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).
atha yāḥ prokṣaṇyaḥ pariśiṣyante | tābhiroṣadhīnām mūlānyupaninayatyadityai vyundanamasītīyaṃ vai pṛthivyaditistadasyā evaitadoṣadhīnām mūlānyuponatti tā imā ārdramūlā oṣadhayastasmādyadyapi śuṣkāṇyagrāṇi bhavantyārdrāṇyeva mūlāni bhavanti
Preview of English translation:
4. Thereupon he pours the sprinkling-water which is left on the roots of the (grass) plants, with the text (Vajasaneyi Samhita II, 2), “A moistening art thou for Aditi!” Aditi, indeed, is this earth; hence it is for the latter that he thus moistens the roots of the plants: thereby these plants become root-moistened; and even if their tops are dry, their roots at least remain moist.
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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