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).
tatparidhatte | dīkṣātapasostanūrasītyadīkṣitasya vāasyaiṣāgre tanūrbhavatyathātra dīkṣātapasostasmādāha dīkṣātapasostanūrasīti tāṃ tvā śivāṃ śagmām paridadha iti tāṃ tvā śivāṃ sādhvīm paridadha ityevaitadāha bhadraṃ varṇam puṣyanniti pāpavā eṣo'gre varṇam puṣyati yamamumadīkṣito'thātra bhadraṃ tasmādāha bhadraṃ varṇam puṣyanniti
Preview of English translation:
20. He puts it round him, with the text, “Thou art the covering of consecration and penance;” heretofore, indeed, this was the covering of him as one unconsecrated, but now it is that of consecration and penance: hence he says, “thou art the covering of consecration and penance.” 'I put thee on, the kindly and auspicious;' whereby he means to say, “I put thee on, the kindly and pleasing one;”- 'fostering a fair appearance;' for evil indeed is that appearance which he has heretofore fostered while unconsecrated; but now (he fosters) a fair appearance: therefore he says, “fostering a fair appearance.”
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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 18.104.22.168