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1. If a post puts forth shoots,

2. Let him prepare a mess of cooked food and offer the boiled rice with the two (verses), 'In that way bringing forth deeds' (Srauta-sûtra III, 17, 1), 'Of tawny shape, weighty, a giver of vigour' (Rig-veda II, 3, 9). A

8_3. Should the pot for the Pranîtâ water, the Âgya- pot, any other earthen (vessel) be damaged and leak,

4. He sacrifices the two Sarvaprâyaskitta oblations and recites the three verses, 'He who without' (Rig-veda VIII, I, 12 seq.), over the broken (vessel).

5. Should the two (Kusa blades which are used as) strainers be spoiled before the completion of the sacrifice,

6. Let him sacrifice the Sarvaprâyaskitta and make new ones with (the verse), 'In the water, Agni' (Rig-veda VIII, 43, 9).


138:8_3 8, 3. On the Pranîtâ water, see above, I, 8, 8. 25.

138:4 Comp. I, 9, 12 and the note there.

138:5 See I, 8, 14 seqq.

138:6 See Sûtra 4.

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