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Your are probably looking for Śatapatha Brāhmaṇa 1.2.3.5 (... paśur ha vā eṣa ālabhyate yat puroḍāśaḥ). Kanda I, adhyaya 2, brahmana 3 THE PREPARATION OF THE ALTAR 5. Thereupon the gods ordained this to be the dakṣiṇā at the new- and full-moon sacrifices, to wit, the Anvāhārya mess of rice [3], 'lest the oblation should be without a dakṣiṇā.' That (rinsing ...


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Vālmīki Rāmāyaṇa isn't the only other text where the Śunaḥśepa story is narrated or differs from the main version narrated in the Aitareya Brāhmaṇa. The Legend of Śunaḥśepa from H L Hariyappa's Ṛgvedic Legends Through the Ages, on page 219, summarizes the major differences in the story found in these various texts: Ṛgveda (RV) Aitareya Brāhmaṇa (AB) ...


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Could it be Varun who is being referred to as Indra's brother here? I know the term Upendra is used for Vishnu commonly but the verse you have quoted actually just says Indra's brother: Varun as mentioned in the Vedas itself is an Aditya just like Indra hence his brother. According to the Aitreya Brahman many verses were sung one of which was to Indra and ...


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Aitareya Brahmana (chapter)6.8-9 or (pancika)2.1.8-9 has a very explicit statement regarding effectiveness of using grain in place of real animals. Khanda 8 starts with describing how the Devas first sought man as the yajna-pashu: पुरुषं वै देवाः पशुमालभन्त तस्मादालब्धान्मेध उदक्रामत् सोऽश्वं प्राविशत् तस्मादश्वो मेध्योऽभवत् अथैनमुत्क्रान्तमेधमत्यार्जन्त स ...


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The Bala Kanda of Ramayana contains many interpolations. Episode of Shunashepa was narrated in Sargas 61 & 62 of Bala Kanda, as a part of Episodes of Sage Viswamitra. I had already explained in my answer to another question that Episode of Viswamitra is an interpolation. According to the 6th Century version of Ramayana, found in Kolkatta Library, ...


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No scriptures describe the life story of Mahidasa Aitareya. But he is briefly mentioned in three places in Hindu scripture. First of all, in this chapter of the Aitareya Aranyaka of the Rig Veda: Was it water really? Was it water? Yes, all this was water indeed. This (water) was the root (cause), that (the world) was the shoot (effect). He (the person) ...


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As per Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary, sage kavaṣa's father was Ilūsha: ≫ kavaṣa kaváṣa mf(ī́)n. opened (as the legs) AitBr • m. a shield L • (or kavaṣa ailūṣa) N. of a Ṛishi (son of Ilūsha by a slave girl, and author of several hymns in the tenth Maṇḍala of the Ṛig-veda • when the Ṛishis were performing a sacrifice on the banks of the ...


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The idea that Sudras should serve the three higher varnas is there in the Gita also. Agriculture, cattle-rearing and trade form the duty of the Vaisya springing from his own nature, while the natural duty of a Sudra consists in subordinate service under others. Gita 18.44 Why is Gita saying this? First get rid of the idea that this verse is talking of ...


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