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).
atha dyāvāpṛthivya ekakapālaḥ puroḍāśo bhavati | etairvai havirbhiḥ prajāpatiḥ prajāḥ sṛṣṭvā tā dyāvāpṛthivībhyām paryagṛhṇāttā imā dyāvāpṛthivībhyām parigṛhītāstatho evaiṣa etadya etairhavirbhiḥ prajāḥ sṛjate tā dyāvāpṛthivībhyām parigṛhṇāti tasmāddyāvāpṛthivya ekakapālaḥ puroḍāśo bhavati
Preview of English translation:
17. Then follows a cake on one potsherd for Heaven and Earth. Now when Prajapati had created the living beings by those offerings, he enclosed them within heaven and earth; and so they are now enclosed within heaven and earth. And in like manner he, who by means of those oblations creates living beings, thereby encloses them within heaven and earth: this is why there is a cake on one potsherd for Heaven and Earth.
For a detailled translation, including proper diacritics and footnotes, go the full English translation.
Also see the following editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Satapatha-brahmana Verse 18.104.22.168