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 yasmātsomo nāma | yatra vā eṣo'gre devānāṃ havirbabhūva taddhekṣāṃ cakre maiva sarveṇevātmanā devānāṃ havirbhūvamiti tasya yā juṣṭatamā tanūrāsa tāmapanidadhe tadvai devā aspṛṇvata te hocurupaivaitām pravṛhasva sahaiva na etayā haviredhīti tāṃ dūra ivopaprāvṛhata svā vai ma eṣeti tasmātsomo nāma
Preview of English translation:
22. Now as to why he is called Soma. When he first became sacrificial food for the gods, he thought within him, “I must not become, sacrificial food for the gods with my whole self!” That form of his which was most pleasing he accordingly put aside. Thereupon the gods were victorious; they said, “Draw that unto thee, for therewith shalt thou become our food!” He drew it to him even from afar, saying, verily, that is mine own (sva me): hence he was called Soma.
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Also see the following editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Satapatha-brahmana Verse 126.96.36.199