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.

pṛthuruvāca |
ekasyārthāya yo hanyādātmano vā parasya vā |
bahūnvai prāṇino loke bhavettasyeha pātakam || 1 ||
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sukhamedhanti bahavo yasmiṃstu nihate śubhe |
tasmin hate nāsti bhadre pātakaṃ nopapātakam || 2 ||
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ekasminyatra nidhanaṃ prāpite duṣṭakāriṇi || 2 ||
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bahūnāṃ bhavati kṣemaṃ tatra puṇyaprado vadhaḥ || 2 ||
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so'haṃ prajānimittaṃ tvāṃ haniṣyāmi vasuṃdhare |
yadi me vacanaṃ nādya kariṣyasi jagaddhitam || 3 ||
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tvāṃ nihatyādya bāṇena macchāsanaparāṅmukhīm |
ātmānaṃ prathayitvāhaṃ prajā dhārayitā svayam || 4 ||
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sā tvaṃ śāsanamāsthāya mama dharmabhṛtāṃ vare |
saṃjīvaya prajāḥ sarvāḥ samarthā hyasi dhāraṇe || 5 ||
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duhitṛtvaṃ ca me gaccha tata enamahaṃ śaram |
niyaccheyaṃ tvadvadhārthamudyataṃ ghoradarśanam || 6 ||
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vasuṃdharovāca |
sarvametadahaṃ vīra vidhāsyāmi na saṃśayaḥ |
vatsaṃ tu mama taṃ paśya kṣareyaṃ yena vatsalā || 7 ||
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samāṃ ca kuru sarvatra māṃ tvaṃ dharmabhṛtāṃ vara |
yathā viṣyandamānaṃ me kṣīraṃ sarvatra bhāvayet || 8 ||
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vaiśaṃpāyana uvāca |
tata utsārayāmāsa śilāḥ śatasahasraśaḥ |
dhanuṣkoṭyā tadā vainyastena śailā vivardhitāḥ || 9 ||
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pṛthurvainyastadā rājā mahīṃ cakre samāṃ tataḥ || 9 ||
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manvantareṣvatīteṣu viṣamāsīdvasuṃdharā || 9 ||
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svabhāvenābhavaṃstasyā samāni viṣamāṇi ca || 9 ||
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cākṣuṣasyāntare pūrvamāsīdevaṃ tadā kila || 9 ||
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na hi pūrvavisarge vai viṣame pṛthivītale |
pravibhāgaḥ purāṇāṃ vā grāmāṇāṃ vā tadābhavat || 10 ||
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na sasyāni na gorakṣyaṃ na kṛṣirna vaṇikpathaḥ |
naiva satyānṛtaṃ tatra na lobho na ca matsaraḥ |
vaivasvate'ntare tasmin sāṃprate samupasthite |
vainyātprabhṛti rājendra sarvasyaitasya saṃbhavaḥ || 11 ||
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yatra yatra samaṃ tvasyā bhūmerāsīttadānagha |
tatra tatra prajāḥ sarvā nivāsaṃ samarocayan || 12 ||
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āhāraḥ phalamūlāni prajānāmabhavattadā |
kṛcchreṇa mahatā yukta ityevamanuśuśruma || 13 ||
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saṃkalpayitvā vatsaṃ tu manuṃ svāyaṃbhuvaṃ prabhum |
sve pāṇau puruṣavyāghra dudoha pṛthivīṃ tataḥ || 14 ||
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sasyajātāni sarvāṇi pṛthurvainyaḥ pratāpavān |
sasyāni tena vai dugdhā vainyeneyaṃ vasuṃdharā |
tenānnena prajāstāta vartante'dyāpi nityaśaḥ || 15 ||
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ṛṣibhiḥ śrūyate cāpi punardugdhhā vasuṃdharā |
vatsaḥ somo'bhavatteṣāṃ dogdhā cāṅgirasaḥ sutaḥ || 16 ||
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bṛhaspatirmahātejāḥ pātraṃ chandāṃsi bhārata |
kṣīramāsīdanupamaṃ tapo brahma ca śāśvatam || 17 ||
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tataḥ punardevagaṇaiḥ puraṃdarapurogamaiḥ |
kāñcanaṃ pātramādāya dugdheyaṃ śrūyate mahī || 18 ||
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vatsastu maghavānāsīddogdhā tu savitā vibhuḥ |
kṣīramūrjaskaraṃ caiva yena vartanti devatāḥ || 19 ||
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pitṛbhiḥ śrūyate cāpi punardugdhā vasuṃdharā |
rājataṃ pātramādāya svadhāmamitavikramaiḥ || 20 ||
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yamo vaivasvatasteṣāmāsīdvatsaḥ pratāpavān |
antakaścābhavaddogdhā kālo lokaprakālanaḥ || 21 ||
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nāgaiśca śrūyate dugdhā vatsaṃ kṛtvā tu takṣakam |
alābupātramādāya viṣaṃ kṣīraṃ narottama || 22 ||
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teṣāmairāvato dogdhā dhṛtarāṣṭraḥ pratāpavān |
nāgānāṃ bharataśreṣṭha sarpāṇāṃ ca mahīpate || 23 ||
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tenaiva vartayantyugrā mahākāyā mahābalāḥ |
tadāhārāstadācārāstadvīryāstadapāśrayāḥ || 24 ||
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asuraiḥ śrūyate cāpi punardugdhā vasuṃdharā |
āyasaṃ pātramādāya māyāḥ śatrunibarhaṇīḥ || 25 ||
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virocanastu prāhrādirvatsasteṣāmabhūttadā |
ṛtvigdvimūrdhā daityānāṃ madhurdogdhā mahābalaḥ || 26 ||
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tayaite māyayādyāpi sarve māyāvino'surāḥ |
vartayantyamitaprajñāstadeṣāmamitaṃ balam || 27 ||
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yakṣaiśca śrūyate rājanpunardugdhā vasuṃdharā |
āmapātre mahārāja purāntardhānamakṣayam || 28 ||
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vatsaṃ vaiśravaṇaṃ kṛtvā yakṣaiḥ puṇyajanaistathā |
dogdhā rajatanābhastu pitā maṇivarasya yaḥ |
yakṣātmajo mahātejāstriśīrṣaḥ sumahātapāḥ |
dogdhā tu dhanadaḥ svāminnevaṃ taiśca vasuṃdharā |
tena te vartayantīha paramarṣiruvāca ha || 29 ||
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rākṣasaiśca piśācaiśca punardugdhā vasuṃdharā |
śāvaṃ kapālamādāya prajā bhoktuṃ nararṣabha || 30 ||
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dogdhā rajatanābhastu teṣāmāsītkurūdvaha |
vatsaḥ sumālī kauravya kṣīraṃ rudhirameva ca || 31 ||
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tena kṣīreṇa rakṣāṃsi yakṣāścaivāmaropamāḥ |
vartayanti piśācāśca bhūtasaṃghāstathaiva ca || 32 ||
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padmapatre punardugdhā gandharvaiḥ sāpsarogaṇaiḥ |
vatsaṃ citrarathaṃ kṛtvā śucīn gandhānnarottama || 33 ||
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teṣāṃ ca surucistvāsīddogdhā bharatasattama |
gandharvarājo'tibalo mahātmā sūryasaṃnibhaḥ || 34 ||
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śailaiśca śrūyate dugdhā punardevī vasuṃdharā |
oṣadhīrvai mūrtimatī ratnāni vividhāni ca || 35 ||
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vatsastu himavānāsīddogdhā merurmahāgiriḥ |
pātraṃ tu śailamevāsīttena śailāḥ pratiṣṭhitāḥ || 36 ||
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dugdheyaṃ vṛkṣavīrudbhiḥ śrūyate ca vasuṃdharā |
pālāśaṃ pātramādāya cchinnadagdhaprarohaṇam || 37 ||
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sarvakāmadughā dogdhrī pṛthivī janamejaya || 37 ||
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seyaṃ dhātrī vidhātrī ca pāvanī ca vasuṃdharā |
carācarasya sarvasya pratiṣṭhā yonireva ca |
sarvakāmadughā dogdhrī sarvasasyaprarohiṇī || 38 ||
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āsīdiyaṃ samudrāntā medinīti pariśrutā |
madhukaiṭabhayoḥ kṛtsnā medasābhipariplutā || 39 ||
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teneyaṃ medinī devī procyate brahmavādibhiḥ || 39 ||
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tato'bhyupagamād rājñaḥ pṛthorvainyasya bhārata |
duhitṛtvamanuprāptā devī pṛthvīti cocyate || 40 ||
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pṛthunā pravibhaktā ca śodhitā ca vasuṃdharā |
sasyākaravatī sphītā purapattanamālinī || 41 ||
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evaṃprabhāvo vainyaḥ sa rājāsīd rājasattama |
namasyaścaiva pūjyaśca bhūtagrāmairna saṃśayaḥ || 42 ||
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brāhmaṇaiśca mahābhāgairvedavedāṅgapāragaiḥ |
pṛthureva namaskāryo vṛttidaḥ sa sanātanaḥ || 43 ||
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pārthivaiśca mahābhāgaiḥ pārthivatvamabhīpsubhiḥ |
ādirājo namaskāryaḥ pṛthurvainyaḥ pratāpavān || 44 ||
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yodhairapi ca vikrāntaiḥ prāptukāmairjayaṃ yudhi |
ādirājo namaskāryo yodhānāṃ prathamo nṛpaḥ || 45 ||
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yo hi yoddhā raṇaṃ yāti kīrtayitvā pṛthuṃ nṛpam |
sa ghorarūpān saṃgrāmān kṣemī tarati kīrtimān || 46 ||
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vaiśyairapi ca vittāḍhyairvaiśyavṛttimanuṣṭhitaiḥ |
pṛthureva namaskāryo vṛttidātā mahāyaśāḥ || 47 ||
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tathaiva śūdraiḥ śucibhistrivarṇaparicāribhiḥ |
pṛthureva namaskāryaḥ śreyaḥ paramabhīpsubhiḥ || 48 ||
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ete vatsaviśeṣāśca dogdhāraḥ kṣīrameva ca |
pātrāṇi ca mayoktāni kiṃ bhūyo varṇayāmi te || 49 ||
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ya idaṃ śṛṇuyānnityaṃ pṛthoścaritamāditaḥ || 49 ||
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putrapautrasamāyukto modate suciraṃ bhuvi || 49 ||
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uktāni bharataśreṣṭha vainyasyeha mahātmanaḥ || 49 ||
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kimanyadbharataśreṣṭha pṛcchasi tvaṃ nareśvara || 49 ||
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yaḥ śṛṇoti sadā bhaktyā sa svargī nātra saṃśayaḥ || 49 ||
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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 6

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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