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).
śiro ha vā etadyajñasya yatpuroḍāśaḥ sa gānyevemāni śīrṣṇaḥ kapālānyetānyevāsya kapālāni mastiṣka eva piṣṭāni tadvā etadekamaṅgamekaṃ saha karavāva samānaṃ karavāveti tasmādvā etadubhayaṃ saha kriyate
Preview of English translation:
2. The head of this sacrifice is (represented by) the rice-cake: for those potsherds (kapala), no doubt, are to this (rice-cake) what the skull bones (kapala) are to the head, and the ground rice is nothing else than the brain. Now this (combination of skull and brain) certainly forms one limb: “Let us put that (which is) one together! Let us make it one!” thus they think; and therefore the two acts are done simultaneously.
For a detailled translation, including proper diacritics and footnotes, go the full English translation.
Also see the following editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Satapatha-brahmana Verse 220.127.116.11