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.

vaiśaṃpāyana uvāca |
pauravī rohiṇī nāma bāhlikasyātmajā nṛpa |
jyeṣṭhā patnī mahārāja dayitānakadundubheḥ || 1 ||
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yāḥ patnyo vasudevasya caturdaśa varāṅganāḥ || 0 ||
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pauravī rohiṇī nāma madirāpi tathāparā || 0 ||
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vaiśākhī ca tathā bhadrā sunāmnī caiva pañcamī || 0 ||
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sahadevā śāntidevā śrīdevā devarakṣitā || 0 ||
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vṛkadevyupadevī ca devakī caiva saptamī || 0 ||
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sutanurvaḍavā caiva dve ete paricārike || 0 ||
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lebhe jyeṣṭhaṃ sutaṃ rāmaṃ śāraṇaṃ śaṭhameva ca |
durdamaṃ damanaṃ śvabhraṃ piṇḍārakakuśīnarau || 2 ||
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citrāṃ nāma kumārīṃ ca rohiṇītanayā nava |
citrā subhadreti punarvikhyātā kurunandana || 3 ||
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vasudevācca devakyāṃ jajñe śaurirmahāyaśāḥ |
kīrtimantaṃ suṣeṇaṃ ca bhadrasenamudāradhī |
mṛtyuṃ samardanaṃ bhadraṃ saṃkarṣaṇamahīśvaram |
vipulaṃ teṣvaṣṭatamo svayameva hariḥ kila |
rāmācca niśaṭho jajñe revatyāṃ dayitaḥ sutaḥ || 4 ||
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subhadrāyāṃ rathī pārthādabhimanyurajāyata |
akrūrātkāśikanyāyāṃ satyaketurajāyata || 5 ||
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vasudevasya bhāryāsu mahābhāgāsu saptasu |
ye putrā jajñire śūrā namatastānnibodhata || 6 ||
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bhojaśca vijayaścaiva śāntidevāsutāv ubhau |
upāsaṅgaṃ varaṃ lebhe tanayaṃdevarakṣitā |
vṛkadevaḥ sunāmāyāṃ gadaścāsyāḥ sutāv ubhau |
agāvahaṃ mahātmānaṃ vṛkadevī vyajāyata || 7 ||
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vijayaṃ lomapādaṃ ca vardhamānaṃ ca devakī || 7 ||
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ete svayaṃ mahātmanā upadevyāṃ ca jajñire || 7 ||
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sutanū ca narāvī ca śaurerāstāṃ parigrahaḥ || 7 ||
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pauṇḍraśca kapilaścaiva vasudevasutāv ubhau || 7 ||
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narākhyāṃ kapilo jajñe pauṇḍraśca sutanūsutaḥ || 7 ||
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tayornṛpo'bhavatpauṇḍraḥ kapilastu vanaṃ yayau || 7 ||
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pūrvyāṃ samabhavaddvīpo vasudevānmahābalaḥ || 7 ||
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jarā nāma niṣādānāṃ prabhuḥ sarvadhanuṣmatām || 7 ||
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kanyā trigartarājasya bhartā vai śiśirāyaṇaḥ |
jijñāsāṃ pauruṣe cakre na caskande'tha pauruṣam || 8 ||
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kṛṣṇāyasasamācakhyo na pumāṃstvaṃ napuṃsakaḥ || 8 ||
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kṛṣṇāyasasamaprakhyo varṣe dvādaśame tadā |
mithyābhiśapto gārgyastu manyunābhisamīritaḥ |
ghoṣakanyāmupādāya maithunāyopacakrame || 9 ||
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gopālī tvapsarāstasya gopastrīveṣadhāriṇī |
dhārayāmāsa gārgyasya garbhaṃ durdharamacyutam || 10 ||
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mānuṣyāṃ gargyabhāryāyāṃ niyogācchūlapāṇinaḥ |
sa kālayavano nāma jajñe rājā mahābalaḥ |
vṛṣapūrvārdhakāyāstamavahanvājino raṇe || 11 ||
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aputrasya sa rājñastu vavṛdhe'ntaḥpure śiśuḥ |
yavanasya mahārāja sa kālayavano'bhavat || 12 ||
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sa yuddhakāmo nṛpatiḥ paryapṛcchaddvijottamān |
vṛṣṇyandhakakulaṃ tasya nārado'kathayadvibhuḥ || 13 ||
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akṣauhiṇyā tu sainyasya mathurāmabhyayāttadā |
dūtaṃ ca preṣayāmāsa vṛṣṇyandhakaniveśane || 14 ||
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tato vṛṣṇyandhakāḥ kṛṣṇaṃ puraskṛtya mahāmatim |
sametā mantrayāmāsurjarāsaṃdhabhayena ca || 15 ||
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kṛtvā ca niścayaṃ sarve palāyanamarocayan |
tyaktvā gṛhāndhanaṃ sarve palāyanta manoratham |
vihāya mathurāṃ ramyāṃ mānayantaḥ pinākinam |
kuśasthalīṃ dvāravatīṃ niveśayitumīpsavaḥ || 16 ||
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evaṃ devo mahābāhuḥ pūrvaṃ kṛṣṇaḥprajāpatiḥ || 16 ||
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vihārārthaṃ manuṣyāṃśo mānuṣeṣvabhyajāyata || 16 ||
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iti kṛṣṇasya janmedaṃ yaḥ śucirniyatendriyaḥ |
parvasu śrāvayedvidvānnirṛṇaḥ sa sukhī bhavet || 17 ||
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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 25

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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