hindu mythology is one of my areas of interest and expertise (preceeded by cricket and movies).
while expanding my knowledge in this field, i came across few trivias which i knew;but had forgotten. one of them is the 7 chiranjeevis (immortals) in purana.interesting names in the list, given that many of them were not on the 'good side'.
According to Hindu mythology, the Chiranjeevins (Sanskrit sing. ciranjiva)
Mahabali , a righteous demon king who conquered heaven, earth, and the underworld, but was forced to give it back by Vamana.
Parashurama,the sixth avatar of Vishnu.
Hanuman, a monkey demi-god who served Rama.
Vibhishana, a man made King of Lanka (now Sri Lanka) by 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 "sentenced" (actually 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.


Anonymous said...

Subbu this is very informative and interesting....we need to have more of these conversations instead of our normal chatter....Manasee.