Parashurama Jayanti- Story and Rituals
About Parshuram Jayanti
Lord Parshuram was the 6th incarnation of Lord Vishnu who took birth on the Earth in order to save it from the austerity of the cruel Kshatriyas. The day on which Parshurama was incarnated is celebrated as Parshuram Jayanti. The day is also famous and celebrated as Akshaya Tritiya in most parts of the nation.
When is Parshuram Jayanti?
As per the Hindu calendar, Parashurama Jayanti tales place in the Vaisakh month during the Shukla Paksha and on the third day (Tritya). According to the Gregorian calendar, the day is observed either in the month of April or May.
What are The Rituals of Parshuram Jayanti?
- Similar to other Hindu festivals, taking a holy bath before sunrise on this day is regarded as sacred.
- After taking the bath, the devotees wear fresh and tidy puja vastra (worship clothing).
- Devotees worship and offer prayers to Lord Visnu by offering chandan, tulsi leaves, kumkum, incense sticks, flowers and sweets to the diety.
- Observing a fast of Parshuram Jayanti is considered highly significant as it is believed that the devotees get blessed with a son by fasting on this day.
- The devotees who observe fast abstained themselves from consuming pulses or cereals and are only allowed to consume milk products and fruits.
What is The Story of God Parshuram Avatar?
As per the scriptures and Hindu Mythology, there are two stories related to the birth of Lord Parshuram. As per the Hari Vansh Purana, there was a King named Kartaveerya Arjun who used to rule the Mahishmati Nagri. He and other Kshatriyas were indulged in several destructive acts which made the life of other beings difficult. Disturbed by all this, Goddess Earth sought help from Lord Vishnu to save Earth and the living beings from the cruelties of Kshatriyas. To help Goddess Earth, Lord Vishnu incarnated as the son of Renuka and Jamdagani in the name of Parshuram and killed the king and all Kshatriyas to free the Earth from their violence and brutality.
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