Seven immortal beings.
Hanumamscha Vibhisanah |
Krpah Parasuramascha Saptaite chirajivinah ||
Saptaitan Samsmarennityam Markatndeyamathastamam|
Jived varsasatam Sagramapamrtyuvivarjtah ||
Asvatthama (son of Drona), Raja
Bali , Vyasa (the first
spiritual preceptor) Hanuman (a devotee of Rama), Vibhisana (a favourite of Rama)
Krpacharya and Parasurama --all these seven are immortal beings; and he who
remembers them everyday along-with Siva-bhakta Markandeya (a devotee of Siva)
becomes a centenarian and never meets an an timely death.