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हरिवंश

A Sanskrit English Dictionary | sa  en |   | 
हरि—वंश  m. m. the family of कृष्ण, [Suśr.]
See also: हरि - वंश
the race of monkeys, [R.]
N. of various men, [Sadukt.]; [Cat.]
हरि—वंश  mn. mn. (scil.पुराण) N. of a celebrated poem supplementary to the महा-भारत on the history and adventures of कृष्ण and his family (it is usually regarded as part of the greater epic, though really a comparatively modern addition to it; cf.[IW. 418])
See also: हरि - वंश

Puranic Encyclopaedia  | en  en |   | 
HARIVAṀŚA(M)   An appendix to the [Mahābhārata] in 10,000 verses. The main object of it is to sing the praises of Mahāviṣṇu. It contains three parts called respectively [Harivaṁśa Parva], [Viṣṇu Parva], and [Bhaviṣya Parva]. Creation of the world, kings of the solar dynasty and of the lunar dynasty, Yadu dynasty and the birth of Śrī Kṛṣṇa form the theme of [Harivaṁśa Parva]. [Viṣṇu Parva] deals mainly with the pranks and games of Śrī Kṛṣṇa in his childhood. Though there occur certain hints about the future at the beginning of the Bhaviṣya Parva, the creation of the world, the incarnation of Viṣṇu as Vāmana (Dwarf) and as Narasiṁha (half man and half lion), Śiva and Viṣṇu constitute its main theme. The following verses prove that the Harivaṁśa also was composed by Vyāsa. Harivaṁśastataḥ parvapurāṇaṁ khilasaṁjñitam / Viṣṇuparvaśi śoścaryā Visṇoḥkaṁsavadhastathā // Bhaviṣyam parvacāpyuktaṁ Khileṣvevādbhutaṁ mahat/ Etat parvaśatam pūrṇam Vyāsenoktaṁ mahātmanā // [Ādi Parva, Chapter 2, Verses 83-84].

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