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. Now (follows) the putting up of the water-barrel.
2. To the north-east he digs a pit like (the pit for) a sacrificial post, strews into it Kuśa grass, fried grains, fruits of the soap-tree, and other auspicious things, and therein he establishes the water-barrel with (the words), 'The sea art thou.'
3. He pours water into it with (the verse), 'Ye waters, rich in wealth, ye possess goods. Ye bring us good insight and immortality. Ye are the rulers over wealth and blessed offspring. May Sarasvatī give strength to him who praises her!'
4. And with the three (verses), 'O waters, ye are' (Vāj. Saṃhitā XI, 50 seqq.).
5. Then (follows) feeding of the Brāhmaṇas.
Footnotes and references:
5, 3. Rig-veda X, 30, 12.