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
Abhimanyu Budha , son of Chandra Dev[1]
Balarama Shesha[2]
Krishna Vishnu[3]
Subhadra Yogmaya
Rukmini Lakshmi[4]
Draupadi Shyamla, Yama's wife, Bharati' Vayu's wife, Sachi,wife of Indra, UshaAshwins wife and Parvati.[5][6]
Duryodhana Kali demon
Shakuni Dvapara (Dvapara Yuga)
Kauravas Gandhar
Rukmi Arun Dev
Dantavakra Vijaya
Parikshit Varun Dev
Gandhari (character) Part of Mati goddess.
Vasudev Kashyapa
Pandu Younger brother of Gandharva hamsa
Devaki Aditi
Rohini Surabhi
Kunti Part incarnation of Siddhi.
Madri Gandharav Kumari
Hanuman a portion of Shiva
Bhishma 8th Vasu
Drona Brihaspati[7]
Vidura Part incarnation of Yama and Surya
Shishupala Jaya
Ashwatthama Shiva or Rudra
Shantanu Varuna[8]
Bharata Kama[9]
Vyasa Vishnu
Abhimanyu Varchas[10]
Durvasa Shiva
Kamsa Kalanemi[11]
Dhrishtadyumna Agni[12]
Pradyumna Sanatkumara
Jarasandha Viprachitti[13]
Yudhishthira a portion of Yama
Arjuna a portion of Nara
Bhima a portion of Vayu
Karna a portion of Surya
Nakula Ashvins
Sahadeva Ashvins
Kritavarma Maruts
Satyaki Maruts
Drupada Maruts

References

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