Harivamsha MahA PurANam - ViShNu Parva
    atha navAdhikashatatamo.adhyAyaH
    baladevAhnikam
    harivamsha in the mahAbharata - viShNuparva
    Lesson 109 - Ahnika mantra recited by baladeva
vaishampAyana uvAcha
atrAshcharyAtmakam stotramAhnikaM jayatAM vara |
pradyumne dvArakAM prApte hatvA taM kAlashambaram ||2-109-1
baladevena rakShArthaM proktamAhnikamuchyate |
vaishampAyana said:
O the best among the victorious! (O janamejaya!) There is a most wonderful hymn Ahnika, recited by baladeva (balarAma) for protection, on the arrival of pradyumna in the city of dvAraka after slaying kAlashambara.
yajjaptvA tu nR^ipashreShTha sAyaM pUtAtmatAM vrajet ||2-109-2
If recited in the evening, O the best among kings, (O janamejaya! vaishampAyana continued), this hymn is capable of purifying souls.
kIrtitaM baladevena viShNunA chaiva kIrtitam |
dharmakAmaishcha munibhirR^iShibhishchApi kIrtitam ||2-109-3
This hymn is recited by baladeva (balarAma) as well as by viShNu. This hymn is also recited by the sages who desire dharma.
karhichidrukmiNIputro halinA saMyuto gR^ihe |
upaviShTaH praNamyAtha tamuvAcha kR^itA~njaliH ||2-109-4
One day, when the son of rukmiNI (pradyumna) was with hali (balarAma) in his house, he (pradyumna) bowed to him and spoke to him with folded hands.
pradyumna uvAcha
kR^iShNAnuja mahAbhAga rohiNItanaya prabho |
ki~nchitstotraM mama brUhi yajjaptvA nirbhayo.abhavam ||2-109-5
pradyumna said:
O the one whose younger brother is kR^iShNa! O the highly distinguished one! son of rohiNI! O lord! Please tell me a hymn, reciting which I shall become fearless.
baladeva uvAcha
surAsuragururbrahmA pAtu mAM jagataH patiH |
atho~NkAravaShaTkArau sAvitrI vidhayastrayaH ||2-109-6
baladeva (balarAma) said:
O the lord of the world, the preceptor of deva-s and asura-s! O brahma! Protect me. The o~Nkara, vaShaTkAra and sAvitrI and the three vidhi-s shall protect me.
R^icho yajUMShi sAmAni ChandAmsyAtharvaNAni cha |
chatvArastvakhilA vedAH sarahasyAH savistarAH ||2-109-7
The R^ik, yajuH, sAma and atharva - all the four vedas, complete, together with their secrets and explanations,
purANamitihAsAshchAkhilAnyupakhilAni cha |
a~NgAnyupA~NgAni tathA vyAkhyAtAni cha pAntu mAm ||2-109-8
all the purANa-s, itihAsa-s along with supplements and with sub-supplements, a~Nga-s and upa~Nga-s and also the commentaries shall protect me.
pR^ithivI vAyurAkAshamApo jyotishcha pa~nchamam |
indriyANi mano buddhistathA sattvaM rajastamaH ||2-109-9
The earth, the wind, the sky, the water and the light - all the five, along with senses, mind, intellect, goodness, passion and darkness (the three qualities),
vyAnodAnau samAnashcha prANo.apAnashcha pa~nchamaH |
vAyavaH sapta chaivAnye yeShvAyattamidaM jagat ||2-109-10
All the five airs - circulating air, upward breathing air, air for digestion, air for respiration and the air that goes down and the seven airs of the world,
marIchira~NgirAtrishcha pulastyaH pulahaH kratuH |
bhR^igurvasiShTho bhagavAnpAntu te mAM maharShayaH ||2-109-11
and all the great sages marIchi, a~Ngiras, pulastya, pulaha, kratu, bhR^igu and the lord vasiShTha shall protect me.
kashyapAdyAshcha munayashchaturdasha disho dasha |
naranArAyaNau devau sagaNau pAntu mAM sadA ||2-109-12
The fourteen sages such as kashyapa, the ten directions, nara and nArAyaNa and all other deva-s shall always protect me.
rudrAshchaikAdasha proktA AdityA dvAdashaiva tu |
aShTau cha vasavo devA ashvinau dvau prakIrtitau ||2-109-13
The eleven rudra-s and the twelve Aditya-s, the eight vasu-s and the two famous ashvin-s shall protect me.
hrIH shrIrlakShmIH svadhA puShTirmedhA tuShTiH smR^itirdhR^itiH |
aditirditirdanushchaiva siMhikA daityamAtaraH ||2-109-14
hrI, shrI, lakShmI, svadhA, puShTi, medhA, tuShTi, smR^iti, dhR^iti, aditi, the mothers of demons diti, danu and siMhikA,
himavAnhemakUTashcha niShadhaH shvetaparvataH |
R^iShabhaH pAriyAtrashcha vindhyo vaiDUryaparvataH ||2-109-15
himavAn, hemakUTa, niShadha, the mountain shveta, R^iShabha, pAriyAtra, vindhya, the mountain vaiDUrya,
sahyodayashcha malayo merumandaradardurAH |
krau~nchakailAsamainAkAH pAntu mAM dharaNIdharAH ||2-109-16
sahya, udaya, malaya, meru, mandara, dardura, krau~ncha, kailAsa, mainAka mountains shall protect me.
sheShashcha vAsukishchaiva vishAlAkShashcha takShakaH |
elApatraH shuklavarNaH kambalAshvatarAvubhau ||2-109-17
sheSha, vAsuki as well as vishAlakSha, takShaka, elApatra, shuklavarNa, kambala, ashvatara,
hastibhadraH piTarakaH karkoTakadhana~njayau |
tathA pUraNakashchaiva nAgashcha karavIrakaH ||2-109-18
hastibhadra, piTaraka, karkoTaka, dhana~njaya as well as purANaka and the serpent karavIraka
sumanAsyo dadhimukhastathA shR^i~NgArapiNDakaH |
maNinAgashcha bhagavAMstriShu lokeShu vishrutaH ||2-109-19
sumanAsya, dadhimukha, shR^ingArapiNDaka and lord maNinAga who is famous in the three worlds,
nAgarADadhikarNashcha tathA hAridrako.aparaH |
ete chAnye cha bahavo ye chAnye nAnukIrtitAH ||2-109-20
the king of serpents adhikarNa and hAridraka and many others who are not cited here,
bhUdharAH satyadharmANaH pAntu mAM bhujageshvarAH |
samudrAH pAntu chatvAro ga~NgA cha saritAM varA ||2-109-21
the ones who carry the earth, the one who lives according to the truth and dharma, the lord serpent, shall protect me. All the four oceans and the best among the rivers ga~NgA shall protect me.
sarasvatI chandrabhAgA shatadrurdevikA shivA |
dvArAvatI vipAshA cha sharayUryamunA tathA ||2-109-22
sarasvatI, chandrabhAgA, shatadru, devikA, shivA, dvAravatI, vipAshA, sarayU as well as yamunA shall protect me.
kalmAshI cha rathoShmA cha bAhudA cha hiraNyadA |
plakShA chekShumatI chaiva sravantI cha bR^ihadrathA ||2-109-23
kalmAshI, rathoShmA, bahudA and hiraNyadA, plakShA, ikShumatI as well as sravantI and bR^ihadrathA shall protect me.
khyAtA charmaNvatI chaiva puNyA chaiva vadhUsarA |
etAshchAnyAshcha sarito yAshchAnyA nAnukIrtitAH ||2-109-24
The famous river charmaNvatI as well as the auspicious vadhusarA as well as other rivers who are not eulogized here,
uttarApathagAminyaH salilaiH snapayantu mAm |
veNI godAvarI sItA kAverI kau~NkaNAvatI ||2-109-25
and all the rivers of the north shall bathe me with fresh water and protect me. veNI, godAvarI, sItA, kAverI, kau~NkaNAvatI,
kR^iShNA veNA muktimatI tamasA puShpavAhinI |
tAmraparNI jyotirathA utphalodumbarAvatI ||2-109-26
kR^iShNA, veNA, muktimatI, tamasA, puShpavAhinI, tAmraparNI, jyotirathA, utphalA, udumbarAvatI,
nadI vaitaraNI puNyA vidarbhA narmadA shubhA |
vitastA bhImarathyA cha ailA chaiva mahAnadI ||2-109-27
the river vaitaraNI, the pious river vidarbhA, and auspicious narmadA, vitastA, bhImarathyA as also the great river aila,
kAlindI gomatI puNyA nadaH shoNashcha vishrutaH |
etAshchanyAshcha vai nadyo yAshchAnyA na tu kIrtitAH ||2-109-28
kAlindI, the pious river gomatI, the famous river shoNa as also other rivers which are not cited here,
dakShiNApathavAhinyaH salilaiH snapayantu mAm |
kShiprA charmaNvatI puNyA mahI shubhravatI tathA ||2-109-29
and all the rivers of the south shall bathe me with fresh water and protect me. kShiprA, charmaNvatI, mahI with sacred waters, as well as shubhravatI,
sindhurvetravatI chaiva bhojAntA vanamAlikA |
pUrvabhadrA parAbhadrA UrmilA cha paradrumA ||2-109-30
sindhu, vetravatI, as also bhojAnta, vanamAlikA, pUrvabhadrA, parAbhadrA, UrmilA and paradrumA,
khyAtA vetravatI chaiva chApadAsIti vishrutA |
prasthAvatI kuNDanadI nadI puNyA sarasvatI ||2-109-31
the famous vetravatI as also the river famous as chApadAsI, prasthAvatI, the river kuNDa and the pious river sarasvatI,
chitraghnI chendumAlA cha tathA madhumatI nadI |
umA gurunadI chaiva tApI cha vimalodakA ||2-109-32
chitraghnI, indumAlA as also river madhumatI, umA, the river guru, and also tApI and the river vimalodakA,
vimalA vimalodA cha mattaga~NgA payasvinI |
etAshchAnyAshcha vai nadyo yAshchAnyA nAnukIrtitAH ||2-109-33
vimalA, vimalodA, mattaga~NgA, payasvinI and also other large rivers which are not cited here,
tA mAM samabhiShi~nchantu pashchimAmAshritA disham |
bhAgIrathI puNyajalA prAchyAM dishi samAshritA ||2-109-34
sA tu dahatu me pApaM kIrtitA shambhunA dhR^itA |
the rivers which are flowing in the west, shall bathe me with water. The auspicious river of the east, bhAgIrathI, which is worn by shambhu (shiva), shall destroy my sins, as I recite her name.
prabhAsaM cha prayAgaM cha naimiShaM puShkarANi cha ||2-109-35
ga~NgAtIrthaM kurukShetraM shrIkaNThaM gautamAshramam |
rAmahradaM vinashanaM rAmatIrthaM tathaiva cha ||2-109-36
prabhAsa, prayAga, naimiSha, puShkara, ga~NgA, kurukShetra, shrIkaNTha, gautamAshrama, (parashu)rAmahradaM, vinashanaM as also rAmatIrthaM
ga~NgAdvAraM kanakhalaM somo vai yatra chotthitaH |
kapAlamochanaM tIrthaM jambUmArgaM cha vishrutam ||2-3-109-37
ga~NgAdvAraM, kanakhalaM, the place where soma rose up, the tIrtha kapAlamochanaM, the famous jambUmArgaM,
suvarNabindu vikhyAtaM tathA kanakapi~Ngalam |
dashAshvamedhikaM chaiva puNyAshramavibhUShitam ||2-109-38
the famous suvarNabindu and also kanakapi~Ngalam, dashAshvamedhika tIrtha the place where ten ashvamedha sacrifices were held, decorated by auspicious Ashrama-s,
badarI chaiva vikhyAtA naranArAyaNAshramaH |
vikhyAtaM phalgutIrthaM cha tIrthaM chandravaTaM tathA ||2-109-39
the Ashrama of nara and nArAyaNa, famous ashrama of badarI, the famous phalgutIrtha and the tIrtha chandravaTaM,
kokAmukhaM puNyatamaM gangAsAgarameva cha |
magadheShu tapodashcha ga~Ngodbhedashcha vishrutaH ||2-109-40
the famous kokAmukhaM, the best auspicious gangAsAgara, tapoda and the famous ga~Ngobheda of magadha,
tIrthAnyetAni puNyAni sevitAni maharShibhiH |
[sUkaraM yogamArgaM cha shvetadvIpaM tathaiva cha ||2-109-41
The auspicious tIrtha-s such as these, served by the great sages, sUkaraM, yogamArgaM and also shvetadvIpaM,
brahmatIrthaM rAmatIrthaM vAjimedhashatopamam |
dhArAsaMpAtasaMyuktA ga~NgA kilbiShanAshinI ||2-109-42
brahmatIrthaM, rAmatIrthaM giving fruits of one hundred horse sacrifices, flowing ga~NgA which destroys the sins,
ga~NgA vaikuNThakedAraM sUkarodbhedanaM param |
taM shApamochanaM tIrthaM punantvetAni kilbiShAt] ||2-109-43
ga~NgA, vaikuNTHa kedAra, the best sUkarodbhedanaM, shApamochana tIrtha the tIrtha which removes all the sins,
mAM plAvayantu salilaiH kIrtitAkIrtitAni vai |
shall bathe me in water, along with those tIrtha-s whose name is not eulogized here.
dharmArthakAmaviShayo yashaHprAptiH shamo damaH |
varuNesho.atha dhanado yamo niyama eva cha ||2-109-44
The subjects of discharge of duty, acquisition of wealth, gratification of desire, attainment of fame, calmness, self restraints, varuNa, lord (indra), the lord of wealth, lord of death, restraining,
kAlo nayaH saMnatishcha krodho mohaH kShamA dhR^itiH |
vidyuto.abhrANyathauShadhyaH pramAdonmAdavigrahAH ||2-109-45
time, policy, humility, anger, confusion, patience, resolution, lightning, clouds, medicinal plants, pramAda, unmAda and vigraha
yakShAH pishAchA gandharvAH kinnarAH siddhachAraNAH |
nakta~ncharAH khechariNo daMShTriNaH priyavigrahAH ||2-109-46
yakSha, pishAcha, gandharva, kinnara, siddha, chAraNa, those who travel during the night, those who travel through the sky, those who have large teeth eating flesh,
lambodarAshcha balinaH pi~NgAkShA vishvarUpiNaH |
marutaH saha parjanyAH kalAtruTilavAH kShaNAH ||2-109-47
powerful lambodara, those with red eyes, those with large bodies, the wind gods, the rain god, kalA, truTi, lava and kShaNa,
nakShatrANi grahAshchaiva R^itavaH shishirAdayaH |
mAsAhorAtrayashchaiva sUryAchandramasau tathA ||2-109-48
stars, planets, seasons such as winter, months, day and night, sun as well as moon,
Amodashcha pramodashcha praharShaH shoka eva cha |
rajastamastapaH satyaM shuddhirbuddhirdhR^itiH shrutiH ||2-109-49
joy and delight, immense happiness, sadness, passion, darkness as well as penance, truth, purity, intellect, resolution and sacred knowledge, protect me.
rudrANI bhadrakAlI cha bhadrA jyeShThA tu vAruNI |
bhAsI cha kAlikA chaiva shANDilI cheti vishrutAH ||2-109-50
rudrANI, bhadrakAlI, bhadrA, jyeShThA, vAruNI, bhAsI, kAlikA as well as the famous shANDilI
AryA kuhUH sinIvAlI bhImA chitrarathI ratiH |
ekAnaMshA cha kUShmANDI devI kAtyAyanI cha yA ||2-109-51
AryA, kuhU, sinIvAlI, bhImA, chitrarathI, rati, ekAnaMshA, kUShmANDI, goddess kAtyAyanI,
lohityA janamAtA cha devakanyAstu yAH smR^itAH |
gonandA devapatnI cha mAM rakShantu sabAndhavam ||2-109-52
lohityA, the mother of people, the divine women who are remembered, gonandA and devapatnI shall protect me along with all relatives.
nAnAbharaNaveshAshcha nAnArUpA~NkitAnanAH |
nAnAdeshavichAriNyo nAnAshastropashobhitAH ||2-109-53
Those who are attired in varieties of clothes, decorated in variety of ornaments, appear in different forms, those who wander in different lands, those who hold varieties of weapons shall protect me.
medomajjApriyAshchaiva madyamAmsavasApriyAH |
mArjAradvIpivaktrAshcha gajasiMhanibhAnanAH ||2-109-54
as well as those who like fat and marrow, those who like liquor, flesh and serum, those who have the face of cats, tigers, elephants and lions,
ka~NkavAyasagR^idhrANAM krau~nchatulyAnanAstathA |
vyAlayaj~nopavItAshcha charmaprAvaraNAstathA ||2-109-55
those having the faces of heron, crow, vulture and krau~ncha, those who wear the sacred thread of snakes, those who wear skins,
kShatajokShitavaktrAshcha kharabherIsamasvanAH |
matsarAH krodhanAshchaiva prAsAdA ruchirAlayAH ||2-109-56
those who have blood in the mouths, those who have the sounds of harsh kettle drums, those who compete, angry as well as happy, those who have beautiful houses,
mattonmattapramattAshcha praharantyashcha dhiShThitAH |
pi~NgAkShAH pi~NgakeshAshcha tato.anyA lUnamUrdhajAH ||2-109-57
those who are excited, highly excited and drunken who appear to beat others, those who have yellow eyes, yellow hair and others with shaven heads,
UrdhvakeshyaH kR^iShNakeshyaH shvetakeshyastathA varAH |
nAgAyutabalAshchaiva vAyuvegAstathAparAH ||2-109-58
those who having their hairs up, those who have black hair, the best having white hair, those who have the strength of thousands of elephants, others who travel with the speed of wind,
ekahastA ekapAdA ekAkShAH pi~NgalA matAH |
bahuputrAlpaputrAshcha dviputrAH putramaNDikAH ||2-109-59
those who have only one arm, one foot, one eye having yellow colour, those who have many children, less children and those with two children, those who play with children,
mukhamaNDI biDAlI cha pUtanA gandhapUtanA |
shItavAtoShNavetAlI revatI gR^ihasaMj~nitAH ||2-109-60
those who are famous with the names of mukhamaNDI, biDAlI, pUtanA, gandhaputanA, shItavAtoShNavetAlI, revatI,
priyahAsyAH priyakrodhAH priyavAsAH priyaMvadAH |
sukhapradAshchAsukhadAH sadA dvijajanapriyAH || 2-109-61
those who like humour, anger, those who like clothes and those who speak good words, those who provide happiness as well as sorrow, those who are liked by the twice borns,
nakta~ncharAH sukhodarkAH sadA parvaNi dAruNAH |
mAtaro mAtR^ivatputraM rakShantu mama nityashaH ||2-109-62
those who move in the night, those who bring good, those who are always cruel, those mothers always protect me like mothers protect children.
pitAmahamukhodbhUtA raudrA rudrA~NgasaMbhavAH |
kumArasvedajAshchaiva jvarA vai vaiShNavAdayaH ||2-109-63
Those who are born from the face of the great grandfather, those who are terrible, those born from the limbs of rudra, those who are born from the sweat of kumara (kArtikeya) as well as the fevers such as vaiShNava,
mahAbhImA mahAvIryA darpodbhUtA mahAbalAH |
krodhanAkrodhanAH krUrAH suravigrahakAriNaH ||2-109-64
those who are huge, highly valiant, born from false pride, highly powerful, those who are angry and those who are not angry, those who are cruel, those who appear like deva-s,
nakta~ncharAH kesariNo daMShTriNaH priyavigrahAH |
lambodarA jaghaninaH pi~NgAkShA vishvarUpiNaH ||2-109-65
those who travel in the night, those with lion-like face, those who have large teeth, those who create strife, those having large belly, those having large waist, those having yellow eyes and those who have large forms,
shaktyR^iShTishUlaparighaprAsacharmAsipANayaH |
pinAkavajramusalabrahmadaNDAyudhapriyAH ||2-109-66
those who hold the weapons, spear, lance and spike, iron bludgeon, darts and shields, those who like the weapons, trident (pinAka), vajra, and mace (musala) and brahma's staff (brahmadaNDa),
daNDinaH kuNDinaH shUrA jaTAmukuTadhAriNaH |
vedavedA~NgakushalA nityayaj~nopavItinaH ||2-109-67
those who hold staffs and pots, the valiants, those who wear twisted locks of hair, those who wear crowns, those who are experts in veda-s and the parts thereof, those who always wear the sacred thread of sacrifice,
vyAlApIDAH kuNDalino vIrAH keyUradhAriNaH |
nAnAvasanasaMvItAshchitramAlyAnulepanAH ||2-109-68
those who wear -- of the serpents, and those who wear ear ornaments, valiants, those who wear bracelets on upper arms, those who wear various kinds of clothes, those who decorate with beautiful garlands and smear their bodies with pastes,
gajAshvoShtrarkShamArjArasiMhavyAghranibhAnanAH |
varAholUkagomAyumR^igAkhumahiShAnanAH ||2-109-69
those having the faces of elephants, horses, camels, bears, cats, lions and tigers, those having the faces of boar, owl, jackal, deer, rat and buffalo
vAmanA vikaTAH kubjAH karAlA lUnamUrdhajAH |
sahasrashatashashchAnye sahasrajaTadhAriNaH ||2-109-70
those who are short, deformed, hunchbacks, karAla-s and those who have shaved their head, and one hundred thousand others and thousand who wear twisted locks of hair,
shvetAH kailAsasan~NkAshAH kechiddinakaraprabhAH |
kechijjaladavarNAbhA nIlA~njanachayopamAH ||2-109-71
those who are white like kailAsa, those who are bright like sun, those who are dark as rain clouds, those who sparkle like the blue a~jana stone,
ekapAdA dvipAdAshcha tathA dvishiraso.apare |
nirmAMsAH sthUlaja~NghAshcha vyAditAsyA bhaya~NkarAH ||2-109-72
those having one foot, those having two feet and others with two heads, those having no flesh, those having large waists, those having wide open mouths, those who are terrible,
vApItaDAgakUpeShu samudreShu saritsu cha |
shmashAnashailavR^ikSheShu shUnyAgAranivAsinaH || 2-109-73
ete grahAshcha satataM rakShantu mama sarvataH
the planets and those who stay in ponds, lakes and pools, ocean, rivers, places of burial, mountains, trees and empty houses shall always protect me in all ways.
mahAgaNapatirnandI mahAkAlo mahAbalaH |
mAheshvaro vaiShNavashcha jvarau lokabhayAvahau ||2-109-74
The great lord of gaNa-s (gaNesha), nandi, the great kAla, the one with great power, both the fevers of the great lord (shiva) and viShNu, who are fearful to the world,
grAmaNIshchaiva gopAlo bhR^i~NgarITirgaNeshvaraH |
devashcha vAmadevashcha ghaNTAkarNaH karaMdhamaH ||2-109-75
grAmaNI, gopAla, bhR^i~NgarITi, the lord of gaNa-s (gaNesha), the lord as well as vAmadeva, the one who has bells on his ears (ghaNtAkarNa), karaMdhama,
shvetamodaH kapAlI cha jambhakaH shatrutApanaH |
majjanonmajjanau chobhau saMtApanavilApanau ||2-109-76
shevtamoda, kapAlI, jambhaka, the one who burns the enemies, both majjana and unmajjana, both saMtApana and vilApana
nijaghAso ghasashchaiva sthUNAkarNaH prashoShaNaH |
ulkAmAlI dhamadhamo jvAlAmAlI pradarshanaH ||2-109-77
nijaghAsa, aghasa and also sthUNAkarNa, prashoShaNa, ulkAmAlI, dhamadhama, jvAlAmAlI, pradarshana,
sa~NghaTTanaH sa~NkuTanaH kAShThabhUtaH shiva~NkaraH |
kUShmANDaH kumbhamUrdhA cha rochano vaikR^ito grahaH ||2-109-78
sa~NghaTTanaH, sa~NkuTanaH, kAShThabhUtaH, shiva~NkaraH, kUShmANDaH, kumbhamUrdha, rochna, vaikR^ita graha,
aniketaH surArighnaH shivashchAshiva eva cha |
kShemakaH pishitAshI cha surArirharilochanaH ||2-109-79
aniketaH, surArighnaH, shiva, ashiva, kShemaka, pishitAshI, surAri, harilochana,
bhImako grAhakashchaiva tathaivAgramayo grahaH |
upagraho.aryakashchaiva tathA skandagraho.aparaH ||2-109-80
bhImaka, grAhaka as also ugramayagraha, upagraha aryaka as also skandagraha,
chapalo.asamavetAlastAsamaH sumahAkapiH |
hR^idayodvartanashchaiDaH kuNDAshI ka~NkaNapriyaH ||2-109-81
chapala, asamavetAla, tAmasa, sumahAkapi, hR^idayodvartana, aiDa, kuNDAshI, ka~NkaNapriya,
harishmashrurgarutmanto manomArutaraMhasaH |
pArvatyA roShasaMbhUtAH sahasrANi shatAni cha || 2-109-82
harishmashru and garutman having the speed like mind and wind and hundred thousands others born from the anger of pArvati,
shaktimanto dhR^itimanto brahmanyAH satyasa~NgarAH |
sarvakAmApahantAro dviShatAM cha mR^idhe mR^idhe ||2-109-83
and those who are powerful, firm and devoted to brAhmaNa-s, those who are bound by truth, those who completely destroy all the desires of enemies in battle,
rAtrAvahani durgeShu kIrtitAH sakalairguNaiH |
teShAM gaNAnAM patayaH sagaNAH pAntu mAM sadA ||2-109-84
all of them, when they are praised during day or night during difficult times, shall protect me always along with the lord of gaNa (gaNesha) accompanied by the gaNa.
nAradaH parvatashchaiva gandharvApsarasAM gaNAH |
pitaraH kAraNaM kAryamAdhayo vyAdhayastathA ||2-109-85
nArada as well as parvata, the groups of gandharva and apsara, fathers, cause (kAraNa) and actions (kArya), Adhi as also vyAdhi,
agastyo gAlavo gArgyaH shaktidhaumyaH parAsharaH |
kR^iShNAtreyashcha bhagavAnasito devalo balaH ||2-109-86
agastya, gAlava, gArgya, shakti, dhaumya, parAshara, kR^iShNAtreya, the lord asita-devala, bala,
bR^ihaspatirutathyashcha mArkaNDeyaH shrutashravAH |
dvaipAyano vidarbhashcha jaiminirmATharaH kaThaH ||2-109-87
bR^ihaspati, utathya and also mArkaNDeya, shrutashrava, dvaipAyana, vidarbha, jaimini, mAThara, kaTha,
vishvAmitro vasiShThashcha lomashashcha mahAmuniH |
utta~Nkashchaiva raimyashcha paulomashcha dvitastritaH ||2-109-88
vishvAmitra, vasiShTha, the great sage lomasha, utta~Nka and also raibhya, pauloma, dvita, trita,
R^iShirvai kAlavR^ikShIyo munimedhAtithistathA |
sArasvato yavakrItiH kushiko gautamastathA ||2-109-89
the sage kAlavR^iShIya, the sage madhAtithi, sArasvata, yavakrIta, kushika and also gautama,
saMvarta R^ishyashR^i~Ngashcha svastyAtreyo vibhANDakaH |
R^ichIko jamadagnishcha tathorvastapasAM nidhiH ||2-109-90
saMvarta, R^ishyashR^iNga, svastyAstreya, vibhANDaka, R^ichIKa, jamadagni and also the treasure of penance, aurva,
bharadhvAjaH sthUlashirAH kashyapaH pulahaH kratuH |
bR^ihadagnirharishmashrurvijayaH kaNva eva cha ||2-109-91
bharadvAja, sthUlashira, kashyapa, pulaha, kratu, bR^ihadagni, harishmashru, vijaya and also kaNva,
vaitaNDI dIrghatApashcha vedagArtho.aMshumA~nchChivaH |
aShTAvakro dadhIchishcha shvetaketustathaiva cha ||2-109-92
vaitaNDI, dhIrghatApa as also vedagArtha, aMshumAn, shiva, aShTAvakra, dadhIchi as also shvetaketu,
uddAlakaH kShIrapANiH shR^i~NgI gauramukhastathA |
agniveshyaH shamIkashcha pramuchurmumuchustathA ||2-109-93
uddAlaka, kShIrapANi, shR^iNgi and also gauramukha, agniveshya, shamIka and also pramuchu and mumuchu,
ete chAnye cha R^iShayaH bahavaH shaMsitavratAH |
munayaH shaMsitAtmAno ye chAnye nAnukIrtitAH ||2-109-94
as well as many other sages, who observe the vows, the sages who control their souls and also others who are not eulogized here,
kratavaH slAghinaH shAntAH shAntiM kurvantu me sadA |
trayo.agnayastrayo vedAstraividyAH kaustubho maNiH ||2-109-95
and other sages who perform sacrifices, shAdhina and the calm sages shall always provide me peace. The three fires, the three veda-s, the three vidya-s, the jewel kaustubha
uchchaiHshravA hayaH shrImAnvaidyo dhanvantarirhariH |
amR^itaM gauH suparNashcha dadhigaurAshcha sarShapAH ||2-109-96
the horse uchcaiHshravas, the auspicious expert of medicine, dhanvantari, hari, amR^ita, garuDa (suparNa), white birds,
shuklAH sumanasaH kanyAH shvetachChatraM yavAkShatAH |
dUrvA hiraNyaM gandhAshcha vAlavyajanameva cha ||2-109--97
white flowers, maidens, white umbrella, corn, sun-thrashed grain, grass (Panicum Dactylon - dUrvA), gold, sulphur, chowrie of yak tail,
tathApratihatam chakraM mahokShashchandanaM viSham |
shveto vR^iShaH karI mattaH siMho vyAghro hayo giriH ||2-109-98
the chakra which is not stopped anywhere, the great bull, sandal, poison, white bull, elephant in rut, lion, tiger, horse, mountain,
pR^ithivI choddhR^itA lAjA brAhmanA madhu pAyasaM |
svastiko vardhamAnashcha nandyAvartaH priya~NgavaH |
shrIphalaM gomayaM matsyo dundubhiH paTahasvanaH ||2-109-99
goddess earth, fried and opened grain, brahmins, honey, sweet dish, swastika, vardhamAna, nandyAvarta, priya~Ngava (priya~Ngu - Aglaia Odorata or Sinapis Ramosa), shrIphala (Aegle Marmelos), gobar, fish, the sounds of kettle drum (dundhubhi) and war drum (paTaha)
R^iShipatnyashcha kanyAshcha shrImadbhadrAsanaM dhanuH |
rochanA ruchakashchaiva nadInAM sa~Ngamodakam ||2-109-100
the wives of the sages, maidens, auspicious seats, bows, rochana (gorochana), ruchaka and also the water of the confluence of rivers,
suparNAH shatapatrAshcha chakorA jIvajIvakAH |
nandImukho mayUrashcha baddhamuktAmaNidhvajAH ||2-109-101
suparNa, shatapatra (lotus), chakora (Perdix rufe), jIvajIvaka, nandImukha (a kind of waterbird), peacock and flagstaffs on which pearls gems are tied,
AyudhAni prashastAni kAryasiddhikarANi cha |
puNyaM vai vigatakleshaM shrImadvai ma~NgalAnvitam ||2-109-102
the weapons, famous for accomplishing the tasks and all those providing good fortune and those destroy the difficulties, along with good results shall protect me.
rAmeNodAhR^itaM pUrvamAyuH shrIjayakA~NkShiNA |
ya idaM shrAvayedvidvAMstathaiva shR^iNuyAnnaraH ||2-109-103
This was recited by balarAma long ago. Those men who desire long life, prosperity and victory, get it recited by wise men and hear it.
ma~NgalAShTashataM snAto japanparvaNi parvaNi |
vadhabandhaparikleshaM vyAdhishokaparAbhavam ||2-109-104
if one chants this hymn along with one hundred and eight auspicious names, after taking bath during the days of the changes of the moon, they will not be affected by the sufferings of death and attachment, disease and sorrow.
na cha prApnoti vaikalyaM paratreha cha sharmadam |
dhanyaM yashasyamAyuShyaM pavitraM vedasaMmitam ||2-109-105
This hymn is good for this world and for the other world. This holy hymn equal to the veda-s will provide fortune, fame and long life.
shrImatsvargyaM sadA puNyamapatyajananaM shivam |
shubhaM kShemakaraM nR^INAM medhAjananamuttamam ||2-109-106
This hymn always provides prosperity. It is heavenly, holy, providing progeny and auspicious. This provides good fortune, prosperity. Providing the benefits of penance, this is best for men.
sarvarogaprashamanaM svakIrtikulavardhanam |
This hymn cures all diseases and it increases the fame of self and the race.
shraddadhAno dayopeto yaH paThedAtmavAnnaraH |
sarvapApavishuddhAtmA labhate cha shubhAM gatim ||2-109-107
If a kind hearted person recites this hymn with attention, his soul will be purified of all sins. He will attain an auspicious world.
iti shrImahAbhArate khileShu harivaMshe viShNuparvaNi baladevAhnikaM nAma navAdhikashatatamo.adhyAyaH
Thus this is the one hundred and ninth lesson of viShNuparva, harivaMsha, khila of mahAbhArata, Ahnika by Baladeva

Translator's Notes:

    nIlakaNTha commentary

iti shrImahAbhArate khileShu harivaMshe viShNuparvaNi TIKAyAM navAdhikashatatamo.adhyAyaH ||
##Itranslated by K S Ramachandran, ramachandran_ksr @ yahoo.ca January 23, 2009
Further proof-read by Gilles Schaufelberger, schaufel @ wanadoo.fr
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
June 23. 2011##