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Avatars in the Mahabharata

List of the avatars of great epic Mahābhārata and the original devatas or deities whose Avatars they were.
Character Avatar of
Balarama Shesha[1]
subhadra Yogmaya[2]
Krishna Vishnu[3]
Rukmini Lakshmi[4]
Draupadi Sachi[5][6]
Duryodhana Kali demon
Shakuni Dvapara (Dvapara Yuga)
Kauravas Daitya
Rukmi Lakshmi
Dantavakra Jaya-Vijaya
Kamsa Jaya-Vijaya
Parikshit Vishnu
Dhritarashtra Shiva
Gandhari (character) Parvati
Vasudev Kashyap
Pandu Kashyap
Devaki Aditi
Kunti Aditi
Madri Diti
Abhimanyu Budha
Hanuman Shiva
Bhishma Dyaus
Drona Brihaspati[7]
Sahadeva Sukracharya and one of Ashwini Kumara brothers
Vidura Yama
Shishupala Jaya-Vijaya
Ashwatthama Shiva[8]
Shantanu Varuna[9]
Bharata Kama[10]
Vyasa Vishnu
Abhimanyu Varchas[11]
Durvasa Shiva
Balarama Shesha
Kamsa Kalanemi[12]
Dhrishtadyumna Agni[13]
Pradyumna Sanatkumara[6]
Jarasandha Viprachitti[14]
Yudhisthira Dharma
Arjuna Nara/Indra
Bhima Vayu
Karna Surya
Nakula Ashwini Kumara (Sahadeva is also an incarnation of Ashwini Kumar and of Sukracharya)


References

  1. ^ Shesha
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ Vishnu Avatar Incarnations
  4. ^ The Mahabharata, Book 1: Adi Parva: Sambhava Parva: Section LXVII page 145
  5. ^ http://www.sacred-texts.com/hin/m18/index.htm
  6. ^ a b The Mahabharata, Book 1: Adi Parva: Sambhava Parva: Section LXVII Page 145
  7. ^ The Mahabharata
  8. ^ Lord Shiva
  9. ^ Mahabharata Tatparya Nirnaya Chapter 11
  10. ^ Mahabharata Tatparya Nirnaya Chapter 2
  11. ^ The Mahabharata, Book 1: Adi Parva: Sambhava Parva: Section LXVII Page 143
  12. ^ The Hare Krsnas - Battles of Vishnu Avatars - Kalanemi
  13. ^ The Mahabharata, Book 1: Adi Parva: Sambhava Parva: Section LXVII Page 144
  14. ^ The Mahabharata, Book 1: Adi Parva: Sambhava Parva: Section LXVII Page 139
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