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Sacred Books of the East Vols 12,26,41,43 & 44 - The Satapatha-Brahmana
Sacred Books of the East Vols 12,26,41,43 & 44 - The Satapatha-Brahmana

Sacred Books of the East Vols 12,26,41,43 & 44 - The Satapatha-Brahmana

by F Max Muller

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Language

English

Publisher

Motilal Banarsidass

ISBN

812080113x/0127x/01423/0144x/01458 - Year: 1994 - Pages: 2366

Binding

Hardcover

F Max Muller
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Author: F Max Muller
Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass
Year: 1994
Language: English
Pages: 2366
ISBN/UPC (if available): 812080113x/0127x/01423/0144x/01458

Description

This 5-volume set includes translation by Julius Eggeling of 14 books of The Satapatha-Brahmana according to the text of the Madhyandina School . THESE volumes reflect the spirit of an age in which all intellectual activity was concentrated on sacrifice, describing its ceremonies, discussing its value, speculating on its origin and significance. Satapatha Brahmana is next to Rg-Veda and is the most important production in the whole range of Vedic literature. This work is a mine of important data and note-worthy narratives and contains the earliest account of the Deluge in India. THE BRAHMANAS form our chief source of information regarding one of the most important periods in the social and mental development of India. They represent the intellectual activity of a sacerdotal caste which, by turning to account the religious instincts of a gifted and naturally devout race, had succeeded in transforming a primitive worship of the powers of nature into a highly artificial system of sacrificial ceremonies, and was ever intent on deepening and extending its hold on the minds of the people by surrounding its own vocation with the halo of sanctity and divine inspiration.

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