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).
yadi pālāśānna vindet | atho api vaikaṅkatā syuryadi vaikaṅkatānna vindedatho api kārṣmaryamayāḥ syuryadi kārṣmaryamayānna vindedatho api vailvāḥ syuratho khādirā atho audumbarā ete hi vṛkṣā yajñiyāstasmādeteṣāṃ vṛkṣāṇām bhavanti
Preview of English translation:
20. Should he be unable to procure them of Palasha wood, they may be of Vikankata wood (Flacourtia Sapida); and if he be unable to procure any of Vikankata, they may be of Karshmarya wood (Gmelina Arborea); and if he be unable to procure any of Karshmarya wood, they may be of Vilva (Aegle Marmelos), or of Khadira (Acacia Catechu), or of Udumbara wood (Ficus Glomerata). These, doubtless, are the trees that are suitable for sacrificial purposes, and from these trees they (the enclosing-sticks) are therefore (taken).
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Also see the following print editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Satapatha-brahmana Verse 22.214.171.124