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.

mārkaṇḍeya uvāca |
brahmadattasya tanayaḥ sa vaibhrājastvajāyata |
yogātmā tapasā yukto viṣvaksena iti śrutaḥ || 1 ||
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kadācidbrahmadattastu bhāryayā sahito vane |
vijahāra prahṛṣṭātmā yathā śacyā śatakratuḥ || 2 ||
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tataḥ pipīlikarutaṃ sa śuśrāva narādhipaḥ |
kāminīṃ kāminastasya yācataḥ krośato bhṛśam || 3 ||
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śrutvā tu yācyamānāṃ tāṃ kruddhāṃ sūkṣmāṃ pipīlikām |
brahmadatto mahāhāsamakasmādeva cāhasat || 4 ||
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tataḥ sā saṃnatirdīnā vrīḍitā dīnacetanā |
nirāhārā bahutithaṃ babhūvāmitrakarśana || 5 ||
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prasādyamānā bhartrā sā tamuvāca śucismitā |
tvayāvahasitā rājannāhaṃ jīvitumutsahe || 6 ||
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sa tatkāraṇamācakhyau na ca sā śraddadhāti tat |
uvāca cainaṃ kupitā naiṣa bhāvo'sti pārthiva || 7 ||
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ko vai pipīlikarutaṃ mānuṣo vettumarhati |
ṛte devaprasādādvai pūrvajātikṛtena vā |
tapaḥphalena vā rājanvidyayā vā narādhipa || 8 ||
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yadyeṣa vai prabhāvaste sarvasattvarutajñatā || 8 ||
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sāhaṃ yathaiva jānīyāṃ tathā pratyāyayasva mām |
prāṇānvāpi parityakṣye rājan satyena te śape || 9 ||
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tattasyā vacanaṃ śrutvā mahiṣyāḥ paruṣaṃ vibho |
sa rājā paramāpanno devaśreṣṭhamagāttadā |
śaraṇyaṃ sarvabhūteśaṃ bhaktyā nārāyaṇaṃ prabhum || 10 ||
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samāhito nirāhāraḥ ṣaḍrātreṇa mahāyaśāḥ |
dadarśa darśane rājā devaṃ nārāyaṇaṃ harim || 11 ||
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uvāca cainaṃ bhagavān sarvabhūtānukampakaḥ |
brahmadatta prabhāte tvaṃ kalyāṇaṃ samavāpsyasi |
ityuktvā bhagavāndevastatraivāntaradhīyata || 12 ||
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brahmadatto'pi rājarṣiḥ sarvasattvarutajñatām || 12 ||
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upadiṣya ca bhāryāyai vanātpratyāgataḥ puram || 12 ||
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caturṇāṃ tu pitā yo'sau brāhmaṇānāṃ mahātmanām |
ślokaṃ so'dhītya putrebhyaḥ kṛtakṛtya ivābhavat || 13 ||
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sa rājānamathānvicchatsahamantriṇamacyutam |
na dadarśāntaraṃ cāpi ślokaṃ śrāvayituṃ tadā || 14 ||
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atha rājā śiraḥsnāto labdhvā nārāyaṇādvaram |
praviveśa purīṃ prīto rathamāruhya kāñcanam || 15 ||
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tasya raśmīnagṛhṇācca kaṇḍarīko dvijarṣabhaḥ |
camaravyajanaṃ cāpi bābhravyaḥ samavākṣipat || 16 ||
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idamantaramityeva tataḥ sa brāhmaṇastadā |
śrāvayāmāsa rājānaṃ ślokaṃ taṃ sacivau ca tau || 17 ||
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sapta vyādhā daśārṇeṣu mṛgāḥ kālaṃjare girau |
haṃsāḥ sarasi mānase |
te sma jātāḥ kurukṣetre brāhmaṇā vedapāragāḥ |
prasthitā dūramadhvānaṃ |
cakravākāḥ sariddvīpe yūyaṃ tebhyo'vasīdatha || 18 ||
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tacchrutvā mohamagamadbrahmadattastadānagha |
sacivau cāsya pāñcālaḥ kaṇḍarīkaśca bhārata || 19 ||
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srastaraśmipratodau tau patitavyajanāv ubhau |
dṛṣṭvā babhūvurasvasthāḥ paurāścāgantavaśca ha || 20 ||
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muhūrtādiva rājā sa saha tābhyāṃ rathe sthitaḥ |
pratilabhya tataḥ saṃjñāṃ pratyāgacchadariṃdama || 21 ||
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tataste tatsaraḥ smṛtvā yogaṃ tamupalabhya ca |
brāḥmaṇaṃ vipulairarthairbhogaiśca samayojayan || 22 ||
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abhiṣicya svarājye tu viṣvaksenamariṃdamam |
jagāma brahmadatto'tha sadāro vanameva ha || 23 ||
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athainaṃ saṃnatirdhīrā devalasya sutā tadā |
uvāca paramaprītā yogādvanagataṃ nṛpam || 24 ||
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jānantyā tvaṃ mahārāja pipīlikarutajñatām |
coditaḥ krodhamuddiśya saktaḥ kāmeṣu vai mayā || 25 ||
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ito vayaṃ gamiṣyāmo gatimiṣṭāmanuttamām |
tava cāntarhito yogastataḥ saṃsmārito mayā || 26 ||
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sa rājā paramaprītaḥ patnyāḥ śrutvā vacastadā |
prāpya yogaṃ vanādeva gatiṃ prāpa sudurlabhām || 27 ||
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kaṇḍarīko'pi yogātmā sāṃkhyayogamanuttamam |
prāpya yogagatiṃ siddho viśuddhaḥ svena karmaṇā || 28 ||
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kramaṃ praṇīya pāñcālaḥ śikṣāmutpādya kevalām |
yogācāryagatiṃ prāpa yaśaścāgryaṃ mahātapāḥ || 29 ||
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evametatpurā vṛttaṃ mama pratyakṣamacyuta |
taddhārayasva gāṅgeya śreyasā yokṣyase tataḥ || 30 ||
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ye cānye dhārayiṣyanti teṣāṃ caritamuttamam |
tiryagyoniṣu te jātu na bhaviṣyanti karhicit || 31 ||
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śrutvā cedamupākhyānaṃ mahārthaṃ mahatāṃ gatim |
yogadharmo hṛdi sadā parivarteta bhārata || 32 ||
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sa tenaivānubandhena kadācil labhate śamam |
ya imaṃ śrāvayecchrāddhe pitṝnprīṇāti puṇyakṛt |
akṣayaṃ ca pitṝṇāṃ vai prītirbhavati śāśvatī || ye paṭhanti ca śṛṇvanti śrāvayanti ca ye dvijān |
tato manogatiṃ yāti siddhānāṃ bhuvi durlabhām || 33 ||
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vaiśaṃpāyana uvāca |
evametatpurā gītaṃ mārkaṇḍeyena dhīmatā |
śrāddhasya phalamuddiśya somasyāpyāyanāya vai || 34 ||
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somo hi bhagavāndevo lokasyāpyāyanaṃ param |
vṛṣṇivaṃśaprasaṅgena tasya vaṃśaṃ nibodha me || 35 ||
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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 19

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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