Rig Veda (translation and commentary)

by H. H. Wilson | 1866 | 1,999,864 words | ISBN-10: 8171101380 | ISBN-13: 9788171101382

The Rig-Veda, English translation, including the commentary of Sayana and grammatical analysis. The hyms of the Rigveda Samhita represents some of the oldest and complex of Hindu Sanskrit literature. In ten books, these mantras form the core essence of rituals and ceremonies once widely performed throughout ancient India. This edition contains the...

Rig Veda 6.29.4

Sanskrit text [Accents, Plain, Transliterated]:

स सोम॒ आमि॑श्लतमः सु॒तो भू॒द्यस्मि॑न्प॒क्तिः प॒च्यते॒ सन्ति॑ धा॒नाः । इन्द्रं॒ नर॑: स्तु॒वन्तो॑ ब्रह्मका॒रा उ॒क्था शंस॑न्तो दे॒ववा॑ततमाः ॥
स सोम आमिश्लतमः सुतो भूद्यस्मिन्पक्तिः पच्यते सन्ति धानाः । इन्द्रं नरः स्तुवन्तो ब्रह्मकारा उक्था शंसन्तो देववाततमाः ॥
sa soma āmiślatamaḥ suto bhūd yasmin paktiḥ pacyate santi dhānāḥ | indraṃ naraḥ stuvanto brahmakārā ukthā śaṃsanto devavātatamāḥ ||

English translation:

“That libation is most perfectly mixed when, upon its being effused, the cakes are baked, and the barley is fried, and the priests, glorifying Indra, offering the (sacrificial) food, and reciting holy prayers, are approaching most nigh to the gods.”


Ṛṣi (sage/seer): bharadvājo bārhaspatyaḥ [bharadvāja bārhaspatya];
Devatā (deity/subject-matter): indra:;
Chandas (meter): triṣṭup ;
Svara (tone/note): Swar;

Padapatha [Accents, Plain, Transliterated]:

सः । सोमः॑ । आमि॑श्लऽतमः । सु॒तः । भू॒त् । यस्मि॑न् । प॒क्तिः । प॒च्यते॑ । सन्ति॑ । धा॒नाः । इन्द्र॑म् । नरः॑ । स्तु॒वन्तः॑ । ब्र॒ह्म॒ऽका॒राः । उ॒क्था । शंस॑न्तः । दे॒ववा॑तऽतमाः ॥
सः । सोमः । आमिश्लतमः । सुतः । भूत् । यस्मिन् । पक्तिः । पच्यते । सन्ति । धानाः । इन्द्रम् । नरः । स्तुवन्तः । ब्रह्मकाराः । उक्था । शंसन्तः । देववाततमाः ॥
saḥ | somaḥ | āmiśla-tamaḥ | sutaḥ | bhūt | yasmin | paktiḥ | pacyate | santi | dhānāḥ | indram | naraḥ | stuvantaḥ | brahma-kārāḥ | ukthā | śaṃsantaḥ | devavāta-tamāḥ

Multi-layer Annotation of the Ṛgveda

[Rigveda 6.29.4 English analysis of grammar]

sa < tad

[noun], nominative, singular, masculine

“this; he,she,it (pers. pron.); respective(a); that; nominative; then; particular(a); genitive; instrumental; accusative; there; tad [word]; dative; once; same.”

soma < somaḥ < soma

[noun], nominative, singular, masculine

“Soma; moon; soma [word]; Candra.”

āmiślatamaḥ < āmiślatama

[noun], nominative, singular, masculine

suto < sutaḥ < su

[verb noun], nominative, singular

“press out; su.”

bhūd < bhūt < bhū

[verb], singular, Aorist inj. (proh.)

“become; be; originate; transform; happen; result; exist; be born; be; be; come to life; grow; elapse; come to mind; thrive; become; impend; show; conceive; understand; stand; constitute; serve; apply; behave.”

yasmin < yad

[noun], locative, singular, masculine

“who; which; yat [pronoun].”

paktiḥ < pakti

[noun], nominative, singular, feminine

“digestion; food.”

pacyate < pac

[verb], singular, Indikativ Pr¦s. Passiv

“heat; cook; digest; boil; ripen; fester; burn; boil; cauterize; fry; cook; suppurate; inflame.”

santi < as

[verb], plural, Present indikative

“be; exist; become; originate; happen; result; be; dwell; be born; stay; be; equal; exist; transform.”

dhānāḥ < dhānā

[noun], nominative, plural, feminine

“Dhānā; Coriander; corn; grain.”

indraṃ < indram < indra

[noun], accusative, singular, masculine

“Indra; leader; best; king; first; head; self; indra [word]; Indra; sapphire; fourteen; guru.”

nara < naraḥ < nṛ

[noun], nominative, plural, masculine

“man; man; nṛ [word]; crew; masculine.”

stuvanto < stuvantaḥ < stu

[verb noun], nominative, plural

“laud; praise; declare; stu.”

brahmakārā < brahma < brahman

[noun], neuter

“brahman; mantra; prayer; spell; Veda; Brahmin; sacred text; final emancipation; hymn; brahman [word]; Brāhmaṇa; study.”

brahmakārā < kārāḥ < kāra

[noun], nominative, plural, masculine

“making; causing; producing.”

ukthā < uktha

[noun], accusative, plural, neuter

“hymn; praise; uktha [word]; encomium.”

śaṃsanto < śaṃsantaḥ < śaṃs

[verb noun], nominative, plural

“recommend; tell; praise; approve; communicate; recite; commend; bode; name; agree.”

devavātatamāḥ < deva

[noun], masculine

“Deva; Hindu deity; king; deity; Indra; deva [word]; God; Jina; Viśvedevās; mercury; natural phenomenon; gambling.”

devavātatamāḥ < vātatamāḥ < vātatama

[noun], nominative, plural, masculine


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