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 imam pṛthivīm praviveśa | taṃ khanantaivānvīṣustamanvavindaṃstāvimau vrīhiyavau tasmādapyetāvetarhi khananta ivaivānuvindanti sa yāvadvīryavaddha vā asyaite sarve paśava ālabdhāḥ syustāvadvīryavaddhāsya havireva bhavati ya evametadvedātro sā sampadyadāhuḥ pāṅktaḥ paśuriti
Preview of English translation:
7. It entered into this earth. They searched for it, by digging. They found it (in the shape of) those two (substances), the rice and barley: therefore even now they obtain those two by digging; and as much efficacy as all those sacrificed animal victims would have for him, so much efficacy has this oblation (of rice etc.) for him who knows this. And thus there is in this oblation also that completeness which they call 'the fivefold animal sacrifice.'
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Also see the following print editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Satapatha-brahmana Verse 188.8.131.52