Created by Jijith Nadumuri at 20 Oct 2011 11:27 and updated at 20 Oct 2011 11:27


BrihadArUpa3 2 He said to them, Revered Brahmanas, let him who is the best Vedic scholar among you drive these cows (home). None of the Brahmanas dared. Then Yajnavalkya said to a pupil of his, Dear Samasravas, please drive these cows (home). He drove them. The Brahmanas were enraged. How does he dare to call himself the best Vedic scholar among us there was a Hotr of Emperor Janaka of Videha named Asvala. He now asked Yajnavalkya, Yajnavalkya, are you indeed the best Vedic scholar among us Yajnavalkya replied, I bow to the best Vedic scholar, I just want the cows Thereupon the Hotr Asvala determined to interrogate him.
BrihadArUpa3 10 Yajnavalkya said he, how many classes of hymns the Udgatir chant in this sacrifice to day Three classes Which are those three The preliminary, the sacrificial, and the eulogistic hymns as the third Which are those that have reference to the body The Prana is the preliminary hymn, the Apana is the sacrificial hymn, and the Vyana is the eulogistic hymn What does he win through them Through the preliminary hymns he wins the Earth, through the sacrificial hymns he wins the Sky, and through the eulogistic hymns he wins Heaven Thereupon the Hotr Asvala kept silent.

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