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 valmīkavapām devyo vamrya ityetā vā etadakurvata yathā-yathaitadyajñasya śiro'cidyata tābhirevainametatsamardhayati kṛtsnaṃ karoti bhūtasya prathamajā itīyam vai pṛthivī bhūtasya prathamajā tadanayaivainametatsamardhayati kṛtsnaṃ karoti makhasya vo'dya śiro rādhyāsaṃ devayajane pṛthivyā makhāya tvā makhasya tvā śīrṣṇa ityasāveva bandhuḥ
Preview of English translation:
10. Then an ant-hill (he takes, and puts on the skin), with (Vajasaneyi Samhita XXXVII, 4), “Ye divine ants,”—for it was they that produced this: just in accordance with the way in which the head of the sacrifice was there cut off, he now supplies and completes it with those (ants);—“the firstborn of the world,”—the firstborn of the world, doubtless, is this earth: it thus is therewith that he supplies and completes it;—“may I this day compass for you Makha’s head on the Earth’s place of divine worship:—for Makha thee! for Makha’s head thee!”—the import of this is the same as before.
For a detailled translation, including proper diacritics and footnotes, go the full English translation.
Also see the following editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Satapatha-brahmana Verse 220.127.116.11