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).
te'stamite prāñca upaniṣkrāmanti | te jaghanenāhavanīyamāsate'greṇa havirdhāne tānvācaṃyamāneva vācaṃyamaḥ pratirasthātā vasatīvarībhirabhipariharati te yatkāmā āsīraṃstena vācaṃ visṛjerankāmairha sma vai purarṣayaḥ sattramāsate'sau naḥ kāmaḥ sa naḥ samṛdhyatāmiti yadyu anekakāmāḥ syurlokakāmā vā prajākāmā vā paśukāmā vā
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23. When the sun has set, they go out (of the Sadas) eastward, and sit down behind the Ahavaniya, in front of the Havirdhana shed. Round them, sitting speechless, the Pratiprasthatri carries the Vasativari water. For whatever object they perform the session, therewith let them release their speech. For in olden times the Rishis were wont to hold sacrificial sessions for certain objects,—“such is our wish: may that be fulfilled!” And if they be desirous of different objects, desirous of subjects, desirous of offspring, desirous of cattle,—
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Other print editions:
Also see the following print editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Satapatha-brahmana Verse 18.104.22.168