Mandala 5 – Hymn 5 [Rig Veda]

1. To Agni, Jatavedas, to the flame, the well-enkindled God, Offer thick sacrificial oil. 2. He, Narasamsa, ne’er beguiled, inspiriteth this sacrifice: For sage is he, with sweets in hand. 3. Adored, O Agni, hither bring Indra the Wonderful, the Friend, On lightly-rolling car to aid. 4. Spread thyself out, thou soft as wool The holy hymns have sung to thee. Bring gain to us, O beautiful! 5. Open yourselves, ye Doors Divine, easy of access for our aid: Fill, more and more, the sacrifice. 6. Fair strengtheners of vital power, young Mothers of eternal Law, Morning and Night we supplicate. 7. On the wind’s flight come, glorified, ye two celestial Priests of man Come ye to this our sacrifice. 8. l! Sarasvati, Mahl, three Goddesses who tring us weal, Be seated harmless on the grass. 9. Rich in all plenty, Tvastar, come auspicious of thine own accord Help us in every sacrifice. 10. Vanaspati, wherever thou knowest the Gods’ mysterious names, Send our oblations thitherward. 11. To Agni and to Varuna, Indra, the Maruts, and the Gods, With Svaha be oblation brought.



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