songs and holy hymns go forth to Agni, seeking the God and asking him for riches,
rvs.7.10 4 joined with the Vasus, Agni, bring thou Indra bring hither mighty Rudra with the Rudras,
rvs.7.10 5 Men eagerly implore at sacrifices Agni, Most Youthful God, the joyous Herald.
rvs.7.11 HYMN XI. Agni. 11
rvs.7.11 1. GREAT art thou, Agni, sacrifices' Herald: not without thee are deathless Gods made joyful.
rvs.7.11 Come hither with all Deities about thee here take thy seat, the first, as Priest, O Agni.
rvs.7.11 He on whose sacred grass with Gods thou sittest, to him, O Agni, are the days propitious.
rvs.7.11 Bring the Gods hither like a man, O Agni: be thou our envoy, guarding us from curses.
rvs.7.11 4 Lord of the lofty sacrifice is Agni, Agni is Lord of every gift presented.
rvs.7.11 5 O Agni, bring the Gods to taste our presents: with Indra leading, here let them be joyful.
rvs.7.12 HYMN XII. Agni. 12
rvs.7.12 2 Through his great might overcoming all misfortunes, praised in the house is Agni Jatavedas.
rvs.7.12 3 O Agni, thou art Varuna and Mitra: Vasisthas with their holy hymns exalt thee.
rvs.7.13 HYMN XIII. Agni. 13
rvs.7.13 1. BRING song and hymn to Agni, Asuraslayer-, enlightener of all and thoughtbestower-.
rvs.7.13 2 Thou with thy flame, O Agni, brightly glowing, hast at thy birth filled full the earth and
rvs.7.13 3 Agni, when, born thou lookedst on all creatures, like a brisk herdsman moving round his cattle.
rvs.7.14 HYMN XIV Agni. 14
rvs.7.14 Let us bring Jatavedas fuel, and adore Agni when we invoke the Gods.
rvs.7.14 2 Agni, may we perform thy rites with fuel, and honour thee, O Holy one, with praises:
rvs.7.14 3 Come, Agni, with the Gods to our invoking, come, pleased, to offerings sanctified with Vasat.
rvs.7.15 HYMN XV. Agni. 15
rvs.7.15 3 On all sides may that Agni guard our household folk and property;
rvs.7.15 4 I have begotten this new hymn for Agni, Falcon of the sky:
rvs.7.15 6 May he enjoy this hallowed gift, Agni accept our songs, who bears
rvs.7.15 Bright, rich in heroes, Agni! God
rvs.7.15 Agni drives Raksasas away.
rvs.7.15 12 Thou, Agni, givest hero fame: Bhaga and Savitar the God,
rvs.7.15 13 Agni, preserve us from distress: consume our enemies, O God,
rvs.7.16 HYMN XVI. Agni. 16
rvs.7.16 1. WITH this my reverent hymn I call Agni for you, the Son of Strength,
rvs.7.16 And his redcoloured- smokeclouds- reach and touch the sky: the men are kindling Agni well.
rvs.7.16 5 Thou, Agni, art the homesteads' Lord, our Herald at the sacrifice.
rvs.7.16 7 O Agni who art worshipped well, dear let our princes he to thee,
rvs.7.16 Agni, bring riches hither to our liberal chiefs, and speed the oflering of our gifts.
rvs.7.16 Agni gives wealth and valour to the worshipper, to folk who offer up their gifts.
rvs.7.17 HYMN XVII. Agni. 17
rvs.7.17 3 Taste, Agni: serve the Gods with our oblation. Offer good sacrifices, Jatavedas!
rvs.7.17 6 Thee, even thee, the Son of Strength, O Agni, those Gods have made the bearer of oblations.
rvs.7.18 22 Priestlike-, with praise, I move around the altar, earning Paijavanas' reward, O Agni,
rvs.7.30 Agni the Asura shall sit as Herald, calling Gods hither for our great good fortune.
rvs.7.34 8 Agni, no demon I invoke the Gods: by law completing it, I form a hymn.
rvs.7.34 14 Agni, oblationcater-, through our prayers aid us: to him our dearest laud is brought.
rvs.7.34 25 May Indra, Varuna, Mitra, and Agni, Waters, Herbs, Trees accept the praise we offer.
rvs.7.35 1. BEFRIEND us with their aids Indra and Agni, Indra and Varuna who receive oblations!
rvs.7.35 4 Favour us Agni with his face of splendour, and Varuva and Mitra and the Asvins.
rvs.7.39 Bring these, desirous, to our worship, Agni, swift the Nisatyas, Bhaga, and Purandhi.
rvs.7.39 5 Agni, to these mens' hymns, from earth, from heaven, bring Mitra, Varuna, Indra, and Agni,
rvs.7.39 7 Now have both worlds been praised by the Vasisthas; and holy Mitra, Varuna, and Agni.
rvs.7.40 Him, too, Sarasvati and Agni further, and there is none to rob him of his riches.
rvs.7.40 7 Now have both worlds been praised by the Vasisthas, and holy Mitra, Varuna, and Agni.
rvs.7.42 2 Fair, Agni, is thy longknown- path to travel: yoke for the juice tfiy bay, thy ruddy horses,
rvs.7.42 Agni, wellpleased-, wellplaced- within the chamber gives to a house like this wealth worth the
rvs.7.42 5 Accept this sacrifice of ours, O Agni; glorify it with Indra and the Maruts.
rvs.7.42 6 Thus hath Vasistha praised victorious Agni, yearning for wealth that giveth all subsistence.
rvs.7.43 Let general fire make bright the flame of worship: scorn us not, Agni, in the Gods assembly.
rvs.7.43 5 So, Agni, send us wealth among the people: may we be closely knit to thee, O Victor,
rvs.7.44 1. I CALL on Dadhikras, the first, to give you aid, the Asvins, Bhaga, Dawn, and Agni kindled well,
rvs.7.44 3 While I am thus arousing Dadhikravan I speak to Agni, Earth, and Dawn, and Surya,
rvs.7.44 May Agni bear us, and the Heavenly Army: hear us all Mighty Ones whom none deceiveth.
rvs.7.49 They into whom Vaisvanara Agni entered, here let those Waters, Goddesses, protect Me.
rvs.7.50 May the refulgent Agni banish far away let not the winding worm touch me and wound my foot.
rvs.7.51 Indra, and Agni, and the Asvins, lauded. Preserve us evermore, ye Gods, with blessings.
rvs.7.56 25 May Indra, Mitra, Varuna and Agni, Waters, and Plants, and Trees accept our praises.
rvs.7.59 To him give shelter, Agni, Mitra, Varuna, ye Maruts, and thou Aryaman.
rvs.7.62 Declare us free from all offence to Mitra, and Varuna, and Aryaman, and Agni.
rvs.7.62 3 May holy Agni, Varuna, and Mitra send down their riches upon us in thousands.
rvs.7.66 10 Many are they who strengthen Law, Suneyed-, with Agni for their tongue,
rvs.7.67 2 Brightly hath Agni shone by us enkindled: the limits even of darkness were apparent.
rvs.7.77 Agni hath come to feed on mortal? fuel. She hath made light and chased away the darkness.
rvs.7.78 She hath brought forth Sun, sacrifice, and Agni, and far away hath fled detested darkness.
rvs.7.93 1. SLAYERS of enemies, Indra and Agni, accept this day our newborn- pure laudation.
rvs.7.93 7 So Agni, kindled mid this adoration, invite thou Mitra, Varuna, and Indra.
rvs.7.93 8 While we accelerate these our sacrifices, may we win strength from both of you, O Agni:
rvs.7.94 1. As rain from out the cloud, for you, Indra and Agni, from my soul
rvs.7.94 4 To Indra and to Agni we bring reverence, high and holy hymn,
rvs.7.94 7 Indra and Agni, come to us with favour, ye who conquer men:
rvs.7.94 10 When heroes prompt in worship call Indra and Agni, Lords of steeds,
rvs.7.99 4 Ye have made spacious room for sacrificing by generating Surya, Dawn, and Agni.
rvs.7.104 10 The fiend, O Agni, who designs to injure the essence of our food, kine, steeds, or bodies,
rvs.7.104 14 As if I worshipped deities of falsehood, or thought vain thoughts about the Gods, O Agni.
rvs.8.1 33 Playogas' son Asanga, by ten thousand, O Agni, hath surpassed the rest in giving.
rvs.8.7 36 Agni was born the first of all, like Surya lovely with his light:
rvs.8.11 HYMN XI. Agni. 11
rvs.8.11 1. THOU Agni, God mid mortal men, art guard of sacred rites, thou art
rvs.8.11 2 O Mighty Agni, thou must be glorified at our festivals,
rvs.8.11 3 O Jatavedas Agni, fight and drive our foes afar from us,
rvs.8.11 We call on Agni with our songs.
rvs.8.11 Agni, with song that yearns for thee.
rvs.8.11 9 When we are seeking strength we call Agni to help us in the strife,
rvs.8.11 Fill full and satisfy thy body, Agni, and win us happiness by offering worship.
rvs.8.12 Like Agni conquering the woods, he hath grown strong.
rvs.8.18 9 May Agni bless us with his fires, and Surya warm us pleasantly:
rvs.8.19 HYMN XIX. Agni. 19
rvs.8.19 2 Agni, the Bounteous Giver, bright with varied flames, laud thou, O singer Sobhari-
rvs.8.19 4 The Son of Strength, the blessed, brightly shining One, Agni whose light is excellent.
rvs.8.19 5 The mortal who hath ministered to Agni with oblation, fuel, ritual lore,
rvs.8.19 8 Agni, who praises like a guest of friendly mind, is as a car that brings us gear.
rvs.8.19 9 That man, moreover, merits praise who brings, auspicious Agni, sacrificial gifts
rvs.8.19 11 He in whose dwelling Agni is chief ornament, and, alldesired-, loves his laud well,
rvs.8.19 13 He who with sacrificial gifts or homage bringeth very skilful Agni nigh,
rvs.8.19 15 Give us the splendour, Agni, which may overcome each greedy fiend in our abode,
rvs.8.19 17 O Agni, most devout are they, the sages who have set thee Sage exceeding wise,
rvs.8.19 19 May- Agni worshipped bring us bliss, may the gift, Blessed One, and sacrifice bring bliss;
rvs.8.19 22 Thou unto sharptoothed- Agni, Young and Radiant God, proclaimest with thy song the feast-
rvs.8.19 Agni, who for our sweet strains moulds heroic strength when sacred oil is offered him,
rvs.8.19 23 While, served with sacrificial oil, now upward and now downward Agni moves his sword,
rvs.8.19 25 Son of Strength, Agni, if thou wert the mortal, bright as Mitra, I worshipped with our gifts!
rvs.8.19 My worshipper should feel no hunger or distress, nor, Agni, should he live in sin.
rvs.8.19 28 With thine immediate aid may I, excellent Agni, ever gain my wish
rvs.8.19 29 O Agni, by thy wisdom, by thy bounties, by thy leading may I gather wealth.
rvs.8.19 Excellent Agni, thou art called my Providence: delight thou to be liberal.
rvs.8.19 30 Agni, he conquers by thine aid that brings him store of noble heroes and great strength,
rvs.8.19 33 O Agni, thou on whom all other fires depend, as branches on the parent stem,
rvs.8.23 HYMN XXIII. Agni. 23
rvs.8.23 2 Thou, all mens' friend, Visvamanas, exaltest Agni with thy song,
rvs.8.23 6 Called straight to our oblations, come, O Agni, through our eulogies,
rvs.8.23 7 I call your Agni, from of old Invoking Priest of living men:
rvs.8.23 11 Imperishable Agni, thine are all these high enkindled lights,
rvs.8.23 Agni averteth from us all the demon host.
rvs.8.23 14 O Hero Agni, Lord of men, on hearing this new laud of mine,
rvs.8.23 Who serveth Agni well with sacrificial gifts.
rvs.8.23 17 Usana Kavya stablished thee, O Agni, as Invoking Priest:
rvs.8.23 Mens' ancient Agni, wasting not, adorable.
rvs.8.23 22 To Jatavedas Agni, chief in sacrifices, first of all
rvs.8.23 Pay worship unto Agni of the splendid flame.
rvs.8.23 To Agni of the home, O Rsi, Vyasvas' son.
rvs.8.23 The sages worship ancient Agni for his aid.
rvs.8.23 Sit, Agni, mid our homage, on the sacred grass.
rvs.8.23 28 Agni, Most Youthful of the Gods, send evermore the gift of wealth
rvs.8.23 29 A mighty Conqueror art thou, O Agni, so disclose to us
rvs.8.23 30 Thou, Agni, art a glorious God: bring hither Mitra, Varuna,
rvs.8.25 Like Agni all aflame when gifts are offered him.
rvs.8.27 1. CHEIF Priest is Agni at the laud, as stones and grass at sacrifice:
rvs.8.27 3 Forth go, with Agni, to the Gods our sacrifice of ancient use,
rvs.8.31 14 I glorify with song, for wealth, Agni the God, the first of you.
rvs.8.35 1. WITH Agni and with Indra, Visnu. Varuna, with the Adityas, Rudras, Vasus, closely leagued;
rvs.8.38 Indra and Agni, mark this well.
rvs.8.38 Indra and Agni, mark this well.
rvs.8.38 Indra, and Agni, mark this well.
rvs.8.38 Indra and Agni, Heroes, come.
rvs.8.38 Indra and Agni, Heroes, come.
rvs.8.38 Indra and Agni, Heroes, Come.
rvs.8.39 HYMN XXXIX. Agni. 39
rvs.8.39 1. THE glorious Agni have I praised, and worshipped with. the sacred food.
rvs.8.39 May Agni deck the Gods for us. Between both gatheringplaces- he goes on his embassy, the Sage. May
rvs.8.39 2 Agni, burn down the word within their bodies through our newest speech,
rvs.8.39 3 Agni, I offer hymns to thee, like holy oil within thy mouth.
rvs.8.39 4 Agni bestows all vital power even as each man supplicates.
rvs.8.39 5 Agni hath made himself renowned by wonderful victorious act.
rvs.8.39 6 Agni knows all that springs from Gods, he knows the mystery of men.
rvs.8.39 Giver of wealth is Agni, he uncloses both the doors to us when worshipped with our newest gift.
rvs.8.39 7 Agni inhabiteth with Gods and men who offer sacrifice.
rvs.8.39 8 Agni who liveth in all streams, Lord of the Sevenfold Race of men,
rvs.8.39 9 Agni the Wise inhabiteth three gatheringplaces-, triply formed.
rvs.8.39 10 Our Agni, thou art first among the Gods, and first mid living men.
rvs.8.40 1. INDRA and Agni, surely ye as Conquerors will give us wealth,
rvs.8.40 Whereby in fight we may overcome that which is strong and firmly fixed, as Agni burns the woods
rvs.8.40 5 To Indra and to Agni send your prayers, as was Nabhakas' wont,
rvs.8.43 HYMN XLIII. Agni. 43
rvs.8.43 1. THESE songs of mine go forth as lauds of Agni, the disposing Sage,
rvs.8.43 2 Wise Agni Jatavedas, I beget a song of praise for thee.
rvs.8.43 3 Thy sharpened flames, O Agni, like the gleams of light that glitter through,
rvs.8.43 When Agni spreads upon the earth.
rvs.8.43 7 Making the plants his nourishment, Agni devours and wearies not,
rvs.8.43 Splendid is Agni in the woods.
rvs.8.43 9 Agni, thine home is in the floods: into the plants thou forcest way,
rvs.8.43 10 Worshipped with offerings shines thy flame, O Agni, from the sacred oil,
rvs.8.43 11 Let us serve Agni with our hymns, Disposer, fed on ox and cow,
rvs.8.43 12 Yea, thee, O Agni, do we seek with homage and with fuel, Priest
rvs.8.43 13 O worshipped with oblations, pure Agni, we call on thee as erst,
rvs.8.43 14 For thou, O Agni, by the fire, Sage by the Sage, Good by the Good,
rvs.8.43 O Agni, to the worshipper.
rvs.8.43 16 O Agni, Brother, made by strength, Lord of red steeds and brilliant sway,
rvs.8.43 17 My praises, Agni, go to thee, as the cows seek the stall to meet,
rvs.8.43 18 Agni, best Angiras, to thee all people who have pleasant homes,
rvs.8.43 Agni to share the sacred feast.
rvs.8.43 20 So, Agni, unto thee the Priest, Invoker, strong in forays, pray
rvs.8.43 22 Pray thou to Agni, pray to him who blazes served with sacred oil:
rvs.8.43 Agni! who beats away our foes.
rvs.8.43 24 I pray to Agni, King of men, the Wonderful, the President
rvs.8.43 Shine, Agni, with thy sharpened flame.
rvs.8.43 O Agni, mark thou this my speech.
rvs.8.43 28 O Agni, made by strength! be thou born in the heavens or born in floods,
rvs.8.43 30 O Agni, so may we, devout, gazed at by men, throughout our days,
rvs.8.43 31 We venerate with cheerful hearts the cheerful Agni, dear to all,
rvs.8.43 32 So thou, O Agni rich in light, beaming like Surya with thy rays
rvs.8.43 O Agni, choicest wealth from thee.
rvs.8.44 HYMN XLIV. Agni. 44
rvs.8.44 1. PAY service unto Agni with your fuel, rouse your Guest with oil:
rvs.8.44 2 Agni, do thou accept my laud, be magnified by this my song:
rvs.8.44 3 Agni, envoy, I place in front; the oblationbearer- I address:
rvs.8.44 4 Agni, the lofty flames of thee enkindled have gone up on high,
rvs.8.44 Agni, accept our offerings.
rvs.8.44 6 I worship Agni; may he hear! the cheerful, the Invoker, Priest,
rvs.8.44 7 Ancient Invoker, meet for praise, beloved Agni, wise and strong,
rvs.8.44 8 Agni, best Angiras, accept straightway these offerings, and guide
rvs.8.44 11 O Agni, be our Guardian thou, God, against those who injure us:
rvs.8.44 12 Making his body beautiful, Agni the Sage hath waxen by
rvs.8.44 13 I invocate the Child of Strength, Agni with purifying flame,
rvs.8.44 14 So Agni, rich in many friends, with fiery splendour, seat thyself
rvs.8.44 15 The mortal man who serves the God Agni within his own abode,
rvs.8.44 16 Agni is head and height of heaven, the Master of the earth is he:
rvs.8.44 17 Upward, O Agni, rise thy flames, pure and resplendent, blazing high,
rvs.8.44 18 For, Agni, thou as Lord of Light rulest over choicest gifts: may I,
rvs.8.44 19 O Agni, they who understand stir thee to action with their thoughts:
rvs.8.44 20 We ever claim the friendship of Agni, the singing messenger,
rvs.8.44 21 Agni who bears most holy sway, the holy Singer, holy Sage,
rvs.8.44 Think, Agni, of our friendly bond,
rvs.8.44 23 If I were thou and thou wert I, O Agni, every prayer of thine
rvs.8.44 24 For Excellent and Lord of wealth. art thou O Agni, rich in light:
rvs.8.44 25 Agni, to thee whose laws stand fast our resonant songs of praise speed forth,
rvs.8.44 26 Agni, the Youthful Lord of men, who stirreth much and eateth all,
rvs.8.44 27 To Agni let us haste with lauds, the Guide of sacrificial rites,
rvs.8.44 28 And let this man, good Agni, be with thee the singer of thy praise:
rvs.8.44 Agni, thou shinest in the sky.
rvs.8.44 30 O Agni, Sage, before our foes, before misfortunes fall on us,
rvs.8.49 HYMN XLIX. Agni. 49
rvs.8.49 To Agni, Child of Force, whose locks drop oil, we seek, foremost in sacrificial rites.
rvs.8.49 3 Agni, thou art Disposer, Sage, Herald, bright God! and worshipful,
rvs.8.49 5 Famed art thou, Agni, far and wide, Preserver, righteous, and a Sage.
rvs.8.49 7 O Agni, as thou burnest down to earth even highgrown- underwood,
rvs.8.49 9 Protect us, Agni, through the first, protect us through the second hymn,
rvs.8.49 11 O Holy Agni, give us wealth renowned with men and strengthening life.
rvs.8.49 13 Agni is even as a bull who whets and brandishes his horns.
rvs.8.49 14 Not to be stayed, O Bull, O Agni, are thy teeth when thou art spreading far and wide.
rvs.8.49 16 And so the seven priests, O Agni, worship thee, Freegiver-, Everlasting One.
rvs.8.49 Thou cleavest through the rock with heat and fervent glow. Agni, rise up above the men.
rvs.8.49 17 For you let us whose grass is trimmed call Agni, Agni, restless God.
rvs.8.49 Let us whose food is offered call to all the tribes Agni the Invoking Priest of men.
rvs.8.49 18 Agni, with noble psalm that tells his wish he dwells, thinking on thee who guardest him.
rvs.8.49 19 Agni, Praisesinger-! Lord of men, God burnerup- of Raksasas,
rvs.8.49 To distant pastures drive faint hunger: far away, O Agni, chase the demons' friends.
rvs.8.58 11 Indra hath drunk, Agni hath drunk. all Deities have drunk their fill.
rvs.8.60 HYMN LX. Agni. 60
rvs.8.60 4 Malignities stay not from wealth the mortal man whom, Agni, thou
rvs.8.60 5 Sage Agni, be whom thou dost urge, in worship of the Gods, to wealth,
rvs.8.60 8 O Agni, let no godless man avert thy bounty as a God:
rvs.8.60 11 To Agni Jatavedas, to the Son of Strength, that he may give us precious gifts,
rvs.8.60 12 Agni, made yours by sacrifice, Agni, while holy rites advance;
rvs.8.60 Agni, the first in songs, first with the warrior steed; Agni to win the land for us.
rvs.8.60 13 May Agni who is Lord of wealth vouchsafe us food for friendship sake.
rvs.8.60 Agni we ever seek for seed and progeny, the Vasu who protects our lives.
rvs.8.60 14 Solicit with your chants, for help, Agni the God with piercing flame,
rvs.8.60 For riches famous Agni, Purumilha and ye men! Agni to light our dwelling well.
rvs.8.60 15 Agni we laud that he may keep our foes afar, Agni to give us health and strength.
rvs.8.61 HYMN LXI. Agni. 61
rvs.8.61 To Indra, Agni light and prayer.
rvs.8.63 HYMN LXIII. Agni. 63
rvs.8.63 Agni your dear familiar Friend, the darling Guest in every home.
rvs.8.63 4 To noblest Agni, Friend of man, best Vrtraslayer-, are we come,
rvs.8.63 6 Even Agni whom these priestly men worship with sacrificial gifts,
rvs.8.63 7 O Agni, this our newest hymn hath been addressed from us to thee,
rvs.8.63 8 Agni, may it be dear to thee, most grateful, and exceeding sweet:
rvs.8.63 11 Thou whom Gopavana made glad with song, O Agni Angiras,
rvs.8.64 HYMN LXIV. Agni. 64
rvs.8.64 1. YOKE, Agni, as a charioteer, thy steeds who best invite the Gods: As ancient Herald seat
rvs.8.64 4 This Agni, Lord of wealth and spoil hundredfold, thousandfold, is head
rvs.8.64 7 With missile of this Agni, his who looks afar, will we lay low
rvs.8.64 10 O Agni, God, the people sing reverent praise to thee for strength:
rvs.8.64 11 Wilt thou not, Agni, lend us aid in winning cattle, winning wealth?
rvs.8.64 13 O Agni, let this plague pursue and fright another and not us:
rvs.8.64 Him Agni favours with success.
rvs.8.73 HYMN LXXIII. Agni. 73
rvs.8.73 4 What is the praise wherewith, O God, Angiras, Agni, Son of Strength,
rvs.8.73 9 Agni, he dwells in rest and peace who smites and no one smites again:
rvs.8.91 HYMN XCI. Agni. 91
rvs.8.91 1. LORD of the house, Sage, ever young, high power of life, O Agni, God,
rvs.8.91 Agni, bring hitherward the Gods.
rvs.8.91 Agni who clothes him with the sea.
rvs.8.91 Agni who clothes him with the sea.
rvs.8.91 Agni who clothes him with the sea.
rvs.8.91 7 Hither, for powerful kirship, I call Agni, him Who prospers you,
rvs.8.91 9 This Agni is the Lord supreme above all glories mid the Gods:
rvs.8.91 Agni, the Chief at sacrifice;
rvs.8.91 16 Blazing with splendour, Agni, God, through pious gifts of sacred oil,
rvs.8.91 18 Wise Agni, Gods established thee, the Seer, noblest messenger,
rvs.8.91 20 O Agni, whatsoever be the fuel that we lay for thee,
rvs.8.91 22 When he enkindles Agni, man should with his heart attend the song:
rvs.8.92 HYMN XCII. Agni 92
rvs.8.92 Our songs of praise have risen aloft to Agni who was barn to give the Arya strength.
rvs.8.92 2 Agni of Divodasa turned, as it were in majesty, to the Gods.
rvs.8.92 Him who wins thousands at the worship of the Gods, himself, that Agni, serve with son s.
rvs.8.92 He, Agni, wins himself a hero singing lauds, yea, one who feeds a thousand men.
rvs.8.92 To him, like the first vessels filled with savoury juice, to Agni go the songs of praise.
rvs.8.92 To Agni, ye Upastutas.
rvs.8.92 Agni, the driver of the cars.
rvs.8.92 12 Let not the noble Guest, Agni, be wroth with us: by many a man his praise is sung,
rvs.8.92 13 O Vasu, Agni, let not them be harmed who come in any way with lauds to thee.
rvs.8.92 14 Friend of the Maruts, Agni, come with Rudras to the Somadraught-,
rvs.8.100 5 Observant Agni hath appeared, oblationbearer- with his car.
rvs.8.100 Agni with his resplendent flame hath shone on high as shines the Sun, hath shone like Surya in
rvs.8.102 2 Kindled in many a spot, still One is Agni; Silrya is One though high over all he shineth.
rvs.9.5 Vayu, Surya, Brhaspati, Indra, and Agni, in accord.
rvs.9.66 19 Agni, thou pourest life; send down upon us food and vigorous strength;
rvs.9.66 20 Agni is Pavamana, Sage, Chief Priest of all the Races Five:
rvs.9.66 21 Skilled in thy task, O Agni, pour splendour with hero strength on us,
rvs.9.67 23 O Agni, with the cleansing light diffused through all thy fiery glow,
rvs.9.67 24 Cleanse us with thine own cleansing power, O Agni, that is bright with flame,
rvs.9.67 Agni, with forms of power and might.
rvs.9.88 5 Like Agni loosed amid the forest, fiercely he winneth splendour in the running waters.
rvs.9.96 Father of Agni, Suryas' generator, the Father who begat Indra and Visnu.
rvs.10.1 HYMN I. Agni. 1
rvs.10.1 Fairshapen- Agni with whiteshining- splendour hath filled at birth all human habitations.
rvs.10.1 2 Thou, being born, art Child of Earth and Heaven, parted among the plants in beauty, Agni!
rvs.10.1 Sharinging every God through might and glory, even Agni Guest of men I summon hither.
rvs.10.1 6 So Agni stands on earths' most central station, invested in welldecorated- garments.
rvs.10.1 7 Over the earth and over heaven, O Agni, thou, Son, hast ever spread above thy Parents.
rvs.10.2 HYMN II. Agni. 2
rvs.10.2 With all the Priests Celestial, O Agni. Best worshipper art thou of all Invokers.
rvs.10.2 Let us with Svaha offer up oblations, and Agni, worthy God, pay the Gods worship.
rvs.10.2 Let Agni, for he knows, complete the worship. He is the Priest: let him fix rites and seasons.
rvs.10.2 Wise Agni shall correct our faults and failings, skilled to assign each God his fitting season.
rvs.10.2 Then shall the prudent and discerning Agni worship the Gods, best worshipper, in season.
rvs.10.2 Well knowing, all along the Fathers' pathway, shine with resplendent light, enkindled, Agni.
rvs.10.3 HYMN III. Agni. 3
rvs.10.3 Agni, farspreading- with conspicuous lustre, hath compassed Night with whitelyshining garments.
rvs.10.3 4 His goingsforth- kindle as it were high voices the goings of the auspicious Friend of Agni.
rvs.10.3 Let Agni rapid with his rapid, horses, impetuous with impetuous Steeds, come hither.
rvs.10.4 HYMN IV. Agni. 4
rvs.10.4 A fountain in the desert art thou, Agni, O Ancient King, to man who fain would worship,
rvs.10.4 4 Foolish are we, O Wise and free from error: verily, Agni, thou dost know thy grandeur.
rvs.10.4 This is a new hymn meant for thee, O Agni: yoke as it were thy car with parts that glitter.
rvs.10.4 Agni, protect our children and descendants, and guard with everwatcliful- care our bodies.
rvs.10.5 HYMN V. Agni. 5
rvs.10.5 Is Agni, our firstborn- of Holy Order, the Milchcow- and the Bull in lifes' beginning.
rvs.10.6 HYMN VI Agni 6
rvs.10.6 1. THIS is that Agni, he by whose protection, favour, and help. the singer is successful;
rvs.10.6 2 Agni, the Holy One, the everlasting, who shines far beaming with celestial splendours;
rvs.10.6 Agni to whom our offerings are devoted, in whom rests he whose car, through might, is scatheless.
rvs.10.6 Agni the cheerful Priest, best Sacrificer, balms with his tongue the Gods with whom he mingles.
rvs.10.6 5 With songs and adorations bring ye hither Agni who stirs himself at dawn like Indra,
rvs.10.6 Inclining hither bring us help, O Agni, even assistance most desired by Indra.
rvs.10.6 7 Yea, at thy birth, when thou hadst sat in glory, thou, Agni, wast the aim of invocations.
rvs.10.7 HYMN VII. Agni. 7
rvs.10.7 2 These hymns brought forth for thee, O Agni, laud thee for bounteous gifts, with cattle and with
rvs.10.7 3 Agni I deem my Kinsman and my Father, count him my Brother and my Friend for ever.
rvs.10.7 I honour as the face of lofty Agni in heaven the bright and holy light of Surya.
rvs.10.7 4 Effectual, Agni, are our prayers for profit. He whom, at home thou, Priest for ever, guardest
rvs.10.7 5 Men with their arms have generated Agni, helpful as some kind friend, adorned with splendours,
rvs.10.7 7 Agni, be thou our Guardian and Protector bestow upon us life and vital vigour.


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