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 4.1

वैशंपायन उवाच ।
अभिषिच्याधिराज्ये तु पृथुं वैन्यं पितामहः ।
ततः क्रमेण राज्यानि व्यादेष्टुमुपचक्रमे ॥ १ ॥

vaiśaṃpāyana uvāca |
abhiṣicyādhirājye tu pṛthuṃ vainyaṃ pitāmahaḥ |
tataḥ krameṇa rājyāni vyādeṣṭumupacakrame || 1 ||

The English translation of Harivamsa Verse 4.1 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 (4.1). Some terms could be superfluous while some might not be mentioned. Click on the word to show English definitions.

Vaishampayana, Abhishicya, Adhirajya, Prithu, Vainya, Pitamaha, Tatah, Tad, Tata, Kramena, Krama, Rajya, Vyada, Ishtu, Upacakra,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Harivamsa Verse 4.1). 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: “vaiśaṃpāyana uvāca
  • vaiśampāyana* -
  • vaiśampāyana (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: “abhiṣicyādhirājye tu pṛthuṃ vainyaṃ pitāmahaḥ
  • abhiṣicyā -
  • abhiṣicya (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    abhiṣicya (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • adhirājye -
  • adhirājya (noun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
  • tu -
  • tu (indeclinable particle)
    [indeclinable particle]
  • pṛthum -
  • pṛthu (noun, masculine)
    [accusative single]
  • vainyam -
  • vainya (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
  • pitāmahaḥ -
  • pitāmaha (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • Line 3: “tataḥ krameṇa rājyāni vyādeṣṭumupacakrame
  • tataḥ -
  • tataḥ (indeclinable adverb)
    [indeclinable adverb]
    tataḥ (indeclinable correlative)
    [indeclinable correlative]
    tataḥ (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
    tad (noun, neuter)
    [ablative single], [ablative dual], [ablative plural]
    tata (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
    tan -> tata (participle, masculine)
    [nominative single from √tan class 8 verb]
    sa (noun, masculine)
    [ablative single], [ablative dual], [ablative plural]
    (noun, feminine)
    [ablative single], [ablative dual], [ablative plural]
  • krameṇa -
  • krameṇa (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
    krama (noun, masculine)
    [instrumental single]
  • rājyāni -
  • rājya (noun, neuter)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
    rāj -> rājya (participle, neuter)
    [nominative plural from √rāj class 1 verb], [vocative plural from √rāj class 1 verb], [accusative plural from √rāj class 1 verb], [nominative plural from √rāj], [vocative plural from √rāj], [accusative plural from √rāj]
  • vyāde -
  • vyāda (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single], [locative single]
    vyāda (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
    vyādā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single], [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
  • iṣṭum -
  • iṣṭu (noun, feminine)
    [accusative single]
  • upacakram -
  • upacakra (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
  • e -
  • a (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    ā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
    i (noun, masculine)
    [vocative single]
    e (noun, masculine)
    [vocative single]

Other print editions:

Also see the following print editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Harivamsa Verse 4.1

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 4.1 in Telugu sript:
వైశంపాయన ఉవాచ ।
అభిషిచ్యాధిరాజ్యే తు పృథుం వైన్యం పితామహః ।
తతః క్రమేణ రాజ్యాని వ్యాదేష్టుముపచక్రమే ॥ ౧ ॥

Cover of Gujarati edition

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

હરિવંશપુરાણ

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Preview of verse 4.1 in Gujarati sript:
વૈશંપાયન ઉવાચ ।
અભિષિચ્યાધિરાજ્યે તુ પૃથું વૈન્યં પિતામહઃ ।
તતઃ ક્રમેણ રાજ્યાનિ વ્યાદેષ્ટુમુપચક્રમે ॥ ૧ ॥

Cover of edition (2021)

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

1568 pages

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Preview of verse 4.1 in Kannada sript:
ವೈಶಂಪಾಯನ ಉವಾಚ ।
ಅಭಿಷಿಚ್ಯಾಧಿರಾಜ್ಯೇ ತು ಪೃಥುಂ ವೈನ್ಯಂ ಪಿತಾಮಹಃ ।
ತತಃ ಕ್ರಮೇಣ ರಾಜ್ಯಾನಿ ವ್ಯಾದೇಷ್ಟುಮುಪಚಕ್ರಮೇ ॥ 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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