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PHOTOS: Eight people who've been alive for 1,000 years

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  • Apr 26, 2013, 12:50 PM IST
PHOTOS: Eight people who've been alive for 1,000 years
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According to many Hindu religious scriptures, there is a mention about immortality. Those who receive this immortality never die. The same has been mentioned in Rigveda as well. There is a famous ancient story about immortality. As per the story, after being cursed by Maharshi Durvasa when Indra Dev along with other Gods had become too weak, the demons had attacked and defeated them.

After being defeated by the demons, all the Gods went up to Lord Vishnu and narrated the incident before him.

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    Lord Vishnu then advised the Gods to extract nectar (for immortality) by churning the Kshir Sagar with the help of demons. The same was done. When the nectar came out of the water, Lord Vishnu indicated the son of Indra Dev and he picked the nectar and flew in the air. Angry demons followed him and captured him half way.

    To get the nectar back from the demons, a battle for 12 days was fought. To pacify the strife, Lord Vishnu in disguise of Mohini distributed the nectar to Gods and demons in equal amounts. 

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    But there are eight people who are immortal and their names have been mentioned in the Hindu religious scriptures. A shloka in Mahabharat also reveals this fact. Click on the slide show to know these people…

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    Lord Parshuram

    He is one of the 10 avatars of Lord Vishnu. He had destroyed unjust warriors 21 times. Seeing his generosity, Lord Vishnu had appointed him as gatekeeper.  

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    Ashwatthama

    Ashwatthama has been immortalized in the scriptures.

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    Ved Vyas

    The writer of Mahabharat, Ved Vyas was immortalized too.

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    Vibhishan

    The younger brother of Raavan, Vibhishan had helped Lord Rama.

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    Raja Bali

    He sacrificed everything he had to King Vaaman.

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    Lord Hanuman

    He has been considered as one of the eight Chiranjivi’s.

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    Kripacharya

    He was the guru of Kaurava’s and Pandava’s.

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    Markanday

    He was the prime devotee of Lord Shiva.

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