Lord Parshuram was the 6th avatar of Lord Vishnu and his birthday is celebrated as Parshuram Jayanti every year. As he took birth during Pradosh Kala, the prevailing Tritiya during this time is considered favourable to celebrate Parshuram Jayanti. The Kalki Puran depicts Parshuram as the martial teacher of Shri Kalki, the 10th and ultimate avatar of Lord Vishnu. So, let’s find more about Parshuram Jayanti 2021 celebrations.
Parshuram Jayanti 2021 Date
Parshuram Jayanti occurs on the 3rd day of Shukla Paksha during Vaisakh month. It is the same day as Akshaya Tritiya. Parshuram Jayanti 2021 will be celebrated as per the below schedule:
Parashuram Jayanti: 14th of May, 2021, Friday
Tritiya Tithi Starts: 14th of May, 2021, 5:38 AM
Tritiya Tithi Ends: 15th of May, 2021, 7:59 AM
About Parshuram Jayanti 2021
Parshuram Jayanti symbolises the onset of Tretayug and carrying out righteous acts on this day is considered highly rewarding. Hence, this day holds divine significance and is celebrated with immense excitement and fervour. The meaning of the word ‘Parshuram’ is ‘Ram with an axe’. Hence, Lord Parshuram is seen holding an axe, a weapon that marks strength, honesty, and destruction of ego. As per the folklore, the Lord descended on this land to save the people from the cruelty of the Kshatriyas. Parshuram was extremely knowledgeable, an exceptional warrior and lived to help mankind. What are your hidden potentials and characteristic traits as per your birth chart? Access your Janampatri and know in-depth about yourself.
Parshuram Jayanti Legend
Renuka and Jamadagni (one of the seven rishis or Saptarishis) gave birth to Lord Parshuram. He is known to be the role model of love and devotion for one’s parents. Hindu scripts show that once his father had a severe conflict with his mother and asked Parshuram to kill her. Without thinking twice, he killed her immediately. His father was moved seeing the obedience of his son and gave him a boon. The son quickly said ”Mother”, asking for his mother’s life. Thus, he was granted his wish without using a weapon.
As per the epic Mahabharata Vana Parva (the sacred text of Mahabharata), there lived a King named Kartavirya Arjuna in the ancient kingdom of the Haihayas of Madhya Pradesh. He had become highly consumed in his powers. His arrogant attitude caused him to conduct offensive acts against people, Devas, and Yakshas. At the same time he arrived at the shelter of Renuka and Jamadagni who greeted him with warmth. But a conceited Kartavirya carried overpowering pride, and demanded an insulting return for the couple’s kindness. He killed Jamadagni as he refused his demand. He also murdered the holy cow Kamadhenu. Parshuram avenged his father’s death by killing Kartavirya and vowed to demolish the Kshatriya rulers. The kings, in fear of death, escaped to faraway places. Kashyap Muni witnessed this sight, and calmed Parshuram asking him to abandon the Earth and live on the mountain. Since then, he is said to be living on the Mahendra Parvat.
Lord Parshuram is also shown in the ancient texts as present during the marriage ceremony of Goddess Sita and Lord Rama in the Treta Yuga. Are you concerned about your marriage prospects this year? Get your Marriage Report written by experts and get answers for your questions.
Parshuram Jayanti Rituals
- You can conduct fasting starting from the day before and throughout the day of Tritiya.
- Wake up and take a bath before sunrise. Wear clean Puja Vastras (clothes) and worship Lord Vishnu.
- Smudge sandalwood on the idol and offer flowers, vermillion, basil leaves, and sweets to the deity.
- Couples who wish to have a male offspring can ask for the wish fulfillment by observing a fast.
- Avoid having pulses or cereals, and carry out the day by consuming Sattvic food, fruits, juices, or milk.
As per the traditions, Parshuram is known to be immortal and resides in the mountains unlike the other incarnations of Lord Vishnu. Hence, he is not offered prayers the way we worship Rama or Krishna. Temples of Lord Parshuram exist on the western seaside of India, and one of the significant temples is at Pajaka in Karnataka.
Parshuram Jayanti Mantra
Chant the below verses to gain special blessings on this day:
‘ॐ ब्रह्मक्षत्राय विद्महे क्षत्रियान्ताय धीमहि तन्नो राम: प्रचोदयात्।।’
‘ॐ जामदग्न्याय विद्महे महावीराय धीमहि धन्नो परशुराम: प्रचोदयात्।।’
‘ॐ मां मां ॐ मां मां परशुहस्ताय नम:।।’
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