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Parashuram Jayanti 2018 Date – Parshuram Jayanthi 2018



Parashuram Jayanti is the day when Hindu God Parasurama appeared on earth. He is the sixth incarnation of Srihari Vishnu. Parshuram Jayanti 2018 date is April 17 as per calendars followed in western part of India. In other regions, it is marked on April 18. Parashu means axe and the name means – the axe wielding Rama. The sole aim of the Parasurama Avtar was to annihilate those Kshattriyas (the warrior class) that had strayed from the path of Dharma and oppressed people and destroyed Mother Nature. He restored Dharma on earth.

He was born as the son of Sage Jamadagni and Renuka on the third day during the waxing phase of moon in Vaisakha month (April – May).

Exploits of Lord Parashurama are mentioned in Mahabharat, Ramayana and the Puranas. It is said that he killed 21 generations of Kshattriyas – the ruling class.

This incarnation of Vishnu is associated with the origin of numerous temples in South India.

Symbolically, Parashuram represents that stage in human evolution when human beings were forest dwellers.

There is also a popular legend that the state of Kerala was formed when Parashuram threw his axe into the sea.

The day is a highly auspicious day  - Akshaya Tritiya is observed on the day. Treta Yuga also began on this day.

Interestingly, this sixth incarnation of Lord Vishnu was a devotee of Mother Goddess Devi. He learned Srividya Tantra from Dattatreya.

What to do on Parashuram Jayanti?
Those couples desiring to have healthy and intelligent children observe a fast on the day and chant the Parashuramamantra.

As per Varaha Purana, those who observe pujas and prayers will be blessed with Brahma Lok after death and they will be reborn on earth as rulers.

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