Mandala 5 – Hymn 28 [Rig Veda]

1. AGNI inflamed hath sent to heaven his lustre: he shines forth widely turning unto Morning. Eastward the ladle goes that brings all blessing, praising the Godswith homage and oblation. 2. Enkindled, thou art King of the immortal world: him who brings offerings thou attendest for his weal. He whom thou urgest on makes all possessions his: he sets before thee, Agni, gifts that guests may claim. 3. Show thyself strong for mighty bliss, O Agni, most excellent be thine effulgent splendours. Make easy to maintain our household lordship, and overcome the might of those who hate us. 4. Thy glory, Agni, I adore, kindled, exalted in thy strength. A Steer of brilliant splendour, thou art lighted well at sacred rites. 5. Agni, invoked and kindled, serve the Gods, thou skilled in sacrifice: For thou art bearer of our gifts. 6. Invoke and worship Agni while the sacrificial rite proceeds: For offering-bearer choose ye him.



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