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.

Verse 92.1

वैशंपायन उवाच ।
निहत्य नरकं भौमं वासवोपमविक्रमः ।
वासवावरजो विष्णुर्ददर्श नरकालयम् ॥ १ ॥

vaiśaṃpāyana uvāca |
nihatya narakaṃ bhaumaṃ vāsavopamavikramaḥ |
vāsavāvarajo viṣṇurdadarśa narakālayam || 1 ||

The English translation of Harivamsa Verse 92.1 is contained in the book Harivamsa Purana in 3 Volumes by Shanti Lal Nagar. This book is available online or you could buy the latest edition:

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Glossary of Sanskrit terms

Note: This extracts Sanskrit terms and links to English definitions from the glossary, based on an experimental segmentation of verse (92.1). Some terms could be superfluous while some might not be mentioned. Click on the word to show English definitions.

Vaishampayana, Hatya, Naraka, Bhauma, Vasavopama, Vikrama, Vasavavaraja, Vishnu, Alaya,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Harivamsa Verse 92.1). If the system was successful in segmenting the sentence, you will see of which words it is made up of, generally consisting of Nouns, Pronouns, Verbs, Participles and Indeclinables. Click on the link to show all possible derivations of the word.

  • Line 1: “vaiśaṃpāyana uvāca
  • vaiśampāyana* -
  • vaiśampāyana (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • uvāca -
  • vac (verb class 2)
    [perfect active first single], [perfect active third single]
    vac (verb class 3)
    [perfect active first single], [perfect active third single]
  • Line 2: “nihatya narakaṃ bhaumaṃ vāsavopamavikramaḥ
  • ni -
  • ni (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    ni (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
    ni (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    (noun, masculine)
    [adverb]
    (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
    (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
  • hatya -
  • hatya (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    han -> hatya (absolutive)
    [absolutive from √han]
    han -> hatya (absolutive)
    [absolutive from √han]
  • narakam -
  • naraka (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    naraka (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
  • bhaumam -
  • bhauma (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    bhauma (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
  • vāsavopama -
  • vāsavopama (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    vāsavopama (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • vikramaḥ -
  • vikrama (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • Line 3: “vāsavāvarajo viṣṇurdadarśa narakālayam
  • vāsavāvarajo* -
  • vāsavāvaraja (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • viṣṇur -
  • viṣṇu (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
    viṣṇu (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • dadarśa -
  • dṛś (verb class 1)
    [perfect active first single], [perfect active third single]
  • narakā -
  • naraka (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    naraka (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • alayam -
  • alaya (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    alaya (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    alayā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
    lay (verb class 1)
    [imperfect active first single]

Other print editions:

Also see the following print editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Harivamsa Verse 92.1

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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Preview of verse 92.1 in Telugu sript:
వైశంపాయన ఉవాచ ।
నిహత్య నరకం భౌమం వాసవోపమవిక్రమః ।
వాసవావరజో విష్ణుర్దదర్శ నరకాలయమ్ ॥ ౧ ॥

Cover of Gujarati edition

Harivamsa Purana in Gujarati
by Gita Press, Gorakhpur (2017)

હરિવંશપુરાણ

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Preview of verse 92.1 in Gujarati sript:
વૈશંપાયન ઉવાચ ।
નિહત્ય નરકં ભૌમં વાસવોપમવિક્રમઃ ।
વાસવાવરજો વિષ્ણુર્દદર્શ નરકાલયમ્ ॥ ૧ ॥

Cover of edition (2021)

Harivansha Mahapurana (Kannada)
by Saraswati Prakashan, Belgaum (2021)

1568 pages

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Preview of verse 92.1 in Kannada sript:
ವೈಶಂಪಾಯನ ಉವಾಚ ।
ನಿಹತ್ಯ ನರಕಂ ಭೌಮಂ ವಾಸವೋಪಮವಿಕ್ರಮಃ ।
ವಾಸವಾವರಜೋ ವಿಷ್ಣುರ್ದದರ್ಶ ನರಕಾಲಯಮ್ ॥ ೧ ॥

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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