ENKINDLING the Immortal, wake Agni with song of praise. May he bear our oblations to the Devas.

At high solemnities mortal men glorify him the Immortal, best At offering among mankind.

That h. May bear their gifts to Heaven, all glorify him Agni, Deva, with ladle that distilleth oil.

Agni shone bright when born, with light killing the Dasyus and the dark: He found the Kine, the Floods, the Sun.

Serve Agni, Deva adorable, the Sage whose back is balmed with oil: Let him approach, and hear my call.

They have exalted Agni, Deva of all mankind, with oil and hymns Of praise, devout and eloquent.