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.

te yogadharmaniratāḥ sapta mānasacāriṇaḥ |
padmagarbho'ravindākṣaḥ kṣīragarbhaḥ sulocanaḥ |
ūrubinduḥ subinduśca haimagarbhastu saptamaḥ |
haṃsā jātā mahātmāno mānaseṣu saraḥsu ca || sumanāḥ suvāksuśuddhaśca tattvadarṣī ca tattvavit |
sunetraśca suhotraśca dvijā nāmabhireva ca || te brahmacāriṇaḥ sarve vihagāḥ kāmacāriṇaḥ |
vāyvambubhakṣāḥ satataṃ śarīrāṇyupaśoṣayan || 1 ||
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rājā vibhrājamānastu vapuṣā tadvanaṃ tadā |
cacārāntaḥpuravṛto nandanaṃ maghavāniva || 2 ||
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sa tānabudhyatkhacarānyogadharmātmakānbudhaḥ |
nirvedācca tamevārthamanudhyātvā puraṃ yayau || 3 ||
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aṇuho nāma tasyāsītputraḥ paramadhārmikaḥ |
aṇudharmaratirnityamaṇuho'dhyagamatpadam || 4 ||
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prādātkanyāṃ śukastasmai kṛtvīṃ pūjitalakṣaṇām |
sattvaśīlaguṇopetāṃ yogadharmaratāṃ sadā || 5 ||
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sā hyuddiṣṭā purā bhīṣma pitṛkanyā maṇīṣiṇā |
sanatkumāreṇa tadā saṃnidhau mama śobhanā || 6 ||
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satyadharmabhṛtāṃ śreṣṭhā durvijñeyākṛtātmabhiḥ |
yogā ca yogapatnī ca yogamātā tathaiva ca |
yathā te kathitaṃ pūrvaṃ pitṛsargeṣu vai mayā || 7 ||
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vibhrājastvaṇuhaṃ rājye sthāpayitvā nareśvaraḥ |
āmantrya paurānprītātmā brāhmaṇān svasti vācya ca |
prāyātsarastapaścartuṃ yatra te sahacāriṇaḥ || 8 ||
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sa vai tatra nirāhāro vāyubhakṣo mahātapāḥ |
tyaktvā kāmāṃstapastepe sarasastasya pārṣvataḥ || 9 ||
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tasya saṃkalpa āsīcca teṣāmanyatarasya vai |
putratvaṃ prāpya yogena yujyeyamiti bhārata || 10 ||
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kṛtvābhisaṃdhiṃ tapasā mahatā sa samanvitaḥ |
mahātapāḥ sa vibhrājo virarājāṃśumāniva || 11 ||
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tato vibhrājitaṃ tena vaibhrājamiti tadvanam |
sarastacca kuruśreṣṭha vaibhrājamiti śabditam || 12 ||
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yatra te śakunā rājaṃścatvāro yogadharmiṇaḥ |
yogabhraṣṭāstrayaścaiva dehanyāsakṛto'bhavan || 13 ||
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kāmpilye nagare te tu brahmadattapurogamāḥ |
jātāḥ sapta mahātmānaḥ sarve vigatakalmaṣāḥ |
smṛtimanto'tra catvārastrayastu parimohitāḥ || 14 ||
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svatantrastvaṇuhājjajñe brahmadatto mahāyaśāḥ |
yathāsyāsītpakṣibhāve saṃkalpaḥ pūrvacintitaḥ || 15 ||
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jñānadhyānatapaḥpūtā vedavedāṅgapāragāḥ || 15 ||
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chidradarśī sunetraśca tathā bābhravyavatsayoḥ |
jātau śrotriyadāyādau vedavedāṅgapāragau || 16 ||
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sakhāyau brahmadattasya pūrvajātisahoṣitau |
pāñcālaḥ pañcamastatra kaṇḍarīkastathāparaḥ || 17 ||
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pāñcālo bahvṛcastvāsīdācāryatvaṃ cakāra ha |
dvivedaḥ kaṇḍarīkastu chandogo'dhvaryureva ca || 18 ||
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sarvasattvarutajñaśca rājāsīdaṇuhātmajaḥ |
pāñcālakaṇḍarīkābhyāṃ tasya saṃvidabhūttadā || 19 ||
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te grāmyadharmaniratāḥ kāmasya vaśavartinaḥ |
pūrvajātikṛtenāsandharmakāmārthakovidāḥ || 20 ||
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aṇuhastu nṛpaśreṣṭho brahmadattamakalmaṣam |
abhiṣicya tadā rājye parāṃ gatimavāptavān || 21 ||
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brahmadattasya bhāryā tu devalasyātmajābhavat |
asitasya yogadurdharṣā saṃnatirnāma bhārata || 22 ||
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tāmekabhāvasaṃyuktāṃ lebhe kanyāmanuttamām |
saṃnatiṃ saṃnatimatīṃ devalād yogadharmiṇīm || 23 ||
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upayeme vidhānena brahmadatto narādhipaḥ || 23 ||
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śeṣāstu cakravākā vai kāmpilye sahacāriṇaḥ |
te jātāḥ śrotriyakule sudaridre sahodarāḥ || 24 ||
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dhṛtirmahāmanā vidvāṃstattvadarśī ca nāmataḥ |
vedādhyayanasaṃpannāścatvāro'cchinnadarśinaḥ || 25 ||
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teṣāṃ saṃvidathotpannā pūrvajātikṛtā tadā |
te yoganiratāḥ siddhāḥ prasthitāḥ sarva eva hi || 26 ||
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āmantrya pitaraṃ tāta pitā tānabravīttadā |
adharma eṣa yuṣmākaṃ yanmāṃ tyaktvā gamiṣyatha || 27 ||
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dāridryamanapākṛtya putrārthāṃścaiva puṣkalān |
kāmānabhīpsitān sarvānmama kṛtvādya putrakāḥ |
śuśrūṣāmaprayuktvā ca kathaṃ vai gantumarhatha || 28 ||
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te tamūcurdvijāḥ sarve pitaraṃ punareva hi |
kariṣyāmo vidhānaṃ te yena tvaṃ vartayiṣyasi || 29 ||
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imaṃ ślokaṃ mahārthaṃ tvaṃ rājānaṃ sahamantriṇam |
śrāvayethāḥ samāgamya brahmadattamakalmaṣam || 30 ||
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prītātmā dāsyati sa te grāmānbhogāṃśca puṣkalān |
yathepsitāṃśca sarvārthān gaccha tāta yathāsukham || 31 ||
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etāvaduktvā te sarve pūjayitvā ca taṃ guruṃ |
yogadharmamanuprāpya paramāṃ nirvṛtiṃ yayuḥ || 32 ||
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yoginaḥ paramātmānaḥ saṃyatenāntarātmanā || 32 ||
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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 18

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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