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The following is a list of the avatars of epic Mahabharata and the original devatas or the deities or others whose avatars or portions they were of.

Character Avatar/Portion of
Abhimanyu Varchas, son of Chandra and Rohini
Arjuna Portion of Indra, Rebirth of sage Nara portion of Vasava[1][2]
Ashwatthama Portion of Rudra, Kama, Krodha, Yama

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Amitaujas Ketuman
Balarama Portion of Shesha, Vishnu[4]
Bahlika One of Krodhavasas
Bhadra Lakshmi
Bhagadatta Bashkala
Bhanumati Sanjana
Bhima Portion of Vayu
Bhishma Prabhasa (Vasu of the Star)
Brihadratha Asura Sukshma
Chandravarma Asura Chandra
Dantavakra Vijaya
Danda and Dandadhara (two princes of Magadha) Krodhahantri and Krodhavardana
Darada Asura Surya
Damayanti Ahukaa, the wife of Ahuk
Devaki Aditi
Dhrishtadyumna Portion of Agni
Dhenuka Rebirth of Khara (Ramayan)
Dhristaketu Anuhlda, Brother of Prahlada
Dhritarasthra Hansa, the son of Arishta
Dirghaprajna Vrishaparva
Draupadi Portion of Shachi
Drona portion of Brihaspati
Drupada One of Maruts
Drumasena Garishta
Durvasa portion of Shiva
Duryodhana portion of Kali (demon)
Eklavya One of Krodhavasas
Hanuman Shiva
Gandhari Mati
Iravan Vacchi, son of Chandra and Revati
Jarasandha Viprachitti[5]
Jayatsena One of Kalakeyas
Jambavati Lakshmi
Kalindi Yamuna
Kamsa Kalanemi[6]
Karna Avatar of Surya.[2]
Kratha Rahu
Kripa One of the Rudras
Kripi Tara
Krishna Avatar of Vishnu
Kritavarma One of Maruts
Kshema One of Krodhavasas
Kshemadhurti One of Krodhavasas
Kunti Siddhi
Lakshmana Lakshmi
Madri Dhriti
Maniman Vritra, the son of Danayu
Mitravinda Ganga
Nakula Portion of Ashvins
Nagnajit/Nagnajita Ishupa
Nagnajiti Niladevi(Lakshmi)
Nala Ahuk, the forester
Nanda Rebirth of Dasharatha (Ramayan)
Narada Portion of Vishnu
Nila One of Krodhavasas
Parashurama Vishnu
Paurava Sarabha
Paundraka Vasudeva Vena
Pradyumna Incarnation of Kama, portion of Sanatkumara
Revati Jyothismati
Rohini Surabhi
Rukmi One of Krodhavasas
Rukmini Sridevi(Lakshmi)[7]
Rochamana Asvagriva
Sahadeva Portion of Ashvins
Samba Avatar of Kartikeya[8]
Samudrasena One of Kalakeyas
Satyabhama Bhudevi(Lakshmi)
Satyaki One of Maruts
Satyavati Achchhoda
Savitri Portion of Goddess Savitri
Senabindu Tuhunda
Shalva Ajaka
Shalya Sanhlda, Brother of Prahlada
Shakuni Dvapara Yuga
Shantanu Mahabhisha
Shikhandi Rebirth of Amba
Shishupala Jaya
Sons of Ganga Vasus
Sreniman One of Kalakeyas
Subala Disciple of Prahlada
Subhadra rebirth of Trijata
Sunaka Chandrahantri
Ugrasena Swarbhanu
Ulupi Maya
Upapandavas Visvadevas
Urvashi Malini, the brahmin woman
Uttamaujas and Yudhamanyu Amshuman and Aryaman
Vasudev Kashyapa
Vidura Dharma
Virata One of Maruts
Vindhyavasini Yogmaya
Vyasa Portion of Vishnu, Avatar of Rishi Aparantamas
Yashoda Rebirth of Kaikeyi (Ramayan)
Yudhishthira Portion of Dharma
Five Kekaya brothers Aswashira, Ayashira, Ayashanka, Gaganamurdha and Vegavan
16100 wives of Krishna Portion of Apsaras

Krishna Dvaipayana Vyasa is partial incarnation of Vishnu. Duryodhana's brothers Kaurava were rebirth of Asuras. Radha and Rukmini are incarnations of Maha Lakshmi in various traditions. Eklavya, Rukmi, Bahlika, Nila, Srutayudha(Srutayu), Kshema and Kshemadhurti was the incarnations of Krodhavasas.[citation needed]

References

  1. ^ "The Mahabharata, Book 3: Vana Parva: Kairata Parva: Section XL". www.sacred-texts.com.
  2. ^ a b "The Padma Purana,Section 1:Chapter 14". Wisdom Library.
  3. ^ "The Mahabharata,Book 1:Adi Parva:Section LXVII". sacred texts.
  4. ^ "Bhagavata purana,Canto 1:Creation:Chapter 3". Vedabase.
  5. ^ "The Mahabharata, Book 1: Adi Parva: Sambhava Parva: Section LXVII". sacred-texts.com.
  6. ^ "The Hare Krsnas - Battles of Vishnu Avatars - Kalanemi". harekrsna.com.
  7. ^ "The Mahabharata, Book 1: Adi Parva: Sambhava Parva: Section LXVII". sacred-texts.com.
  8. ^ "CHAPTER ONE". vedabase.io. Retrieved 29 April 2022.