Questions tagged [life-span]

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When does gods like Shani stop aging?

They grow from childhood to youth most of the gods. Then we will not see many of them reaching their old age and they(like Shani) are said to be alive to this day. Do they stop aging at a certain ...
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How much time has been passed of current Brahma's life span?

I heard from one of my friends that half of current Brahma's time is passed, is that true? How much time has been passed of current Brahma?
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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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What was the reason for Swami Vivekananda's Death?

I have always heard that because he was a pure celibate, and have never allowed his body to waste the best chemical on planet (sperm). According to Hinduism at least this reason does not make any ...
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How long did Adi Shankaracharya live?

I have read that Adi Shankaracharya's parents were childless for many years and they worshipped Lord Shiva, so that they will be blessed with a son. Then the Lord appeared in their dream and asked ...
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Does SB 1.8.5 say something about the (short) lifespan of the present generation or is it just the author's impression?

From the translation and explanation of Srīmad-Bhāgavatam 1.8.5 here: The clever Duryodhana and his party cunningly usurped the kingdom of Yudhiṣṭhira, who had no enemy. By the grace of the Lord, ...
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Can I postpone death i.e. increase the lifespan of a person using a mantra?

Is there any mantra, which, when recited, increases the lifespan of person? If so, can I recite it for the longevity of my family members'?
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Can it happen that the length of a man's life somehow becomes reduced during a man's lifetime, and so one has to die before he was destined initially?

In the question "Is the length of a man's life predetermined?" I asked on whether the length of a man's life has already been determined in advance, even before a person is born, and now I ask the ...
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Is the length of a man's life predetermined?

Has the length of a man's life already been determined in advance, even before a person is born? To answer this question, please be sure to furnish quotations from the scriptures and explain how you ...
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Is Veda Vyasa still alive? If yes, where is he? How can one recognize him?

Some people say that Veda Vyasa is still alive with his body in the Himalayas. When I searched, I found this link. It is stated here also. But where can we find him and how can we recognize him? It ...
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According to Hinduism at what time the life begins?

In my view the life begins at the time of forming zygote inside the mother's womb. My question is that what is the view of Hinduism about "the beginning of a life"?
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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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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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What is the life span of Lord Brahma according to Vedas?

In my childhood, I had read about the life span of Brahma. can someone please enlight this topic?