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 3.14

जनमेजय उवाच ।
कथं प्रणाशिताः पुत्रा नारदेन महर्षिना ।
प्रजापतेर्द्विजश्रेष्ठ श्रोतुमिच्छामि तत्त्वतः ॥ १४ ॥

janamejaya uvāca |
kathaṃ praṇāśitāḥ putrā nāradena maharṣinā |
prajāpaterdvijaśreṣṭha śrotumicchāmi tattvataḥ || 14 ||

The English translation of Harivamsa Verse 3.14 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 (3.14). Some terms could be superfluous while some might not be mentioned. Click on the word to show English definitions.

Janamejaya, Katham, Katha, Pranashin, Tas, Putra, Narada, Nri, Prajapati, Dvijashreshtha, Shrotu, Tattvatah, Tattvata,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Harivamsa Verse 3.14). 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: “janamejaya uvāca
  • janamejaya* -
  • janamejaya (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: “kathaṃ praṇāśitāḥ putrā nāradena maharṣinā
  • katham -
  • katham (indeclinable interrogative)
    [indeclinable interrogative]
    katham (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
    kathā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
    katha (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    katha (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
  • praṇāśi -
  • praṇāśin (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    praṇāśin (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
  • tāḥ -
  • ta (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
    (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
    tas (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
    (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [accusative plural]
  • putrā* -
  • putra (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
    putrā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
  • nāradena -
  • nārada (noun, masculine)
    [instrumental single]
    nārada (noun, neuter)
    [instrumental single]
  • maharṣi -
  • maharṣi (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb]
  • -
  • (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
    nṛ (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • Line 3: “prajāpaterdvijaśreṣṭha śrotumicchāmi tattvataḥ
  • prajāpater -
  • prajāpati (noun, masculine)
    [ablative single], [genitive single]
  • dvijaśreṣṭha -
  • dvijaśreṣṭha (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • śrotum -
  • śru -> śrotum (infinitive)
    [infinitive from √śru]
    śrotu (noun, masculine)
    [accusative single]
  • icchāmi -
  • iṣ (verb class 6)
    [present active first single]
  • tattvataḥ -
  • tattvataḥ (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
    tattvata (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]

Other print editions:

Also see the following print editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Harivamsa Verse 3.14

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 3.14 in Telugu sript:
జనమేజయ ఉవాచ ।
కథం ప్రణాశితాః పుత్రా నారదేన మహర్షినా ।
ప్రజాపతేర్ద్విజశ్రేష్ఠ శ్రోతుమిచ్ఛామి తత్త్వతః ॥ ౧౪ ॥

Cover of Gujarati edition

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

હરિવંશપુરાણ

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Preview of verse 3.14 in Gujarati sript:
જનમેજય ઉવાચ ।
કથં પ્રણાશિતાઃ પુત્રા નારદેન મહર્ષિના ।
પ્રજાપતેર્દ્વિજશ્રેષ્ઠ શ્રોતુમિચ્છામિ તત્ત્વતઃ ॥ ૧૪ ॥

Cover of edition (2021)

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

1568 pages

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Preview of verse 3.14 in Kannada sript:
ಜನಮೇಜಯ ಉವಾಚ ।
ಕಥಂ ಪ್ರಣಾಶಿತಾಃ ಪುತ್ರಾ ನಾರದೇನ ಮಹರ್ಷಿನಾ ।
ಪ್ರಜಾಪತೇರ್ದ್ವಿಜಶ್ರೇಷ್ಠ ಶ್ರೋತುಮಿಚ್ಛಾಮಿ ತತ್ತ್ವತಃ ॥ ೧೪ ॥

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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