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.

bhīṣma uvāca |
tato haṃ tasya vacanānmārkaṇḍeyaṃ samāhitaḥ |
praśnaṃ tamevānvapṛcchaṃ yanme pṛṣṭaḥ purā pitā || 1 ||
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sa māmuvāca dharmātmā mārkaṇḍeyo mahātapāḥ |
bhīṣma vakṣyāmi tattvena śṛṇuṣva prayato nagha || 2 ||
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mayāpi hi prasādādvai dīrghāyuṣṭvaṃ pituḥ prabho |
pitṛbhaktyaiva labdhaṃ ca prāgloke paramaṃ yaśaḥ || 3 ||
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so haṃ yugasya paryante bahuvarṣasahasrike |
adhiruhya giriṃ meruṃ tapo tapyaṃ suduścaram || 4 ||
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tataḥ kadācitpaśyāmi divaṃ prajvālya tejasā |
vimānaṃ mahadāyāntamuttareṇa girestadā || 5 ||
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apaśyaṃ tatra caivāhaṃ śayānaṃ dīptatejasam |
aṅguṣṭhamātraṃ puruṣamagnāvagnimivāhitam || 6 ||
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so haṃ tasmai namas kṛtvā praṇamya śirasā prabhum |
saṃniviṣṭaṃ vimānasthaṃ pādyārghyābhyāṃ apūjayam || 7 ||
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apṛcchaṃ caiva durdharṣaṃ vidyāma tvāṃ kathaṃ prabho |
daivataṃ hyasi devānāmiti me vartate matiḥ || 8 ||
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sa māmuvāca dharmātmā smayamāna ivānagha |
na te tapaḥ sucaritaṃ yena māṃ nāvabudhyase || 9 ||
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kṣaṇenaiva pramāṇaṃ sa bibhradanyadanuttamam |
rūpeṇa na mayā kaściddṛṣṭapūrvaḥ pumān kvacit || 10 ||
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sa māmuvāca tejasvī vācā madhurayā punaḥ || 10 ||
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kautūhalaparijñāne yattadbrahmandadāmi te || 10 ||
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sanatkumāra uvāca |
viddhi māṃ brahmaṇaḥ putraṃ mānasaṃ pūrvajaṃ prabho |
tapovīryātsamutpannaṃ nārāyaṇaguṇātmakam || 11 ||
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sanatkumāra iti yaḥ śruto vedeṣu vai purā |
so smi bhārgava bhadraṃ te kaṃ kāmaṃ karavāṇi te || 12 ||
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ye tvanye brahmaṇaḥ putrā yavīyāṃsastu te mama |
bhrātaraḥ sapta durdharṣā yeṣāṃ vaṃśāḥ pratiṣṭhitāḥ || 13 ||
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marīciratrirbhagavānpulastyaḥ pulahaḥ kratuḥ || 13 ||
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aṅgirāśca vasiṣṭhaśca saptaite brahmaṇaḥ sutāḥ || 13 ||
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kraturvasiṣṭhaḥ pulahaḥ pulastyo tristathāṅgirāḥ |
marīcistu tathā vidvāndevagandharvasevitāḥ |
trīṃl lokāṇ dhārayantīmāndevadānavapūjitāḥ || 14 ||
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vayaṃ tu yatidharmāṇa āropyātmānamātmani |
prajādharmaṃ ca kāmaṃ ca vartayāmo mahāmune || 15 ||
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yathotpannastathaivāhaṃ kumāra iti viddhi mām |
tasmātsanatkumāreti nāmaitanme pratiṣṭhitam || 16 ||
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madbhaktyā te tapaścīrṇaṃ mama darśanakāṅkṣayā |
eṣa dṛṣṭo si bhavatā kaṃ kāmaṃ karavāṇi te || 17 ||
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ityuktavantaṃ tamahaṃ pratyavocaṃ sanātanam |
anujñāto bhagavatā prīyatā tena bhārata || 18 ||
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tato hamarthametaṃ vai tamapṛcchaṃ sanātanam |
pṛṣṭaḥ pitṝṇāṃ sargaṃ ca phalaṃ śrāddhasya cānagha |
ciccheda saṃśayaṃ bhīṣma sa tu deveśvaro mama || 19 ||
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sa māmuvāca prītātmā kathānte bahuvārṣike |
rame tvayāhaṃ viprarṣe śṛṇu sarvaṃ yathātatham || 20 ||
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devānasṛjata brahmā māṃ yakṣyantīti bhārgava |
tamutsṛjya tadātmānamayajaṃste phalārthinaḥ || 21 ||
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te śaptā brahmaṇā mūḍhā naṣṭasaṃjñā vicetasaḥ |
na sma kiṃcitprajānanti tato loko vyamuhyata || 22 ||
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te bhūyaḥ praṇatāḥ sarve prāyācanta pitāmaham |
anugrahāya lokānāṃ tatastānabravītprabhuḥ || 23 ||
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prāyaścittaṃ caradhvaṃ vai vyabhicāro hi vaḥ kṛtaḥ |
putrāṃśca paripṛcchadhvaṃ tato jñānamavāpsyatha || 24 ||
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prāyaścittakriyārthaṃ te putrānpapracchurārtavat |
tebhyaste prayatātmānaḥ śaśaṃsur tanayāstadā || 25 ||
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prāyaścittāni dharmajñā vāṅmanaḥkarmajāni vai |
śaṃsanti kuśalā nityaṃ cakṣuṣmanto hi tattvataḥ || 26 ||
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prāyaścittārthatattvajñā labdhasaṃjñā divaukasaḥ |
gamyatāṃ putrakāśceti putrairuktāśca te tadā || 27 ||
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abhiśaptāstu te devāḥ putravākyena tena vai |
pitāmahamupāgacchan saṃśayacchedanāya vai || 28 ||
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tatastānabravīddevo yūyaṃ vai brahmavādinaḥ |
tasmād yaduktā yūyaṃ taistattathā na tadanyathā || 29 ||
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yūyaṃ śarīrakartārasteṣāṃ devā bhaviṣyatha |
te tu jñānapradātāraḥ pitaro vo na saṃśayaḥ || 30 ||
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anyonyapitaro yūyaṃ te caiveti nibodhata |
devāśca pitaraścaiva tadbudhyadhvaṃ divaukasaḥ || 31 ||
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tataste punarāgamya putrānūcurdivaukasaḥ |
brahmaṇā chinnasaṃdehāḥ prītimantaḥ parasparam || 32 ||
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yūyaṃ vai pitaro smākaṃ yairvayaṃ pratibodhitāḥ |
dharmajñāḥ kaśca vaḥ kāmaḥ ko varo vaḥ pradīyatām |
yaduktaṃ caiva yuṣmābhistattathā na tadanyathā || 33 ||
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uktāśca yasmād yuṣmābhiḥ putrakā iti vai vayam |
tasmādbhavantaḥ pitaro bhaviṣyanti na saṃśayaḥ || 34 ||
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yo niṣṭvā ca pitṝn śrāddhaiḥ kriyāḥ kāścitkariṣyati |
rākṣasā dānavā nāgāḥ phalaṃ prāpsyanti tasya tat || 35 ||
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śrāddhairāpyāyitāścaiva pitaraḥ somamavyayam |
āpyāyyamānaṃ yuṣmābhirvardhayiṣyanti nityadā || 36 ||
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śrāddhairāpyāyitaḥ somo lokamāpyāyayiṣyati |
samudraparvatavanaṃ jaṃgamājaṃgamairvṛtam || 37 ||
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śrāddhāni puṣṭikāmāśca ye kariṣyanti mānavāḥ |
tebhyaḥ puṣṭiṃ prajāścaiva dāsyanti pitaraḥ sadā || 38 ||
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śrāddhe ca ye pradāsyanti trīnpiṇḍānnāmagotrataḥ |
sarvatra vartamānāṃstānpitaraḥ sapitāmahāḥ |
bhāvayiṣyanti satataṃ śrāddhadānena pūjitāḥ || 39 ||
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evamājñā kṛtā pūrvaṃ brahmaṇā parameṣṭhinā || 39 ||
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iti tadvacanaṃ satyaṃ bhavatvadya divaukasaḥ |
putrāśca pitaraścaiva vayaṃ sarve parasparam || 40 ||
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sanatkumāra uvāca |
ta ete pitaro devā devāśca pitarastathā |
anyonyapitaro hyete devāśca pitaraśca ha || 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 12

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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