Rv03 H10

Created by Jijith Nadumuri at 13 May 2011 12:51 and updated at 13 May 2011 12:51

RIG VEDA

MANDALA 3

HYMN X. Agni. 10

1. THEE Agni, God, Imperial Lord of all mankind, do mortal men
With understanding kindle at the sacrifice.
2 They laud thee in their solemn rites, Agni, as Minister and Priest,
Shine forth in thine own home as guardian of the Law.
3 He, verily, who honours thee with fuel, Knower of all life,
He, Agni! wins heroic might, he prospers well.
4 Ensign of sacrifices, he, Agni, with Gods is come to us,
Decked by the seven priests, to him who bringeth gifts.
5 To Agni, the Invoking Priest, offer your best, your lofty speech,
To him Ordainerlike- who brings the light of songs.
6 Let these our hymns make Agni grow, whence, meet for laud, he springs to life,
To mighty strength and great possession, fair to see.
7 Best Sacrificer, bring the Gods, O Agni, to the pious man:
A joyful Priest, thy splendour drive our foes afar
8 As such, O Purifier, shine on us heroic glorious might:
Be nearest Friend to those who laud thee, for their weal.
9 So, wakeful, versed in sacred hymns, the holy singers kindly thee.
Oblationbearer-, deathless, cherisher of strength.

HYMN Xl. Agni. 11

1. AGNI is Priest, the great High Priest of sacrifice, most swift in act:
He knows the rite in constant course.
2 Oblationbearer-, deathless, well inclined, an eager messenger,
Agni comes nigh us with the thought.
3 Ensign of sacrifice from of old, Agni well knoweth with his thought
To prosper this mans' aim and hope.
4 Agni, illustrious from old time, the Son of Strength who knows all life,
The Gods have made to their Priest.
5 Infallible is Agni, he who goes before the tribes of men,
A chariot swift and ever new.
6 Strength of the Gods which none may harm, subduing all his enemies,
Agni is mightiest in fame.
7 By offering sacred food to him the mortal worshipper obtains.
A home from him whose light makes pure.
8 From Agni, by our hymns, may we gain all things that bring happiness,
Singers of him who knows all life.
9 O Agni, in our deeds of might may we obtain all precious things:
The Gods are centred all in thee.

HYMN XII. IndraAgni-. 12

1. MOVED, IndraAgni-, by our hymn, come to the juice, the precious dew:
Drink ye thereof, impelled by song.
2 O IndraAgni-, with the man who lauds you comes the wakening rite:
So drink ye both this juice assured.
3 Through force of sacrifice I choose IndraAgni- who love the wise:
With Soma let these sate them here.
4 Indra and Agni I invoke, jointvictors-, bounteous, unsubdued,
Foeslayers-, best to win the spoil.
5 Indra and Agni, singers skilled in melody hymn you, bringing lauds:
I choose you for the sacred food.
6 Indra and Agni, ye cast down the ninety forts which Dasas held,
Together, with one mighty deed.
7 To IndraAgni- reverent thoughts go forward from the holy task
Along the path of sacred Law.
8 O IndraAgni-, powers are yours, and dwellings and delightful food
Good is your readiness to act.
9 Indra and Agni, in your deeds of might ye deck heavens' lucid realms:
Famed is that hero strength of yours.

HYMN XIII. Agni. 13

1. To Agni, to this God of yours I sing aloud with utmost power.
May he come to us with the Gods, and sit, best Offerer, on the grass.
2 The Holy, whose are earth and heaven, and succour waits upon his strength;
Him men who bring oblations laud, and they who wish to gain, for grace.
3 He is the Sage who guides these men, Leader of sacred rites is he.
Him your own Agni, serve ye well, who winneth and bestoweth wealth.
4 So may the gracious Agni grant most goodly shelter for our use;
Whence in the heavens or in the floods he shall pour wealth upon our lands.
5 The singers kindle him, the Priest, Agni the Lord of tribes of men,
Resplendent and without a peer through his own excellent designs.
6 Help us, thou Brahman, best of all invokers of the Gods in song.
Beam, Friend of Maruts, bliss on us, O Agni, a most liberal God.
7 Yea, grant us treasure thousandfold with children and with nourishment,
And, Agni, splendid hero strength, exalted, wasting not away.

HYMN XIV. Agni. 14

1 THE pleasant Priest is come into the synod, true, skilled in sacrifice, most wise, Ordainer.
Agni, the Son of Strength, whose car is lightning, whose hair is flame, hath shown on earth his
lustre.
2 To thee I offer reverent speech: accept it: to thee who markest it, victorious, faithful!
Bring, thou who knowest, those who know, and seat thee amid the sacred grass, for help, O Holy.
3 The Two who show their vigour, Night and Morning, by the winds' paths shall haste to thee O Agni.
When men adorn the Ancient with oblations, these seek, as on two chariotseats-, the dwelling.
4 To thee, strong Agni! Varuna and Mitra and all the Maruts sang a song of triumph,
What time unto the peoples' lands thou camest, spreading them as the Sun of men, with lustre.
5 Approaching with raised hands and adoration, we have this day fulfilled for thee thy longing.
Worship the Gods with most devoted spirit, a Priest with no unfriendly thought, O Agni.
6 For, Son of Strength, from thee come many succours, and powers abundant that a God possesses.
Agni, to us with speech that hath no falsehood grant riches, real, to be told in thousands.
7 Whatever, God, in sacrifice we mortals have wrought is all for thee, strong, wise of purpose!
Be thou the Friend of each good chariots' master. All this enjoy thou here, immortal Agni.

HYMN XV. Agni. 15

1. RESPLENDENT with thy wideextending- lustre, dispel the terrors of the fiends who hate us
May lofty Agni be my guide and shelter, the easilyinvoked-, the good Protector.
2 Be thou To us, while now the morn is breaking, be thou a guardian when the Sun hath mounted..
Accept, as men accept a trueborn- infant, my laud, O Agni nobly born in body.
3 Bull, who beholdest men, through many mornings, among the dark ones shine forth red, O Agni.
Lead us, good Lord, and bear us over trouble: Help us who long, Most Youthful God, to riches.
4 Shine forth, a Bull invincible, O Agni, winning by conquest all the forts and treasures,
Thou Jatavedas who art skilled in guiding, the chief high saving sacrifices' Leader.
5 Lighting Gods hither, Agni, wisest Singer, bring thou to us many and flawless shelters.
Bring vigour, like a car that gathers booty: bring us, O Agni, beauteous Earth and Heaven.
6 Swell, O thou Bull and give those powers an impulse, even Earth and Heaven who yield their milk
in plenty,
Shining, O God, with Gods in clear effulgence. Let not a mortals' evil will obstruct us.
7 Agni, as holy food to thine invoker, give wealth in cattle, lasting, rich in marvels.
To us be born a son and spreading offspring. Agni, be this thy gracious will to usward-.

HYMN XVI. Agni. 16

1. THIS Agni is the Lord of great felicity and hero Strength;
Lord of wealth in herds of kine; Lord of the battles with the foe.
2 Wait, Maruts, Heroes, upon him the Prosperer in whom is blissincreasing- wealth;
Who in fights ever conquer evilhearted- men, who overcome the enemy.
3 As such, O Agni, deal us wealth and hero might, O Bounteous One!
Most lofty, very glorious, rich in progeny, free from disease and full of power.
4 He who made all that lives, who passes all in might, who orders service to the Gods,
He works among the Gods, he works in hero strength, yea, also in the praise of men.
5 Give us not up to indigence, Agni, nor want of hero sons,
Nor, Son of Strength, to lack of cattle, nor to blame. Drive. thou our enemies away.
6 Help us to strength, blest Agni! rich in progeny, abundant, in our sacrifice.
Flood us with riches yet more plenteous, bringing weal, with high renown, most Glorious One!

HYMN XVII. Agni. 17

1. DULY enkindled after ancient customs, bringing all treasures, he is balmed with unguents,
Flamehaired-, oilclad-, the purifying Agni, skilled in fair rites, to bring the Gods for worship.
2 As thou, O Agni, skilful Jatavedas, hast sacrificed as Priest of Earth, of Heaven,
So with this offering bring the Gods, and prosper this sacrifice today as erst for Manu.
3 Three are thy times of life, O Jatavedas, and the three mornings are thy births, O Agni.
With these, wellknowing-, grant the Gods kind favour, and help in stir and stress the man who
worships.
4 Agni most bright and fair with song we honour, yea, the adorable, O Jatavedas.
Thee, envoy, messenger, oblationbearer-, the Gods have made centre of life eternal.
5 That Priest before thee, yet more skilled in worship, stablished of old, healthgiver- by his
nature,
After his custom offer, thou who knowest, and lay our sacrifice where Gods may taste it.

HYMN XVIII. Agni. 18

1. AGNI, be kind to us when we approach thee good as a friend to friend, as sire and mother.
The races of mankind are great oppressors burn up malignity that strives against us.
2 Agni, burn up the unfriendly who are near us, burn thou the foemans' curse who pays no worship.
Burn, Vasu, thou who markest well, the foolish: let thine eternal nimble beams surround thee.
3 With fuel, Agni, and with oil, desirous, mine offering I present for strength and conquest,
With prayer, so far as I have power, adoringthis- hymn divine to gain a hundred treasures.
4 Give with thy glow, thou Son of Strength, when lauded, great vital power to those who toil to
serve thee.
Give richly, Agni, to the Visvamitras in rest and stir. Oft have we decked thy body.
5 Give us, O liberal Lord, great store of riches, for, Agni, such art thou when duly kindled.
Thou in the happy singers' home bestowest, amply with arms extended, things of beauty.

HYMN XIX. Agni. 19

1. AGNI, quick, sage, infallible, allknowing-, I choose to be our Priest at this oblation.
In our Gods service he, best skilled, shall worship: may he obtain us boons for strength and
riches.
2 Agni, to thee I lift the oilfed- ladle, bright, with an offering, bearing our oblation.
From the right hand, choosing the Gods attendance, he with rich presents hath arranged the
worship.
3 Of keenest spirit is the man thou aidest give us good offspring, thou who givest freely.
In power of wealth most rich in men. O Agni, of thee, the Good, may we sing forth fair praises.
4 Men as they worship thee the God, O Agni, have set on thee full many a brilliant, aspect.
So bring Most Youthful One, the Gods assembly, the Heavenly Host which thou today- shalt honour.
5 When Gods anoint thee Priest at their oblation, and seat thee for thy task as Sacrificer,
O Agni, be thou here our kind defender, and to ourselves vouchsafe the gift of glory.

Rig Veda Mandalas:-

Mandala 1

rv01-h1
rv01-h10
rv01-h20
rv01-h30
rv01-h40
rv01-h50
rv01-h60
rv01-h70
rv01-h80
rv01-h90
rv01-h100
rv01-h110
rv01-h120
rv01-h130
rv01-h140
rv01-h150
rv01-h160
rv01-h170
rv01-h180
rv01-h190

Mandala 2
rv02-h1
rv02-h10
rv02-h20
rv02-h30
rv02-h40

Mandala 3

rv03-h1
rv03-h10
rv03-h20
rv03-h30
rv03-h40
rv03-h50
rv03-h60

Mandala 4

rv04-h1
rv04-h10
rv04-h20
rv04-h30
rv04-h40
rv04-h50

Mandala5

rv05-h1
rv05-h10
rv05-h20
rv05-h30
rv05-h40
rv05-h50
rv05-h60
rv05-h70
rv05-h80

Mandala6

rv06-h1
rv06-h10
rv06-h20
rv06-h30
rv06-h40
rv06-h50
rv06-h60
rv06-h70

Mandala 7

rv07-h1
rv07-h10
rv07-h20
rv07-h30
rv07-h40
rv07-h50
rv07-h60
rv07-h70
rv07-h80
rv07-h90
rv07-h100

Mandala 8

rv08-h1
rv08-h10
rv08-h20
rv08-h30
rv08-h40
rv08-h50
rv08-h60
rv08-h70
rv08-h80
rv08-h90
rv08-h100

Mandala 9

rv09-h1
rv09-h10
rv09-h20
rv09-h30
rv09-h40
rv09-h50
rv09-h60
rv09-h70
rv09-h80
rv09-h90
rv09-h100
rv09-h110

Mandala 10

rv10-h1
rv10-h10
rv10-h20
rv10-h30
rv10-h40
rv10-h50
rv10-h60
rv10-h70
rv10-h80
rv10-h90
rv10-h100
rv10-h110
rv10-h120
rv10-h130
rv10-h140
rv10-h150
rv10-h160
rv10-h170
rv10-h180
rv10-h190

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