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.

vaiśaṃpāyana uvāca |
āsīddharmasya saṃgoptā pūrvamatrisamaḥ prabhuḥ |
atrivaṃśasamutpannastvaṅgo nāma prajāpatiḥ || 1 ||
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tasya putro'bhavadveno nātyarthaṃ dhārmiko'bhavat |
jāto mṛtyusutāyāṃ vai sunīthāyāṃ prajāpatiḥ || 2 ||
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sa mātāmahadoṣeṇa venaḥ kālātmajātmajaḥ |
svadharmaṃ pṛṣṭhataḥ kṛtvā kāmāl lokeṣvavartata || 3 ||
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maryādāṃ sthāpayāmāsa dharmāpetāṃ sa pārthivaḥ |
vedadharmānatikramya so'dharmanirato'bhavat || 4 ||
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niḥsvādhyāyavaṣaṭkārāḥ prajāstasminprajāpatau |
prāvartanna papuḥ somaṃ hutaṃ yajñeṣu devatāḥ || 5 ||
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na yaṣṭavyaṃ na hotavyamiti tasya prajāpateḥ |
āsītpratijñā krūreyaṃ vināśe pratyupasthite || 6 ||
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ahamījyaśca yaṣṭā ca yajñaśceti kurūdvaha |
mayi yajño vidhātavyo mayi hotavyamityapi || 7 ||
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tamatikrāntamaryādamādadānamasāṃpratam |
ūcurmaharṣayaḥ sarve marīcipramukhāstadā || 8 ||
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vayaṃ dīkṣāṃ pravekṣyāmaḥ saṃvatsaragaṇānbahūn |
phaladāyī sa cāsmākaṃ yajñaste'dyāpi nānyathā |
adharmaṃ kuru mā vena naiṣa dharmaḥ satāṃ mataḥ || 9 ||
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nidhane hi prasūtastvaṃ prajāpatirasaṃśayam |
prajāśca pālayiṣye'hamiti te samayaḥ kṛtaḥ || 10 ||
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tāṃstathā bruvataḥ sarvānmaharṣīnabravīttadā |
venaḥ prahasya durbuddhirimamarthamanarthavat || 11 ||
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sraṣṭā dharmasya kaścānyaḥ śrotavyaṃ kasya vā mayā |
śrutavīryatapaḥsatyairmayā vā kaḥ samo bhuvi |
prabhavaṃ sarvabhūtānāṃ dharmāṇāṃ ca viśeṣataḥ |
saṃmūḍhā na vidurnūnaṃ bhavanto māṃ viśeṣataḥ || 12 ||
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icchandaheyaṃ pṛthivīṃ plāvayeyaṃ tathā jalaiḥ |
dyāṃ vai bhuvaṃ ca rundheyaṃ nātra kāryā vicāraṇā || 13 ||
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yadā na śakyate mānādavalepācca pārthivaḥ |
anunetuṃ tadā venaṃ tataḥ kruddhā maharṣayaḥ || 14 ||
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nigṛhya taṃ mahātmāno visphurantaṃ mahābalam |
hanyatāṃ hanyatāṃ pāpa ityūcuste parasparam || yo yajñapuruṣaṃ devamanādinidhanaṃ harim |
vinindatyadhamācāro na sa yogyo bhuvaḥ patiḥ || ityuktvā mantrapūtaistaiḥ kuśairmunigaṇā nṛpam |
nijaghnurnihataṃ pūrvaṃ bhagavannindanādinā || tasmin hate jagatsarvaṃ dasyubhūtaṃ abhūnnṛpa |
tataḥ saṃmantrya ṛṣayo mamanthustasya bhūbhujaḥ |
tato'sya savyamūruṃ te mamanthurjātamanyavaḥ || 15 ||
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tasmiṃstu mathyamāne vai rājña ūrau prajajñivān |
hrasvo'timātraḥ puruṣaḥ kṛṣṇaścāpi babhūva ha || 16 ||
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sa bhītaḥ prāñjalirbhūtvā sthitavāñjanamejaya |
tamatrirvihvalaṃ dṛṣṭvā niṣīdetyabravīttadā || 17 ||
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niṣādavaṃśakartā sa babhūva vadatāṃ vara |
dhīvarānasṛjaccāpi venakalmaṣasaṃbhavān || 18 ||
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ye cānye vindhyanilayāstumurāstumburāstathā |
adharmarucayastāta viddhi tānvenakalmaṣān || 19 ||
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tataḥ punarmahātmānaḥ pāṇiṃ venasya dakṣiṇam |
araṇīmiva saṃrabdhā mamanthuste maharṣayaḥ || 20 ||
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pṛthustasmātsamuttasthau karājjvalanasaṃnibhaḥ |
dīpyamānaḥ svavapuṣā sākṣādagniriva jvalan || 21 ||
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sa dhanvī kavacī jātaḥ pṛthureva mahātapāḥ || 21 ||
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ādyamājagavaṃ nāma dhanurgṛhya mahāravam |
śarāṃśca divyān rakṣārthaṃ kavacaṃ ca mahāprabham || 22 ||
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tasmiñjāte'tha bhūtāni saṃprahṛṣṭāni sarvaśaḥ |
samāpeturmahārāja venaśca tridivaṃ yayau || 23 ||
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samutpannena kauravya satputreṇa mahātmanā |
trātaḥ sa puruṣavyāghra punnāmno narakāttadā || 24 ||
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taṃ samudrāśca nadyaśca ratnānyādāya sarvaśaḥ |
toyāni cābhiṣekārthaṃ sarva evopatasthire || 25 ||
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pitāmahaśca bhagavāndevairāṅgirasaiḥ saha |
sthāvarāṇi ca bhūtāni jaṃgamāni ca sarvaśaḥ || 26 ||
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samāgamya tadā vainyamabhyaṣiñcannarādhipam |
mahatā rājarājyena prajāpālaṃ mahādyutim || 27 ||
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so'bhiṣikto mahātejā vidhivaddharmakovidaiḥ |
ādhirājye tadā rājā pṛthurvainyaḥ pratāpavān || 28 ||
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pitrāparañjitāstasya prajāstenānurañjitāḥ |
anurāgāttatastasya nāma rājetyajāyata || 29 ||
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āpastastambhire tasya samudramabhiyāsyataḥ |
parvatāśca dadurmārgaṃ dhvajasaṅgaśca nābhavat || 30 ||
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akṛṣṭapacyā pṛthivī sidhyantyannāni cintayā |
sarvakāmadughā gāvaḥ puṭake puṭake madhu || 31 ||
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etasminneva kāle tu yajñe paitāmahe śubhe |
sūtaḥ sūtyāṃ samutpannaḥ sautye'hani mahāmatiḥ || 32 ||
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tasminneva mahāyajñe jajñe prājño'tha māgadhaḥ |
pṛthoḥ stavārthaṃ tau tatra samāhūtau maharṣibhiḥ || 33 ||
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tāv ūcurṛṣayaḥ sarve stūyatāmeṣa pārthivaḥ |
karmaitadanurūpaṃ vāṃ pātraṃ cāyaṃ narādhipaḥ || 34 ||
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tāv ūcatustadā sarvāṃstānṛṣīn sūtamāgadhau |
āvāṃ devānṛṣīṃścaiva prīṇayāvaḥ svakarmabhiḥ || 35 ||
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na cāsya vidvo vai karma na tathā lakṣaṇaṃ yaśaḥ |
stotraṃ yenāsya kuryāva rājñastejasvino dvijāḥ || 36 ||
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ṛṣayaḥ |
kariṣyate tu yatkarma cakravartī mahābalaḥ || 36 ||
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guṇā bhaviṣyā ye cāsya tairayaṃ stūyatāṃ nṛpaḥ || 36 ||
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ṛṣibhistau niyuktau tu bhaviṣyaiḥ stūyatāmiti |
tau stutiṃ cakraturyuktaṃ sūtamāgadhakau nṛpa |
yāni karmāṇi kṛtavānpṛthuḥ paścānmahābalaḥ || 37 ||
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satyavāgdānaśīlo'yaṃ satyasaṃdho nareśvaraḥ || 37 ||
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śrīmāñjaitraḥ kṣamāśīlo vikrānto duṣṭaśāsanaḥ || 37 ||
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dharmajñaśca kṛtajñaśca dayāvānpriyabhāṣakaḥ || 37 ||
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mānyamānayitā yajvā brahmaṇyaḥ sādhuvatsalaḥ || 37 ||
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samaḥ śatrau ca mitre ca vyavahārasthito nṛpaḥ || 37 ||
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tadāprabhṛti trailokye staveṣu janamejaya |
āśīrvādāḥ prayujyante sūtamāgadhabandibhiḥ || 38 ||
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tayoḥ stavānte suprītaḥ pṛthuḥ prādātprajeśvaraḥ |
anūpadeśaṃ sūtāya magadhaṃ māgadhāya ca || 39 ||
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taṃ dṛṣṭvā paramaprītāḥ prajāḥ prāhurmaharṣayaḥ |
vṛttīnāmeṣa vo dātā bhaviṣyati janeśvaraḥ || 40 ||
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taṃ prajāḥ pṛthivīnāthamupatasthuḥ kṣudhārditāḥ || 40 ||
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oṣadhīṣu pranaṣṭāsu tasmin kāle hyarājake || 40 ||
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tamūcustena tāḥ pṛṣṭāstatrāgamanakāraṇam || 40 ||
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prajā ūcuḥ |
arājake naraśreṣṭha dharitryā sakalauṣadhīḥ || 40 ||
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grastāstataḥ kṣayaṃ yānti prajāḥ sarvāḥ prajeśvara || 40 ||
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tvaṃ no vṛttiprado dhātrā prajāpālo nirūpitaḥ || 40 ||
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dehi naḥ kṣutparītānāṃ prajānāṃ jīvanauṣahīḥ || 40 ||
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tato vainyaṃ mahārāja prajāḥ samabhidudruvuḥ |
tvaṃ no vṛttiṃ vidhatsveti maharṣivacanāttadā || 41 ||
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so'bhidrutaḥ prajābhistu prajāhitacikīrṣayā |
dhanurgṛhya pṛṣatkāṃśca pṛthivīmārdayadbalī || 42 ||
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tato vainyabhayatrastā gaurbhūtvā prādravanmahī |
tāṃ pṛthurdhanurādāya dravantīmanvadhāvata || 43 ||
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sā lokānbrahmalokādīn gatvā vainyabhayāttadā |
pradadarśāgrato vainyaṃ pragṛhītaśarāsanam || 44 ||
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jvaladbhirniśitairbāṇairdīptatejasamacyutam |
mahāyogaṃ mahātmānaṃ durdharṣamamarairapi || 45 ||
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alabhantī tu sā trāṇaṃ vainyamevānvapadyata |
kṛtāñjalipuṭā bhūtvā pūjyā lokaistribhiḥ sadā || 46 ||
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uvāca vainyaṃ nādharmaṃ strīvadhe paripaśyasi |
kathaṃ dhārayitā cāsi prajā rājanvinā mayā || 47 ||
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mayi lokāḥ sthitā rājanmayedaṃ dhāryate jagat |
matkṛte na vinaśyeyuḥ prajāḥ pārthiva viddhi tat || 48 ||
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na māmarhasi hantuṃ vai śreyaścettvaṃ cikīrṣasi |
prajānāṃ pṛthivīpāla śṛṇu cedaṃ vaco mama || 49 ||
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upāyataḥ samārabdhāḥ sarve sidhyantyupakramāḥ |
tasmādvadāmyupāyaṃ te taṃ kuruṣva yadīcchasi |
upāyaṃ paśya yena tvaṃ dhārayethāḥ prajā nṛpa || 50 ||
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hatvāpi māṃ na śaktastvaṃ prajānāṃ poṣaṇe nṛpa |
annabhūtā bhaviṣyāmi yaccha kopaṃ mahādyute || 51 ||
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pṛthuḥ |
ātmayogabalenemā dhārayiṣyāmyahaṃ prajāḥ || 51 ||
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tataḥ praṇamya vasudhā taṃ bhūyaḥ prāha pārthivam || 51 ||
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avadhyāśca striyaḥ prāhustiryagyonigateṣvapi |
sattveṣu pṛthivīpāla na dharmaṃ tyaktumarhasi || 52 ||
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evaṃ bahuvidhaṃ vākyaṃ śrutvā rājā mahāmanāḥ |
cintayitvā bahuvidhaṃ prajānāṃ hitakamyayā |
kopaṃ nigṛhya dharmātmā vasudhāmidamabravīt || 53 ||
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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 5

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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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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Cover of Gujarati edition

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

હરિવંશપુરાણ

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Cover of edition (2021)

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

1568 pages

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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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