Parshuram Jayanti

Religion: Hindu
Country: India
Upcoming Parshuram Jayanti is on 10 May 2024 (Friday)

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Parshuram was considered as the incarnation of Lord Vishnu and it is said that, he was the sixth one. Parshuram is considered and given a status of being god as he was the sixth incarnation of the Lord Vishnu. His life revolves around his great fighting skills and true devotion towards the god. On the other hand there are various stories that are related to Parshuram.

He was true devotee of his parents and used to accept every order of his parents. One very sad day, his father whose name was Jamadagni, got angry at his wife Renuka for some matter. In his anger mind, he lost his control over the sayings and he ordered Parshuram to kill his mother. Although Parshuram was in a state of utter confusion, but since he always considered the order of his parents above everything, he killed his mother. But somehow, Parshuram was able to get and bring back the life of his mother and that is how he proved to be true followers of his parents.

One another famous story is that, one day Parshuram was going to meet the lord Shiva. But already lord Shiva told his sons, karthikeyan and Lord Ganesha to see that no one disturbs him. As both of them were guarding the route, Parshuram appeared in front them. As he moved his step forward, he was stopped by the lord Ganesha and Lord Karthikeyan. Since Parshuram was not aware about these two, he got angry at them saying that, who they are to stop him from meeting Lord Shiva. After long quarrel, Parshuram was so angry that he drew his weapon and used on the Ganesha. Since Ganesha knew that, this weapon is given to Lord Parshuram by the Lord Shiva, he in order to keep respect and name of his father, let Parshuram attack him. In this attack, Ganesha got hit by Parshuram weapon on his teeth. Due to this, a small part of lord Ganesha tooth got broken.

The pain voice of lord Ganesha was heard by the goddesses Parvati and due to anger she was changed to Shakti. She then pledged to Kill Parshuram. But soon Lord Shiva came and they told Maa Shakti not to kill Parshuram as he considers Parshuram as one of his son. After seeing this all Parshuram asked for his forgiveness from the Maa Shakti and also apologies in front of the lord Ganesha.

One another story says that, His father and Kama Dhenu cow was killed by the king Kartavirya Sahashrarjun who was a Kshatriya. So from that day, Parshuram pleaded to kill every kshatriya. As this created terror among kshatriyas, Kashyap Muni intervened and told Parshuram to stop his anger and told him to leave this world.

Lord Parshuram has always been worshipped by people for his great valor and fighting skills.

How People Celebrate Parshuram Jayanti

It is said that, keeping fast on this day gives baby boy to the parents. In most of the parts of India, people keep fast. This Jayanti is also celebrated with other name called as Akshaya Tritiya.

On the other hand, apart from the fast only, people do several types of devotional programs that are dedicated to lord Vishnu. Kathas, Satasang etc are also organized on this very day.

People usually wake up early in the morning and take bath. Then they wear clean cloths and go in to the temples to offer their prayers to god. After coming from the temples, devotional events are organized at home. Women’s, men and even children take part in the several spiritual programs being conducted in the temples.