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BOOK 24.


HORSE, hornless goat, Gomriga, these belong to Prajapati.
A black necked goat, devoted to Agni, (is to be bound) in front to the forehead (of the horse); Sarasvati s ewe below his jaws; two goats belonging to the Asvins, with marks on the lower parts of the body, to his fore legs; a dark coloured goat, Soma s and Pushan s, to his navel; a white and a black, sacred to Soma and Varna, to his sides; Tvashtar s two, with bushy tails, to his hind feet; Vayu s white goat to his tail; for Indra the Good Worker a cow who slips her calf; a dwarf belonging to Vishnu.


The red goat, the smoky red, the jujube red, these belong to Soma.
The brown, the ruddy brown, the parrot brown, these are Varuna s.
One with white ear holes, one with partly white, one with wholly white, belong to Savitar.
One with fore feet white, partly white, wholly white, belongs to Brihaspati.
She goats speckled, with small spots, with big spots, these belong to Mitra Varuna.


The bright tailed, the wholly bright tailed, the jewel tailed, these belong to the Asvins.
The white, the white eyed, the reddish, these are for Rudra Lord of Beasts.
Long eared goats are for Yama; proud ones for Rudra; cloud coloured ones for Parjanya.

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Goats speckled, transversely speckled, upward speckled are for the Maruts.
The reddish she goat, the red haired, the white, these belong to Sarasvati.
The goat with diseased ears, the short eared, the red eared are Tvashtar s.
The black necked, the white flanked, one with bright coloured thighs belong to Indra and Agni.
Those with black marks, small marks, large marks belong to Dawn.


Parti coloured female victims belong to the All Gods; red coloured, eighteen mouths old to Vak; victims without distinguishing marks to Aditi; those of one same colour to Dhatar; weaned kids sacred to the Consorts of the Gods.


Black necked victims for Agni; white browed for the Vasus; red for Rudra; bright ones for the adityas; cloud coloured for Parjanya.


The tall goat, the sturdy, the dwarf, these are Indra Vishnu s; the tall, the white fore footed, the black backed, Indra Brihaspati s; parrot coloured the Vajins’; speckled Agni Maruts’; dark coloured Pushan s.


Variegated, Indra Agni s; two coloured, Agni Soma s; dwarf oxen, Agni Vishnu s; barren cows, Mitra Varuna s; partly variegated, Mitra s.


Black necked ones, Agni s; brown, Soma s; white, Vayu s; undistinguished, Aditi s; self coloured, Dhatar s; weanlings, the GodsConsorts’.


Black ones for Earth; smoke coloured for Firmament; tall ones for Sky; brindled ones for Lightning; blotched ones for Stars.


Smoke coloured ones he sacrifices to Spring; white to Summer; black to the Rains; red ones to Autumn; speckled to Winter; reddish yellow to the Dewy Season.


Calves eighteen months old to Gayatri; steers of two and a half years to Trishtup; two year old steers to Jagati; three year olds to Anushtup; four year olds to Ushnih.


Four year old steers to Viraj; full grown bulls to Brihati; strong bulls to Kakup; draught oxen to Pankti; milch cows to Atichhandas.

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Black necked victims sacred to Agni; brown to Soma; spotted to Savitar; weaned she kids to Sarasvati; dark coloured goats to Pushan; speckled victims to the Maruts; many coloured to the All Gods; barren cows to Heaven and Earth.


Called contemporary, the dappled belong to Indra Agni; black ones to Varuna; speckled to the Maruts; hornless he goats to Ka.


To Agni foremost in place he sacrifices firstling goats; to the consuming Maruts those born of one mother; to the Maruts who perform domestic rites those born after a long time; to the sportive Maruts those born together; to the self strong Maruts those born in succession.


Called contemporaneous, the dappled belonging to Indra Agni; those with projecting horns to Mahendra; the many coloured to Visvakarman.


Smoke coloured, those of brownish hue, to be offered to the Soma possessing Fathers; the brown and the smoky looking to the Fathers who sit on sacred grass; the black and the brownish looking to the Fathers who have been tasted by Agni; the black and the spotted belong to Tryambaka.


Called contemporaneous, the dappled belong to Suna and Sira; white ones to Vayu; white ones to Surya.


To Spring he offers Kapinjalas; to Summer sparrows; to the Rains partridges; to Autumn quails; to Winter.
Kakaras; to the Dewy Season Vikakaras.


To the Sea he sacrifices porpoises; to Parjanya frogs; to the Waters fishes; to Mitra Kulipayas; to Varuna crocodiles.

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To Soma he sacrifices wild geese; to Vayu female cranes; to Indra Agni curlews; to Mitra divers; to Varuna Chakravakas.


To Agni he sacrifices cocks; to Vanaspatis owls; to Agni Soma blue jays; to the Asvins peacocks; to Mitra Varuna pigeons.


To Soma he sacrifices quails; to Tvashtar Kaulikas; Mainas to the GodsConsorts; Kulikas to the GodsSisters; Parushnas to Agni Lord of the Homestead.


To Day he sacrifices doves; to Night Sichapus; to the Joints of Day and Night bats; to the Months gallinules; to the Year great eagles.


To Ground he sacrifices rats; to Firmament field rats; to Day voles; to the Quarters mungooses; to the Intermediate Spaces brownish ichneumons.


To the Vasus he sacrifices black bucks; to the Rudras stags; to the adityas Nyanku deer; to the All Gods spotted deer; to the Sadhyas Kulinga antelopes, 28 To isana he sacrifices wild asses; to Mitra Gauras; to Varuna buffaloes; to Brihaspati Gayals; to Tvashtar camels.


To Prajapati he sacrifices men elephants; to Vak white ants; to Sight flies; to Hearing black bees.


To Prajapati and to Vayu a Gayal is to be offered; to Varuna a wild ram; to Yama a black ram; to a human king a monkey; to the Tiger a red doe; to the Bull a female Gayal, to the Kshiprasyena a quail; to the Nilangu a worm; to the Sea a porpoise; to the Snowy Mountain an elephant.

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The Kinnara belongs to Prajapati; the Ula, the Halikshna, the cat belong to Dhatar; the heron belongs to the Quarters; the Dhunksha to Agni; sparrow, red snake, Saras, these are Tvashtar s; the curlew belongs to Vak.


To Soma an antelope is to be offered; wild goat, mungoose, Saka.
these are Pushan s; the jackal is the Mayu s; the Gaura Indra s; Pidva, antelope, cock, these are Anumati s; the Chakravaka is for Echo.


The female crane is Surya s; Sarga, Srijays, Sayandaka, these are Mitra s; to Sarasvati belongs the human voiced Maina; to Ground the porcupine; tiger, wolf, viper belong to Passion; to Sarasvan the human voiced parrot.


The eagle is Parjanya s; the ati, the Vahasa, the wood pecker, these are for Vayu; for Brihaspati Lord of Speech is the Paingaraja; the Alaja belongs to Firmament; pelican, cormorant, fish, these belong to the Lord of Rivers; the tortoise belongs to Heaven and Earth.


The book belongs to the Moon; iguana, Kalaka, woodpecker, these belong to the Vanaspatis; the cock belongs to Savitar; the swan is Vata s; crocodile, dolphin, Kulipaya, these belong to the Sea; the porcupine to Modesty.


The Black doe belongs to Day; frog, female rat, partridge, these belong to the Serpents; the jackal belongs to the Asvins; the Black buck to Night; bear, bat, Sushilika, these belong to the Other Folk (i.
fairies JBH); the polecat belongs to Vishnu.

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The cuckoo belongs to the Half Months; antelope, peacock, eagle, these are the Gandharvas’; the otter belongs to the Months; tortoise, doe antelope, iguana, Golathika belong to the Apsarases; the black snake belongs to Death.


The frog belongs to the Seasons; the vole, the rat, the mouse, these are the Fathers’; the Python, the Balava belong to the Vasus; Kapinjala, pigeons owl, hare belong to Nirriti; the wild ram to Varuna.


The white animal belongs to the adityas; the camel, the Ghrintivan, the rhinoceros to Mati; the Srimara belong to the Forest God; the Raru buck is Rudra s; Kvayi, cock, gallinule, these are the Vajins’; the cuckoo belongs to Kama.


The Khanga is the All Gods the black dog, the long eared, the ass, the hyena, these are the Rakshasas; the boar is for Indra; the lion is for the Maruts; the chameleon, the Pipoaka, the vulture, these belong to Saravya; the spotted antelope belongs to the All Gods.

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