Satapatha-brahmana [sanskrit]

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).

sa yasya gārhapatye havīṃṣi śrapayanti | gārhapatye tasya pātrāṇi saṃsādayanti jaghaneno tarhi gārhapatyaṃ sādayedyasyāhavanīye havīṃṣi śrapayantyāhavanīye tasya pātrāṇi saṃsādayanti jaghaneno tarhyāhavanīyaṃ sādayetpṛthivyāstvā nābhau sādayāmīti madhyaṃ vai nābhirmadhyamabhayaṃ tasmādāha pṛthivyāstvā nābhau sādayāmītyadityā upastha ityupastha ivainadabhārṣuriti āhuryatsuguptaṃ gopāyanti tasmādāhādityā upastha ityagne havyaṃ rakṣeti tadagnaye caivaitaddhaviḥ paridadāti guptyā asyai ca pṛthivyai tasmādāhāgne havyaṃ rakṣeti

Preview of English translation:

23. In the case of one (viz. householder) whose Garhapatya fire they (the priests) use for coking oblations, they place the utensils in the Garhapatya (house); and let him (the Adhvaryu) in that case put (the winnowing basket with the rice) down at the back (or west) side of the Garhapatya. But in the case of one whose Ahavaniya they use for cooking oblations, they place the utensils together in the Ahavaniya; and let him in that case put it (the rice) down at the back of the Ahavaniya. He should (in either case) do so, with the text (Vajasaneyi Samhita I, 11 e), “On the navel of the earth I place thee!” for the navel means the centre, and the centre is safe from danger: for this reason he says, “On the navel of the earth I place thee!” And further, “In the lap of Aditi (the boundless or inviolable earth)!” for when people guard anything very carefully, they commonly say that 'they, as it were, carried it in their lap;' and this is the reason why he says, “In the lap of Aditi!” And further, “O Agni, do thou protect this offering!” whereby he makes this oblation over for protection both to Agni and to this earth: for this reason he says, “O Agni, do thou protect this offering!”

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Other editions:

Also see the following editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Satapatha-brahmana Verse

Cover of edition (1882)

The Satapatha Brahmana (In Five Volumes)
by Julius Eggeling (1882)

2551 pages; [Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt. Ltd.]

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Cover of edition (2009)

The Satapatha Brahmana (3 volumes)
by Dr Jeet Ram Bhatt (2009)

Sanskrit Text with English Translation; 1726 pages; [Publisher: Eastern Book Linkers]; ISBN: 9788178541693

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Cover of edition (2002)

The Satapatha Brahmana (With The Commentary of Sayanacarya and Harisvamin)
by Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan (2002)

3483 pages; [शतपथ ब्राह्मणम्] According to the Madhyandina Recension; Commetaries: (1) Vedarthaprakash (Vedartha-prakasha) by Shrimat-Trayibhashyakar Sayanacharya, (2) Sarvavidyanidhana Kavindracharya Saraswati.

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Cover of edition (1993)

Studies in the Satapatha-Brahmana
by Dr. (Mrs.) Santi Banerjee (1993)

236 pages; [Publisher: Sanskrit Pustak Bhandar]

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Cover of edition (1982)

Cultural Study of the Satapatha Brahman (in Hindi)
by Dr. Urmila Devi Sharma (1982)

106 pages; Shatapatha Brahmana Ek Sanskritik Adhyan; [Publisher: Meharchand Lakshmandas Publications]

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