fication: Sanskrit Essays ds: Apastamba- Grihya-Sutra ds: Sastri, va. THE SRAUTASUTRA OF APASTAMBA. by NARASIMHACHARI. Publication date Collection universallibrary. Contributor SVCLRC. Language Sanskrit. Of these sutra-s, it is Apastamba’s sutra-s which are most widely in practice Apastamba Shrauta Sutra with Four Commentries in Sanskrit (Set of Five Volumes).

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That would stura meaningless, if one paid attention to the [passage of the] Vajasaneyi Brahmana [alone]. The text forbidding the use of pungent condiments, salt, meat etc. Nor as long as his hands are wet. A teacher also, who neglects the instruction [of the student], no [longer] remains a teacher. A younger person or one of equal age he shall ask, about his well-being [employing the word kusala].

But, according to Apastamba, he must not take a pot or gourd in his left hand and pour the water into his right, as some Smrtis allow. He shall behave to sansskrit teacher’s son [who is superior to himself in learning or years] as to his teacher, but not eat the residue of his food. There can be no doubt that the south of India has been conquered by the Aryans, and has been brought within the pale of Brahmanical civilisation much later than India north of the Vindhya range. Now the Vajasaneyi Brahmana declares also, ‘The daily recitation is a sacrifice at which the Veda is offered.

Nor whilst they [criminals] are being executed. Hindu Way of Life.

Apastamba Grihya Sutra (Original Sanskrit Text)

This is because it is difficult to know the procedures directly from the Veda-s. The fact that Apastamba confined his activity to the composition of Sutras is highly important for the determination of the period to which he belonged. One shall run after him, if he runs. Or aapastamba reciting the Vyahrtis [om, bhuh, bhuvah, suvah]. II, 2, 5, 17, with reference to a householder who teaches the Veda.

One shall do apaetamba is beneficial to the teacher, and shall not contradict him. He cites ten authors by name. Your use of the website is subject to these Terms of Use.

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Others refer the prohibition to ‘sipping water for the sake of apastaamba and translate, He shall not sip water standing or in a bent position [except in case of necessity],’ ie. A person who speaks in this manner, shows that he considers the holy ages during which the great saints saw with their mind’s eye the uncreated and eternal texts of the Veda to be past, and that all he claims is a thorough acquaintance with the scriptures which had been handed down to him.

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Apastamba Dharmasutra

The age of 16 in the case apastamha Brahmanas is the latest age until which the ceremony may be deferred, in case of incapacity for study only. Views Read Edit View history. For privacy concerns, please view our Privacy Policy. And at sacrifices the orders [given to the priests] are headed by this word.

Rigveda Yajurveda Samaveda Atharvaveda. Thus says a Brahmana. Thank you for your wonderful selection of books and art work. For the fact which the Upanishad mentions, that Svetaketu learned all the Vedas in twelve years, while, the Smritis declare forty-eight years to be necessary for the accomplishment of that task, makes Apastamba’s illustration intelligible and appropriate. Wonderful items and service!

They are mostly given as seshas or parisishtas, tacked on at the end, and generally marked as such in the MSS. Haradatta gives as apasstamba example the order to fetch water, and adds that a voluntary 64 act on a former student’s part ought not to be forbidden.

He shall not study whilst corpses are being carried to the boundary of the village.

The disciples between themselves have the relationship of “guru-brothers. Tasmdd dharmdn dcinoti sa dcdryah 1 1 14 1 1 The ekasrika, ‘solitary jackal,’ is now called Balu or Pheough, and is considered to be the constant companion of a tiger or panther.

Out of term he shall not study any part of the Veda which he has not learnt before. Thence it may be inferred that these ceremonies must be likewise performed on the latter occasions, though no absolute rule to this effect has been given, Such jnapakas are of frequent occurrence in all Sutras, and constitute one of the chief difficulties of their interpretation. Haradatta’s commentary is of little use, and I am not quite certain that my translation is correct.


Based on your browsing history. One shall not cut the [leaves or flowers] of herbs or trees, in order to smell them.

The Srauta-ritual requires establishment of three sacred fires on the paart of the performer who must be a married man and already performing the Grhya domestic ritual. One shall be very attentive the whole day long, never sufra the mind to wander from the lesson during the [time devoted to] studying. He shall obey his teacher, except [when ordered to commit] crimes which cause loss of caste. It seems not improbable that most of these teachers were authors of complete sets of Angas.

From that it is inferred that Manu and other [authors of law-books] knew such texts of the Brahmanas. By registering, you may receive account related information, our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. Wonderful items and service!

After that [such a person] may be taught [the Veda]. The conclusion being that the origin of the Apastambiya school cannot be placed in the early times of the Vedic period, and probably falls in the last six or seven centuries before the beginning of the Christian era.

The Srautasutras and Gryasutras describe these types of the rituals respectively. One shall behave towards his teacher’s wife as towards the teacher himself, but shall not touch her feet, nor eat the residue of her food. Muralikrishna Srowthi Paperback Edition: Venkatesha Avadhani Shyama Hardcover Edition: