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Whole story of Matsya is narrated in Satapatha Brahmana. 1:33. It said, 'As long as we are small, there is great destruction for us: fish devours fish. Thou wilt first keep me in a jar. When I outgrow that, thou wilt dig a pit and keep me in it. When I outgrow that, thou wilt take me down to the sea, for then I shall be beyond destruction.' 1:8:1:44. It ...


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I would like to preface my answer by addressing some misconceptions here. These misconceptions arise from inaccurate or inauthentic understanding of the role of yajna. The concept and practice of yajna has been a central part of the rishi culture since the beginning. The mantras of the Rig Veda samhita are filled with actions of offering raw and cooked food. ...


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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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It would appear so. There are other references of vedas in Ramayana. kushiilavau tu dharmaGYau raajaputrau yashasvinau | bhraatarau svarasampannau dadarsha aashramavaasinau || sa tu medhaavinau dR^ishhTvaa vedeShu pariniShThitau | vedopabR^ihmaNaarthaaya taavagraahayata prabhuh || kaavyaM raamaayaNaM kR^itsnaM siitaayaashcharitaM mahat.h| ...


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Is it real? This website of dvaita argues that it is real. Paingi-Sruti In footnote 49 on page 39, and elsewhere, Mesquita calls a Sruti text of Madhva with the label Paingi unknown, following Appayyadiksita. In fact: In the Kasika commentary8 (pp. 192-193) on Panini's Astadhyayi 4.3.105, we find the statement kalpesu paingi kalpah, showing ...


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Mahanarayana Upanishad, a part of taittiriya arankya describes about it. bhūmirdhenurdharaṇī lokadhāriṇī . uddhṛtāsi varāheṇa kṛṣṇena śatabāhunā .. 38.. The earth is the giver of happiness like the milk cow, the sustainer of life and support for all living beings. (Represented as such the earth is addressed:)Thou wert raised up by Kṛṣṇa in His ...


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What are the arguments of Purva Mimansa that says Brahmanas are Apaurusheya? Their argument is that the entire Vedas, aranyakas and upanishads included, do not have an author because there is no recollection of authorship. Here is where the relevant argument starts. They say (paraphrased by me): Our answer to this view is as follows: What we have asserted ...


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The following is the answer provided by Sri Kiron Krishnan in another site, on the same subject. Actually, if Vedas refer to the revealed, inspired visions of the sages, then they comprise undoubtedly of only the poetic saṃhitās of the kavis, also called Ṛṣis. The rest of the prose don’t have any metrical constraint, they can vary to any limit, and ...


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They are not minor gods, but epithets used to describe the same Almighty. Consider the following mantras from Rig Veda II.1, dedicated to Agni. Agni was declared at BRAHMAN and then AGNI was stated to be all. तवमग्न इन्द्रो वर्षभः सतामसि तवं विष्णुरुरुगायो नमस्यः | तवं बरह्मा रयिविद बरह्मणस पते तवं विधर्तःसचसे पुरन्ध्या || तवमग्ने राजा वरुणो धर्तव्रतस्त्वं ...


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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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In the Taittirtya Brahmana (1.1.3.5), Prajapati is stated to have assumed the form of a Boar,who lifted up the earth which remained plunged in the water. prajapatih praja asrjata/ tasamannamupakslyata/ tabhyassudamupaprabhinat/ tato vai tasamannam nakslyata/yasya sudassambharo bhavati/nasya grhe’nnarfi ksiyate/ apo va idamagre salilam aslt/ tena ...


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In the Taittirtya Brahmana (1.1.3.5), Prajapati is stated to have assumed the form of a Boar, who lifted up the earth which remained plunged in the water (p.49). प्रजापतिः प्रजा असृजत । तासाम् अन्नम् उपाक्षीयत । ताभ्यः सूदम् उप प्राभिनत् । ततो वै तासाम् अन्नं न_अक्षीयत । यस्य सूदः संभारो भवति । नास्य गृहे ऽन्नं क्षीयते । आपो वा इदम् अग्रे सलिलम् आसीत् ...


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