होतारं रत्नधातमम् ॥१॥
Om Agnimille Purohitam Yajnyasya Devam-Rtvijam |
Hotaaram Ratna-Dhaatamam ||1||
Om, I praise Agni who is the Purohita (Priest) of the Yagya (Sacrifice) (Priest leading the Sacrifice), (as well as) its Ritvij (Priest performing Sacrifice at proper times); the Yagya which is directed towards the Devas, Who is (also) the Hotara (Priest invoking the Gods) and the bestower of Ratna (Wealth of physical, mental and spiritual plane).
अग्निः पूर्वेभिर्ऋषिभिरीड्यो नूतनैरुत ।
स देवाँ एह वक्षति ॥२॥
Agnih Puurvebhir-Rssibhir-Iiddyo Nuutanair-Uta |
Sa Devaam EhAa Vakssati ||2||
Agni was in former times praised by the Rishis, and (is still praised) now (at present times),
(O Agni) Along with the Devas. grow in this place (i.e. bring the Devas here).
अग्निना रयिमश्नवत्पोषमेव दिवेदिवे ।
यशसं वीरवत्तमम् ॥३॥
Agninaa Rayim-Ashnavat-Possam-Eva Dive-Dive |
Yashasam Viiravat-Tamam ||3||
From Agni (the Rishi) indeed obtains Nourishment Day after Day (by performing Inner Yagya Day after Day),By the Power of Agni the Rishi obtains) Glory of the most Heroic type (Glory obtained by overcoming the inner barriers during Sadhana).
अग्ने यं यज्ञमध्वरं विश्वतः परिभूरसि ।
स इद्देवेषु गच्छति ॥४॥
Agne Yam Yajnyam-Adhvaram Vishvatah Paribhuur-Asi |
Sa Id-Devessu Gacchati ||4||
O Agni, that (Inner) Yagya symbolised by performing the Adhvara (Outer Yagya), pervades the Sky all around (when it is done with an expansive heart for the welfare of all in your presence),
That) goes towards the Devas.
अग्निर्होता कविक्रतुः सत्यश्चित्रश्रवस्तमः ।
देवो देवेभिरा गमत् ॥५॥
Agnir-Hotaa Kavikratuh Satyash-Citrashravastamah |
Devo Devebhir-Aa Gamat ||5||
Agni is the Hota (Invoker) who is Far-Sighted (with Wisdom) and is uniquely Famed for sticking to the Truth (i.e. Who understands the true motive behind the Yagya and give fruits accordingly), May that Deva (Agni) come here with the (other) Gods (and make the Yagya successful).
यदङ्ग दाशुषे त्वमग्ने भद्रं करिष्यसि ।
Yad-Angga Daashusse Tvam-Agne Bhadram Karissyasi |
O Agni, whichever part of the Worshipper you make Auspicious (i.e. Purify), Your Truth indeed is infused, O Angira (Agni).
उप त्वाग्ने दिवेदिवे दोषावस्तर्धिया वयम् ।
नमो भरन्त एमसि ॥७॥
Upa Tvaa-[A]gne Dive-Dive Dossaa-Vastar-Dhiyaa Vayam |
Namo Bharanta Emasi ||7||
Near your presence, O Agni, day-after-day, with our Intelligence clouded in darkness, we come, and offer you Reverential Salutations (so that our Intelligence gets Illumined).
राजन्तमध्वराणां गोपामृतस्य दीदिविम् ।
वर्धमानं स्वे दमे ॥८॥
Raajantam-Adhvaraannaam Gopaam-Rtasya Diidivim |
Vardhamaanam Sve Dame ||8||
The bright (Sacrificial Fire of the) Yagyas, the Protector of the Rita (Divine Truth) are shining,and increasing the Illumination within our own Houses (i.e. within our own Hearts).
स नः पितेव सूनवेऽग्ने सूपायनो भव ।
सचस्वा नः स्वस्तये ॥९॥
Sa Nah Pite[aa-I]va Suunave-[A]gne Suupaayano Bhava |
Sacasvaa Nah Svastaye ||9||
O Agni, like a Father to a Son, become (easily) accessible to us, And support our Well-Being.
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