147,532 words | ISBN-10: 812080113X | ISBN-13: 9788120801134
The Sanskrit text of the Satapatha-brahmana: One of the largest works in the category of Vedic (Brahmaic) literature, narrating in extensive detail the various rites, constructions, chants and utensils to be used in Hindu ceremonies. Alternative titles: Śatapathabrāhmaṇa (शतपथब्राह्मण), Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa (शतपथ-ब्राह्मण) Shatapathabrahma (shatapatha).
tā utsicyottareṇa gārhapatyaṃ sādayati | yoṣā vā āpo vṛṣāgnirgṛhā vai gārhapatyastadgṛheṣvevaitanmithunam prajananaṃ kriyate vajraṃ vā eṣa udyacati yo 'paḥ praṇayati yo vā apratiṣṭhito vajramudyacati nainaṃ śaknotyudyantuṃ saṃ hainaṃ śṛṇāti
Preview of English translation:
18. After pouring out some of it (into the jug) he puts it down north of the Garhapatya fire. For water (ap) is female and fire (agni) is male; and the Garhapatya is a house: hence a copulation productive of offspring is thereby effected in this house. Now he who brings forward the water, takes up a thunderbolt; but when he takes up the thunderbolt, he cannot do so unless he is firmly placed; for otherwise it destroys him.
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Also see the following print editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Satapatha-brahmana Verse 184.108.40.206