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).

athāto gṛhṇātyeva | upayāmagṛhīto'sīndrāya tvā bṛhadvate vayasvata itīndro vai yajñasya devatā tasmādāhendrāya tveti bṛhadvate vayasvata iti vīryavata ityevaitadāha yadāha bṛhadvate vayasvata ityukthāvyaṃ gṛhṇāmītyukthebhyo hyenaṃ gṛhṇāti yatta indra bṛhadvaya iti yatta indra vīryamityevaitadāha tasmai tvā viṣṇave tveti yajñasya hyenamāyuṣe gṛhṇāti tasmādāha tasmai tvā viṣṇave tvetyeṣa te yonirukthebhyastveti sādayatyukthebhyo hyenaṃ gṛhṇāti

Preview of English translation:

10. Now he draws it from that (stream of Soma), with (Vajasaneyi Samhita VII, 22), “Thou art taken with a support: thee for Indra, possessed of the great (chant), possessed of vigour,”—for Indra is the deity of the sacrifice; wherefore he says 'thee for Indra;' and by 'possessed of the great (chant), possessed of vigour,' he means to say 'for him, the strong;'—“I take (thee) the song-pleasing,” for he indeed takes it for songs of praise;—“what great vigour is thine, O Indra”—whereby he means to say, “what strength is thine, O Indra”—“for that (I take) thee! for Vishnu—thee!” for he takes it for the life of the sacrifice: hence he says, “for that—thee! for Vishnu—thee!” With, “This is thy womb: thee for the songs of praise!” he deposits it; for he indeed takes it for songs of praise.

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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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