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Was Aśhvatthāmā born immortal or did he become immortal later by Kṛiṣhṇa's curse? How did Aśhvatthāmā and Kṛipā become immortal?

From Mahābhārata Aśhvatthāmā and Kṛipācārya are Chirañjīvī , but how did they become immortal? Are they born immortal, or it's due to some boon or curse ?
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Who will become immortal in this Katha Up 2.3.14?

यदा सर्वे प्रमुच्यन्ते कामा येऽस्य हृदि श्रिताः । अथ मर्त्यो'मृतो भवत्यत्र ब्रह्म समश्नुते ॥ १४ ॥ yadā sarve pramucyante kāmā ye'sya hṛdi śritāḥ | atha martyo'mṛto bhavatyatra brahma samaśnute | When ...
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What is the difference between the immortality of the devatās and the immortality of the brahman?

This Purusha who wakes when all sleep, creating what was desired is certainly ‘the pure,’ that is Brahman and that is said to be immortal. All worlds are fastened on that; none passes beyond that. ...
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Does the Katha Upanishad verse 2.3.1 contradict the immortality verses about Devatās?

ūrdhvamūlo'vākśākha eṣo'śvatthaḥ sanātanaḥ | tadeva śukraṃ tadbrahma tadevāmṛtamucyate | tasmiṃllokāḥ śritāḥ sarve tadu nātyeti kaścana | etadvaitat || 1 || Root up and branches down is this ancient ...
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Is Vedic God mortal?

अथेत्यभ्यमन्थत् स मुखाच्च योनेर्हस्ताभ्यां चाग्निमसृजत । तस्मादेतदुभयमलोमकमन्तरतो ऽलोमका हि योनिरन्तरतस् तद्यदिदमाहुर् अमुं यजामुं यजेत्येकैकं देवम् एतस्यैव सा विसृष्टिर् एष उ ह्येव सर्वे देवा अथ यत्कि...
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Twice blessed with immortality

Chandra Deva,the Moon God, required a booster dose to restore His immortality. It seems that the sip of Amrita was not enough to ensure his survival against the wrath of Daksha. The waning moon was ...
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Immortality of Shiva, Brahma and Vishnu [duplicate]

Is Vishnu only immortal or Shiva and Brahma also are immortal ? (I know that all afterall are the same, but just for knowing because i read somewhere that only Vishnu is immortal)
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In which Kalpa/Manvantar did the gods became immortal for the FIRST time?

We are all aware how the gods became immortal after consuming Amrit but I came across another interesting story about how they gained immortality even before drinking the elixir. Shatapatha Brahmana 2....
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Is Soma Really a drink Or a Metaphor For Vedic Immortality?

Soma is considered a Juice which was Prepared by our Ancestors by Herbs of the leave of a plant.It is one of the most famous Drink In Vedas And In Rig veda whole Mandal 9 Is attributed to it. But ...
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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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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, ...
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Is moksha related to immortality?

Many vedAntins quote the following verse while talking of VedAnta and samnyAsa. na karmana na prajaya dhanena tyagenaike amrutatvamanashuh | parena nakam nihitam guhayam vibhrajate yadyatayo ...
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Meditation, Eternity, Immortality and Asuras

It is said that if we medidate and remember GOD always, we will reach Vaikunth i.e. the abode of Lord Vishnu. We can become Eternal and Immortal. Basically we will live with the GODs. Does that mean ...
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Samudra Manthan and Immortality

I was reading stories of Samudra Manthan in Bhagavata Purana. It has been described that, Indra had insulted sage Durvasa and was cursed in return to loose all his material opulence. That time, they ...
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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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What is the formula for immortality (“mrityunjaya mantra”)?

I have read somewhere that doing sadhana of mrityunjaya mantra can make a man immortal. If yes, what is the proper sadhana or practice or any other way to make a man immortal?