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 118

sūta uvāca |
ityevamāśvāsayato rājānaṃ janamejayam |
atītānāgataṃ vākyamṛṣeḥ pariṣadā śrutam || 1 ||
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amṛtasyeva cāsvādaḥ prabhā candramaso yathā |
atarpayata tacchotraṃ maharṣervāṅmayo rasaḥ || 2 ||
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dharmārthakāmasaṃyuktaṃ karuṇaṃ vīraharṣaṇam |
ramaṇīyaṃ tadākhyānaṃ kṛtsnaṃ pariṣadā śrutam || 3 ||
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kecidaśrūṇi mumucuḥ śrutvā dadhyustathāpare |
itihāsaṃ tamṛṣiṇā pārāśaryeṇa darśitam || 4 ||
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atītānāgataṃ yadvai muninoktaṃ dvijarṣabha || 4 ||
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sadasyānto'bhyanujñāya kṛtvā cāpi pradakṣiṇam |
punardrakṣyāma ityuktvā jagāma bhagavānṛṣiḥ || 5 ||
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anujagmustataḥ sarve prayāntamṛṣisattamam |
loke pravadatāṃ śreṣṭhaṃ śiṣṭāḥ sarve tapodhanāḥ || 6 ||
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yāte bhagavati vyāse viprāḥ saha maharṣibhiḥ |
ṛtvijaḥ pārthivāścaiva pratijagmuryathāgatam || 7 ||
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pannagānāṃ sughorāṇāṃ kṛtvā tāṃ vairayātanām |
jagāma roṣamutsṛtya rājā viṣamivoragaḥ || 8 ||
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hotrāgnidīptaśirasaṃ paritrāya ca takṣakam |
āstīko'pyāśramapadaṃ jagāma ca mahāmuniḥ || 9 ||
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rājāpi hāstinapuraṃ praviveśa janāvṛtaḥ |
anvaśāsacca muditastadā pramuditāḥ prajāḥ || 10 ||
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kasyacittvatha kālasya sa rājā janamejayaḥ |
dīkṣito vājimedhāya vidhivadbhūridakṣiṇaḥ || 11 ||
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saṃjñaptamaśvaṃ tatrāsya devī kāśyā vapuṣṭamā |
saṃviveśopagamyātha vidhidṛṣṭena karmaṇā || 12 ||
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tāṃ tu sarvānavadyāṅgīṃ cakame vāsavastadā |
saṃjñaptamaśvaṃ āviśya tayā miśrībabhūva saḥ || 13 ||
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tasminvikāre janite viditvā tattvataśca tat |
asaṃjñapto'yamaśvaste dhvaṃsetyadhvaryumabravīt || 14 ||
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adhvaryurjñānasaṃpannastadindrasya viceṣṭitam |
kathayāmāsa rājarṣeḥ śaśāpa sa puraṃdaram || 15 ||
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janamejaya uvāca |
yadyasti me yajñaphalaṃ tapo vā rakṣataḥ prajāḥ |
phalena tena sarveṇa bravīmi śrūyatāmidam || 16 ||
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adyaprabhṛti devendramajitendriyamasthiram |
kṣatriyā vājimedhena na yakṣyantīti śaunaka || 17 ||
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ṛtvijaścābravītkruddhaḥ sa rājā janamejayaḥ |
daurbalyaṃ bhavatāmetad yadayaṃ dharṣitaḥ kratuḥ || 18 ||
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viṣaye me na vastavyaṃ dhvaṃsadhvaṃ saha bāndhavaiḥ |
ityuktāstatyajurviprāstaṃ nṛpaṃ jātamanyavaḥ || 19 ||
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amarṣādanvaśāsacca patnīśālāgatāḥ striyaḥ |
rājā paramadharmajñastadāsau janamejayaḥ |
asatīṃ vapuṣṭamāmetāṃ nirvāsayata me gṛhāt |
yayā me caraṇo mūrdhni bhasmareṇūṣitaḥ kṛtaḥ || 20 ||
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śauṇḍīryaṃ me'nayā bhagnaṃ yaśo mānaśca dūṣitaḥ |
naināṃ draṣṭumapīcchāmi parikliṣṭāmiva srajam || 21 ||
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na svādu so'śnāti naraḥ sukhaṃ svapiti vā rahaḥ |
anvāste yaḥ priyāṃ bhāryāṃ pareṇa mṛditāmiha || 22 ||
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punarnaivopabhuñjanti śvāvalīḍhaṃ haviryathā || 22 ||
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evamuccaiḥ prabhāṣantaṃ kruddhaṃ pārikṣitaṃ nṛpam |
gandharvarājaḥ provāca viśvāvasuridaṃ vācaḥ || 23 ||
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triyajñaśatayajvānaṃ vāsavastvāṃ na mṛṣyati |
na duṣyatīyaṃ patnī te vihiteyaṃ vapuṣṭamā || 24 ||
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rambhā nāmāpsarā devī kāśirājasutā matā |
saiṣā yoṣidvarā rājan ratnabhūtānubhūyatām || 25 ||
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yajñe vivaramāsādya vighnamindreṇa te kṛtam |
yajvā hyasi kuruśreṣṭha samṛddhyā vāsavopamaḥ || 26 ||
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bibhetyabhibhavācchakrastava kratuphalairnṛpa |
tasmādāvartitaścaiva kraturindreṇa te vibho || 27 ||
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māyaiṣā vāsaveneha prayuktā vighnamicchatā |
yajñe vivaramāsādya saṃjñaptaṃ dṛśya vājinam |
ratimindreṇa rambhāyāṃ manyase yāṃ vapuṣṭamām || 28 ||
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atha te guravaḥ śaptāstriyajñaśatayājinaḥ |
bhraṃśitastvaṃ ca viprāśca phalādindrasamādiha |
tvattaścaiva sudurdharṣāttriyajñaśatayājinaḥ || 29 ||
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bibheti hi sadā tvatto brāhmaṇebhyo'pi vāsavaḥ |
ekena vai tadubhayaṃ tīrṇaṃ śakreṇa māyayā || 30 ||
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sa eṣa sumahātejā vijigīṣuḥ puraṃdaraḥ |
kathamanyairanācīrṇaṃ napturdārānatikramet || 31 ||
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yathaiva hi parā buddhiḥ paro dharmaḥ paro damaḥ |
yathaiva paramaiśvaryaṃ kīrtiśca harivāhane |
tathaiva tava durdharṣa triyajñaśatayājinaḥ || 32 ||
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mā vāsavaṃ mā ca gurumātmāṇaṃ mā vapuṣtamām |
gaccha doṣeṇa kālo hi sarvathā duratikramaḥ || 33 ||
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aiśvaryeṇāśvamāviśya devendreṇābhiroṣitaḥ |
ānukūlyena devasya vartitavyaṃ sukhārthinā || 34 ||
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dustaraṃ pratikūlaṃ hi pratisrota ivāmbhasaḥ |
strīratnamupabhuṅkṣvemāmapāpāṃ vigatajvaraḥ || 35 ||
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apāpāstyajyamānā vai śapeyurapi yoṣitaḥ |
aduṣṭāstu striyo rājandivyāstu saviśeṣataḥ || 36 ||
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bhānoḥ prabhā śikhā vahnervedīhotre tathāhutiḥ |
parāmṛṣṭāpyasaṃraktā nopaduṣyanti yoṣitaḥ || 37 ||
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grāhyā lālayitavyāśca pūjyāśca satataṃ budhaiḥ |
śīlavatyo namaskāryāḥ pūjyāḥ striya iva striyaḥ || 38 ||
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sūta uvāca |
evaṃ sa viśvāvasunānunītaḥ prasādamāgamya vapuṣṭamāyām |
cakāra mithyāvyatiśaṅkitātmā śāntiṃ parāṃ tatra sa dharmajuṣṭām || 39 ||
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śramamabhivinivartya mānasaṃ sa samabhilaṣajjanamejayo yaśaḥ svam |
viṣayamanuśaśāsa dharmabuddhirmuditamanā ramayanvapuṣṭamāṃ tām || 40 ||
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na ca viramati viprapūjanānna ca vinivartati yajñaśīlanāt |
na ca viṣayaparirakṣaṇāccyuto'sau na ca parigarhati vapuṣṭamāṃ ca || 41 ||
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vidhivihitamaśakyamanyathā hi kartum yadṛṣiracintyatapāḥ purābravītsaḥ |
na ca tadaśakyamanyathā hi kartum |
iti narapatirātmavāṃstadāsau tadanuvicintya babhūva vītamanyuḥ || 42 ||
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iti nṛpatiradīnavikramastadanuvicintya babhūva nirvṛtaḥ || 42 ||
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idaṃ mahākāvyamṛṣermahātmanaḥ paṭhannṛṇāṃ pūjyatamo bhavennaraḥ |
prakṛṣṭamāyuḥ samavāpya durlabhaṃ labheta sarvajñaphalaṃ ca kevalam || 43 ||
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śatakratoḥ kalmaṣavipramokṣaṇaṃ paṭhanidaṃ mucyati kalmaṣānnaraḥ |
tathaiva kāmānvividhān samaśnute samāptakāmaśca cirāya nandati || 44 ||
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yathā hi puṣpaprabhavaṃ phalaṃ drumāttataḥ prajāyanti punaśca pādapāḥ |
tathā maharṣiprabhavā imā giraḥ pravardhayante tamṛṣiṃ pravartitāḥ || 45 ||
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putrānaputro labhate suvarcasaścyutaḥ punarvindati cātmanaḥ sthitim |
vyādhiṃ na cāpnoti ciraṃ ca bandhanaṃ kriyāṃ ca puṇyāṃ labhate guṇānvitaḥ || 46 ||
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patimupalabhate ca satsu kanyā śravaṇamupetya śubhā munestu vācaḥ |
janayati ca sutān guṇairupetān ripujanamardanavīryaśālinaśca || 47 ||
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vijayati vasudhāṃ ca kṣatravṛttirdhanamatulaṃ labhate dviṣajjayaṃ ca |
vipulamapi dhanaṃ labhecca vaiśyaḥ sugatimiyācchravaṇācca śūdrajātiḥ || 48 ||
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purāṇametaccaritaṃ mahātmanāmadhītya buddhiṃ labhate ca naiṣṭhikīm |
vihāya duḥkhāni vimuktasaṅgaḥ sa vītarāgo vicaredvasuṃdharām || 49 ||
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ityetadākhyānamudāhṛtaṃ vaḥ pratismaranto dvijamaṇḍaleṣu |
sthairyeṇa jātena punaḥ smarantaḥ sukhaṃ bhavanto vicarantu lokam || 50 ||
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iti caritamidaṃ mahātmanāmṛṣikṛtamadbhutavīryakarmaṇām |
kathitamidaṃ hi samāsavistaraiḥ kimaparamicchasi kiṃ bravīmi te || 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 118

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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