by Hermann Oldenberg | 1892 | 37,649 words
Hiranyakeshin (Hiranyakeshi) was the founder of a ritual and scholastic tradition belonging to the Taittiriya branch of the Black Yajurveda. Alternative titles: Hiraṇyakeśin-gṛhya-sūtra (हिरण्यकेशिन्-गृह्य-सूत्र), Hiranyakeshin, Hiraṇyakeśī (हिरण्यकेशी), Hiranyakeshi, Hiranyakesin, Grhya, Hiraṇyakeśīgṛhyasūtra (हिरण्यकेशीगृह्यसूत्र), Hiranyakesigr...
1. For Brahman, Prajāpati, Bṛhaspati, Agni, Vāyu, the Sun, the Moon, the Stars, king Indra, king Yama, king Varuṇa, king Soma, king Vaiśravaṇa, for the Vasus, the Rudras, the Ādityas, the Viśve devās, the Sādhyas, the Ṛbhus, the Bhṛgus, the Maruts, the Atharvans, the Aṅgiras: for these divine beings.
2. Viśvāmitra, Jamadagni, Bharadvāja and Gautama, Atri, Vasiṣṭha, Kaśyapa: these are the seven Ṛṣis.
3. Wearing their sacrificial cords below (round their body) they arrange towards the north, at a place that is inclined towards the north, seats of northward-pointed Darbha grass, so that they end in the east, for Viśvāmitra, Jamadagni, Bharadvāja, Gautama, Atri, Vasiṣṭha, Kaśyapa.
4. Between Vasiṣṭha and Kaśyapa they arrange (a seat) for Arundhatī, (the wife of Vasiṣṭha);
5. Towards the south, in a place inclined towards the east, for Agastya.
6. Then for the (following) teachers, ending with those who teach (only) one Veda (?), viz. for Kṛṣṇa Dvaipāyana, Jātūkaṇya, Tarukṣa, Tṛṇabindu, Varmin, Varūthin, Vājin, Vājaśravas, Satyaśravas, Suśravas, Sutaśravas, Somaśushmāyaṇa, Satvavat, Bṛhaduktha Vāmadev(y)a, Vājiratna, Haryajvāyana, Udamaya, Gautama, Ṛṇañjaya, Ṛtañjaya, Kṛtañjaya, Dhanañjaya, Babhru, Tryaruṇa, Trivarṣa, Tridhātu, Śibinta, Parāśara, Viṣṇu, Rudra, Skanda, Kāśiśvara, Jvara, Dharma, Artha, Kāma, Krodha, Vasiṣṭha, Indra, Tvaṣṭṛ, Kartṛ, Dhartṛ, Dhātṛ, Mṛtyu, Savitṛ, Sāvitrī, and for each Veda, for the Ṛg-veda, the Yajur-veda, the Sāma-veda, the Atharva-veda, the Itihāsa and Purāṇa.
7. Towards the south, with their sacrificial cords suspended over their right shoulders, in a place inclined towards the south, they arrange seats of southward-pointed Darbha grass, so that they end in the west
Footnotes and references:
19, 1. According to Mātṛdatta, they prepare a seat for Brahman with the words, 'For Brahman I prepare (a seat),' and so on. Comp. chap. 20, 3.
This is a frequently quoted versus memorialis.