Surbhi: What is the Hindi translation of hymn1 of first mandala of Rig Ved?
Swami Ram Swarup: Translation of Rigveda mantra 1/1/1 is as under:-
Rigveda mantra 1/1/1 is as under:-
“Agnimedey Purohitam Yajasya Devam, Ritvijam Hotaaram Ratandhaatamam .”
(AGNIM EEDEY) I am desirous of God. , (PUROHITAM) ‘Puraha’ i.e., ‘Puri’ like Janakpuri, Vikaspuru etc. So, this entire universe is a ‘Puri’. (HITAM) means one who wishes welfare i.e., holds, cares, nurses, protects. So, God is our Purohitam i.e., He only takes care providing with all comforts, nurses us with food etc., and protects us always. That is why, Purohitam is also the name of God.
(YAJASYA DEVAM) who gives us all the knowledge to perform Yajyen and (RITVIJAM) means whom we worship in all seasons. (HOTARAM RATNADHATAMAM) i.e., God holds uncountable wealth, gems, gold and unlimited divine pleasure, power of giving salvation etc., etc. Yet, the God is above all. Hotaram means He blesses us with all the comforts, goods, wealth, etc.
Meaning – I am desirous of God. ‘Puraha’ i.e., ‘Puri’ like Janakpuri, Vikaspuri etc. So, this entire universe is a ‘Puri. One who wishes welfare i.e., holds, cares, nurses, protects. So, God is our Purohitam i.e., He only takes care providing with all comforts, nurses us with food etc., and protects us always. That is why, Purohitam is also the name of God, who gives us all the knowledge to perform Yajyen and whom we worship in all seasons. i.e., God holds uncountable wealth, gems, gold and unlimited divine pleasure, power of giving salvation etc., etc. Yet, the God is above all. He blesses us with all the comforts, goods, wealth, etc.
The Hindi translation of Rigveda mantra 1/1/1 is as under-
(YAJASYA) Yajyen ke (HOTARAM) dene wale (PUROHITAM) srishti ko dharann karnewale or (RITVIJAM) srishti ke rachne wale or pratyek ritu mein upasana karne yogya (RATNADHAATMAM) prithvi, sona-chandi, heere aadi ratnon ke dharann karne wale or (DEVAM) sab padarthon ko dene wale parmeshwar ki hum (IDEY) stuti kartein hain.
Idea- Here the meaning of “Agni” is formless, Almighty God and worldly fire also. God preaches us here that we must desire to worship and to realise the God who is (YAJASYA HOTARAM) i.e., who has preached us in Vedas, the process of performing Yajyen. The meaning of Yajyen in Vedas is to make contact with learned acharya andAshtang Vedas’ philosophy to learn the Vedic knowledge by giving them respect, money, clothes, food etc. Similarly, we should give repect to parents and elders. (PUROHITAM) The God is our Purohit. The meaning of Purohit is He who takes care of the world, nurses us and holds us. (RITVIJAM) Who is worshippable in all seasons (Rituan) (RATNADHATAMUM) who holds the Ratan= wealth like earth, gold, silver etc. (DEVAM) who gives all the matters/articles of the world to us. So, the said are the adjectives of the Almighty God. In this mantra, I mean to say, the divine quality of the God are unlimited amongst which some qualities have been mentioned here.
So, we must worship only formless, Almighty God whose some divine qualities have been mentioned in this mantra. Secondly, we must always listen/study the other remaining divine qualities mentioned in four Vedas, then only we will be able say that Who is God? Due to the lack of knowledge of Four Vedas, people probably do not become able to decide that who is God? And duly indulged in illusion, we make the several paths of worship.
E O: Dear Swamiji, I am chanting the holy name OM 108×4 daily and I am doing the Gayatri Yagna but not on daily basis due to my work schedule, I am now experiencing a continuous sound like that of the crickets in the bushes on my ears for the past one month non stop, what does this signify, I have been to the hospital for check up nothing is wrong. I hope to hearing from you soon. Best regards.
Swami Ram Swarup: I appreciate your hard-work i.e., Tapasya/worship of chanting the pious name of God-Om and doing havan from Gayatri mantra. I would advise you to please try to do the havan daily which will be more beneficial for you. As regards the voice, it is a divine voice which is offently generated in the body and listened by a devotee only. If possible, please try to know the meaning of Holy name Om and the several holy names which are generated from Om from any learned spiritual master because, it is necessary to get progress in spiritualism. You should also learn Yoga san, prannayam and meditation. If local spiritual master is not available, then you can write me with your postal address, so that I could brief the said divine information by post. I again appreciate your tapasya. May God give you long life.