There are six Vedangas or supplements to the Vedas: Siksha or prounciation, Chandas or poetic meter, Vyakarana or grammar, Nirukta or etymology, Kalpa or rituals, and Jyotisha or astrology. My question is about Kalpa. There are three types of Kalpa Sutras or guides to Vedic rituals: Shrauta Sutras, which tell you how to do large public Yagnas; Grihya Sutras, which tell you how to do household rituals; and Shulba Sutras, which describe the geometry of altars for Vedic rituals.

Now as you can see in my Meta answer here, I've read many Grihya Sutra texts: the Shankhayana Grihya Sutras, the Ashvalayana Grihya Sutras, the Paraskara Grihya Sutras, the Khadira Grihya Sutras, the Gobhila Grihya Sutras, the Hiranyakeshi Grihya Sutras, the Apastamba Grihya Sutras, and the Vaikhanasa Grihya Sutras. Almost all of these are available in English on sacred-texts.com here and here, except for the Vaikhanasa Grihya Sutras which I've uploaded to Google Drive here.

But there's one Grihya Sutra text I haven't read yet: the Baudhayana Grihya Sutras, which are associated with the Krishna Yajur Veda. My question is, have the Baudhayana Grihya Sutras ever been translated into English? You can read it in Sanskrit here, but I can't seem to find an English translation.

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    Anga does not mean supplement. It means component/part/limb. For example our head is a part of our body and not a supplement to it.
    – Rickross
    Nov 13 '17 at 5:14
  • The word Anga literally means limb, but in the context of Vedanga these texts are supplements designed to aid the study and application of the Vedas, not actual parts of the Vedas. They're Smriti rather than Shruti. (Although it should be noted that in the Purva Mimamsa Sutras, Jaimini does not even grant Kalpa Sutras the status of Smriti; see this excerpt.) Nov 13 '17 at 5:20
  • They are neither Sruti nor Smriti, They are called Vedanga. Also, what authority a Darshana has to say that? Why should everyone agree with what it says? If they were not Angas (part) why were they so called? Was there shortage of names?
    – Rickross
    Nov 13 '17 at 5:45
  • @Rickross Darshana Sutras do not speak on the basis of their own authority, they make logical arguments which you can examine and judge for yourself whether they make sense or not. In any case, Anga is used as a metaphor - just as limbs are useful for a person, Vedangas are useful for the study and application of the Vedas. In any case, it's precisely because the Vedangas are not Shruti that they are not actual parts of the Vedas. Nov 13 '17 at 5:49
  • Let us continue this discussion in chat. Nov 13 '17 at 8:46

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