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Rig Veda Book 5 Hymn 14 अग्निं सतोमेन बोधय समिधानो अमर्त्यम | हव्या देवेषु नो दधत || तम अध्वरेष्व ईळते देवम मर्ता अमर्त्यम | यजिष्ठम मानुषे जने || तं हि शश्वन्त ईळते सरुचा देवं घर्तश्चुता | अग्निं हव्याय वोळ्हवे || अग्निर जातो अरोचत घनन दस्यूञ जयोतिषा तमः | अविन्दद गा अपः सवः || अग्निम ईळेन्यं कविं घर्तप्र्ष्ठं सपर्यत | वेतु मे शर्णवद धवम || अग्निं घर्तेन वाव्र्धु सतोमेभिर विश्वचर्षणिम | सवाधीभिर वचस्युभिः ||

aghniṃ stomena bodhaya samidhāno amartyam | havyā deveṣu no dadhat || tam adhvareṣv īḷate devam martā amartyam | yajiṣṭham mānuṣe jane || taṃ hi śaśvanta īḷate srucā devaṃ ghṛtaścutā | aghniṃ havyāya voḷhave || aghnir jāto arocata ghnan dasyūñ jyotiṣā tamaḥ | avindad ghā apaḥ svaḥ || aghnim īḷenyaṃ kaviṃ ghṛtapṛṣṭhaṃ saparyata | vetu me śṛṇavad dhavam || aghniṃ ghṛtena vāvṛdhu stomebhir viśvacarṣaṇim | svādhībhir vacasyubhiḥ ||

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Rig Veda

  1. ENKINDLING the Immortal, wake Agni with song of praise: may he bear our oblations to the Gods. 2 At high solemnities mortal men glorify him the Immortal, best At sacrifice among mankind. 3 That he may bear their gifts to heaven, all glorify him Agni, God, With ladle that distilleth oil. 4 Agni shone bright when born, with light killing the Dasyus and the dark: He found the Kine, the Floods, the Sun. 5 Serve Agni, God adorable, the Sage whose back is balmed with oil: Let him approach, and hear my call. 6 They have exalted Agni, God of all mankind, with oil and hymns Of praise, devout and eloquent.