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 upadadhāti | dhruvamasi pṛthivīṃ dṛṃheti pṛthivyā eva rūpeṇaitadeva dṛṃhatyetenaiva dviṣantam bhrātṛvyamavabādhate brahmavani tvā kṣatravani sajātavanyupadadhāmi bhrātṛvyasya vadhāyeti bahvī vai yajuḥsvāśīstadbrahma ca kṣatraṃ cāśāsta ubhe vīrya sajātavanīti bhūmā vai sajātāstadbhūmānamāśāsta upadadhāmi bhrātṛvyasya badhāyeti yadi nābhicaredyadya abhicaredamuṣya badhāyeti brūyādabhinihitameva savyasya pāṇeraṅgulyā bhavati

Preview of English translation:

7. He puts it on, with the text (Vajasaneyi Samhita I, 17 d): “Thou art firm; make thou the earth firm!” For under the form of the earth he renders this same (sacrifice) firm; by it he chases away the spiteful enemy. He adds: “Thee, devoted to the Brahman, devoted to the kshatra, devoted to the (sacrificer”s) kinsmen, I put on for the destruction of the enemy!' Manifold, indeed, are the prayers for blessing in the sacrificial texts (yajus): by this one he prays for the priestly and military orders, those two towers of strength (vi rye, energies). “Thee, devoted to the (sacrificer”s) kinsmen,' he says, because kinsmen mean wealth, and wealth he thereby prays for. When he says, “I put thee on for the destruction of the enemy,” whether or not he wishes to exorcise, let him say, “for the destruction of so and so!” The moment it (the potsherd) has been put down (and while it is still being touched) with the (fore-)finger of his left hand,—

For a detailled translation, including proper diacritics and footnotes, go the full English translation.

Other print editions:

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

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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