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 |
tau tu vṛndāvanaṃ prāptau vasudevasutāv ubhau |
ceraturvatsayūthāni cārayantau sunirvṛttau || 1 ||
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pūrṇastu gharmasamayastayostatra vane sukham |
krīḍatoḥ saha gopālairyamunāṃ cāvagāhatoḥ || 2 ||
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gate tasminmahāgharme rajaḥpūraistirohitaiḥ || 2 ||
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tataḥ prāvṛdanuprāptā manasaḥ kāmadīpanī |
pravavarṣurmahāghorāḥ śakracāpāṅktitodarāḥ |
babhūvādarśanaḥ sūryo bhūmiścādarśayattṛṇam || 3 ||
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patatā meghavātena navatoyānukarṣiṇā |
saṃmārjitatalā bhūmiryauvanastheva lakṣyate || 4 ||
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navavarṣāvasiktāni śakragopakulāni ca |
naṣṭadāvāgnidhūmāni vavāni pracakāśire || 5 ||
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nṛttavyāpārakālaśca mayūrāṇāṃ kalāpinām |
madaraktāḥ pravṛttāśca kekāḥ paṭuravāḥ kṛtāḥ || 6 ||
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navaprāvṛṣi kāntānāṃ ṣaṭpadāhāradāyinām |
yauvanasthaṃ kadambānāṃ navābhrairbhrājate vapuḥ || 7 ||
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hāsitaṃ kuṭajaiḥ phullaiḥ kadambairvāsitaṃ vanam |
trāsitaṃ jaladairuṣṇaṃ toṣitā vasudhā jalaiḥ || 8 ||
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saṃtaptā bhāskarajalairabhitaptā devāgnibhiḥ |
jalairbalāhakotsṛṣṭairucchvasantīva parvatāḥ || 9 ||
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mahāvātasamuddhūtaṃ mahāmeghagaṇārpitam |
mahīmahārajaḥpūraistulyamāpadyate nabhaḥ || 10 ||
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kvacitkadambahāsāḍhyaṃ silindhrābharaṇaṃ kvacit |
saṃpradīptaṃ ivābhāti phullanīpadrumaṃ vanam || 11 ||
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aindreṇa payasā siktaṃ mārutena navīkṛtam |
pārthivaṃ gandhamāghrāya lokaḥ kṣubhitamānasaḥ || 12 ||
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dṛptasāraṅganinadairdarduravyāhṛtena ca |
navaiśca śikhivikruṣṭairekavarṇā vasuṃdharā || 13 ||
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bhramattūrṇamahāvegā varṣaprāptamahārayāḥ |
haryantastīrajānvṛksānvistarāṃ yānti nimnagāḥ || 14 ||
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saṃtatāsāraniryatnāḥ klinnapatrottaracchadāḥ |
na tyajantyagamāgrāṇi śrāntā iva patatriṇaḥ || 15 ||
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toyagambhīralambeṣu prasravatsu nadatsu ca |
udareṣu navābhrāṇāṃ majjatīva divākaraḥ || 16 ||
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tanūruhairutpatitaiḥ salilotpīḍasaṃkulā |
anveṣyamārgā vasudhā bhāti śāḍvalamālinī || 17 ||
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vajreṇevāvarugnānāṃ nagānāṃ nagaśālinām |
srotobhiḥ parikṛttāni patanti śikharāṇi ca || 18 ||
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patatā meghavarṣeṇa yathānimnānusāriṇā |
palvalodgīrṇaraktena pūryante vanarājayaḥ || 19 ||
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hastocchritamukhā vanyā meghanādānusāriṇaḥ |
bhāntyātivṛṣṭyā mātaṅgā gāṃ gatā iva toyadāḥ || 20 ||
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prāvṛṭpravṛttiṃ saṃdṛśya dṛṣṭvā cāmbudharān ghanān |
rauhiṇeyo mithaḥ kāle kṛṣṇaṃ vacanamabravīt || 21 ||
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paśya kṛṣṇa ghanān kṛṣṇānbalākotpātabhūṣaṇān |
gagane tava gātrāṇāṃ varṇacorān samutthitān || 22 ||
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kāmināṃ hṛdayasyāśu nighnatastān samantataḥ || 22 ||
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tava nidrākaraḥ kālastava gātropamaṃ nabhaḥ |
tvamivājñātavasatiṃ candro vasati vārṣikīm || 23 ||
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etannīlotpalaśyāmaṃ nīlotpaladalaprabham |
nīlotpaladale kāle bhāti vṛndāvanaṃ vanam |
saṃprāpte durdine kāle durdinaṃ bhāti vai nabhaḥ || 24 ||
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paśya kṛṣṇa jalodagraiḥ kṛṣṇairudgrathitairghanaiḥ |
govardhano yathā ramyo bhāti govardhano giriḥ || 25 ||
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patitenāmbhasā hyete samantānmadatarpitāḥ |
bhrājante kṛṣṇasāraṅgāḥ kānaneṣu mudānvitāḥ || 26 ||
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etānyambuprahṛṣṭāni haritāni mṛdūni ca |
tṛṇāni śatapatrākṣa patrairgūhanti medinīm || 27 ||
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kṣarajjalānāṃ śailānāṃ vanānāṃ ca jalāgame |
sasasyānāṃ ca sīmānāṃ na lakṣmīrvyatiricyate || 28 ||
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śīghravātasamuddhūtāḥ proṣitautsukyakāriṇaḥ |
dāmodaroddāmaravāḥ prāgalbhyaṃ yānti toyadāḥ || 29 ||
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hare haryaśvacāpena trivarṇena trivikrama |
vibāṇajyena dhanuṣā tavedaṃ madhyamaṃ padam || 30 ||
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nabhasya ca nabhaścakṣurna bhātyeṣa nabhaścaraḥ |
meghaiḥ śītātapakaro viraśmiriva raśmimān || 31 ||
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dyāvāpṛthivyoḥ saṃsargaḥ satataṃ vitataiḥ kṛtaḥ |
avyavacchinnadhāraughaiḥ samudraughanibhairghanaiḥ || 32 ||
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nīpārjunakadambānāṃ pṛthivyāṃ cābhivṛṣtayaḥ |
gandhaiḥ kolāhalā vānti vātā madanadīpanāḥ || 33 ||
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saṃpravṛttamahāvarṣaṃ lambamānamahāmbudam |
bhātyagādhamaparyantaṃ sasāgaramivāmbaram || 34 ||
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dhārānirmalanārācaṃ vidyutkavacanirmalam |
śakracāpāyudhadharaṃ yuddhasajjamivāmbaram || 35 ||
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śailānāṃ ca vanānāṃ ca drumāṇāṃ ca varānana |
praticchannāni bhāsante śikharāṇi ghanairghanaiḥ || 36 ||
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gajānīkairivākīrṇaṃ salilodgāribhirghanaiḥ |
varṇasārūpyatāṃ yāti gaganaṃ sāgarasya vai || 37 ||
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samudroddhūtajanitā lolaśāḍvalakampinaḥ |
śītāh sapṛṣatodgārāḥ karkaśā vānti mārutāḥ || 38 ||
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niśāsu suptacandrāsu muktatoyāsu toyadaiḥ |
magnasūryasya nabhaso nābhibhānti diśo daśa || 39 ||
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cetanaṃ puṣkaraṃ kośaiḥ kṣudhādhmātaiḥ samantataḥ || 39 ||
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na ghṛṇīnāṃ na ramyāṇāṃ vivekaṃ yānti kṛṣṭayaḥ || 39 ||
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saṃhatānāṃ dvirephānāṃ niveśaṃ yānti paṅkayaḥ || 39 ||
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gharmadoṣaparityaktaṃ meghatoyavibhūṣitam |
paśya vṛndāvanaṃ kṛṣṇa vanaṃ caitrarathaṃ yathā || 40 ||
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evaṃ prāvṛṅgunān sarvāñchrīmān kṛṣṇasya pūrvajaḥ |
kathayanneva balavānvrajameva jagāma ha || 41 ||
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tau rāmayantāvanyonyaṃ kṛṣṇasaṃkarṣaṇāv ubhau |
tatkālaṃ jñātibhiḥ sārdhaṃ ceratustau mahadvanam || 42 ||
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Other editions:

Also see the following editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Harivamsa Chapter 54

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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