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).
yajñāyajñiyam pucam | candramā vai yajñāyajñiyaṃ yo hi kaśca yajñaḥ saṃtiṣṭhata etameva tasyāhutīnāṃ raso'pyeti tadyadetaṃ yajño-yajño'pyeti tasmāccandramā yajñāyajñiyaṃ candramasamevāsyaitatpucaṃ karotyatho pucamevāsyaitadanasthikamamṛtaṃ karoti
Preview of English translation:
39. The Yajnayajniya (hymn he sings) near the tail;—the Yajnayajniya, doubtless, is the moon; for whenever a sacrifice becomes completed, the essence of its oblations goes up to him (the moon); and inasmuch as sacrifice after sacrifice (yajna) goes up to him, the moon is the Yajnayajniya: he thus makes the moon his (Agni's) tail, and that tail of his he thus makes boneless and immortal.
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Also see the following print editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Satapatha-brahmana Verse 22.214.171.124