[Advaita-l] Two good books for taittirIya shAkhA students

Vidyasankar Sundaresan svidyasankar at gmail.com
Fri Jun 30 14:03:56 EDT 2017

Thanks Rama. I looked for the first book you mention, at MLBD, Giri Trading
and Jayalakshmi Indological bookstores in Chennai recently, but none of
them had it. If you find an online source for it, keep the list posted.


On Fri, Jun 30, 2017 at 9:26 AM, Balasubramanian Ramakrishnan via Advaita-l
<advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:

> Hello all,
> Recently I acquired two books which will be of interest to students of the
> taittirIya shAkhA:
> 1. taittirIya-yajur-veda pada-pAThaH, edited by vishvanAtha shrautI and
> nArAyaNa shastrI in devanagari script. This has a very learned introduction
> by the great paNDita yudhiShThira mImAmsaka. I am not sure who has provided
> the footnotes, seems to be yudhiShThira mImamAsaka, and this is a unique
> feature of this book compared to previous grantha versions available in
> Tamil Nadu. Sandhi and other issues when going from the saMhitA to the pada
> pATha requires knowledge of veda-lakShaNa and can be quite tricky. The
> footnotes provide detailed references to the prAtishAkhya and shikShA texts
> when these happen, as well as explanations of these. It's a really
> outstanding work of scholarship. The book has been published by the Ramlal
> Kapoor Trust in Haryana and is priced at a meager Rs 300, which is a
> ridiculously low price for such a fantastic book. The fonts are beautiful,
> as is the binding and it is a pleasure to just hold and look through the
> book.
> 2.  kR^iShNa yajurveda taittirIya shAkhA anubandhaH, kuLattu hariharaputra
> sharma and released by shrI bhAratI tIrtha svAminaH. It contains fantastic
> material such as anuvAkA by anuvAka content description of the entire
> taittirIya corpus and cross references to the correct mantra or brAhmaNa
> portions for each anuvAka. It's a fantastic compilation and only Rs 200. He
> also seems to have put the entire book online at
> http://kulathu.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Thaitriya-Samh
> ita-Anubandha-Part1.pdf
> Rama
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