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 |
pradoṣārdhe kadācittu kṛṣṇe ratiparāyaṇe |
trāsayan samado goṣṭhānariṣṭaḥ pratyadṛśyata || 1 ||
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nirvāṇāṅgārameghābhastīkṣṇaśṛṅgo'rkalocanaḥ |
kṣuratīkṣṇāgracaraṇaḥ kālaḥ kāla ivāparaḥ || 2 ||
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lelihānaḥ saniṣpeṣaṃ jihvayauṣṭhau punaḥ punaḥ |
garvitāviddhalāṅgūlaḥ kaṭhinaskandhabandhanaḥ || 3 ||
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kakudodagranirmāṇaḥ pramāṇādduratikramaḥ |
śakṛnmūtropaliptāṅgo gavāmudvejano bhṛśam || 4 ||
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mahākaṭiḥ sthūlamukho dṛḍhajānurmahodaraḥ |
viṣāṇāvalgitagatirlambatā kaṇṭhacarmaṇā || 5 ||
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gavāroheṣu capalastarughātaṅkitānanaḥ |
yuddhasañjaviṣāṇāgro dviṣadvṛṣabhasūdanaḥ || 6 ||
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ariṣṭo nāma hi gavāmariṣṭo dāruṇākṛtiḥ |
daityo vṛṣabharūpeṇa goṣṭhānviparidhāvati || 7 ||
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pātayāno gavāṃ garbhāndṛpto gacchatyanārtavam |
bhajamānaśca capalo gṛṣṭīḥ saṃpracacāra ha || 8 ||
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śṛṅgapraharaṇo raudraḥ praharan goṣu durmadaḥ |
goṣṭheṣu na ratiṃ lebhe vinā yuddhaṃ sa govṛṣaḥ || 9 ||
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kasyacittvatha kālasya sa vṛṣaḥ keśavāgrataḥ || 9 ||
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ājagāma balodragro vaivasvatavaśe sthitaḥ || 9 ||
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sa tatra gāstu prasabhaṃ bādhamāno madotkaṭaḥ || 9 ||
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etasminneva kāle tu gavāḥ kṛṣṇasamīpagāḥ |
trāsayāmāsa duṣṭātmā vaivasvata pathe sthitaḥ || 10 ||
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sendrāśanirivāmbhodo nardamāno mahāvṛṣaḥ |
cakāra nirvṛṣaṃ goṣṭhaṃ nirvatsaśiśupuṃgavam || 11 ||
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tamārādabhidhāvantaṃ nardamānaṃ mahāvṛṣam || 11 ||
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tālaśabdena taṃ kṛṣṇaḥ siṃhanādaiśca mohayan |
abhyadhāvata govindo daityaṃ vṛṣabharūpiṇam || 12 ||
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sa kṛṣṇaṃ govṛṣo dṛṣṭvā hṛṣṭalāṅgūlalocanaḥ |
ruṣitastalaśabdena yuddhākāṅkṣī nanarda ha || 13 ||
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tamāpatantamudvṛttam dṛṣṭvā vṛṣabhadānavam |
tasmātsthānānna vyacalatkṛṣṇo giririvācalaḥ || 14 ||
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vṛṣaḥ kakṣayordṛṣṭiṃ praṇidhāya dhṛtānanaḥ |
kṛṣṇasya nidhanākāṅkṣī tūrṇamabhyutpapāta ha || 15 ||
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tamāpatantaṃ pramukhe pratijagrāha durdharam |
kṛṣṇaḥ kṛṣṇāñjananibhaṃ vṛṣaṃ prati vṛṣopamaḥ || 16 ||
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sa saṃsaktastu kṛṣṇena vṛṣeṇeva mahāvṛṣaḥ |
mumoca vaktrajaṃ phenaṃ nastato'tha sa śabdavat || 17 ||
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tāvanyonyāvaruddhāṅgau yuddhe kṛṣṇavṛṣāv ubhau |
rejaturmeghasamaye saṃsaktāviva toyadau || 18 ||
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tasya darpabalaṃ hatvā kṛtvā śṛṅgāntare padam |
apīḍayadariṣṭasya kaṇṭhaṃ klinnamivāmbaram || 19 ||
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śṛṅgaṃ cāsya punaḥ savyamutpāṭya yamadaṇḍavat |
tenaiva prāharadvaktre sa mamāra bhṛśaṃ hataḥ || 20 ||
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vibhinnaśṛṅgo bhagnāsyo bhagnaskandhaśca dānavaḥ |
papāta rudhirodgārī sāmbudhāra ivāmbudaḥ || 21 ||
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govindena hataṃ dṛṣṭvā dṛptaṃ vṛṣabhadānavam |
sādhu sādhviti bhūtāni tatkarmāsyābhituṣṭuvuḥ || 22 ||
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sa copendro vṛṣaṃ hatvā kāntavaktro niśāmukhe |
aravindābhanayanaḥ punareva rarāja ha || 23 ||
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te'pi govṛttayaḥ sarve kṛṣṇaṃ kamalalocanam |
upāsāṃcakrire hṛṣṭāḥ svarge śakramivāmarāḥ || 24 ||
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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 64

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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