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 śruto mayā mahāprājño budhapautro mahāmatiḥ || 1 ||
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tattrorvaśīsamutpannaḥ kathaṃ kṣātramavāptavān || 2 ||
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ātreyasya kathaṃ loke paradārābhimarśanāt || 3 ||
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niṣkṛtiḥ kīdṛśī dṛṣṭā tanme brūhi mahāmate || 4 ||
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kīdṛśo brāhmaṇo loke svarūpaṃ tadvadasva me || 5 ||
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vaiśaṃpāyana uvāca hanta te kathayiṣyāmi śṛṇu pārthivasattama || 6 ||
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mukhabāhūrūpādebhyo viprādīnasṛjatprabhuḥ || 7 ||
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uttamāṅgodbhavājjyaiṣṭhyādvedasyādhyāpanāttathā || 8 ||
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sarvasyaivāsya sargasya dharmato brāhmaṇaḥ prabhuḥ || 9 ||
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yasyāsyena sadāśnanti havyāni tridivaukasaḥ || 10 ||
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kavyāni caiva pitaraḥ kiṃ bhūtā adhikaṃ tataḥ || 11 ||
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brāhmaṇyāṃ brāhmaṇājjātaḥ saṃskṛto brāhmaṇo bhavet || 12 ||
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jñeyaṃ kṣatriyaviṭśūdrā jñeyāḥ svebhyaḥ svayonijāḥ || 13 ||
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adhyāpanaṃ cādhyayanaṃ yajanaṃ yājanaṃ tathā || 14 ||
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dānaṃ pratigrahaśceti ṣaṭ karmāṇyagrajanmanām || 15 ||
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vedameva sadābhyāsettapastaptaṃ dvijottamaḥ || 16 ||
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vedābhyāso hi viprasya tapaḥ paramihocyate || 17 ||
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itihāsapurāṇajñaḥ padavākyapramāṇavit || 18 ||
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aṅgopakāravedī ca vedārthaṃ jñātumarhati || 19 ||
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pāṇinyādīni tantrāṇi hyadhītyāṅgāni sarvaśaḥ || 20 ||
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itihāsapurāṇānāṃ śrutīnāmapi sarvadā || 21 ||
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padavākyapramāṇajñaḥ pravaktā phalamaśnute || 22 ||
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śrotā caivānyathā cetsyānnarakāyaiva kalpate || 23 ||
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na vedapāṭhamātreṇa saṃtuṣyedvai dvijottamaḥ || 24 ||
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pāṭhamātrāvasānastu paṅke gauriva sīdati || 25 ||
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janmano'nantaraṃ kāryaṃ jātakarma yathāvidhi || 26 ||
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nāmadheyaṃ daśamyāṃ tu dvādaśyāmatha kārayet || 27 ||
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ṣaṣṭhe'nnaprāśanaṃ māsi cūḍā kāryā yathākulam || 28 ||
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prāpte tu pañcame varṣe tvakṣarābhyāsamucyate || 29 ||
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garbhāṣṭamābde kurvīta brāhmaṇasyopanāyanam || 30 ||
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yajñopavītaṃ kurvīta sūtreṇa navatantukam || 31 ||
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brāhmaṇo bilvapālāśau daṇḍau vā dhārayeta saḥ || 32 ||
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guruṃ raviṃ samabhyarcya bhaikṣeta niyataḥ śuciḥ || 33 ||
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niṣekādīni karmāṇi yaḥ karoti yathāvidhi || 34 ||
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saṃbhāvayati cānnena sa vipro gururucyate || 35 ||
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upanīya tu yaḥ śiṣyaṃ vedamadhyāpayeta tam || 36 ||
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tadarthabodhakaścaiva tamācāryaṃ pracakṣate || 37 ||
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ekadeśaṃ tu vedasya vedāṅgānyapi vā punaḥ || 38 ||
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yo'dhyāpayati vṛttyarthamupādhyāyaḥ sa ucyate || 39 ||
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upādhyāyāddaśācāryā ācāryāṇāṃ śataṃ pitā || 40 ||
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sahasraṃ ca pitṝṇāṃ tu caibhyo mātā garīyasī || 41 ||
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guruśuśrūṣayā vidyāṃ saṃprāpya vidhivaddvijaḥ || 42 ||
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snāyīta tadanujñāto dattvāsmai dakṣiṇāṃ hi gām || 43 ||
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guruṇānumataḥ snātvā samāvṛtto yathāvidhi || 44 ||
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udvaheta dvijo bhāryāṃ lakṣaṇāṃ bandhuśālinīm || 45 ||
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bandhuhīnāṃ ca yāṃ kanyāṃ rogiṇīṃ ca parityajet || 46 ||
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mantropadeśe cārtvijye vivāhe śrāddhabhojane || 47 ||
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svabandhuṣveva kartavyamiti manvādiśāsanam || 48 ||
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ādadhīta tataḥ paścādvidhānenaiva sarvaśaḥ || 49 ||
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brāhme muhūrte cotthāya hariṃ nārāyaṇaṃ prabhum || 50 ||
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dhyātvā samāhitaḥ paścādviṣṭhāmūtraṃ visarjayet || 51 ||
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nairṛte dakṣiṇe bhāge tṛṇamācchādya vai punaḥ || 52 ||
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loṣṭaiśca lepanaṃ kṛtvā śaucaṃ kṛtvā yathāvidhi || 53 ||
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mṛdbhiḥ śodhya gude pādau pāṇau gaṇḍūṣamācaret || 54 ||
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ācamya prayato bhūtvā tataḥ snānaṃ samācaret || 55 ||
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jale nimajya hṛdaye nārāyaṇamanāmayam || 56 ||
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dhyātvotthāya tataḥ kuryādardhyaṃ sūryāya bhūmipa || 57 ||
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sahasrakṛtvaḥ paramāṃ devīṃ japtvā samāhitaḥ || 58 ||
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upasthāyaiva tigmāṃśuṃ homaṃ kuryāddvitīyake || 59 ||
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vedamadhyāpya vidhivadvedāṅgāni tṛtīyake || 60 ||
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mūhūrte kusumādīni hṛtvā gacchettamīśvaram || 61 ||
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yogakṣemārthalābhāya snātvā mādhyāhnikīṃ kriyām || 62 ||
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kṛtvā puruṣasūktaiśca harimaṣṭākṣareṇa ca || 63 ||
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saṃpūjya toṣayitvātha vaiśvadevaṃ yathāvidhi || 64 ||
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kṛtvaivātithyapūjāṃ ca bhojanaṃ ca yathākramam || 65 ||
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itihāsapurāṇābhyāṃ ṣaṣṭhasaptamayorbudhaḥ || 66 ||
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kālakṣepaṃ prakurvāṇastāmbūlaṃ carvayedbudhaḥ || 67 ||
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upāsya paścimāṃ saṃdhyāṃ homaṃ kuryādatandritaḥ || 68 ||
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brāhmaṇeṣu ca vidvāṃso vidvatsu kṛtabuddhayaḥ || 69 ||
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kṛtabuddhiṣu kartāraḥ kartṛṣu brahmavādinaḥ || 70 ||
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śreṣṭhāste brāhmaṇā loke dānapātraṃ sadā matam || 71 ||
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prathamaṃ tu gurordānaṃ dadyācchraiṣṭhyaṃ ca sarvadā || 72 ||
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mātāpitrośca yaddattaṃ bhrātṛsvasṛsutāsu ca || 73 ||
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bhaginyai bhāgineyāya mātulānāṃ pitṛṣvasuḥ || 74 ||
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daridrāṇāṃ ca bandhūnāṃ dānaṃ vedavide'kṣayam || 75 ||
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pituḥ śataguṇaṃ dānaṃ sahasraṃ māturucyate || 76 ||
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saṃnikṛṣṭamadhīyānamatikrāmati yo dvijaḥ || 77 ||
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dāne tu kavyabhojye ca dahatyāsaptamaṃ kulam || 78 ||
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dviguṇaṃ brāhmaṇe dadyātsamaṃ tu brāhmaṇabruve || 79 ||
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prādhīte śatasāhasramanantaṃ vedapārage || 80 ||
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prāyaścittāni śāstrāṇi pātakeṣūpapātake || 81 ||
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teṣāmevādhikārāṇi karmabhūmiṣu janminām || 82 ||
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devānāṃ nādhikāro'sti teṣu rājandivaukasām || 83 ||
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vairājakanyājātastu budhādila iti smṛtaḥ || 84 ||
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mātāmahaprabhāvena kṣatriyatvamupeyivān || 85 ||
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tathāpyatriprabhāvena prāyaścittena śodhitaḥ || 86 ||
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śaśāṅkastu kṣayānmuktaḥ sarvalokasupūjitaḥ || 87 ||
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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 6A

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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