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Ashvatthaman's immortality?

I'm puzzled by Ashvatthaman's status as a chiranjivi. Not necessarily that he is one, but more the circumstances surrounding it. To wit, Ashvatthaman is made to wander the earth endlessly for 3000 ...
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Who are the seven immortals (Chiranjeevi)?

Please tell me about the seven immortals in Hinduism? How did they become immortals?
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Do the eight immortals (Including Lord Hanuman) still exist in Kaliyuga?

Hindu scriptures contain a mantra about the Eight immortals: अश्वत्थामा बलिव्र्यासो हनूमांश्च विभीषण:। कृप: परशुरामश्च सप्तएतै चिरजीविन:॥ सप्तैतान् संस्मरेन्नित्यं मार्कण्डेयमथाष्टमम्। जीवेद्वर्षशतं ...
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How did Kripacharya become “Chiranjivi”?

Kripacharya, is one of the Chiranjivi (long lived) mentioned in the Sapta Chiranjivi Stuthi - Ashwathaama Balirvyaaso Hanumanshach Vibhishanha Krupascha Parshuramascha Saptaitey Chiranjivinaha ...
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What will happen to Hanuman and the other Chiranjivis after the end of the Kali Yuga?

Is there any reference regarding this in any Veda or other books?
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How old was Lord Parashurama?

Lord Parashurama believed to be one of the Avatars of God Vishnu. I have seen that Parashuram were present in Ramayana (When God Ram breaks the God Shiva's blessed Bow to marry Goddess Sita) as well ...
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Is Lord Ganesha immortal?

I know that there are 8 immortals as per Hindu scriptures. (e.g Ashwaththama, Mahabali, Vyasa, Hanuman, Vibhishan, Kripacharya, Parshurama, Markandeya) But, is Lord Ganesha immortal? If not, is ...
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How can we explain the 'vardan (boon)' of 'amaratva (immortality)'?

If the gods are reluctant to give the vardan or boon of amaratva (immortality) then why are certain personalities like Ashwasthhama and other chiranjivis immortal?
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In Hindu mythology why all eight immortals are male?

According to Hindu mythology, Why we consider all immortals count only 8 with no female and few other characters not included? Did any Hindu scriptures mentioned the reasons, why? I found an Article, ...