Parashurama – Rama With An Axe

Parashurama (Rama with an axe) is the sixth avatar of Vishnu in Hinduism. He was a brahmakshatriya. Like other avatars of Vishnu, he appears at a time when overwhelming evil prevailed on earth. The warrior class, with weapons and power, had begun to abuse their power, take what belonged to others by force and tyrannize people. Parashurama corrects the cosmic equilibrium by destroying these evil warriors.

  • Jamadagni was the father of Shree Parashurama while Renuka was Lord Parashurama’s mother.

He is also referred to as Rama Jamadagnya , Rama Bhargava and Veerarama in some holy text.

Chiranjivi are seven immortal living beings in Hinduism who are to remain alive on Earth until the end of the current Kali Yuga. Parshurama is one of them.

Parashurama is not found in Vedic literature, and the earliest mention of his character is found in the Ramayana. There he is represented as an accomplished warrior-sadhu, a sage and teacher of martial arts, but there is no mention of him being an avatar of Vishnu. He evolves into an avatar in the Puranas.

The violent Brahmin is condemned, ultimately transformed (Jamadagni [his father] rids himself of anger and is slain without resisting; Rama [Parashurama] retires, his mind at peace, to his mountain refuge. — Madeleine Biardeau

The regions of Konkan, coastal Karnataka and Kerala are considered as Parashurama Kshetra.
Jay Parshuram
‘ॐ ब्रह्मक्षत्राय विद्महे क्षत्रियान्ताय धीमहि तन्नो राम: प्रचोदयात्।।’
‘ॐ जामदग्न्याय विद्महे महावीराय धीमहि तन्नो परशुराम: प्रचोदयात्।।’
 ‘ॐ रां रां ॐ रां रां परशुहस्ताय नम:।।’
Source – Wikipedia

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