Chandogya Upanishad (english Translation)

by Swami Lokeswarananda | 165,421 words | ISBN-10: 8185843910 | ISBN-13: 9788185843919

This is the English translation of the Chandogya-upanishad, including a commentary based on Swami Lokeswarananda’s weekly discourses; incorporating extracts from Shankara’s bhasya. The Chandogya Upanishad is a major Hindu philosophical text incorporated in the Sama Veda, and dealing with meditation and Brahman. This edition includes the Sanskrit t...

Verse 5.22.1

अथ यां चतुर्थीं जुहुयात्तां जुहुयात्समानाय स्वाहेति समानस्तृप्यति ॥ ५.२२.१ ॥

atha yāṃ caturthīṃ juhuyāttāṃ juhuyātsamānāya svāheti samānastṛpyati || 5.22.1 ||

1. When he [the eater] offers the fourth oblation, he offers it saying, ‘Samānāya svāhā’ [I offer this as an oblation to samāna]. With this, samāna becomes pleased.

Word-for-word explanation:

Atha, next; yām caturthīm juhuyāt, when he offers the fourth [oblation]; tām juhuyāt, he offers that; samānāya svāhā iti, [with the mantra] ‘Samānāya svāhā’; samānaḥ tṛpyati, [then] samāna is pleased.


Samāna is the aspect of the vital force responsible for digestion and assimilation of food.