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 |
kasyacittvatha kālasya sabhāyāṃ yadusaṃsadi |
babhāṣe puṇḍarīkākṣo hetumadvākyamuttamam || 1 ||
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śrūyatāṃ yādavā vākyaṃ sarve cāvahitā mama || 1 ||
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yādavānāmiyaṃ bhūmirmathurā rāṣṭravardhanī |
vayaṃ caiveha saṃbhūtā vraje ca parivardhitāḥ || 2 ||
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tadidānīṃ gataṃ duḥkhaṃ śatravaṣ ca parājitāḥ |
nṛpeṣu janitaṃ vairaṃ jarāsaṃdhe ca vigrahaḥ || 3 ||
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vāhanāni ca naḥ santi pādātaṃ cāpyanantakam |
ratnāni ca vicitrāṇi mitrāṇi bahulāni ca || 4 ||
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iyaṃ ca māthurī bhūmiralpā gamyā parasya naḥ |
vṛddhiścāpi parāsmākaṃ balato mitratastathā || 5 ||
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kumārakoṭyo yāścemā gaṇāścaiva padātinām |
eṣāmapīha vasatāṃ saṃmardamupalakṣaye || 6 ||
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tanme na rocate hyatra nivāso yadupuṃgavāḥ |
purīṃ niveśayiṣyāmi mama tatkṣantumarhatha || 7 ||
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etad yadyanukūlaṃ vo mamābhiprāyajaṃ vacaḥ |
bhavāya bhavatāṃ kāle rocatāṃ yadusaṃsadi || 8 ||
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tamūcuryādavāḥ sarve hṛṣṭena manasā tadā |
sādhyatāṃ yadabhipretaṃ janasyāsya bhavāya ca || 9 ||
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tataḥ saṃmantrayāmāsurvṛṣṇayo mantramuttamam |
avadhyo'saukṛto'smākaṃ sumahacca riporbalam || 10 ||
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kṛtaḥ sainyakṣayaścāpi mahāniha narādhipaiḥ |
balāni ca sasainyāni hantuṃ varṣaśatairapi |
na śakṣyāmo hyatasteṣāmapayāne'bhavanmatiḥ || 11 ||
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etasminnantare rājā sa kālayavano mahān |
sainyena tadvidhenaiva mathurāmabhyupāgamat || 12 ||
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tato jarāsaṃdhabalaṃ durnivāryaṃ mahattadā |
te kālayavanaṃ caiva śrutvaivaṃ pratipedire || 13 ||
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etasminnantare caiva yadūnāṃ nandivardhanaḥ || 13 ||
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keśavaḥ punarevāha yādavān satyasaṃgarān |
adyaiva divasaḥ puṇyo niryāma sapadānugāḥ || 14 ||
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niścakramuste yadavaḥ sarve keśavaśāsanāt |
oghā iva samudrasya balaughaprativāraṇāḥ || 15 ||
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saṃgṛhya te kalatrāṇi vasudevapurogamāḥ |
susaṃnaddhairgajairmattai rathairaśvaiśca daṃśitaiḥ || 16 ||
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āhatya duṃdubhīn sarve sadhanajñātibāndhavāḥ |
niryayuryādavāḥ sarve mathurāmapahāya vai || 17 ||
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syandanaiḥ kāñcanāpīḍairmattaiśca varavāraṇaiḥ |
sṛtaplutaiśca turagaiḥ kaśāpārṣṇipracoditaiḥ || 18 ||
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svāni svāni balāgrāṇi śobhayantaḥ prakarṣiṇaḥ |
pratyaṅmukhā yayurhṛṣṭā vṛṣṇayo bharatarṣabha || 19 ||
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tato mukhyatamāḥ sarve yādavā raṇaśobhinaḥ |
anīkāgrāṇi karṣanto vāsudevapurogamāḥ || 20 ||
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te sma nānālatācitraṃ nārikelavanāyutam |
kīrṇaṃ nāgavanaiḥ kāntaiḥ ketakīṣaṇḍamaṇḍitam || 21 ||
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puṃnāgatālībahulaṃ drākṣāvanaghanaṃ kvacit |
susaṃnaddhairbalaistatra tadā nṛpavarottamāḥ |
anūpaṃ sindhurājasya prapeduryadupuṃgavāḥ || 22 ||
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te tatra ramaṇīyeṣu viṣayeṣu sakhapriyāḥ |
mumuduryādavāḥ sarve devāḥ svargagatā iva || 23 ||
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puravāstu vicinvan sa kṛṣṇastu paravīrahā |
dadarśa vipulaṃ deśaṃ sāgarānūpabhūṣitam || 24 ||
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vāhanānāṃ hitaṃ caiva sikatātāmramṛttikam |
puralakṣaṇasaṃpannaṃ kṛtāspadamiva śriyā || 25 ||
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sāgarānilasaṃvītaṃ sāgarāmbuniṣevitam |
viṣayaṃ sindhurājasya śobhitaṃ puralakṣaṇaiḥ || 26 ||
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tatra raivatako nāma parvato nātidūrataḥ |
mandarodāraśikharaḥ sarvato'bhivirājate || 27 ||
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tatraikalavyasaṃvāso droṇenādhyuṣitaściram |
babhūva puruṣopetaḥ sarvaratnasamākulaḥ || 28 ||
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vihārabhūmistatraiva tasya rājñaḥ sunirmitā |
nāmnā dvāravatī nāma svāyatāṣṭāpadopamā || 29 ||
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keśavasya matistatra puryarthe viniveśitā |
niveśaṃ tatra sainyānāṃ rocayanti sma yādavāḥ || 30 ||
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te raktasūrye divase tatra yādavapuṃgavāḥ |
niveśāya matiṃ cakruḥ kṛṣṇasyānumate sthitāḥ |
senāpālāśca saṃcakruḥ skandhāvāraniveśanam || 31 ||
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dhruvāya tatra nyavasatkeśavaḥ saha yādavaiḥ |
deśe puraniveśāya sa yadupravaro vibhuḥ || 32 ||
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tasyāstu vidhivannāma vāstūni ca gadāgrajaḥ |
nirmame puruṣaśreṣṭho manasā yādavottamaḥ || 33 ||
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evaṃ dvāravatīṃ caiva purīṃ prāpya sabāndhavāḥ |
sukhino nyavasan rājan svarge devagaṇā iva || 34 ||
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kṛṣṇo'pi kālayavanaṃ jñātvā keśiniṣūdanaḥ |
jarāsaṃdhabhayāccāpi purīṃ dvāravatīṃ yayau || 35 ||
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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 84

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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