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).
etatpāriplavam sarvāṇi rājyānyācaṣṭe sarvā viśaḥ sarvānvedāntsarvāndevāntsarvāṇi bhūtāni sarveṣāṃ ha vai sa eteṣāṃ rājyānāṃ sāyujyaṃ salokatāmaśnute sarvāsāṃ viśāmaiśvaryamādhipatyaṃ gacati sarvānvedānavarunddhe sarvāndevānprītvā sarveṣu bhūteṣvantataḥ pratitiṣṭhati yasyaivaṃvidetaddhotā pāriplavamākhyānamācaṣṭe yo vaitadevaṃ vedaitadeva samānamākhyānam punaḥ punaḥ saṃvatsaram pariplavate tadyatpunaḥ punaḥ pariplavate tasmātpāriplavaṃ ṣaṭtriṃśataṃ daśāhānācaṣṭe ṣaṭtriṃśadakṣarā bṛhatī bārhatāḥ paśavo bṛhatyaivāsmai paśūnavarunddhe
Preview of English translation:
15. [In telling] this revolving (legend), he tells all royalties, all regions, all Vedas, all gods, all beings; and, verily, for whomsoever the Hotri, knowing this, tells this revolving legend, or whosoever even knows this, attains to fellowship and communion with these royalties, gains the sovereign rule and lordship over all people, secures for himself all the Vedas, and, by gratifying the gods, finally establishes himself on all beings. This very same legend revolves again and again for a year; and. inasmuch as it revolves again and again, therefore it is (called) the revolving (legend). For thirty-six ten-days’ periods he tells it,—the Brihati (metre) consists of thirty-six syllables, and cattle are related to the Brihati metre: by means of the Brihati he thus secures cattle for him.
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Also see the following print editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Satapatha-brahmana Verse 126.96.36.199