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The most fundamental of Hindu deities, is the Trinity of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva - popular deities include Ganesha, Krishna, Hanuman and goddesses like Lakshmi, Durga,Saraswati.

Legend of Lord Parshuram

The purpose of the sixth incarnation or Sixth Avatara of Vishnu is considered by religious scholars to be to relieve the earth's burden by exterminating the sinful, destructive and irreligious monarchs that pillaged its resources, and neglected their duties as kings.


Sri Parashuram left home to do devout austerities (tapascharya) to please Lord Shiva. Considering his extreme devotion, intense desire and unmoved and perpetual meditation (dhyan), Deity Shiv was pleased with Sri Parashuram. He presented Sri Parashuram with divine weapons. Included was His unconquerable and indestructible axe shaped weapon, Parashu. God Shiva advised him to go and liberate the Mother Earth from felons, ill-behaved people, extremists, demons and those blind with sexual passion and pride.

Once, Lord Shiva challenged Sri Parashuram to a battle to test his skills in warfare. The spiritual master (Gurudev) Deity Shiv and the disciple Sri Parashuram were locked in a fierce battle. This dreadful duel lasted for twenty one days. While ducking to avoid being hit by the Trident (Trishul) of Deity Shiv, Sri Parashuram vigorously attacked Him with his Parashu. It struck Lord Shiva on the forehead creating a wound. Deity Shiv was very pleased to see the amazing warfare skills of His disciple. He passionately embraced Sri Parashuram. Deity Shiv preserved this wound as an ornament so that the reputation of His disciple remained imperishable and insurmountable. 'Khanda-parshu' (wounded by Parashu) is one of the thousand names (for the salutation) of Deity Shiv.

He is a Chiranjeevin, who fought the aggressing ocean to recede thus saving land of Konkan and Malabar Bhagwan Parashuram is also known as Lord of Yajnya, Lord who grants prosperity, and Lord of knowledge. According to ancient Himalayan tradition of knowledge, Parshuram was the first to introduce inter- planetary weapons on this planet in ancient days, when the planet needed protection from catastrophes caused by the greed and pride of the ruling powers.

Lord Parashurama has been mentioned in several scriptures - Ramayana, the Mahabharata, and Bhagavata and Kalki Puranas. He is famous for killing the Haihaya- Kshatriyas on the earth 21 times for their Ahankara (pride/arrogance). He wanted to spread & preserve the Vedic culture on Earth. He was born a Brahmin but is Kshatriya by Karma, or deeds. He is also known as Bhargava.
God Parashurama is famous for killing the Haihaya-Kshatriyas on the earth 21 times for their Ahankara (pride). He wanted to spread & preserve the Vedic culture on Earth.

 

  
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