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).

yunakta sīrā vi yugā tanudhvamiti | yuñjanti hi sīraṃ vi yugāni tanvanti kṛte yonau vapateha bījamiti bījāya eṣā yoniṣkriyate yatsītā yathā ha ayonau retaḥ siñcedevaṃ tadyadakṛṣṭe vapati girā ca śruṣṭiḥ sabharā asanna iti vāgvai gīrannaṃ śruṣṭirnedīya itsṛṇyaḥ pakvameyāditi yadā annam pacyate'tha tatsṛṇyopacaranti dvābhyāṃ yunakti gāyatryā ca triṣṭubhā ca tasyokto bandhuḥ

Preview of English translation:

5. “Yoke ye the ploughs, and stretch across the yokes!”—they indeed yoke the plough, and stretch the yokes across;—“into the ready womb here cast ye the seed!” it is for the seed that that womb, the furrow, is made; and if one casts (seed) into unploughed (ground), it is just as if one were to shed seed elsewhere than into the womb. “And plentiful yield be there through our song!”—the song is speech, and yield means food;—“and let the ripe crop go anigh the sickle!” for when food gets ripe, people approach it with the sickle. With two (verses) he yokes, a Gayatri and a Trishtubh one: the significance of this has been explained.

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

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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