Shatapathabrahmana, Shatapatha-brahmana, Śatapathabrāhmaṇa: 4 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Śatapathabrāhmaṇa can be transliterated into English as Satapathabrahmana or Shatapathabrahmana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

General definition (in Hinduism)

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Source: WikiPedia: Hinduism

Śatapathabrāhmaṇa (शतपथब्राह्मण) or “Brahmana of one-hundred paths”, abbreviated ŚB, is one of the prose texts describing the Vedic ritual, associated with the White Yajurveda. Read online: Shatapatha Brahmana.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Śatapathabrāhmaṇa (शतपथब्राह्मण).—Name of a well-known Brāhma- ṇa attached to the Śukla Yajurveda; कृत्स्नं शतपथं चैव प्रणेष्यसि द्विजर्षभ (kṛtsnaṃ śatapathaṃ caiva praṇeṣyasi dvijarṣabha) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 12.318.11.

Derivable forms: śatapathabrāhmaṇam (शतपथब्राह्मणम्).

Śatapathabrāhmaṇa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms śata and pathabrāhmaṇa (पथब्राह्मण).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Śatapathabrāhmaṇa (शतपथब्राह्मण) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—Vs. Mādhyaṃdina Śākhā. Cs. 95-122. 124-134. 551 (Pravargya [fragmentary]). 552 (do). 555-88. (2-13). Cu. add. 2081 (12). 2082 (7). 2470 (a small portion of 2). 2533 (fragments of 6. 10. 12). 2535 (9). 2537 (12). Gb. 13 (13 [fragmentary]). Gov. Or. Libr. Madras 92. Oudh. Xx, 8. Xxii, 42. 44. Peters. 4, 4 ([fragmentary]). Rgb. 26 ([fragmentary]). 27 ([fragmentary]). Stein 7-9. Kāṇvaśākhā. Cs. 135 (Pravargya). 547 (Pravargya). inc. 589 (Pravargya). inc.
—[commentary] by Sāyaṇa. Cs. 123 (10). Cu. add. 1723-25 (10. 8. 6). Oudh. Xx, 8. Stein 9 (1-3. 5-11).
—[commentary] by Harisvāmin. Stein 9 (1).

2) Śatapathabrāhmaṇa (शतपथब्राह्मण):—Ulwar 123.

3) Śatapathabrāhmaṇa (शतपथब्राह्मण):—Bd. 46 (inc.). Name not stated. 1) Haviryajña. Bd. 42-45. L.. 51 (1, 1, 3 till 9, 3, 21). 52 (till 1, 6, 3, 41). Peters. 5, 58.
—Ekapādikā. Bd. 42-45. Peters. 5, 59.
—3) Adhvara. Bd. 42-45. Peters. 5, 60.
—4) Graha. As p. 193 (2 Mss.). Bd. 42-44. 45 (inc.).
—5) Sava. Bd. 45 (inc.). Peters. 5, 61.
—6) Ukhāsambharaṇa. Peters. 5, 62.
—7) Hastighaṭa wanting. 8) Citi. Peters. 5, 63.
—9) Saṃciti. Peters. 5, 64. -10) Agnirahasya. Peters. 5, 65. C. by Sāyaṇa. Peters. 6, 1.
—11) Aṣṭādhyāyī. As p. 193 (2 Mss.).
—12) Madhyama. Peters. 5, 66. 13) Aśvamedha. As p. 193. Peters. 5, 67.
—14) Āraṇyaka. L.. 53 (14, 1, 1, 6 up to the end). 54 (from the beginning to the end of the second Prapāṭhaka). Peters. 5, 68. 69 (inc.). Kāṇvaśākhā. (All the Mss. from As p. 193). 1) Ekapādikā. 2) Havyakāṇḍa. 3) Uddhāri. 4) Adhvara. 5) Graha. 6) Vājapeya. 7) Rājasūya. 8) Ukhāsambharaṇa. 9) Hastighaṭa. 10) Citi (2 Mss., the second inc.). 11) Saṃciti (2 Mss., the second inc.). 12) Agnirahasya. 13) Aṣṭādhyāyī, called Uddālakakhaṇḍa. 14) Madhyama (2 Mss.). 15) Aśvamedha.
—Khilakhaṇḍa a part of the Bṛhadāraṇyaka. C. Vedārthadīpikā by Anantācārya (only on Aṣṭādhyāyī). As p. 193.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Śatapathabrāhmaṇa (शतपथब्राह्मण):—[=śata-patha-brāhmaṇa] [from śata-patha > śata] n. ‘the Brāhmaṇa with a h° paths or sections’ Name of a well-known Brāhmaṇa attached to the Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā or White Yajur-veda, (like the Saṃhitā, this Brāhmaṇa is ascribed to the Ṛṣi Yājñavalkya; it is perhaps the most modern of the Brāhmaṇas, and is preserved in two Śākhās or schools, Mādhyaṃdina and Kāṇva; the version belonging to the former is best known, and is divided into fourteen Kāṇḍas or books which contain one hundred Adhyāyas or lectures [or according to another arrangement into sixty-eight Prapāṭhakas]; the whole work is regarded as the most systematic and interesting of all the Brāhmaṇas, and though intended mainly for ritual and sacrificial purposes, is full of curious mythological details and legends; cf. yajur-veda, vijasaneyisaṃhitā, brāhmaṇa), [Indian Wisdom, by Sir M. Monier-Williams 25 etc.]

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