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Instances of deity granting improved version of boon

In broad, one can classify the boons granted by deities to devotees into three categories: Boons that enhance the intention of a devotee Boons that diminish the intention of a devotee 1 2 Boons that ...
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What were the boons/curses received by Indrajit?

some questions relating to Indrajit's killing: (1) Could he only be killed by someone who didn't sleep for 14 years? did that person also have to be celibate for 14 years? (2) Would he have become ...
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Are there instances of a boon/curse given by one divinity getting reversed/mitigated by another divinity?

An example would be Indra mitigating Urvashi's curse to Arjuna to become a eunuch. note: this is not what this site calls "boon deadlock". the reversal is done later after the boon/curse ...
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Why was the post of Lord Indra so much sought after by the Asuras instead of that of Lord Brahma?

Why were the asuras more interested in doing penance to obtain the throne of the Ruler of Heaven compared to that of Lord Brahma, when it can be understood that the post of Lord Brahma wielded more ...
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Giving boons or blessings reduce merit?

Cursing someone reduces the merits of the penances done (by the person who cursed). Does the opposite of this-giving boon or blessing someone-reduce our energy/merit accumulated through penances?
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Instances of devotee granting boon to deity

It is normal and expected that a devotee receives boon from deities like Siva, Vishnu etc., But, I came across an incident in Mahabharata, in which Garuda grants boon to Vishnu. "And the son of ...
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Is there a human mentioned in the Vedas that has got the boon from the God? [duplicate]

There are many asura's that got boon from the God but are there humans that got boon from God.
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Why did Dhritarashtra give Draupadi boons?

I understand that there were some bad omens that led dhritarashtra to give draupadi the boons. But why did this happen and what were the omens? It seems more logical to keep the wealth and kill the ...
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Had any incident happened in Hinduism history where a Yaksha did penance and got boon from supreme Gods?

Had any incident happened in Hinduism history where a Yaksha did penance and got boon from supreme Gods? I want to know about Yakshas. Do they also do penance and get boon like Asuras?
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Does god appear in visible form to eyes while granting boon?

There are numerous incidents in scriptures where God or goddesses appear to a devotee after performing penance (tapasya) on the name of that particular God or particular goddesses inorder to ask for ...
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Age swapping between humans

Yayati got a boon from Sukra that he can swap his old age with anyone "Vaisampayana continued, 'Yayati, the son of Nahusha, thus cursed by the angry Usanas, was then divested of his youth and ...
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Why didn't anyone ask for infinite wishes for a boon?

We know that if one person does a lot of Tapasya, then he can get a boon from Bhagawan Bholenath. We also know Ravana also once got a boon from Shiva ji. There are many times that even Lord Vishnu ...
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Did anyone ever receive Lord Shiva's Trishul as a boon?

In Hindu mythology,different weapons have been received from Lord Shiva.But I was wondering if there is any mention of anyone receiving Lord Shiva's Trishul as a boon.
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Was Drishtadyumna invincible and not slayable until he had killed Drona?

Since he had the boon that he was going to kill Drona - he was basically invincible until he had accomplished that. Does the Mahabharata talk about this?
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How to get a Boon From Shiva [duplicate]

I have heard that Lord maheswar is very merciful. He grants boon easily. I want to see him please let me know how can i see him. I just want his devotion. Is there any siddhi to please him.Please dont ...
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Did anyone receive boons from Vishnu and turned out to be bad and had to be punished by other Gods? [duplicate]

It seems that a majority of people killed in scripture received boons from Siva (Asutosh - quickly pleased) or Brahma and Vishnu would then go kill them. Did Vishnu give boons to the undeserving who ...
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Did Ravana's boon of invulnerability include the trimurtis?

तेन गन्धर्व यक्षाणाम् देवतानाम् च रक्षसाम् | अवध्योऽस्मि इति वागुक्ता तथेति उक्तम् च तन् मया || १-१५-१३ "Ravana said while seeking boon that, 'I shall not be killed by gandharva-s, yaksha-s, or ...
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Are any boons/curses issued in Rig Veda?

The poets pray for cattle and so forth and pray to rudra not to harm them but there doesn't seem to be boons and curses recorded in rig veda. One would think boons and curses would be mostly epic/...
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Gods granting immortality

In many stories there are demons who ask Brahma for immortality boon and he refuses. But there are other stories where Shiva and Vishnu grant immortality boon. How can they grant this boon? What other ...
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What scripture describes the story of Vishnu's boon to Shatarupa?

In Balakanda of Rama-Charitmanasa there's this famous story of Manu and Shatarupa's penance to Vishnu (Rama). Manu asks Vishnu to be born as his son. Shatarupa asks for unending devotion to Vishnu. ...
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Why did Shiva granted a boon to Jayadrath?

It is interesting to know the reason behind Shiva's boon to Jayadrath that he will be able to hold back all Pandavas except Arjuna for one day. Jayadrath obtained the boon after failed attempt of ...
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Why Holika died inside fire, in spite of a boon?

King Hiranyakashipu tried many ways to kill his son Prahlada. Holika was his sister with a boon that a fire can not burn/harm her. To kill Prahlada in fire, Hiranyakashipu asked her sister's help. ...
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How does a boon or curse work?

We read many times that a particular deva/person/asura was given a boon that he could e.g., become invincible, no one can kill him or will get something or the other. On the other hand, some people ...
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