by Hermann Oldenberg | 1886 | 27,910 words
The Grihya-sutra of Paraskara, which belongs to the White Yajurveda and forms an appendix to Katyayana's Shrauta-sutra, has been edited, with a German translation. Alternative titles: Pāraskara-gṛhya-sūtra (पारस्कर-गृह्य-सूत्र), Grhya, Pāraskaragṛhyasūtra (पारस्करगृह्यसूत्र), Paraskaragrihyasutra, Paraskaragrhyasutra....
1. If (in the chariot) of a king the axle breaks, or something that is bound loosens itself, or the chariot is overturned, or if another accident happens, or (if one of these same things occurs) when a bride is carried home, he establishes the same fire, prepares Ājya, and sacrifices (two Ājya oblations) separately with the two Mantras, 'Here is joy' (Vāj. Saṃh. VIII, 51 a).
2. Having got ready another chariot, he (i.e. the Purohita or the bridegroom) should make the king or the woman sit down thereon with (the formula), 'In royal power' down to the word, 'in sacrifice' (Vāj. Saṃh. XX, 10), and with the (verse), 'I have seized thee' (ibid. XII, 11).
3. The two beasts that draw the chariot, constitute the sacrificial fee.
4. (This is) the penance.
5. Then (follows) feeding of the Brāhmaṇas.
Footnotes and references:
10, 1. 'The same fire' is the senāgni (the fire belonging to the army) in the case of the king, the nuptial fire in the second case. The two Mantras are the two parts of Vāj. Saṃh. VIII, 51 a.