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....
2. Having sacrificed Ājya with (the words), 'To the two Aśvins svāhā! To the two Aśvayuj svāhā! To the full moon of Āśvayuja svāhā! To the autumn svāhā! To Paśupati svāhā! To the tawny one svāhā!'
3. He shall sacrifice a mixture of curds and butter with this hymn, 'The cows came hither' (Rig-veda VI, 28), verse by verse.
4. That night they let the calves join their mothers.
5. Then feeding of the Brāhmaṇas.
Footnotes and references:
16, 3. Ghṛtamiśraṃ dadhi pṛṣātakam. Nārāyaṇa. Comp. the Gṛhya-saṃgraha II, 59.