Format: Free Scanned PDF
Pages (PDF): 478
Publication Date: 1886
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This is Volume XXIX of the Sacred Books of the East, and Part 1 of the Griyha Sutras. The Grihya Sutras are a collection of late Vedic-era (ca. 500 BCE) household rituals and regulations, many reflecting much more ancient traditions. It is like reading a time-travelling ethnographer's field notes in Vedic India. Included are fertility and marriage ceremonies, ritual purity laws, plus material on initiations, funerals and other rites of passage.