explained by Buddhaghosa DN-a.i.247 as “the science which assists the officiating priests by laying down rules for the rites, or by leaving them to their discretion” (so Trenckner, J.P.T.S. 1908, 116) In short, the ritual; the kalpa as it is called as one of the vedangas. Only in a stock list of the subject a learned Brahmin is supposed to have mastered DN.i.88; AN.i.163, AN.i.166; Snp.1020; Mil.10, Mil.178. So in BSk; Avs.ii.19; Divy.619.

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