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Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.7.22
viśvāmitro 'bhavat tasmin
hotā cādhvaryur ātmavān
jamadagnir abhūd brahmā
vasiṣṭho 'yāsyaḥ sāma-gaḥ
viśvāmitraḥ — the great sage and mystic Viśvāmitra; abhavat — became; tasmin — in that great sacrifice; hotā — the chief priest to offer oblations; ca — also; adhvaryuḥ — a person who recites hymns from the Yajur Veda and performs ritualistic ceremonies; ātmavān — fully self-realized; jamadagniḥ — Jamadagni; abhūt — became; brahmā — acting as the chief brāhmaṇa; vasiṣṭhaḥ — the great sage; ayāsyaḥ — another great sage; sāma-gaḥ — engaged as the reciter of the Sāma Veda mantras.
In that great human sacrifice, Viśvāmitra was the chief priest to offer oblations, the perfectly self-realized Jamadagni had the responsibility for chanting the mantras from the Yajur Veda, Vasiṣṭha was the chief brahminical priest, and the sage Ayāsya was the reciter of the hymns of the Sāma Veda.
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