Companion to “Hymns to the Mystic Fire” (Vol.2) by Mukund Ainapure

Companion to Hymns to the Mystic Fire

Volume II

Companion to ‘Hymns to the Mystic Fire’ is meant as an aid to the systematic study of Hymns to the Mystic Fire (Volume 16 – The Complete Works of Sri Aurobindo – CWSA -, Sri Aurobindo Ashram Publication Department, Pondicherry, 2013) for those interested in Sri Aurobindo’s mystical interpretation of the Veda.

It provides the original Sanskrit verses (Riks) from the Rig Veda in Devanagari (without accents), translated and cited by Sri Aurobindo in Hymns to the Mystic Fire. The compiler has provided the Padpātha under each verse in which all euphonic combinations (sandhi) are resolved into the original and separate words and even the components of compound words (samās) indicated; and matched each Sanskrit word in the Padpātha with the corresponding English word in the Translation using superscripts. Alternative translations [Alt.], explanatory notes [Expln.] and Footnotes [fn] based on Sri Aurobindo’s writings are given wherever available.

In the Foreword to the first edition of Hymns to the Mystic Fire, (1946) Sri Aurobindo stated that “.…to establish on a scholastic basis the conclusions of the hypothesis (mystical interpretation) it would have been necessary to prepare an edition of the Rig-veda or of a large part of it with a word by word construing in Sanskrit and English, notes explanatory of important points in the text…..” This compilation series is a humble attempt in providing such ‘word by word construing in Sanskrit and English’ of selected verses of the Rig Veda ‘with explanatory notes’.

Sri Aurobindo has said that – Throughout the Veda it is in the hymns which celebrate this strong and brilliant deity (Agni) that we find those which are the most splendid in poetic colouring, profound in psychological suggestion and sublime in their mystic intoxication (The Secret of the Veda, Vol.15 p.390). Hope the following pages provide a glimpse of the splendid, the profound and the sublime in these mystic hymns to this brilliant deity.


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Author: Mukund Ainapure
Print Length: 227
Publisher: Mukund Ainapure
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Book format: Pdf
Language: English


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Contents

PART TWO
OTHER HYMNS TO AGNI

MANDALA ONE

  • Madhuchchhandas Vaishwamitra
    • Sukta 1
  • Medhatithi Kanwa
    • Sukta 12
    • Sukta 13
    • Sukta 14
  • Shunahshepa Ajigarti
    • Sukta 26
    • Sukta 27
  • Kanwa Ghaura
    • Sukta 36
  • Nodhas Gautama
    • Sukta 58
    • Sukta 59
    • Sukta 60
    • Sukta 74
    • Sukta 77
  • Kutsa Angirasa
    • Sukta 94
    • Sukta 95
    • Sukta 96
    • Sukta 97
  • Dirghatamas Auchathya
    • Sukta 140

MANDALA THREE

  • Vishwamitra Gathina
    • Sukta 1
    • Sukta 2
    • Sukta 3
    • Sukta 4
    • Sukta 5
    • Sukta 6
    • Sukta 7
    • Sukta 9
    • Sukta 10
    • Sukta 11
    • Sukta 12
  • Rishabha Vaishwamitra
    • Sukta 13
    • Sukta 14
  • Utkila Katya
    • Sukta 15
    • Sukta 16
  • Kata Vaishwamitra
    • Sukta 17
    • Sukta 18
  • Gathin Kaushika
    • Sukta 19
    • Sukta 20
    • Sukta 21
    • Sukta 22
  • Devashravas and Devavata Bharata
    • Sukta 23
  • Vishwamitra Gathina
    • Sukta 24
    • Sukta 25
    • Sukta 26
    • Sukta 27
    • Sukta 28
    • Sukta 29

MANDALA FOUR

  • Vamadeva Gautama
    • Sukta 1
    • Sukta 2
    • Sukta 3
    • Sukta 4
    • Sukta 5
    • Sukta 6
    • Sukta 7
    • Sukta 8
    • Sukta 9
    • Sukta 10
    • Sukta 11
    • Sukta 12
    • Sukta 13
    • Sukta 14
    • Sukta 15
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