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.

janamejaya uvāca |
kathaṃ vai śrāddhadevatvamādityasya vivasvataḥ |
śrotumicchāmi viprāgrya śrāddhasya ca paraṃ vidhaṃ |
pitṝṇāmādisargaṃ ca ka ete pitaraḥ smṛtāḥ || 1 ||
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evaṃ ca śrutamasmābhiḥ kathyamānaṃ dvijātibhiḥ |
svargasthāḥ pitaro nye sma devānāmapi devatāḥ |
iti devavidaḥ prāhuretadicchāmi vedituṃ || 2 ||
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yāvantaśca gaṇāḥ proktā yacca teṣāṃ paraṃ balam |
yathā ca kṛtamasmābhiḥ śrāddhaṃ prīṇāti vai pitṝn || 3 ||
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prītāśca pitaro yena śreyasā yojayanti hi |
etadvai śrotumicchāmi pitṝṇāṃ sargamuttamam || 4 ||
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vaiśaṃpāyana uvāca |
hanta te kathayiṣyāmi pitṝṇāṃ sargamuttamam |
mārkaṇḍeyena kathitaṃ bhīṣmāya paripṛcchate || 5 ||
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apṛcchaddharmarājo hi śaratalpagataṃ purā |
evameva purā praśnaṃ yanmāṃ tvaṃ paripṛcchasi || 6 ||
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tatte nupūrvyā vakṣyāmi bhīṣmeṇodāhṛtaṃ yathā |
gītaṃ sanatkumāreṇa mārkaṇḍeyāya pṛcchate || 7 ||
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bhīṣmastu dharmarājāya proktavānetadacyuta || 7 ||
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yudhiṣṭhira uvāca |
puṣṭikāmena dharmajña kathaṃ puṣṭiravāpyate |
etadākhyātamicchāmi kiṃ kurvāṇo na śocati || 8 ||
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bhīṣma uvāca |
śrāddhaiḥ prīṇāti hi pitṝn sarvakāmaphalaistu yaḥ |
tatparaḥ prayataḥ śrāddhī pretya ceha ca modate || 9 ||
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pitaro dharmakāmasya prajākāmasya cābhibho |
puṣṭikāmasya puṣṭiṃ ca prayacchanti yudhiṣṭhira || 10 ||
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yudhiśṭhira uvāca |
vartante pitaraḥ svarge keṣāṃcinnarake punaḥ |
prāṇināṃ niyataṃ hyuktaṃ karmajaṃ phalamucyate || 11 ||
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śrāddhāni caiva kurvanti phalakāmā na saṃśayaḥ |
abhisaṃdhāya pitaraṃ pituṣ ca pitaraṃ tathā |
pituḥ pitāmahaṃ caiva triṣu piṇḍeśu nityadā || 12 ||
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tāni śrāddhāni dattāni kathaṃ gacchantyatho pitṝn |
kathaṃ ca śaktāste dātuṃ nirayasthāḥ phalaṃ punaḥ |
ke vā te pitaro nye sma kānyajāmo vayaṃ punaḥ || 13 ||
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ke ca lokā na jānīmo vayaṃ punarupasthitāḥ || 13 ||
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devā api pitṝn svarge yajantīti ca naḥ śrutaṃ |
etadicchāmyahaṃ śrotuṃ vistareṇa mahādyute || 14 ||
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sa bhavān kathayatvenāṃ kathāmamitabuddhimān |
yathā dattaṃ pitṝṇāṃ vai tāraṇāyeha kalpate || 15 ||
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bhīṣma uvāca |
atra te vartayiṣyāmi yathātattvamariṃdama |
ye ca te pitaro nye sma yānyajāmo vayaṃ punaḥ |
pitrā mama purā gītaṃ lokāntaragatena vai || 16 ||
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śrāddhakāle mama piturmayā piṇḍaḥ samudyataḥ |
taṃ pitā mama hastena bhittvā bhūmimayācata || 17 ||
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hastābharaṇapūrṇena keyūrabharitena ca |
raktāṅgulitalenātha yathā dṛṣṭaḥ purā mayā || 18 ||
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naiṣa kalpavidhirdṛṣṭa iti niścitya cāpyaham |
kuśeṣveva tadā piṇḍaṃ dattavānavicārayan || 19 ||
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tataḥ pitā me suprīto vācā madhurayā tadā |
uvāca bharataśreṣṭha prīyamāṇo mayānagha || 20 ||
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tvayā dāyādavānasmi kṛtārtho mutra ceha ca |
satputreṇa tvayā putra dharmajñena vipaścitā || 21 ||
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yathā caturthaṃ dharmasya rakṣitā labhate phalam || 21 ||
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pāpasya hi tathā mūḍhaḥ phalaṃ prāpnotyarakṣitā || 21 ||
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mayā ca tava jijñāsā prayuktaiṣā dṛḍhavrata |
vyavasthānaṃ ca dharmeṣu kartuṃ lokasya cānagha || 22 ||
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pramāṇaṃ yaddhi kurute dharmācāreṣu pārthivaḥ |
prajāstadanuvartante pramāṇācaritaṃ sadā || 23 ||
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tvayā ca bharataśreṣṭha vedadharmāśca śāśvatāḥ |
kṛtāḥ pramāṇaṃ prītiśca mama nirvartitātulā || 24 ||
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tasmāttavāhaṃ suprītaḥ prītyā varamanuttamam |
dadāni tvaṃ pratīcchasva triṣu lokeṣu durlabham || 25 ||
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na te prabhavitā mṛtyuryāvajjīvitumicchasi |
tvatto bhyanujñāṃ saṃprāpya mṛtyuḥ prabhavitā tava || 26 ||
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kiṃ vā te prārthitaṃ bhūyo dadāni varamuttamam |
tadbrūhi bharataśreṣṭha yatte manasi vartate || 27 ||
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ityuktavantaṃ tamahamabhivādya kṛtāñjaliḥ |
abruvaṃ kṛtakṛtyo haṃ prasanne tvayi sattama || 28 ||
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yadi tvanugrahaṃ bhūyastvatto rhāmi mahādyute |
praśnamicchāmyahaṃ kiṃcidvyāhṛtaṃ bhavatā svayam || 29 ||
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sa māmuvāca dharmātmā brūhi bhīṣma yadicchasi |
chettāsmi saṃśayaṃ tāta yanmāṃ pṛcchasi bhārata || 30 ||
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apṛcchaṃ tamahaṃ tāta tatrāntarhitameva ca |
gataṃ sukṛtināṃ lokaṃ jātakautūhalastadā || 31 ||
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śrūyante pitaro devā devānāmapi devatāḥ |
te vātha pitaro nye vā kānyajāmo vayaṃ punaḥ || 32 ||
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kathaṃ ca dattamasmābhiḥ śrāddhaṃ prīṇāti vai pitṝn |
lokāntaragatāṃstāta kiṃ nu śrāddhasya vai phalam || 33 ||
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kānyajanti sma lokā vai sadevanaradānavāḥ || 33 ||
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sayakṣoragagandharvāḥ sakiṃnaramahoragāḥ || 33 ||
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atra me saṃśayastīvraḥ kautūhalamatīva ca |
tadbrūhi mama dharmajña sarvajño hyasi me mataḥ || 34 ||
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etacchrutvā vacastasya bhīṣmasyovāca vai pitā || 34 ||
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śaṃtanuruvāca |
saṃkṣepeṇaiva te vakṣye yanmāṃ pṛcchasi bhārata |
pitṝṇāṃ kāraṇaṃ śrāddhe phalaṃ dattasya cānagha |
pitaraśca yathodbhūtāḥ śṛṇu sarvaṃ samāhitaḥ || 35 ||
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ādidevasutāstāta pitaro divi devatāḥ |
tānyajanti sma lokā vai sadevanaradānavāḥ |
sayakṣarakṣogandharvāḥ sakiṃnaramahoragāḥ || 36 ||
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āpyāyitāśca te śrāddhaiḥ punarāpyāyayanti vai |
jagatsadevagandharvamiti brahmānuśāsanam || 37 ||
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tānyajasva mahābhāgāñchrāddhī śrāddhairatandritaḥ |
te te śreyo vidhāsyanti sarvakāmaphalapradāḥ || 38 ||
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tvayaivārādhyamānāste nāmagotrādikīrtanaiḥ |
asmānāpyāyayiṣyanti svargasthānapi bhārata || 39 ||
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mārkaṇḍeyastu te śeṣametatsarvaṃ vadiṣyati |
eṣa vai pitṛbhaktaśca viditātmā ca bhārgavaḥ || 40 ||
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upasthitaśca śrāddhe dya mamaivānugrahāya vai |
enaṃ pṛccha mahābhāgamityuktvāntaradhīyata || 41 ||
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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 11

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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