Common Characters From Ramayana And Mahabharata

12 characters from Hindu mythology that existed in both the Ramayana and Mahabharata periods

If you are interested in Hindu mythology, then you must have noticed that there are many such characters who appear in both Ramayana and Mahabharata. Interestingly, both these epics belong to different times, yet similar characters are found in them.

Today we will tell you about 12 such characters of Hindu mythology, which are seen in both Ramayana and Mahabharata.

Common Characters From Ramayana And Mahabharata

1. Jambwant

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In the Ramayana, Jambavant is part of Rama’s monkey army, he made Hanuman realize his strength and power, which Hanuman had forgotten due to the curse. At the same time, in the Mahabharata, he is the father-in-law of Lord Krishna. It is said that the fight between Jambavant and Krishna was going on for 3-4 weeks, when Jambavant got tired, he came to know that the true form of Krishna was revealed. He gave the gem to Krishna and his daughter Jambavati, one of the consorts of Lord Krishna.

2. Maharishi Durvasa

 Maharishi Durvasa
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Durvasa is known for his anger in the Ramayana. Because of them, Lakshman, the brother of Lord Rama, has to leave Ayodhya. At the same time, in the Mahabharata, he is described as a sage, who easily grants a boon when someone is pleased. He taught the Atharvaveda mantra to Kunti, from which 3 Pandavas were born.

3. Narad Muni

Narad Muni
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Narada Muni is known for his gossip in both epics. In Ramayana, he encouraged Valmiki to write Ramayana. At the same time, in the Mahabharata, he was one of those sages who participated in the peace talks of Krishna in Hastinapur.

4. Vayu Dev

Vayu Dev
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Vayu Dev, also known as the god of wind, is the father of both Hanuman and Bhima. Hanuman is known as Pawanputra and Bhima as Vayuputra. He is known as a half-brother.

5. Shakti Maharishi

Shakti Maharishi
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In the Ramayana, Vashistha was the guru of Lord Rama and Lakshmana. He was married to Arundhati and had a son, Shakti. The Mahabharata mentions Shakti as the father of Parashara, who is also the author of the Vishnu Purana.

Common Characters From Ramayana And Mahabharata

6. Mayasur

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In the Ramayana period, the father of Ravana’s wife Mandodari was Mayasura. At the same time, in the Mahabharata, the building of the Pandavas was built by Mayasur. This building was named Mayasabha.

7. Maharishi Bhardwaj

Maharshi Bharadwaja
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In the Ramayana, Lord Rama and Sita met him at his ashram at the beginning of their journey to exile. Maharishi requested Rama to stay with him, but very politely Rama refused and decided to go to the jungles. At the same time, in the Mahabharata, he was the father of Drona, the teacher of the Kauravas and the Pandavas.

8. Kuber

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In Ramayana, Kuber is known as the god of wealth. He is the half-brother of Ravana. In the Mahabharata, Kubera is described as the son of Prajapati Pulastya. It is said that he was born from a cow.

9. Parashuram

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Parashurama is mentioned in Ramayana in Ram-Sita Swayamvar. In the Mahabharata, Bhishma Pitamah, Dronacharya and Karna’s guru Parashurama were the only ones.

10. Hanuman

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In Treta Yuga, where Hanuman ji had a lot of contributions in getting the works of Lord Rama completed. At the same time, when the exile period of Pandavas was going on in Dwapar Yuga, then Bhima meets Hanuman ji in a forest. While walking in the forest, Bhima’s footfalls on the tail of Hanuman Ji. When Bhima asks him to remove the tail, Hanuman Ji said you are powerful, you should remove my tail, but Bhima could not remove the tail even after applying his full power. Bhima understands that this monkey is Hanuman himself.

11. Vibheeshan

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In Ramayana, Vibhishana is the younger brother of Ravana and was a true devotee of Lord Rama, so he helped Rama against his brother. At the same time, it is mentioned in Mahabharata that Vibhishana had sent gems to Yudhishthira’s Rajasuya Yagya.

12. Agastya Muni

Agastya Rishi
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In the Ramayana, sage Agastya, before the battle with Ravana, hands over the divine bow and arrows to Lord Rama and tells him about the evil nature of Ravana. At the same time, in the Mahabharata, he stops the Vindhya mountain from rising so that the sun, moon and all living beings can easily cross it.

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