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).

puruṣasya prathamamutsṛjati | taṃ hi prathamamupadadhātīmam hiṃsīrdvipādam paśumiti dvipādvā eṣa paśuryatpuruṣastam hiṃsīrityetatsahasrākṣo medhāya cīyamāna iti hiraṇyaśakalairvā eṣa sahasrākṣo medhāyetyannāyetyetanmayum paśum medhamagne juṣasveti kimpuruṣo vai mayuḥ kimpuruṣamagne juṣasvetyetattena cinvānastanvo niṣīdetyātmā vai tanūstena cinvāna ātmānaṃ saṃskuruṣvetyetanmayuṃ te śugṛcatu yaṃ dviṣmastaṃ te śugṛcatviti tanmayau ca śucaṃ dadhāti yaṃ ca dveṣṭi tasmiṃśca

Preview of English translation:

32. He first removes that of the man—for him he puts down first—with (Vajasaneyi Samhita XIII, 47), “Harm not this two-footed animal!” the two-footed animal doubtless is the same as man: thus, “do not harm that one!”—“(thou) the thousand-eyed, being built for pith;”—the thousand-eyed he (Agni) is on account of the chips of gold; 'for pith,' that is, “for food.”—“Graciously accept thou, O Agni, the sham-man, the victim, as pith!” a sham-man is a kim-purusha (mock-man): thus, “accept graciously the kim-purusha, O Agni!”—“Building up therewith thy forms, get thee settled!” the form is the self: thus, “Building up therewith, perfect thyself!”—“Let thy burning heat reach the sham-man! let thy burning heat reach him whom we hate!” he thereby lays burning heat into the sham-man, and into him whom he hates.

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Other editions:

Also see the following editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Satapatha-brahmana Verse

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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