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 |
nāradasya vacaḥ śrutvā sasmitaṃ madhusūdanaḥ |
pratyuvāca śubhaṃ vākyaṃ vareṇyaḥ prabhurīśvaraḥ || 1 ||
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trailokyasya hitārthāya yanmā vadasi nārada |
tasya samyakpravṛttasya śrūyatāmuttaraṃ vacaḥ || 2 ||
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viditā dehino jātā mayaite bhuvi dānavāḥ |
yāṃ yāṃ tanuṃ samāsthāya daityaḥ puṣyati vigraham || 3 ||
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jānāmi kaṃsaṃ saṃbhūtamugrasenasutaṃ bhuvi |
keśinaṃ cāpi jānāmi daityaṃ turagavigraham || 4 ||
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hastinaṃ cotpalāpīḍaṃ mallau cāṇūramuṣṭikau |
ariṣṭaṃ caiva jānāmi daityaṃ vṛṣabharūpiṇam || 5 ||
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vidito me kharaścaiva pralambaśca mahāsuraḥ |
sā ca me viditā vipra pūtanā duhitā baleḥ || 6 ||
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kāliyaṃ cāpi jānāmi yamunāhradagocaram |
vainateyabhayādvipra sarpamajñātarūpiṇam || 7 ||
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vidito me jarāsaṃdhaḥ sthito mūrdhni mahīkṣitām |
prāgjyotiṣapure cāpi narakaṃ sādhu tarkaye || 8 ||
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mānuṣe pārthive loke mānuṣatvamupāgatam || 8 ||
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bāṇaṃ ca śoṇitapure guhapratimatejasam || 8 ||
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dṛptaṃ bāhusahasreṇa devairapi sudurjayam || 8 ||
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śiśupālaṃ ca jānāmi tau haṃsaḍimakau tathā || 8 ||
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jānāmi pauṇḍraṃ sālvaṃ ca taṃ kālayavanaṃ tathā || 8 ||
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ekalavyaṃ ca jānāmi ye cānye duṣṭacāriṇaḥ || 8 ||
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tān sarvānnihaniṣyāmi nātra kāryā vicāraṇā || 8 ||
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mayyāsaktāṃ ca jānāmi bhāratīṃ mahatīṃ dhuram |
tacca sarvaṃ vijānāmi yathā sthāsyanti te nṛpāḥ || 9 ||
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kṣayo bhuvi mayā dṛṣṭaḥ śakraloke ca satkriyā |
teṣāṃ puruṣadehānāmaparāvṛttivartinām || 10 ||
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saṃpravekṣyāmyahaṃ yogamātmanaśca parasya ca |
saṃprāpya pārthivaṃ lokaṃ mānuṣatvamupāgataḥ || 11 ||
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kaṃsādīṃścāpi tān sarvānvadhiṣyāmi mahāsurān |
tena tena vidhānena yena yaḥ śāntimeṣyati || 12 ||
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anupraviśya yogena tāstā hi gatayo mama |
amīṣāmamarendrāṇāṃ hantavyā ripavo yudhi || 13 ||
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jagatyarthe kṛto yo'yamaṃśotsargo mahātmabhiḥ |
suradevarṣigandharvairetaccānumataṃ mama || 14 ||
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viniścayo hi prāgeva nāradāyaṃ kṛto mayā |
nivāsaṃ tu na me brahmā vidadhāti pitāmahaḥ || 15 ||
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yatra deśe yathā jāto yena veṣeṇa vā vasan |
tānahaṃ samare hanyāṃ tanme brūhi pitāmaha || 16 ||
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brahmovāca |
nārāyaṇemaṃ siddhārthamupāyaṃ śṛṇu me vibho |
bhuvi yaste janayitā jananī ca bhaviṣyati || 17 ||
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yatra vai tvaṃ mahābāho jātaḥ kulakaro bhuvi |
yādavānāṃ mahadvaṃśamakhilaṃ dhārayiṣyasi || 18 ||
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tāṃścāsurān samutsādya vaṃśaṃ kṛtvātmano mahat |
sthāpayiṣyasi maryādāṃ nṛṇāṃ tanme niśāmaya || 19 ||
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purā hi kaśyapo viṣṇo varuṇasya mahātmanaḥ |
jahāra yajñiyā gāvaḥ payodāśca mahāmakhe || 20 ||
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aditiḥ surabhiścobhe dve bhārye kaśyapasya tu |
pradīyamānā gāstāstu naicchatāṃ varuṇasya vai || 21 ||
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tato māṃ varuṇo'bhyetya praṇamya śirasānataḥ |
uvāca bhagavan gāvo guruṇā me hṛtā iti || 22 ||
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kṛtakāryo hi gāstāstu nānujānāti me guruḥ |
anvavartata bhārye dve aditiṃ surabhiṃ tathā || 23 ||
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mama tā hyakṣayā gāvo divyāḥ kāmadughā vibho |
caranti sagārān sarvān rakṣitāḥ svena tejasā || 24 ||
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kastā dharṣayituṃ śakto mama gāḥ kaśyapādṛte |
akṣayaṃ yāḥ kṣarantyagraṃ payo devāmṛtopamam || 25 ||
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prabhurvā vyutthito brahman gururvā yadi vetaraḥ |
tvayā niyamyāḥ sarve vai tvaṃ hi naḥ paramā gatiḥ || 26 ||
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yadi prabhavatāṃ daṇḍo loke kāryamajānatām |
na vidyate lokaguro na syurvai lokasetavaḥ || 27 ||
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yathā vāstu tathā vāstu kartavye bhagavānprabhuḥ |
mama gāvaḥ pratīyantāṃ tato gantāsmi sāgaram || 28 ||
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yaste'tmā devatā gāvo yā gāvaḥ sa tvamavyayam |
lokānāṃ tvatpravṛttānāmekaṃ gobrāhmaṇaṃ smṛtam || 29 ||
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trātavyāḥ prathamaṃ gāvastrātāstrāyanti tā dvijān |
gobrāhmaṇaparitrāṇātparitrātaṃ jagadbhavet || 30 ||
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ityambupatinā prokto varuṇenāhamacyuta |
gavāṃ kāraṇatattvajñaḥ kaśyape śāpamutsṛjam || 31 ||
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yenāṃśena hṛtā gāvaḥ kaśyapena mahātmanā |
sa tenāṃśena jagatīṃ gatvā gopatvameṣyati || 32 ||
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yā ca sā surabhirnāma yāditiśca surāraṇiḥ |
te'pyubhe tasya vai bhārye saha tenaiva yāsyataḥ || 33 ||
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tābhyāṃ saha sa gopatve kaśyapo bhuvi raṃsyate || 33 ||
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tadasya kaśyapasyāṃśastejasā kaśyapopamaḥ |
vasudeva iti khyāto goṣu tiṣṭhati bhūtale || 34 ||
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girirgovardhano nāma mathurāyāstvadūrataḥ |
tatrāsau goṣu nirataḥ kaṃsasya karadāyakaḥ || 35 ||
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tasya bhāryādvayaṃ caiva aditiḥ surabhistathā |
devakī rohiṇī caiva vasudevasya dhīmataḥ || 36 ||
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surabhī rohiṇī devī cāditirdevakī tvabhūt || 36 ||
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tatrāvatara lokānāṃ bhavāya madhusūdana |
jayāśīrvacanaistvete vardhayanti divaukasaḥ || 37 ||
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ātmānamātmanā hi tvamavatārya mahītalam |
devakīṃ rohiṇīṃ caiva garbhābhyāṃ paritoṣaya || 38 ||
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tatra tvaṃ śiśurevādau gopālakṛtalakṣaṇaḥ |
vardhayasva mahābāho purā traivikrame yathā || 39 ||
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chādayitvātmanātmānaṃ māyayā yogarūpayā |
gopakanyāsahasrāṇi ramayaṃścara medinīm || 40 ||
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gāśca te rakṣato viṣṇo vanāni paridhāvataḥ |
vanamālāparikṣiptaṃ dhanyā drakṣyanti te vapuḥ || 41 ||
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pītāmbaradharaṃ caiva nīlakuñcitamūrdhajam || 41 ||
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vanamālākṛtoraskaṃ mayūravyajanākulam || 41 ||
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viṣṇo padmapalāśākṣa gopālavasatiṃ gate |
bāle tvayi mahābāho loko bālatvameṣyati || 42 ||
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tvadbhaktāḥ puṇḍarīkākṣa tava cittavaśānugāḥ |
goṣu gopā bhaviṣyanti sahāyāḥ satataṃ tava |
vane cārayato gāstu goṣṭhāṃśca paridhāvataḥ |
majjato yamunāyāṃ ca ratimāpsyanti te tvayi || 43 ||
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jīvitaṃ vasudevasya bhaviṣyati sujīvitam |
yastvayā tāta ityuktaḥ putra ityeva vakṣyati || 44 ||
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sa hi dhanyataro loke yasya tvaṃ putratāṃ gataḥ || 44 ||
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sa hi puṇyakṛtāṃ śreṣṭho yastvāṃ putreti kīrtayet || 44 ||
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ye namasyanti deva tvāṃ gopālakṛtalakṣaṇam || 44 ||
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te hi puṇyakṛtāṃ śreṣṭhāḥ praṇamyāḥ sarvajantubhiḥ || 44 ||
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atha vā kasya putratvaṃ gaccheranyatra kaśyapāt |
kā ca dhārayituṃ śaktā viṣṇo tvāmaditiṃ vinā || 45 ||
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yogenātmasamutthena tvaṃ gaccha vijayāya vai |
vayamapyālayaṃ svaṃ gacchāmo madhusūdana || 46 ||
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ityuktvā devadeveśaṃ brahmā lokapitāmahaḥ || 46 ||
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jagāma sa prabhurgehaṃ devāścāpi yathāgatam || 46 ||
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sa devānabhyanujñāya vivikte tridivālaye |
jagāma viṣṇuḥ svaṃ deśaṃ kṣīrodasyottarāṃ diśam || 47 ||
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tatraiva pārvatī nāma guhā meroḥ sudurgamā |
tribhistasyaiva vikrāntairnityaṃ parvasu pūjitā || 48 ||
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purāṇaṃ tatra vinyasya dehaṃ harirudāradhīḥ |
ātmānaṃ yojayāmāsa vasudevagṛhe prabhuḥ || 49 ||
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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 45

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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