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.

vaiśaṃpāyana uvāca |
bāḍhamityeva saha tairdurdināmbhodanisvanaḥ |
pratasthe durdinākāraḥ sadurdina ivācalaḥ || 1 ||
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samuktāmaṇividyotaṃ sacandrāmbhodavarcasam |
sa jatāmaṇḍalaṃ kṛṣṇaṃ bibhratkṛṣṇavapurhariḥ || 2 ||
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sa cāsyorasi vistīrṇe romāñcodgatarājimān |
śrīvatso rājate śrīmān stanadvayamukhāñcitaḥ || 3 ||
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pīte vasāno vasane lokānāṃ gururavyayaḥ |
hariḥ so'bhavadālakṣyaḥ sasaṃdhyābhra ivācalaḥ || 4 ||
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taṃ vrajantaṃ suparṇena padmayonigatānugam |
anujagmuḥ surāḥ sarve tadgatāsaktacakṣuṣaḥ || 5 ||
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nātidīrgheṇa kālena te gatā ratnaparvatam |
dadṛśurdevatāstatra svāṃ sabhāṃ kāmarūpiṇīm || 6 ||
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meroḥ śikharavinyastāṃ saṃsaktāṃ sūryavarcasā |
kāñcanastambhacaraṇāṃ vajrasaṃghātatoraṇām || 7 ||
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manonirmāṇacitrāḍhyāṃ vimānākulamālinīm |
ratnajālāntaravatīṃ kāmagāṃ ratnabhūṣitām || 8 ||
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kḷptaratnasamākīrṇāṃ sarvartukusumotkaṭām |
maṇipravālasopānāṃ vaidūryamaṇiśobhitām |
muktājālasamākīrṇāṃ kiṃkiṇīśataśobhitām |
devamāyādharāṃ divyāṃ nirmitāṃ viśvakarmaṇā || 9 ||
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tāṃ hṛṣṭamanasaḥ sarve yathāsthānaṃ yathāvayaḥ |
yathānideśaṃ tridaśā viviśuste sabhāṃ śubhām || 10 ||
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te niṣeduryathokteṣu vimāneṣvāsaneṣu ca |
bhadrāsaneṣu pīṭheṣu kuthāsvāstaraṇeṣu ca || 11 ||
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tataḥ prabhañjano vāyurbrahmaṇā sādhu coditaḥ |
mā śabda iti sarvatra pracakrāma sabhāṃ śubhām || 12 ||
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niḥśabde stimite tasmin samāje tridivaukasām |
babhāṣe dharaṇī vākyaṃ svedātkaruṇabhāṣiṇī || 13 ||
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dharaṇyuvāca |
tvayā dhāryā tvahaṃ deva tvayā vai dhāryate jagat || 13 ||
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tvaṃ dhārayasi bhūtāni bhuvanaṃ tvaṃ bibharṣi ca || 13 ||
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yattvayā dhāryate kiṃcittejasā ca balena ca || 13 ||
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tatastava prasādena mayā paścāttu dhāryate || 13 ||
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tvayā dhṛtaṃ dhārayāmi nādhṛtaṃ dhārayāmyaham || 13 ||
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na hi tadvidyate bhūtaṃ yattvayā nānudhāryate || 13 ||
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tvameva kuruṣe deva nārāyaṇa yuge yuge || 13 ||
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mahābhārāvataraṇaṃ jagato hitakāmyayā || 13 ||
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tavaiva tejasā krāntāṃ rasātalatalaṃ gatām || 13 ||
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trāyasva māṃ suraśreṣṭha tavaiva śaraṇaṃ gatām || 13 ||
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dānavaiḥ pīḍyamānāhaṃ rākṣasaiśca durātmabhiḥ || 13 ||
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tvāmeva śaraṇaṃ nityamupayāsye sanātanam || 13 ||
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tāvanme'sti bhayaṃ bhūyo yāvanna tvāṃ kakudminam || 13 ||
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śaraṇaṃ yāmi manasā śataśo hyupalakṣaye || 13 ||
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ahamādau purānena saṃkṣiptā padmayoninā |
māṃ ca badhvā kṛtau pūrvaṃ mṛṅmayau dvau mahāsurau || 14 ||
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karṇasrotodbhavau tau hi viṣṇorasya mahātmanaḥ |
mahārṇave prasvapataḥ kāṣṭhakuḍyasamau sthitau || 15 ||
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tau viveśa svayaṃ vāyurbrahmaṇā sādhu coditaḥ |
tau divaṃ chādayantau tu vavṛdhāte mahāsurau || 16 ||
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vāyuprāṇau tu tau gṛhya brahmā parimṛśyañchanaiḥ |
ekaṃ mṛdutaraṃ mene kaṭhinaṃ veda cāparam || 17 ||
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nāmanī tu tayoścakre sa vibhuḥ salilodbhavaḥ |
mṛdustvayaṃ madhurnāma kaṭhinaḥ kaiṭabho'bhavat || 18 ||
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tau daityau kṛtanāmānau ceraturbaladarpitau |
sarvamekārṇavaṃ lokaṃ yoddhukāmau sunirbhayau || 19 ||
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tāvāgatau samālokya brahmā lokapitāmahaḥ |
ekārṇavāmbunicaye tatraivānataradhīyata || 20 ||
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sa padme padmanābhasya nābhimadhyād samutthite |
rocayāmāsa vasatiṃ guhyāṃ brahmā caturmukhaḥ || 21 ||
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tāv ubhau jalagarbhasthau nārāyaṇapitāmahau |
bahūnvarṣagaṇānapsu śayānau na cakampatuḥ || 22 ||
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atha dīrghasya kālasya tāv ubhau madhukaiṭabhau |
ājagmatustamuddeśaṃ yatra brahmā vyavasthitaḥ || 23 ||
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dṛṣṭvā tāvasurau ghorau mahāntau yuddhadurmadau |
brahmaṇā tāḍito viṣṇuḥ padmanālena vai purā |
utpapātāśu śayanātpadmanābho mahādyutiḥ || 24 ||
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tad yuddhamabhavadghoraṃ tayostasya ca vai tadā |
ekārṇave tadā loke trailokye jalatāṃ gate || 25 ||
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tadabhūttumulaṃ yuddhaṃ varṣasaṃkhyāḥ sahasraśaḥ |
na ca tāvasurau yuddhe tadā śramamavāpatuḥ || 26 ||
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atha dīrghasya kālasya tau daityau yuddhadurmadau |
ūcatuḥ prītamanasau devaṃ nārāyaṇaṃ hariṃ || 27 ||
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prītau svastava yuddhena ślāghyastvaṃ mṛtyurāhave |
āvāṃ jahi na yatrorvī jalena samabhiplutā || 28 ||
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hatau ca tava putratvaṃ prāpnuyāvaḥ surottama |
so hyāvāṃ yudhi nirjetā tasyāvāṃ vihitau sutau || 29 ||
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sa hi gṛhya mṛdhe daityau dorbhyāṃ tau samapīḍayat |
janmaturnidhanaṃ cāpi tāv ubhau madhukaiṭabhau || 30 ||
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tāv ubhāvāplutau toye vapurbhyāmekatāṃ gatau |
medo mumucaturdaityau mathyamānau jalormibhiḥ || 31 ||
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medasā tajjalaṃ vyāptaṃ tābhyāṃ antardadhe tadā |
nārāyaṇaśca bhagavānasṛjatsa punaḥ prajāḥ || 32 ||
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daityayormedasā channā medinīti tataḥ smṛtā |
prabhāvātpadmanābhasya śāśvatī ca nṛṇāṃ kṛtā || 33 ||
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varāheṇa punarbhūtvā mārkaṇḍeyasya paśyataḥ |
viṣāṇenāhamekena toyamadhyātsamuddhṛtā || 34 ||
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hṛtāhaṃ kramatā bhūyastadā yuṣmākamagrataḥ |
baleḥ sakāśāddaityasya viṣṇunā prabhaviṣṇunā || 35 ||
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sāṃprataṃ khidyamānāhamenameva gadādharam |
anāthā jagato nāthaṃ śaraṇyaṃ śaraṇaṃ gatā || 36 ||
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agniḥ suvarṇasya gururgavāṃ sūryo guruḥ smṛtaḥ |
akṣatrāṇāṃ guruḥ somo mama nārāyaṇo guruḥ || 37 ||
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yadahaṃ dhārayāmyekā jagatsthāvarajaṃgamam |
mayā dhṛtaṃ dhārayate sarvametadgadādharaḥ || 38 ||
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jāmadagnyena rāmeṇa bhārāvataraṇepsayā |
roṣāttriḥsaptakṛtvo'haṃ kṣatriyairviprayojitā || 39 ||
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sāsmi vedyāṃ samāropya tarpitā nṛpaśoṇitaiḥ |
bhārgaveṇa pituḥ śrāddhe kaśyapāya niveditā || 40 ||
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māṃsamedosthidurgandhā digdhā kṣatriyaśoṇitaiḥ |
rajasvaleva yuvatiḥ kaśyapaṃ samupasthitā || 41 ||
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sa māṃ brahmarṣirapyāha kimurvi tvamavāṅmukhī |
vīrapatnīvratamidaṃ vīrapatni niṣevase || 42 ||
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sāhaṃ vijñāpitavatī kaśyapaṃ lokabhāvanam |
patayo me hatā brahmanbhārgaveṇa mahātmanā || 43 ||
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sāhaṃ vihīnā vikrāntaiḥ kṣatriyaiḥ śastravṛttibhiḥ |
vidhavā śūnyanagarā na dhārayitumutsahe || 44 ||
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tanmahyaṃ dīyatāṃ bhartā bhagavaṃstvatsamo nṛpaḥ |
rakṣetsagrāmanagarāṃ yo māṃ sāgaramālinīm || 45 ||
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sa śrutvā bhagavānvākyaṃ bāḍhamityabravītprabhuḥ |
tato māṃ mānavendrāya manave saṃprayacchata || 46 ||
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sā manuprabhavaṃ puṇyaṃ prāpyekṣvākukulaṃ mahat |
vipulenāsmi kālena pārthivātpārthivaṃ gatā || 47 ||
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evaṃ dattāsmi manave mānavendrāya dhīmate |
bhuktā rājakulaiścāpi maharṣikulasaṃmitaiḥ || 48 ||
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bahavaḥ kṣatriyāḥ śūrā māṃ jitvā divamāśritāḥ |
te sma kālavaśaṃ prāpya mayyeva pralayaṃ gatāḥ || 49 ||
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matkṛte vigrahā loke vṛtte vartanta eva ca |
kṣatriyāṇāṃ balavatāṃ saṃgrāmeṣvanivartinām || 50 ||
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etad yuṣmatpravṛttena daivena pariṇāmitā |
jagaddhitārthaṃ kuruta rājñāṃ hetuṃ raṇakṣaye || 51 ||
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yadyasti mayi kāruṇyaṃ bhāraśaithilyakāraṇāt |
ekaścakradharaḥ śrīmānabhayaṃ me prayacchatu || 52 ||
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yamahaṃ bhārasaṃtaptā saṃprāptā śaraṇaiṣiṇī |
bhāro yadyavaroptavyo viṣṇureṣa bravītu mām || 53 ||
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viṣṇuruvāca |
mā bhairdharaṇi kalyāṇi śāntiṃ vraja samāhite || 53 ||
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eṣa tvāmucitaṃ sthānaṃ sthāpayāmi vasiṃdhare || 53 ||
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etasyāhaṃ prasādena śramaṃ tyakṣyāmi devatāḥ || 53 ||
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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 42

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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