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...

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Rig Veda 8.5.15

Sanskrit text [Accents, Plain, Transliterated]:

अ॒स्मे आ व॑हतं र॒यिं श॒तव॑न्तं सह॒स्रिण॑म् । पु॒रु॒क्षुं वि॒श्वधा॑यसम् ॥
अस्मे आ वहतं रयिं शतवन्तं सहस्रिणम् । पुरुक्षुं विश्वधायसम् ॥
asme ā vahataṃ rayiṃ śatavantaṃ sahasriṇam | purukṣuṃ viśvadhāyasam ||

English translation:

“Bring unto us riches by hundreds and by thousands, desired by many, sustaining all.”

Commentary by Sāyaṇa: Ṛgveda-bhāṣya

Desired by many:to be praised by many, bahubhiḥ; or, giving a home to many, bahunivāsam


Ṛṣi (sage/seer): brahmātithiḥ kāṇvaḥ [brahmātithi kāṇva];
Devatā (deity/subject-matter): aśvinau ;
Chandas (meter): gāyatrī;
Svara (tone/note): Swar;

Padapatha [Accents, Plain, Transliterated]:

अ॒स्मे इति॑ । आ । व॒ह॒त॒म् । र॒यिम् । श॒तऽव॑न्तम् । स॒ह॒स्रिण॑म् । पु॒रु॒ऽक्षुम् । वि॒श्वऽधा॑यसम् ॥
अस्मे इति । आ । वहतम् । रयिम् । शतवन्तम् । सहस्रिणम् । पुरुक्षुम् । विश्वधायसम् ॥
asme iti | ā | vahatam | rayim | śata-vantam | sahasriṇam | puru-kṣum | viśva-dhāyasam

Multi-layer Annotation of the Ṛgveda

[Rigveda 8.5.15 English analysis of grammar]

asme < mad

[noun], dative, plural

“I; mine.”



“towards; ākāra; until; ā; since; according to; ā [suffix].”

vahataṃ < vahatam < vah

[verb], dual, Present imperative

“transport; bring; marry; run; drive; vāhay; drive; run; pull; nirvāpay; blow; transport; discharge; assume; remove.”

rayiṃ < rayim < rayi

[noun], accusative, singular, masculine

“wealth; property.”

śatavantaṃ < śatavantam < śatavat

[noun], accusative, singular, masculine

sahasriṇam < sahasrin

[noun], accusative, singular, masculine


purukṣuṃ < purukṣum < purukṣu

[noun], accusative, singular, masculine

viśvadhāyasam < viśva


“all(a); whole; complete; each(a); viśva [word]; completely; wholly.”

viśvadhāyasam < dhāyasam < dhāyas

[noun], accusative, singular, masculine

“alimentary; sustaining.”

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