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Shrauta Prayogaklpti of Acharya Shivashrona

Kritibodha 2 by: B.B. Chaubey

The book is a Shrauta-Prayoga text, which deals with the sequence and procedures of the Shrauta- sacrifices. It also explains many technical ritualistic terms in accordance with their usage in Vadhula-tradition, focusing on the performance of the rituals with accuracy.


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ISBN: 9789380829005
Year Of Publication: 2011
Edition: 1st
Pages : xl, 84, 91p.
Bibliographic Details : Indices
Language : English
Binding : Hardcover
Publisher: D.K. Printworld Pvt. Ltd.
Size: 25
Weight: 600


The Prayogaklpti, as its nomenclature indicates, is a Shrauta-Prayoga-text, dealing with the sequence and procedures of the Shrauta-sacrifices, viz. Agnyadheya, Darshapurnamasyeshti, Chaturmasya, Pashubandha, Jyotishtoma and Agnishtoma in six Prapathakas respectively, as prevalent in the Vadhula tradition. The author of the text is Acarya Shivashrona, a versatile exponent of the Shrauta tradition. At places he explains many technical ritualistic terms in accordance with their usage in the Vadhula tradition. He gives very much stress on the performance of the rituals with accuracy in accordance with the Vadhula tradition, after having consultation with experts in this matter. He often quotes the views of other Acharyas not by names but using the phrases like iti kecit, ityanye, ityeke, and so on.
This text has been edited for the first time on the basis of three MSS deposited in the Government Oriental Manuscript Library, Chennai; Adyar Library, Chennai; and Oriental Institute, M.S. University, Baroda, by an eminent Vedic Scholar like Prof. B.B. Chaubey who has already edited many other texts of this tradition like Vadhula-Shrautasutra, Vadhula-Anvakhyana, Vadhula Kalpagamavrttirahasya, Vadhµla-Yajnaprayashcitta, Vadhula-Smriti and also the Ashvalayana Samhita of the Rigveda for the first time.
The text is appended with three important indexes, viz. glossary of technical terms, mantras quoted in the text, and complete word-index.


Foreword – by the General Editor
Scheme of Transliteration
1. Background
2. Critical Apparatus Used for the Present Edition
3. Nature of the MSS
4. Nomenclature of the text
(i) Prayogaklipti
(ii) Prayogakalpana
(iii) Prayogasandarbha
5. Authorship of the Text
6. Nature of the Text
7. Arrangement and Division of the Text
8. Contents of the Text
9. Some salient features of the Text
Text of the Shrauta Prayogaklpti
Prathama Prapathaka Prastavana
1. Agnyadheyam
2. Punaradheyam
3. Agnihotram
4. Agnyupasthanam
Dvitiya Prapathaka Purodashi
1. Yajamanam
2. Brahmatvam
Tritiya Prapathaka Chaturmasyani
1. Vaishvadevaparva
2. Varunapraghasaparva
3. Sakamedhaparva
4. Pitriyajna
5. Chaturmasyayajamanam
Chaturtha Prapathaka Pashoryajanam
Pancham Prapathaka Jyotishtoma
1. Ritvigvaranam
2. Dikshaniyeshti
3. Somakraya
4. Atithyeshti
5. Pravargyopasad
6. Mahavedivimanam
7. Havirdhanasamvartanam
8. Vasativarigrahanam
Shashtha Prapathaka Agnishtoma
1. Prayoga
Index I Vyakhyat-paribhashikapadanamanukramani
Index II Uddhritamantranukramani
Index III Uddhritapadanukramani

Meet the Author
Professor B.B. Chaubey, recipient of Certificates of Honour from the President of India, is an eminent Sanskritist and an authority on Vedic language, literature and culture. He was Professor-Director of Vishveshvaranand Vishva Bandhu Institute of Sanskrit and Indological Studies, Panjab University, Hoshiarpur. He has been elected several times as the Sectional President of the All India Oriental Conference for Vedic Section; Religion and Philosophical Section; South-East Asian Studies; Technical Sciences and Fine Arts; and the Manuscriptology Sections (twice). Professor Chaubey has received several state and national level honours and awards including the Himotkarsh Parishad’s ‘National Integration Award’ in 2000 and the ‘President’s Award’ in 2004. He has also been honoured with ‘Shastra-Vidvanmani-Sammana’ by Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams and ‘Shiromani Sanskrit Sahityakara Puruskara’ by the Language Department of the Government of Punjab. Recently he has been conferred the title of ‘Professor Emeritus’ by the Panjab University. He has edited and authored more than 30 books related to Vedic literature which include critical editions of the Bhashikasutra with the commentary of Mahasvamin and Anantabhatta; Ashvalayana Shrautasutra with the Vadhula Anvakhyanacommentary of Devatrata; Vadhula-Shrautasutra; ; Vadhulagrhyagamavrtti-rahasyam of Narayana Mishra; and many other texts belonging to the Vadhula tradition for the first time.
Books of B.B. Chaubey