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 rambho napatyastatrāsīdvaṃśaṃ vakṣyāmyanenasaḥ || 1 ||
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anenasaḥ suto rājā pratikṣatro mahāyaśāḥ || 2 ||
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pratikṣatrasutaścāpi sṛñjayo nāma viśrutaḥ || 3 ||
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sṛñjayasya jayaḥ putro vijayastasya cātmajaḥ || 4 ||
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vijayasya kṛtiḥ putrastasya haryaśvataḥ sutaḥ || 5 ||
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haryaśvatasuto rājā sahadevaḥ pratāpavān || 6 ||
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sahadevasya dharmātmā nadīna iti viśrutaḥ || 7 ||
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nadīnasya jayatseno jayatsenasya saṃkṛtiḥ || 8 ||
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saṃkṛterapi dharmātmā kṣatradharmo mahāyaśāḥ || 9 ||
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anenasya samākhyātāḥ kṣatravṛddhasya me śṛṇu || 10 ||
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kṣatravṛddhātmajastatra sunahotro mahāyaśāḥ || 11 ||
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sunahotrasya dāyādāstrayaḥ paramadhārmikāḥ || 12 ||
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kāśaḥ śalaśca dvāvetau tathā gṛtsamadaḥ prabhuḥ || 13 ||
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putro gṛtsamadasyāpi śunako yasya śaunakāḥ || 14 ||
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brāhmaṇāḥ kṣatriyāścaiva vaiśyāḥ śūdrāstathaiva ca || 15 ||
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śalātmajaśca cārṣṭiceṇastanayastasya kāśyakaḥ || 16 ||
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kāśyasya kāsyayo rājanputro dīrghatamāstathā || 17 ||
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dhanvastu dīrghatamaso vidvāndhanvantariḥ sutaḥ || 18 ||
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yajñabhugvāsudevāṃśaḥ smṛtamātrārtināśanaḥ || 18 ||
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tapaso nte sumahato jāto vṛddhasya dhīmataḥ || 19 ||
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punardhanvantarirdevo mānuṣeṣviha jajñivān || 20 ||
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janamejaya uvāca kathaṃ dhanvantarirdevo mānuṣeṣviha jajñivān || 21 ||
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etadveditumicchāmi tvatto brūhi yathātatham || 22 ||
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vaiśaṃpāyana uvāca dhanvantareḥ saṃbhavo yaṃ śrūyatāṃ bharatarṣabha || 23 ||
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sa saṃbhūtaḥ samudrāttu mathyamāne mṛte purā || 24 ||
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utpannaḥ kalaśātpūrvaṃ sarvataśca śriyā vṛtaḥ || 25 ||
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samutpannaḥ sakalaśaḥ pūrvaṃ sarvaśriyā vṛtaḥ || 25 ||
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sadyaḥsaṃsiddhakāryaṃ hi viṣṇurdṛṣṭvā hi tasthivān || 26 ||
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abjastvamiti hovāca tasmādabjastu sa smṛtaḥ || 27 ||
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abjaḥ provāca viṣṇuṃ vai tava putro smi vai prabho || 28 ||
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vidhatsva bhāgaṃ sthānaṃ ca mama loke sureśvara || 29 ||
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evamuktaḥ sa dṛṣṭvā vai tathyaṃ provāca taṃ prabhuḥ || 30 ||
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kṛto yajñavibhāgo hi yajñiyairhi suraiḥ saha || 31 ||
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deveṣu viniyuktaṃ hi viddhi hotraṃ maharṣibhiḥ || 32 ||
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na śakyamupahomo vai tubhyaṃ kartu kathaṃcana || 33 ||
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na śakyamiha vai kartuṃ mayā tubhyaṃ kathaṃcana || 33 ||
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arvāgbhūto si devānāṃ putra tvaṃ tu na hīśvaraḥ || 34 ||
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dvitīyāyāṃ tu saṃbhūtyāṃ loke khyātiṃ gamiṣyasi || 35 ||
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aṇimādiśca te siddhirgarbhasthasya bhaviṣyati || 36 ||
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tenaiva tvaṃ śarīreṇa devatvaṃ prāpsyase prabho || 37 ||
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carumantrairvratairjāpyairyakṣyanti tvāṃ dvijātayaḥ || 38 ||
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aṣṭadhā tvaṃ punaścaiva āyurvedaṃ vidhāsyasi || 39 ||
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avaśyaṃbhāvī hyartho yaṃ prāgdṛṣṭastvabjayoninā || 40 ||
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dvitīyaṃ dvāparaṃ prāpya bhavitā tvaṃ na saṃśayaḥ || 41 ||
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imaṃ tasmai varaṃ dattvā viṣṇurantardadhe punaḥ || 42 ||
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dvitīye dvāpare prāpte saunahotriḥ sa kāśirāṭ || 43 ||
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putrakāmastapastepe dhanvo dīrghaṃ mahattadā || 44 ||
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prapadye devatāṃ tāṃ tu yā me putraṃ pradāsyati || 45 ||
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abjaṃ devaṃ sa putrārthe tadārādhitavānnṛpa || 46 ||
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tatastuṣṭaḥ sa bhagavānabjaḥ provāca taṃ nṛpam || 47 ||
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yadicchasi varaṃ sarvaṃ tatte dāsyāmi suvrata || 48 ||
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bhagavanyadi tuṣṭastvaṃ putro me khyātimānbhavet || 49 ||
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tatheti samanujñāya tatraivāntaradhīyata || 50 ||
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tasya gehe samutpanno devo dhanvantaristadā || 51 ||
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kāśirājo mahārājaḥ sarvarogapraṇāśanaḥ || 52 ||
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āyurvedaṃ bharadvājātprāpyeha sabhiṣakkriyam || 53 ||
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tamaṣṭadhā punarvyasya śiṣyebhyaḥ pratyapādayat || 54 ||
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dhanvantarestu tanayaḥ ketumāniti viśrutaḥ || 55 ||
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atha ketumataḥ putro vīro bhīmarathaḥ smṛtaḥ || 56 ||
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bhīmarathasyāpi suto divodāsaḥ prajeśvaraḥ || 57 ||
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divodāsastu dharmātmā vārāṇasyadhipo bhavat || 58 ||
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etasminneva kāle tu purīṃ vārāṇasīṃ nṛpaḥ || 59 ||
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śūnyāṃ niveśayāmāsa kṣemako nāma rākṣasaḥ || 60 ||
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śaptā hi sā matimatā nikumbhena mahātmanā || 61 ||
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śūnyā varṣasahasraṃ vai bhavitrīti na saṃśayaḥ || 62 ||
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tasyāṃ tu śaptamātrāyāṃ divodāsaḥ prajeśvaraḥ || 63 ||
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viṣayānte purīṃ ramyāṃ gomatyāṃ saṃnyaveśayat || 64 ||
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bhadraśreṇyasya pūrvaṃ tu purī vārāṇasītyabhūt || 64 ||
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bhadraśreṇyasya putrāṇāṃ śatamuttamadhanvināṃ || 65 ||
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hatvā niveśayāmāsa divodāso narādhipaḥ || 66 ||
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bhadraśreṇyasya tad rājyaṃ hṛtaṃ tena balīyasā || 67 ||
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janamejaya uvāca vārāṇasīṃ nikumbhastu kimarthaṃ śaptavānprabhuḥ || 68 ||
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nikumbhaḥ kaśca dharmātmā siddhikṣetraṃ śaśāpa yaḥ || 69 ||
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kāraṇaṃ tadaśeṣeṇa vada tvaṃ vadatāṃ vara || 69 ||
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vaiśaṃpāyana uvāca divodāsastu rājarṣirnagaraṃ prāpya pārthiva || 70 ||
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vasati sma mahātejāḥ sphītāyāṃ tu narādhipaḥ || 71 ||
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etasminneva kāle tu kṛtadāro maheśvaraḥ || 72 ||
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devyāstu priyakāmārthaṃ nyavasacchvaśurāntike || 73 ||
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devājñayā pārṣadā ye tvabhirūpāstapodhanāḥ || 74 ||
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pūrvoktai rūpaveṣaśca toṣayanti sma pārvatīm || 75 ||
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hṛṣyate vai mahādevī menā naiva prahṛṣyati || 76 ||
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jugupsatyasakṛttaṃ vai devadevaṃ tathaiva ha || 77 ||
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sapārṣadastvanācārastava bhartā maheśvaraḥ || 78 ||
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daridraḥ sarvadaivāsau śīlaṃ tasya na vartate || 79 ||
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mātrā tathoktā varadā strīsvabhāvānna cukruve || 80 ||
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smitaṃ kṛtvā tu varadā bhavapārśvamathāgamat || 81 ||
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vivarṇavadanā devī mahādevamabhāṣata || 82 ||
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neha vatsyāmyahaṃ deva naya māṃ svaṃ niveśanam || 83 ||
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tathā kartuṃ mahādevaḥ sarvāṃl lokānavaikṣata || 84 ||
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vāsārthaṃ rocayāmāsa pṛthivyāṃ kurunandana || 85 ||
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vārāṇasī mahātejāḥ siddhakṣetraṃ maheśvaraḥ || 86 ||
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divodāsena tāṃ jñātvā niviṣṭāṃ nagarīṃ bhavaḥ || 87 ||
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pārśve tiṣṭhantamāhūya nikumbhamidamabravīt || 88 ||
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gaṇeśvara purīṃ gatvā śūnyāṃ vārāṇasīṃ kuru || 89 ||
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mṛdunaivābhyupāyena ativīryaḥ sa pārthivaḥ || 90 ||
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tato gatvā nikumbhastu purīṃ vārāṇasīṃ tadā || 91 ||
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svapne nidarśayāmāsa kaṇṭakaṃ nāma nāpitam || 92 ||
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śreyaste haṃ kariṣyāmi sthānaṃ me racayānagha || 93 ||
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madrūpāṃ pratimāṃ kṛtvā nagaryante tathaiva ca || 94 ||
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tataḥ svapne yathoddiṣṭaṃ sarvaṃ kāritavānnṛpa || 95 ||
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purīdvāre tu vijñāpya rājānaṃ tu yathāvidhi || 96 ||
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pūjāṃ ca mahatīṃ tasya nityameva prayojayat || 97 ||
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gandhaiśca dhūpamālyaiśca prokṣaṇīyaistathaiva ca || 98 ||
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annapānaprayogaiśca atyadbhutamivābhavat || 99 ||
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evaṃ saṃpūjyate tatra nityameva gaṇeśvaraḥ || 100 ||
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tato varasahasraṃ tu nāgarāṇāṃ prayacchati || 101 ||
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putrān hiraṇyamāyuśca sarvān kāmāṃstathaiva ca || 102 ||
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rājñastu mahiṣī śreṣṭhā suyaśā nāma viśrutā || 103 ||
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putrārthamāgatā devī sādhvī rājñā pracoditā || 104 ||
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pūjāṃ tu vipulāṃ kṛtvā devī putramayācata || 105 ||
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punaḥ punarathāgamya bahuśaḥ putrakāraṇāt || 106 ||
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na prayacchati putraṃ hi nikumbhaḥ kāraṇena hi || 107 ||
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rājā tu yadi saṃkruddhaḥ kāryasiddhistato bhavet || 108 ||
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atha dīrgheṇa kālena krodho rājānamāviśat || 109 ||
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bhūtametanmahaddūri nāgarāṇāṃ prayacchati || 110 ||
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prīto varānnaiḥ śataśo mama kiṃ na prayacchati || 111 ||
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māmakaiḥ pūjyate nityaṃ nagaryāṃ mama caiva hi || 112 ||
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vijñāpito mamārthaṃ vai devyā me putrakāraṇāt || 113 ||
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na dadāti ca putraṃ me kṛtaghnaḥ kena hetunā || 114 ||
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tato nārhati satkāraṃ matsakāśādviśeṣataḥ || 115 ||
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tasmāttu nāśayiṣyāmi sthānamasya durātmanaḥ || 116 ||
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evaṃ sa tu viniścitya durātmā rājakilbiṣī || 117 ||
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sthānaṃ gaṇapatestasya nāśayāmāsa durmatiḥ || 118 ||
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bhagnamāyatanaṃ dṛṣṭvā rājānamaśapatprabhuḥ || 119 ||
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yasmādanaparādhasya tvayā sthānaṃ vināśitam || 120 ||
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puryakasmādiyaṃ śūnyā tava nūnaṃ bhaviṣyati || 121 ||
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tatastena tu śāpena śūnyā vārāṇasī tadā || 122 ||
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śaptvā purīṃ nikumbhastāṃ mahādevamathāgamat || 123 ||
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akasmācca purī sā tu vidrutā sarvatodiśam || 124 ||
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tasyāṃ puryāṃ tato devo nirmame padamātmanaḥ || 125 ||
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ramate tatra vai devo ramamāṇo gireḥ sutām || 126 ||
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na ratiṃ tatra vai devī labhate gṛhavismayāt || 127 ||
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vasāmyatra na puryāṃ tu devī devamathābravīt || 128 ||
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mahādeva uvāca nāhaṃ veśma vimokṣyāmi avimuktaṃ hi me gṛham || 129 ||
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nāhaṃ tatra gamiṣyāmi gaccha devi gṛhaṃ prati || 130 ||
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hasannuvāca bhagavāṃstryambakastripurāntakaḥ || 131 ||
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tasmāttadavimuktaṃ hi proktaṃ devena vai svayam || 132 ||
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evaṃ vārāṇasī śaptā avimuktaṃ ca kīrtitam || 133 ||
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yasminvasati vai devaḥ sarvadevanamaskṛtaḥ || 134 ||
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yugeṣu triṣu dharmātmā saha devyā maheśvaraḥ || 135 ||
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antardhānaṃ kalau yāti tatpuraṃ hi mahātmanaḥ || 136 ||
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antarhite pure tasminpurī tu vasate punaḥ || 137 ||
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evaṃ vārāṇasī śaptā niveśaṃ punarāgatā || 138 ||
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bhadraśreṇyasya putro vai durdamo nāma viśrutaḥ || 139 ||
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divodāsena bāleti ghṛṇayā sa vivarjitaḥ || 140 ||
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haihayasya tu dāyādyaṃ kṛtavānvai mahīpatiḥ || 141 ||
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ājahre pitṛdāyādyaṃ divodāsahṛtaṃ balāt || 142 ||
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bhadraśreṇyasya putreṇa durdamena mahātmanā || 143 ||
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vairasyāntaṃ mahārāja kṣatriyeṇa vidhitsatā || 144 ||
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divodāsāddṛṣadvatyāṃ vīro jajñe pratardanaḥ || 145 ||
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tena putreṇa bālena prahṛtaṃ tasya vai punaḥ || 146 ||
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tena bālena dāyādyaṃ pragṛhītaṃ punastadā || 146 ||
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evaṃ pratardano rājā brahmajñaḥ saṃbabhūva ha || 146 ||
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sa eva śatrujidvīra ṛtadhvaja itīritaḥ || 146 ||
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upabhujyāsya dehasya pāte brahmamayo bhavat || 146 ||
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pratardanasya putrau dvau vatsabhārgau suviśrutau || 147 ||
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vatsaputro hyalarkastu saṃnatistasya cātmajaḥ || 148 ||
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alarko nāma putrastu rājā saṃnatimānbhuvi || 148 ||
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aṣṭāratho nāma nṛpaḥ suto bhīmarathasya vai || 148 ||
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natiputreṣu bāleṣu prahṛtaṃ tasya bhārata || 148 ||
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alarkaḥ kāśirājastu brahmaṇyaḥ satyasaṃgaraḥ || 149 ||
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alarkaṃ prati rājarṣiṃ śloko gītaḥ purātanaiḥ || 150 ||
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ṣaṣṭiṃ varṣasahasrāṇi ṣaṣṭiṃ varṣaśatāni ca || 151 ||
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alarkādaparo nānyo bubhuje medinīmimām || 151 ||
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yuvā rūpeṇa saṃpanna āsītkāśikulodvahaḥ || 152 ||
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lopāmudrāprasādena paramāyuravāpa saḥ || 153 ||
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tasyāsītsumahad rājyaṃ rūpayauvanaśālinaḥ || 154 ||
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śāpasyānte mahābāhurhatvā kṣemakarākṣasam || 155 ||
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ramyāṃ niveśayāmāsa purīṃ vārāṇasīṃ punaḥ || 156 ||
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saṃnaterapi dāyādaḥ sunītho nāma dhārmikaḥ || 157 ||
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sunīthasya tu dāyādaḥ kṣemo nāma mahāyaśāḥ || 158 ||
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kṣemasya ketumānputraḥ suketustasya cātmajaḥ || 159 ||
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suketutanayaścāpi dharmaketuriti śrutiḥ || 160 ||
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dharmaketostu dāyādaḥ satyaketurmahārathaḥ || 161 ||
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satyaketusutaścāpi vibhurnāma prajeśvaraḥ || 162 ||
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ānartastu vibhoḥ putraḥ sukumāraśca tatsutaḥ || 163 ||
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sukumārasya putrastu satyaketur sudhārmikaḥ || 164 ||
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dhṛṣṭaketostu dāyādo veṇuhotraḥ prajeśvaraḥ || 165 ||
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veṇuhotrasutaścāpi bhargo nāma prajeśvaraḥ || 166 ||
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vatsasya vatsabhūmiśca bhṛgubhūmistu bhārgavāt || 167 ||
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ete tvaṅgirasaḥ putrā jātā vaṃśe tha bhārgave || 168 ||
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brāhmaṇāḥ kṣatriyā vaiśyāḥ striyaḥ putrāḥ sahasraśaḥ || 169 ||
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ityete kāśayaḥ proktā nahuṣasya nibodhata || 170 ||
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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 7

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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