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).
yadvā āhavanīyamupatiṣṭhate | paśūṃstadyācate tasmāttamuccāvacaiścandobhirupatiṣṭhata uccāvacā iva hi paśavo'tha yadgārhapatyam puruṣāṃstadyācate tadgāyatram prathamaṃ tricaṃ gāyatraṃ vā agneścandaḥ svenaivainametaccandasopaparaiti
Preview of English translation:
32. Now when he approaches the Ahavaniya, he prays for cattle: he therefore approaches it with metres great and small, since cattle are of great and small size. And when he approaches the Garhapatya, he prays for men: hence the first tristich is in the gayatri metre, since the gayatri is Agni’s metre, and he thus approaches him with his own metre.
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Also see the following editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Satapatha-brahmana Verse 184.108.40.206