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Aitareya-Aranyaka: First Aranyaka, Fourth Adhyya, Third Khanda

Updated February 11, 2017 | Infoplease Staff

Third Khanda

1. He recites the eighty tristichs of Gayatrs. Verily, the eighty Gyatr tristichs are this world (earth). Whatever there is in this world of glory, greatness, wives, food, and honour, may I obtain it, may I win it, may it be mine.

2. Next comes the Sdadohas verse. Sdadohas verily is breath. He joins this world with breath.

3. He recites the eighty tristichs of Brihats. Verily, the eighty Brihat tristichs are the world of the sky. Whatever there is in the world of the sky of glory, greatness, wives, food, and honour, may I obtain it, may I win it, may it be mine.

4. Next comes the Sdadohas verse. Sdadohas verily is breath. He joins the world of the sky with breath.

5. He recites the eighty tristichs of Ushnih. Verily, the eighty Ushnih tristichs are that world, the

heaven. Whatever there is in that world of glory, greatness, wives, food, and honour, also the divine being of the Devas (Brahman), may I obtain it, may I win it, may it be mine.

6. Next comes the Sdadohas verse. Sdadohas verily is the breath. He joins that world with breath, yea, with breath.

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