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.

Chapter 115

śaunaka uvāca |
ukto'yaṃ harivaṃśaste parvāṇi nikhilāni ca |
yathā puroktāni tathā vyāsaśiṣyeṇa dhīmatā || 1 ||
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tatkathyamānamamṛtamitihāsasamanvitam |
prīṇātyasmānamṛtavatsarvapāpapraṇāśanam || 2 ||
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sukhaśravyatayā dhīra mano hlādayatīva naḥ || 2 ||
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janamejayastu nṛpatiḥ śrutvākhyānamanuttamam |
saute kimakarotpaścātsarpasatrādanantaram || 3 ||
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yadārabhata pārikṣittanme kathaya suvrata || 3 ||
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sūta uvāca |
janamejayastu nṛpatiḥ śrutvākhyānamanuttamam |
yadārabhattadākhyāsye sarpasatrādanantaram || 4 ||
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tasmin satre samāpte tu rājā pārikṣitastadā |
yaṣṭuṃ sa vājimedhena saṃbhārānupacakrame || 5 ||
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ṛtvikpurohitācāryānāhūyedamuvāca ha |
yakṣye'haṃ vājimedhena haya utsṛjyatāmiti || 6 ||
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tato'sya vijñāya cikīrṣitaṃ tadā kṛṣṇo mahātmā sahasājagāma |
pārikṣitaṃ draṣṭumadīnasattvam dvaipāyanaḥ sarvaparāvarajñaḥ || 7 ||
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pārikṣitastu nṛpatirdṛṣṭvā tamṛṣimāgatam |
arghyapādyāsanaṃ dattvā pūjayāmāsa śāstrataḥ || 8 ||
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tau copaviṣṭāvabhitaḥ sadasyāstasya śaunaka |
tatasteṣūpaviṣṭeṣu sadasyaiḥ saha śaunaka |
kathā bahuvidhāścitrāścakrāte vedasaṃhitāḥ || 9 ||
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tataḥ kathānte nṛpatiścodayāmāsa taṃ munim |
pitāmahaṃ pāṇḍavānāṃ ātmanaḥ prapitāmaham || 10 ||
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mahābhāratamākhyānaṃ bahvarthaṃ bahuvistaram |
nimeṣamātramiva me sukhaśravyatayā gatam || 11 ||
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vibhūtivistarakathaṃ sarveṣāṃ vai yaśaskaram |
tvayā tvabhihitaṃ brahmañchaṅkhe kṣīramivāhitam || 12 ||
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nāmṛtenāpi tṛptiḥ syād yathā svargasukhena vā |
tathā tṛptiṃ na gacchāmi śrutvemāṃ bhāratīṃ kathām || 13 ||
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anumānya tu sarvajñaṃ pṛcchāmi bhagavannaham |
hetuḥ kurūṇāṃ nāśasya rājasūyo mato mama || 14 ||
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duḥsahānāṃ yathā dhvaṃso rājanyānāmupaplavaḥ |
rājasūyaṃ tathā manye yuddhārthamupakalpitam || 15 ||
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rājasūyo hi somena śrūyate pūrvamāhṛtaḥ |
tasyānte sumahadyuddhamabhavattārakāmayam || 16 ||
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āhṛto varuṇenāpi tasyānte sumahākratoḥ |
devāsuramabhūd yuddhaṃ sarvabhūtakṣayāvaham || 17 ||
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hariścandrastu rājarṣiretaṃ kratumavāptavān |
tatrāpyāḍībakamabhūd yuddhaṃ kṣatravināśanam || 18 ||
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tato'nantaramāryeṇa pāṇḍavenāpi dustaraḥ |
mahābhāratasaṃhāraḥ saṃbhṛto'gniriva kratuḥ || 19 ||
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tasya mūlaṃ hi yuddhasya lokakṣayakarasya ha |
rājasūyo mahāyajñaḥ kimarthaṃ na nivāritaḥ || 20 ||
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rājasūye hyasaṃhārye yajñāṅgaiśca durāsadaiḥ |
mithyāpraṇīte yajñāṅge prajānāṃ saṃkṣayo dhruvaḥ || 21 ||
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bhavānapi ca sarveṣāṃ pūrveṣāṃ naḥ pitāmahaḥ |
atītānāgatajñaśca nāthaścādikaraśca naḥ || 22 ||
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te kathaṃ bhagavannetrā buddhimantaścyutā nayāt |
anāthā hyaparādhyante kunetāraśca mānavāḥ || 23 ||
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vyāsa uvāca |
kālenādya parītāste tava vatsa pitāmahāḥ |
na māṃ bhaviṣyaṃ papracchurna cāpṛṣṭo bravīmyaham || 24 ||
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niḥsāmarthyaṃ ca paśyāmi bhaviṣyasya nivedanam |
parihartuṃ na śakṣyāmi kālaniṣṭhāṃ hi tāṃ gatim || 25 ||
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tvayā tvidamahaṃ pṛṣṭo vakṣyāmyāgantu bhāvi yat |
ataśca balavān kālaḥ śrutvāpi na kariṣyasi || 26 ||
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na saṃrambhānna cārambhānna vai sthāsyasi pauruṣe |
lekhā hi kālalikhitā veleva duratikramāḥ || 27 ||
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aśvamedhaḥ kratuḥ śreṣṭhaḥ kṣatriyāṇāṃ pariśrutaḥ |
tena bhāvena te yajñaṃ vāsavo dharṣayiṣyati || 28 ||
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yadi tacchakyate rājanparihartuṃ kathaṃcana |
daivaṃ puruṣakāreṇa mā yajethāśca taṃ kratum || 29 ||
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na cāparādhaḥ śakrasya nopadhyāyagaṇasya te |
tava vā yajamānasya kālo'tra parameśvaraḥ || 30 ||
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tasya saṃsthāpanamidaṃ kālasya vaśavarti vai |
tatpraṇeyaṃ nibodhasya trailokyaṃ sacarācaram || 31 ||
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yathā yaṣṭā nṛpaḥ svargaṃ gamiṣyati yugakṣaye |
tathā yajñaphalānāṃ ca vikretāro dvijātayaḥ || 32 ||
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janamejaya uvāca |
nivṛttāvaśvamedhasya kiṃ nimittaṃ bhaviṣyati |
śrutvā parihariṣyāmi bhagavanyadi śakyate || 33 ||
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vyāsa uvāca |
nimittaṃ bhavitā tatra brahmakopakṛtaṃ prabho |
yatasva parihartuṃ tadityetadbhadramastu te || 34 ||
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tvayā dhṛtaḥ kratuścaiva vājimedhaḥ paraṃtapa |
kṣatriyā nāhariṣyanti yāvadbhūmirdhariṣyati || 35 ||
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janamejaya uvāca |
nivṛttāvaśvamedhasya vipraśāpāgnitejasā |
ahaṃ nimittaṃ iti cedbhayaṃ tīvraṃ ca jāyate || 36 ||
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kathaṃ hyakīrttyā saṃyuktaḥ sukṛtī madvidho janaḥ |
lokānutsahate gantuṃ khaṃ sapāśa iva dvijaḥ || 37 ||
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yathā hyanāgatamidam dṛṣṭamatra praṇāśanam |
yajñasya punarāvṛttiryadyastyāśvāsayasva mām || 38 ||
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vyāsa uvāca |
upāttayajño devebhyo brāhmaṇeṣu nivatsyati |
vihito yajña eṣo'tra devaiśca brāhmaṇairapi |
tejasābhyāhṛtaṃ tejastejasyevāvatiṣṭhate || 39 ||
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audbhido bhavitā kaścitsenānīḥ kāśyapo dvijaḥ |
aśvamedhaṃ kaliyuge punaḥ pratyāhariṣyati || 40 ||
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tadyuge tatkulīnaśca rājasūyamapi kratum |
āhariṣyati rājendra śvetagrahamivāntakaḥ || 41 ||
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yathābalaṃ manuṣyāṇāṃ kartṝṇāṃ dāsyate phalam |
yugāntadvāramṛṣibhiḥ saṃvṛtaṃ vicariṣyati || 42 ||
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tadāprabhṛti hāsyante nṛṇāṃ prāṇāḥ purākṛtīḥ |
vinivartiṣyate loke vṛttānte vṛttimatsvapi || 43 ||
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tadā sūkṣmo mahodarko dustaro dānamūlavān |
cāturāśramyaśithilo dharmaḥ pravicaliṣyati || 44 ||
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tadā hyalpena tapasā siddhiṃ yāsyanti mānavāḥ |
dhanyā dharmaṃ cariṣyanti yugāmte janamejaya || 45 ||
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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 115

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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