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Parshuram Jayanti 2021: According to Hindu Panchang, the festival of Akshaya Tritiya is celebrated every year on Tritiya Tithi of Shukla Paksha of Vaishakh month. Along with this, Parshuram Jayanti is also celebrated on this day. According to mythological beliefs, on this holy date, the sixth incarnation of Lord Vishnu (Bhagwan Vishnu), Lord Parshuram (Bhagwan Parshuram) was born. This year, the festival of Parashuram Jayanti will be celebrated on 14 May ie tomorrow. It is believed that Parashurama was born in the Pradosh period, so it is considered best to celebrate his birth anniversary in the Pradosh period. It is said that Parashuram was an obedient child of his parents, yet he had severed his mother’s neck from the torso. Let us know why Parshuram had killed his own mother, along with this, we know the auspicious time and importance.
Parashuram Jayanti – 14 May 2021 (Friday)
Tritiya Date Start- 14 May 2021, from 05:38 am
Tritiya date ends 15 May 2021 until 07:59 AM.
When Parashurama cut his mother’s neck
According to mythological beliefs, Lord Parashurama was the fourth child of sage Jamadagni and mother Renuka. As obedient as he was, he was also of a fiery nature. Once his father was ordered by Pashuram to kill his mother. Being an obedient son, he obeyed his father’s order and severed his mother’s head from the torso. Seeing this, the sage Jamadagni was very pleased with his son and when his son requested him, he revived his mother.
Though killing his mother, Lord Parashurama was subjected to the sin of maternal murder, so in order to get rid of this sin, he did the harsh penance of Lord Shiva, which resulted in him getting rid of the sin of maternal murder. Pleased with the harsh penance of Lord Parashuram, Lord Shiva had provided him with the Parshu Astra for the welfare of the dead, hence he was called Parashurama. Also read: Akshaya Tritiya 2021: When is Akshaya Tritiya 2021? Know the date, auspicious time, method of worship and its importance
Importance of Parashuram Jayanti
According to popular beliefs, Srihari took the sixth incarnation as Lord Parashurama to end the atrocities on Brahmins and Rishis on earth. It is said that Lord Parshuram once reached Kailash to meet Lord Shiva, but Ganesha stopped him. Enraged by this, Parashurama had broken a tooth of Lord Ganesha with his furs, after which Ganesha was called Ekadanta. Worshiping Lord Parshuram on this day gives auspicious results. Along with this, special significance of charity and charity is told on this day.