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vaiçvânarásya sumataú siyâma
râ´jâ hí kam bhúvanânâm abhiçrî´h
itó jâtó víçvam idám ví caste
vaiçvânaró yatate sû´riyena
prstó diví prstó agníh prthivyâ´m
prstó víçvâ ósadhîr â´ viveça
vaiçvânaráh sáhasâ prstó agníh
sá no dívâ sá risáh pâtu náktam
vaíçvânara táva tát satyám astu
asmâ´n râ´yo maghávânah sacantâm
tán no mitró váruno mâmahantâm
áditih síndhuh prthivî´ utá dyaúh
May we be in the favour of the Universal One
For indeed he is king, sustainer of beings.
Born from here he views all this world,
The Universal One takes his place with the sun.
Agni, invoked in heaven, invoked on earth,
Invoked, he has entered all the plants.
The Universal One, Agni is mightily invoked,
Let him protect us day and night from harm.
O Universal One, of you may it be true,
May gracious treasures attend us.
May Mitra, Varuna, Aditi, Sindhu
Earth and Heaven, effect that for us.