Today is Akshya Tritiya and Parshuram Jayanti. Lord Parshuram is said to be the sixth incarnation of Lord Vishnu. Lord Parshuram is said to be the sixth incarnation of Lord Vishnu.
This year Vaishak Shukla Tritiya Tithi starts from 05:40 am on May 14 and will end on 08:00 am on May 15
Parshuram Jayanti is observed to commemorate the birth anniversary of the sixth incarnation of Lord Vishnu – Parshuram. The day falls in the Shukla Paksha Tritiya in the month of Vaishakh. It is believed that Lord Parshuram was born during the Pradosh Kala. Once Tritiya begins during the Kala period, the time is considered appropriate for observing Parshurama Jayanti.
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This year Vaishak Shukla Tritiya Tithi starts from 05:40 am on May 14 and will end on 08:00 am on May 15. May 14 will be celebrated as Akshaya Tritiya.
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The meaning of the name Parshuram is Rama with Parshu that is an axe. Lord Parshuram was a devotee of Lord Shiva, who gave him his mystical weapon parshu to save the earth from the cruelty of Kshatriyas. Lord Parshuram is said to be the sixth incarnation of Lord Vishnu. He was married to Dhanavi an incarnation of Lakshmi. According to Hindu mythology Parshuram’s avatar is immortal and still lives on earth.
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Devotees start the day by wearing traditional clothes after taking a holy bath before sunrise. They observe fast which starts from a night before. The devotees worship Lakshminarayan, a form of Lord Vishnu, and offer tulsi leaves, chandan, kumkum, fresh flowers, according to Jagran. The day is also believed to be the beginning of Tretayug.
Lord Parshuram or Parshuram avatar, the sixth incarnation and the warrior form of Lord Vishnu, is believed to be immortal. According to mythology, Parshuram, the son of sage Jamadagni and Renuka, was born on this day. Parshuram Jayanti coincides with the auspicious Akshaya Tritiya and falls on the third day of the Full Moon phase or Shukla Paksha in the month of Vaishakh. Legends say, Lord Parshuram descended on earth to remove the evil. This avatar of Lord Vishnu is believed to be an aggressive one and an expert in warfare.
Parshuram Jayanti: 10 interesting things to know about Lord Parshuram
Parshuram was a devotee of Lord Shiva
He had received a Parshu or an axe-like weapon from Lord Shiva as a boon
According to legends, Lord Shiva also tought Parshuram the art of warfare
Parshuram's father was Rishi Jamadgani and he is known to be the first warrior Brahmin
Legends say, Parshuram could not be defeated in warfare after he was blessed with Lord Shiva's weapon
Parshuram is believed to have tought the skills of using weapons to famous characters of the Mahabharata like Bhishma, Dronacharya and even Karana.
It is even believed that he still lives on the earth and will teach warfare to Kalki, the tenth form of Lord Vishnu
Like Lord Shiva, Lord Rama, Krishna and other gods, Parshuram is not worshipped.
He is believed to be born at the Janapav hills in Indore and there is still a Shiva temple on the hilltop where Parshuram is believed to have meditated and worshipped Lord Shiva.
Legends about Parasurama often talk about anger and violence, and the ill effects of anger.