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).
tadu haike'nvāhuḥ | hotā yo viśvavedasa iti nedaramityātmāna bravāṇīti tadu tathā na brūyānmānuṣaṃ ha te yajñe kurvanti vyṛddhaṃ vai tadyajñasya yanmānuṣaṃ nedvyṛddham yajñe karavāṇīti tasmādyathaivarcānūktamevānubrūyāddhotāraṃ viśvavedasamityevāsya yajñasya sukratumityeṣa hiyajñasyasukraturyadagnistasmādāhāsya yajñasya sukratumiti seyaṃ devānupāvavarta tato devā abhavanparāsurā bhavati ha vā ātmanā parāsya sapatnā bhavanti yasyaivaṃ viduṣa etāmanvāhuḥ
Preview of English translation:
35. Here now some people recite, “He who is the Hotri of the all-knowing;” lest (in saying 'for Hotri, the all-knowing, him') one should say to oneself 'enough (i.e. have done)!' This, however, he should not do; for by (doing) so they do at the sacrifice what is human; and what is human, is inauspicious at a sacrifice. Therefore, lest he should do what is inauspicious at the sacrifice, he should recite, just as it is recited by the Rik, “for Hotri, the all-knowing, him!” [He continues], “Performing well this sacrifice!” for he, Agni, is indeed a good performer of the sacrifice: for this reason he says, “performing well this sacrifice.” She (gayatri, or the earth) sided with the gods, and the gods thereupon were victorious and the Asuras were defeated: and verily he for whom, knowing this, they recite this (verse), is himself victorious and his adversaries are defeated.
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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