I am new to this site and hence wanted to ask a doubt of mine here.I saw a similar thread on this forum but I couldn't get my answer. I wanted to know is somebody out there has the experience which I have described below-

Is there anyone here who prayed God's deity in a temple for some wish and in return took a vow/promise that he/she will do this or that IF God fulfils his/her wish? But after some time he/she fulfilled his vow/promise in advance, before God fulfilled his wish. I mean he fulfilled his part of the deal made to God, in advance before fulfilment of his wish. Will God accept his vow/promise as fulfilled which he fulfilled in advance before his wish got fulfilled?

Let me know if somebody out here did this or has this experience? Or any of their relatives did the same?

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    The problem with this type of questions is the answers will be, in most of the cases, opinion/personal experience based. However, this site mandates that answers should be backed by scriptures. And, scriptures do not specifically say about faith based issues.So I doubt if anyone can provide answer for this question. Dec 4, 2019 at 1:38
  • @srimannarayanakv There are many instances of a god granting someone a boon after they have completed, for example, tapas. So, it seems this question can be answered from texts. However, as the question stands it does look like it is seeking opinions. So, I suggest someone edit it to be in line with Hinduism.SE standards (rather than voting to close) Dec 4, 2019 at 2:26
  • Srinivas, 🙏 Hello! Welcome to Hinduism.SE. Here are a few great introductory resources: ( hinduism.stackexchange.com/help/how-to-ask ), ( hinduism.stackexchange.com/help/how-to-answer ), & ( hinduism.meta.stackexchange.com/a/45/10329 ). I do agree with Sriman Narayana that your question looks enough like it's asking for an opinion that either a) people will answer with an opinion instead of quoting a verified source, or b) your question may get closed. Please edit it to fix this potential issue. Dec 4, 2019 at 2:53
  • The Lord is not a trader or bookkeeper. Dec 4, 2019 at 4:38
  • Why should opinions differ. This question is clearly implying that if God is satisfied then wish is granted. It doesn't work that way in Hinduism. Question can be answered on the basis of Karma theory. Secondly, if the poster details what he is wishing for then the appropriate ritual, vrata etc can be looked up Dec 4, 2019 at 5:30


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