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.

Chapter 116

janamejaya uvāca |
āsannaṃ viprakṛṣṭaṃ vā yadi kālaṃ na vidmahe |
tasmāddvāparavidhvaṃsād yugāntaṃ spṛhayāmyaham || 1 ||
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prāptā vayaṃ hi taṃ kālamanayā dharmatṛṣṇayā |
prāptā vayaṃ ca dharmaṃ svaṃ sukhamalpena karmaṇā || 2 ||
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prajāsamudvegakaraṃ yugāntaṃ samupasthitam |
tasmātsamudvegakare yugānte pratyupasthite |
pranaṣṭadharmaṃ dharmajña nimittairvaktumarhasi || 3 ||
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sūta uvāca |
pṛṣṭa evaṃ bhaviṣyasya gatiṃ tattvena cintayan |
evaṃ bhaviṣye tu gatiṃ yogenaiva vicintayan |
yugānte pūrvarūpāṇi bhagavānabravīttadā || 4 ||
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vyāsa uvāca |
arakṣitāro hartāro balibhāgasya pārthivāḥ |
yugānte prabhaviṣyanti svarakṣaṇaparāyaṇāḥ || 5 ||
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akṣatriyāśca rājāno viprāḥ śūdropajīvinaḥ |
śūdrāśca brāhmaṇācārā bhaviṣyanti yugakṣaye || 6 ||
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śūdrā dharmaṃ cariṣyanti yugānte janamejaya || 6 ||
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kāṇḍapṛṣṭhāḥ śrotriyāśca havīṃṣi bharatarṣabha |
ekapaṅktyāmaśiṣyanti yugānte janamejaya || 7 ||
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śilpavanto'nṛtaparāḥ narā madyāmiṣapriyāḥ |
paraṃ dharmaṃ haniṣyanti manuṣyā mandabuddhayaḥ |
bhāryāmitrā bhaviṣyanti yugānte janamejaya || 8 ||
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alpodakāstathā meghā alpasasyā ca medinī || 8 ||
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rājavṛtte sthitāścorā rākānaścoraśīlinaḥ |
bhṛtyā anirviṣṭabhujo bhaviṣyanti yugakṣaye || 9 ||
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dhanāni ślāghanīyāni satāṃ vṛttamapūjitam |
nāryaścāpi kariṣyanti kṛṣimeva kalau yuge |
akutsanā ca patite bhaviṣyati yugakṣaye || 10 ||
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aśāntāstāpasā nityaṃ bhaviṣyanti kalau yuge || 10 ||
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pranaṣṭacetanā martyā muktakeśā vicūlinaḥ |
unaṣoḍaśavarṣāśca prajāsyanti narāstadā || 11 ||
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aṭṭaśūlā janapadāḥ śivaśūlāścatuṣpathāḥ |
pramadāḥ keśaśūlāśca bhaviṣyanti yugakṣaye || 12 ||
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aṭṭamannamiti proktaṃ śūlo vikraya ucyate || 12 ||
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catuṣpathā brāhmaṇa iti śivo veda udāhṛtaḥ || 12 ||
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keśo bhaga iti khyāto rājannaivātra saṃśayaḥ || 12 ||
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sarve brahma vadiṣyanti sarve vājasaneyinaḥ |
śūdrā bhovādinaścaiva bhaviṣyanti yugakṣaye || 13 ||
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tapoyajñārthavedānāṃ vikretāro dvijātayaḥ |
ṛtavaśca bhaviṣyanti viparītā yugakṣaye || 14 ||
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śukladantājitākṣāśca muṇḍāḥ kāṣāyavāsasaḥ |
śūdrā dharmaṃ cariṣyanti śākyabuddhopajīvinaḥ || 15 ||
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śvāpadapracuratvaṃ ca gavāṃ caiva parikṣayaḥ |
svādūnāṃ vinivṛttiśca vidyādantagate yuge || 16 ||
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antyā madhye nivatsyanti madhyāścāntāvasāyinaḥ |
yathānimnaṃ prajāḥ sarvā gamiṣyanti yugakṣaye || 17 ||
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tathā dvihāyanā damyāstathā palvalakarṣakāḥ |
citravarṣī ca parjanyo yuge kṣīṇe bhaviṣyati || 18 ||
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sarve corakule jātāścorayānāḥ parasaram || 18 ||
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svalpenāḍhyā bhaviṣyanti yatkiṃcitprāpya durgatāḥ || 18 ||
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na te dharmaṃ cariṣyanti mānavā nirgate yuge |
ūṣarābahulā bhūmiḥ panthāno nagarāntarā |
sarve vāṇijakāścaiva bhaviṣyanti kalau yuge || 19 ||
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pitṛkṛtyāni deyāni vidhamantaḥ sutāstadā |
haraṇāya prapatsyante lobhānṛtavirodhitāḥ || 20 ||
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pitṛdattāni vittāni nighnantastanayāḥ sadā || 20 ||
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grahaṇāya pravartante lobhādanṛtavādinaḥ || 20 ||
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saukumārye tathā rūpe ratne copakṣayaṃ gate |
bhaviṣyanti yugasyānte nāryaḥ keśairalaṃkṛtāḥ || 21 ||
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nirvihārasya bhītasya gṛhasthasya bhaviṣyati |
yugānte samanuprāpte nānyā bhāryāsamā ratiḥ || 22 ||
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kuśīlānāryabhūyiṣṭhaṃ vṛthārūpasamāvṛtam |
puruṣālpaṃ bahustrīkaṃ tad yugāntasya lakṣaṇam || 23 ||
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bahuyācanakā lokā dāsyante ca parasparam |
avicārya grahīṣyanti dānaṃ varṇāntarāttathā |
rājacorādidaṇḍārto janaḥ kṣayamupaiṣyati || 24 ||
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sasyaniṣpattiraphalā taruṇā vṛddhaśīlinaḥ |
īhayāsukhino lokā bhaviṣyanti gate yuge || 25 ||
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varṣāsu vātāḥ puruṣā nīcāḥ śarkaravarṣiṇaḥ |
saṃdigdhaḥ paralokaśca bhaviṣyati yugakṣaye || 26 ||
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ātmanaśca durācārā brahmadūṣaṇatatparāḥ || 26 ||
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ātmānaṃ bahu manyante manyurevābhyayāddvijān || 26 ||
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vaiśyācārāśca rājanyā dhanadhānyopajīvinaḥ |
yugāpakramaṇe pūrvaṃ bhaviṣyanti dvijātayaḥ || 27 ||
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apravṛttāḥ prapatsyante samayāḥ śapathāstathā |
ṛṇaṃ ca vinayabhraṃśo yuge kṣīṇe bhaviṣyati || 28 ||
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bhaviṣyatyaphalo harṣaḥ krodhaśca saphalo nṛṇām |
ajāścaivopayokṣyante payaso'rthe yugakṣaye || 29 ||
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aśāstravihitā prajñā evameva bhaviṣyati |
aśāstraviduṣāṃ puṃsāmevameva svabhāvataḥ |
apramāṇaṃ kariṣyanti nītiṃ paṇḍitamāninaḥ |
śāstroktasyāpravaktāro bhaviṣyanti yugakṣaye || 30 ||
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sarvaḥ sarvaṃ vijānāti vṛddhānanupasevya ca |
na kaścidakavirnāma yugānte pratyupasthite || 31 ||
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na kṣatrāṇi niyokṣyanti vikarmasthā dvijātayaḥ |
coraprāyāśca rājāno yugānte pratyupasthite || 32 ||
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kuṇḍā vṛṣā naikṛtikāḥ surāpā brahmavādinaḥ |
aśvamedhena yakṣyanti yugānte janamejaya || 33 ||
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ayājyānyājayiṣyanti tathābhakṣyasya bhakṣiṇaḥ |
brāhmaṇā dhanatṛṣṇārtā yugānte samupasthite || 34 ||
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bhogārthamabhipatsyante na ca kaścitpaṭhiṣyati |
ekaśaṅkhāstathā nāryo gavedhukapinaddhakāḥ || 35 ||
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nakṣatrāṇi vihīnāni viparītā diśastathā |
saṃdhyārāgo'tha digdāho bhaviṣyatyapare yuge || 36 ||
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pitṝnputrā niyokṣyanti vadhvaḥ śvaśrūśca karmasu |
vākśaraistarjayiṣyanti gurūñchiṣyāstathaiva ca |
mukheṣu ca prayokṣyanti pramattāśca narāstadā |
viyoniṣu cariṣyanti pramadāsu narāstadā || 37 ||
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akṛtāgrāṇi bhokṣyanti narāścaivāgnihotriṇaḥ |
bhikṣāṃ balimadattvā ca bhokṣyanti puruṣāḥ svayam || 38 ||
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patīn suptānvañcayitvā gamiṣyanti striyo aṇyataḥ |
puruṣāśca prasuptāsu bhāryāsu ca parastriyam || 39 ||
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nāvyadhito nāpyarujo janaḥ sarvo'bhyasūyakaḥ |
na kṛtapratikartā ca kāle kṣīṇe bhaviṣyati || 40 ||
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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 116

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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