Rig Veda, tr. by Ralph T.H. Griffith, , at sacred-texts.com
HYMN CXLVI. Aranyani....
अरण्यान्यरण्यान्यसौ या परेव नश्यसि |
कथाग्रामं न पर्छसि न तवा भीरिव विन्दती.अ.अ.अन ||
वर्षारवाय वदते यदुपावति चिच्चिकः |
उत गाव इवादन्त्युत वेश्मेव दर्श्यते |
उतो अरण्यानिःसायं शकटीरिव सर्जति ||
गामङगैष आ हवयति दार्वङगैषो अपावधीत |
वसन्नरण्यान्यां सायमक्रुक्षदिति मन्यते ||
न वा अरण्यानिर्हन्त्यन्यश्चेन नाभिगछति |
सवादोःफलस्य जग्ध्वाय यथाकामं नि पद्यते ||
आञ्जनगन्धिं सुरभिं बह्वन्नामक्र्षीवलाम |
पराहम्म्र्गाणां मातरमरण्यानिमशंसिषम ||
araṇyānyaraṇyānyasau yā preva naśyasi |
kathāghrāmaṃ na pṛchasi na tvā bhīriva vindatī.a.a.an ||
vṛṣāravāya vadate yadupāvati ciccikaḥ |
uta ghāva ivādantyuta veśmeva dṛśyate |
uto araṇyāniḥsāyaṃ śakaṭīriva sarjati ||
ghāmaṅghaiṣa ā hvayati dārvaṅghaiṣo apāvadhīt |
vasannaraṇyānyāṃ sāyamakrukṣaditi manyate ||
na vā araṇyānirhantyanyaścen nābhighachati |
svādoḥphalasya jaghdhvāya yathākāmaṃ ni padyate ||
āñjanaghandhiṃ surabhiṃ bahvannāmakṛṣīvalām |
prāhammṛghāṇāṃ mātaramaraṇyānimaśaṃsiṣam ||
1. GODDESS of wild and forest who seemest to vanish from the sight.
How is it that thou seekest not the village? Art thou not afraid?
2 What time the grasshopper replies and swells the shrill cicala's voice,
Seeming to sound with tinkling bells, the Lady of the Wood exults.
3 And, yonder, cattle seem to graze, what seems a dwelling-place appears:
Or else at eve the Lady of the Forest seems to free the wains.
4 Here one is calling to his cow, another there hath felled a tree:
At eve the dweller in the wood fancies that somebody hath screamed.
5 The Goddess never slays, unless some murderous enemy approach.
Man eats of savoury fruit and then takes, even as he wills, his rest.
6 Now have I praised the Forest Queen, sweet-scented, redolent of balm,
The Mother of all sylvan things, who tills not but hath stores of food.
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