The Shatapatha Brahmana, Volume 2

The Shatapatha Brahmana, Volume 2

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The Shatapatha Brahmana: Brahmana of One Hundred Paths is one of the prose texts describing the Vedic ritual, associated with the Shukla Yajurveda. Among the points of interest in the text are its mythological sections, including the myths of creation and the Deluge of Manu. The creation myth has several similarities to other creation myths, including the use of primordial water (similar to the Bible), the explanation of light and darkness, the separation of good and evil, and the explanation of time. The text describes in great detail the preparation of altars, ceremonial objects, ritual recitations, and the Soma libation, along with the symbolic attributes of every aspect of the rituals. The 14 books of the Madhyandina recension can be divided into two major parts. The first 9 books have close textual commentaries, often line by line, of the first 18 books of the corresponding samhita of the Yajurveda. The following 5 books cover supplementary and ritualistically newer material, besides including the celebrated Brhadaranyaka Upanishad as most of the 14th and last book.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 394 pages
  • 215.9 x 279.4 x 22.61mm | 1,120.37g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1514219077
  • 9781514219072