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).
sa yemāmavāntaradiśamanu sraktiḥ | tasyāṃ yajamānasya pitre dadātyasāvetatta ityatha yemāmavāntaradiśamanu sraktistasyāṃ yajamānasya pitāmahāya dadātyasāvetatta ityatha yemāmavāntaradiśamanu sraktistasyāṃ yajamānasya prapitāmahāya dadātyasāvetatta ityatha yemāmavāntaradiśamanu sraktistasyāṃ nimṛṣṭe'tra pitaro mādayadhvaṃ yathābhāgamāvṛṣāyadhvamiti yathābhāgamaśnītetyevaitadāha tadyamevam pitṛbhyo dadāti teno svānpitṝnetasmādyajñānnāntareti
Preview of English translation:
36. And in the corner (of the altar) opposite this intermediate quarter (viz. the north-west), he then presents (an obsequial cake) to the Sacrificer’s father, with the formula, “N.N., this for thee!” And in the corner opposite this intermediate quarter (the south-west), he presents one to the Sacrificer’s grandfather, with 'N.N., this for thee!' And in the corner opposite this intermediate quarter (the southeast), he presents one to the Sacrificer’s great-grandfather, with 'N.N., this for thee!' And in the corner opposite this intermediate quarter (the northeast), he cleanses (his hands), with the text (Vajasaneyi Samhita II, 31), “Here, O Fathers, regale yourselves! Like bulls come hither, each to his own share!” whereby he means to say, “Eat ye each his share!” And the reason why he thus presents (food) to the Fathers is that in this way he does not exclude his own fathers from this sacrifice.
For a detailled translation, including proper diacritics and footnotes, go the full English translation.
Other print editions:
Also see the following print editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Satapatha-brahmana Verse 184.108.40.206
The Satapatha Brahmana (3 volumes)
by Dr Jeet Ram Bhatt (2009)
Sanskrit Text with English Translation; 1726 pages; [Publisher: Eastern Book Linkers]; ISBN: 9788178541693Buy now!
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.Buy now!
Studies in the Satapatha-Brahmana
by Dr. (Mrs.) Santi Banerjee (1993)
236 pages; [Publisher: Sanskrit Pustak Bhandar]Buy now!
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]Buy now!