Satapatha-brahmana [sanskrit]

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).

athāśrāvya na hotāram pravṛṇīte | pitṛyajño ayaṃ neddhotāram pitṛṣu dadhānīti tasmānna hotāram pravṛṇīte sīda hotarityevāhopaviśati hotā hotṛṣadana upaviśya prasauti prasūto'dhvaryuḥ srucāvādāya pratyaṅṅatikrāmatyatikramyāśrāvyāha samidho yajeti so'pabarhiṣaścaturaḥ prayājānyajati prajā vai barhirnetprajāḥ pitṛṣu dadhānīti tasmādapabarhiṣaścaturaḥ prayājānyajatyathājyabhāgābhyāṃ carantyājyabhāgābhyāṃ caritvā

Preview of English translation:

23. Having then called for the (Agnidhra's) “Shraushat,” he does not elect the Hotri; for this being a sacrifice to the Manes, he does not elect the Hotri, lest he should consign the Hotri to the Manes. He says, “Hotri, seat thyself!” and takes his seat. The Hotri, having sat down on the Hotri’s seat, urges (the Adhvaryu) to proceed; and thus urged, the Adhvaryu takes the two spoons and steps across to the west (of the fire); and having stepped across and called for the 'Shraushat,' he says, “Pronounce the offering-prayer to the kindling-sticks!” He performs four fore-offerings, omitting the one to the Barhis; for the barhis means offspring, and he therefore performs the four fore-offerings without the one to the barhis, lest he should consign his offspring to the fathers. Thereupon they proceed with the two butter-portions; and having offered the two butter-portions,—

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Other print editions:

Also see the following print editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Satapatha-brahmana Verse 2.6.1.23

Cover of edition (2009)

The Satapatha Brahmana (3 volumes)
by Dr Jeet Ram Bhatt (2009)

Sanskrit Text with English Translation; 1726 pages; [Publisher: Eastern Book Linkers]; ISBN: 9788178541693

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Cover of edition (2002)

The Satapatha Brahmana (With The Commentary of Sayanacarya and Harisvamin)
by Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan (2002)

3483 pages; [शतपथ ब्राह्मणम्] According to the Madhyandina Recension; Commetaries: (1) Vedarthaprakash (Vedartha-prakasha) by Shrimat-Trayibhashyakar Sayanacharya, (2) Sarvavidyanidhana Kavindracharya Saraswati.

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Cover of edition (1993)

Studies in the Satapatha-Brahmana
by Dr. (Mrs.) Santi Banerjee (1993)

236 pages; [Publisher: Sanskrit Pustak Bhandar]

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Cover of edition (1982)

Cultural Study of the Satapatha Brahman (in Hindi)
by Dr. Urmila Devi Sharma (1982)

106 pages; Shatapatha Brahmana Ek Sanskritik Adhyan; [Publisher: Meharchand Lakshmandas Publications]

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