Harivamsa [text] [sanskrit]

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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 8.9

प्राञ्जलिः प्रणता भूत्वा छाया संज्ञां नरेश्वर ।
उवाच किं मया कार्यं कथयस्व शुचिस्मिते ।
स्थितास्मि तव निर्देशे शाधि मां वरवर्णिनि ॥ ९ ॥

prāñjaliḥ praṇatā bhūtvā chāyā saṃjñāṃ nareśvara |
uvāca kiṃ mayā kāryaṃ kathayasva śucismite |
sthitāsmi tava nirdeśe śādhi māṃ varavarṇini || 9 ||

The English translation of Harivamsa Verse 8.9 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 (8.9). Some terms could be superfluous while some might not be mentioned. Click on the word to show English definitions.

Pranjali, Pranata, Chaya, Sanjna, Nareshvara, Kim, Maya, Asmad, Karya, Shucismita, Sthita, Yushmad, Nirdesha, Varavarnin, Varavarnini,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Harivamsa Verse 8.9). 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: “prāñjaliḥ praṇatā bhūtvā chāyā saṃjñāṃ nareśvara
  • prāñjaliḥ -
  • prāñjali (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • praṇatā* -
  • praṇata (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
    praṇatā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
  • bhūtvā -
  • bhū -> bhūtvā (absolutive)
    [absolutive from √bhū]
  • chāyā -
  • chāyā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • sañjñām -
  • sañjñā (noun, feminine)
    [accusative single]
  • nareśvara -
  • nareśvara (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • Line 2: “uvāca kiṃ mayā kāryaṃ kathayasva śucismite
  • 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]
  • kim -
  • kim (indeclinable interrogative)
    [indeclinable interrogative]
    kim (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
    kim (pronoun, neuter)
    [nominative single], [accusative single]
  • mayā -
  • (noun, feminine)
    [instrumental single]
    mayā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
    asmad (pronoun, none)
    [instrumental single]
  • kāryam -
  • kārya (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    kārya (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    kāryā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
    kṛ -> kārya (participle, masculine)
    [adverb from √kṛ]
    kṛ -> kārya (participle, neuter)
    [adverb from √kṛ]
    kṛ -> kāryā (participle, feminine)
    [adverb from √kṛ]
    kṛ -> kārya (participle, masculine)
    [accusative single from √kṛ class 1 verb], [accusative single from √kṛ class 2 verb], [accusative single from √kṛ class 5 verb], [accusative single from √kṛ class 8 verb], [accusative single from √kṛ]
    kṛ -> kārya (participle, neuter)
    [nominative single from √kṛ class 1 verb], [accusative single from √kṛ class 1 verb], [nominative single from √kṛ class 2 verb], [accusative single from √kṛ class 2 verb], [nominative single from √kṛ class 5 verb], [accusative single from √kṛ class 5 verb], [nominative single from √kṛ class 8 verb], [accusative single from √kṛ class 8 verb], [nominative single from √kṛ], [accusative single from √kṛ]
    kṛ -> kārya (participle, masculine)
    [accusative single from √kṛ class 3 verb], [accusative single from √kṛ class 6 verb]
    kṛ -> kārya (participle, neuter)
    [nominative single from √kṛ class 3 verb], [accusative single from √kṛ class 3 verb], [nominative single from √kṛ class 6 verb], [accusative single from √kṛ class 6 verb]
    kṝ -> kārya (participle, masculine)
    [accusative single from √kṝ class 5 verb], [accusative single from √kṝ class 9 verb]
    kṝ -> kārya (participle, neuter)
    [nominative single from √kṝ class 5 verb], [accusative single from √kṝ class 5 verb], [nominative single from √kṝ class 9 verb], [accusative single from √kṝ class 9 verb]
  • kathayasva -
  • kath (verb class 10)
    [imperative middle second single]
  • śucismite -
  • śucismita (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    śucismita (noun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
    śucismitā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
  • Line 3: “sthitāsmi tava nirdeśe śādhi māṃ varavarṇini
  • sthitā -
  • sthita (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    sthita (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    sthitā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
    sthā -> sthita (participle, masculine)
    [vocative single from √sthā class 1 verb]
    sthā -> sthita (participle, neuter)
    [vocative single from √sthā class 1 verb]
    sthā -> sthitā (participle, feminine)
    [nominative single from √sthā class 1 verb]
  • asmi -
  • as (verb class 2)
    [present active first single]
  • tava -
  • yuṣmad (pronoun, none)
    [genitive single]
  • nirdeśe -
  • nirdeśa (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
  • śādhi -
  • śās (verb class 2)
    [imperative active second single]
  • mām -
  • (noun, feminine)
    [accusative single]
    asmad (pronoun, none)
    [accusative single]
  • varavarṇini -
  • varavarṇinī (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [vocative single]
    varavarṇinī (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb], [vocative single]
    varavarṇinī (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
    varavarṇin (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    varavarṇin (noun, neuter)
    [locative single]

Other print editions:

Also see the following print editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Harivamsa Verse 8.9

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 8.9 in Telugu sript:
ప్రాఞ్జలిః ప్రణతా భూత్వా ఛాయా సంజ్ఞాం నరేశ్వర ।
ఉవాచ కిం మయా కార్యం కథయస్వ శుచిస్మితే ।
స్థితాస్మి తవ నిర్దేశే శాధి మాం వరవర్ణిని ॥ ౯ ॥

Cover of Gujarati edition

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

હરિવંશપુરાણ

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Preview of verse 8.9 in Gujarati sript:
પ્રાઞ્જલિઃ પ્રણતા ભૂત્વા છાયા સંજ્ઞાં નરેશ્વર ।
ઉવાચ કિં મયા કાર્યં કથયસ્વ શુચિસ્મિતે ।
સ્થિતાસ્મિ તવ નિર્દેશે શાધિ માં વરવર્ણિનિ ॥ ૯ ॥

Cover of edition (2021)

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

1568 pages

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Preview of verse 8.9 in Kannada sript:
ಪ್ರಾಞ್ಜಲಿಃ ಪ್ರಣತಾ ಭೂತ್ವಾ ಛಾಯಾ ಸಂಜ್ಞಾಂ ನರೇಶ್ವರ ।
ಉವಾಚ ಕಿಂ ಮಯಾ ಕಾರ್ಯಂ ಕಥಯಸ್ವ ಶುಚಿಸ್ಮಿತೇ ।
ಸ್ಥಿತಾಸ್ಮಿ ತವ ನಿರ್ದೇಶೇ ಶಾಧಿ ಮಾಂ ವರವರ್ಣಿನಿ ॥ ೯ ॥

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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