by Hermann Oldenberg | 1892 | 12,023 words

These Sutras give some general information about the performance of sacrifices, and may prove useful to the students both of the Shrauta and the Grihya sacrifices. Paribhasha is defined as a general rule or definition applicable throughout a whole system, and more binding than any particular rule. Alternative titles: Āpastamba-yajña-paribhāṣā-sūtr...


This is part two of two of the Sacred Books of the East translation of the Grihya Sutras. The Grihya Sutras are Vedic-era Hindu texts which define rituals and laws relating to birth, initiation, marriage, and death. This volume includes a synoptic comparison of each version, as well as Max Müllers' translation of Apastamba's Yagna-Paribhasha-Sutras and commentary, which features a special index.

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