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In Hindu mythology, God has given boon to demons for meditating. Generally, how long the different demons had to meditate to make god visit them.

Wanted to know general estimate of time to meditate, to get god visit us.

  • Are you asking in angle of boons or you wanna get the vision of ultimate Parabrahman? – Parabrahman Jyoti Oct 29 at 4:52
  • @Parabrabman jyoti just time – Amruth A Oct 29 at 8:00
  • Varies . Based on what you define God. Brahman or deities – Parabrahman Jyoti Oct 29 at 8:09
  • It differs some asura to asura some had to do penance for eons and some far less. Unfortenately nothing is being said in the scriptures about this. – Wikash_ Oct 30 at 5:38
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    log kehte hain bhagavan aate nahin... – ram Nov 30 at 7:49
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The question is

How long to meditate for god to come and visit?


Sri Vasistha Kavyakantha Ganapati Muni, was a disciple of Sri Ramana Maharshi. Vasistha Kavyakantha Ganapati Muni belongs to the race of giants who crowded in the narrow corridors of the first four decades of the 20th Century.

When Ganapati was staying in Kashi he came to know that there would be a great assembly of Sanskrit scholars in the famous city of Navadwipa in Bengal. On the advice of his friends he got a letter of introduction and started for Navadwipa.

There he passed the difficult tests in extempore Sanskrit prose and poetry with an effortless ease that stunned his examiners. Unanimously, they conferred the title 'Kavyakantha' (one who has poetry in his throat) on him forthwith. He was then 22 years old.


Like in ancient times, Ganapati desired to acquire immense strength and power through the practice of austerities and mantra japa. Though married at an early age, which was the custom of the times, Ganapati, when hardly 18 years old, set out and wandered from one sacred place to another, residing in places like Bhuvaneshwar, where he performed his tapas.

The Muni approached the Virupaksha Cave where Brahmanaswami lived on the 18th of November 1907. Prostrating before the young Sage, he pleaded with a trembling voice:

"All that has to be read I have read. Even Vedanta Sastra I have fully understood. I have performed japa to my heart's content, yet I have not up to this time understood what tapas is. Hence, have I sought refuge at thy feet. Pray enlighten me about the nature of tapas."

For fifteen minutes Sri Ramana Maharshi silently gazed at the Muni. He then spoke:

"If one watches where the notion of 'I' springs, the mind will be absorbed into that. That is tapas. If a mantra is repeated and attention is directed to the source where the mantra sound is produced, the mind will be absorbed into that. That is tapas."

Upon hearing these words of the Sage, the scholar-poet was filled with joy and announced that this upadesa was entirely original and that Brahmanaswami was a Maharshi and should be so called thereafter.


When a Spiritual giant like Sri Vasistha Kavyakantha Ganapati Muni, with so much determination and wisdom, could not understand how to proceed, after performing so much of tapas, I do not think it is such an easy subject to explain with.

Finally, my answer will be - No, it is not possible to say.

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