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.

mārkaṇḍeya uvāca |
āsanpūrvayuge tāta bharadvājātmajā dvijāḥ |
yogadharmamanuprāpya bhraṣṭā duścaritena vai || 1 ||
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apabhraṃśamanuprāptā yogadharmāpacāriṇaḥ |
mahatastamasaḥ pāre mānasasya visaṃjñitāḥ || 2 ||
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tamevārthamanudhyānto naṣṭamapsviva mohitāḥ |
aprāpya yogaṃ te sarve saṃyuktāḥ kāladharmaṇā || 3 ||
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tataste yogavibhraṣṭā deveṣu suciroṣitāḥ |
jātāḥ kauśikadāyādāḥ kurukṣetre nararṣabha || 4 ||
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hiṃsayā vicariṣyanto dharmaṃ pitṛkṛtena vai |
tataste punarājātiṃ bhraṣṭāḥ prāpsyanti kutsitāṃ || 5 ||
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teṣāṃ pitṛprasādena pūrvajātikṛtena ca |
smṛtirutpatsyate prāpya tāṃ tāṃ jātiṃ jugupsitām || 6 ||
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te dharmacāriṇo nityaṃ bhaviṣyanti samāhitāḥ |
brāhmaṇyaṃ pratilapsyanti tato bhūyaḥ svakarmaṇā || 7 ||
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tataśca yogaṃ prāpsyanti pūrvajātikṛtaṃ punaḥ |
bhūyaḥ siddhimanuprāptāḥ sthānaṃ prāpsyanti śāśvatam || 8 ||
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evaṃ dharme ca te buddhirbhaviṣyati punaḥ punaḥ |
yogadharme ca nirataḥ prāpsyase siddhimuttamām || 9 ||
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yogo hi durlabho nityamalpaprajñaiḥ kadācana || 9 ||
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labdhvāpi nāśayantyenaṃ vyasanaiḥ kaṭutāmitāḥ || 9 ||
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adharmeṣveva vartante ardayante guruṃ sadā || 9 ||
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yācante na tvayācyāni rakṣanti śaraṇāgatān || 9 ||
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nāvamanyanti kṛpaṇānmādyante na dhanoṣmaṇā || 9 ||
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yuktāhāravihārāśca yuktaceṣṭāḥ svakarmasu || 9 ||
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dhyānādhyayanayuktāśca na naṣṭānugaveṣiṇaḥ || 9 ||
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nopabhogaratā nityaṃ na māṃsamadhubhakṣaṇāḥ || 9 ||
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na kāmaparamā nityaṃ na viprasevinastathā || 9 ||
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nānāryasaṃkathāsaktā nālasyopahatāstathā || 9 ||
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nātyantamānasaṃsaktā goṣṭhīṣu niratāstathā || 9 ||
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prāpnuvanti narā yogaṃ yogo vai durlabho bhuvi || 9 ||
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praśāntāśca jitakrodhā mānāhaṃkāravarjitāḥ || 9 ||
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kalyāṇabhājanaṃ ye tu te bhavanti yatavratāḥ || 9 ||
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evaṃvidhāstu te tāta brāhmaṇā hyabhavaṃstadā || 9 ||
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smaranti hyātmano doṣaṃ pramādakṛtameva tu || 9 ||
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dhyānādhyayanayuktāśca śānte vartmani saṃsthitāḥ || 9 ||
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śāntiṃ te paramāmāśu labhante nātra saṃśayaḥ || 9 ||
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tasmāttvamapi dharmajña yogadharmaparo bhava || 9 ||
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yogadharmāddhi dharmajña na dharmo'sti viśeṣavān |
variṣṭhaṃ sarvadharmāṇāṃ taṃ samācara bhārgava || 10 ||
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kālasya pariṇāmena laghvāhāro jitendriyaḥ |
tatparaḥ prayataḥ śrāddhī yogadharmamavāpsyasi |
ityuktvā bhagavāndevastatraivāntaradhīyata || 11 ||
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aṣṭādaśānāṃ varṣāṇāmekāhamiti me matiḥ |
upāsataśca deveśaṃ varṣāṇyaṣṭādaśaiva me || 12 ||
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prasādāttasya devasya na glānirabhavattadā |
na kṣutpipāse kālaṃ vā jānāmi sma tadānagha |
paścācchiṣyasakāśāttu kālaḥ saṃvidito mama || 13 ||
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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 14

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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