Harivamsa Purana (Volume Three) - Transliterated Text with English Translation

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Harivamsa and Mahabharata are complementary to each other. Harivamsa especially describes the pastimes of the Supreme Lord that took place after the battle at Kuruksetra, including His pastimes of disappearance. Harivamsa is considered to be a supplement of Mahabharata.

It is divided into three parts- Harivamsa-parva, Visnu-parva and Bhavisya-parva. Harivamsa-parva has fifty-five chapters, Visnu-parva has one hundred twenty-eight chapters and Bhavisya-parva has one hundred thirty-five chapters. Harivamsa consists of about sixteen thousand verses.

Harivamsa was first recited by the great sage, Vaisampayana, to King Janmejaya. In that assembly, Ugrasrava or Sauti was also present. Later on, by the request of the sages at Naimisaranya, headed by Saunaka, Sauti again recited it.

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Many Gaudiya-vaisnava acaryas have quoted evidence from Harivamsa in their writings. There is no doubt that the readers of this book will find it both interesting and beneficial for their cultivation of Krsna consciousness.

yad vajapeyena tu rajasuyad
drstarh phalam hasti-rathena canyat
tal-labhyate vyasa-vacah pramanam
gitam ca valmiki-maharsina ca

The great sages, Valmiki and Vyasadeva, have said that the piety one gains by performing the Vajapeya and Rajasuya sacrifices, and by giving away chariots drawn by elephants, can be attained by giving Harivamsa in charity.

 

-Sri Harivamsa, Harivamsa Parva 6

For one who hears the topics of Harivamsa, which was spoken by Srila Vyasadeva, and which is incomparable, auspicious, pure, the destroyer of sinful reactions and most beneficial-what is the need to take a holy bath in the sacred water at Puskara?

 

-Sri Harivamsa, Harivamsa Parva 2

The great sage, Vyasadeva, has said that the piety one achieves by performing one hundred horse-sacrifices, which enables one to establish four thousand food distribution centers serving an inexhaustible quantity of food, and rewards one with the position of Indra, is achieved simply by giving this most sacred literature, Harivamsa, in charity.

 

-Sri Harivamsa, Harivamsa Parva 5

 

CONTENTS

 

CHAPTER ONE  
Narada Informs Kamsa about his Imminent Danger 1
CHAPTER TWO  
Kamsa Attempts to Kill Devaki's Embryo 11
CHAPTER THREE  
The Glories of Narayani Devi 27
CHAPTER FOUR  
Kamsa Kills the Sons of Devaki 37
CHAPTER FIVE  
Vasudeva Advises Nanda to Reside at Vraja 55
CHAPTER SIX  
The Killing of Sakatasura and Putana 65
CHAPTER SEVEN  
The Uprooting of the Yamala-arjuna Trees 75
CHAPTER EIGHT  
Krsna's Childhood Pastimes 85
CHAPTER NINE  
The Vrajavasis Move from Gokula to Vrndavana 95
CHAPTER TEN  
A Description of the Rainy Season 105
CHAPTER ELEVEN  
A Description of Krsna's beauty 117
CHAPTER TWELVE  
Krsna Chastises Kaliya 133
CHAPTER THIRTEEN  
Balarama kills Dhenukasura 147
CHAPTER FIFTEEN  
Krsna Inquires about the Sacrifice to Please Indra 171
CHAPTER SIXTEEN  
Krsna Proposes the Worship of Goverdhana Hill
instead of an Indra sacrifice
177
CHAPTER SEVENTEEN  
The Cowherd Men Accept Krsna's Proposal and
Worship Goverdhana Hill
191
CHAPTER EIGHTEEN  
Indra Sends Devastating rainfall to Vrndavana
Krsna lifts Goverdhana Hill
203
CHAPTER NINETEEN  
Indra Offers Prayers to Krsna and Performs the Abhiseka 221
CHAPTER TWENTY  
Conversation Between the Cowherd Men and Krsna 249
CHAPTER TWENTY-ONE  
The Killing of Aristasura 259
CHAPTER TWENTY-TWO  
Kamsa's sends Akrura to Vrndavana, to Bring
Krsna and Balarama
267
CHAPTER TWENTY-THREE  
King Andhaka Protests Kamsa's Abuse of Vasudeva 295
CHAPTER TWENTY-FOUR  
Krsna Kills the Kesi Demon 307
CHAPTER TWENTY-FIVE  
Akrura's Arrival in Vrndavana 327
CHAPTER TWENTY-SIX  
Akrura Brings Krsna and Balarama to Mathura 337
CHAPTER TWENTY-SEVEN  
Krsna and Balarama Enter Mathura 355
CHAPTER TWENTY-EIGHT  
Kamsa Orders the two Wrestlers, Canura and Mustika,
to kill Krsna
371
CHAPTER TWENTY-NINE  
Krsna Kills the Elephant, Kuvalayapida, at the Gate
to the Wrestling Arena
403

Item Code: IDG290
Cover: Hardcover
Edition: 2006
Publisher: Ras Bihari Lal and Sons
ISBN: 9788187812975
Language: Transliteration, Roman with English Translation
Size: 8.7"X5.7"
Pages: 535
Other Details: Weight of the Book: 1 Kg
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