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. In (the month) Pauṣa, under (the Nakṣatra) Rohiṇī, or at the middle Aṣṭakā let them celebrate the conclusion of the study (of the Veda).
2. Let them go to the brink of water and make water oblations to the gods, the metres, the Vedas, the Ṛṣis, the ancient teachers, the Gandharvas, the other teachers, the year with its divisions, and to their own ancestors and teachers.
3. After having four times quickly recited the Sāvitrī, they should say, 'We have finished.'
4. Interruption (of the study) and (continuation of the) teaching as stated above.
Footnotes and references:
12, 1. See Āśvalāyana-Gṛhya III, 5, 20; Śāṅkhāyana-Gṛhya IV, 6. On the three Aṣṭakās, see below, III, 3, 1.
Śāṅkhāyana-Gṛhya IV, 5, 17, where the same expression kṣapaṇa for interruptions of the study is used. The words 'as above' refer to chap. 10, 23. 24.