For one who hearts 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?
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 and inexhaustible quality of food and rewards one with the position of Indra is achieved simply by giving this most sacred literature Harivamsa in charity.
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. 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 of about sixteen thousand verses.
Harivamsa and Mahabharata are complementary to each other. Harivamsa especially describes the pastimes of the supreme Lord that took place after the battle at Kurusksetra 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 consist 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. 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.
|Daughters of Daksa Progency of Kasyapa||01|
|Sacrifice of Lord Brahma at Puskara. Instructions of Suparsva to the Brahmanas||11|
|Description of Varnasrama dharma||29|
|Battle between the demigods and demons at the conclusion of Lord Brahma’s sacrifice||35|
|Battle Between Lord Visnu and the Madhu demon. Prayers of the demigods||41|
|Descriptions of the regions surrounding Puskara||59|
|Performance of Austerities by the demigods at Puskara||75|
|Performance of Sacrifice by the Demigods||103|
|The Churning of the ocean of milk||111|
|Bali Maharaja performs a sacrifice at Prayaga. Lord Vamana takes away Bali’s kingdom by begging for three steps of land||121|
|Destruction of Daksa’s sacrifice by Lord Siva. Battle between Lord Visnu and Lord Siva||129|
|The Annihilation of the universe and Lord Visnu’s mystic slumber||151|
|The Pastimes of Lord Varaha||167|
|Creation of Mountains and sacred rivers by the Lord||183|
|Creation of Progeny by Lord Brahma descendents of Daksa||199|
|Lord Brahma divides the kingdom of the universe||217|
|Hiranyaksa leads the demons in battle against the demigods||229|
|Hiranyaksa slain by Lord Varaha||241|
|Instruction of Lord Narayana to Indra||249|
|Hiranyakasipu receives benedictions from Lord Brahma. Description of Hiranyakasipu’s assembly hall||259|
|Appearance of Lord Nrsimhadeva||283|
|Prayers of Prahlada Maharaja||289|
|Battle between Lord Nrsimhadeva and the demons||295|
|Battle Between Lord Nrsimhadeva and Hiranyakasipu||303|
|Hiranyakasipu’s strides agitate the entire universe||315|
|Lord Nrsimhadeva slays Hiranyakasipu prayers by the demigods||337|
|Bali Maharaja prepares to conquer the three worlds||351|
|Description of the demons as thy set out to conquer the demigods||361|
|Further descriptions of the demons||377|
|Further descriptions of the demons continued||387|
|Description of the army of the demigods||417|
|Commencement of the battle between the demigods and demons||437|
|Battle between Banasura and Savitra. Battle between the demon balaka and the Vasu Dhruva||453|
|Battles between Namuci and the Vasu Dhara Maya Danava and Tvasta Puloma and Vayu, the demon Hayagriva and pusa and Sambhara and bhaga||477|
|Battle between Virocana and the Sadhya Visvakasena. The demon kujambha goes on a rampage||525|
|Description of the battle between the demigods and demons||547|
|Further descriptions of the battle between the demigods and demons||569|
|Battles between Vrsaparva and Niskumbha and prahlada and Yamaraja||603|
|Battle between Anuhlada and Kuvera||633|
|Battle between Vipracitti and Varuna||657|
Item Code: NAC786 Author: Sri Krsna Dvaipayana Vedavyasa Cover: Hardcover Edition: 2009 Publisher: Ras Bihari Lal and Sons ISBN: 8184030657 Size: 9.5 Inch X 6.3 Inch Pages: 670 Other Details: Weight of the Book: 1.170 kg