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Surā in the Paippalāda Saṃhitā of the Atharvaveda

Marianne S. Oort
Journal of the American Oriental Society
Vol. 122, No. 2, Indic and Iranian Studies in Honor of Stanley Insler on His Sixty-Fifth Birthday (Apr. - Jun., 2002), pp. 355-360
DOI: 10.2307/3087630
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3087630
Page Count: 6
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Surā in the Paippalāda Saṃhitā of the Atharvaveda
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Abstract

Two recently published hymns of the Paippalāda Atharvaveda afford insight on the nature, preparation, and effects of the intoxicating beverage surā and may give evidence for the technique of distillation in early Vedic times.

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