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Questions tagged [tapasya]

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Have Devas like Indra, Agni, Varun ever done tapasya in order to counter attack Asuras?

We all know that asuras like Mahisasura, Hiranyakashipu, Tarakasur and many others did severe tapasya to impress either Brahma, Vishnu or Mahesh in order to seek various powers/boon so that they could ...
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What are first step towards starting tapasya ? What scripture describe Tapasya at best and it's methodology? [duplicate]

Tapasya (Tapa) is said to be part of realizing your inner strength and much more. Our Rishi, kshatriya, everyone who have a glorified description in our scripture have been a tapasvi. In modern days ,...
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How to perform penance to Lord Indra?

If one is interested to perform penance for Lord Indra, what is the procedure to follow? How long does it take for this to succeed? Does the person get boons? Are there any books available? Usually, ...
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Why Lord Shiva is in tapasya?

Lord Shiva is said to be in 'tap' (तप) for Yugas, but Lord Shiva is one of the Trimurti gods and also the Mahadev, then why is he in tap? . It is said that he prays lord brahma, and Lord brahma ...
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Can one learn to fight by doing tapasya? Is there any proof that tapasya will actually work?

In the Mahabharata and Ramayana, there are many incidents in which people performed tapasya and obtained boons. Like Arjuna doing tapasya and obtaining something from Shiva. Once Arjuna and Krishna ...
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How to do penance? [duplicate]

In Treta Yuga and other yugas there were several powerful people who became powerful after doing tapasya. As per the scientists, you can live 10 days without eating and drinking. Meanwhile Gandhi ji ...
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Instances of a rishi's curse being nullified by another boon/curse? [duplicate]

For a rishi's curse to take effect, the rishi must have done a lot of tapasya equivalent to the force required for that particular curse to work, which will then get deducted from the rishi's karmic ...