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Characters of Bhagavat

Avatar अवतार
Descend of God; Bhagavat narrates twenty-five Avatars: Chatursana, Narada, Varaha, Matsya, Yagna, Nar-Narayan, Kapila, Dattatreya, Hayagriva, Hansa, Prsnigarbha, Rishabha, Prithu, Narsimha, Kurma, Dhanvantari, Mohini, Vamana, Parshurama, Ram, Vyas, Balrama, Krishna, Buddha and Kalki.
 
Dhruva ध्रुव
Son of King Uttanpada and Suniti; a young prince who left the palace and went into forest at the age of 5 and realized Lord Vishnu through penance and recitation of 'Om namo bhagavate vasudevay' (ch4)
 
Hiranyakashipu and Hiranyaksha हिरण्यकशिपु, हिरण्याक्ष
Jay and Vijay, working as gatekeeper of Vaikunth, abode of Lord Vishnu, got cursed by four Sanat Kumaras; they were born as Hiranyakashipu and Hiranyaksha in first birth, Ravana and Kumbhakarna in second and Shishupal and Dantavakra in third birth.
 
Janmejaya जन्मेजय
Son of Parikshit; Reacting to death of his father, Parikshit by Takshak, he offered all snakes in fire
 
Khatavanga खटवांग
Ancestor of Ram, who willingly gave up his worldly duties; He was mentioned by Lord Krishna as an example of renunciation at the end of one's life.
 
Krishna कृष्ण
Incarnation of Lord Vishnu; son of Devaki and Vasudeva; Brother of Balrama and Subhadra; He killed Kansa, ruler of Mathura; He became charioteer and guided Arjuna in the decisive battle of Mahabharat;
 
Kunti कुंती
Wife of Pandu; mother of Karna and Pandavas
 
Narada नारद
A great devotee of the Lord, who freely roams in the spiritual and material world to spread the glories of the Lord; he incited Sage Vyas to write Srimad Bhagavat; he symbolically holds vina, a musical instrument, in his hand and chants 'Narayan'.
 
Parikshit परीक्षित
son of Abhimanyu (son of Arjuna) and Uttara, who was protected in the womb by Krishna;  he was cursed by a brahmin to die in seven days by snake bite; he attained perfection by listening to Srimad Bhagavat by Shukadeva, son of Sage Vyas.
 
Sanakadi सनकादि
Eternally young Rishi - Sanak, Sanandan, Sanatan and Santkumar, who are considered as descent of God.
 
Shamik शमीक
A rishi, who was offended by King Parikshit; His son,  Shrungi, cursed Parikshit to die of a snakebite 
 
Shaunak शौनक
The chief of the sages who were present in Naimisharanya when Shukdeva narrated Bhagavat to Prikshit
 
Shrungi श्रुंगी
Son of Shamika, who cursed King Parikshit to die in seven days of a snakebite to avenged for his misconduct with his father.
 
Shukdeva शुकदेव
Son of Sage Vyas, who explained the Srimad Bhagavat, to King Parikshit in seven days. 
 
Sutaji सूतजी
Disciple of Shukdeva
 
Uttara उत्तरा
Mother of Parikshit; wife of Abhimanyu, the son born from the marriage between Subhadra and Arjun;  She requested Krishna to protect her unborn child, Parikshit from Aswatthama's brahmastra.
 
Vishnu विष्णु
Hindu Lord; Power of God which is a sustaining force behind the universe. (Brahma - Generator, Vishnu - Operator and Shiva- Destoryer)
 
Vyas व्यास
Great Sage and scholar who created scriptural masterpieces like Mahabharat, Vedas, Puranas and Bhagavad Gita.  He was incited by Naradaji to write Bhagavatam.
 
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