Lord Sri ParasuRama Jayanthi is celebrated as a festival with great devotional impact in all parts of India. It falls on Shukla Paksha Tritiya in the month of Vaishaka in every year. This day is also celebrated as 'Akshaya Tritiya'. It is believed that on this auspicious day, Lord Vishnu took avatar as 'ParasuRama and the Lord Parasurama avatar is the 6th incarnation of Lord Vishnu. It is a great belief that if any good work starts on this day yields fruitful results.Hence devotees undertake new tasks, new ventures or auspicious activities on this day. The merits gained by Good acts on this day will be in manifold.
In the year 2015, Sri ParasuRama Jayanthi is celebrated on April 21, 2015(Tuesday)
Religious Significance of Parasurama Jayanthi:
According to the Varaha Purana, by doing fasting on this day devotees get a chance to stay in Brahmaloka and will reborn as a King.
Devotees wake up early in the morning and take a holy bath in the sacred rivers. They go the temples and offer special prayers to the Lord. Many devotional activities, special religious rituals and spiritual programs are to be conducted. The Lord processions and 'Satsang'(meeting of Good People) are also organized in the priase of the Lord. Devotees organize 'Sri ParasuRama Sobha Yatra' in honour of Lord ParasuRama.
In the avatar of Lord ParasuRama, the ethical sayings 'Pithru Devo Bhava' and 'Mathru Devo Bhava' are equally observed.
Temples of Lord Sri ParasuRama:
- Sri ParasuRama Temple at Thiruvallam, near Thiruvananthapuram in the state of Kerala
- Sri ParasuRameswara Temple(Shiv Mandir), Gudimalam, Chittor district, Andhrapradesh
The Lord was born to sage Jamadhagni and Renuka devi. Lord ParasuRama is the epitome of valour and great devotion towards His parents. Initially, His parents named Him as 'BhargavaRama'. He did austere penance lasting over ten years in the Himalayas. The Lord Shiva blessed Him and gave His ‘Dhanus’(Bow) and the ‘Parasu’(Axe) to ‘BhargavaRama’ . He was renaned as ‘ParasuRama’ by Lord Shiva Himself.
Lord ParasuRama is the symbol of strength, knowledge and morality.
The avatar of Lord Parasurama is not a direct avatar. The Lord Vishnu entered the soul of a Brahmin Son of Jamadagni by ‘Anupravesa’. The other nine avatars are called ‘Amsa’ avatars.
The ten avatars of Lord Vishnu are called as ‘Dasavataras’ and these avatars are meant to re-establish righteousness and destroy tyranny and injustice in the world. They are Matsya, Kurma, Varaha, Narasimha, Vamana, Parasumrama, Sri Rama, Sri Krishna, Buddha and Kalki.
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