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 |
sa cintayitvā dhanuṣo bhaṅgaṃ bhojavivardhanaḥ |
babhūva vimanā rājā cintayanbhṛśaduḥkhitaḥ || kathaṃ bālo vigatabhīravamatya mahābalam |
prekṣamāṇastu puruṣairdhanurbhaṅktvā vinirgataḥ || yasyārthe dāruṇaṃ karma kṛtvā lokavigarhitam |
pitṛsvasrātmajānbhītaḥ ṣaḍevāhaṃ upasthitam || daivaṃ puruṣakāreṇa na śakyamativartitum |
nāradoktaṃ ca vacanaṃ nūnaṃ mahyamupasthitam || evaṃ rājā vicintyātha niṣkramya sa gṛhottamāt |
prekṣāgāraṃ jagāmāśu mañcānāmavalokakaḥ || 1 ||
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sa dṛṣṭvā sarvaniryuktaṃ prekṣāgāraṃ nṛpottamaḥ |
śreṇīnāṃ dṛḍhasaṃyuktairmañcavāṭairnirantaram || 2 ||
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sottamāgārayuktābhirvalabhībhirvibhūṣitam |
kuṭībhiśca pravṛddhābhirekastambhaiśca bhūṣitam || 3 ||
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sarvataḥ sāraniryuktaṃ svāyataṃ supratiṣṭhitam |
udakpravaṇasaṃśliṣṭaṃ mañcārohaṇamuttamam || 4 ||
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nṛpāsanaparikṣiptaṃ saṃcārapathasaṃkulam |
channaṃ tadvedikābhiśca mānavaughabharakṣamam || 5 ||
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sa dṛṣṭvā bhūṣitaṃ raṅgamājñāpayata buddhimān |
śvaḥ sacitrāḥ samālyāśca sapatākāstathaiva ca || 6 ||
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suvāsitā vapuṣmanta upanītottaracchadāḥ |
kriyantāṃ mañcavāṭāśca valabhīvīthayastathā || 7 ||
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akṣavāṭe karīṣasya kalpyantāṃ rāśayo'vyayāḥ |
paṭāstaraṇaśobhāśca balayaścānurūpataḥ || 8 ||
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sthāpyantāṃ sunikhātāśca mahākumbhā yathākramam |
udabhārasahāḥ sarve sakāñcanaghaṭottarāḥ || 9 ||
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balayaścopakalpyantāṃ kaṣāyāścaiva kumbhaśaḥ |
prāśnikāśca nimantryantāṃ śreṇyaśca sapurogamāḥ || 10 ||
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ājñā ca deyā mallānāṃ prekṣakāṇāṃ tathaiva ca |
samāje mañcaśobhāśca kalpyantāṃ sūpakalpitāḥ || 11 ||
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evamājñāpya rājā sa samājavidhimuttamam |
samājavāṭānniṣkramya viveśa svaṃ niveśanam || 12 ||
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āhvānaṃ tatra saṃcakre tasya malladvayasya vai |
cāṇūrasyāprameyasya muṣṭikasya tathaiva ca || 13 ||
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tau tu mallau mahāvīryau balinau yuddhaśālinau |
kaṃsasyājñāṃ puraskṛtya hṛṣṭau viviśatustadā || 14 ||
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tau samīpagatau mallau dṛṣṭvā jagati viśrutau |
uvāca kaṃso nṛpatiḥ sopanyāsamidaṃ vacaḥ || 15 ||
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bhavantau mama vikhyātau mallau vīradhvajocitau |
pūjitau ca yathānyāyaṃ satkārārhau viśeṣataḥ || 16 ||
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tanmatto yadi satkāraḥ smaryate sukṛtāni vā |
kartavyaṃ me mahatkarma bhavadbhyāṃ svena tejasā || 17 ||
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yāvetau mama saṃvṛddhau vraje gopālakāv ubhau |
saṃkarṣaṇaśca kṛṣṇaśca bālāvapi jitaśramau || 18 ||
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etau raṅgagatau yuddhe yudhyamānau vanecarau |
nipātānantaraṃ śīghraṃ hantavyau nātra saṃśayaḥ || 19 ||
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bālāvimau capalakāvakriyāviti sarvathā |
nāvajñā tatra kartavyā kartavyo yatna eva hi || 20 ||
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tābhyāṃ yudhi nirastābhyāṃ gopābhyāṃ raṅgasaṃnidhau |
āyatāṃ ca tadātve ca śreyo mama bhaviṣyati || 21 ||
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nṛpateḥ snehasaṃyuktairvacobhirhṛṣṭamānasau |
ūcaturyuddhasaṃmattau mallau cāṇūramuṣṭikau || 22 ||
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yadyāvayāstau pramukhe sthāsyete gopakilbiṣau |
hatāvityavagantavyau pretarūpau tapasvinau || 23 ||
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yadi vā pratiyotsyete tāvariṣṭapariplutau |
āvābhyāṃ roṣayuktābhyāṃ pramukhasthau vanaukasau || 24 ||
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hatvā tau goṣu saṃvṛddhau dāsyāvastava bhūtalam || 24 ||
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vyapaitu te bhayaṃ rājannāvāṃ mallottamau mṛdhe || 24 ||
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ityuktvāspoṭanaṃ cakre mattamalladvayaṃ tathā || 24 ||
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siṃhanādaṃ ca taccakre bhūgolakavidārakam || 24 ||
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evaṃ vāgviṣamutsṛjya tāv ubhau mallapuṃgavau |
anujñātau narendreṇa svagṛhaṃ pratijagmatuḥ || 25 ||
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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 72

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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