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Rig-Veda Book 1 Hymn XXXI. Agni., Rig Veda

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Rig Veda, tr. by Ralph T.H. Griffith, [1896] 1 Thou, Agni, wast the earliest Aṅgiras, a Seer; thou wast, a God thyself, the Gods’ auspicious Friend. After thy holy ordinance the Maruts, sage, active through wisdom, with their glittering spears, were born. 2 O Agni, thou, the best and earliest Aṅgiras, fulfillest as a Sage the holy law of Gods. Sprung from two mothers, wise, through all existence spread, resting in many a place for sake of living man. 3 To Mātariśvan first thou, Agni, wast disclosed, and to Vivasvān through thy noble inward power. Heaven and Earth, Vasu! shook at the choosing of the Priest: the burthen thou didst bear, didst worship mighty Gods. 4 Agni thou madest heaven to thunder for mankind; thou, yet more pious, for pious Purūravas. When thou art rapidly freed from thy parents, first eastward they bear thee round, and, after, to the west. 5 Thou, Agni, art a Bull who makes our store increase, to be invoked by him who lifts the ladle up. Well knowing the oblation with the hallowing word, uniting all who live, thou lightenest first our folk 6 Agni, thou savest in the synod when pursued e’en him, farseeing One! who walks in evil ways. Thou, when the heroes fight for spoil which men rush, round, slayest in war the many by the hands of few. 7 For glory, Agni, day by day, thou liftest up the mortal man to highest immortality, Even thou who yearning for both races givest them great bliss, and to the prince grantest abundant food. 8 O Agni, highly lauded, make our singer famous that he may win us store of riches: May we improve the rite with new performance. O Earth and Heaven, with all the Gods, protect us. 9 O blameless Agni lying in thy Parents' lap, a God among the Gods, be watchful for our good. Former of bodies, be the singer's Providence: all good things hast thou sown for him, auspicious One! 10 Agni, thou art our Providence, our Father thou: we are thy brethren and thou art our spring of life. In thee, rich in good heroes, guard of high decrees, meet hundred, thousand treasures, O infallible! 11 Thee, Agni, have the Gods made the first living One for living man, Lord of the house of Nahuṣa. Iḷā they made the teacher of the sons of men, what time a Son was born to the father of my race. 12 Worthy to be revered, O Agni, God, preserve our wealthy patrons with thy succours, and ourselves. Guard of our seed art thou, aiding our cows to bear, incessantly protecting in thy holy way. 13 Agni, thou art a guard close to the pious man; kindled art thou, four-eyed! for him who is unarmed. With fond heart thou acceptest e’en the poor man's prayer, when he hath brought his gift to gain security. 14 Thou, Agni gainest for the loudly-praising priest the highest wealth, the object of a man's desire. Thou art called Father, caring even for the weak, and wisest, to the simple one thou teachest lore. 15 Agni, the man who giveth guerdon to the priests, like well-sewn armour thou guardest on every side. He who with grateful food shows kindness in his house, an offerer to the living, is the type of heaven. 16 Pardon, we pray, this sin of ours, O Agni,—the path which we have trodden, widely straying, Dear Friend and Father, caring for the pious, who speedest nigh and who inspirest mortals. 17 As erst to Manus, to Yayāti, Aṅgiras, so Aṅgiras! pure Agni! come thou to our hall. Bring hither the celestial host and seat them here upon the sacred grass, and offer what they love. 18 By this our prayer be thou, O Agni, strengthened, prayer made by us after our power and knowledge. Lead thou us, therefore, to increasing riches; endow us with thy strength-bestowing favour.

Table of Contents

Hymn I. Agni.
Hymn Ii. Vyu.
Hymn Iii. Avins
Hymn Iv. Indra
Hymn V. Indra.
Hymn Vi. Indra.
Hymn Vii. Indra.
Hymn Viii. Indra.
Hymn Ix. Indra.
Hymn X. Indra.
Hymn Xi. Indra.
Hymn Xii. Agni.
Hymn Xiii. Agni
Hymn Xiv. Vivedevas.
Hymn Xv. Tu.
Hymn Xvi. Indra.
Hymn Xvii. Indra-Varua
Hymn Xviii. Brahmaaspati.
Hymn Xix. Agni, Maruts.
Hymn Xx. Bhus.
Hymn Xxi. Indra-Agni.
Hymn Xxii. Avins And Others
Hymn Xxiii. Vyu And Others.
Hymn Xxiv. Varua And Others.
Hymn Xxv. Varua.
Hymn Xxvi. Agni.
Hymn Xxvii. Agni.
Hymn Xxviii. Indra, Etc.
Hymn Xxix. Indra.
Hymn Xxx. Indra.
Hymn Xxxi. Agni.
Hymn Xxxii. Indra.
Hymn Xxxiii. Indra.
Hymn Xxxiv. Avins.
Hymn Xxxv. Savitar.
Hymn Xxxvi. Agni.
Hymn Xxxvii. Maruts.
Hymn Xxxviii. Maruts.
Hymn Xxxix Maruts.
Hymn Xl. Brahmaaspati
Hymn Xli. Varua, Mitra, Aryaman.
Hymn Xlii. Pan.
Hymn Xliii. Rudra.
Hymn Xliv. Agni.
Hymn Xlv. Agni.
Hymn Xlvi. Avins.
Hymn Xlvii. Avins.
Hymn Xlviii. Dawn.
Hymn Xlix. Dawn.
Hymn L. Srya.
Hymn Li. Indra.
Hymn Lii. Indra.
Hymn Liii. Indra.
Hymn Liv. Indra.
Hymn Lv. Indra.
Hymn Lvi. Indra.
Hymn Lvii. Indra.
Hymn Lviii. Agni.
Hymn Lix. Agni.
Hymn Lx. Agni.
Hymn Lxi. Indra.
Hymn Lxii. Indra.
Hymn Lxiii. Indra.
Hymn Lxiv. Maruts.
Hymn Lxv. Agni.
Hymn Lxvi. Agni.
Hymn Lxvii. Agni.
Hymn Lxviii. Agni.
Hymn Lxix. Agni.
Hymn Lxx. Agni.
Hymn Lxxi. Agni.
Hymn Lxxii. Agni.
Hymn Lxxiii. Agni.
Hymn Lxxiv. Agni.
Hymn Lxxv. Agni.
Hymn Lxxvi. Agni.
Hymn Lxxvii. Agni.
Hymn Lxxviii. Agni.
Hymn Lxxix. Agni.
Hymn Lxxx. Indra.
Hymn Lxxxi. Indra.
Hymn Lxxxii. Indra.
Hymn Lxxxiii. Indra.
Hymn Lxxxiv. Indra.
Hymn Lxxxv. Maruts.
Hymn Lxxxvi. Maruts.
Hymn Lxxxvii. Maruts.
Hymn Lxxxviii. Maruts.
Hymn Lxxxix. Vivedevas.
Hymn Xc. Vivedevas.
Hymn Xci. Soma.
Hymn Xcii. Dawn.
Hymn Xciii. Agni-Soma.
Hymn Xciv. Agni
Hymn Xcv. Agni
Hymn Xcvi. Agni.
Hymn Xcvii. Agni.
Hymn Xcviii. Agni.
Hymn Xcix. Agni.
Hymn C. Indra.
Hymn Ci. Indra.
Hymn Cii. Indra.
Hymn Ciii. Indra.
Hymn Civ. Indra.
Hymn Cv. Vivedevas.
Hymn Cvi. Vivedevas.
Hymn Cvii. Vivedevas.
Hymn Cviii. Indra-Agni.
Hymn Cix. Indra-Agni.
Hymn Cx. Bhus.
Hymn Cxi. Bhus.
Hymn Cxii. Avins.
Hymn Cxiii. Dawn.
Hymn Cxiv. Rudra.
Hymn Cxv. Srya.
Hymn Cxvi. Avins.
Hymn Cxvii. Avins.
Hymn Cxviii. Avins.
Hymn Cxix. Avins.
Hymn Cxx. Avins.
Hymn Cxxi. Indra.
Hymn Cxxii Vivedevas.
Hymn Cxxiii. Dawn.
Hymn Cxxiv. Dawn.
Hymn Cxxv. Svanaya.
Hymn Cxxvi. Bhvayavya.
Hymn Cxxvii Agni.
Hymn Cxxviii. Agni.
Hymn Cxxix Indra.
Hymn Cxxx. Indra.
Hymn Cxxxi. Indra.
Hymn Cxxxii. Indra.
Hymn Cxxxiii. Indra.
Hymn Cxxxiv. Vyu.
Hymn Cxxxv. Vyu, Indra-Vyu.
Hymn Cxxxvi. Mitra-Varua.
Hymn Cxxxvii. Mitra-Varua.
Hymn Cxxxviii. Pan.
Hymn Cxxxix. Vivedevas.
Hymn Cxl. Agni.
Hymn Cxli. Agni.
Hymn Cxlii. Prs.
Hymn Cxliii. Agni.
Hymn Cxliv. Agni.
Hymn Cxlv. Agni.
Hymn Cxlvi. Agni.
Hymn Cxlvii. Agni.
Hymn Cxlviii. Agni.
Hymn Cxlix. Agni.
Hymn Cl. Agni.
Hymn Cli. Mitra And Varua
Hymn Clii. Mitra-Varua.
Hymn Cliii. Mitra-Varua.
Hymn Cliv. Viu
Hymn Clv. Viu-Indra.
Hymn Clvi. Viu
Hymn Clvii. Avins.
Hymn Clviii. Avins.
Hymn Clix. Heaven And Earth.
Hymn Clx. Heaven And Earth.
Hymn Clxi. Bhus.
Hymn Clxii. The Horse.
Hymn Clxiii. The Horse.
Hymn Clxiv. Vivedevas.
Hymn Clxv. Indra. Maruts.
Hymn Clxvi. Maruts.
Hymn Clxvii. Indra. Maruts.
Hymn Clxviii. Maruts.
Hymn Clxix. Indra.
Hymn Clxx. Indra. Maruts.
Hymn Clxxi. Maruts.
Hymn Clxxii. Maruts.
Hymn Clxxiii. Indra.
Hymn Clxxiv. Indra.
Hymn Clxxv. Indra.
Hymn Clxxvi. Indra.
Hymn Clxxvii. Indra.
Hymn Clxxviii. Indra.
Hymn Clxxix. Rati.
Hymn Clxxx. Avins.
Hymn Clxxxi. Avins
Hymn Clxxxii. Avins.
Hymn Clxxxiii. Avins.
Hymn Clxxxiv. Avins.
Hymn Clxxxv. Heaven And Earth.
Hymn Clxxxvi. Vivedevas.
Hymn Clxxxvii. Praise Of Food.
Hymn Clxxxviii. Prs.
Hymn Clxxxix. Agni.
Hymn Cxc. Bhaspati.
Hymn Cxci. Water. Grass. Sun.