Parshuram Jayanti is an annual Hindu festival that commemorates the birth anniversary of Lord Parshuram. According to Hindu mythology, it is believed that is the sixth avatar of Lord Vishnu. The festival is celebrated on the third day of the Shukla Paksha (bright fortnight) in the Hindu month of Vaishakh (April-May). This year, it will be observed on April 22, Saturday.
According to Hindu mythology, Lord Parshuram was born to Renuka and sage Jamadagni. He is known as the warrior saint who is believed to have fought and defeated evil forces to restore order and righteousness on earth.
On this day, Devotees offer prayers and seek blessings from Lord Parshuram by visiting temples dedicated to him. They also perform special rituals, including fasting and reciting Vedic hymns and mantras. The festival is particularly important for the Brahmin community who believe that Lord Parshuram was an ideal Brahmin and a great teacher of Vedas.
So, let’s get to know more about the Date, Rituals and Significance of Parshuram Jayanti 2023.
Parshuram Jayanti 2023: Date, Muhurat and Timings
This year, Parsuram Jayanti falls on Saturday, April 22, 2023
- Tritiya Tithi Starts: 07:49 a.m on April 22, 2023
- Tritiya Tithi Ends: 07:47 a.m on April 23, 2023
Significance of Parshuram Jayanti
This specific festival is celebrated mostly in the northern part of India and especially by Brahmins. Let’s find out the significance of Parshuram Jayanti.
- Lord Parshuram is believed to be the symbol of divine energy and the destroyer of evil. He is also known as the ‘axe-wielding’ god, as he is often depicted holding an axe.
- It is believed that Lord Parshuram was born to free the earth from the tyranny and oppression of evil rulers and to restore the balance of Dharma (righteousness) on earth.
- Parshuram Jayanti is an occasion for Devotees to offer prayers and seek blessings from Lord Parshuram for good health, wealth, and prosperity. It is also a time for spiritual reflection and seeking divine guidance.
- The festival also serves as a reminder of the importance of preserving and upholding the values of dharma and fighting against injustice and evil.
Overall, Parshuram Jayanti is a significant festival that celebrates the birth of a revered Hindu deity who represents the values of righteousness, courage and devotion.
Parshuram Jayanti 2023 Rituals
Parshuram Jayanti holds greater significance for the Brahmin community. Offering prayers and following rituals makes one courageous and strong bringing victory and success in life. Also, couples desiring to have strong, healthy and intelligent children observe a fast on this day and chant the Parasurama Mantra. 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.
So, let’s find the religious rituals to be performed on Parshuram Jayanti.
- The puja is to be performed east or northeast after taking bath in the evening during pradosh period (1.5 hours before sunset).
- Wear red coloured clothes.
- Light lamp using red colour oil.
- Light Dhoop or any agarbatti
- Offer leaves of Ashoka
- Offer roli
- Offer Bhog or prasad which should be jaggery roti
- Chant any Parshuram mantra 108 times. Keep count on a red Chandan mala.
Lord Parshuram Mantra
|| Om Brahmashtraya Vidmahe Khatriantaya Deemahi Tanno Prashuram Prachodayat ||
ॐ ब्रह्मक्षत्राय विद्महे क्षत्रियान्ताय धीमहि तन्नो परशुराम: प्रचोदयात्॥
Chant the mantra 108 times with red chandan mala facing east or northeast.
Mythological Legend Behind Parshuram Jayanti
It is believed that Parshuram is immortal. He was born in the Bhrigu clan, and therefore, possessed the qualities of both brahmin and Kshatriyas. Parshuram was half Brahmin and half Kshatriya. It is said that Lord Vishnu was incarnated as Parashuram to end the evil deeds of cruel rulers on earth and establish Dharma.
According to Hindu mythology, the legend behind Parshuram Jayanti goes as follows:
Lord Parshuram was born to Sage Jamadagni and his wife Renuka. Jamadagni was a great sage and was known for his devotion to Lord Shiva. Renuka was a devoted wife and a dedicated mother.
One day, a king named Kartavirya Arjuna visited Jamadagni’s ashram and was impressed by the sage’s hospitality. He was particularly enamoured with the cow, Nandini, who could provide unlimited milk. He demanded that the cow be given to him, but Jamadagni refused, citing the cow’s importance to his religious practices. Infuriated, Kartavirya Arjuna and his army attacked the ashram and killed Jamadagni.
Upon learning of his father’s death, Lord Parshuram swore to avenge his father’s murder and set out on a mission to rid the world of all tyrannical and oppressive rulers. He waged a war against the corrupt rulers and restored dharma on earth. He is also believed to have established many ashrams and spread knowledge and spiritual teachings to Devotees.
Another popular legend says that the state of Kerala was formed when Parashuram threw his axe into the sea.
This day is also a highly auspicious day as Akshaya Tritiya is observed on this day. Treta Yuga also began on this day.
Thus, Parshuram Jayanti celebrates the birth of Lord Parshuram, who is considered to be an incarnation of Lord Vishnu and a symbol of divine energy, courage, and righteousness. The festival is celebrated with great devotion and reverence by Devotees all over India. It is believed that Parshuram still exists in this world among us as he was known to be Chiranjeevi or immortal and he was believed to rule until the end of the world.
Benefits of Offerings to Lord Parshuram on Parashuram Jayanti
- Offer Lal Gunja (लाल गुंजा) to overcome the financial problem.
- Offer anjeer to Lord Parshuram to overcome problems related to property and land.
- Write Parshuram mantra in a bhoja patra and offer to the Lord to gain victory over enemies.
- Chanting the given Parshuram mantra helps to gain defeat enemies, gain courage to overcome obstacles in life and overcome all kinds of fears in life.
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