1. Every Life's goal is Moksha and it is achieved through various paths.
  2. Penanace were done to get Boons from God like Power,Wealth,Strength for his Welfare.

Is Boon for Moksha grantable ?

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    No one ever asked for this boon from any Lord, So it's hard to tell what will be Lord's response on that boon.
    – Vishvam
    Commented Jul 9, 2017 at 16:48
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    As the Christians say "Ask and ye shall receive." You don't need any special boon. If you simply surrender to the lotus feet of Sriman Narayana, he will grant you Moksha. Commented Jul 10, 2017 at 2:47
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    If it is backed by penance and industry by the jeeva.My mother once told me a story.When Dhruva was walking through the forest to start his tapas he encountered a very old taapasa under a very old tree.The tapasvi inquired after him & was pleased to note that the child was on his way to tapas.He said to Dhruva"Child,Narayana will surely give you darshan.When he does will you please ask him when he would grant me moksha".Dhruva agrees, finishes his tapas and is on his way back. He meets the tapasvi. The tapasvi wants to know if his request to Narayana was conveyed and what His response was. 1/2
    – user1195
    Commented Jul 10, 2017 at 2:56
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    Dhruva is hesitant to reply.Upon insistence, he regretfully says that he did ask and Narayana stated that He would grant the tapasvi mOksha after as many years as each leaf on the tree under which he is doing tapas,falls off & regenerates some n times.(I forget the no. but it is very very large,even so when we calculate cumulatively). Dhruva apologises to the taapasa.But the old man is overjoyed.He says"he is blessed that Narayana agreed to grant mOksha in the 1st place -sooner or later.He did not outright reject his plea.He thanks Dhruva & continues his tapas with renewed vigor& hope. 2/2
    – user1195
    Commented Jul 10, 2017 at 3:01
  • Possible duplicate of Why doesn't Lord Krishna give Moksha to everyone? and Who gives Moksha.
    – iammilind
    Commented Jul 10, 2017 at 8:54

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First of all we need to understand the concept of 84 lakhs of Yonis that a Jiva or soul has to travel through before merging back to Brahman again. And, this merging back is called Moksha.

Chaturashitilakshesu Sarireshu SaririnAm | Na Manushyam VinA Annyatra Tatva GyAnantu Labhyate ||

Among the 84 lakh of Yonis (wombs) Tatva Gyana (Brahma Gyana,or knowledge of the Self) is achieved only in the human body and not in any other bodies.

KulArnava Tantram,Chapter 1, Verse 14.

Now, its said that unless the Jiva completes its destined journey through all this aforementioned number of Yonis, it is not entitled to get liberated.

That is, it is not entitled to get liberated before completing the full circle.

Read the following discussion that occurs between Lord Shiva and Goddess Chandi in Sri MatrikA Bheda Tantram:

Sri ChandiKA UvAcha :

AgrAhyam Tava NirmAlyamgrAhyam Karanam Vibho |

MrishA VAkyam MahAdeva Katham Vadasi Yogabhrith ||


Sri ChandikA Devi said :

[ You yourself have said in other Shastras ] that your nirmalya should not be consumed. Being Yogi yourself, how did you utter that lie?

Sri Shankara Uvacha:

Chaturasitilaksheshu Yonigarthe Tathaiva Hi | Bhramanam Kuruthe Jeevastato Mokshasya BhAjanam ||

Etanmadhye MahA GyAnam Yafi SyAd Veeravandite | Tada MokkshamvApnoti Bhramanam Kena VA Bhaveth || Ataeva Maheshani Gupta BhAvam MayA Kritam |


Lord Shankara said:

A Jiva gets fit for liberation only after traveling through all the 84 lakhs of Yonis and not before that. Now if Mahagyana (the knowledge of Self) is obtained by it sometime before that then it will be liberated. How will it travel through all the 84 lakhs Yonis then? Hey Devi, that's why i have said that for the purpose of maintaining secrecy.

I have highlighted the portions that are relevant here.

So, IMO, in most cases that boon can't be granted. It will depend on whether that Jiva has completed its destined journey through all the Yonis or not.

God will know very well if the person has completed his destined journey or not. And, if he/she has, only in those cases the boon will be granted.

NOTE: I have assumed that you're asking about attaining Moksha in the current birth only.

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    Your answer didn't give the complete answer what OP asked. You said this boon can't be granted before completing the cycle (circle of yoni) But if someone has already completed this cycle then He/She can get this boon or not?
    – Vishvam
    Commented Jul 10, 2017 at 9:38
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    But still don't know why m not totally convinced with this fact. Because many got moksha in satyuga and treta yuga. Did they complete their cycle that early! Most of the demon got killed just starting of first yuga like Hiranyaksh and some got killed even earlier. But in any case, if this really is true then Why Lord Krishna didn't mentioned about this compulsory cycle while teaching us way of getting moksha in Bhagwat Geeta... Why he said if someone will completely lost in my thought on his death time then even if he is biggest sinful human in the world, even then he will get moksha..
    – Vishvam
    Commented Jul 10, 2017 at 10:27
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    I thought I already knows about all way of getting moksha coz already read Bhagwat Geeta but this new point that u raised (yoni cycle) was not present in Bhagwat Geeta. SO Bhagwat Geeta is incomplete? I am so much confused.
    – Vishvam
    Commented Jul 10, 2017 at 10:29
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    I personally don't think that 84 lakh concept is correct because if it was, then all of us would have already got Moksha by now, after all, we are taking different bodies since infinite time.
    – Pinakin
    Commented Jul 10, 2017 at 11:21
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    @Rickross By complete I mean was, complete about info regarding moksha. I means Lord Krishna told us all possible way of getting moksha in Bhagwat Geeta. Then why He didn't tell us about role of yoni cycle for moksha? Why he kept hidden and disclose every thing else regarding moksha. Why told us everything about moksha except one point? That's why it's hard to convinced about this fact of your!
    – Vishvam
    Commented Jul 10, 2017 at 13:25

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