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 pañcame'han evamevaitāsviṣṭiṣu saṃsthitāsveṣaivāvṛdadhvaryaviti havai hotarityevādhvaryurarbudaḥ kādraveyo rājetyāha tasya sarpā viśasta ima āsata iti sarpāśca sarvavidaścopasametā bhavanti tānupadiśati sarpavidyā vedaḥ so'yamiti sarpavidyāyā ekam parva vyācakṣāṇa ivānudra>
Preview of English translation:
9. And on the fifth day, after those (three) offerings have been performed in the same way, there is the same course of procedure. “Adhvaryu!” he (the Hotri) says.—“Havai hotar!” replies the Adhvaryu.—“King Arbuda Kadraveya,” he says; 'his people are the Snakes, and they are staying here;'—both snakes and snake-charmers have come thither: it is these he instructs—“The Sarpavidya (science of snakes) is the Veda: this it is;” thus saying, let him go over one section of the Sarpavidya as if reciting it. The Adhvaryu calls in the same way (on the masters of lute-players), but does not perform the Prakrama oblations.
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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