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Story – When Jambavan motivates Hanuman to fly across the ocean to search for Sita in Lanka

It is Jambavan who makes Hanuman realize his immense capabilities and encourages Him to fly across the ocean to search for Sita in Lanka.

Story – Jambavan, Hanuman & Parasuram who witnessed both Ramayana and Mahabharata

Jambavan, together with Parasuram and Hanuman, is considered to be one of the few to have been present for both Ram and Krishna avatars. Said to have been present for the churning of the ocean and thus witness to the Kurma avatar, and further the Vaman avatar, Jambavan may well be the longest lived of the chiranjivis and have been witness to nine avatars.

Story of Nakula and Draupadi’s Son Shatanika in Mahabharata

Shatanika was born to Nakula and Draupadi. He was second of the Upapandavas. He was named after a famous Rajarshi in the Kuru lineage who had that name and he was considered to be an avatar of Visvadevas. He being the second oldest of the Upapandavas in the Kurukshetra War is also nominated as a deputy commander-in-chief of forces under Dhrishtadyumna, in charge of Vyuha planning. He killed the Kaurava king / ally Bhutakarma.

Story – Tataka (Taraka or Tadaka) and Her Family in Ramayana

Tataka (Taraka or Tadaka) was a Yaksha princess-turned-demoness in the epic Ramayana. Her father Suketu, a yaksha king performed tapasya for an offspring. Suketu had desired a son, but Lord Brahma blessed him with a strong and beautiful daughter. She was a beautiful princess that was wooed by and married Sunda, an Asura King. She had two sons Maricha and Subahu.

Story of Bhima and Draupadi’s Son Sutasoma who killed Shakuni

Sutasoma was son of Bhima and Draupadi, third of the Upapandavas. He played a major role in the battle by nearly killing Shakuni. He played a major role along with Yudhishthira and other Upapandavas in holding off Arjuna and Bhima on the 15th day.

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