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 |
akrūro'pi yathājñaptaḥ kṛṣṇadarśanalālasaḥ |
jagāma rathamukhyena manasastulyagāminā || 1 ||
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kṛṣṇasyāpi nimittāni śubhānyaṅgagatāni vai |
pitṛtulyena śaṃsanti bāndhavena samāgamam || 2 ||
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prāgeva ca narendreṇa māthureṇaugraseninā |
keśinaḥ preṣito dūto vadhāyopendrakāraṇāt || 3 ||
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sa tu dūtavacaḥ śrutvā keśī kleśakaro nṛṇām |
vṛndāvanagato gopānbādhate sma durāsadaḥ || 4 ||
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mānuṣaṃ māṃsamaśnānaḥ kruddho duṣṭaparākramaḥ |
durdānto vājidaityo'sau karoti kadanaṃ mahat || 5 ||
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nighnan gā vai sagopālā gavāṃ piśitabhojanaḥ |
durdamaḥ kāmacārī ca kesarī niravagrahaḥ || 6 ||
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tadaraṇyaṃ śmaśānābhaṃ nṛṇāmasthibhirāvṛtam |
yatrāste sa hi duṣṭātmā keśī turagadānavaḥ || 7 ||
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khurairdārayate bhūmim vegenārujate drumān |
heṣitaiḥ spardhate vāyum plutairlaṅghyate nabhaḥ || 8 ||
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atipravṛddho mattaśca duṣṭāśvo vanagocaraḥ |
ākampitasaṭo raudraḥ kaṃsasya caritānugaḥ || 9 ||
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iriṇaṃ tadvanaṃ sarvaṃ tena saudāsakarmaṇā |
kṛtaṃ turagadaityena sarvān gopāñjighāṃsatā || 10 ||
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tena duṣṭapracāreṇa dūṣitaṃ tadvanaṃ mahat |
na nṛbhirgodhanairvāpi sevyate vanavṛttibhiḥ || 11 ||
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niḥsaṃpātaḥ kṛtaḥ panthāstena tadviṣayāśrayaḥ |
madāccalitavṛttena nṛmāṃsānyaśnatā bhṛśam || 12 ||
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nṛśabdānusaraḥ kruddhaḥ sa kadāciddināgame |
jagāma ghoṣasaṃvāsaṃ coditaḥ kāladharmaṇā || 13 ||
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taṃ dṛṣṭvā dudruvurgopāḥ striyaśca śiśubhiḥ saha |
krandamānā jagannāthaṃ kṛṣṇaṃ nāthamupāśritāḥ || 14 ||
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tāsāṃ ruditaśabdena gopānāṃ kranditena ca |
dattvābhayaṃ tu kṛṣṇo vai keśinaṃ so'bhidudruve || 15 ||
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keśī cābhyudyata grīvaḥ prakāśadaśanekṣaṇaḥ |
heṣamāṇo javodagro govindābhimukho yayau || 16 ||
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tamāpatantaṃ saṃprekṣya keśinaṃ hayadānavam |
pratyujjagāma govindastoyadaḥ śaśinaṃ yathā || 17 ||
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keśinastu tamabhyāśe dṛṣṭvā kṛṣṇamavasthitam |
manuṣyabuddhayo gopāḥ kṛṣṇamūcurhitauṣiṇaḥ || 18 ||
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kṛṣṇa kṛṣṇa mahābāho jñātīnāṃ nandivardhana || 18 ||
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jagatāmabhayado'si tvaṃ trāyasvāsmānviśeṣataḥ || 18 ||
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kṛṣṇa tāta na khalveṣa sahasā te hayādhamaḥ |
upasarpyo bhavānbālaḥ pāpaścaiṣa durāsadaḥ || 19 ||
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eṣa kaṃsasya sahajaḥ prāṇastāta bahiścaraḥ |
uttamaśca hayendrāṇāṃ dānavo'pratimo yudhi || 20 ||
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trāsanaḥ parasainyānāṃ turagāṇāṃ mahābalaḥ |
svadhyaḥ sarvasattvānāṃ prathamaḥ pāpakarmaṇām || 21 ||
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gopānāṃ tadvacaḥ śrutvā vadatāṃ madhusūdanaḥ |
keśinā saha yuddhāya matiṃ cakre'risūdanaḥ || 22 ||
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tataḥ savyaṃ dakṣiṇaṃ ca maṇḍalāni paribhraman |
padbhyāmubhābhyāṃ sa hayaḥ krodhenārujate drumān || 23 ||
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mukhe lambasaṭe cāsya skandhadeśe ghanāvṛte |
valayo'bhrataraṃgābhāḥ susruvuḥ krodhajaṃ jalam || 24 ||
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sa phenaṃ vaktrajaṃ caiva vavarṣa rajasāvṛtam |
himakāle yathā vyomni nīhāramiva candramāḥ || 25 ||
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govindamaravindākṣaṃ heṣitogāraśīkaraiḥ |
sa phenairgātranirgīrṇaiḥ prokṣayāmāsa sarvataḥ || 26 ||
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khuroddharaṇamuktena madhurakṣodapāṇḍunā |
rajasā sa hayaḥ kṛṣṇaṃ cakārāruṇamūrdhajam || 27 ||
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plutavalgitapādastu takṣamāṇo dharāṃ khuraiḥ |
dantānnirdaśamānastu keśī kṛṣṇamupādravat || 28 ||
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sa saṃsaktastu kṛṣṇena keśī turagasattamaḥ |
purvābhyāṃ caraṇābhyāṃ vai kṛṣṇaṃ vakṣasyatāḍayat || 29 ||
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punaḥ punaśca sa balī prāhiṇotpārśvataḥ khurān |
kṛṣṇasya dānavo ghoraṃ prahāramamitaujasaḥ |
vaktreṇa cāsya ghoreṇa tīkṣṇadaṃṣṭrāyudhena vai |
adaśadbāhuvivaraṃ kṛṣṇasya ruṣito hayaḥ || 30 ||
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sa lambakesarasaṭaḥ kṛṣṇena saha saṃgataḥ |
rarāja keśī meghena saṃsaktaḥ kha ivāṃśumān || 31 ||
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uraścāsyorasā hantumiyeṣa balavān hayaḥ |
vegena vāsudevasya krodhāddviguṇavikramaḥ || 32 ||
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tasyotsiktasya balavān kṛṣṇo'pyamitavikramaḥ |
bāhumābhoginaṃ kṛtvā mukhe kruddhaḥ samādadhat || 33 ||
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sa taṃ bāhumaśakto vai khādituṃ bhoktumeva vā |
punarābhoginaṃ bāhuṃ tadvaktragatamañjasā |
kṛṣṇaḥ prasārayāmāsa līlayā dānavaṃ hasan |
daśanairmūlanirmuktaiḥ saphenaṃ rudhiraṃ vaman || 34 ||
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vipāṭitābhyāmoṣṭhābhyāṃ kaṭābhyāṃ vidalīkṛtaḥ |
akṣiṇī vikṛte cakre visṛte muktabandhane || 35 ||
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nirastahanurāviṣṭaḥ śoṇitāsrāvilekṣaṇaḥ |
utkarṇo naṣṭacetāstu sa keśī bahvaceṣṭata || 36 ||
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utpatya cāsakṛtpādaiḥ sakṛnmūtraṃ samutsṛjan |
svinnārdralomā śrāntastu niryatnacaraṇo'bhavat || 37 ||
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keśivaktravilagnastu kṛṣṇabāhuraśobhata |
vyābhugna iva gharmānte candrārdhakiraṇairghanaḥ || 38 ||
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keśī ca kṛṣṇasaṃsaktaḥ śrāntagātro vyarocata |
prabhātāvanataścandraḥ śrānto merumivāśritaḥ || 39 ||
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tasya kṛṣṇabhujoddhūtāḥ keśino daśanā mukhāt |
keśino vaktranirdhūtā vividhā daśanā bhuvi |
petuḥ śaradi nistoyāḥ sitābhrāvayavā iva || 40 ||
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sa tu keśī bhṛśaṃ śrāntaḥ kṛṣṇenākliṣṭakarmaṇā || 40 ||
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svabhujaṃ svāyataṃ kṛtvā pāṭito balavattadā || 40 ||
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sa pāṭito bhujenājau kṛṣṇena vikṛtānanaḥ || 40 ||
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keśī nadanmahānādaṃ dānavo vyathitastadā || 40 ||
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vighūrṇamānaḥ srastāṅgo mukhād rudhiramudvaman || 40 ||
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bhṛśaṃ vyaṅgīkṛtavapurnikṛttārdha ivācalaḥ || 40 ||
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vyāditāsyo mahāraudraḥ so'suraḥ kṛṣṇabāhunā || 40 ||
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nipapāta yathā kṛtto nāgo hi dvidalīkṛtaḥ || 40 ||
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sa papātāśu vegena bhujāyāmena pāṭitaḥ || 40 ||
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bāhunā kṛttadehasya keśino rūpamābabhau |
paśoriva mahāghoraṃ nihatasya pinākinā || 41 ||
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droṇībhyāṃ māṃsapūrṇābhyāṃ pinākibhavane yathā || 41 ||
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dvipādapṛṣṭhapucchārdhe sravaṇaikākṣināsike |
keśinaste dvidhā bhūte dve ardhe rejatuḥ kṣitau || 42 ||
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vajreṇa vinikṛttārdhau parvatāviva bhūtale || 42 ||
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keśidantakṣataścāpi kṛṣṇasya śuśubhe bhujaḥ |
vṛddhastāla ivāraṇye gajendradaśanāṅkitaḥ || 43 ||
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taṃ hatvā keśinaṃ yuddhe kalpayitvā ca bhāgaśaḥ |
kṛṣṇaḥ padmapalāśākṣo hasaṃstatraiva tasthivān || 44 ||
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taṃ hataṃ keśinaṃ dṛṣṭvā gopā gopastriyaśca tāḥ |
babhūvurmuditāḥ sarve hatavighnā hataklamāḥ || 45 ||
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dāmodaraṃ ca śrīmantam yathāsthānaṃ yathāvayaḥ |
abhyanandanpriyairvākyaiḥ pūjayantaḥ punaḥ punaḥ || 46 ||
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aho tāta kṛtaṃ karma hato'yaṃ lokakaṇṭakaḥ |
daityaḥ kṣiticaraḥ kṛṣṇa hayarūpaṃ samāsthitaḥ || 47 ||
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kṛtaṃ vṛndāvanaṃ kṣemaṃ sevyaṃ sarvanṛpakṣiṇām |
ghnatā pāpamimaṃ tāta keśinaṃ hayamāhave || 48 ||
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hatā no bahavo gopā gāvo vatsāśca vatsalāḥ |
naike cānye janapadā hatānena durātmanā || 49 ||
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eṣa saṃvartakaṃ kartumudyataḥ kila pāpakṛt |
nṛlokaṃ nirnaraṃ kṛtvā cartukāmo yathāsukham || 50 ||
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naitasya pramukhe sthātuṃ kaścicchakto jijīviṣuḥ |
api devasamūheṣu kiṃ punaḥ pṛthivītale || 51 ||
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evaṃ te tuṣṭuvurgopāḥ kṛṣṇaṃ kamalalocanam || 51 ||
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athāhāntarhito vipro nāradaḥ khagamo muniḥ |
prīto'smi viṣṇo deveśa kṛṣṇa kṛṣṇeti cāsakṛt || 52 ||
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namastubhyaṃ jagannātha devadeva janārdana || 52 ||
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namastubhyaṃ namastubhyaṃ śaṅkhacakragadādhara || 52 ||
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namaste jñānarūpāya keśavāya ca cakriṇe || 52 ||
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nama ādyāya bījāya nirguṇāya guṇātmane || 52 ||
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namaḥ sahasraśirase tvāṃ nato'smi janārdana || 52 ||
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namāmi lokanāthaṃ tvāṃ namaste devarūpiṇe || 52 ||
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namaste'stu hṛṣīkeśa pāhi naḥ sarvato hare || 52 ||
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iti stutvā jagannāthaṃ punarevābravīdvacaḥ || 52 ||
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yadidaṃ duṣkaraṃ karma kṛtaṃ keśijighāṃsayā |
tvayyeva kevalaṃ yuktam tridive tryambake'pi vā || 53 ||
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ahaṃ yuddhotsukastāta tarpitenāntarātmanā |
idaṃ narahayaṃ yuddham darṣṭuṃ svargādihāgataḥ || 54 ||
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pūtanānidhanādīni karmāṇi tava dṛṣṭavān |
ahaṃ tvanena govinda karmaṇā paritoṣitaḥ || 55 ||
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hayasyāsya mahendro'pi bibheti balasūdanaḥ |
kurvāṇasya vapurghoraṃ keśino duṣṭacetasaḥ || 56 ||
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yattvayā pāṭito dvaidhaṃ bhujenāyataparvaṇā |
eṣo'sya mṛtyurantāya vihito viśvayoninā || 57 ||
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yasmāttvayā hataḥ keśī tasmānmacchāsanaṃ śṛṇu |
keśavo nāma nāmnā tvaṃ khyāto loke bhaviṣyasi || 58 ||
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svastyastu bhavato loke sādhayāmyahamāśugaḥ |
kṛtyaśeṣaṃ ca te kāryaṃ śaktastvamasi māciram || 59 ||
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tvayi kāryāntaragate narā iva divaukasaḥ |
viḍambayantaḥ krīḍanti līlāṃ tvadbalamāśritāḥ || 60 ||
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abhyāśe vartate kālo bhāratasyāhavodadheḥ |
hastaprāptāni yuddhāni rājñāṃ tridivagāminām || 61 ||
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panthānaḥ śodhitā vyomni vimānārohiṇordhvagāḥ |
avakāśā vibhajyante śakraloke mahīkṣitām || 62 ||
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ugrasenasute śānte padasthe tvayi keśava |
abhitastanmahadyuddhaṃ bhaviṣyati mahīkṣitām || 63 ||
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tvāṃ cāpratimakarmāṇaṃ saṃśrayiṣyanti pārthivāḥ |
bhedakāle narendrāṇāṃ pakṣagrāho bhaviṣyasi || 64 ||
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tvayi rājāsanasthe hi rājaśrīṃ vahati prabho |
śriyaṃ tyakṣyanti rājānastvatprabhāvānna saṃśayaḥ || 65 ||
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eṣa me kṛṣṇa saṃdeśaḥ śrutibhiḥ khyātimeṣyasi |
devatānāṃ divisthānāṃ jagataśca jagatpate || 66 ||
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dṛṣṭaṃ me bhavataḥ karma dṛṣṭaścāsi mayā prabho |
kaṃse bhūyaḥ sameṣyāmi śāsite sādhayāmyaham || 67 ||
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bahunāpi kimuktena pāhi viprānyathāsukham || 67 ||
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jānāmi tvāṃ mahābāho devānāmapi daivatam || 67 ||
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vaiśaṃpāyana uvāca |
evamuktvā tu sa tadā nāradaḥ khaṃ jagāma ha || 68 ||
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nāradasya vacaḥ śrutvā devasaṃgītayoginaḥ |
tatheti sa samābhāṣya punargopān samāsadat |
gopān kṛṣṇaḥ samāsādya vrajameva viveṣa ha || 68 ||
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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 67

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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