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).

atha madhye | ayamuparyarvāgvasuriti parjanyo upari tadyattamāhoparītyupari hi parjanyo'tha yadarvāgvasurityāhāto hyarvāgvasu vṛṣṭirannam prajābhyaḥ pradīyate tasya senajicca suṣeṇaśca senānīgrāmaṇyāviti haimantikau tāvṛtū urvaśī ca pūrvacittiścāpsarasāviti dikcopadiśā ceti ha smāha māhitthirāhutiśca tu te dakṣiṇā cāvasphūrjanhetirvidyutprahetirityavasphūrjanhaivātra hetirvidyutprahetistebhyo namo astviti tasyokto bandhuḥ

Preview of English translation:

20. Then in the middle (he lays down one), with (Vajasaneyi Samhita XV, 19), “This one above, the boon-bestower,” the one above, doubtless, is Parjanya (the rain-god); and when he speaks of him as (being) “above,” it is because Parjanya is indeed above; and when he calls him the boon-bestower, it is because from there the boon, rain, food for creatures, is bestowed hitherwards;—“and Senajit (the conqueror of armies) and Sushena (leader of a fine army), his commander and chieftain,” these are the two winter-months;—“and the nymphs, Urvashi and Purvashcitti,”—“quarter and intermediate quarter,” said Mahitthi, but they are oblation and dakshina (priest’s sacrificial fee);—“thunder the shaft, lightning the missile,” for indeed thunder is here the shaft, and lightning the missile;—“to them be homage . . .!” the import of this has been explained.

For a detailled translation, including proper diacritics and footnotes, go the full English translation.

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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