Bhagya Suktam – Morning Prayers

These verses are from the Rig Veda (7.41) and are also found in the Taittireeya Brahmana (II.8.9). They form a unique homage to begin each day. With these verses, God is recognized in His various aspects and protection is sought from all sides.

प्रातरग्निं प्रातरिन्द्रं हवामहे प्रातर्मित्रावरुणा प्रातरश्विना।
प्रातर्भगं पूषणं ब्राह्मणस्पतिं प्रातः सोममुत रुद्रं हुवेम || ऋग्वेद ७.४१.१

Praatar-agnim praatar-indram havaa-mahe
Praatar-mitraa varuṇaa praatar-ashvinaa.
Praatar-bhagam pooṣhaṇam brahmaṇas-patim
Praatah soma-muta rudram huvema. RigVeda 7.41.1

Homage to You O Lord! At this time, the beginning of the day, I pay homage to You and recognize Your qualities in every aspect of life. You are Agni, Indra, Mitra, Varuna, Ashvin, Bhaga, Pushan, Brahmanaspati, Soma and Rudra. You are the source of energy; the All-powerful one that create the relationship between each particle of nature; Friend of all; Constant Companion; giver of mobility, action and health; giver of Prosperity and development and Source of Knowledge and peace. Homage to you Master! May Your blessings come to me.

प्रातर्जितं भगमुग्रं हुवेम पुत्रमदितेर्यो विधर्ता।
आध्रश्चिद्यमं मन्यमानस्तुरश्चिद्राजा चिद्यमं भगं भक्षीत्याह || ऋग्वेद ७.४१.२

Praatar jitam bhagam-ugram huvema
vayam putram-aditeryo vidhartaa.
Aadrash-chidyam mantam-aanas-turash-chi-draajaa
chidyam bhagam bhaksheet-yaaha.RigVeda 7.41.2

Homage to Bhaga, the Sustainer of all creation, the source of Cosmic power, the One who everyone (whether king, pauper, idle or busy person) contemplates upon.

भग प्रणेतर्भग त्यराधो भगेमां धियामुदवा ददन्नः।
भग प्र णो जनय गोभिरश्वैर्भग प्र नृभिर्नृवन्तः स्याम || ऋग्वेद ७.४१.३

Bhaga praṅetar-bhaga satya-raadho
bhagemaam dhiyam-udavaa dadan-nah.
Bhaga pra ṅo janaya gobhir-ashvair-bhaga
pra nri-bhir-nri-vantrah syaam.RigVeda 7.41.3

O Lord bless us with truth and protect our abilities of truth and intellect. Bless us with wealth, good children and good friends.

उतेदानीं भगव्तः ्यामोत प्रपित्व उत मध्ये अह्नाम्।
उतोदिता मघवन्त्सूर्यस्य वयं देवानां सुमतौ स्याम || ऋग्वेद ७.४१.४

Utedaaneem bhagavantah syaamota
prapitva uta madhye ahnaama.
Utoditaa maghavant-sooryasya vayam
devaanaam sumatou syaama.RigVeda 7.41.4

May we be blessed in the morning when the sun rises; in the midday and at sunset. May we always find your favour O Lord.

भग एव भगवाँ अस्तु देवास्तेन भगव्तः ्याम
तं त्वा भग सर्व इज्जोहवीति स नो भग पुरएता भवेह || ऋग्वेद ७.४१.५

Bhaga eva bhagavaangm-astu
devaastena vayam bhagavantah syaama
Tam tvaa bhaga sarva ij-jo-haveeti
sa no bhaga puru-etaa bhaveha.RigVeda 7.41.5

May we be blessed with good fortune. We invoke that Supreme to show us the path to material happiness.

समध्वरायोषसो नमन्त दधिक्रावेव शुचये पदाय |
अर्वाचीनं वसुविदं भगं नो रथमिवाश्वा वाजिन आ वहन्तु || ऋग्वेद ७.४१.६

Samadhvaraai-uṣhaso namanta
dadhi-kraa-veva shuchaye padaaya.
Arvaa-cheenam vasuvidam bhaggan-no
ratham-ivashvaa vaajina aa vahantu.RigVeda 7.41.6

May the positive and influential force (like horse-power) be present with us this morning. May such goodness come to us frequently and quicly.

अश्वावतीर्गोमतीर्न उषासो वीरवतीः सदमुच्छन्तु भद्राः |
घृतं दुहाना विश्वतः प्रपीतो यूयं पात स्वस्तिभिः सदा नः || ऋग्वेद ७.४१.७

Ashvaa-vateer gomateer na uṣhaso
veeravateeh-sadam-uch-chhantu bhadraah.
Ghritam duhaanaa vishvatah prapeetaa
yooyam paata svastibhih sadaa nah.RigVeda 7.41.7

May we be blessed with wealth and health. Bless us with noble progeny and healthy lifestyles for our children. May our children always hold steadfast to auspiciousness. May they too be blessed be good fortune.

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