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.

āgatya yamunātīraṃ jarāputraḥ pratāpavān || 1 ||
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vindānuvindāvāvantyau dautyena samacodayat || 2 ||
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tau gatvā mathurāṃ vīrau dvāṣthena prativeśitau || 3 ||
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āsanasthaṃ tadā rājannugrasenaṃ patiṃ nṛpa || 4 ||
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tatpārśve ca sthitaṃ kṛṣṇaṃ balabhadreṇa saṃgatam || 5 ||
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vasudevaṃ mahāvīryaṃ sātyakiṃ ca mahāmatim || 6 ||
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anyāṃśca yādavāndṛṣṭvā samīpasthānmahīpateḥ || 7 ||
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tau tu sarvān samābhāṣya kaṃsasya pitaraṃ tadā || 8 ||
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ūcatuḥ sukhamāsīnau vāsudevaṃ ca sāgrajam || 9 ||
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āha yuṣmānmahāvīryo jarāsaṃdhaḥ pratāpavān || 10 ||
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śrūyatāṃ mama yadvākyaṃ duḥkhitasyābalasya me || 11 ||
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sutādvayaṃ mahārāja draṣṭumicchāmi duḥkhitam || 12 ||
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vivaśaṃ śokasaṃtaptaṃ duḥkhasāgarasaṃśritam || 13 ||
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yattu kaṃso hataḥ saṃkhye kṛṣṇena hi balīyasā || 14 ||
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aśakto'haṃ tathā rājan kṛtasya pratikarmaṇaḥ || 15 ||
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yattu yuddhaṃ balavatā kṛṣṇena kṛtamityapi || 16 ||
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nātra me vismayaḥ kāryo balavān sa hi sāgrajaḥ || 17 ||
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kiṃ tu duḥkhaṃ mahadbhūtaṃ duḥsahaṃ mama jāyate || 18 ||
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tadduḥkhaṃ duḥsahaṃ manye vaktuṃ ca mama duḥsaham || 19 ||
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magadhendre mahāvīrya sabale mayi mānada || 20 ||
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citrametanmahārāja yatkṛtaṃ mayi jīvati || 21 ||
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kṛṣṇena sukṛtaṃ karma māṃ matvā paśumityapi || 22 ||
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kṛṣṇe tvasukṛtaṃ karma mama tvāṃ paśya ityapi || 22 ||
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kiṃ nūnaṃ duṣkaraṃ karma kṛtvā kṛṣṇastu jīvati || 23 ||
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jīvatyevaṃ jarāputre māvamaṃsthā yadūttama || 24 ||
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jīvitaṃ tu samāptaṃ me kṛṣṇe jīvati saṃprati || 25 ||
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ityuktvā punarāhedaṃ krodhavisphāritānanaḥ || 26 ||
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yadi kṛṣṇaṃ sthitaṃ saṃkhye haniṣye yadi manmukhe || 27 ||
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nāhaṃ kaṃso na vā keśī nāriṣṭo na ca pūtanā || 28 ||
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jarāsaṃdhaṃ mahīpālaṃ māvamaṃsthā mahīpate || 29 ||
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imāmapyaparāṃ rājanpratijñāṃ śṛṇu keśava || 30 ||
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yadi tvaṃ matpuro bhūyāstadā hanmi sabāndhavam || 31 ||
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saṃnaddho bhava yuddhāya sthito'haṃ yuddhalālasaḥ || 32 ||
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yatra yatra bhavānyāti tatra tatrāhamāsthitaḥ || 33 ||
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jīvati tvayi govinda jarāsaṃdho na jīvati || 34 ||
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āgaccha saha yuddhāya balabhadreṇa dhīmatā || 35 ||
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kimebhirbahubhirvṛddhairugrasenapurogamaiḥ || 36 ||
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āgacchantu bhavāñchīghraṃ balabhadrasahāyavān || 37 ||
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sātyake yuktamevaitatkṛtaṃ kṛṣṇena kiṃ prabho || 38 ||
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vasudeva yaduśreṣṭha yuktaṃ putreṇa kiṃ tava || 39 ||
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akrūra vada satyena yuktaṃ vātrānyathāpi vā || 40 ||
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mṛdhe kṛṣṇa yaduśreṣṭha sthiro bhava na cañcalaḥ || 41 ||
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bahunātra kimuktena na sthiraṃ tava jīvitam || 42 ||
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śvaḥ purīṃ tava rotsyāmi nātra kāryā vicāraṇā || 43 ||
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ko nvidaṃ sāhasaṃ kuryāttvāṃ vinā kṛṣṇa sāṃpratam || 44 ||
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ityuktvā tau mahāvīryau virāmaṃ jagmatustadā || 45 ||
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ityukto roṣatāmrākṣaḥ kṛṣṇa ūce vacastadā || 46 ||
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hataḥ kaṃso mahārāja kimataḥ sāhasaṃ kṛtam || 47 ||
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kiṃ citraṃ vada rājendra hataḥ kaṃsa itīha naḥ || 48 ||
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idaṃ ca tasmai vaktavyaṃ bhavadbhyāṃ rājasattamau || 49 ||
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sthito'smi yuddhasaṃrakto jeṣyāmi ca raṇe ripūn || 50 ||
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tvāṃ hatvā sabalaṃ saṃkhye rājyamādāya sāṃpratam || 51 ||
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ugrasenāya dāsyāmi satyena ca śapāmyaham || 52 ||
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ityuktvā virarāmaiva keśavaḥ keśisūdanaḥ || 53 ||
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tau tu gatvā tadā sarvaṃ tasmai ca procatuḥ prabho || 54 ||
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vaiśaṃpāyana uvāca gate dūtadvaye rājanmāgadhendraṃ janādhipam || 55 ||
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taṃ śrutvā rājarājendramāhavepsumamarṣaṇam || 56 ||
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hantukāmaṃ jagannāthaṃ baladhadraṃ ca māgadham || 57 ||
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pratāpajñā hi yadavo māgadhasya mahātmanaḥ || 58 ||
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śaṅkamānā bhayaṃ tasmājjarāsaṃdhānmahīpateḥ || 59 ||
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sthite hi lokanāthe'smin sarveṣāṃ balahāriṇi || 60 ||
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sa pratāpo hi balavānmagadhendrasya sarvataḥ || 61 ||
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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 16

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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