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Parashurama Bow - Story Of Bow And Arrow Of Parshuram

Story of the bow and arrow of Parshuram is mentioned in the Bala Kanda of the epic Ramayana. Parashuram bow was so powerful that only very few could lift it up. The greatness and glory of the divine bow and arrow is narrated by Parasurama to Bhagavan Sri Ram.

The bow of Parshuram, like Pinaka bow of Mahadev Shiva, was made by Vishwakarma, the divine architect of the universe. It was first in the possession of Lord Vishnu.


Saint Richaka had received the bow from sakshal Narayana. The Rishi had given the bow to his son Jamadagni, father of Parashurama. This bow was used to kill innumerable kings on earth who were spreading Adharma.

Parashuram had heard that that Sri Ram had married Mata Sita after breaking the bow of Mahadev Shiva. An angry Parasuram stops the marriage party of Sri Ram in the deep dense forest. 

Parashuram then challenges Sri Ram to lift his bow and tie the string and shoot an arrow. This task is easily performed by Sri Ram.

Parashuram abandons the bow after He realizes that his worthy successor to defend Dharma had appeared on earth in the form of Sri Rama.

Rama then gave the bow to Varuna, the god of the oceans.



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