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Questions tagged [boon]

For questions about various boons found in the scriptures like Puranas, Vedas etc.,

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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, ...
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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 ...