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.

yudhiṣṭhira uvāca kimarthaṃ brahmadattasya pūjanīyā śakuntikā || 1 ||
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andhaṃ cakāra gāṅgeya jyeṣṭhaṃ putraṃ purā vibho || 2 ||
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ciroṣitā gṛhe cāpi kimarthaṃ caiva tasya sā || 3 ||
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cakāra vipriyamidaṃ tasya rājño mahātmanaḥ || 4 ||
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pūjanīyā cakārāsau kiṃ sakhyaṃ tena caiva ha || 5 ||
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etaṃ me saṃśayaṃ sarvaṃ prabravīhi yathātatham || 6 ||
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bhīṣma uvāca śṛṇu sarvaṃ mahārāja yathā vṛttamabhūtpurā || 7 ||
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brahmadattasya bhavane tannibodha yudhiṣṭhira || 8 ||
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kācicchakuntikā rājanbrahmadattasya vai sakhī || 9 ||
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sitapakṣā śoṇaśirāḥ sitapṛṣṭhā sitodarī || 10 ||
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sakhī sā brahmadattasya sudṛḍhaṃ baddhasauhṛdā || 11 ||
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tasyāḥ kulāyamabhavadgehe tasya narottama || 12 ||
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sā sadāhani nirgatya tasya rājño gṛhottamāt || 13 ||
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cacārāmbhodhitīreṣu palvaleṣu saraḥsu ca || 14 ||
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nadīparvatakuñjeṣu vaneṣu vividheṣu ca || 15 ||
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praphulleṣu taḍāgeṣu kahlārasusugandhiṣu || 16 ||
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kumudotpalakiñjalka surabhīkṛtavāyuṣu || 17 ||
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haṃsasārasaghuṣṭeṣu kāraṇḍavaruteṣu ca || 18 ||
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caritvā teṣu sā rājanniśi kāmpilyamāgamat || 19 ||
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nṛpaterbhavanaṃ pārtha brahmadattasya dhīmataḥ || 20 ||
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rājñā tena sadā rājan kathāyogaṃ cakāra sā || 21 ||
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āścaryāṇi ca sarvāṇi yāni vṛttāni kānicit || 22 ||
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carantī vividhāndeśān kathayāmāsa sā niśi || 23 ||
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kadācittasya nṛpaterbrahmadattasya kaurava || 24 ||
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putro'bhūd rājaśārdūla sarvasena iti śrutaḥ || 25 ||
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pūjanīyā ca sā tasminprasūtāṇḍamathāpi ca || 26 ||
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tasminnīḍe purā hyekaṃ śakalātprāsphuṭattadā || 27 ||
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sphuṭito māṃsapiṇḍastu bāhupādāsyasaṃyutaḥ || 28 ||
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babhruvaktraścakṣuhīno babhūva pṛthivīpate || 29 ||
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cakṣuṣmānapyabhūtpaścādīṣatpakṣotthitaśca ha || 30 ||
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atha sā pūjanīyā vai rājaputrasvaputrayoḥ || 31 ||
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tulyasnehātprītimatī divase divase tadā || 32 ||
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ājahāra sadā sāyaṃ cañcvā nṛpa phaladvayam || 33 ||
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amṛtasvādu sadṛśaṃ sarvasenatanūjayoḥ || 34 ||
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sa bālo brahmadattasya pūjanīyāsutaśca ha || 35 ||
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te phale bhakṣayitvā ca pṛṭhukau tau mudā yutau || 36 ||
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abhūtāṃ nityameveha svadatāṃ caiva te phale || 37 ||
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tasyāṃ gatāyāmatha ca pūjanīyāṃ sadāhani || 38 ||
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śiśunā caṭakenātha dhātrī taṃ tu śiśuṃ nṛpa || 39 ||
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tena prakīḍayāmāsa brahmadattātmajaṃ sadā || 40 ||
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nīḍāttadā samākṛṣya pūjanīyā gatā yadā || 41 ||
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krīḍatā rājaputreṇa kadāciccaṭakaḥ sa tu || 42 ||
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nigṛhītaḥ kaṃdharāyāṃ śiśunā dṛḍhamuṣṭinā || 43 ||
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durbhaṅgamuṣṭinā rājannasūn sadyastvajījahat || 44 ||
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taṃ tu pañcatvamāpannaṃ vyāttāsyaṃ bālaghātitam || 45 ||
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kathaṃcinmocitaṃ dṛṣṭvā nṛpatirduḥkhito'bhavat || 46 ||
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dhātrīṃ tasya jagarhe tāṃ tadāśruparamo nṛpaḥ || 47 ||
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tasthau śokānvito rājā śocaṃstaṃ caṭakaṃ nṛpa || 48 ||
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pūjanīyāpi tatkālaṃ gṛhītvā tu phaladvayam || 49 ||
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brahmadattasya bhavanamājagāma vanecarī || 50 ||
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athāpaśyata cāgamya gṛhe tasminnarādhipa || 51 ||
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pañcabhūtaparityaktaṃ śāvaṃ taṃ svatanūdbhavam || 52 ||
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mumoha dṛṣṭvā svaṃ putraṃ punaḥ saṃjñāmathālabhat || 53 ||
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labdhasaṃjñā ca sā rājanvilalāpa tapasvinī || 54 ||
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nanu tvamāgatāṃ putra vāśantīṃ parisarpasi || 55 ||
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kurvaṃścāṭusahasrāṇi avyaktakalayā girā || 56 ||
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vyāditāsyaḥ kṣudhārtaśca pītenāsyena putraka || 57 ||
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śoṇena tālunā putra kasmādadya na sarpasi || 58 ||
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pakṣābhyāṃ māṃ pariṣvajya nanu cañcvāpi cāpyaham || 59 ||
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cīcīkūcīti vāśantaṃ tvāmadya na śṛṇomi kim || 60 ||
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manoratho yastu mama paśyeyaṃ putrakaṃ kadā || 61 ||
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vyāttāsyaṃ vāri yācantaṃ sphuratpakṣaṃ mamāgrataḥ || 62 ||
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sa me manoratho bhagnastvayi pañcatvamāgate || 63 ||
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vilapyaivaṃ bahuvidhaṃ rājānamatha sābravīt || 64 ||
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nanu mūrdhābhiṣiktastvaṃ dharmānvetsi sanātanān || 65 ||
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kathaṃ mamānena sutaṃ dhātryā ghātitavānasi || 66 ||
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svaputreṇa samākṛṣya kṣatriyādhama śaṃsa me || 67 ||
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nanu nūnaṃ śrutā te'bhūdiyamāṅgirasī śrutiḥ || 68 ||
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śaraṇāgataḥ kṣudhārtaśca śatrubhiścāpyupadrutaḥ || 69 ||
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ciroṣitaśca svagṛhe pātavyaḥ sarvato bhavet || 70 ||
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apālayannaro yāti kumbhīpākamasaṃśayam || 71 ||
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kathamasya havirdevā gṛhṇanti pitaraḥ svadhām || 72 ||
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evamuktvā mahārāja daśadharmagatā satī || 73 ||
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śokārtā tasya bālasya cakṣuṣī nirbibheda sā || 74 ||
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karābhyāṃ rājaputrasya tatastaccakṣurasphuṭam || 75 ||
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kṛtvā cāndhaṃ nṛpasutamutpapāta tato'mbaram || 76 ||
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atha rājā sutaṃ dṛṣṭvā pūjanīyāmuvāca ha || 77 ||
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viśokā bhava kalyāṇi kṛtaṃ te bhīru śobhanam || 78 ||
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gataśokā nivartasva ajaryaṃ sakhyamastu te || 79 ||
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pureva sakhi bhadraṃ te nivartasva ramasva ca || 80 ||
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putrapīḍābhavaścāpi na kopaḥ paramastvayi || 81 ||
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mamāsti sakhi bhadraṃ te kartavyaṃ ca kṛtaṃ tvayā || 82 ||
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pūjanīyovāca ātmaupamyena jānāmi putrasnehaṃ tavāpyaham || 83 ||
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na cāhaṃ vastumicchāmi tava putramacakṣuṣam || 84 ||
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kṛtvā vai rājaśārdūla tvadgṛhe kṛtakilbiṣā || 85 ||
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gāthāścāpyuśanogītā imāḥ śṛṇu mayeritāḥ || 86 ||
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kumitraṃ ca kudeśaṃ ca kurājānaṃ kusauhṛdam || 87 ||
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kuputraṃ ca kubhāryāṃ ca dūrataḥ parivarjayet || 88 ||
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kumitre sauhṛdaṃ nāsti kubhāryāyāṃ kuto ratiḥ || 89 ||
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kutaḥ piṇḍaḥ kuputre tu nāsti satyaṃ kurājani || 90 ||
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kusauhṛde kva viśvāsaḥ kudeśe na prajīvyate || 91 ||
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kurājani bhayaṃ nityaṃ kuputre sarvato'sukham || 92 ||
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apakāriṇi viśrambhaṃ yaḥ karoti narādhamaḥ || 93 ||
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anātho durbalo yadvanna ciraṃ sa tu jīvati || 94 ||
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na viśvasedaviśvaste viśvaste nāpi viśvaset || 95 ||
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viśvāsādbhayaṃ utpannaṃ mūlānyapi nikṛntati || 96 ||
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rājaseviṣu viśvāsaṃ garbhasaṃkariteṣu ca || 97 ||
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yaḥ karoti naro mūḍho na ciraṃ sa tu jīvati || 98 ||
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abhyunnatiṃ prāpya nṛpaḥ prāvāraṃ kīṭako yathā || 99 ||
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sa vinaśyedasaṃdehamāhaivamuśanā nṛpa || 100 ||
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api mārdavabhāvena gātraṃ saṃlīya buddhimān || 101 ||
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ariṃ nāśayate nityaṃ yathā vallī mahādrumam || 102 ||
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mṛdū raudraḥ kṛśo bhūtvā śanaiḥ saṃlīyate ripuḥ || 103 ||
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valmīka iva vṛkṣasya paścānmūlaṃ nikṛntati || 104 ||
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adrohaṃ samayaṃ kṛtvā munīnāmagrato hariḥ || 105 ||
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jaghāna namuciṃ paścādapāṃ phenena pārthiva || 106 ||
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suptaṃ mattaṃ pramattaṃ vā ghātayanti ripuṃ narāḥ || 107 ||
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viṣeṇa vahninā vāpi śastreṇāpyatha māyayā || 108 ||
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naiva śeṣaṃ prakurvanti punarvairabhayānnarāḥ || 109 ||
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ghātayanti samūlaṃ hi śrutvemāmupamāṃ nṛpa || 110 ||
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śatroḥ śeṣaṃ ṛṇāccheṣaṃ śeṣamagneśca bhūmipa || 111 ||
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punarvardheta saṃbhūya tasmāccheṣaṃ na śeṣayet || 112 ||
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hasate jalpate vairī ekapātre ca bhuñjate || 113 ||
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ekāsanaṃ cārohati smarate tacca kilbiṣam || 114 ||
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kṛtvā saṃbandhakaṃ cāpi viśvasecchatruṇā na hi || 115 ||
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pulomānaṃ jaghānājau jāmātā sañchatakratuḥ || 116 ||
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nidhāya manasā vairaṃ priyaṃ vaktīha yo naraḥ || 117 ||
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upasarpenna taṃ prājñaḥ kuraṅga iva lubdhakam || 118 ||
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na cāsanne nivastavyaṃ savaire vardhite ripau || 119 ||
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pātayettaṃ samūlaṃ hi nadītīra iva drumam || 120 ||
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amitrādunnatiṃ prāpya nonnato'smīti viśvaset || 121 ||
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tasmātprāpyonnatiṃ naśyed yathā prāvārakīṭakaḥ || 122 ||
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ityetā uśanogītā gāthā dhāryā vipaścitā || 123 ||
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kurvatā cātmarakṣārthaṃ nareṇa pṛthivīpate || 124 ||
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mayā ca kilbiṣaṃ tubhyaṃ prayuktamatidāruṇam || 125 ||
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putramandhaṃ prakurvantyā tasmānno viśvase tvayi || 126 ||
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evamuktvā pradudrāva tadākāśe pataṃginī || 127 ||
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ityetatte mayākhyātaṃ purābhūtamidaṃ nṛpa || 128 ||
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brahmadattasya rājendra yadvṛttaṃ pūjanīyayā || 129 ||
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śrāddhaṃ ca pṛcchase yanmāṃ yudhiṣṭhira mahāmate || 130 ||
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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 5

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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