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Who were the seven immortals in Hindu Mythology??

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Asked by cyrus irani, 10 Jan '10 04:30 pm
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The Sapta-Chiranjivins ("Seven Immortals"):

Mahabali, a righteous demon king who conquered heaven, earth, and the underworld, but was forced to give it back by Vamana.
Parashurama, an avatar of Vishnu.
Vibhishana, Ravana's brother who was made King of Lanka by Rama.
Hanuman, who served Rama.
Vyasa, a sage who narrated the Mahabharata, he was also a sage in the epic.
Kripacharya, a teacher of the princes in the Mahabharata.
Ashwathama, a man cursed to immortality and eternal suffering without love from anybody for his role in the murder of the five sons of the Pandavas and his attempted murder of Arjuna's grandson.
There are several other personages known as chiranjivins, like Jambavantha (Jambavan)and Markandeya, a great rishi.
Answered by anantharaman, 10 Jan '10 04:36 pm

 
  
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When in geeta too it is said that who has come in this world is mortal and he has to go then how come these seven are immortals i could never imagine
Answered by babu rao, 10 Jan '10 06:47 pm

 
  
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The seven immortals represented the eternal truths conceived by the rishis of those times and typified by embodied forms in some characters in epics.
Answered by Ramsingh Sachan, 10 Jan '10 05:45 pm

 
  
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In Hindu mythology, it has been expounded in several puranas and epics like Mahabharata and Ramayana that seven super humans are immortal, free from death's inevitability. In Mrityuloka (The earth) they have been considered exceptions. They were there in past ages - Satyuga, Traita, Dwapar and are still there in Kaliyuga. The mantra which has been said to give human beings good luck, fame and long life if recited everyday is:
"Ashwathaama Balir Vyaso Hanumanash cha Vibhishana Krupacharya cha Parashuramam Saptatah Chirjeevanam"
Which means that Ashwathama, King Bali, Ved Vyasa, Hanuman, Vibhishana (Ravana's Brother), Krupacharya and Parashurama are death-defying or imperishable personalities.
Answered by gkr, 10 Jan '10 05:17 pm

 
  
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