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).
tam prathayati | vasavastvā kṛṇvantu gāyatreṇa candasāṅgirasvadityayaṃ haiṣa loko nidhistametadvasavo gāyatreṇa candasākurvaṃstathaivainamayametadgāyatreṇa candasā karotyaṅgirasvaditi prāṇo vā aṅgirā dhruvāsīti sthirāsītyetadatho pratiṣṭhitāsīti pṛthivyasīti pṛthivī hyeṣa nidhirdhārayā mayi prajāṃ rāyaspoṣaṃ gaupatyaṃ suvīryaṃ sajātānyajamānāyetyetadvai vasava imaṃ lokaṃ kṛtvā tasminnetāmāśiṣamāśāsata tathaivaitadyajamāna imaṃ lokaṃ kṛtvā tasminnetāmāśiṣamāśāste tām prādeśamātrīṃ kṛtvāthāsyai sarvatastīramunnayati
Preview of English translation:
3. He spreads it out, with (Vajasaneyi Samhita XI, 58), “May the Vasus, Aṅgiras-like, fashion thee by the Gayatri metre!”—for the bottom part is this (terrestrial) world, and this the Vasus fashioned by means of the Gayatri metre; and in like manner does this one now fashion it by means of the Gayatri metre;—“Aṅgiras-like,” he says, for Aṅgiras is the breath. “Thou art steadfast!”—that is, “thou art firm,” or, “thou art fixed;”—“Thou art the earth!”—for this bottom part is indeed the earth;—“Establish in me offspring, increase of wealth, lordship of cattle, manhood, clansmen for the Sacrificer!” For the Vasus, having fashioned this (terrestrial) world, invoked this blessing thereon; and in like manner does the Sacrificer, having fashioned this world, now invoke this blessing thereon. Having made it of the measure of a span (in each direction), he then turns up its edge on each side.
For a detailled translation, including proper diacritics and footnotes, go the full English translation.
Other print editions:
Also see the following print editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Satapatha-brahmana Verse 220.127.116.11
The Satapatha Brahmana (3 volumes)
by Dr Jeet Ram Bhatt (2009)
Sanskrit Text with English Translation; 1726 pages; [Publisher: Eastern Book Linkers]; ISBN: 9788178541693Buy now!
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.Buy now!
Studies in the Satapatha-Brahmana
by Dr. (Mrs.) Santi Banerjee (1993)
236 pages; [Publisher: Sanskrit Pustak Bhandar]Buy now!
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]Buy now!