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 nigrābhyābhyo grahānvigṛhṇate | āpo ha vai vṛtraṃ jaghnustenaivaitadvīryeṇāpaḥ syandante syandamānānāṃ vai vasatīvarīrgṛhṇāti vasatīvarībhyo nigrābhyā nigrābyābhyo grahānvigṛhṇate tenaivaitadvīryeṇa grahānvigṛhṇate hotṛcamasādyoṣā ṛgghotā yoṣāyai imāḥ prajāḥ prajāyante tadenametasyai yoṣāyā ṛco hotuḥ prajanayati tasmāddhotṛcamasāt

Preview of English translation:

25. And from the Nigrabhya water they draw the several grahas (cups or libations of Soma). For it was the waters that slew Vritra, and in virtue of this prowess they flow; and it is from flowing water that he takes the Vasativari water, and from the Vasativari the Nigrabhya water; and from the Nigrabhya water the several grahas are drawn. In virtue of that prowess, then, the grahas are drawn from the Hotri’s cup. Now the Hotri means the Rik (fem.), a woman; and from woman creatures are born here on earth: hence he makes him (Soma) to be born from that woman, the Rik, the Hotri; wherefore (he takes the grahas) from the Hotri’s cup.

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Other editions:

Also see the following editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Satapatha-brahmana Verse

Cover of edition (1882)

The Satapatha Brahmana (In Five Volumes)
by Julius Eggeling (1882)

2551 pages; [Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt. Ltd.]

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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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