Avatars in the Mahabharata

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List of the avatars of great epic Mahābhārata and the original devatas or deities whose avatars they were.

Shantanu
Character Avatar of
Abhimanyu Budha, son of Chandra Dev[1]
Balarama Shesha[2]
Krishna Vishnu[3]
Karna Svetja { Son Of Brahma }, Shani -According to Skanda Purana and Portion of Surya .
Rukmini Lakshmi[4]
Draupadi Bharati, wife of Vayu.[5][6]
Duryodhana Kali demon
Shakuni Dvapara (Dvapara Yuga)
Kauravas Gandhar
Rukmi Aruṇa
Dantavakra Vijaya
Parikshit Varun Dev
Gandhari (character) Part of Mati goddess.
Vasudev Kashyapa
Pandu Younger brother of Gandharva hamsa
Devaki Aditi
Rohini Surabhi
Kunti Part incarnation of Siddhi.
Madri Gandharav Kumari
Hanuman a portion of Shiva
Bhishma 8th Vasu
Drona Brihaspati[7]
Vidura Part incarnation of Dharmathakur
Shishupala Jaya
Ashwatthama Shiva
Varuna[8]
Bharata Kama[9]
Vyasa Vishnu
Abhimanyu Budha[6]
Durvasa Shiva
Kamsa Kalanemi[10]
Dhrishtadyumna Agni[6]
Pradyumna Kama
Jarasandha Viprachitti[6]
Yudhishthira a portion of Yama
Arjuna Nara a sage
Bhima a portion of Vayu
Nakula Ashvins
Sahadeva Ashvins
Kritavarma Maruts
Satyaki Maruts
Drupada Maruts

References[edit]

  1. ^ Devlok with Devdutt Pattanaik Season 2. ISBN 9780143427421.
  2. ^ Shesha
  3. ^ "Vishnu". sanatansociety.org.
  4. ^ "The Mahabharata, Book 1: Adi Parva: Sambhava Parva: Section LXVII". sacred-texts.com.
  5. ^ "The Mahabharata, Book 18: Svargarohanika Parva Index". Sacred-texts.com. Retrieved 2016-01-30.
  6. ^ a b c d "The Mahabharata, Book 1: Adi Parva: Sambhava Parva: Section LXVII". sacred-texts.com.
  7. ^ "The Mahabharata". books.google.com.
  8. ^ "mahaabhaarata taatparya nirNaya". mahabharata-resources.org.
  9. ^ Mahabharata Tatparya Nirnaya Chapter 2
  10. ^ "The Hare Krsnas - Battles of Vishnu Avatars - Kalanemi". harekrsna.com.