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117.193.144.235 (talk) 02:28, 8 February 2011 (UTC)== The theory behind 'chiranjeevis' ==

I have read an explanation of this in the Malayalam book Bharata Paryatanam (A journey through the Mahabharata) by the scholar and author Kuttikrishana Marar which was a winner of the Kendra Sahitya Academy Award in the 1970s.

The idea is that a chiranjeevi in the Hindu mythology is not one who won't die, but that they represent seven different natures/characteristics which will stay with the mankind for ever. Marar mentions this only in passing, so we have work out most of them for ourselves.

Each of the seven immortals stands for one of these :

  • Hanuman - selflessness, courage, devotion, energy, strength and righteous conduct
  • Ashwathama- a great warrior, but acted out of cowardice to punish his father's death and got cursed.
  • Vibhishana - the faithful follower of Lord Rama and stood for righteousness.
  • Bali (demon) - valour and charity
  • Kripa - the great teacher
  • Parashurama - one who is the master of all astras , sastras or divine weapons
  • Vyasa - erudition and wisdom

Name change request[edit]

I suppose a name change for this article from Chirinjivin to either Chiranjeevi or Chiranjivi as these are the most relevant to Sanskrit word चिरंजीवी . The extra letter 'n' at the end of the spelling doesn't have any confluence on the word, it is just because some people in Southern India add such syllables to the words. Krishna is made Krishnan and Rama is made Raman in south Indian languages, but still here in wikipedia, we don't see Page names of Krishna or Rama as Krishnan or Raman, then why Chiranjivin?-- DhavalTalk 14:57, 17 February 2010 (UTC)

Requested move[edit]

The following discussion is an archived discussion of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.

The result of the move request was: page moved. DrKiernan (talk) 11:30, 6 March 2010 (UTC)



ChiranjivinChiranjivi — The Sanskrit word is चिरंजीवी, which transliterates either into Chiranjivi or Chiranjeevi, while the current spelling used for the page Chiranjivin transliterates in Sanskrit as चिरंजीवीन्, which is not correct. Also the book published by Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan has spelled it as Chiranjeevi. Not only that, but the spelling Chiranjeevi returns most Google book search results 680 followed by Chiranjivi-662 compared to only 15 for Chiranjivin. But, there is already an existing page Chiranjeevi, which is about an actor, hence proposing to name this as Chiranjivi.-- DhavalTalk 22:11, 25 February 2010 (UTC)

  • Support: Chiranjivi - चिरंजीवी is the nominative or prathama singular (Sanskrit jargon) of the root form चिरंजीवीन् Chiranjivin. The former also is used in (at least) Marathi and Telugu. --Redtigerxyz Talk 02:56, 26 February 2010 (UTC)
The above discussion is preserved as an archive of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on this talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.