Sri Parshuram Jayanti
Sri Parshuram is known to be the sixth incarnation of Sri Vishnu. He was born in the nineteenth Tretayug in the Brugu dynasty. His mother's name is Renuka and father's name is Rushi Jamadagni. The dynasty in which Sri Parshuram was born was known to be predominant in Divine radiance and these people were filled with a high fighting spirit. Shri Parshuram holds an Axe in his hand and a bow on his shoulder. Shri Parashuram was popularly known as the slayer of the violent Kshatriyas.
Life and Work of Sri Parshuram
Sri Parashuram left his home to do devout meditation in order to please Lord Shive. Considering his intense and unmoved dedication, the Deity Shiva was extremely pleased and he presented Parashuram with Divine weapons. Once, Sri Parshuram decided to test the glory of Sri Ram. He asked the Lord to bend his bow and Sri Ram obeyed his words. Sri Parashuram got pleased with it and he presented his Bow to Lord Ram along with his Kshatriya radiance. After laying down his weapons and anger towards Kshatriyas, he started teaching the art of weaponry to the children of both Brahmins and Kshatriyas. Sri Parshuram was a great instructor as the some of the great warriors of history like Karna, Dronacharya and Bhishmacharya were the obedient disciples of him. Sri Parashuram was known for his generous attitude and he is amongst those seven people that are considered as immortal.
Celebration of Sri Parshuram Jayanti
This day is celebrated as the birthday of Sri Parshuram on the 3rd day of the Shukla Paksha of the Vaishakha month. Many people fast on this day in order to be blessed with a son and according to the Varah Puran, the devotee gets a chance to reborn as a great king if he keeps fast on this day. This year, the Parashuram Jayanti will be celebrated on 12th of May. This day is also known as Akshaya Tritiya.
Importance of this on the lives of the people
India is a country that supports a majority of Hindus and after the medieval period after the Hinduism got revitalized, this day earned its importance back. This day is celebrated with huge joy and prosperity among the north Indians. Satsanga and processions are held in various parts of the country in order to keep the spirit of Sri Parshuram and his birthday alive among the coming generations.
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