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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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