Seven Chiranjeevis in Hinduism

There are seven Chiranjeevis as mentioned in Hinduism scriptures. Chiranjivis are those people who are believed to be still alive throughout this Kali Yuga until the start of Satya Yuga. Chiranjivis is a Sanskrit word which is a combination of two words “Chiram” which means “long” and “Jivi” means “lived”. There are mainly Seven Chiranjeevis in Hinduism. The Sapta Chiranjeevi mentioned in Hindu Puranas are

1) Ashwattama
2) Mahabali
3) Sage Vyasa
4) Lord Hanuman
5) Vibhishana
6) Kripacharya
7) Lord Parashurama

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1) Ashwattama

Ashwatthama was the son of Dronacharya and is one of the characters from the epic Mahabharata.

2) Mahabali

King Bali or Maveli was the grandson of Prahlada and was a benevolent Asura king.

3) Sage Vyasa

Vyasa Maharshi or Veda Vyasa was the sage who narrated the epic Mahabharata. Vaishnavites regard Vyasa as an avatar of Lord Vishnu.

4) Lord Hanuman

Also known as Bajrang Bali, Hanuman is one of the main characters of epic Ramayana. Hanuman is an ardent devotee of Lord Ram.

5) Vibhishana

Vibhishana or Bibhishan is the brother of Ravana and is a character in the epic Ramayana. Vibhishana got the boon that he will be become immortal.

6) Kripacharya

Kripacharya or Krupacharya is a main character from the epic Mahabharata. Also known as Kripa, he fought in the great battle of Kurukshetra for the Kaurava side.

7) Lord Parasurama

Lord Parasurama or Parashurama is the sixth avatar of Lord Vishnu.

15 comments:

  1. what about , both are also chiranjeevi's

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  2. Saptitaantam smaren nityam MARKANDEYAM athaashtakam
    Markandeya is eight-th one !!

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  3. But Vibishana cannot be counted as a Chiranjevi rite since he had a boon to remain alive only till the end of Treta Yuga. Also Ashwataama had a curse of immortality from Lord Krishna so his soul would dwindle in the places of sin alone till the end of the Kali yuga. So he cannot be counted as a true hero as he was not granted the boon for righteous reasons. Because of his curse he should be struggling.

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  4. But Ashwatama got a curse in a wrong manner so he cannot be considered a true hero as his soul would be dwindling in places of sin alone and lonely because of the curse given by Bhagwan Krishna till the end of Kali yuga. Vibishana had a boon to be alive only till the end of Treta Yuga, so I don't think he can be considered chiranjeevi.!!! Someone with more profound knowledge can give their thoughts on this.

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  5. What are these chiranjeevis doing now? What is their relevance in modern context?

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  6. U dont believe... , i have seen vyasamaharshi , had little talks , but my bad luck is the discussion ended in between the issue , bcz my mind disturbed , i went from there , after i got to know he is chiranjeevi vyasa maharshi.........

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  7. What r u saying👆KARTIK kumar

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  8. Very nice. These are very powrrful names. Remember these powerful name and say on yours or any others birthday.

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  9. Very nice. Why only seven are chiranjeevi's - what is significance of each of them for such status, will somebody explain

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  10. Chiranjivi are also considered person who lived a long life, long like a complete Yuga. So some other names are -
    1. Jambavan - He helped Lord Rama and was blessed with long life, later Krishna fought with him and killed him setting him free from this world. Krishna married his daughter.

    2. Markanday- Sage who made Mrityunjay Mantra, worshiper of Lord Shiva lived and Lord Vishnu. He lived a long life and left earth for noble cause (sorry I forgot what it was, will add as soon as possible)

    3. Devapi - He is believed to be elder brother of Shanthanu(grandfather of Pandavas), he was/is immortal sage. Scholars are confused about him and know nothing much too.

    4. Saptarishis - Seven sages,

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  11. Ashwathaama Balir Vyasaha Hanumanthra vibeeshanaha Kriba Parasuramas cha Saptaitey Chiranjeevinaha Om Namah Shivay

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  12. 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.

    Apart from these seven, Markandeya, a great rishi Who was blessed by Shiva, and Jambavan, a strong and wellknown character from Ramayana are also considered as Chiranjivins.
    Thanks with Regards
    K N Mandhata

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  13. Thanks for the great post Sri Kandarp Narayan Mandhata ji

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  14. Where we can see all this chiranjivis Any I'dea

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