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 hiraṇyamādāya śālāmabhyaiti | dakṣiṇena vediṃ dakṣiṇā upatiṣṭhante so'greṇa śālāṃ tiṣṭhannabhimantrayate rūpeṇa vo rūpamabhyāgāmiti na ha agre paśavo dānāya cakṣamire te'panidhāya svāni rupāṇi śarīraiḥ pratyupātiṣṭhanta tānetaddevāḥ svaireva rūpairyajñasyārdhādupāyaṃste svāni rūpāṇi jānānā abhyavāyaṃste rātamanaso 'laṃ dānāyābhavaṃstatho evaināneṣa etatsvaireva rūpairyajñasyārdhādupaiti te svāni rūpāṇi jānānā abhyavāyanti te rātamanaso'laṃ dānāya bhavanti

Preview of English translation:

14. Thereupon, taking some gold, (the sacrificer) goes to the hall. South of the altar stand the Dakshina (cows). Standing in front of the hall, he respectfully addresses them with (Vajasaneyi Samhita VII, 45), “By your beauty have I come to beauty.” Now at first cattle did not submit to being given away. Laying aside their own beauteous forms they approached with their (bare) bodies. The gods then went up to them from the offering ground with their (the animals’) own forms; and they, knowing their own forms, resigned themselves and became well-disposed to being given away. And in like manner does he now go up to them from the offering ground with their own forms; and they, knowing their own forms, resign themselves and become well-disposed to being given away.

For a detailled translation, including proper diacritics and footnotes, go the full English translation.

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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