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Hinduism - What Is Harivamsha In Hindu Mythology?



 ("Hari's lineage") A work that has long been regarded an appendix to the Mahabharata, the second of the two major Hindu epics.

The Harivamsha is one of the most significant puranas, which detail Hindu deity mythology as well as many other aspects of Hindu life.

The Harivamsha is dedicated to the mythology of the deity Krishna in particular (also known as Hari).

It is particularly significant for the traditional stories of Krishna's boyhood in the Braj area, for which it is the earliest known source.

The Bhagavata Purana, a subsequent book that is regarded the most prominent source for the Krishna faith, expands on the events detailed in the Harivamsha.


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