Parshuram Jayanti 2023: Know About The 6th Avatar Of Lord Vishnu
On the day of Parshuram Jayanti, worship the sixth incarnation avatar of Lord Vishnu. Lord Parshuram is the son of sage Jamadagni and Renuka. He then got married to Dharani, the incarnation form of Goddess Lakshmi. The Brahmin warrior took birth to eliminate evil forces on the Earth. He formed balance in the universe when he freed the world from demons and evil spirits. Lord Parshuram is also known as Brahma-Kshatriya as his father was Brahmin, and his mother was Kshatriya. There are ancient myths that suggest he is the god of bravery and protection. Let’s find out what are the significance and rituals behind the celebration of this day.
The Legend Of Lord Parshuram
Lord Parshuram was one of the seven immortals who lived in Dvapara Yuga, as per the Hindu myths. The ancient tale reveals that once King named Kartavirya Arjuna ordered to get the divine cow Kamdhenu but Jamadagni (father of Parshuram) came in his way. When the furious King took the cow forcefully, Lord Parshuram killed him. Later, the children of Kartavirya Arjuna took revenge by killing Jamadagni. When Lord Parshuram learned about his father’s death, he promised to kill every Kshatriya and filled five lakes with their blood. In this process, he left many Kshatriya Kings wounded and killed them around 21 times.
He went on killing Kshatriyas until sage Rucheeka approached and restricted him from doing so. Later, he impressed Lord Shiva by his faith and devotion. In return, Lord Shiva blessed him by giving him the divine weapon to save the world from evil forces.
The myths also tell us that once Parshuram was on his way to meet Lord Shiva, but Lord Ganesha tried to stop him. He battled it out with Lord Ganesha and broke his tusk. Thus, we Lord Ganesha came to be known as Ekdanta. Lord Parshuram also played his role in epic tales of Ramayana and Mahabharat. He met two incarnations of Lord Vishnu, which are Lord Rama and Lord Krishna.
Important Date And Muhurat For Parashurama Jayanti 2023
- Date: Parashurama Jayanti on Saturday, April 22, 2023
- Tithi Timings:
- Tritiya Tithi Begins: 07:49 AM on Apr 22, 2023
- Tritiya Tithi Ends: 07:47 AM on Apr 23, 2023
Significance Of The Day
It is said that Lord Vishnu himself arrived in the form of Lord Parshuram to uproot the evil forces from the Earth. Lord Parshuram fought with his divine axe and succeeded in eliminating numerous demons. He restored peace in the world and served justice. The fearless Brahmin warrior is known for punishing Kshatriyas, who created atrocities. And therefore, this day holds religious importance for Hindus.
On this day, devotees keep Lord Parshuram in their prayers to win against their enemies. They also pray for their good wealth and success to Lord Vishnu. Devotees also keep fast for the day to appease the Lord. Some of them also visit a nearby temple and recite Vishnu Sahasranama Stotra. Worshipping Lord Vishnu on this day may bring positive results in your life. People also donate food grains to the poor on this auspicious day.
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Celebration Of Akshaya Tritiya
Akshay Tritiya marks the first day of Treta Yuga, and on the same day, Lord Parshuram took his birth. As a result, we together celebrate Parshuram Jayanti as well as Akshay Tritiya on Shukla Paksha of the Vaisakha month. Akshay Tritiya denotes the beginning of good times. Most people believe that it is an auspicious time to purchase gold, and so, they usually buy gold on this day. Akshay Tritiya is also known as Akha Teej in some parts of India. Devotees organize Vishnu Puja at their home to earn success, prosperity and wealth. They also listen to devotional songs and recite Vishnu Chalisa.
Is Lord Parshurama Still Alive?
If we believe the ancient myths, it reveals that when Lord Parshuram remembered Lord Shiva while performing penance, Lord Shiva gave him a boon of immortality. Following that, it can be said that Lord Parshuram is still alive in the present world.
Lord Parshurama is the Avesha Avatar of the Lord Vishnu. It means Lord Vishnu does not directly descend into a body like he did when he took the avatar of Rama and Krishna. Here, Lord Vishnu occupies the human soul and leaves the human body whenever he wants to. And therefore, it is said that Lord Vishnu left the body of Parshuram. But since Lord Parshuram was immortal, he is said to be living in today’s world. Some people believe that he is mediating near Mandarachal mountain.
Parshurama Jayanti is a propitious day to worship Lord Vishnu and its sixth avatar, Parshuram. This day brings opportunities to impress Lord Vishnu. Whoever recalls the lord with a pure heart may get blessings from Lord Vishnu. You may achieve desired success, knowledge and wisdom. With this, May Lord Parshurama keep blessing you and your family.
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