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.

mahāmātra uvāca kathamuktaṃ nāradena rājandevarṣiṇā purā || 1 ||
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āścaryametatkathitaṃ tvattaḥ śrutamariṃdama || 2 ||
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kathamanyena jātastvamugrasena piturvinā || 3 ||
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tava mātrā kathaṃ rājan kṛtaṃ karmedamīdṛśam || 4 ||
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anyāpi prākṛtā nārī na kuryācca jugupsitam || 5 ||
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vistaraṃ śrotumicchāmi hyatra kautūhalaṃ hi me || 6 ||
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kaṃsa uvāca yathā kathitavānvipro maharṣirnāradaḥ prabhuḥ || 7 ||
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tathāhaṃ saṃpravakṣyāmi yadi te śravaṇe matiḥ || 8 ||
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āgataḥ śakrasadanātsa vai śakrasakho muniḥ || 9 ||
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candrāṃśuśuklavasano jaṭāmaṇḍalamudvahan || 10 ||
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kṛṣṇājinottarīyeṇa rukmayajñopavītavān || 11 ||
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daṇḍī kamaṇḍaludharaḥ prajāpatirivāparaḥ || 12 ||
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gātā caturṇāṃ vedānāṃ vidvān gandharvavedavit || 13 ||
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sa nārado'tha devarṣirbrahmalokacaro'vyayaḥ || 14 ||
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tamāgatamṛṣiṃ dṛṣṭvā pūjayitvā yathāvidhi || 15 ||
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pādyārghyamāsanaṃ dattvā saṃpraveśyopaveśya ha || 16 ||
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mukhopaviṣṭo'tha muniḥ dṛṣṭvā ca kuśalaṃ mama || 17 ||
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uvāca ca prītamanā devarṣirbhāvitātmavān || 18 ||
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pūjito'haṃ tvayā vīra vidhidṛṣṭena karmaṇā || 19 ||
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idaṃ eko mama vacaḥ śrūyatāṃ pratigṛhyatām || 20 ||
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gato'haṃ devasadanaṃ sauvarṇaṃ meruparvatam || 21 ||
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so'haṃ kadāciddevānāṃ samāje merumūrdhani || 22 ||
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tatra mantrayatāmeva devatānāṃ mayā śrutam || 23 ||
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bhavataḥ sānugasyeha vadhopāyaḥ sudāruṇaḥ || 24 ||
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tatraiṣā devakī yā te mathurāyāṃ pitṛṣvasā || 24 ||
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tatraiṣa devakīgarbho viṣṇurlokanamaskṛtaḥ || 25 ||
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yo'syā garbho'ṣṭamaḥ kaṃsa sa te mṛtyurbhaviṣyati || 26 ||
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devānāṃ sa tu sarvasvaṃ tridivasya gatiśca saḥ || 27 ||
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paraṃ rahasyaṃ devānāṃ sa te mṛtyurbhaviṣyati || 28 ||
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yatnaśca kriyatāṃ kaṃsa garbhānāṃ pātanaṃ prati || 29 ||
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nāvajñā ripave kāryā subaleṣvabaleṣu vā || 30 ||
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na cāyamugrasenastu pitā tava mahābala || 31 ||
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drumilo nāma tejasvī saubhasya patirūrjitaḥ || 32 ||
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jātastenāsi kaṃsa tvaṃ nograsenena vīryavān || 32 ||
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śrutvāhaṃ tadvacastasya kiṃcid roṣasamanvitaḥ || 33 ||
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bhūyo'pṛcchaṃ kathaṃ brahmandrumilo nāma dānavaḥ || 34 ||
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mama mātrā kathaṃ tasya brūhi vipra samāgamaḥ || 35 ||
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etadicchāmyahaṃ śrotuṃ vistareṇa tapodhana || 36 ||
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nārada uvāca hanta te vartayiṣyāmi śṛṇu rājanyathārthataḥ || 37 ||
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drumilasya ca mātrā te saṃvādaṃ ca samāgamam || 38 ||
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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 14

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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