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Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva are the trinity of gods in Hinduism. Brahma is considered as creator, Vishnu as protector and Shiva as destructor. They are considered to be born as Swayambhu, which means "self-manifested".

1. Lord Shiva Lineage:

Lord Shiva – Wife – Goddess Parvati.

Sons - Ganapathi, Kartikeya, Ayyappa (from Mohini).

Daughter - Ashokasundari

Incarnations of the Lord Shiva are Bhairava, Nataraja, Pashupati, Rudra, Ardhanari.

Incarnations of the Goddess Parvati are Durga and Kali.

2. Lord Vishnu Lineage:

Lord Vishnu – Wives – Goddess Lakshmi, Bhumi.

Dashavatara by Lord Vishnu: Dashavatara refers to the ten avatars of Vishnu, the Hindu God of universal preservation. Matsya (Fish), Kurma (Tortoise), Varaha (Boar), Narasimha (Man-Lion), Vamana (Dwarf), Parashurama, Rama, Krishna, Buddha and Kalki

Other incarnations of the Lord Vishnu are Adi Purusha, Eternal Youths, Narada, Nara-Narayana, Kapila, Dattatraya, Yagya, Rishabh, Prithu, Dhanvantari, Mohini, Hayagreeva, Veda Vyasa, Balarama.

Incarnations of the Goddess Lakshmi are Sita, Rukmini, Radha and Padmavati.

3. Lord Brahma Lineage:

Lord Brahma – Wife – Goddess Saraswati

Lord Brahma (First Manu) - Four Manasaputras (Kumaras) - Sanaka, Sanandana, Sanatana and Sanat Kumara. They devoted themselves to God and celibacy (Brahmacharya).

Lord Brahma - Six Manasaputras - Marichi (Second Manu), Atri, Angiras, Pulastya, Pulaha and Kratu

Lord Brahma - born from right thumb - Daksha Prajapati

Lord Brahma - born from left thumb - Bhu Devi

Lord Brahma - born from right breast – Dharma

Lord Brahma - born from heart – Maharishi Bhrigu

Lord Brahma - Manasaputra – Sthana

Lord Brahma - Manasaputra – Vashistha

Lord Brahma - Manasaputra – Pulastya

Lord Brahma - another two sons, Dhatri and Vidhatri – daughter, Lakshmi – sons, sky-ranging horses.

Marichi - One son - Kashyapa (Third Manu)

Angiras & Surupa – 3 sons - Utathya, Samvarta and Brihaspati, Yogasiddhi is daughter.

Atri – Sages as children.

Pulastya – Rakshasas, Monkeys, Kinnaras (half-men and half-horses), and Yakshas.

Pulaha - Salabhas (the winged insects), the lions, the Kimpurushas (half-lions and half-men), the tigers, bears, and wolves.

Kratu - Valikhilyas.

Sthana – 11 sons (Rudras) - Mrigavayadha, Sarpa, Niriti, Ajaikapat, Ahivradhna, Pinaki, Vamadeva, Dahaneswara, Kapali, Sthanu, Bharga.

Sage Kardama (Prajapati) and Devahuti - 9 children- Anasuya, Arundhati, Kapila and so on

Prajapati Lineage:

First Manu – Son - Prajapati

Prajapati: 7 wives - Dhruma, BrahmaVidya, Manasvini, Rata, Swasa, Shandili, Prabhata. And the sons of Prajapati were eight and were called Vasus. They were Dhara (Earth), Dhruva (Star), Soma (Moon), Aha (Atmosphere), Anila (Wind), Anala (Fire), Pratyusha (Sun), and Prabhasa (Sky).

Prajapati & Dhumra – Dhara - Dravina and Huta-Havya-Vaha

Prajapati & BrahmaVidya - Dhruva – Kala

Prajapati & Manasvini – Soma – Varchas - Sisira, Prana, Ramana and daughter named Prudha from Manohara. Prudha had 10 sons who were gandharva Kings

Prajapati & Rata – Aha - Jyotih, Sama, Santa, and Muni.

Prajapati & Swasa – Anila (wife Siva) - Manojava and Avijnataagati

Prajapati & Sandilya – Hutasana (Anala) - Kumara (Kartikeya), Sakha, Visakha, Naigameya.

Prajapati & Prabhata – Pratyusha and Prabhasa

Pratyusha - son - Devala

Prabhasa & Yogasiddhi - son - Lord Vishwakarma (Tvastr as per Rig Veda)

Lord Vishwakarma - 1 daughter and 5 sons - Saranya is daughter. Manu (Blacksmith), Maya (Carpenter), Thwastha (Metal Craftsman), Shilpi (Stone Carver), Vishvajnya (Goldsmith)

Dharma Lineage:

Dharma: three sons - Sama, Kama and Harsha (Peace, Desire and Joy).

Sama – wife – Prapti

Kama – wife – Rati

Harsha – wife – Nanda

Maharishi Bhrigu Lineage:

Maharishi Bhrigu – 2 sons – Kavi, Chyavana

Kavi - 1 son - Shukra

Shukra - 4 sons, 2 daughter - Chanda, Amarka, Twaashtra and Dharaatra are sons, Divi & Devayani are daughters.

Chyavana & Arushi (daughter of Manu) – Aurva – 100 sons, one is Ruchika.

Ruchika & Satyavati – 1 son – Jamadagni

Satyavati's mother son (bless from Ruchika) - 1 son - Kaushika (later Vishvamitra)

Jamadagni & Renuka –  Vasu, Viswa Vasu, Brihudyanu, Brutwakanwa and Parasurama.

Maharishi Vashistha Lineage:

Vashistha & Arundhati - son - Shakti Muni

Shakti Muni - son - Parashara

Parashara & Satyavati - son -Veda Vyasa

Veda Vyasa & Pinjala (Vatika) - son - Suka

Daksha Prajapati Lineage:

Daksha Prajapati & Bhu Devi - 1000 sons (not married) and 50 daughters (married)
50 daughters - 10 married Dharma, 27 (Nakshatras) married Chandra and 13 married Kashyapa.

Dharma wives: Kirti, Lakshmi, Dhriti, Medha, Pushti, Sraddha, Kria, Buddhi, Lajja, and Mali.

Chandra wives: Ashwini, Bharani, Kruttika, Rohini, Mriga, Aardra, Punarvasu, Pushya, Aashlesha, Magha, Poorva Falguni, Uttara Falguni, Hasta, Chitra, Swaati, Vishaakha, Anuradha, Jyeshtham, Mool, Poorvaashaadha, Uttaraashaadha, Shravan, Dhanishtha, Shatataaraka, Poorva Bhaadrapada, Uttara Bhaadrapada and Revati.

Kashyapa wives: Aditi, Diti, Danu, Kala, Danayu, Sinhika, Krodha, Pradha, Viswa, Vinata, Kapila, Muni, and Kadru.

Kashyapa Lineage:

Kashyapa & Aditi - 12 sons (Adityas) – Dhatri, Mitra, Aryaman, Sakra, Varuna, Ansa, Vaga, Vivasvan (Fourth Manu), Usha, Savitri, Tvastri and Vishnu. Indra, Vamana were born to Kashyapa & Aditi.

Kashyapa & Diti - 1 son - Hiranyakasipu (Daityas – descendents of Diti)

Kashyapa & Danu – 40 sons (Danavas) - Viprachitti, Namuchi, Pauloman, Asiloman, Kesi, Durjaya, Ayahsiras, Aswasiras, Aswasanku, Gaganamardhan, Vegavat, Swarbhanu, Aswa, Aswapati, Vrishaparvan, Ajaka; Aswagriva, Sukshama, Tuhunda, Ekapada, Ekachakra, Virupaksha, Mahodara, Nichandra, Nikumbha, Kupata, Kapata; Sarabha, Sulabha, Surya, Chandramas, Ekaksha, Amritapa, Pralamva, Naraka, Vatrapi, Satrutapana, Satha, Gavishtha, Vanayu, and Dirghajiva.

Kashyapa & Kala - 8 sons (Kaleyas) – Vinasana, Krodha, Krodhahantri, Krodhasatru

Kashyapa & Danayu - 4 sons - Vikshara, Vala, Vira, and Vritra (bulls among the Asuras)

Kashyapa & Sinhika - 4 sons – Rahu, Suchandra, Chandrahantri, and Chandrapramardana.

Kashyapa & Krodha – 1 son – Krodhavasaganamu

Kashyapa & Pradha – 14 sons - Gandharvas - Siddha, Purna, Varhin, Purnayus, Brahmacharin, Ratiguna, Suparna, Viswavasu, Bhanu, Suchandra. Ativahu, Haha, Huhu and Tumvuru were later born as sons.

22 daughters - Anavadya Manu, Manuvu, Vansa, Asura, Marganapria, Anupa, Subhaga, Vasi as daughters. 14 apsaras were born and they are Alamvusha, Misrakesi, Vidyutparna, Tilottama, Aruna, Rakshita, Rambha, Manorama, Kesini, Suvahu, Surata, Suraja, and Supria.

Kashyapa & Vinata - 2 sons - Aruna and Garuda

Kashyapa & Kapila - Cows, Amrutham, Brahmins, Gritachi, Menaka

Kashyapa & Muni - 16 sons (Gandharvas)  - Bhimasena, Ugrasena, Varuna, Gopati, Dhritarashtra, Suryavarchas, Satyavachas, Arkaparna, Prayuta, Visrutha, Bhima, Chitraratha, Salisira, Parjanya, Kali and Narada.

Kashyapa & Kadru – 1000 Serpents - Sheshanaga, Vasuki, Elapatra, Manasa, Kumara, Kulika etc.

Kashyapa’s Sons Lineage:

Gods Lineage:

Vivasvan & Saranya - 3 Sons & 1 daughter - Vaivasvata Manu, twins Yama and his sister Yami, Shani, Tapti.

Savitri & Vadava (Tvashtri took the form of a female horse) – Aswins, the twins.

Demons Lineage:

The descendents of Diti (Daityas), Danu (Danavas), Kala (Kaleyas), Danayu, Sinhika and Krodha are Demons.

Hiranyakasipu  – Prahlada, Sahradha, Anuhrada, Sivi and Vashkala.

Prahlada - Virochana, Kumbha, and Nikumbha

Virochana – Mahabali

Mahabali – Banan (Mahakala)

Varuna & Jyeshta (Divi) - a son Vala, and a daughter Sura (wine).

Sura - a son Adharma (Sin)

Adharma (wife Niriti) - 4 sons – Nairitas, Bhaya (fear), Mahabhaya (terror), and Mrityu (Death)

Other Species Lineage:

Garuda - six sons - Sumukha, Suvarna, Subala, Sunaama, Sunethra and Suvarchas (Birds)

Aruna & Syeni - Sampati and Jatayu, Hawks and Vultures (Birds).

Tamra - 6 daughters – Kaki, Kauchi, Syeni , Bhasi , Dhritarashtri, and Shuki.

Kaki – Crow

Kauchi - Owls

Bhasi - Hen, Cocks

Dhritarashtri - Ducks, Swans and Chakravakam (ruddy goose or Brahmany duck).

Suki - Chilaka (Birds)

Krodha - 9 daughters - Mrigi, Mrigamanda, Hari, Bhadramana, Matangi, Sarduli, Sweta, Surabhi, and Surasa.

Mrugi – all animals of the deer species

Mrugamanda - all animals of the bear species, wild boars and those called Srimara (sweet-footed).

Hari – Monkeys, the cow-tailed animals.

Bhadramana – Airavata – celestial elephants

Matangi – Elephants

Sarduli – Lions, Tigers, leopards and all other strong animals.

Sweta - Airaavana, Pundareeka, Vaamana, Kumuda, Anjana, Pushpadanta, Sarwabhouma, Suprateeka whose wives are Abhra, Kapila, Pingala, Anupama, Taamraparni, Subhradanti, Angana, Anjanaavati.

Surabhi – daughters - Rohini, Gandharvi , Vimala and Anala.

Rohini - Kine

Gandharvi - all animals of the horse species

Anala - Mountains, trees and plants

Surasa – Kanka (a species of long-feathered birds), Nagas, Punnagas.

Sage Pulastya Lineage:

Sage Pulastya & Havirbhu - 2 sons - Vishrava and Agastya

Sage Agastya & Lopamudra - 2 sons - Bhringi & Achutha

Sage Vishrava - 2 wives - Ilavida & Kekasi

Sage Vishrava & Ilavida (daughter of sage Bharadwaja) - 1 son - Kubera

Sage Vishrava & Kekasi (Asura Princess) - 3 son & 1 daughter: Ravana, Vibhishana, Kumbakarna and Soorpanaka

Kubera & Bhadra (Riddhi) - 3 sons - Nalakubara, Manigriva or Varna-kavi and Mayuraja

Ravana - 3 wives and 7 sons - Mandodari is major wife.

Ravana - 7 sons - Indrajit, Prahast, Atikay, Akshya Kumar, Devantak, Narantak and Trishir

Vibhishana & Sarama - a daughter - Trijata

Kumbakarna - 2 sons - Kumbha and Nikumbha

Soorpanaka married Dushtabuddhi

Vaivasvata Manu Lineage:

Vaivasvata Manu or Sraddhadeva Manu (Fifth Manu) - 10 childrens - Vena, Dhrishnu, Narishyant, Naabhag, Ikshwaku, Kaarush, Sharyati, Ila, Prishadhra and Nabhagarishti. They are collectively called as Sixth Manu. They are Brahmins, Kshatriyas, Vaishyas and Shudras. Ila was able to transform herself as a Man and Women. Ila is called as Sudhyumna, when she is Man. Sudhyumna had three sons, Utkala, Gaya and Vinathu.

From Ikshwaku - Lord Rama descended.

From Ila as Women - Lord Krishna, Pandavas and Kauravas descended.

Ikshvaku Lineage (Surya Vamsa):

Ikshvaku - Kukshi - Vikukshi - Bana - Anaranya - Prithu - Trishanku - Dhundhumara - Yuvanashva - Mandhata - Susandhi - Dhruvasandhi and Presenajit

Dhruvasandhi - Bharata - Bahu (Asita) - Sagara - Asamanja - Amsumana - Dileepa - Bhagiratha - Kakustha - Raghu - Kalmashapada - Shankhana - Sudarshana - Agnivarna - Shighra - Maru - Prashushruka - Ambarisha - Aja - Dasharatha - Rama, Lakshmana, Bharata and Shatrughna

Rama & Sita - Kusha and Lava

Kusha - Atithi - Nishadha - Nala - Nabha - Pundarika - Kshemadanvan - Devanika - Ahina - Pariyatra - Balasthala - Vajranabha - Sagana - Vidhriti - Hiranyanabha - Pushpa - Dhruvasandhi - Sudarsana -Agnivarna - Sighra - Maru - Prasusruta - Sandhi - Amarsha - Mahaswat - Visvabahu - Prasenajit -Takshaka - Brihadbala

Ailas Lineage (Chandra Vamsa):

Brihaspati/ Chandra & Tara - Budha

Budha & Ila - Pururavas

Pururavas & Urvashi - Ayus, Amavasu, Vishvayu, Shrutayu, Shatayu and Dridhayu

Ayus & Swarbhanu - Nahusha, VruddhaSharma, Raji, Gaya and Anenasa

Nahusha & Viraja - Yati, Yayati, Samyati, Ayati, Viyati and Kriti

Yayati & Devayani – Yadu, Turvasu (Yavana)

Yayati & Sharmistha – Druhyu, Anu, Puru

Yadu Dynasty (Yadavas):

Yadu - Kroshtu - Vrujjinvanta - Swahi - Swati - Rasadu - Chitrarath - Shashabindu - Pruthusravas - Antar - Suyajna - Ushanas - Shineyu - Maruta - Kambalbarhis - Rukmakavach - Paravrushta - Jayamadh - Vidarbh - Kray - Kunti - Dhashti - Nivrutti - Dashai - Vyom - Jimut - Vikruti - Bhimrath - Rathvar - Navrath - Dashrath - Ekadashrath - Shakuni - Kurambhi - Devrat - Devkshetra - Devan - Madhu - Puruvash - Puruhotra - Anshu - Satvat - Bhim - Bhajman - Chitrarath - Vidurath - Shoor - Sharman - Pratikshatra - Swayambhoj - Hridik - Devbhithush - Shoor - Vasudev - Krishna

Puru Dynasty:

Puru & Kausalya - Janmejay

Janmejay & Anatha - Pracheenwantha

Pracheenwantha & Asmaki - Samyati

Samyati & Varangi - Ahamyati

Ahamyati & Bhanumathi - SaarvaBhouma

SaarvaBhouma & Sunanda - Jayatsena

Jayatsena & Susravasa - Suracheena

Suracheena & Maryada - Ariha

Ariha & Aangi - MahaBhouma

MahaBhouma & Suyagnya - Ayuthanayi

Ayuthanayi & Kama - Akrodhana

Akrodhana & Ramba - Devathithi

Devathithi & Maryada - Ruchika

Ruchika & Sudeva - Ruksha

Ruksha & Jwala - Mathinaara

Mathinaara & Saraswati - Trisha

Trisha & Kalindi - Ilina

Ilina & Rathantara – Dushyanta

Dushyanta & Shakuntala - Bharata

Bharata & Sunanda - Bhumanyu

Bhumanyu & Vijaya - Sahotra

Sahotra & Suvarna - Hasti

Hasti & Yashodhara - Vikunthana

Vikunthana & VasuDeva - Ajameedha

Ajameedha & Kaikeyi, Gandhari and Ruksha - 124 sons including Samvarana

Samvarana & Surya Kumari Tapati - Kuru

Kuru Dynasty

Kuru & Subhangi - Vidhooradha

Vidhooradha & Sampriya - Anaswa

Anaswa & Amrutha - Parikshitha

Parikshitha & Suyasa - Bhimasena

Bhimasena & Kumari - Pratisravasana

Pratisravasana - Prateepa

Prateepa & Sibhi – Shantanu

Shantanu & Ganga - Bhishma

Shantanu & Satyavati -Vichitravirya & Chitrangada

Vichitravirya/ Vyasa & Ambika - Dhritarashtra

Vichitravirya/ Vyasa & Ambalika - Pandu

Pandu/ Yama & Kunti – Yudhishtira

Pandu/ Vayu & Kunti – Bhima

Pandu/ Indra & Kunti – Arjuna

Pandu/ Ashvins & Madri – Nakula and Sahadeva

Dhritarashtra & Gandhari – 100 sons and a daughter.

100 sons - Duryodhana, Dushasana, Dussahan, Dussalan, Jalagandhan, Saman, Sahan, Vindhan, Anuvindhan, Durdharshan, Subaahu, Dushpradharshan, Durmarshanan, Durmukhan, Dushkarnan, Vikarnan, Saalan, Sathwan, Sulochanan, Chithran, Upachithran, Chithraakshan, Chaaruchithran, Saraasanan, Durmadan, Durvigaahan, Vivilsu, Vikatinandan, Oornanaabhan, Sunaabhan, Nandan, Upanandan, Chithrabaanan, Chithravarman, Suvarman, Durvimochan, Ayobaahu, Mahaabaahu, Chithraamgan, Chithrakundalan, Bheemavegan, Bheemabalan, Vaalaky, Belavardhanan, Ugraayudhan, Sushenan, Kundhaadharan, Mahodaran, Chithraayudhan, Nishamgy, Paasy, Vrindaarakan, Dridhavarman, Dridhakshathran, Somakeerthy, Anthudaran, Dridhasandhan, Jaraasandhan, Sathyasandhan, Sadaasuvaak, Ugrasravas, Ugrasenan, Senaany, Dushparaajan, Aparaajithan, Kundhasaai, Visaalaakshan, Duraadharan, Dridhahasthan, Suhasthan, Vaathavegan, Suvarchan, Aadithyakethu, Bahwaasy, Naagadathan, Ugrasaai, Kavachy, Kradhanan, Kundhy, Bheemavikran, Dhanurdharan, Veerabaahu, Alolupan, Abhayan, Dhridhakarmaavu, Dhridharathaasrayan, Anaadhrushyan, Kundhabhedy, Viraavy, Chithrakundhalan, Pramadhan, Amapramaadhy, Deerkharoman, Suveeryavaan, Dheerkhabaahu, Sujaathan, Kaanchanadhwajan, Kundhaasy, Virajass

Daughter - Dussala

Dhritrashtra & Sughada – Yuyutsu

Pandava Dynasty: 13 Sons for Pandavas.

Yudhishtira & Draupadi - Prativindhya

Bhima & Draupadi - Sutasoma

Arjuna & Draupadi - Shrutakirti

Nakula & Draupadi - Shatanika

Sahadeva & Draupadi - Shrutakarma

Yudhishtira & Devika - Yaudheya

Bhima & Hidimbi - Ghatotkacha

Bhima & Valandhara - Sarvaga

Arjuna & Subhadra - Abhimanyu

Arjuna & Chitrangada - Babruvahana

Arjuna & Uloopi - Iravanta

Nakula & Karenumati - Niramitra

Sahadeva & Vijaya – Suhotra

Kaurava Dynasty:

Duryodhana & Bhanumati – a son, Laxman Kumara and a daughter, Lakshmana

Dushasana - a son, Durmashana

Jayadratha & Dussala - Suratha

Shri Krishna Lineage (Yadavas):

Shri Krishna - 16108 Wives. 8 were principle wives and the remaining 16100 were junior wives who were rescued from Narakasura. The 80 sons of principle wives are as follows

Shri Krishna & Rukmini's Sons - Pradyumna, Charu Deshna, Sudeshna, Charudeha, Sucharu, Charugupta, Bhadracharu, Charuchandra, Vicharu and Charu

Shri Krishna & Satyabhama's Sons: Bhanu, Subhanu, Swabhanu, Prabhanu, Bhanumaan, Chandrabhanu, Bruhadbhanu, Atibhanu, Shribhanu, Pratibhanu

Shri Krishna &Jambavati's Sons: Samba, Sumitra, Purujit, Shatajit, Sahasrajit, Vijay, Chitraketu, Vasumaan, Dravin and Krutu

Shri Krishna & Nagnajiti alias Satya's Sons: Veer, Chandra, Ashwasen, Chitragu, Vegavaan, Vrush, Aam, Shanku, Vasu and Kunti

Shri Krishna & Kalindi's Sons: Shrut, Kavi, Vrush, Veer, Subahu, Bhadra, Shanti, Darsh, Purnamas and Somak.

Shri Krishna & Lakshmana's Sons: Prabodh, Gatravaan, Simha, Bal, Prabal, Urdhvag, Mahashakti, Sah, Oja and Aparajit

Shri Krishna & Mitravinda's Sons: Vruk, Harsh, Anil, Grudhra, Varddhan, Annad, Mahash, Paavan, Vanhi, and Kshudhi

Shri Krishna & Bhadra alias Shaibya's Sons: Sangramjit, Bruhatsen, Shoor, Praharan, Arijit, Jay, Subhadra, Vaam, Aayu and Satyak.

Shri Krishna's Son's Lineage:

Pradyumna - Aniruddha - Vajranabha - Pratibahu - Subahu - Shantasen - Shatasen

Pandavas - The next generation:

Ghatotkacha & Ahilavati - Barbarika and Meghavarna

Abhimanyu & Uttara - Parikshita

Parikshita & Madravati - Janamejaya

Now lets go through the characters of sages, kings, nagas, yakshas and demons mentioned in the epic books, Ramayana and Mahabharata and their relation with the above lineage of gods, manu and demons.

Characters in Ramayana:

Ahalya - Wife of Gautama Maharishi.

Aja - Son of king Raghu, from Ikshvaku dynasty.

Anasuya - Wife of sage Atri, mother of Dattatreya, Durvasa, Chandra (Moon).

Angada - Angada was the son of Vali and Tara.

Anjana - Mother of Hanuman and wife of Kesari, incarnation of apsara, Punjikastala.

Arun - Took the form of apsara called Aruni Devi, gave birth to Vali (Indra) and Sugriva (Surya).

Arundhati – Wife of Vashistha.

Bharata – Son of Dasharatha.

Dasharatha – Father of Rama, Laxmana and Bharata.

Dharmabhrit – A sage

Dilipa – Father of Raghu, from Ikshvaku dynasty.

Garuda - The Vahana of Lord Vishnu

Hanuman – Servant of Lord Rama

Ila – Daughter/Son of Vaivasvata Manu

Ilavida - Stepmother of Ravana and the first wife of Vishrava

Jabali - Advisor of Dasaratha

Jambavan - Servant of Lord Rama

Janaka – Father of Sita

Jatayu – Son of Arun. Servant of Lord Rama

Kaikeyi - Wife of Dasaratha, Mother of Bharata

Kalmashapada - A king of the Ikshvaku dynasty

Kausalya - Wife of Dasaratha, Mother of Rama

Kesari - Father of Hanuman

Kubera - Brother of Ravana.

Kusha – Son of Rama

Lakshmana – Brother of Rama

Lava - Son of Rama

Mandavi - Wife of Bharata.

Mandakini – A sage

Manibhadra - Yaksha

Manthara - Expert talker, Poisoned Kaikeyi's mind

Maya Sita - Illusionary duplicate of the goddess Sita

Menaka – Apsara who seduced Vishvamitra

Nala - Monkey, engineer of the Rama Setu, bridge.

Nila - Monkey, Chieftain in the army of Rama

Parashurama – Sixth avatar of Lord Vishnu, Son of Jamadagni

Rama – Seventh avatar of God, Son of Dasharatha.

Rishyasringa - A boy born with the horns of a deer, Son of Vibhandak Rishi and Urvashi

Rompad - King of Angdesh. Good friend of Dasharatha.

Ruma - Wife of Sugriva

Sage Bharadwaja - descendant of Sage Angiras

Sage Gautama - Son of Rahugana, descendant of Sage Angiras.

Sage Kambhoja - Close friend of sage Agasti. Sage Agasti was brother of sage Vasishtha.

Sage Sarabhanga - Sage visited by Rama.

Sage Shabari - Elderly woman ascetic

Sage Vishrava - Son of Pulastya and the grandson of Brahma

Sage Vishvamitra – King Kaushika turned Sage.

Sampati – Son of Arun. Servant of Lord Rama

Sati (goddess) – Dakshayani, first consort of Shiva, Reincarnation of Sati is Goddess Parvati

Shambuka - A shudra ascetic, slained by Rama

Shanta - Daughter of Dasharatha and Kausalya, wife of Rishyasringa.

Shatrughna – Twin brother of Lakshmana.

Shravan – A boy who has a hermit father (blind) and mother (mourn)

Shrutakirti – Wife of Shatrughna.

Sita - Wife of Lord Rama, daughter of goddess earth.

Sugriva – Brother of Vali and son of Sun god.

Suketu - Yaksha King, father of the demoness, Thataka

Sumitra – Wife of Dasaratha, Mother of twins Lakshmana and Shatrughna.

Tara - Wife of Vali, After Vali’s demise, she became queen of Sugriva.

Tumburu – A Gandharva or celestial musician in the court of Kubera

Urmila – Wife of Lakshman, daughter of King Janaka of Mithila and Queen Sunayana

Vali – Brother of Sugriva and son of Indra

Vedavati - Spirit of Sita Devi

Vershini - Vershini and Kausalya were daughters of Kaushal king.

Demons in Ramayana:

Ahiravan - Brother of Ravana

Akshayakumara - Youngest son of Ravana

Atikaya - Son of Ravana and his second wife Dhanyamalini

Indrajit - Son of Ravana

Kabandha - Celestial musician named Vishvavasu or Danu

Kaikesi - Daughter of Sumali and Tataka

Khara - Younger brother of Ravana

Kumbhakarna - Younger brother of Ravana

Lavanasura - Lavana was the son of king of Asuras named Madhu

Malyavan - Chief Royal Adviser to the Emperor of Lanka, Ravana

Mandodari – Wife of Ravana and daughter of Mayasura

Maricha - Uncle of Ravana                          
                                                           
Mayasura - Chief architect of Demons

Narantaka-Devantaka - Sons of the evil demon king Ravana

Nikumbha - Son of Kumbhakarna

Prahasta - Chief Commander of Ravana's army of Lanka

Ravana - Son of sage, Vishrava and a Kshatriya Daitya (demon) mother, Kaikesi.

Sarama - Wife of Vibhishana

Subahu – Son of Tataka

Sulochana – Wife of Indrajit (Meghanath), daughter of Shesha Naga.

Sumali - Maternal grandfather of Ravana

Surpanakha - Sister of Ravana

Tataka - A Yaksha princess turned demoness, daughter of Suketu.

Trijata - Daughter of Vibhishana

Vibhishana - Younger half brother of Ravana

Viradha – A minor character who kidnaps Sita.

Characters in Mahabharatha:

Abhimanyu - Son of Arjuna and Subhadra

Adhiratha - Foster father of Karna and the chief charioteer of King Dhritrashtra

Ahilawati - Naga Kanya, wife of Ghatotkacha

Amba - Eldest daughter of the king of Kashi, reborn as Shikhandi

Ambalika - Wife of Vichitravirya, daughter of the king of Kashi

Ambika - Wife of Vichitravirya, daughter of the king of Kashi

Amithouja - Personification of Kethumantha

Apsaras - 16 thousand ladies from antahpura.

Arjuna - One of Pandavas, Born by grace of Lord Indra

Arun - Charioteer of Sun

Ashtabharya - Group of the eight principal queen-consorts of Krishna

Ashwatthama – Son of Drona, Union of Kama and Krodha (Anger)

Ayassira, Aswaseersha, Ayassankha, Gaganamardha and Vegavantha - Kekaya Kings

Babruvahana - Son of Arjuna, begotten through Chitrangada

Balarama - Incarnation of Shesha, born to Rohini and Vasudeva, while Rohini bearing Devaki's fetus.

Barbarika - Son of Ghatotkacha and Maurvi (Ahilawati)

Bhagadatta - Personification of Bhashkala, Son of Naraka, king of the Pragjyotisha Kingdom

Bhanumati – Wife of Duryodhana

Bharata (emperor) - Ancestor of Pandavas and the Kauravas, Son of Dushyanta and Shakuntala

Bhima - One of Pandavas, Born by grace of Lord Vayu

Bhishma - Incarnation of eighth vasu, Prabhasa, Grand uncle of both Pandavas and Kauravas

Bhurishravas - Grandson of king Balhika, elder brother of Shantanu

Brihannala – Arjuna as Eunuch

Brothers of Duryodhana: Incarnation of Brothers of Paulasya

Chandravarma Kamboja - First Kamboja king mentioned on Mahabharatha

Chitrangada - Son of Shantanu and Satyavati

Chitrangada - One of Arjuna's wives

Chitrasena - Gandharva king who taught song and dance to Arjuna

Damayanti - Princess of Vidarbha Kingdom, who married king Nala

Dantavakra - King of Karusha

Deergha Pragnya - Personification of Vrushaparva

Devapi - Eldest son of King Pratipa of Hastinapura

Devayani - Daughter of Shukracharya and his wife Jayanti

Dhrishtadyumna - Son of Drupada, born by Grace of Agni

Dhritarashtra – Father of Kauravas, Incarnation of Hamsa (Son of Arishta) who was a Gandharva.

Dhrumasena - Personification of Sibi

Draupadi – Wife of Pandavas, daughter of Drupada

Drona - Teacher of Pandavas and Kauravas. Incarnation of Brihaspati

Drupada: Father of Dhrishtadyumna, Draupadi. Born with the grace of Wind

Drushtaketu - Personification of Anuhlada

Duhsala - Sister of Kauravas

Durvasa - Sage, Son of Atri and Anasuya

Duryodhana - One of Kauravas, Avatar of the demon Kali.

Dushasana - One of Kauravas

Dushyanta - Husband of Shakuntala and father of Emperor Bharatha

Ekalavya - Young prince of the Nishadha, jungle tribes

Gandhari - Wife of Dhritarashtra and Mother of Kauravas, Personified as Mati.

Ganga - Wife of Shantanu, Mother of Bhishma

Ghatotkacha - Son of Bhima and Hidimbi

Hanuman – Son of Vayu

Hidimbi – Wife of Bhima

Ila – Wife of Budha, chief progenitor of Lunar Dynasty

Indradyumna - Son of Bharat and Sumati

Iravan - Son of Arjuna and Naga princess Ulupi

Janamejaya – Son of Parikshit

Janmejay – Ancestor of Pandavas

Jarasandha - King of Magadha, Personification of Viprachitti

Jaratkaru - Husband of the serpent-goddess Manasa and father of their son Astika

Jayadratha - King of Sindhu Kingdom, married to Dushala

Kacha – Sage, Son of Brihaspati

Kakudmi - father of Revati who married Balarama

Kaliya - Poisonous Naga living in the Yamuna River, in Vrindavan

Kamatha - Kamboja king

Kamsa – Uncle of Krishna, Kalanemi was born as Kamsa

Karna – Friend of Duryodhana, Born by Grace of Surya

Kauravas – Sons of Dhritarashtra and Gandhari

Khatushyam - Manifestation of Barbarika, son of Ghatotkacha

Kichaka - Army commander of Matsya, to King Virata

Kindama - A rishi who cursed Pandu

King Puru – Ancestor of Pandavas. Youngest son of king Yayati and Sharmishtha

Kripa – Teacher of Kauravas and Pandavas. Incarnation of eleven Rudras

Krishna - Avatar of Vishnu, Devaki's eighth son, his father being Vasudeva.

Kritavarma - Personification of Aswapati, One of the bravest Yadava warriors and chieftain

Kunti - Siddhi (spiritual power) were born as Kunti, daughter of King Kuntibhoja of Vrishni. Wife of Pandu

Kunti-Bhoja - Adoptive father and cousin of Queen Kunti

Laxman Kumara - Son of Duryodhana

Madri - Buddhi (intellect) were born as Madri, daughter of the King of Madra. Wife of Pandu

Malla - Personification of Ajara

Manasa - Sister of Vasuki, king of Nagas and wife of sage Jagatkaru

Markandeya - Ancient rishi, devotee of both Shiva and Vishnu

Mayasura - Chief architect of Asuras

Muchukunda - Son of King Mandhata, Ikshvaku dynasty

Nahusha - Eldest son of Pururavas and Prabha

Nakula & Sahadeva – Pandavas, born by grace of Ashwini Kumaras twins

Nala - King of Nishadha Kingdom,  Husband of Damayanti

Pandavas – Sons of Pandu

Pandu – Father of Pandavas. Pandu was born with the grace of Wind

Parikshit – Son of Abhimanyu and Uttara

Pradyumna – Son of Krishna, Incarnation of Sanatkumara

Prapaksha Kamboja - Fourth prince of the Kambojas

Purochana - Architect in the kingdom of Hastinapur, Rebirth of Prahasta

Purusha Mruga - Devotee of Lord Shiva

Radha - Foster mother of Karna

Revati – Wife of Balarama

Rishyasringa - Boy born with the horns of a deer

Rochamana - Personification of Ashwagreeva

Rukmini – Wife of Krishna, Incarnation of Lakshmi

Sanjaya - Dhritarashtra's advisor and also his charioteer

Satyaki: Powerful warrior belonging to the Vrishni clan of the Yadavas, Born with the grace of Wind

Satyavati: Queen of the Kuru king Shantanu

Shakuni - Brother of Gandhari and hence Duryodhana's maternal uncle, Personification of Dvapara Yuga.

Shakuntala - Wife of Dushyanta and the mother of Emperor Bharata

Shalya - Brother of Madri, Personification of Samhlada

Shantanu -  Kuru king of Hastinapura

Sharmishtha - Daughter of the great Daitya King Vrishparva

Shikhandi - Guhyaka, who was in the form of a Man and a Woman became Sikhandi, Father is Drupada

Shishupala - Personification of Hiranyakashipu

Shurasena - Ancient Yadava ruler of Mathura

Subhadra - Half sister of Krishna, wife of Arjuna, and mother of Abhimanyu

Sudakshina - King of the Kambojas

Sudeshna - Wife of King Virata

Svetaketu - Son of sage Uddalaka, the grandson of sage Aruni

Takshaka - One of the Nagas

Tilottama – Apsara, created by the divine architect Vishwakarma, at Brahma's request.

Tumburu - Gandharva or celestial musician, sing praises of god Vishnu

Ugrasena - Personification of Swarbhanu

Ugrasrava Sauti - Narrator of several Puranas

Uluka - Son of the king of Gandhara, Shakuni and Arshi

Ulupi - Naga princess, One of Arjuna's wives

Upapandavas - Five sons born to Draupadi from each of the five Pandavas. They are Prativindhya, Satanika, Sutasoma, Srutasena and Srutakarma.

Uttara (Prince) - Prince of Matsya Kingdom and the son of King Virata

Uttara (Princess) - Daughter of King Virata, wife of Abhimanyu

Vaisampayana - Traditional narrator of the Mahabharata

Vajra (king) - Succeeding his father, King Aniruddha, to the throne, he was the great grandson of Shri Krishna and the grandson of Pradyumna

Vajradatta - Son and successor of the king Bhagadatta

Vasudeva - Father of Krishna, the son of Shoorsen, of the Yadu and Vrishni dynasties

Vichitravirya - Younger son of queen Satyavati and king Santanu and grandfather of the Pandavas and Kauravas

Vidura - Yama personified as Vidura. Half-brother to the kings Dhritarashtra and Pandu

Vikarna – One of the Kauravas, a son of Dhritarashtra and Gandhari

Virata - Matsya king, Born with the grace of Wind

Visoka - Personification of Jambhu

Vrishparva - a Danava (demon) king, who fought many wars with Indra

Vrushali - Wife of famed warrior Karna

Vrushti, Yadava, Bhoja and Andhaka dynasties

Vyasa - Son of Satyavati, Scribe of both the Vedas and Puranas

Yayati - Puranic king and the son of King Nahusha and his wife Viraja

Yudhisthira - Grace by Lord Yama, Eldest son of King Pandu and Queen Kunti, was king of Indraprastha

Yuyutsu - Son of Dhritrashtra with a Vaishya woman named Sughada

Demons in Mahabharatha:

Maya - Chief architect of Asuras

Hidimba – Brother of Hidimbi

Hidimbi - Wife of Pandava brother Bhima and mother of Ghatotkacha

Bakasura - Cannibalistic forest-dwelling demon terrorized the humans.

Kirmira - Brother of Bakasura

Jatasura – A demon who disguised as a Brahmin, attempted to steal the Pandavas' weapons

Alamvusha - Fought on the side of the Kauravas, killed Iravan

References: Mahabharata,  Valmiki Ramayana, Shrimad Bhagatavam, Brahmapurana, Manusmriti, Rig Veda


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