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Harivamsa Purana (Volume Five)

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From the Jacket 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 ...

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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. 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.

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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 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.

Sri Harivamsa, Harivamsa Parva 2

About the Book

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.

 

Contents

 

   
Chapter 62  
The glories of Lord Balarama 01
Chapter 63  
Description of Narakasura and his death at the hands of Lord Krsna. 09
Chapter 64  
Lord Krsna delivers the sixteen thousand girls kidnapped by Naraksasura and then takes the parijata tree from the garden of Indra. 49
Chapter 65  
At Raivataka Mountain, Satyabhama becomes enraged when Rukmini is glorified by Narada Muni 71
Chapter 66  
Lord Krsna pacifies the angry Satyabhama. 91
Chapter 67  
Lord Krsna assures Satyabhama that He Will bring her a parijata tree. 111
Chapter 68  
Lord Krsna sends Narada Muni as a messenger to Indra, asking for the parijata tree 135
Chapter 69  
Narada Muni advises Indra to give the parijata tree to Krsna. Indra's reply 149
Chapter 70  
Narada Muni delivers Lord Krsna's second message to Indra, and the king of heaven responds by criticizing the Lord. 175
Chapter 71  
Indra refuses to give the parijata tree to Lord Krsna, despite hearing His glories from Narada. 193
Chapter 72  
Kasyapa Muni's prayers to Lord Siva. 213
Chapter 73  
After taking the parijata tree, Lord Krsna, Pradyumna, Satyaki, and Garuda fight with Indra, Jayanta, Pravara and Airavata. 239
Chapter 74  
Lord Krsna awards a benediction to Pariyatra Mountain and Mahadeva requests Him to kill the demons residing there. 273
Chapter 75  
Krsna returns to Dvaraka with the parijata tree after pacifying King Indra. 293
Chapter 76  
Satyabhama donates Lord Krsna to Narada Muni in the punyakavrata ceremony, and the Lord returns the parijata tree to Indra. 317
Chapter 77  
The rules and regulations of the punyakavrata ceremony. 333
Chapter 78  
Goddess Uma glorifies chaste women and describes the procedure for observing the punyaka-vrata. 339
Chapter 79  
Further discussion of the punyaka-vrata. 351
Chapter 80  
The rules and regulations pertaining to various vows to be observed by chaste women. 375
Chapter 81  
Conclusion of the discussion of various vows to be performed by chaste women. 391
Chapter 82  
The demons receive the benediction of the abode of Satpura from Lord Brahma. 405
Chapter 83  
Vasudeva and Devaki arrive for the sacrifice of Brahmadatta. The kidnapping of Brahmadatta's daughters. The demons solicit the help of many powerful kings. 417
Chapter 84  
Lord Krsna and the Yadava army fight with the demons. 435
Chapter 85  
Lord Krsna kills the demon Nikumbha and then returns to Dvaraka. 457
Chapter 86  
The topics of Andhakasura and his atrocities 483
Chapter 87  
Mahadeva kills Andhakasura at Mount Mandara. 505
Chapter 88  
Lord Krsna and the other Yadavas enjoy sporting in the water at Pindaraka. 519
Chapter 89  
Description of the water pastimes enjoyed by Lord Krsna and Lord Balarama, and a discussion of the chalikya style of music. 547
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Item Code: IDK519 Author: Sri Krsna DvaipayanaVedavyasa Cover: Hardcover Edition: 2007 Publisher: Ras Bihari Lal and Sons ISBN: 8184030355 Language: Transliterated Text with Translation Size: 9.4" X 6.3" Pages: 580 Other Details: weight of book 900 gms
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