by Hermann Oldenberg | 1886 | 37,785 words

The Grihya-sutra ascribed to Shankhayana, which has been edited and translated into German in the XVth volume of the "Indische Studien", is based on the first of the four Vedas, the Rig-veda in the Bashkala recension, and among the Brahmana texts, on the Kaushitaka. Alternative titles: Śāṅkhāyana-gṛhya-sūtra (शाङ्खायन-गृह्य-सूत्र), Shank...

Adhyāya V, Khaṇḍa 8

1. If a post puts forth shoots,

2. Let him prepare a mess of cooked food and offer the boiled rice with the two (verses), 'In that way bringing forth deeds' (Śrauta-sūtra III, 17, 1), 'Of tawny shape, weighty, a giver of vigour' (Rig-veda II, 3, 9). A

3[1]. Should the pot for the Praṇītā water, the Ājya- pot, any other earthen (vessel) be damaged and leak,

4[2]. He sacrifices the two Sarvaprāyaścitta oblations and recites the three verses, 'He who without' (Rig-veda VIII, I, 12 seq.), over the broken (vessel).

5[3]. Should the two (Kuśa blades which are used as) strainers be spoiled before the completion of the sacrifice,

6[4]. Let him sacrifice the Sarvaprāyaścitta and make new ones with (the verse), 'In the water, Agni' (Rig-veda VIII, 43, 9).

Footnotes and references:


8, 3. On the Praṇītā water, see above, I, 8, 8. 25.


Comp. I, 9, 12 and the note there.


See I, 8, 14 seqq.


See Sūtra 4.

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