Harivamsa [appendix] [sanskrit]

101,601 words

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.

sanatkumāra uvāca ataḥ paraṃ pravakṣyāmi kriyākalpaṃ yathāvidhi || 1 ||
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kāmyanaimittikājasra śrāddhakarmaṇi nityaśaḥ || 2 ||
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āgrahāyaṇamūlāḥ syuraśṭakāstisra eva ca || 3 ||
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kṛṣṇapakṣe variṣṭhā ca pūrvā caindrī ca bhāṣitā || 4 ||
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prājāpatyā dvitīyā syāttṛtīyā vaiśvadevikī || 5 ||
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ādyāpūpaiḥ smṛtā nityaṃ māṃsairanyā bhavetsadā || 6 ||
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śākaiḥ kāryā tṛtīyā syādeṣa dravyagato vidhiḥ || 7 ||
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anvaṣṭakyaṃ pitṝṇāṃ vai nityameva vidhīyate || 8 ||
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yā cāpyanyā caturthī syāttāṃ ca kuryātprayatnataḥ || 9 ||
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āyuḥśrāddhaṃ budhaḥ kuryātsarvasvenāpi nityaśaḥ || 10 ||
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śreyāṃsi kṣipramāyānti paratreha ca modate || 11 ||
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pitaraḥ sarvakāleṣu tithikāleṣu devatāḥ || 12 ||
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sarve puruṣamāyānti nipāneṣviva dhenavaḥ || 13 ||
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mā sma śreyaḥ prayaccheyuraṣṭakāyāmapūjitāḥ || 14 ||
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moghāstasya bhavantyāśāḥ paratreha ca nityaśaḥ || 15 ||
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pūjakānāṃ sadotkarṣo nāstikānāmavāggatiḥ || 16 ||
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devāṃśca dāyino yānti tiryaggacchantyadāyinaḥ || 17 ||
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puṣṭiṃ prajāṃ smṛtiṃ medhāṃ putrānaiśvaryameva ca || 18 ||
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kurvāṇaḥ paurṇamāsyāṃ tu sarvaṃ saṃpūrṇamaśnute || 19 ||
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pratipaddhanalābhāya labdhaṃ cāsya na naśyati || 20 ||
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dvitīyāyāṃ tu yaḥ kuryāddvipadādhipatirbhavet || 21 ||
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phalārthināṃ tṛtīyā tu śatrughnī pāpanāśanī || 22 ||
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caturthyāṃ vai prakurvāṇaḥ śatrucchidrāṇi paśyati || 23 ||
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pañcamyāmapi kurvāṇaḥ prāpnoti mahatīṃ śriyam || 24 ||
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ṣaṣṭhyāṃ śrāddhāni kurvāṇaḥ prāpnoti dvijapūjanam || 25 ||
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kurute yastu saptamyāṃ śrāddhāni satataṃ naraḥ || 26 ||
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mahāsatramavāpnoti gaṇānāṃ cādhipo bhavet || 27 ||
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pūrṇāṃ vṛttimavāpnoti yo'ṣṭamyāṃ kurute naraḥ || 28 ||
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śrāddhaṃ navamyāṃ kartavyamaiśvaryaṃ nṛṣu kāṅkṣatā || 29 ||
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kurvandaśamyāṃ tu naro brāhmīṃ śriyamavāpnuyāt || 30 ||
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vedāṃścaivāpnuyātsarvānviprāṇāṃ saṃmato bhavet || 31 ||
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ekādaśyāṃ paraṃ dānamaiśvaryaṃ saṃtatiṃ tathā || 32 ||
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dvādaśyāṃ jayalābhāya rājyamāyurvasūni ca || 33 ||
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prajāvṛddhiṃ maśūnmedhyān svātantryaṃ puṣṭimuttamām || 34 ||
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dīrghamāyurathaiśvaryaṃ kurvāṇasya trayodaśīm || 35 ||
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yuvānastu gṛhe yasya mṛtāsteṣāṃ pradāpayet || 36 ||
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śastreṇa vā hatā ye tu teṣāṃ dadyāccaturdaśīm || 37 ||
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amāvāsyāṃ prayatnena śrāddhaṃ kuryācchuciḥ sadā || 38 ||
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sarvān kāmānavāpnoti svarge cānantyamaśnute || 39 ||
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annaṃ dadyādamāvāsyāṃ somasyāpyāyanaṃ bhavet || 40 ||
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lokaṃ mānavamāpnoti tatra sarvaṃ samaśnute || 40 ||
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evamāpyāyitaḥ somastrīṃl lokāndhārayiṣyati || 41 ||
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siddhacāraṇagandharvaiḥ stūyate nityamūrjitaḥ || 42 ||
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stavaiḥ puṇyairmanojñaiśca sarvakāmaparicchadaiḥ || 43 ||
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nṛttavāditragītaiśca apsarobhiḥ sahasraśaḥ || 44 ||
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upanṛtto vimānasthaḥ pitṛbhakto dṛḍhavrataḥ || 45 ||
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stuvanti devagandharvāḥ siddhasaṃghāśca taṃ sadā || 46 ||
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pitṛbhaktastvamāvāsyāṃ sarvān kāmānavāpnuyāt || 47 ||
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maghāsu kurvañchrāddhāni sarvān kāmānavāpnuyāt || 48 ||
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pratyakṣamarcitāstena bhavanti pitaraḥ sadā || 49 ||
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pitṛdevā maghā yasmāttasmāttāsvakṣayaṃ viduḥ || 50 ||
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yamastu yāni śrāddhāni provāca śaśabindave || 51 ||
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tāni me śṛṇu kāmyāni nakṣatreṣu pṛthakpṛthak || 52 ||
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śrāddhaṃ yaḥ kṛttikāyoge kurvīta satataṃ naraḥ || 53 ||
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agnīnādhāya sāpatyo yajeta vigatajvaraḥ || 54 ||
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durgāṇi tarate nityaṃ dhṛtimānpuṣṭimānbhavet || 54 ||
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apatyakāmo rohiṇyāṃ saumyenaujasvitāṃ vrajet || 55 ||
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krūrakarmaṇi bhāgī syādārdrāyāṃ śrāddhamācaran || 56 ||
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kṣetre putreṣu bhāgī syācchrāddhaṃ kurvanpunarvasau || 57 ||
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mṛgaśīrṣe tu kīrtimān || 57 ||
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ārdrāyāṃ nītimān saumyaḥ puṣṭimāṃśca punarvasau || 57 ||
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puṣṭikāmaḥ punaḥ puṣye śrāddhaṃ kurvīta mānavaḥ || 58 ||
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āśleṣāsu punardattvā vīrānputrānavāpnuyāt || 59 ||
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śreṣṭho bhavati bandhūnāṃ maghāsu śrāddhamācaran || 60 ||
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phalgunīṣu punaḥ kṛtvā saubhāgyaṃ labhate naraḥ || 61 ||
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pradānaśīlaḥ sāpatya uttarāsu karoti yaḥ || 62 ||
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saṃsatsu mukhyo bhavati haste yastarpayetpitṝn || 63 ||
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citrāyāṃ kurute yastu putrān rūpavato labhet || 64 ||
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svātinā tu dvijaḥ kuryādvāṇijyena jijīviṣuḥ || 65 ||
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putrārthaṃ tu viśākhāsu śrāddhamīheta mānavaḥ || 66 ||
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anurādhāsu kurvāṇo naraścakraṃ pravartayet || 67 ||
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ādhipatyaṃ labhecchrāddhaṃ jyeṣṭhāyāṃ kurute hi yaḥ || 68 ||
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mūlenārogyalābhaḥ syādāṣāḍhāsu mahadyaśaḥ || 69 ||
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tathottarāsvaṣāḍhāsu vītaśoko bhavennaraḥ || 70 ||
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śravaṇena tu lokeṣu prāpnuyātparamāṃ gatiṃ || 71 ||
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rājyabhogāñchraviṣṭhāsu prāpnuyādvipulaṃ dhanam || 72 ||
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śrāddhaṃ tvabhijitā kurvanvedān sāṅgānavāpnuyāt || 73 ||
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nakṣatre vāruṇe kurvanbhiṣaksiddhimavāpnuyāt || 74 ||
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pūrvaproṣṭhapade kurvanvindate jīvitaṃ bahu || 75 ||
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uttarāsu punaḥ kurvaṃl labhate gāḥ sahasraśaḥ || 76 ||
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revatyāṃ kurute yastu rūpyaṃ bahu labhennaraḥ || 77 ||
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aśvinīṣu hayāñchreṣṭhānbharaṇyāmāyuruttamam || 78 ||
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imaṃ śrāddhavidhiṃ kurvañchaśabindurmahīmimām || 79 ||
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akleśenālabhatkṛtsnāṃ labdhvā ca praśaśāsa ha || 80 ||
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rājataṃ rajatāktaṃ vā pitṝṇāṃ pātramucyate || 81 ||
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rajatasya kathā vāpi darśanaṃ dānameva ca || 82 ||
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ānantyamakṣayaṃ svargyaṃ rājataṃ dānamucyate || 83 ||
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pitṝṇāṃ tena dānena satputrāstārayantyuta || 84 ||
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paṭhyamānaḥ sadā śrāddhe niyato brahmavādibhiḥ || 85 ||
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rājate hi svadhā dugdhā pātre'sminpitṛbhiḥ purā || 86 ||
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akṣayārthaṃ mahī yasmāttasmindattamato'kṣayam || 87 ||
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kṛṣṇājinasya sāṃnidhyaṃ darśanaṃ dānameva ca || 88 ||
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rakṣoghnaṃ brahmavarcasyaṃ paśūnputrāṃśca tārayet || 89 ||
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kāñcanaṃ rājataṃ pātraṃ dauhitraḥ kutapastilāḥ || 90 ||
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bastaśca pāvanīyāni tridaṇḍī yoginastathā || 91 ||
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śrāddhakarmaṇyayaṃ śreṣṭho vidhirbrahman sanātanaḥ || 92 ||
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āyuḥ puṣṭiryaśaḥ kīrtiḥ prajñā saṃtativardhanaḥ || 93 ||
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diśi dakṣiṇapūrvasyāṃ vedisthānaṃ niveśayet || 94 ||
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sarvato'ratnimātraṃ tu caturasraṃ susaṃvṛtam || 95 ||
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vakṣyāmi vidhivatsthānaṃ pitṝṇāmiti śāstrataḥ || 96 ||
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dhanyamāyuṣyamārogyaṃ puṣṭikīrtivivardhanam || 97 ||
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tatra gartāstrayaḥ kāryāstrayo daṇḍāśca khādirāḥ || 98 ||
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aratnimātrāste kāryā rajatena vibhūṣitāḥ || 99 ||
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te vitastyāyatā gartāḥ sarvataścaturaṅgulāḥ || 100 ||
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prāgdakṣiṇāyatāḥ kāryāḥ sthirā naśuṣirāstathā || 101 ||
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adbhiḥ pavitrapūtābhiḥ plāvayetsatataṃ śuciḥ || 102 ||
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payobhyāmājagavyābhyāṃ śodhanaṃ vāgbhireva ca || 103 ||
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tarpaṇaṃ satataṃ hyetattṛptirbhavati śāśvatī || 104 ||
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iha cāmutra ca śrīmān sarvakāmasamanvitaḥ || 105 ||
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evaṃ triṣavaṇasnāto yo'rcayetprayataḥ sadā || 106 ||
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mantreṇa vidhivatsamyakso'śvamedhaphalaṃ labhet || 107 ||
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triḥsaptasaṃjñāste yasmāttrailokyaṃ dhāryate hi taiḥ || 108 ||
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tasya puṣṭirathaiśvaryamāyuḥ saṃtatireva ca || 109 ||
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divi ca bhrājate lakṣmyā mokṣaṃ ca labhate kramāt || 110 ||
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pāpmāpahaṃ pāvanīyamaśvamedhaphalaṃ labhet || 111 ||
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mantraṃ tasmādahaṃ vakṣye amṛtaṃ brahmasaṃmitam || 112 ||
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devatābhyaḥ pitṛbhyaśca mahāyogibhya eva ca || 113 ||
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namaḥ svadhāyai svāhāyai nityameva namo namaḥ || 114 ||
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ādyāvasāne śrāddhasya trirāvṛttaṃ japetsadā || 115 ||
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aśvamedhaphalaṃ hyetadvipraiḥ satkṛtya pūjitam || 116 ||
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piṇḍanirvāpaṇe cāpi japedevaṃ samāhitaḥ || 117 ||
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pitaraḥ kṣipramāyānti rākṣasāḥ pradravanti ca || 118 ||
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pitryo'yaṃ triṣu lokeṣu mantro'yaṃ tārayatyuta || 119 ||
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paṭhyamānaḥ sadā śrāddhe niyatairbrahmavādibhiḥ || 120 ||
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rājyakāmo japedevaṃ sadā mantramatandritaḥ || 121 ||
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vīryaśauryārthabuddhiśrī cirāyuḥkīrtivardhanaḥ || 122 ||
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prīyante pitaro yena japena niyamena ca || 123 ||
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saptarcaṃ saṃpravakṣyāmi sarvakāmapradaṃ śubham || 124 ||
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amūrtānāṃ mūrtimatāṃ pitṝṇāṃ dīptatejasām || 125 ||
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namasyāmi sadā teṣāṃ dhyāyināṃ yogacakṣuṣām || 126 ||
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indrādīnāṃ ca pitaro dakṣamārīcayostathā || 127 ||
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pitaraḥ saptarṣīṇāṃ ca tānnamasyāmi kāmadān || 128 ||
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manvādīnāṃ janitṝṃśca sarvalokanamaskṛtān || 129 ||
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tānnamaskṛtya sarvānvai pitṝñjalasamudrayoḥ || 130 ||
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nakṣatrāṇāṃ grahāṇāṃ ca vāyvagnipitaraśca ye || 131 ||
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dyāvāpṛthivyośca sadā namasye'haṃ kṛtāñjaliḥ || 132 ||
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devarṣīṇāṃ saṃjanitṝn sarvalokanamaskṛtān || 133 ||
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etacca vidhinā yuktaḥ śrīmān kuryānnarādhipa || 133 ||
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saṃghātṝn sarvalokānāṃ namasye'haṃ pitāmahān || 134 ||
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prajāpatergavāṃ vahneḥ somāya ca yamāya ca || 135 ||
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yogeśvarebhyaśca sadā namasye'haṃ kṛtāñjaliḥ || 136 ||
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namaḥ pitṛgaṇebhyaḥ saptabhyo ye ca kīrtitāḥ || 137 ||
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svayaṃbhuve namasye'haṃ brahmaṇe yogacakṣuṣe || 138 ||
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etaduktaṃ ca saptarcaṃ devarṣigaṇapūjitam || 139 ||
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pavitraṃ paramaṃ hyetacchrīmad rakṣoghnameva ca || 140 ||
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etena vidhinā yuktastrīnvarāṃl labhate naraḥ || 141 ||
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bhaktyā paramayā yuktaḥ śraddadhāno jitendriyaḥ || 142 ||
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saptarcaṃ tu japed yastu nityameva samāhitaḥ || 143 ||
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saptadvīpasamudrāyāḥ pṛthivyā ekarāḍbhavet || 144 ||
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yena proktastvayaṃ kalpo namastasmai svayaṃbhuve || 145 ||
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mahāyogeśvarebhyaśca sadā saṃpraṇato'smyaham || 146 ||
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vartante pitarastāta devānāṃ divi devatāḥ || 147 ||
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saptasvete sthitā nityaṃ sthāneṣu pitaro'vyayāḥ || 148 ||
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prajāpatisutā ete sarveṣāṃ tu mahātmanām || 149 ||
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ādyo gaṇastu yogīnāṃ sa nityo yogavardhanaḥ || 150 ||
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dvitīyo devatānāṃ tu tṛtīyo dānavādinām || 151 ||
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yugadharmamanuprāptā yogadharmānusāriṇaḥ || 151 ||
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śeṣāstu varṇināṃ jñeyā iti sarve prakīrtitāḥ || 152 ||
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pitṝnprīṇāti yo bhaktyā pitaraḥ prīṇayanti tam || 153 ||
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yacchanti pitaraḥ prītāḥ prajāṃ puṣṭiṃ tathaiva ca || 154 ||
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svargamāyuṣyamārogyaṃ yadanyadapi vāñchitam || 155 ||
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devakāryādapi mune pitṛkāryaṃ praśasyate || 156 ||
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devatānāṃ hi pitaraḥ pūrvamāyatanaṃ smṛtam || 157 ||
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te suprasādāḥ suprītā lokasyāpyāyanaṃ param || 158 ||
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sthiraprasādāśca sadā tānnamasyasva bhārgava || 159 ||
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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 4

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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