Mandala 5 – Hymn 9 [Rig Veda]

1. BEARING; oblations mortal men, O Agni, worship thee the God. I deem thee Jatavedas: bear our offerings, thou, unceasingly. 2. In the man’s home who offers gifts, where grass is trimmed, Agni is Priest, To whom all sacrifices come and strengthenings that win renown. 3. Whom, as an infant newly-born, the kindling-sticks have brought to life, Sustainer of the tribes of men, skilled in well-ordered sacrifice. 4. Yea, very hard art thou to grasp, like offspring of the wriggling snakes, When thou consumest many woods like an ox, Agni, in the mead. 5. Whose flames, when thou art sending forth the smoke, completely reach the mark, When Trta in the height of heaven, like as a smelter fanneth thee, e’en as a smelter sharpeneth thee. 6. O Agni, by thy succour and by Mitra’s friendly furtherance, May we, averting hate, subbue the wickedness of mortal men. 7. O Agni, to our heroes bring such riches, thou victorious God. May he protect and nourish us, and help in aining strength: be thou near us in 6rht for our success.



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