[Advaita-l] Question on Sarpa sUkta of Krishna Yajur veda

Anand Hudli anandhudli at hotmail.com
Sun Dec 5 09:25:54 CST 2004

S. Krishnan wrote:

>Sarpa sUkta of Krishna Yajur veda: Where does it occur? Is it part of
>Also I recall a panchasat in first prasnam of Aranyakam (Surya Nanmaskara
>Prasnam) ending with "subrahmaNyom"

Ajit Krishnan has answered this. I can only add that in the yajna context, 
the AshreShA-nakShatra-iShTi utilizes the mantras related to offerings to 
sarpa's (serpents). Also, the 4th anuvAka of the first prashna of the third 
aShTaka of the taittirIya brAhmaNa (3.1.4) contains a recommendation for 
this iShTi. The devatAs for the AshreShA nakShatra-iShTi are sarpa's and the 
AshreShA group of stars.


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