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Suktam, Veda

Verse 5 – 16 Verses in praise of Rudra from Rudrashtadhyayi

Verse 5

Rishi: Prajapati, Chanda: bhurik aarshi bruhati, Devata: Rudra

अध्य॑वोचदधिव॒क्ता प्र॑थ॒मो दै॑व्यो भि॒षक् । अहीँ॑श्च॒ सर्वा॑न्ज॒म्भय॒न्त्सर्वा॑श्च यातुधा॒न्यो॑ ध॒राचीः॒ परा॑ सुव ।।

adhyavocad adhivaktā prathamó daivyo bhiṣak |
ahīm̐ś ca sarvān jambhayant sarvāś ca yātudhānyò dharācīḥ parā suva ||

adhyavocat – do/say that which is the great, adhivaktā – the exponent of the Vedas, prathamah – the first, daivyah – divinity, bhiṣak  – the  destroyer, ahīm̐ś  – reptiles, ca – and, sarvān – all, jambhayan – to destroy, sarvāh – all beings, ca – and, yātudhānyah – evil spirits, adharācīḥ – suppressor, parā suva – remove from us.

Literal: O Lord, exponent of the Vedas, the first, the benefactor of the devas, the destroyer of the cycle of birth, death and disease, bless us that we may be the greatest. O destroyer, suppress the reptiles and the evil spirits downwards, far away from us.

Interpretive: O Lord, exponent of the Vedas, the first [The supreme Lord], the benefactor of the Devas, the destroyer of the cycle of birth, death and disease, bless us that we may be the greatest. O destroyer, suppress the reptiles and the evil spirits [which produce desires, lust, anger, jealousy etc] downwards, far away from us.

Ralph T.H. Griffith Translation: The Advocate, the first divine Physician, hath defended us. Crushing all serpents, drive away all Yâtudhânis down below.

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