This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, or an index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1900. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... abhujit, Soma-day, Part IV, page 321 n. abhiplava-sha<&ha, III, introd. ni; V, 148; is the established (re- gular) shaiaha, 149; used by Adityas when contending with Angiras, 152; etymology, 152, 162. abhisheka, III, 68; the 'Vasor dhara' and Vagaprasaviya ob- lations performed on completed fire-altar are a consecration- ceremony superior to the ordi- nary one, IV, 213 seq.; and in- cludirg the consecration of both Ra^asuya and Va^apeya, 225. abhisheianiya, III, introd. xxvi; 68 seq.; stotras of, 69. abhivarta-saman, III, 16. abhri (spade), lies on left side of Ahavamya, III, 199; made of bamboo, 199. adabhya-graha, is speech, up-breath- ing, ear, V, 105; etymology, 105-7. adira, plants, how produced, V, 451; = p(itika, 451; they are fragrant and blaze up in fire, 452. adhrigu, litany, V, 385-6. adhvan, ghee-offering to, in the house of the courier, III, 64. Adhvaryu, seated towards east, III, 108; his fee at Daiapeya a golden mirror, 119; their fee a sterile cow for paniabila ob- lation to Mitra-Varuna, 122; spreads the sacrifice, 14 2 ; his fee at Sautramani three garments; the Ajvins the Adhvaryus of the gods, IV, 23; sings the Samans over the completed altar, 181; in drawing the Soma- cup he takes Pra#apati's vital fluid, 282; must pronounce his Ya^-us indistinctly, 340; is sum- mer whence he is as if scorched, V, 45; how he is to step past the vedi when calling or having called for the sraushar, 57- 8; initiated by Pratiprasthatri for sattra, as the mind, 136; they drink the A/vina cup of Sautramani, the Ajvins being the Adhvaryus of the gods, 245; is scorched, as it were, 503. Aditi, by sixteen syllables gains the shoifaja-stoma, 111, 40; iaru to, 60; is this earth, 60, 378; V, 6, 181,293; the wife of thegods,III, 60 ; unuarmS (of wide shelter).
Friedrich Max Muller was a great linguist and scholar born in Germany. He began his study of Sanskrit under Prof. Brockhaus and soon chose it as his special pursuit. The East India Company commissioned him to edit the Rigveda, which resulted in the publication of six giant volumes on the subject. His publications include a Sanskrit translation of Kalidasa's Meghaduta, History of Ancient Sanskrit Literature, and Introduction to the Science of Religion. Before his death in 1900 at Oxford, he was crowned with most honours and awards a scholar could aspire for.