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).
taddhaike | mahendrāyeti kurvantīndro vā eṣa purā vṛtrasya vadhādatha vṛtraṃ hatvā yathā mahārājo vijigyāna evam mahendro'bhavattasmānmahendrāyeti tadvindrāye=tyeva kuryādindro vā eṣa purā vṛtrasya vadhādindro vṛtraṃ jaghnivāṃstasmādvindrāyetyeva kuryāt
Preview of English translation:
21. Now some people offer (the Sannayya) to (Indra under the name of) “Mahendra” (the great Indra), arguing, “Before the slaying of Vritra he was Indra, it is true; but after slaying Vritra he became Mahendra, even as (a ragan, or king, becomes) a Maharaja after obtaining the victory: hence (the Sannayya should be offered) to Mahendra.” Let him, nevertheless, offer it to 'Indra;' for Indra he was before the slaying of Vritra, and Indra he is after slaying Vritra: therefore let him offer it to 'Indra.'
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Also see the following print editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Satapatha-brahmana Verse 126.96.36.199