Mandala 1 – Hymn 93 [Rig Veda]

1. AGNI and Soma, mighty Pair, graciously hearken to my call, Accept in friendly wise my hymn, and prosper him who offers gifts. 2. The man who honours you to-day, Agni and Soma, with this hymn, Bestow on him heroic strength, increase of kine, and noble steeds. 3. The man who offers holy oil and burnt oblations unto you, Agni and Soma, shall enjoy great strength, with offspring, all his life. 4. Agni and Soma, famed is that your. prowess wherewith ye stole the kine, his food, from Pani. Ye caused the brood of Brsaya to perish; ye found the light, the single light for many. 5. Agni and Soma, joined in operation ye have set up the shining lights in heaven. From curse and from reproach, Agni and Soma, ye freed the rivers that were bound in fetters. 6. One of you Matarisvan brought from heaven, the Falcon rent the other from the mountain. Strengthened by holy prayer Agni and Soma have made us ample room for sacrificing. 7. Taste, Agni, Soma, this prepared oblation; accept it, Mighty Ones, and let it please you. Vouchsafe us good protection and kind favour: grant to the sacrificer health and riches. 8. Whoso with oil and poured oblation honours, with God-devoted heart, Agni and Soma,– Protect his sacrifice, preserve him from distress, grant to the sacrificer great felicity. 9. Invoked together, mates in wealth, Agni-Soma, accept our hymns: Together be among the Gods. 10. Agni and Soma, unto him who worships you with holy oil Shine forth an ample recompense. 11. Agni and Sonia, be ye pleased with these oblations brought to you, And come, together, nigh to us. 12. Agni and Soma, cherish well our horses, and let our cows be fat who yield oblations. Grant power to us and to our wealthy patrons, and cause our holy rites to be successful.

 

 


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