The investiture of sacred thread for all gods ||37||

1Agni said: Listen to (the description of the mode of) investiture for all deities. The thread is the primary characteristic as well as its yellow orpiment.
2O the cause of the universe! come here along with the attendant gods. I invite you in the morning and offer this sacred thread.
3O the creator of the universe. Salutations to you! Accept this sacred thread for the sake of purification (and which) conveys the fruits of the annual worship.
4O God Siva! Salutations to you I Accept this sacred thread along with garlands of gems and corals and mandara flowers.
5-6O lord of the learned in the Vedas! Let this be your annual worship. After having accomplished this annual worship of mine according to the rules, O articles of worship! go to heavens after being discarded by me. O lord Sun! Salutations to you. Accept this article of worship.
7O Lord Siva! Salutations to you. Accept this article of worship which is capable of yielding fruits of annual worship for the sake of purification.
8O lord of ganas! Salutations to you. Accept this article of worship which is capable of yielding fruits of annual worship for the sake of purification.
9O goddess Sakti! Salutations to you. Accept this article of worship which is capable of yielding fruits of annual worship for the sake of purification.
10-14I dedicate unto you this excellent thread verily the same as (lord) Narayana and (lord) Aniruddha and which is capable of yielding fruits of annual worship for the sake of purification and which yields wealth, grains and health. I dedicate unto you this excellent thread verily the same as Kamadeva and Sankarsana, which yields learning, progeny and welfare. I dedicate unto you this thread verily the same as Vasudeva, which yields dharma, artha, kama, and moksa and which is the cause for transport over the ocean of mundane existence. This thread verily the universal form is the donor of all things, the destroyer of sins and elevates past and future lineage. I offer in order to the four younger deities with the mystic syllables.