Harivamsha Purana

by Manmatha Nath Dutt | 1897 | 293,872 words | ISBN-10: 8178542188 | ISBN-13: 9788178542188

Summary: The English translation of the Harivamsa Purana which is an appendix (khila or parva) of the Mahabharata and narrates the lineage and life-story of Krishna (Hari), which starts with the account of the great clans named Vrishni and Andhaka. Although officially not mentioned as one of the Puranas, it is an epic story resembling such works including topics on creation, geology, time, ancient history and accounts of royal dynasties.

The Harivamsha of Veda Vyasa contains roughly 16,000 Sanskrit metrical verses (shlokas) and consists of three sections (Harivamsa-parva, Vishnu-parva and Bhavishya-parva). This edition is a prose English translation although it preservers the verse-numbers. It also includes an interwoven glossary.

Other titles include: Harivaṃśa (हरिवंश) or Harivansa.

Source: archive.org

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