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).
yadvevaitā asapatnā upadadhāti | etadvai prajāpatimetasminnātmanaḥ pratihite sarvataḥ pāpmopāyatata sa etā iṣṭakā apaśyadasapatnāstā upādhatta tābhistam pāpmānamapāhata pāpmā vai sapatnastadyadetābhiḥ pāpmānaṃ sapatnamapāhata tasmādetā asapatnāḥ
Preview of English translation:
6. And as to why he lays down those Asapatnas. Now at that time, when that (part) of his body had been restored, evil beset Prajapati on every side. He saw those foeless bricks, and laid them down, and by means of them he drove off evil, for foe means evil; and because, by means of them he drove off the foe, evil, therefore they are (called) “foeless” (bricks).
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Also see the following print editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Satapatha-brahmana Verse 220.127.116.11