Resplendent Lord, Drive Away the Darkness!

Prayer of the Day

Prayer from Rig Veda

ऋषि : बार्हस्पत्यॊ भरद्वाज दॆवता : अग्नि छन्दस् : गायत्रि ॐ अ॒ग्निर्वृ॒त्राणि॑ जङ्घनद्द्रविण॒स्युर्वि॑प॒न्यया॑ । समि॑द्धः शु॒क्र आहु॑तः ॥ ६-१६-३४ ॥ ॐ

Mantra as Romanized text

RuShi : bArhaspatyO bharadvAjaH dEvatA : agniH Chandas : gAyatri Om agnirvRutrANi ja~gghanad draviNasyurvipanyayA | samiddhaH shukra AhutaH || 6-16-34 || (agnir vRutrANi ja~gghanad draviNasyur vipanyayA | samiddhaH shukra AhutaH || ) Om

Meaning of the Prayer Mantra:

Oh Agni, the Brilliant, the Resplendent and the hailed/invited, wonderfully shining accepting the offerings, drive away the darkness!

Notes:

1. vRutrANi - darkness/enemies; ja~gghanat - drive away; vipanyayA - wonderfully; samiddhaH - brilliant; shukra - resplendent; AhutaH - invited. 2. vRutrANi ja~gghanat The Supreme in the aspect of Agni, drives away the darkness pleased with the offerings we make. That Supreme Shiva drives away the darkness inside us too pleased with our worship.

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