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).
āsīnam bhūtamabhiṣiñcet | āsta iva vai bhūtastiṣṭhntam bubhūṣantaṃ tiṣṭhatīva vai bubhūṣanbastājine puṣṭikāmamabhiṣiñcetkṛṣṇājine brahmavarcasakāmamubhayorubhayakāmaṃ taduttarataḥ pucasyottaraloma prācīnagrīvamupastṛṇāti
Preview of English translation:
14. One who has gained a position in the world should be anointed sitting, for one who has gained a position is seated, so to speak;—and one who is striving to gain one standing, for one who wishes to gain a position, stands, so to speak. On a he-goat’s skin should be anointed one desirous of prosperity, on a black-antelope skin one desirous of spiritual lustre, on both (kinds of skins) one desirous of both: that (skin) he spreads north of the tail (of the fire-altar) with its hair uppermost and its neck-part towards the east.
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Other print editions:
Also see the following print editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Satapatha-brahmana Verse 220.127.116.11