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....

Adhyāya I, Kaṇḍikā 17

1[1]. On the tenth day (after the birth of the child) the father, having made (his wife) get up, and having fed the Brāhmaṇas, gives a name (to the child),

2. Of two syllables, or of four syllables beginning with a sonant, with a semivowel in it, with a long vowel (or) the Visarga (at its end), with a Kṛt (suffix), not with a Taddhita;

3. With an uneven number of syllables, ending in ā, with a Taddhita (suffix) to a girl.

4. (The name) of a Brāhmaṇa (should end in)

śarman (for inst. Viṣṇuśarman), that of a Kṣatriya in varman (for inst. Lakṣmīvarman), that of a Vaiśya in gupta (for inst. Candragupta).

5. In the forth month (follows) the going out.

6. He makes (the child) look at the sun, pronouncing (the verse), 'That eye' (Vāj. Saṃhitā XXXVI, 24).

Footnotes and references:


17, 1. Comp. Gobhila II, 8, 14; Āśvalāyana I, 15, 4.

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