Avatars in the Mahabharata

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This page contains a list of the characters of the great epic Mahābhārata and the original devatas or deities whose Avatars they were.

Character Avatar of
Krishna Vishnu[1]
Rukmini Lakshmi[2]
Draupadi Sachi[3]
Duryodhana Kali
Bhishma Dyaus
Drona Brihaspati[4]
Sahadeva Sukracharya
Vidura Dharma
Ashwatthama Rudra[5]
Shantanu Varuna[6]
Bharata Kama[7]
Vyasa Vishnu
Abhimanyu Varchas[8]
Durvasa Shiva
Balarama Shesha
Kamsa Kalanemi[9]
Dhrishtadyumna Agni[10]
Pradyumna Sanatkumara[3]
Jarasandha Viprachitti[11]
Yudhisthira Yama
Arjuna Nara/Indra
Bhima Vayu
Karna Surya
Nakula Ashwini Kumaras (Sahadeva is also an incarnation of Ashwini Kumar and of Sukran)


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