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The founder of a ritual and scholastic tradition belonging to the Taittirīya branch of the Black Yajur Veda. The Āpastamba Kalpasūtra takes his name, although it is not clear whether he is the author, or whether it simply belongs to the tradition named after him. The Kalpasūtra is composed of the Āpastamba Śrautasūtra, the Āpastamba Mantrapāṭha, the Āpastamba Gṛhyasūtra, the Āpastamba Dharmasūtra, and the Āpastamba Śulvasūtra.

Subjects: Hinduism.

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