In every mythological story or even man-made stories, the climax ends up with villain getting defeated by the hero. In epics like Mahabharatha or Ramayan, the hero is the Supreme God himself. In a single line, whenever the evil reaches its peak, GOD takes an avatar to balance the society. I don’t know if GOD could do it alone or not but he always takes help from many already existing people on earth to fight evil. As, Lord Ram took help of Hanuman, Vibhishana, Sugriva. etc and Lord Krishna achieved order in society through Pandavas. This cycle repeats for every YUGA and we are currently in KALIYUGA according to ancient Hindu scriptures. It was believed that yet an avatar called Kalki avatar is to be taken by Lord Vishnu to attain good/bad balance in society in this yuga. However, GOD alone can not fight evil whatever Yuga it might be. So, whom are they who help Lord Kalki in this Yuga?
If you have been through scriptures of ancient India, there were many characters who are blessed with immortality. So, here goes the list of mythological characters blessed with immortality and their role in aiding 10th avatar of Lord Vishnu to establish Dharma (Law & Order).
List of Chiranjeevi’s (Immortals) who will exist till the end of Kaliyuga:
There is a shloka in Sanskrit, Known as Chiranjivi shloka
“Aswathama Balir Vyaso Hanumanash cha Vibhishana Krupacharya cha Parashuramam Saptatah Chirjeevanam”
“अश्वत्थामाबलिर्व्यासोहनुमांश्च विभीषण:कृपश्चपरशुरामश्च सप्तैतेचिरंजीविन:।”
Which means that Aswathama, King Mahabali, Veda Vyasa, Hanuman, Vibhishana, Krupacharya and Lord Parashuram are death-defying or imperishable personalities.
2. King Mahabali:
3. Veda Vyasa:
4. Lord Hanuman:
7. Lord Parasurama:
These 7 mythological characters have knowledge on various martial arts and science. Aswathama posses 64 forms of arts and 18 branches of knowledge, Parasurama is a warrior, killed crores of kshatriyas who misused their power and rule, Kripacharya was a teacher of various forms of war methods, Lord Hanuman and Vibhishana are devotees of Lord Rama and aided Lord Rama in battle with Ravana. King Mahabali is a good ruler and also a great warrior who trained Ravana. Veda Vyasa is a great source of knowledge.
Many characters in Ramayan or Mahabharat served their purpose in helping the Supreme God to establish peace and order in society. In the same way, these 7 characters are kept alive to serve their purpose back again in Kaliyuga and even these 7 are going to be Sapt Rishis after Kaliyuga.
What do you think about these characters? Do you feel it’s true? Give your suggestion in the comments section below.