Hindu Mythology: Know why these men are considered immortal

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Immortal people as per hindu mythology? Yes, that’s right. There are some people considered to be immortal or Chiranjeevi as per hindu mythology. Let’s find out about these immortal people as per hindu mythology.immortal people as per hindu mythology



Ashwatthama was the son of  Dronacharya, the guru (teacher) of Pandavas and Kauravas. He was also a friend of Duryodhana. Ashwathama was born with a gem on his forehead that protected him from diseases, weapons, and any other harm that may come his way. During the Mahabharat war, Ashwatthama killed five sons of Pandavas while they were asleep considering them to be the Pandavas. Later, he diverted one of the deadliest astras on earth towards the unborn child of Abhimanyu. Krishna got very angry at this and took his gem embedded on his forehead which left a wound there. Krishna then cursed him with immortality saying that his wound would never heal and he will wander in the world and suffer.

Immortal people as per hindu mythology



Parashurama was the sixth avatar of Lord Vishnu. He was born to rid the earth of immoral rulers. He was blessed with an axe from Lord Shiva after rigorous penance. It is believed that he would appear at the end of Kali Yug to be the Guru of Kalki, Vishnu’s last avatar.



Hanuman, the Vayuputhr sone of vayu (wind) is the dispeller of evil. Lord Hanuman is the symbol of innocence, strength, care, devotion, and knowledge. When Lord Rama decided to return to Vaikunta after killing Ravana, instead of going for Moksha, Hanuman chose to stay on earth to protect the devotees of Rama and be present wherever Rama’s name is recited. Hence, Lord Hanuman is considered to be still alive and counted among 8 immortals “Chiranjeevis” in Hindu Mythology.

Immortal people as per hindu mythology



Vibhishan, who was the younger brother of Demon-King Ravanan fought on the side of Lord Rama. He was blessed as a Chiranjeevi to sustain goodness and virtue in Lanka and to lead people on the path of Dharma.

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Kripacharya was the Kul Guru (teacher) of the Kurus. He was blessed to be a Chiranjeevi (immortality) because of his impartiality towards all of his students. He is often admired as the ideal Guru.

King Mahabali

king mahabali

Mahabali, also known as Bali was a Daitya king. King Mahabali is popularly known as Maveli and Onathappan. Because of his humbleness, Lord Vishnu got pleased with him and blessed him with immortality and allowed him to return to the earth once every year to visit his people. Hence, it is said that the day of Onam is the day of the visit of King Mahabali to Kerala.

Immortal people as per Hindu mythology



Veda Vyasa is the author and a character in one of the greatest epic of Hindus, Mahabharata. The epic represents intelligence, vision, and wisdom. He is also credited as the writer of other important works including the Puranas.



Markandeya is an ancient rishi. The meaning of his name “Markandeya” is the one who conquers over death. He was a devotee of both Lord Shiva and Vishnu. Shiva protected Markandeya from the clutches of death and since then he is considered Chiranjeevi.

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The above names and information is based on hearsay and what is available in the public domain. We do not claim this to be 100% correct and proven.

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