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 117

janamejaya uvāca |
eṣaṃ vilulite loke manuṣyāḥ kena pālitāḥ |
nivatsyanti kimācārāḥ kimāhāravihāriṇaḥ || 1 ||
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kiṃkarmāṇaḥ kimīhantaḥ kiṃpramāṇāḥ kimāyuṣaḥ |
kāṃ ca kāṣṭhāṃ samāsādya prapatsyanti kṛtaṃ yugam || 2 ||
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vyāsa uvāca |
ata ūrdhvaṃ cyute dharme guṇahīnāḥ prajāstataḥ |
śīlavyasanamāsādya prāpsyante hrāsamāyuṣaḥ || 3 ||
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āyurhārnyā balaglānirbalaglānyā vivarṇatā |
vaivarṇyādvyādhisaṃpīḍā nirvedo vyādhipīḍanāt || 4 ||
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nirvedādātmasaṃbodhaḥ saṃbodhāddharmaśīlatā |
evaṃ gatvā parāṃ kāṣṭhāṃ prapatsyanti kṛtaṃ yugam || 5 ||
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uddeśato dharmaśīlāḥ kecinmadhyasthatāṃ gatāḥ |
vimarśaśīlāḥ kecittu hetuvādakutūhalāḥ || 6 ||
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pratyakṣamanumānaṃ ca pramāṇamiti niścitāḥ |
pramāṇaṃ kiṃ kariṣyati neti paṇḍitamāninaḥ |
apramāṇaṃ kariṣyanti vedoktamapare janāḥ || 7 ||
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tadā mukhabhagāścaiva bhaviṣyanti striyo'parāḥ || 7 ||
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nāstikyaparamāścāpi keciddharmavilopakāḥ |
bhaviṣyanti narā mūḍhā mandāḥ paṇḍitamāninaḥ || 8 ||
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tadātvamātraśraddheyāḥ śāstrajñānavimūrchitāḥ |
dāmbhikāste bhaviṣyanti vādaśīlaparāyaṇāḥ || 9 ||
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tadā vicalite dharme janāḥ śeṣapuraskṛtāḥ |
śubhānyevācariṣyanti dānasatyasamanvitāḥ || 10 ||
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sarvabhakṣo hyasaṃgupto nirguṇo nirapatrapaḥ |
bhaviṣyati tadā lokastatkaṣāyasya lakṣaṇam || 11 ||
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viprāṇāṃ śāśvatīṃ vṛttiṃ yadā varṇāvaro janaḥ |
abhipatsyati vṛttyarthaṃ tatkaṣāyasya lakṣaṇam || 12 ||
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kaṣāyopaplave kāle jñānavidyāpraṇāśane |
siddhimalpena kālena yāsyanti nirupaskṛtāḥ || 13 ||
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mahāyuddhaṃ mahānādaṃ mahāvarṣaṃ mahābhayam |
bhaviṣyati yuge kṣīṇe tatkaṣāyasya lakṣaṇam || 14 ||
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viprarūpāṇi rakṣāṃsi rājānaḥ karṇavedinaḥ |
cariṣyanti vasuṃdharāṃ |
pranaṣṭavarṇadharmāśca |
pṛthivīmupabhokṣyanti yugānte pratyupasthite || 15 ||
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niḥsvādhyāyavaṣaṭkārā munayaścābhimāninaḥ |
kravyādā brahmarūpeṇa sarvabhakṣā vṛthāvratāḥ || 16 ||
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mūrkhāḥ svārthaparā lubdhāḥ kṣudrāḥ kṣudraparicchadāḥ |
vyavāhāropavṛttāśca cyutā dharmācca śāśvatāt || 17 ||
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hartāraḥ pararatnānāṃ paradārapradharṣakāḥ |
kāmātmāno durātmānaḥ sopadhāḥ priyasāhasāḥ || 18 ||
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teṣu prabhavamāneṣu tulyaśīleṣu sarvataḥ |
abhāvino bhaviṣyanti munayo bahurūpiṇaḥ || 19 ||
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utpannā ye kṛtayuge pradhānapuruṣāśrayāḥ |
kathāyogena tān sarvānpūjayiṣyanti mānavāḥ || 20 ||
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sasyacorā bhaviṣyanti tathā cailāpahāriṇaḥ |
bhakṣyabhojyaharāścaiva bhāṇḍānāṃ caiva hāriṇaḥ || 21 ||
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corāścorasya hartāro hantā harturbhaviṣyati |
corāścorakṣaye cāpi kṛte kṣemaṃ bhaviṣyati || 22 ||
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niḥsāre kṣubhite loke niṣkriye vyantare sthite |
narāḥ śrayiṣyanti vanaṃ karabhāraprapīḍitāḥ || 23 ||
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pitṝnājñāpayiṣyanti putrāḥ karmāṇi sarvaśaḥ || 23 ||
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snuṣāḥ śvaśrūstathā caiva yugānte paryupasthite || 23 ||
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vākśaraistarjayiṣyanti gurūñchiṣyāḥ samantataḥ || 23 ||
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yajñakarmaṇyuparate rakṣāṃsi śvāpadāni ca |
koṭimūṣakasarpāśca dharṣayiṣyanti mānavān || 24 ||
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kṣemaṃ subhikṣamārogyaṃ sāmagryamatha bandhubhiḥ |
uddeśena naraśreṣṭha bhaviṣyanti yugakṣaye || 25 ||
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svayaṃpālāḥ svayaṃcorā yugasaṃbhārasaṃbhṛtāḥ |
maṇḍalaiḥ prabhaviṣyanti deśe deśe pṛthakpṛthak || 26 ||
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svadeśebhyaḥ paribhraṣṭā niḥsārāḥ saha bandhubhiḥ |
narāstadā bhaviṣyanti sarve kālapratīkṣiṇaḥ || 27 ||
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tadā skandhe samādāya kumārānpradrutā bhayāt |
kauśikīṃ saṃśrayiṣyanti narāḥ kṣudbhayapīḍitāḥ || 28 ||
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pracariṣyanti durbhikṣa vyādhibhiḥ paripīḍitāḥ || 28 ||
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aṅgānvaṅgān kaliṅgāṃśca kāśmīrānatha mekalān |
ṛṣikāntagiridroṇīḥ saṃśrayiṣyanti mānavāḥ || 29 ||
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kṛtsnaṃ ca himavatpārśvaṃ kūlaṃ ca lavaṇāmbhasaḥ |
araṇyāni ca vatsyanti narā mlecchagaṇaiḥ saha || 30 ||
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naiva śūnyā na cāśūnyā bhaviṣyati vasuṃdharā |
goptāraścāpyagoptāraḥ prabhaviṣyanti śāsinaḥ || 31 ||
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mṛgairmatsyairvihaṃgaiśca śvāpadaiḥ sarvakīṭakaiḥ |
mṛgamatsyavihaṃgaiśca kīṭaśvāpadavaṃgamaiḥ |
madhuśākaphalairmūlairvartayiṣyanti mānavāḥ || 32 ||
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cīraṃ parṇaṃ ca vividhaṃ valkalānyajināni ca |
svayaṃ kṛtvā nivatsyanti yathā munijanāstathā || 33 ||
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bījānāmākṛtiṃ nimneṣvīhante kāṣṭhaśaṅkubhiḥ |
ajaiḍakaṃ kharoṣṭraṃ ca pālayiṣyanti yatnataḥ || 34 ||
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nadīsrotāṃsi rotsyanti toyārthaṃ kūlamāśritāḥ |
pakvānnavyavahāreṇa vipaṇantaḥ parasparam || 35 ||
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tanūruhairyathājātaiḥ samalāntarasaṃvṛtaiḥ |
bahvapatyāḥ prajāhīnāḥ krūrā lakṣaṇavarjitāḥ || 36 ||
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evaṃ bhaviṣyanti tadā manuṣyāḥ kālakāritāḥ |
hīnādd hīnaṃ tadā dharmaṃ prajā samanuvartsyati || 37 ||
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āyustatra ca martyānāṃ paraṃ triṃśadbhaviṣyati |
durbalā viṣayaglānā rajasā samabhiplutāḥ || 38 ||
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bhaviṣyati tadā teṣāṃ rogairindriyasaṃkṣayaḥ |
āyuḥprakṣayasaṃrodhādd hiṃsā coparamiṣyati || 39 ||
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evaṃ viplāvite loke pīḍitāḥ saṃkṣaye kāle || 39 ||
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jñāninaste bhaviṣyanti pīḍayā viphalodyamāḥ || 39 ||
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śuśrūṣavo bhaviṣyanti sādhūnāṃ darśane ratāḥ |
satyaṃ cāpi prapatsyanti vyavahārāpaśaṅkayā || 40 ||
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bhaviṣyanti ca kāmānāmalābhāddharmaśīlinaḥ |
kariṣyanti ca saṃkocaṃ svapakṣakṣayapīḍitāḥ || 41 ||
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evaṃ śuśrūṣavo dāne satye prāṇābhirakṣaṇe |
catuṣpādapravṛttaṃ ca dharmamāpsyanti mānavāḥ || 42 ||
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tesāṃ dharmābhimānānāṃ guṇeṣu parivartatām |
svādu kiṃ nviti vijñāya dharma eva svadiṣyati || 43 ||
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yathā hāniḥ kramaprāptā tathā vṛddhiḥ kramāgatā |
yadā hānirbhaviṣyati kaleḥ sarvāṇi bhūpate |
pragṛhīte tato dharme prapatsyanti kṛtaṃ punaḥ || 44 ||
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sādhuvṛttiḥ kṛtayuge kaṣāye hānirucyate |
eka eva tu kālaḥ sa hīnavarṇo yathā śaśī || 45 ||
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channo hi tamasā somo yathā kaliyuge tathā |
pūrṇaśca tapasā hīno yathā kaliyuge tathā || 46 ||
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arthavādaparo dharmo vedārtha iti tu viduḥ |
anirṇiktamavijñātaṃ dāyādyamiva dhāryate || 47 ||
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iṣṭaṃ dānaṃ tapo nāma brahmacaryaṃ supūjitam |
guṇaiḥ karmābhinirvṛttirguṇāstathyena karmaṇā || 48 ||
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āśīstu puruṣaṃ dṛṣṭvā deśakālānuvartinī |
yuge yuge yathākālamṛṣibhiḥ samudāhṛtā || 49 ||
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iha dharmārthakāmānāṃ vedānāṃ ca pratikriyā |
āśiṣaśca śubhāḥ puṇyāstathaivāyuryuge yuge || 50 ||
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bhaviṣyanti mahārāja narā bahvāyuṣastadā || 50 ||
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yathā yugānāṃ parivartanāni cirapravṛttāni vidhisvabhāvāt |
kṣaṇaṃ na saṃtiṣṭhati jīvalokaḥ kṣayodayābhyāṃ parivartamānaḥ || 51 ||
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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 117

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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