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).

atha yatra mekṣyanbhavati | tatkṛṣṇaviṣāṇayā loṣṭaṃ kiṃcidvopahantīyaṃ te yajñiyā tanūritīyaṃ vai pṛthivī devo devayajanī dīkṣitena nābhimihyā tasyā etadudgṛhyaiva yajñiyāṃ tanūmathāyajñiyaṃ śarīramabhimehatyapo muñcāmi na prajāmityubhayaṃ ata etyāpaśca retaśca sa etadapa eva muñcati na prajāmaṃhomucaḥ svāhākṛtā ityaṃhasa iva hyetā muñcanti yadudare guṣṭitam bhavati tasmā dāhāṃhomuca iti svāhākṛtām pṛthivīmāviśatetyāhutayo bhūtvā śāntāḥ pṛthivīmāviśatetyevaitadāha

Preview of English translation:

20. When he intends to pass urine, he takes up a clod of earth or some other object by means of the deer’s horn, with the text (Vajasaneyi Samhita IV, 13), “This (O Earth) is thy covering meet for worship.” For this earth truly is divine, and serves as a place for the worship of the gods: it must not be defiled by him who is consecrated. Having lifted up this its sacrificially pure covering, he now relieves himself on its impure body, with the formula, “I discharge not offspring, but waters,”—for so indeed he does; 'delivering from trouble, and consecrated by Svaha,'—for they do indeed deliver from trouble what is pressed together inside: therefore he says, “delivering from trouble,”—“consecrated by Svaha, enter ye the earth!” whereby he means to say, “Having become offerings, do ye enter the earth, appeased!”

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

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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