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).
athoddhantavā āha sa yāvatyeva nivapsyantsyāttāvaduddhanyātpuruṣamātraṃ tvevoddhanyāttathāparasmā avakāśaṃ na karotyatho oṣadhiloko vai pitavra oṣadhīnāṃ ha mūlānyupasarpantyatho nedasyā antarhito'saditi
Preview of English translation:
20. He then bids them cut out (the earth). He should cut it out to whatever extent he intends to raise (the sepulchral mound), but let him rather cut it out so as to be just of man’s size: he thus leaves no room for another. For, on the one hand 2, the Fathers are the world of plants, and amongst the roots of plants they (are wont to) hide; and, on the other, (he does so) lest he (the deceased) should be separated from this (earth).
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Also see the following print editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Satapatha-brahmana Verse 18.104.22.168