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).
ta u hāptyā ūcuḥ | atyeva vayamidamasmatparo nayāmeti kamabhīti ya evādakṣiṇena haviṣā yajātā'iti tasmānnādakṣiṇena haviṣā yajetāptyeṣu ha yajño mṛṣṭa āptyā u ha tasminmṛjate yo'dakṣiṇena haviṣā yajate
Preview of English translation:
4. And the Aptyas then said: “Let us make this pass on beyond us!” 'On whom?' they asked. “On him who shall make an offering without a dakshina (gift to the officiating priests)!” they said. Hence one must not make an offering without a dakshina; for the sacrifice wipes (the guilt) off upon the Aptyas, and the Aptyas wipe it off upon him who makes an offering without a dakshina.
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Other print editions:
Also see the following print editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Satapatha-brahmana Verse 188.8.131.52