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Rig Veda Book 5 Hymn 16 बर्हद वयो हि भानवे ऽरचा देवायाग्नये | यम मित्रं न परशस्तिभिर मर्तासो दधिरे पुरः || स हि दयुभिर जनानां होता दक्षस्य बाह्वोः | वि हव्यम अग्निर आनुषग भगो न वारम रण्वति || अस्य सतोमे मघोनः सख्ये वर्द्धशोचिषः | विश्वा यस्मिन तुविष्वणि सम अर्ये शुष्मम आदधुः || अधा हय अग्न एषां सुवीर्यस्य मंहना | तम इद यह्वं न रोदसी परि शरवो बभूवतुः || नू न एहि वार्यम अग्ने गर्णान आ भर | ये वयं ये च सूरयः सवस्ति धामहे सचोतैधि पर्त्सु नो वर्धे ||

bṛhad vayo hi bhānave ‘rcā devāyāghnaye | yam mitraṃ na praśastibhir martāso dadhire puraḥ || sa hi dyubhir janānāṃ hotā dakṣasya bāhvoḥ | vi havyam aghnir ānuṣagh bhagho na vāram ṛṇvati || asya stome maghonaḥ sakhye vṛddhaśociṣaḥ | viśvā yasmin tuviṣvaṇi sam arye śuṣmam ādadhuḥ || adhā hy aghna eṣāṃ suvīryasya maṃhanā | tam id yahvaṃ na rodasī pari śravo babhūvatuḥ || nū na ehi vāryam aghne ghṛṇāna ā bhara | ye vayaṃ ye ca sūrayaḥ svasti dhāmahe sacotaidhi pṛtsu no vṛdhe ||

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Rig Veda

  1. GREAT power is in the beam of light, sing praise to, Agni, to the God Whom men have set in foremost place like Mitra with their eulogies. 2 He by the splendour of his arms is Priest of every able man. Agni conveys oblation straight, and deals, as Bhaga deals, his boons. 3 All rests upon the laud and love of him the rich, high-flaming God, On whom, loud-roaring, men have laid great strength as on a faithful friend. 4 So, Agni, be the Friend of these with liberal gift of hero strength. Yea, Heaven and Earth have not surpassed this Youthful One in glorious fame. 5 O Agni, quickly come to us, and, glorified, bring precious wealth. So we and these our princes will assemble for the good of all. Be near in fight to prosper us.