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.

Verse 2.1

जनमेजय उवाच मन्वन्तरस्य संख्यानं युगानां च महामते ॥ १ ॥

janamejaya uvāca manvantarasya saṃkhyānaṃ yugānāṃ ca mahāmate || 1 ||

The English translation of Harivamsa Verse 2.1 is contained in the book Harivamsa Purana in 3 Volumes by Shanti Lal Nagar. This book is available online or you could buy the latest edition:

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Glossary of Sanskrit terms

Note: This extracts Sanskrit terms and links to English definitions from the glossary, based on an experimental segmentation of verse (2.1). Some terms could be superfluous while some might not be mentioned. Click on the word to show English definitions.

Janamejaya, Manvantara, Sankhyana, Yuga, Mahamata, Mahamati,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Harivamsa Verse 2.1). If the system was successful in segmenting the sentence, you will see of which words it is made up of, generally consisting of Nouns, Pronouns, Verbs, Participles and Indeclinables. Click on the link to show all possible derivations of the word.

  • Line 1: “janamejaya uvāca manvantarasya saṃkhyānaṃ yugānāṃ ca mahāmate
  • janamejaya* -
  • janamejaya (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • uvāca -
  • vac (verb class 2)
    [perfect active first single], [perfect active third single]
    vac (verb class 3)
    [perfect active first single], [perfect active third single]
  • manvantarasya -
  • manvantara (noun, neuter)
    [genitive single]
  • saṅkhyānam -
  • saṅkhyāna (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    saṅkhyāna (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
  • yugānām -
  • yuga (noun, neuter)
    [genitive plural]
  • ca -
  • ca (indeclinable conjunction)
    [indeclinable conjunction]
    ca (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ca (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • mahāmate -
  • mahāmata (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    mahāmata (noun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
    mahāmatā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
    mahāmati (noun, masculine)
    [vocative single]
    mahāmati (noun, feminine)
    [vocative single]

Other print editions:

Also see the following print editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Harivamsa Verse 2.1

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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Preview of verse 2.1 in Kannada sript:
ಜನಮೇಜಯ ಉವಾಚ ಮನ್ವನ್ತರಸ್ಯ ಸಂಖ್ಯಾನಂ ಯುಗಾನಾಂ ಚ ಮಹಾಮತೇ ॥ ೧ ॥

Cover of Gujarati edition

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


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Preview of verse 2.1 in Gujarati sript:
જનમેજય ઉવાચ મન્વન્તરસ્ય સંખ્યાનં યુગાનાં ચ મહામતે ॥ ૧ ॥

Cover of edition (2012)

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

శ్రీ వారివంశవ్రరాణం [Gollapudi Veeraswamy Son]

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Preview of verse 2.1 in Telugu sript:
జనమేజయ ఉవాచ మన్వన్తరస్య సంఖ్యానం యుగానాం చ మహామతే ॥ ౧ ॥

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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