Companion to “Hymns to the Mystic Fire” (Vol.3) by Mukund Ainapure

Companion to Hymns to the Mystic Fire

Volume III

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 (in Devanagari as well as Roman Transcription) 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. Footnotes, Explanatory Notes, and Synopsis of every Hymn based on Sri Aurobindo’s writings are given wherever available. The Appendix lists all the ‘Epithets’ of Agni from the Volume.

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: 164
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Language: English


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Contents

PART TWO
OTHER HYMNS TO AGNI

PART TWO
OTHER HYMNS TO AGNI
MANDALA 5: THE ATRIS

BUDHA AND GAVISHTHIRA

  • Sukta 1

KUMARA ATREYA OR VRISHA JANA

  • Sukta 2

VASUSHRUTA

  • Sukta 3
  • Sukta 4
  • Sukta 5
  • Sukta 6

ISHA

  • Sukta 7
  • Sukta 8

GAYA

  • Sukta 9
  • Sukta 10

SUTAMBHARA

  • Sukta 11
  • Sukta 12
  • Sukta 13
  • Sukta 14

DHARUNA ANGIRASA

  • Sukta 15

PURU

  • Sukta 16
  • Sukta 17

DWITA MRIKTAVAHAS

  • Sukta 18

VAVRI

  • Sukta 19

THE PRAYATSWATS

  • Sukta 20

SASA

  • Sukta 21

VISHWASMAN

  • Sukta 22

DYUMNA VISHWACHARSHANI

  • Sukta 23

GAUPAYANAS OR LAUPAYANAS

  • Sukta 24

VASUYUS

  • Sukta 25
  • Sukta 26

TRYARUNA TRAIVRISHNA, TRASADASYU PAURUKUTSYA, ASHWAMEDHA BHARATA

  • Sukta 27

VISHWAVARA

  • Sukta 28

APPENDIX

  • EPITHETS OF AGNI
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