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).

sa hovāca | kim me tataḥ syāditi brāhmaṇācaṃsyā te brahmasāma ta iti tasmādbrāhmaṇācaṃsinam pravṛṇīta indro brahmā brāhmaṇāditīndrasya hyeṣā sa indro dakṣiṇata āstāthābhaye nāṣṭra uttarato yajñamupācaraṃstasmādya eva vīryavattamaḥ syātsa dakṣiṇata āsītātābhaye'nāṣṭra uttarato yajñamupacareyuryo vai brāhmaṇānāmanūcānatamaḥ sa eṣāṃ vīryavattamo'tha yadidaṃ ya eva kaśca brahmā bhavati kuvittūṣṇīmāsta iti tasmādya eva vīryavattamaḥ syātsa dakṣiṇata āsītāthābhaye'nāṣṭra uttarato yajñamupacareyustasmādbrāhmaṇā dakṣiṇata āsate 'thābhaye'nāṣṭra uttarato yajñamupacaranti

Preview of English translation:

5. He said, “What will be my reward then?”—“The office of Brahmanachamsin shall be thine, the Brahmasaman shall be thine!”—Hence one elects the Brahmanachamsin with, “Indra is the Brahman, by virtue of the Brahmaship!” for to Indra belongs this (office). Indra sat on the south side, and they entered upon the sacrifice on the north side in a place free from danger and injury. Therefore let him who is the strongest sit on the south side, and let them then enter upon the sacrifice on the north side in a place free from danger and injury. Now he, forsooth, who is the most learned of Brahmans, is the strongest of them; and as now any one is (able to become) a (superintendent) Brahman—nay, does he not sit still?—therefore whosoever is the strongest of them, let him sit on the south side, and let them then enter upon the sacrifice on the north side in a place free from danger and injury. Hence Brahmans sit on the south side (of the vedi), and they enter upon the sacrifice on the north side in a place free from danger and injury.

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 4.6.6.5

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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