Parshurama Jayanti celebrates the birthday of Lord Parshurama, the six incarnation of Lord Vishnu. In 2011, Parshurama Jayanti date is May 6, Friday. It is observed on third day of Shukla Paksha in Vaishakh Month. It is also celebrated as Akshaya Tritiya or Akhateej. Parshuram Jayanti is celebrated with utmost fervor in Konkan areas (Goa), Jammu & Kashmir, Punjab, Haryana, and some other North Indian states.
Lord Parashurama is the most ferocious incarnation of Sri Hari Vishnu whose ambition for manifestation was to control the evilness of headstrong Kshatriyas and Kings.