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).

athājāyām pratīcīnamukhyāṃ vācayati | tapasastanūrasīti tapaso ha eṣā prajāpateḥ sambhūtā yadajā tasmādāha tapasastanūrasīti prajāpatervarṇa iti yattriḥ saṃvatsarasya vijāyate tena prajāpatervarṇaḥ parameṇa paśunā krīyasa iti yattriḥ saṃvatsarasya vijāyate tena paramaḥ paśuḥ sahasrapoṣam puṣeyamityāśiṣamevaitadāśāste bhūmā vai sahasram bhūmānaṃ gacānītyevaitadāha

Preview of English translation:

8. He then makes him (the sacrificer) say on the she-goat, which stands facing the west, “Thou art the bodily form of fervour,”—that she-goat was indeed produced as the bodily form of fervour, of Prajapati; hence he says, “Thou art the bodily form of fervour,”—“Prajapati’s kind,” because she brings forth three times in the year, therefore she is Prajapati’s kind. “Thou art bought with the most excellent animal,” because she brings forth three times in the year, she is the most excellent of animals. “May I increase with a thousandfold increase!” Thereby he implores a blessing: a thousand meaning abundance, he thereby means to say, “May I obtain abundance!”

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 3.3.3.8

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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