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).
ṛṣabho vaiśvānarasya dakṣiṇā | saṃvatsaro vai vaiśvānaraḥ saṃvatsaraḥ prajāpatirṛṣabho vai paśūnām prajāpatistasmādṛṣabho vaiśvānarasya dakṣiṇā kṛṣṇaṃ vāso vāruṇasya taddhi vāruṇaṃ yatkṛṣṇaṃ yadi kṛṣṇaṃ na vindedapi yadeva kiṃ ca vāsaḥ syādgranthibhirhi vāso vāruṇaṃ varuṇyo hi granthiḥ
Preview of English translation:
17. A bull is the fee for the Vaishvanara (oblation); for Vaishvanara is the year, and Prajapati is the year; and the bull is the Prajapati (lord of creatures or generation) among cows: therefore a bull is the fee for the Vaishvanara. A black cloth for the Varuna (oblation), for what is black belongs to Varuna. If he cannot obtain a black one, any kind of cloth will do: it is by its knots that the cloth belongs to Vanilla, for the knot is sacred to Varuna.
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Also see the following print editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Satapatha-brahmana Verse 126.96.36.199