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).
tatpratīcīnagrīvamupastṛṇāti | adityāstvagasi prati tvāditirvettvitīyaṃ vai pṛthivyaditistasyā asyai tvagyadidamasyāmadhi kiñca tasmādāhādityāstvagasīti prati tvāditirvettviti prati hi svaḥ saṃ jānīte tatsaṃjñāmevaitatkṛṣṇājināya ca vadati nedanyo'nyaṃ hinasāta ityabhinihitameva savyena pāṇinā bhavati
Preview of English translation:
5. He spreads it (on the ground with the hairy side upwards, and) with its neck-part turned to the west, with the text (Vajasaneyi Samhita I, 14 c): “The skin of Aditi art thou! May Aditi acknowledge thee!” For Aditi is this earth, and whatever is on her, that serves as a skin to her: for this reason he says, “The skin of Aditi art thou!” And 'may Aditi acknowledge thee!' he says, because one who is related (to another) acknowledges (him). Thereby he establishes a mutual understanding between her and the black antelope skin, (thinking) “they will not hurt each other.” While it is still being held down with his left hand,—
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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