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 |
tato yuddhāni vṛṣṇīnāṃ babhūva sumahāntyatha |
māgadhasya mahāmātyairnṛpaiścaivānuyāyibhiḥ || 1 ||
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dvaṃdvayuddhaṃ samabhavatsenayorubhayostadā || 1 ||
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rukmiṇā vāsudevasya bhīṣmakasyāhukena ca |
krāthasya vasudevena kauśikasya ca babhruṇā |
gadena cedirājasya dantavaktrasya śaṃbhunā || 2 ||
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vindānuvindāvāvantyau yuyudhānena saṃgatau || 2 ||
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ekalavyo mahārāja pradyumnenātha saṃgataḥ || 2 ||
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tathānyairvṛṣṇivīrāṇāṃ nṛpāṇāṃ ca mahātmanām |
yuddhamāsīddhi sainyānāṃ sainikairbharatarṣabha || 3 ||
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ahāni pañca caikaṃ ca ṣaṭ saptāṣṭau ca dāruṇam || 3 ||
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gajairgajā hayairaśvāḥ padātāśca padātibhiḥ |
rathā rathairvimiśraiśca yodhā yuyudhire nṛpa || 4 ||
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jarāsaṃdhasya rajñastu rāmeṇāsītsamāgamaḥ |
mahendrasyeva vṛtreṇa dāruṇo lomaharṣaṇaḥ || 5 ||
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avekṣya rukmiṇīṃ kṛṣṇo rukmiṇaṃ na vyapothayat || 5 ||
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jvalanārkāṃśusaṃkāśānāśīviṣaviṣopamān || 5 ||
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vārayāmāsa kṛṣṇo vai śarāṃstasya tu śikṣayā || 5 ||
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anyeṣāṃ sumahānāsīdbalaughānāṃ parikṣayaḥ |
ubhayoḥ senayo rājanmāṃsaśoṇitakardamaḥ || 6 ||
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kabandhāni samuttasthuḥ subahūni samantataḥ |
piśācā rākṣasāścaiva māṃsaśoṇitalālasāḥ |
tasminvimarde yodhānāṃ saṃkhyāvyaktirna vidyate || 7 ||
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rathī rāmo jarāsaṃdhaṃ śarairāśīviṣopamaiḥ |
āvṛnvannabhyayādvīrastaṃ ca rājā sa māgadhaḥ || 8 ||
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abhyavartata vegena syandanenāśugāminā || 8 ||
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anyonyaṃ vividhairastrairvidhvā vidhvā vinedatuḥ || 8 ||
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tau kṣīnaśastrau virathau hatāśvau hatasārathī |
gade gṛhītvā vikrāntāvanyonyamabhidhāvatām || 9 ||
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kampayantau bhuvaṃ vīrau tāv udyatamahāgadau |
dadṛśāte mahātmānau girī saśikharāv ubhau || 10 ||
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vyupāramanta yuddhāni prekṣantau puruṣarṣabhau |
saṃrabdhāvabhidhāvantau gadāyuddheṣu viśrutau || 11 ||
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ubhau tau paramācāryau loke khyātau mahābalau |
mattāviva gajau yuddhe anyonyamabhidhāvatām || 12 ||
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tato devāḥ sagandharvāḥ siddhāśca paramarṣayaḥ |
samantataścāpsarasaḥ samājagmuḥ sahasraśaḥ || 13 ||
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pitāmahaśca bhagavānyuddhaṃ draṣṭuṃ samāgataḥ || 13 ||
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taddevayakṣagandharva maharṣibhiralaṃkṛtam |
śuśubhe'bhyadhikaṃ rājandivaṃ jyotirgaṇairiva || 14 ||
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abhidudrāva rāmaṃ tu jarāsaṃdho mahābalaḥ |
savyaṃ maṇḍalamāvṛtya baladevastu dakṣiṇam || 15 ||
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tau prajahruranyonyaṃ gadāyuddhaviśāradau |
dantābhyāmiva mātaṅgau nādayantau diśo daśa || 16 ||
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gadānipāto rāmasya śuśruve'śaninisvanaḥ |
jarāsaṃdhasya caraṇe parvatasyeva dīryataḥ || 17 ||
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na sma kampayate rāmaṃ jarāsaṃdhakaracyutā |
gadā gadābhṛtāṃ śreṣṭhaṃ vindhyaṃ girimivācalam || 18 ||
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rāmasya tu gadāvegaṃ vīryātsa magadheśvaraḥ |
sehe dhairyeṇa mahatā śikṣayā ca vyapohayat || 19 ||
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evaṃ tau tatra saṃgrāme vicarantau mahābalau || 19 ||
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maṇḍalāni vicitrāṇi viceraturariṃdamau || 19 ||
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vyāyacchantau ciraṃ kālaṃ pariśrāntau ca tasthatuḥ || 19 ||
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samāśvāsya muhūrtaṃ tu punaranyonyamāhatām || 19 ||
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evaṃ tau yodhamukhyau tu samaṃ yuyudhatuściram || 19 ||
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na ca tau yuddhavaimukhyamubhāveva prajagmatuḥ || 19 ||
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athāpaśyadgadāyuddhe viśeṣaṃ tasya vīryavān || 19 ||
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rāmaḥ kruddho gadāṃ tyaktvā jagrāha musalottamam || 19 ||
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tamudyataṃ tadā dṛṣṭvā musalaṃ ghoradarśanam || 19 ||
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amoghaṃ baladevena kruddhena tu mahāraṇe || 19 ||
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kruddho'tha rāmabhadrastu gadayā taṃ jagāma ha || 19 ||
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jarāsaṃdho'tha gadayā balabhadraṃ samāhanat || 19 ||
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prathamastvatha rāmeṇa gadāpādaḥ samādade || 19 ||
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dvitīyo magadhendreṇa tṛtīyaṃ tu halāyudhaḥ || 19 ||
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caturthaṃ tu jarāsaṃdhaḥ pañcamaṃ tu yadūdvahaḥ || 19 ||
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tayoḥ pādaprahāraśca cālayāmāsa medinīm || 19 ||
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tato devāḥ sagandharvā yakṣāśca paramarṣayaḥ || 19 ||
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bhītāḥ svastīti caivāhurlokānāṃ brahmaṇaśca ha || 19 ||
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tataḥ kruddho jarāputrastāḍayāmāsa vakṣasi || 19 ||
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śoṇitaṃ codvaman rāmaḥ śramaṃ ca samavāpa ha || 19 ||
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viśramya bhūmau kiṃcittu punarutthāya yādavaḥ || 19 ||
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āhatya gadayā mūrdhni siṃhanādaṃ samānadat || 19 ||
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papāta ca mahīṃ vīro gatāsuriva niḥśvasan || 19 ||
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hato hato jarāsaṃdha ityūcuryādaveśvarāḥ || 19 ||
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saṃjñāṃ ca pratilabhyāśu jarāsaṃdhaḥ pratāpavān || 19 ||
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gadayā ca samājaghne vakṣasyeva halāyudham || 19 ||
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mūrcchāṃ caiva samāpede saṃjñāṃ ca pratilabdhavān || 19 ||
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tato rudhirarāśistu babhau jalamivodgataḥ || 19 ||
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gadājarjarasarvāṅgau rejatuḥ kiṃśukāviva || 19 ||
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samādīptau tu rājendra virathau vidhanurdharau || 19 ||
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gadāhatau mahāvīrau kevalau yuddharaṅginau || 19 ||
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śuśubhāte gadāhastau parasparavadhaiṣiṇau || 19 ||
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dvāveva mṛtyū rājendra saṃgatāviva śobhitau || 19 ||
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tataḥ kruddho haladharaśchettumaicchajjarāsutam || 19 ||
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ūrū ca pothayāmāsa gadayā rājasaṃsadi || 19 ||
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ūrvo raktaṃ samāpede majjā samabhavattataḥ || 19 ||
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tato halī jarāsaṃdhaṃ śiraśchettumudaikṣata || 19 ||
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tato'ntarikṣe vāgāsītsusvarā lokasākṣiṇī |
uvāca baladevaṃ taṃ samudyatahalāyudham |
na tvayā rāma vadhyo'yamalaṃ khedena mādhava || 20 ||
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vihito'sya mayā mṛtyustasmātsādhu vyupārama |
acireṇaiva kālena prāṇāṃstyakṣyati māgadhaḥ || 21 ||
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jarāsaṃdhastu tacchrutvā vimanāḥ samapadyata |
na prajahre tatastasmai punareva halāyudhaḥ |
tau vyupāramatāṃ caiva vṛṣṇayaste ca pārthivāḥ || 22 ||
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prasaktamabhavad yuddhaṃ teṣāmeva mahātmanām |
dīrghakālaṃ mahārāja nighnatāmitaretarām || 23 ||
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te sarve nirjitā rājan kṛṣṇena ripughātinā || 23 ||
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jarāsaṃdhena sahitā viprajagmuryathāgatam || 23 ||
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parājite tvapakrānte jarāsaṃdhe mahīpatau |
astaṃ yāte dinakare nānusasrustadā niśi || 24 ||
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vṛṣṇayaśca mahābhāgāḥ kṛṣṇasaṃkarṣaṇāśrayāḥ || 24 ||
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samānīya svasainyaṃ tu labdhalakṣyā mahābalāḥ |
purīṃ praviviśurhṛṣṭāḥ keśavenābhipūjitāḥ || 25 ||
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khāccyutānyāyudhānyeva tānyevāntardadhustadā || 25 ||
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jarāsaṃdho'pi nṛpatirvimanāḥ svapuraṃ yayau || 25 ||
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rājānaścānugā ye'sya svarāṣṭrāṇyeva te yayuḥ || 25 ||
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jarāsaṃdhaṃ tu te jitvā manyante naiva taṃ jitam |
vṛṣṇayaḥ kuruśārdūla rājā hyatibalaḥ sa vai || 26 ||
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ko nāma hi jarāsaṃdhaṃ raṇe jetuṃ mahīpatiḥ || 26 ||
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śaknuyāl lokavikhyātaḥ sākṣādapi śatakratuḥ || 26 ||
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daśa cāṣṭau ca saṃgrāmāñjarāsaṃdhasya yādavāḥ |
dadurna cainaṃ samare hantuṃ śekurmahārathāḥ || 27 ||
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kṛṣṇastu samare rājañchaktimānapi māgadham || 27 ||
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anyo mṛtyuriti jñātvā na ca hiṃsitavānprabhuḥ || 27 ||
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akṣauhiṇyo hi tasyāsanviṃśatirbharatarṣabha |
jarāsaṃdhasya nṛpatestadarthaṃ yāḥ samāgatāḥ || 28 ||
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alpatvādabhibhūtāstu vṛṣṇayo bharatarṣabha |
bārhadrathena rājendra rājabhiḥ sahitena vai || 29 ||
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bhūyaḥ kṛtvodyamaṃ prāyād yādavān kṛṣṇapālitān || 29 ||
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jitvā tu māgadhaṃ saṃkhye jarāsaṃdhaṃ mahīpatim |
viharanti sma sukhino vṛṣṇisiṃhā mahārathāḥ || 30 ||
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ojastejo balaṃ dhīrdhṛtiriti mahimā śrīryaśo rūpamājñā || 30 ||
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vīryaṃ cetyevamādīnparamaguṇagaṇānye smaranto labhante || 30 ||
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yadbhaktānāṃ yamājñāpyakhilajanamanaḥkṣobhaṇī naiti pārśvaṃ || 30 ||
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cetastvaṃ tasya śaśvaccaraṇakamalayorbhṛṅgatāṃ yāhi viṣṇoḥ || 30 ||
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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 82

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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