Celebrating Parsuram Jayanti (28th April)

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The date of 28th April in India is religiously celebrated as Parsuram Jayanti, marking the birth anniversary of Lord Parsuram, also called Lord Parashurama, who was believed to be the sixth incarnation of popular Hindu god: Lord Vishnu. Traditionally, Parsuram Jayanti is celebrated during the time when Tritiya retains during the Pradosh Kala, as it is said that Lord Parsuram was actually born during the Pradosh Kala itself. It is believed that Parsuram, the sixth incarnation of Lord Vishnu, came into existence with the purpose of getting planet Earth rid of the burden imposed on it by eradicating all the sinful, ill-minded, destructive, and immoral monarchs from everywhere, who had forgotten their duties as kings and had only exploited earth’s resources, not paying any heed to morality or acts of humanity to serve mankind.

According to Hindu mythology, this incarnation of Lord Vishnu, that is Parsuram, still continues to live on planet Earth, and that is precisely the reason why he is still not worshipped by the people, unlike Lord Krishna and Lord Ram, who too were considered to be incarnations of Lord Vishnu, and are worshipped in Hindu culture religiously every day. According to the Hindu sources, in the southern state of Karnataka in India, at a place near Udupi known as Pajaka, a big temple dwells, which celebrates Lord Parsuram. In fact, in the western coast of India, there exist many temples that actually are dedicated to Lord Parsuram.

According to the Kalki Purana, it is believed that Lord Parsuram—the sixth avatar of Lord Vishnu, will be the martial guru of the 10th and the last avatar of Lord Vishnu: Shri Kalki. Hence, it is said that this is not surprising that an avatar of Lord Vishnu is meeting another avatar, since it is believed that Lord Parsuram had actually attended the marriage ceremony of Lord Ram and Sita, thus meeting the 7th incarnation of Lord Vishnu, while he was the sixth incarnation himself.

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