Sri Parasurama Jayanthi, Parashuram Jayanti

Parasurama Jayanthi is observed on Vaishkha Shudda Vidiya / Tadiya (second / third day of Shukla Paksha in Vaishakha Masam). In 2014, Parasurama Jayanti date is May 1.

Parsu is a weapon like axe adopted by Lord Parasuram. Lord Parasuram was the sixth incarnation of Lord Vishnu. Parashuram was born in Satyu-Yuga and stayed alive till Mahabharata time (Dwapara Yuga). Some scriptures say that Lord Parashuram will stay alive until the Universe faces the Mahapralaya (deluge).

Significance and Purpose of Parasurama Avatar

The main purpose of the avatar of Lord Parashurama, the sixth incarnation of Vishnu, to make the earth free from the burden of cruel kshatriya kings by defeating the evilness of them as they neglected their regular duties as kings.

The kshatriya kings of the earth became very cruel and were performing many anti-religious acts in the Satya-Yug. Goddess Prithvi (Mother Earth) was unbearable of all these ridiculous acts of the kings and went to Lord Sri Maha Vishnu and worshipped the Lord to relieve her form this. Lord Vishnu appeared in front of Mother Earth and assured that he will incarnate as Parasurama, a . Parasuram has taken revenge of his fathers brutal murder by a kshatriya king and relieved the Mother Earth by slaying all kshatriya kings of the earth.

Temples and Holy Places of Lord Parashuram

Lord Parasurama was the incarnation of Lord Vishnu, but he is not worshipped as much as Lord Sri Rama and Lord Sri Krishna. The worship of Lord Parasurama is also very strange as we cant compare it with other worship procedures, as the Lord is the Avesha Avatara like Lord Narasimha Swamy.

In Maharahstra, there is a temple for Lord Parsurama at Lote Parshurama in Ratnagiri district. The Konkan area is called as Parashurama Bhoomi (the land of Parshurama) because Lord Parshurama is considered as the creator of the Konkan coast. There are several temples for Lord Parsuram in Gujarat (Bharuch and Songadh), Maharashtra (Akkalkot, Khopali) and in Jammu Kashmir (Akhnoor).

Rituals and Customs of Parsurama Jayanti

Parsurama Jayanti is a very important festival for Brahmins as the Lord was also a brahmin. They worship him with utmost devotion and in regions; people observe fasting as the festival coincides with Akshay Tritiya.

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  1. Abhishek says:

    I would like to know whether Parasuram is still alive or not. To my knowledge he is still alive. So I want to know is it possible to contact him with Kundalini Sadhana by which the soul comes out of the body by samadhi and is free to visit other places and loks. So I want to know an approx location like south India or north India etc.
    I believe there is lot to be done at present to keep the Mother Earth sustain for 432000 years for Kalki avatar.

    So being an bharati and not indian I believe its my duty to fight the evil society which we call so civilized.

    I would be happy to hear from you my e mail address is “[email protected]” so send reply to my mail as I am a visitor to this site…

  2. arun says:

    i want astotaram & pictures of parasu rama

  3. Pradeep Pratape says:

    I need PARSHURAM STOTRA MARATHI – AUDIO AND/OR WRITTEN. CAN ANYBODY HAVE THIS?