Harivamsa [text] [sanskrit]

76,857 words

The Sanskrit edition of the Harivamsa, 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.

Verse 1.1

शौनक उवाच ।
सौते सुमहदाख्यानं भवता परिकीर्तितम् ।
भारतानां च सर्वेषां पार्थिवानां तथैव च ॥ १ ॥

śaunaka uvāca |
saute sumahadākhyānaṃ bhavatā parikīrtitam |
bhāratānāṃ ca sarveṣāṃ pārthivānāṃ tathaiva ca || 1 ||

The English translation of Harivamsa Verse 1.1 is contained in the book Harivamsa Purana in 3 Volumes by Shanti Lal Nagar. This book is available online or you could buy the latest edition:

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Glossary of Sanskrit terms

Note: This extracts Sanskrit terms and links to English definitions from the glossary, based on an experimental segmentation of verse (1.1). Some terms could be superfluous while some might not be mentioned. Click on the word to show English definitions.

Shaunaka, Sauta, Sauti, Sumahat, Akhyana, Bhavat, Bhavant, Parikirtita, Bharata, Sarva, Parthiva, Tatha,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Harivamsa Verse 1.1). If the system was successful in segmenting the sentence, you will see of which words it is made up of, generally consisting of Nouns, Pronouns, Verbs, Participles and Indeclinables. Click on the link to show all possible derivations of the word.

  • Line 1: “śaunaka uvāca
  • śaunaka* -
  • śaunaka (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • uvāca -
  • vac (verb class 2)
    [perfect active first single], [perfect active third single]
    vac (verb class 3)
    [perfect active first single], [perfect active third single]
  • Line 2: “saute sumahadākhyānaṃ bhavatā parikīrtitam
  • saute -
  • sauta (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    sauta (noun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
    sautā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
    sauti (noun, masculine)
    [vocative single]
  • sumahad -
  • sumahat (noun, neuter)
    [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
  • ākhyānam -
  • ākhyāna (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
  • bhavatā -
  • bhavat (noun, masculine)
    [instrumental single]
    bhavat (noun, neuter)
    [instrumental single]
    bhavant (pronoun, masculine)
    [instrumental single]
    bhavant (pronoun, neuter)
    [instrumental single]
  • parikīrtitam -
  • parikīrtita (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    parikīrtita (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    parikīrtitā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
  • Line 3: “bhāratānāṃ ca sarveṣāṃ pārthivānāṃ tathaiva ca
  • bhāratānām -
  • bhārata (noun, masculine)
    [genitive plural]
    bhārata (noun, neuter)
    [genitive plural]
  • ca -
  • ca (indeclinable conjunction)
    [indeclinable conjunction]
    ca (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ca (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • sarveṣām -
  • sarva (noun, masculine)
    [genitive plural]
    sarva (noun, neuter)
    [genitive plural]
  • pārthivānām -
  • pārthiva (noun, masculine)
    [genitive plural]
    pārthiva (noun, neuter)
    [genitive plural]
  • tathai -
  • tathā (indeclinable correlative)
    [indeclinable correlative]
    tathā (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
    tatha (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    tatha (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    tathā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • aiva -
  • i (verb class 2)
    [imperfect active first dual]
  • ca -
  • ca (indeclinable conjunction)
    [indeclinable conjunction]
    ca (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ca (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]

Other print editions:

Also see the following print editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Harivamsa Verse 1.1

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 (2021)

Shri Harivamsa Purana in Marathi
by Jitendra Nath Thakur (2021)

श्रीहरिवंशपुराण [Dharmik Prakashan Sanstha, Mumbai]

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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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Preview of verse 1.1 in Telugu sript:
శౌనక ఉవాచ ।
సౌతే సుమహదాఖ్యానం భవతా పరికీర్తితమ్ ।
భారతానాం చ సర్వేషాం పార్థివానాం తథైవ చ ॥ ౧ ॥

Cover of Gujarati edition

Harivamsa Purana in Gujarati
by Gita Press, Gorakhpur (2017)

હરિવંશપુરાણ

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Preview of verse 1.1 in Gujarati sript:
શૌનક ઉવાચ ।
સૌતે સુમહદાખ્યાનં ભવતા પરિકીર્તિતમ્ ।
ભારતાનાં ચ સર્વેષાં પાર્થિવાનાં તથૈવ ચ ॥ ૧ ॥

Cover of edition (2021)

Harivansha Mahapurana (Kannada)
by Saraswati Prakashan, Belgaum (2021)

1568 pages

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Preview of verse 1.1 in Kannada sript:
ಶೌನಕ ಉವಾಚ ।
ಸೌತೇ ಸುಮಹದಾಖ್ಯಾನಂ ಭವತಾ ಪರಿಕೀರ್ತಿತಮ್ ।
ಭಾರತಾನಾಂ ಚ ಸರ್ವೇಷಾಂ ಪಾರ್ಥಿವಾನಾಂ ತಥೈವ ಚ ॥ ೧ ॥

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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