Śāṅkhāyana-gṛhya-sūtra

by Śāṅkhāyana | 1886 | 37,785 words

The Gṛhya-sūtra ascribed to Śāṅkhāyana, which has been edited and translated into German in the XVth volume of the "Indische Studien", is based on the first of the four Vedas, the Rig-veda in the Bāshkala recension, and among the Brāhmaṇa texts, on the Kaushītaka....

Adhyāya I, Khaṇḍa 18

1. Now the rites of the fourth day.

2. When the three nights have elapsed, he makes offerings of cooked food (with the texts),

3[1]. 'Agni! Thou art expiation; thou art the expiation of the gods. What substance dwells in her that brings death to her husband, that drive away from her.

'Vāyu! Thou art expiation; thou art the expiation of the gods. What substance dwells in her that brings sonlessness, that drive away from her.

'Sūrya! Thou art expiation; thou art the expiation of the gods. What substance dwells in her that brings destruction to the cattle, that drive away from her.

'To god Aryaman the girls have made sacrifice, to Agni; may he, god Aryaman, loosen her from this, and not from that place.

'To god Varuṇa the girls have made sacrifice, to Agni; may he, god Varuṇa, &c.

'To god Pūṣan the girls have made sacrifice, to Agni; may he, god Pūṣan, &c.'

4. The seventh oblation with the verse, 'Prajāpati' (Rig-veda X, 121, 10).

5. The eighth to (Agni) Sviṣṭakṛt.

Footnotes and references:

[1]:

18, 3. As to preto muñcātu māmutaḥ compare Pāraskara I, 6, 2: preto muñcātu mā pateḥ. This passage shows what itaḥ and amutaḥ refer to. Comp. Professor Weber's note 3 at Indische Studien, V, 347.

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