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).

so'nvāha | agniṃ dūtaṃ vṛṇīmaha iti devāśca asurāścobhaye prājāpatyāḥ paspṛdhire tāṃtspardhamānāṅgāyatryantarā tasthau vai gāyatryāsīdiyaṃ vai pṛthivīyaṃ haiva tadantarā tasthau ta ubhaya eva vidāṃ cakruryatarānvai na iyamupāvartsyati te bhaviṣyanti paretare bhaviṣyantīti tāmubhaya evopamantrayāṃ cakrire'gnireva devānāṃ dūta āsa saharakṣā ityasurarakśasamasurāṇāṃ sāgnimevānupreyāya tasmādanvāhāgniṃ dūtaṃ vṛṇīmaha iti sa hi devānāṃ dūta āsīddhotāraṃ viśvavedasamiti

Preview of English translation:

34. He recites [the eighth samidheni]: “Agni we choose as messenger!” Now the gods and the Asuras, both of them sprang from Prajapati, were contending for superiority. When they were thus contending, the gayatri stood between them. That gayatri was the same as this earth, and this earth indeed lay between them. Now both of them knew that whichever she would side with, they would be victorious and the others would be defeated. Both parties then invited her secretly to come to them. Agni acted as messenger for the gods; and an Asura-Rakshas, named Saharakshas, for the Asuras. She then followed Agni: he therefore recites, “Agni we choose for messenger,” because he was the messenger of the gods.—“As Hotri the all-knowing, him!”

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 1.4.1.34

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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