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).
tadiḍāntam bhavati | nānuyājānyajanti śiro vai yajñasyātithyam pūrvārdho vai śiraḥ pūrvārdhamevaitadyajñasyābhisaṃskaroti sa yaddhānuyājānyajedyathā śīrṣataḥ paryāhṛtya pādau pratidadhyādevaṃ tattasmādiḍāntaṃ bhavati nānuyājānyajanti
Preview of English translation:
26. It (the guest-offering) ends with the Ida; no after-offerings are performed. For the guest-offering is the head of the sacrifice, and the head is the fore-part: he thus fits him up as the head of the sacrifice. But were he to perform the after-offerings, it would be as if, by reversing, he were to put the feet in the place of the head. Hence it ends with the Ida, and no after-offerings are performed.
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