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.

vaiśaṃpāyana uvāca elaputrā babhūvuste sarve devasutopamāḥ || 1 ||
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divi jātā mahātmāna āyurdhīmānamāvasuḥ || 2 ||
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viśvāyuścaiva dharmātmā śrutāyuśca tathāparaḥ || 2 ||
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dṛḍhāyuśca vanāyuśca śatāyuścorvaśīsutāḥ || 3 ||
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amāvasostu dāyādo bhīmo rājātha rājarāṭ || 4 ||
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śrīmānbhīmasya dāyādo rājāsītkāñcanaprabhaḥ || 5 ||
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vidvāṃstu kāñcanasyāpi suhotro'bhūnmahābalaḥ || 6 ||
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sauhotrirabhavajjahnuḥ keśinyā garbhasaṃbhavaḥ || 7 ||
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ājahre yo mahāsattraṃ sarpamedhaṃ mahāmakham || 8 ||
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patilobhena yaṃ gaṅgā patitve'bhisasāra ha || 9 ||
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necchataḥ plāvayāmāsa tasya gaṅgā ca tatsadaḥ || 10 ||
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sa tayā plāvitaṃ dṛṣṭvā yajñavāṭaṃ samantataḥ || 11 ||
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sauhotrirabravīdgaṅgāṃ kruddho bharatasattama || 12 ||
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eṣa te triṣu lokeṣu saṃkṣipyāpaḥ pibāmyaham || 13 ||
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asya gaṅge'valepasya sadyaḥ phalamavāpnuhi || 14 ||
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rājarṣiṇā tataḥ pītāṃ gaṅgāṃ dṛṣṭvā maharṣayaḥ || 15 ||
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upaninyurmahābhāgāṃ duhitṛtvena jāhnavīm || 16 ||
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yuvanāśvasya putrīṃ tu kāverīṃ jahnurāvahat || 17 ||
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gaṅgāśāpena dehārdhaṃ yasyāḥ paścānnadīkṛtam || 17 ||
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yuvanāśvasya śāpena gaṅgārdhena vinirmame || 18 ||
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kāverīṃ saritāṃ śreṣṭhāṃ jahnorbhāryāmaninditām || 19 ||
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jahnustu dayitaṃ putraṃ sumahaṃ nāma dhārmikam || 20 ||
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kāveryāṃ janayāmāsa ajakastasya cātmajaḥ || 21 ||
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ajakasya tu dāyādo balākāśvo mahīpatiḥ || 22 ||
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babhūva mṛgayāśīlaḥ kuśastasyātmajo'bhavat || 23 ||
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kuśaputrā babhūvurhi catvāro devavarcasaḥ || 24 ||
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kuśikaḥ kuśanābhaśca kuśāmbo mūrtimāṃstathā || 25 ||
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pahlavaiḥ saha saṃvṛddho rājā vanacaraih saha || 26 ||
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kuśikastu tapastepe putramindrasamaṃ vibhuḥ || 27 ||
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labheyamiti taṃ śakrastrāsādabhyetya jajñivān || 28 ||
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pūrṇe varṣasahasre vai taṃ tu śakro hyapaśyata || 29 ||
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atyugratapasaṃ dṛṣṭvā sahasrākṣaḥ puraṃdaraḥ || 30 ||
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samarthaḥ putrajanane svayamevānvapadyata || 31 ||
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putratve kalpayāmāsa devendraḥ sa surottamaḥ || 32 ||
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sa gādhirabhavad rājā maghavān kauśikaḥ svayam || 33 ||
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paurukutsyabhavadbhāryā gādhistasyāmajāyata || 34 ||
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viśvāmitraśca gādheyo rājā viśvarathaśca ha || 35 ||
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viśvakṛdviśvajiccaiva tathā satyavatī nṛpa || 36 ||
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purvaṃ kanyā mahābhāgā nāmnā satyavatī śubhā || 37 ||
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tasya satyavatīṃ kanyāmṛcīko'yācatdvijaḥ || 37 ||
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varaṃ visadṛśaṃ matvā gādhirbhārgavamabravīt || 37 ||
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gādhiruvāca ekataḥ śyāmakarṇānāṃ hayānāṃ candravarcasām || 37 ||
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sahasraṃ dīyatāṃ śulkaṃ kanyāyāḥ kuśikā vayam || 37 ||
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ityuktastanmataṃ matvā gataḥ sa varuṇāntakaṃ || 37 ||
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ānīya dattvā tānaśvānupayeme varānanām || 37 ||
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tāṃ gādhiḥ kāvyaputrāya ṛcīkāya dadau prabhuḥ || 38 ||
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tasyāḥ prīto'bhavadbhartā bhārgavo bhṛgunandanaḥ || 39 ||
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sa ṛṣiḥ prārthitaḥ patnyā mātre cāpatyakāmyayā || 39 ||
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śrapayitvobhayairmantraiścaruṃ snātuṃ gato muniḥ || 39 ||
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putrārthaṃ kalpayāmāsa caruṃ gādhestathaiva ca || 40 ||
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uvācāhūya tāṃ bhārtā ṛcīko bhārgavastadā || 41 ||
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upayojyaścarurayaṃ tvayā mātrā tvayaṃ tava || 42 ||
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tasyāṃ janiṣyate putro dīptimān kṣatriyarṣabhaḥ || 43 ||
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ajeyaḥ kṣatriyairloke kṣatriyarṣabhasūdanaḥ || 44 ||
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tavāpi putraṃ kalyāṇi dhṛtimantaṃ tapodhanam || 45 ||
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śamātmakaṃ dvijaśreṣṭhaṃ carureṣa vidhāsyati || 46 ||
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evamuktvā tu tāṃ bhāryāmṛcīko bhṛgunandanaḥ || 47 ||
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tapasyabhirato nityamaraṇyaṃ praviveśa ha || 48 ||
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gādhiḥ sadārastu tadā ṛcīkāśramamabhyagāt || 49 ||
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tīrthayātrāprasaṅgena sutāṃ draṣṭuṃ nareśvaraḥ || 50 ||
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carudvayaṃ gṛhītvā tadṛṣeḥ satyavatī tadā || 51 ||
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carumādāya yatnena sā tu mātre nyavedayat || 52 ||
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mātā vyatyasya daivena duhitre svacaruṃ dadau || 53 ||
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tasyāścarumathājñānādātmasaṃsthaṃ cakāra ha || 54 ||
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atha satyavatī garbhaṃ kṣatriyāntakaraṃ tadā || 55 ||
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dhārayāmāsa dīptena vapuṣā ghoradarśanam || 56 ||
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tāmṛcīkastato dṛṣṭvā yogenābhyanusṛtya ca || 57 ||
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tāmabravīddvijaśreṣṭhaḥ svāṃ bhāryāṃ varavarṇinīm || 58 ||
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mātrāsi vañcitā bhadre caruvyatyāsahetunā || 59 ||
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janiṣyati hi putraste krūrakarmātidāruṇaḥ || 60 ||
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bhrātā janiṣyate cāpi brahmabhūtastapodhanaḥ || 61 ||
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viśvaṃ hi brahma tapasā mayā tasmin samarpitam || 62 ||
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evamuktā mahābhāgā bhartrā satyavatī tadā || 63 ||
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prasādayāmāsa patiṃ putro me nedṛśo bhavet || 64 ||
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brāhmaṇāpasadastvatta ityukto munirabravīt || 65 ||
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naiṣa saṃkalpitaḥ kāmo mayā bhadre tathāstviti || 66 ||
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ugrakarmā bhavetputraḥ piturmātuśca kāraṇāt || 67 ||
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punaḥ satyavatī vākyamevamuktvābravīdidam || 68 ||
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icchaṃl lokānapi mune sṛjethāḥ kiṃ punaḥ sutam || 69 ||
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śamātmakamṛjuṃ tvaṃ me putraṃ dātumihārhasi || 70 ||
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kāmamevaṃvidhaḥ pautro mama syāttava ca prabho || 71 ||
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yadyanyathā na śakyaṃ vai kartumetaddvijottama || 72 ||
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tataḥ prasādamakarotsa tasyāstapaso balāt || 73 ||
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putre nāsti viśeṣo me pautre ca varavarṇini || 74 ||
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tvayā yathoktaṃ vacanaṃ tathā bhadre bhaviṣyati || 75 ||
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tataḥ satyavatī putraṃ janayāmāsa bhārgavam || 76 ||
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tapasyabhirataṃ dāntaṃ jamadagniṃ śamātmakam || 77 ||
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bhṛgoścaruviparyāse raudravaiṣṇavayoḥ purā || 78 ||
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jagatyāṃ vaiṣṇavo'thāṃśo jamadagnirajāyata || 79 ||
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sā hi satyavatī puṇyā satyadharmaparāyaṇā || 80 ||
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kauśikīti samākhyātā pravṛtteyaṃ mahānadī || 81 ||
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ikṣvākuvaṃśaprabhavo reṇurnāma narādhipaḥ || 82 ||
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tasya kanyā mahābhāgā kāmalī nāma reṇukā || 83 ||
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reṇukāyāṃ tu kāmalyāṃ tapovidyāsamanvitaḥ || 84 ||
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ārcīko janayāmāsa jāmadagnyaṃ sudāruṇam || 85 ||
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sarvavidyāntagaṃ śreṣṭhaṃ dhanurvedasya pāragam || 86 ||
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rāmaṃ kṣatriyahantāraṃ pradīptamiva pāvakam || 87 ||
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aurvasyaivamṛcīkasya satyavatyāṃ mahāyaśāḥ || 88 ||
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jamadagnistapovīryājjajñe brahmavidāṃ varaḥ || 89 ||
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madhyamaśca śunaḥśephaḥ śunaḥpucchaḥ kaniṣṭhakaḥ || 90 ||
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viśvāmitraṃ tu dāyādaṃ gādhiḥ kuśikanandanaḥ || 91 ||
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janayāmāsa putraṃ tu tapovidyāśamātmakam || 92 ||
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prāpya brahmarṣisamatāṃ yo'yaṃ saptarṣitāṃ gataḥ || 93 ||
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viśvāmitrastu dharmātmā nāmnā viśvarathaḥ smṛtaḥ || 94 ||
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jajñe bhṛguprasādena kauśikādvaṃśavardhanaḥ || 95 ||
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gādherabhūnmahātejāḥ samiddha iva pāvakaḥ || 95 ||
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tapasā kṣatramutsṛjya yo lebhe brahmavarcasam || 95 ||
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viśvāmitrasya caivāsanputrā ekaśataṃ nṛpa || 95 ||
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madhyamastu madhucchandā madhucchandāsa eva te || 95 ||
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anye cāṣṭakahārīta jayakratumadādayaḥ || 95 ||
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evaṃ kauśikagotraṃ tu viśvāmitraṃ pṛthagvidham || 95 ||
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pravarāntaramāpannaṃ taddvidhaiva prakalpitam || 95 ||
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viśvāmitrasya tu sutā devarātādayaḥ smṛtāḥ || 96 ||
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prakhyātāstriṣu lokeṣu teṣāṃ nāmāni me śṛṇu || 97 ||
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devaśravāḥ katiścaiva yasmātkātyāyanāḥ smṛtāḥ || 98 ||
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śālāvatyāṃ hiraṇyākṣo reṇorjajñe'tha reṇumān || 99 ||
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sāṃkṛtirgālavaścaiva mudgalaśceti viśrutaḥ || 100 ||
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madhucchandādayaścaiva devalaśca tathāṣṭakaḥ || 101 ||
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kacchapo hāritaścaiva viśvāmitrasya vai sutāḥ || 102 ||
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teṣāṃ khyātāni gotrāṇi kauśikānāṃ mahātmanām || 103 ||
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pālito babhravaścaiva karajapyastathaiva ca || 104 ||
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pārthivā devarātāśca śālaṅkāyanabāṣkalāḥ || 105 ||
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lohityā yamadūtāśca tathā kārīṣayaḥ smṛtāḥ || 106 ||
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sauśrutāḥ kauśikā rājaṃstathānye saindhavāyanāḥ || 107 ||
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devalā reṇavaścaiva yājñavalkyāghamarṣaṇāḥ || 108 ||
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audumbarā hyabhiṣṇātāstārakāyaṇacañcalāḥ || 109 ||
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śālāvatyā hiraṇyākṣāḥ sāṃkṛtyā gālavāstathā || 110 ||
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nārāyaṇirnaraścānye viśvāmitrasya dhīmataḥ || 111 ||
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ṛṣyantaravivāhyāśca kauśikā bahavaḥ smṛtāḥ || 112 ||
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pauravasya mahāraja brahmarṣeḥ kauśikasya ca || 113 ||
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saṃbandho'pyasya vaṃśe'sminbrahmakṣatrasya viśrutaḥ || 114 ||
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viśvāmitrātmajānāṃ tu śunaḥśepo'grajaḥ smṛtaḥ || 115 ||
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bhārgavaḥ kauśikatvaṃ hi prāptaḥ sa munisattamaḥ || 116 ||
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viśvāmitrasya putrastu śunaḥśepo'bhavatkila || 117 ||
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hariścandrasya yajñe tu paśutve viniyojitaḥ || 118 ||
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yo vai hariścandramakhe vikrītaḥ puruṣaḥ paśuḥ || 118 ||
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stutvā devānprajeśādīnmumuce pāśabandhanāt || 118 ||
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yo rāto devayajane devairgādhiṣu tāpasaḥ || 118 ||
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devarāta iti khyāta śunaḥśephastu bhārgavaḥ || 118 ||
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devairdattaḥ śunaḥśepo viśvāmitrāya vai punaḥ || 119 ||
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putraṃ kṛtvā śunaḥṣephaṃ devarātaṃ ca bhārgavam || 119 ||
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ājīgartaṃ sutānāha jyeṣṭha eṣa prakalpatām || 119 ||
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ye madhucchandaso jyeṣṭhāḥ kuśalaṃ menire na tat || 119 ||
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aśapattānmuniḥ kruddho mlecchā bhavata durjanāḥ || 119 ||
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athovāca maducchandāḥ sārdhaṃ pañcāśatā tataḥ || 119 ||
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yanno bhavānvijānīto tasmiṃstiṣṭhāmahe vayam || 119 ||
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jyeṣṭhaṃ mantradṛśāṃ cakrustvāmanvañco vayaṃ smasi || 119 ||
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viśvāmitraḥ sutānāha vīravanto bhaviṣyatha || 119 ||
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devairdattaḥ sa vai yasmāddevarātastato'bhavat || 120 ||
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devarātādayaḥ sapta viśvāmitrasya vai sutāḥ || 121 ||
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dṛṣadvatīsutaścāpi viśvāmitrāttathāṣṭakaḥ || 122 ||
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aṣṭakasya suto lauhiḥ prokto jahnugaṇo mayā || 123 ||
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ata ūrdhvaṃ pravakṣyāmi vaṃśamāyormahātmanaḥ || 124 ||
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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 6B

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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