Apah Suktam – Rig Veda 10.9

आपो हि ष्ठा मयोभुवस्था न ऊर्जे दधातन ।
महे रणाथ चक्षसे ॥१॥

यो वः शिवतमो रसस्तस्य भाजयतेह नः ।
उशतीरिव मातरः ॥२॥

तस्मा अरं गमाम वो यस्य क्षयाय जिन्वथ ।
आपो जनयथा च नः ॥३॥

शं नो देवीरभिष्टय आपो भवन्तु पीतये ।
शं योरभि स्रवन्तु नः ॥४॥

ईशाना वार्याणां क्षयन्तीश्चर्षणीनाम् ।
अपो याचामि भेषजम् ॥५॥

अप्सु मे सोमो अब्रवीदन्तर्विश्वानि भेषजा ।
अग्नि च विश्वशंभुवम् ॥६॥

आपः पृणीत भेषजं वरूथं तन्वेऽ मम ।
ज्योक्च सूर्यं दृशे ॥७॥

इदमापः प्र वहत यत्किं च दुरितं मयि ।
यद्वाहमभिदुद्रोह यद्वा शेप उतानृतम् ॥८॥

आपो अद्यान्वचारिषं रसेन समगस्महि ।
पयस्वानग्न आ गहि तं मा सं सृज वर्चसा ॥९॥


O Water, because of your presence, the Atmosphere is so refreshing, and imparts us with vigour and strength.
We revere you who gladdens us by your Pure essence.

O Water, this auspicious Sap of yours, please share with us,
Like a Mother desiring (to share her best possession with her children).

O Water, when your invigorating essence goes to one affected by weakness, it enlivens him,
O Water, you are the source of our lives.

O Water, may the auspicious divinity which is wished for be present in you when we drink (water).
May the auspiciousness which supports you, flow to us.

O Water, may the divinity in Water dwell in the Farm lands,
O Water, I implore you to give nutrition (to the crops).

O Water, Soma told me that in Water is present all Medicinal Herbs of the World, …
and also Agni (Fire) who brings auspiciousness to the World.

O Water, you are abundantly filled with Medicinal Herbs; Please protect my body, …
so that I can see the Sun for long (i.e. I live long).

O Water, please wash away whatever wicked tendencies are in me, …
and also wash away the treacheries burning me from within, and any falsehood present in my Mind.

O Water, today, to you who is pervaded by fine Rasa (Invigorating Sap) I came,
I deeply enter (i.e. bathe) in you who is pervaded by Agni (Fire Principle); May that Agni produce lustre in me.

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