Harivamsa [appendix] [sanskrit]

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The Sanskrit edition of the Harivamsa [appendix version], an important addition to the larger epic Mahabharata, existing in several editions. The text deals with the ancient Indian Solar and Lunar dynasties leading and recounts the history of Krishna.

janamejaya uvāca manvantarasya saṃkhyānaṃ yugānāṃ ca mahāmate || 1 ||
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brahmaṇo'hnaḥ pramāṇaṃ ca vaktumarhasi me dvija || 2 ||
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vaiśaṃpāyana uvāca ahorātraṃ vibhajate sūryo mānena laukikam || 3 ||
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tāmupādāya gaṇanāṃ śṛṇu saṃkhyāmariṃdama || 4 ||
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nimeṣaiḥ pañcadaśabhiḥ kāṣṭhā triṃśattu tāḥ kalā || 5 ||
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triṃśatkalo muhūrtastu triṃśatā tairmanīṣiṇaḥ || 6 ||
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ahorātramiti prāhuścandrasūryagatiṃ nṛpa || 7 ||
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ravergativiśeṣeṇa sarveṣveteṣu nityaśaḥ || 7 ||
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viśeṣeṇa tu sarveṣu ahorātraṃ ca nityaśaḥ || 8 ||
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ahotrātrāḥ pañcadaśa pakṣa ityabhiśabditaḥ || 9 ||
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pakṣau dvau ca smṛto māso dvau māsāv ṛturucyate || 10 ||
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abdaṃ dvyayanamuktaṃ tu ayanaṃ tv ṛtubhistribhiḥ || 11 ||
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dakṣiṇaṃ cottaraṃ caiva saṃkhyānārthaviśāradaiḥ || 12 ||
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mānenānena yo māsaḥ pakṣadvayasamāhitaḥ || 13 ||
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pitṝṇāṃ tadahorātramiti kālavido viduḥ || 14 ||
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kṛṣṇapakṣastvahasteṣāṃ śuklapakṣastu śarvarī || 15 ||
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kṛṣṇapakṣe tvahaḥśrāddhaṃ pitṝṇāṃ vartate nṛpa || 16 ||
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mānuṣeṇa tu mānena yo vai saṃvatsaraḥ smṛtaḥ || 17 ||
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divyamekamahastena tathā māsābdasaṃsthitiḥ || 17 ||
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devānāṃ tadahorātraṃ divā caivottarāyaṇam || 18 ||
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divyamabdamahorātramahastasyottarāyaṇam || 18 ||
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dakṣiṇāyanaṃ smṛtā rātriḥ prājñaistattvārthakovidaiḥ || 19 ||
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divyamabdaṃ daśaguṇamahorātraṃ manoḥ smṛtam || 20 ||
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ahorātraṃ daśaguṇaṃ mānavaḥ pakṣa ucyate || 21 ||
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pakṣo daśaguṇo māso māsairdvādaśabhirguṇaiḥ || 22 ||
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ṛturmanūnāṃ saṃproktaḥ prājñaistattvārthadarśibhiḥ || 23 ||
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ṛtutrayeṇa tvayanaṃ taddvayenaiva vatsaraḥ || 24 ||
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ṣaḍbhistairvatsaraṃ proktaṃ tena saṃkhyā nibadhyate || 24 ||
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catvāryeva sahasrāṇi varṣāṇāṃ tu kṛtaṃ yugam || 25 ||
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tāvacchatī bhavetsaṃdhyā saṃdhyāṃśaśca tathā nṛpa || 26 ||
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trīṇi varṣasahasrāṇi tretā syātparimāṇataḥ || 27 ||
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tasyāśca triśatī saṃdhyā saṃdhyāṃśaśca tathāparaḥ || 28 ||
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tathā varṣasahasre dve dvāparaṃ parikīrtitam || 29 ||
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tasyāpi dviśatī saṃdhyā saṃdhyāśaśca tathāvidhaḥ || 30 ||
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kalirvarṣasahasraṃ tu saṃkhyāto'tra manīṣibhiḥ || 31 ||
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tasyāpi śatikā saṃdhyā saṃdhyāṃśaścaiva tadvidhaḥ || 32 ||
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eṣā dvādaśasāhasrī yugasaṃkhyā prakīrtitā || 33 ||
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divyenānena mānena yugasaṃkhyāṃ nibodha me || 34 ||
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sasarja sa punastāta jagatsarvamidaṃ vibhuḥ || 34 ||
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kṛtaṃ tretā dvāparaṃ ca kaliścaiva caturyugam || 35 ||
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yugaṃ tadekasaptatyā guṇitaṃ nṛpasattama || 36 ||
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manvantaramiti proktaṃ saṃkhyānārthaviśāradaiḥ || 37 ||
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ayanaṃ cāpi tatproktaṃ dve'yane dakṣiṇottare || 38 ||
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manuḥ pralīyate hyatra samāpte'thāyane prabho || 39 ||
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caturyugasahasraṃ tu brahmaṇo dinamucyate || 39 ||
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rātriścaitāvatī tasya tābhyāṃ pakṣādikalpanā || 39 ||
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tato'paro manuḥ kālametāvantaṃ bhavatyuta || 40 ||
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samatīteṣu rājendra proktaḥ saṃvatsaraḥ sa vai || 41 ||
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tadeva cāyutaṃ proktaṃ muninā tattvadarśinā || 42 ||
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brahmaṇastadahaḥ proktaṃ kalpaśceti sa śabdyate || 43 ||
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sahasrayugaparyantamaharyadbrahmaṇo viduḥ || 43 ||
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rātriṃ yugasahasrānte te'horātravido janāḥ || 43 ||
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sahasrayugaparyantā yā niśā procyate budhaiḥ || 44 ||
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nimajjatyapsu yatrorvī saśailavanakānanā || 45 ||
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tasminyugasahasre tu pūrṇe bharatasattama || 46 ||
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brāhme divasaparyante kalpo niḥśeṣa ucyate || 47 ||
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Other print editions:

Also see the following print editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Harivamsa Chapter 2

Cover of edition (2013)

Shri Harivamsa Purana (Narayani Language)
by Ramtej Pandey (2013)

With Commentary (Set Of 3 Volumes); Sanskrit Text with Hindi Translation; [Chaukhamba Sanskrit Pratishthan]

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Cover of edition (2021)

Harivansha Mahapurana (Kannada)
by Saraswati Prakashan, Belgaum (2021)

1568 pages

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Cover of Gujarati edition

Harivamsa Purana in Gujarati
by Gita Press, Gorakhpur (2017)

હરિવંશપુરાણ

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Cover of edition (2012)

Shri Harivamsha Purana (Telugu)
by Gollapudi Veeraswamy Son (2012)

శ్రీ వారివంశవ్రరాణం [Gollapudi Veeraswamy Son]

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Cover of edition (2021)

Shri Harivamsa Purana in Marathi
by Jitendra Nath Thakur (2021)

श्रीहरिवंशपुराण [Dharmik Prakashan Sanstha, Mumbai]

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Cover of edition (2012)

Harivamsa Purana
by Ras Bihari Lal and Sons (2012)

Set of 10 Volumes; Transliterated Text with English Translation; [5425 pages]

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Cover of edition (2013)

Harivamsa Purana in 3 Volumes
by Shanti Lal Nagar (2013)

Text with English Notes and Index; [Eastern Book Linkers]

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