[Advaita-l] prapAThaka vs prashna

vishwanthan Krishnamoorthy krishvishy at yahoo.com
Sat Nov 5 20:25:47 CST 2005

i have with me a  copy of krishna yajur veda published
by chowkambaa samskrit prathishtan where prapataka is
used (interestingly i purchased this from RS vadhiyar
Kalpathy). On comparing with the TS published by
Krishnamurthy Sastrigal, i came to the conclusion that
prapataka and prasnas are synonymous.


--- Ramakrishnan Balasubramanian
<rama.balasubramanian at gmail.com> wrote:

> I consulted my Monier Williams and he indicates that
> prapaaThaka
> indicates a chapter in the "TS, Br &C".
> For prashna, he merely says that it's a short
> section in books,
> without reference to vedas.
> Curiously enough, all the books I have divide the
> samhitaa, braahmaNa
> and aaraNyaka into prashnas. I have, as I mentioned
> before, seen the
> word prapAThaka being used in older grantha texts,
> but only for the
> samhitaa.
> Keith in his translation (available online) of the
> samhitaa uses the
> word prapaaThaka also.
> Is the usage of the word prashna more modern than
> prapaaThaka?
> I would like the publication details of any books
> (from anyone who has
> them), which use the word prapaThaka for samhitaa,
> braahmaNa or
> aaraNyaka, including the date of publication.
> Thanks!
> Rama
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