575 – Water, elixir of life

You find this in the Rig Veda, the oldest known Vedic Sanskrit text, about water, one of the very important elements.

Apah Suktam
Aapo Hi Sthaa Mayo
Bhuvasthaa. – Mandala 10, Sukta 9


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.

Sham No Deviir
Abhissttaya Aapo Bhavantu Piitaye I
Sravantu nah II


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.

Aim Hrim Klim


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