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 |
evaṃ tau bālyamuttīrṇau kṛṣṇasaṃkarṣalṇāvubhau |
tasminneva vrajasthāne saptavarṣau babhūvatuḥ || 1 ||
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nīlapītāmbaradharau pītaśvetānulepanau |
babhūvaturvatsapālau kākapakṣadharāv ubhau || 2 ||
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parṇavādyaṃ śrutisukhaṃ vādayantau varānanau |
gopavīthyāṃ sumadhuraṃ gāyantau kāmarūpiṇau |
śuśubhāte vanagatau triśīrṣāviva pannagau || 3 ||
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mayūrāṅgadabāhū tau ballavāpīḍadhāriṇau |
vanamālākṛtoraskau drumapotāvivodgatau || 4 ||
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aravindakṛtāpīḍau rajjuyajñopavītinau |
saśikyatumbakarakau gopaveṇaupravādakau || 5 ||
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parṇavādyasamāyuktau dadhyodanakarau kṛtī || 5 ||
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kiṃkiṇījālasaṃbaddhakaṭideśavibhūṣitau || 5 ||
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kakṣakūṭasamālambiśikyasthadhṛtapāyasau || 5 ||
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kālayantau ca daṇḍena vatsānvatsau diśaṃ prati || 5 ||
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gulmeṣu madhumādhvīkaṃ mārgamāṇāvitastataḥ || 5 ||
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khādantau vanyamūlāni pibantau madhumākṣikam || 5 ||
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dadatau madhumūlāni dārakebhyaḥ samantataḥ || 5 ||
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khādantau khādayantau ca mūlāni ca phalāni ca || 5 ||
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tindukaṃ bhakṣayantu ca gopairāpatya bhūtale || 5 ||
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kīlairāpatya vṛkṣebhyaḥ khādayantu phalāni ca || 5 ||
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kvaciddhasantāvanyonyaṃ krīḍamānau kvacitkvacit |
dadhyodanaṃ prabhuñjānau kvacitkakṣavilambitam |
kvacicca pānasaṃbhrāntau kvacitpāyasamoditau |
kvacidvṛkṣeṣu viśrāntau sthalīṣviva yathāsukham |
parṇaśayyāsu saṃsuptau kvacinnidrāntaraiṣiṇau || 6 ||
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vatsānanu yathākāmaṃ carantau vatsapālakau || 6 ||
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vatsapucchān samādhūya vikṣiptantau pṛthakpṛthak || 6 ||
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evaṃ vatsānpālayantau śobhayantau mahāvanam |
evaṃ tu vatsapālau tau śobhayāmāsaturvanam |
cañcūryantau ramantau sma kiśorāviva cañcalau || 7 ||
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gāyantu ca kvacidgeyān susvaraṃ madhurasvaram || 7 ||
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utkarṇaṃ mṛgasaṃghaṃ ca kurvantau gītanisvanaiḥ || 7 ||
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gajānparavaśān geyaiḥ kurvantau ca gahāvane || 7 ||
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lokamitthaṃ carantau ca ramayantau ca ceṣṭitaiḥ || 7 ||
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atha dāmodaraḥ śrīmān saṃkarṣaṇamuvāca ha |
ārya nāsminvane śakyaṃ gopālaiḥ saha krīḍitum || 8 ||
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avagītamidaṃ sarvamāvābhyāṃ bhuktabhojanam |
prakṣīṇatṛṇakāṣṭhaṃ ca gopairmathitapādapam || 9 ||
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gahanānīha yānyāsan kānanāni vanāni ca |
tānyākāśanikāśāni dṛśyante'dya yathāsukham || 10 ||
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govāteṣvapi ye vṛkṣāḥ parivṛttārgaleṣu ca |
sarve goṣṭhāgniṣu gatāḥ kṣayamakṣayavarcasaḥ || 11 ||
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saṃnikṛṣṭāni yānyāsan kāṣṭhāni ca tṛṇāni ca |
tāni dūrāvakṛṣṭāni mārgitavyāni bhūmiṣu || 12 ||
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araṇyamidamalpodamalpakakṣaṃ nirāśrayam |
anveṣitavyaviśrāmaṃ dāruṇaṃ viraladrumam |
akarmaṇyeṣu vṛkṣeṣu sthitaviprasthitadvijam || 13 ||
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saṃvāsasyāsya mahato janenotsāditadrumam || 13 ||
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nirānandaṃ nirāsvādaṃ niṣprayojanamārutam |
nirvihaṃgamidaṃ śūnyaṃ nirvyañjanamivāśanam || 14 ||
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vikrīyamāṇaiḥ kaṣṭhaiśca śākaiśca vanasaṃbhavaiḥ |
utsannasaṃcayatṛṇo ghoṣo'yaṃ nagarāyate || 15 ||
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śailānāṃ bhūṣaṇaṃ ghoṣo ghoṣāṇāṃ bhūṣaṇaṃ vanam |
vanānāṃ bhūṣaṇaṃ gāvastāścāsmākaṃ parā gatiḥ |
tasmādanyadvanaṃ yāmaḥ pratyagravayasendhanam || 16 ||
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icchantyanupabhuktāni bhoktuṃ gāvastṛṇāni ca |
tasmādvanaṃ navatṛṇaṃ gacchantu dhanino vrajāḥ || 17 ||
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na dvārabandhāvaraṇā na gṛhakṣetriṇastathā |
praśastā vai vrajā loke yathā vai cakracāriṇaḥ || 18 ||
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śakṛnmūtreṣu teṣveva jātaṃ kṣārarasāyanam |
na tṛṇaṃ bhuñjate gāvo nāpi tatpayaso hitam || 19 ||
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sthalīprāyāsu ramyāsu navāsu vanarājiṣu |
carāmaḥ sahitā gobhiḥ kṣipraṃ saṃvāhyatāṃ vrajaḥ || 20 ||
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śrūyate hi vanaṃ ramyaṃ paryāptatṛṇasaṃstaram |
nāmnā vṛndāvanaṃ nāma svāduvṛkṣaphalodakam || 21 ||
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ajhillikaṇṭakavanaṃ sarvairvanaguṇairyutam |
kadambapādapaprāyaṃ yamunātīrasaṃśritam || 22 ||
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snigdhaśītānilavanaṃ sarvartunilayaṃ śubham |
gopīnāṃ sukhasaṃcāraṃ cārucitravanāntaram || 23 ||
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tasya govardhano nāma nātidūre girirmahān |
bhrājate dīrghaśikharo nandanasyeva mandaraḥ || 24 ||
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madhye cāsya mahāśākho nyagrodho yojanocchritaḥ |
bhāṇḍīro nāma śuśubhe nīlamegha ivāmbare || 25 ||
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madhyena cāsya kālindī sīmantamiva kurvatī |
prayātā nandanasyeva nalinī saritāṃ varā || 26 ||
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tatra govardhanaṃ caiva bhāṇḍīraṃ ca vanaspatim |
kālindīṃ ca nadīṃ ramyāṃ drakṣyāvaścarataḥ sukham || 27 ||
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sukhaṃ carantaṃ drakṣyāvaḥ kālindīṃ ca nadīṃ śubhām || 27 ||
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tatrāyaṃ vasatāṃ ghoṣastyajyatāṃ nirguṇaṃ vanam |
saṃvāhayāma bhadraṃ te kiṃcidutpādya kāraṇam || 28 ||
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evaṃ kathayatastasya vāsudevasya dhīmataḥ |
prādurbabhūvuḥ śataśo raktamāṃsavasāśanāḥ || 29 ||
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ghorāścintayatastasya svatanūruhajāstadā |
viniṣpeturbhayakarāḥ sarvataḥ śataśo vṛkāḥ || 30 ||
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niṣpatanti sma bahavo vrajasyotsādanāya vai || 30 ||
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vṛkānniṣpatitāndṛṣṭvā goṣu vatseṣvatho nṛṣu |
gopīṣu ca yathākāmaṃ vraje trāso'bhavanmahān || 31 ||
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te vṛkāḥ pancabaddhāśca daśabaddhāstathāpare |
triṃśadviṃśatibaddhāśca śatabaddhāstathāpare || 32 ||
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pañcāśatṣaṣṭibaddhāśca catvāriṃśattathaiva ca || 32 ||
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niścerustasya gātrāddhi śrīvatsakṛtalakṣaṇāḥ |
kṛṣṇasya kṛṣṇavadanā gopānāṃ bhayavardhanāḥ || 33 ||
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bhakṣayadbhiśca tairvatsāṃstrāsayadbhiśca govrajān |
niśi bālān haradbhiśca vṛkairutsādyate vrajaḥ || 34 ||
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na vanaṃ śakyate gantuṃ na gāśca parirakṣitum |
na vanātkiṃcidāhartuṃ na ca vā tarituṃ nadīm || 35 ||
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trastā hyudvignamanaso gatāstasminvane'vasan || 35 ||
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evaṃ vṛkairudīrṇaistu vyāghratilyaparākramaiḥ |
vrajo niṣpandaceṣṭaḥ sa ekasthānacaraḥ kṛtaḥ || 36 ||
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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 52

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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