Harivamsha MahA PurANam - bhaviShya Parva
indradInAM mochanaM teShAmAdhipatyalAbhashcha
harivamsha in the mahAbharata - bhaviShyaparva
Chapter 40 deva-s freed and their commands restored
vidrAvya tu raNe sarvAnasurAnpuruShottamaH |
mumocha tatra baddhAMstAnpuraMdaramukhAnsurAn ||3-40-1
(O janamejaya!) After making all the asura-s run away from the battle, the
best among men, (viShNu in the form of varAha) released the deva-s including
the destroyer of strongholds (indra).
tataH prakR^itimApannAH sarve devagaNAstathA |
puraMdaraM puraskR^itya nArAyaNamupasthitAH ||3-40-2
Then all the groups of deva-s, led by the destroyer of strongholds (indra)
who regained their original state, stood in the service of narAyaNa.
tvatprasAdena bhagavaMstava bAhubalena cha |
jivamo.adya mahAbAho niShkrAntAshchAntakAnanAt ||3-40-3
O lord! O the one with powerful arms! We live due to your pleasure, and
also due to the power of your arms. Now we are rescued from the mouth of
the god of death.
tvachChAsanAddhi bhagavankiM kurvantyaditeH sutAH |
ichChAmaH pAdashushrUShAM tava kartuM sanAtana ||3-40-4
O lord! What shall we, the sons of diti, do according to your order? O the
eternal one! We wish to serve your feet (you).
tachChrutvA vachanaM teShAM puNDarIkanibhekShaNaH |
uvAcha vachanaM devAnmudA yukto hatadviShaH ||3-40-5
(O janamejaya!) Hearing the words spoken by the deva-s, the one with eyes
as beautiful as the lotus flower (viShNu), spoke the following words happily
to deva-s, whose enemy was killed.
yo yasya bhavato loko mayaiva vihitaH purA |
pAlyatAM sa tu yaj~nena niyogashcha kvachitkvachit ||3-40-6
The auspicious lord (varAha - viShNu) said:
Make efforts to follow my directions by protecting the worlds, whichever
I have allocated to you before.
aishvaryaM pratipannaH svaM kratubhAgapuraskR^itam |
mayaiva pUrvaM nirdiShTo niyogaH pratipAlyatAm ||3-40-7
You have already obtained the prosperity presented by (partaking) the
portions of sacrifice. Obey the directions given to you by me before.
shakraM chovAcha bhagavAnvachanaM dundubhisvanaH |
idaM yathAvatkartavyaM satsu chAsatsu cha tvayA ||3-40-8
(vaishampAyana said: O janamejaya!)
The lord, having the loud sound of a kettle drum, spoke the following
words to shakra (indra) also: You shall do your duty in the right way,
appropriate for good men.
gachChantu tapasA svargaM munayaH shaMsitavratAH |
tava lokaM surashreShTha sarvakAmadughaM sadA |
The sages, those who observe vows , shall go to heaven (your world),
which always fulfills all desires, O the best among deva-s (indra)! due to
yAyajUkAshcha ye kechidbrAhmaNAH kShatriyA vishaH ||3-40-9
teShAM kAmadughA lokAH svargamAdimanoharAH |
Whichever brAhmaNa, kShatriya or vaishya who performs sacrifices will attain
wonderful worlds such as heaven, which fulfill all their desires.
yaj~nairiShTvA yAyajUkAH phalaM te prApnuvantu cha ||3-40-10
Those who are keen on performing sacrifices, will do the same and obtain
bhAvaH saddharmashIlAnAmabhAvaH pApakarmaNAm |
santaH svargajitaH santu sarvAshramanivAsinaH ||3-40-11
Those who are with good behavior will prosper and they will not do any
sinful deeds. All those living in hermitages shall be victorious in heaven.
satyashUrA raNe shUrA dAnashUrAshcha ye narAH |
te narAH svargamashnantu sadA ye chAnasUyavaH ||3-40-12
Those who are valiant in truth, valiant in battle, valiant in charity,
and those are not envious, they shall always attain heaven.
ashraddadhAnAH puruShAH kAmino.arthaparAH shaThAH |
abrahmaNyA nAstikAshcha narakaM yAntu mAnavAH ||3-40-13
Those who are not attentive, greedy, selfish and stubborn, harming the
Brahmins and do not believe in god, shall go to hell.
etAvatkriyatAM vAkyaM mayoktaM tridasheshvarAH |
tato mayi sthite sarvAnbAdhiShyante na chArayaH ||3-40-14
O the lord of heaven (indra)! If you implement the words spoken by me,
then as along as I am there, all of you shall not be affected by your
ityuktvAntarhito devaH sha~NkachakragadAdharaH |
devatAnAM cha sarveShAmabhavadvismayo mahAn ||3-40-15
Speaking thus, the lord, the one who holds the conch, chakra and mace
disappeared. All the deva-s were struck by great wonder.
etadatyadbhutaM dR^iShTvA vArAhacharitaM surAH |
namaskR^itya varAhAya nAkapR^iShThamito gatAH ||3-40-16
Seeing this most wonderful adventure of (lord) varAha, the deva-s
bowed to (lord) varAha (viShNu) and happily went to the backside
(interiors) of heaven from there.
tataH svAnyAdhipatyAni pratipannAni daivataiH |
sarvalokAdhipatye cha pratiShThAM vAsavo gatAH ||3-40-17
Then the deva-s resumed their command of their regions and vAsava
(indra) was installed as the lord of all the worlds.
vimuktA dAnavagaNaiH prakR^itiM dharaNI gatA |
The earth, released from the groups of demons, regained its natural
sthairyahetordharaNyAstu j~nAtvA chAgaskR^itAngirIn ||3-40-18
sveShu sthAneShu saMsthApya parvatAnAM puraMdaraH |
chichCheda bhagavAnpakShAnvajreNa shataparvaNA ||3-40-19
Knowing that the mountains are responsible for lack of firmness
(immobility) of earth, the destroyer of strongholds (indra), the lord,
after installing the mountains at their own places, cut off their wings
with his weapon, the hundred jointed (edged) (shataparva) vajra.
sarveShAmeva pakShA vai ChinnAH shakreNa dhImatA |
ekaH sapakSho mainakaH suraistatsamayaH kR^itaH ||3-40-20
shakra (indra), having intellect, cut off the wings of all the mountains,
except mainAka (the son of himavat by menA) who was left with wings as per
the agreement with deva-s.
eSha nArAyaNasyAyaM prAdurbhAvo mahAtmanaH |
vArAha iti viprendraiH purANe parikIrtitaH ||3-40-21
This is the description of varAha manifestation of the great soul, nArAyaNa,
as extolled by the indra (king) of brAhmins in ancient histories.
kR^iShNadvaipAyanamataM nAnAshrutisamAhitam |
nAshucherna kR^itaghnAya na nR^ishaMsAya kIrtayet ||3-40-22
This, along with the sacred knowledge heard from the beginning, as stated
by kR^iShNadvaipAyana (vyAsa), should not be told to the one who are impure,
ungrateful and cruel.
na kShudrAya na nIchAya na gurudveShakAriNe |
nAshiShyAya tathA rAjanna kR^itaghnAya chaiva hi ||3-40-23
O king! (O janamejaya! vaishampAyana continued) This should not be told to
the mean, low, those who hate the perceptor, those who are not students
and also to those who are ungrateful.
AyuShkAmairyashaH kAmairmahIkAmaishcha mAnavaiH |
jayaiShibhishcha shrotavyo devAnAmeSha vai jayaH ||3-40-24
Those who desire long life, fame, land and those who desire victory shall
listen to this victory of the deva-s.
purANavedasaMbaddhaH shivaH svastyayano mahan |
pAvanaH sarvasattvAnAM tatkAlavijayapradaH ||3-40-25
This account, concerning ancient history and vedas, is auspicious and will
ensure a prosperous venture. This is sacred for all the beings and will
ensure victory at that time.
eSha kauravya tattvena kathitastvanupUrvashaH |
vArAhasya nR^ipashreShTha prAdurbhAvo mahAtmanaH ||3-40-26
Thus, O the one of the race of kuru (janamejaya! vaishampAyana continued),
I have told you, in principle, sequentially, O the best among kings,
(vaishampAyana continued) the manifestation of the great soul, varAha
ye yajanti makhaiH puNyairdaivatAni pitR^Inapi |
AtmAnamAtmanA nityaM viShNumeva jayanti te ||3-40-27
Those who perform holy sacrifices for deva-s and also for the forefathers are
performing sacrifices for viShNu, the eternal soul of the soul.
mahavarAhAya namaskuruShva ||3-40-28
O king! (janamejaya! vaishampAyana continued) Bow to the great varAha
manifestation (of viShNu), the refuge of the world, the refuge of
the deva-s, the refuge of brahman (vedas), the refuge of the
self-born (brahma), the benificial soul of nArAyaNa.
iti shrImahAbhArate khileShu harivaMshe bhaviShyaparvaNi
Thus this is the fourtieth chapter of bhavishyaparva,
harivaMsha, khila of mahAbhArata, in the manifestation of the great boar,
devas freed and their commands restored
##Itranslated by G. Schaufelberger, schaufel @ wanadoo.fr
October 18, 2008
Proof-read by K S Rmachandran, ramachandran_ksr @ yahoo.ca.
If you find any errors compared to Chitrashala Press edition,
send corrections to A. Harindranath harindranath_a @ yahoo.com
Translated to English by A. Purushothaman [purushothaman_avaroth @
yahoo.com] and A. Harindranath
April 27, 2012##