Questions tagged [harivamsa]

The Harivamsa (also Harivamsha; Sanskrit: Harivaṃśa हरिवंश, "the lineage of Hari (Vishnu)") is an important work of Sanskrit literature, containing 16,374 verses, mostly in Anustubh metre. The text is also known as the Harivamsha Purana. This text is believed to be a khila (appendix or supplement) to the Mahabharata and is traditionally ascribed to Veda Vyasa.

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Was Subhadra daughter of Vasudeva or was she daughter of Nanda?

In the Star Plus TV show, it has been shown that Krishna was exchanged with the daughter of Nanda. That girl child transformed into Yogamaya (a form of goddess similar to Durga having multiple hands) ...
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How come Rukmi was a student of Lord Parashurama?

Chapter 61 of Vishnu Parva, Harivamsa speaks about Rukmi's death. And verse 55 says tasminhate mahAvIrye nR^ipatau bhIShmakAtmaje | drumabhArgavatulye vai drumabhArgavashikShite || As the great ...
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How do we solve the contradiction of Rukmi being alive during the war, though Balarama had killed him before?

The events of Shri Krishna’s life described the Harivamsa, take place before the Mahabharata war. The same can also be gauged from the chronology of events given in the tenth skandha of the Srimad ...
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What is the scriptural description of Shri Krshn's physical appearance?

How did He look like during His infancy, childhood, boyhood, youth and adulthood? Is there any mention of Him having an Ashtaratni body?
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I want reference of this sloka

I want reference for this slokaa "Mudrayasah Gacchantu Rajno ye Gantumipsavah Na chamudra praveshtavyo Dwarapalasya Pasyatah" This sloka belong Harivamsa Prava of Mahabharata I want chapter ...
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Where can I find an unabridged English translation of Harivamsa?

I know about the KM Ganguli translation of Mahabharata. Did he also translate Harivamsa Parva? If so, where can I find his (or any other) English translation?
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What is the Shini kingdom?

As I said in this question, there is a kingdom called "Shini" that helped Jarasandha according to Harivamsa. I want to know what this kingdom is, or if there was simply a translation error to refer ...
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What is Jarasandha's military force according to BORI's Harivamsa?

According to this chapter of that version of Harivamsa, the military force of Jarasandha in his attacks on Mathura consisted of the kingdoms of Hastinapura, Videha (capital of Mithila), Bahlika, Chedi,...
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Is the Harivamsha a canonical text as part of the Mahabharatha?

I have seen people who say that Harivamsha is part of Mahabharata and in fact people use it as a source, and that there is a version of Harivamsha made by BORI. But other people say it's not ...
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Who is vaivasvata manu (Manu of present manavantara)?

I am reading Bibek Debroy's english translation of Harivamsha. Chapter 8 of this book says that Vivasvan (Sun) had 3 children. 1 daughter - Yamuna and 2 sons - Vaivasvata prajapati and other is ...
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What parts of Krishna's life do Bhagavatam, Mahabharata and Hari Vamsa cover?

Do the time periods and stories overlap among these three scriptures?
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Which is the Gomanta mountain, to which Krishna & Balaram fled?

Chapter 39 of Vishnu Parva of Harivamsa gives a conversation between Lord Parshurama and Shri Krishna where he is telling them about the Gomanta mountain: tatashchyutA gamiShyAmaH sahyasya vivare ...
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Who is the wife of Prabhas & the mother of Vishwakarma?

The Harivamsha states that Brihaspati’s sister was a beautiful lady who became the wife of the eighth Vasu, Prabhas & Vishvakarma was born from her! Brihaspati’s sister was a beautiful lady who ...
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What is the correct birth story of Chakshush Manu of the 6th Manvantar?

According to the Markandeya Purana Chakshush, the Manu for the previous Manvantar was born to Anmitra and Giribhadra. Chakshush had manifested from the eye (Chakshu) of Lord Brahma in his previous ...
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What do we know of the lives of Parvati's sisters Ekaparna & Ekapatala?

The Vayu Purana mentions Parvati as having four sisters: I also came across the following passage in the Harivamsha: The king of the mountains had three daughters through Mena: Aparna, ...
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How is Rukmi's killing by Balarama justified?

The slaying of Rukmi by Lord Balarama is described in Srimad Bhagavatam, Harivamsa and Vishnu Purana. This page gives a comparative study of all three texts as to how they differ in the details of ...
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Where is the account of Shishupala's atrocities in Dvaraka?

In Chapter 44 of the Sabha Parva of Mahabharata, during the Rajasuya Yajna of Yudhishthira, Shishupala criticises Krishna using many insults, and then Krishna retorts to Shishupala's insults directed ...
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Where else is the story of Rukmini's called-off Svayamvara mentioned?

Most of us will be familiar with the story of how Krsna married Srimati Rukmini. Rukmini, due to her brother's friendship with Jarasandha, was betrothed to Shishupala. She then sent a Brahmana to ...
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What happened to Vasudeva's (and his brothers') horde of children?

The 24th Chapter of the 9th Canto of Srimad Bhagavatam, as well as the 35th Chapter of the Harivamsa Parva of the Harivamsa, speak about the Yadava dynasty till Krsna. So in these two chapters, the ...
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Differences between Hindu and Jain Harivamsa Purana?

I learned from a Jain acquaintance that their version of Harivamsa purana and stories surrounding Mahabharatha war, Life of Krishna etc are significantly different from Hindu version of the same. Some ...
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How did Nahusha marry Viraja, daughter of the Pitris?

Most people are only familiar with the lunar dynasty king Yayati, who was cursed with old age by Sukracharya (guru of the Asuras) and regained his youth by giving his old age to his youngest son Puru. ...
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Why did Lord Shiva fight with Lord Vishnu?

What were the reason(s) behind the fight between Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu? I think the Harivamsa Parva of the Mahabharata narrates this incident. The story goes like this: Mahadev makes Goddess ...