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).
saṃsthite yajñe | dakṣiṇataḥ parītya pūrṇapātraṃ ninayati tathā hyudagbhavati tasmāddakṣiṇataḥ parītya pūrṇapātraṃ ninayati devaloke me'pyasaditi vai yajate yo yajate so'syaiṣa yajño devalokamevābhipraiti tadanūcī dakṣiṇā yāṃ dadāti saiti dakṣiṇāmanvārabhya yajamānaḥ
Preview of English translation:
1. The sacrifice being now complete, he (the Adhvaryu) walks round (the fire) to the south, and pours out a vessel (of water); for thus it is (poured out) towards north: therefore he pours it out after walking round to the south, He who sacrifices, doubtless, sacrifices with a desire that he also may obtain a place in the world of the gods. That sacrifice of his then goes forth towards the world of the gods: after it follows the fee which he gives (to the priests), and holding on to the priests' fee (follows) the sacrificer.
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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