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Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Story of Parshurama


Story of Parshurama

Parashurama was the son of King Prasenjit's daughter Renuka and Bhriguvanshi Jamadagni. He was an avatar of Vishnu and an ardent devotee of Shiva. He received a divine Parshu from Shiva. His name was Rama, but he was called Parashurama due to his always holding the powerful Parshu provided by Shankar. Parashurama was the sixth avatar of the ten avatar of Lord Vishnu, which is counted between Vamana and Ramachandra.  He is also known as Jamadagnya, being the son of Jamadagni. Parashurama was born in the dynasty of Maharishi Bhrigu, which is why he also has a name Bhargava. He was born on Akshaya Tritiya (Vaisakh Shukla Tritiya).  Hence, it is a custom to fast and celebrate on this day.  According to the story, he destroyed the Kshatriyas many times.  He was born to liberate the world from the egoistic repression of the Kshatriyas…

Bhrigu was very happy to know about his son's marriage and asked his daughter-in-law to ask for a boon.  Satyavati wished him a son for own and her mother.
Bhrigu gave them both Kheer for eat and said that after taking bath , if Satyavati embraces the sycamore tree and her mother Peepal tree, then both will get sons.  The mother-daughter's Kheer changed .

Seeing all incident by divine eyes Bhrigu rishi knew all things, Bhrigu again visit there and he said to Satyavati that your mother's son would behave as Brahmin despite being a Kshatriya, and your son would be behave a Kshatriya even after being Brahmin.

After much request , Bhrigu agreed that Satyavati's son would be as Brahmin's nature, but the grandson would act like a Kshatriya.  Satyavati's son was Jamadagni Muni.  He married Renuka, daughter of King Prasenjit.  Renuka had five sons: Rukamavan, Sushen, Vasu, Vishvavasu and the fifth son's name was Parashurama.  The fifth son Parashuram was that son whose behavior like as Kshatriya .

The entire life of Lord Parashuram is full of unique inspirations and achievements.  He was not only well versed in the operation of various divine weapon including Brahmastra, but he also composed the Shiva Panchavatarshinam Stotra.

It is not possible to describe the glory of Lord Parshuram, the armed and the scholar, who is received greeting and respected by Maryada Purushottam Shrirama. He was a master of Yoga, Veda and Niti(morality,ethics), was also proficient in the operation of various divinas weapon including Brahmastra and also in tantra-karma ,that is, the master of all disciplines of life and spirituality.

Parashurama, the sixth avatar of Vishnu, meditated on Pashupati and became a Parshu Dhari and used the weapon to suppress the evil forces. Some people say that Parashuram always opposed the particular caste, but this is not a logical truth.The fact is that Parshuram, skilled in both destruction and construction, was not to oppose any caste but anti in weicked chracter.

Parashurama took up arms to restore the honor of the sages. His purpose was not to destroy the caste. If that were the case,he would not only have completely destroyed the Haihaya dynasty but can also many thing.  He paid proper respect to the kings like Janaka, Dasharatha etc.

In Sita Swayamvar, after knowing the reality of Shri Ram,he greeted Prabhu Rama.And also Parasurama did not hesitate to support Krishna in the Kaurava-Sabha. He cursed Karna because Kuntiputra belonged to a specific caste that is no true reason. But in reallity he cursed Karna for forgetting all knowledge as a punishment for telling lies .

Parshuram, who had deep affection for Kausalya's son Rama and Devakinandan Krishna, not only trained Gangaputra Devavrata (Bhishma Pitamah) in war's skill, but also blessed him saying that no any Guru in the world would ever receive such a disciple again!

According to mythological belief, Treta Yuga started on Akshaya Tritiya.  On the same day, i.e., on the date of Vaishakh Shukla Tritiya Parshurama was born in Pradoshkal's at the house of sage Jamadagni and Mata Renuka who lived on the banks of river Saraswati.  Parashurama's anger is discussed repeatedly, but the reasons for the his anger has been little discussed.

* Parashurama had done 21 times destruction of Kartavirya Arjuna's dynasty of Haihayavans in retaliation. Because sage Jamadagni was killed by Arjuna's sons to kidnap Kamadhenu cow. Kartavirya Arjun, who received a thousand arms by the grace of Lord Dattatreya, was full of arrogance. For him there was Brahmin's slaughte as a game,which was punished by Parashurama. It is also mentioned in the texts that Sahastrabahu insulted Parashurama's family 21 times. For Parshuram, the news of his father's murder was full of harm.For him, the sage Jamadagni was not only a father but also a god.
** History is proof that after getting the order of  father Parashurama killed his mother Renuka, because Renuka was attracted on Gandharvas King Chitraratha.Jamadagni cursed the sons  Rukmavan, Sukhen, Vasu and Viswanas to be unconscious who were disobey the father's order .  But later on Parshuram's request, he mercifully revived his wife and sons.

* & ** The story of the above two will be told in detail after some paragraph below.

*** Pashupati devotee Parashurama also expressed anger over Shrirama because the Lord Rama broke the Shiva bow.There is a reference in the Balkand of Valmiki Ramayana that Lord Parashurama told Sri Rama to strech the string of the Vaishnava bow. When he succeeded in this, Parashurama also understood that Lord Vishnu was taking Sri Rama's form.

After the marriage of the four sons, King Dasharatha left Mithila for Ayodhya Puri with his huge army and sons.  On the way, the extremely enraged Mahatma Parashuram was meet.  He told Rama that he had heard his mighty saga, but Rama should show him to raised the bow of his hand.

Dasharatha could not calm Parashurama even after many attempts.  Parashurama stated that ‘Vishwakarma had created two bows of very superior quality.  One of them was offered by the gods to Shiva and the other to Vishnu.  Once Gods asked who is strong between Shiva and Vishnu, who is weak, Brahma created differences.

As a result, the bow of Shiva had fallen loosely in front of the bow of Vishnu, so the real test of might can be done with this bow.  When calm, Shiva gave his bow to the Videha descendant Devrat and Vishnu gave his bow to Bhriguvanshi Ritchik as a heritage, which is safe with me. '

Rama got angry and took bow - arrow from his hand & applied and said, 'Vishnubana cannot go in vain.  Now where to use it. ”Parashurama's force immediately disappeared.  According to his statement, Rama used arrow on many worlds, won from Parashuram's Tapobal, which were destroyed. Parashurama said, "O Rama, you are certainly Vishnu." After this Parashurama left for Mahendra Parvat. Rama moved towards Ayodhya.

In Ramavatar, he came in anger when Ram Chandra broke the bow of Shiva.  He gave his bow to Ramachandra for test.  When Rama raised the bow and strech the bow's string, Parashuram understood that Ramchandra is avatar of Vishnu.  Therefore, after praising him, he went to do penance.

*** After his mastery in the field of war skills, Shivji challenged him to battle for the purpose of taking Parashurama's test.  During the war that lasted for several days, Parshuram attacked Shiva's head with a rash while defend the trident.  Proud of the war skills of the disciple, Guru Shankar embraced Parashurama.  After this, a name Khandparashu was also added in the eternal names of Shiva.

***** Ganapati had to face the anger of Parashurama as well.  Mangalamurthy had stopped Parashurama from seeing Shiva, the angry Parashurama attacked him, which destroyed one of Ganesha's teeth and after that Ganesha got another name Ekadanta.Like Ashwatthama, Hanuman and Vibhishana, it is also considered in relation to  Parashurama that he is cheeranjeevi.

Lord Parshuram is remembered for his obstinate nature, anger and raising his voice against injustice.  Lord Parashuram is a real example in front of us that anger can ruin a person, but if we can overcome our anger and other senses then we can also fall into the category of greatest people.

Lord Parshuram, the sixth avatar of Lord Vishnu, had his own rules for his life.

 Lord Parshuram incarnated on the auspicious day of Akshaya Tritiya.  On this day any person can achieve the heights of success in his life by remembering and following his character.

Lord Parashurama incarnated on this land is one such immortal gems whose propounded principles still have their relevance.  Lord Parshuram, the leader of the biggest religious revolution of his era, believed that the co-ordination of both Brahmashakti and Shastrashakti is necessary for the structure of a healthy society. Maharishi Parashurama is considered to be the sixth incarnation of Lord Vishnu, who is counted among the Asht Chiranjeevis (Ashwatthama, Raja Bali, Maharishi Ved Vyas, Hanuman, Vibhishana, Kripacharya, Lord Parashurama and Maharishi Markandeya) of mythological legends .

Bhrigukul Shiromani Parshuram is considered to be a wonderful confluence of both the spiritual's force of the sages and the glory of the Kshatriyas. Both his parents Rishi Jamadagni and Renuka were endowed with unique qualities. While Jamadagni had the blessing of getting control of the fire, Mata Renuka got control of the water.
It is said that for the attainment of his fifth son, Jamadagni performed Putreshthi yajna in front of Devraj Indra and on the request  of Indra, Srihari himself took birth as Rama.  

As a result of the boon of Devraj Indra, Parshuram ji was born as Tritiya of Baisakh month as the fifth child of the sage couple, whose initial name was 'Rama' which later became Parshuram after receiving parshu  from the lord Mahadev. Ram was very courageous, mighty, renounced and ascetic from childhood.

By the age of 8, he acquired most of the knowledge from his mother Renuka.  Being a Brahmin, Parashurama was taught all the Vedas and scriptures.  He first received knowledge from his father Jamadagni.  Because he was brilliant, he soon became the scholar of all the scriptures.

After a full study of scripture, Parashurama expressed his desire to receive knowledge of arms-weapon from his father.  Jamadagni explained to him that he is a Brahmin and it is his dharma to teach the diciple with his knowledge, but Parashurama wanted to become successful in war skill and he decided to do it.  Seeing this, his father understood that due to the blessings of Maharishi Bhrigu, Parashurama was a Kshatriya, despite being a Brahmin, so he did not think it appropriate to stop Parashurama and allowed him to get weapons.

He sent Parashurama to his maternal uncle Rajarshi Vishwamitra, who was a great scholar of shastravidya at that time.  Vishwamitra was one of the few gurus who had all kinds of divyastra and he was superior to anyone in the knowledge of war skill. When Parashurama reached Rajarshi Vishwamitra, he express his desire to learn shastravidya.  He said that when you can achieve Brahmanism despite being Kshatriya, then why cannot Parashurama learn knowledge of war despite being a Brahmin?  He happily started giving Parashurama knowledge of war skill. Soon Parshuram got knowledge of all kinds of war skill from Vishwamitra.  Knowing him to be a good disciple, Vishwamitra also gave him complete knowledge of all types of divine weapons. Parshuram became the best invincible warrior in the world after gaining knowledge of those great weapons.

But Parashuram's desire to attain his  war skill's education was not yet over.  He told Vishwamitra - "I am blessed to have received the knowledge you gave me but I want to get more knowledge of war skill. I do not want anyone to defeat me in Trilok." Then Vishwamitra said - "Son! I have given you all the knowledge and divyastra . But if you want to get more knowledge, then only Lord Shankar can give it to you.  Mahadev is the knower of all the weapons of the world including Brahmastra, Narayanastra and Pashupastra.  So pleased him. "

With the inspiration of Vishwamitra, Parashurama decided that he would get the distinction of becoming a disciple of Lord Shankar.  He then proceeded to do penance to please Mahadev by taking orders from his guru.  Parashurama went towards Chakratirth in the east direction for Mahadev's penance. In the north eastern border of Arunachal Pradesh, India, where the Brahmaputra river meets the Lohit river, Parashuram did penance.  Even today Parshuram Kunda is situated in which taking bath takes away all sins.  This Kund is also the most visited tourist center of Lohit, where a large number of people visit every year on the occasion of Makar Sankranti.

At Chakratirtha, Parashurama venerated Mahadev.  Pleased with his severe penance, Lord Shiva commanded him through Akashvani to destroy the demons from the land of Kailash.  On receiving his orders, Parashurama single-handedly fought the demons and destroyed them completely.  But in this war, his body was deformed. He was nearing death that Mahadev finally appeared to him with his devotion.  He restored Parashurama's body as before and increased his physical strength by a thousand times.  Parashuram then requested Mahadev to be his disciple.  Pleased with his penance, Mahadev accepted him as his disciple and taught him such a war skill which was rare in Trilok.

With the blessings of Mahadev, he received many Divyastras, the most prominent of which was the divine parshu named "Vidyudabhi".  Because of this Parshu, Jamadagni's son Rama was called Parasurama.  It has been written about Parshu that it was one of the most lethal weapons in the world.  It could not be destroyed in any way, nor could it be operated by anyone other than Parashurama. The weapon of comparison was only Vajra of Indra, Sudarshan of Narayana, Trishula of Shiva and Brahmastra of Brahma.  Apart from this, he also received Narayana's Trialokya Vijay Kavach, Stavaraja Strotra and Kalpataru Mantra from Lord Shiva.  Then, praising the Lord Shiva, Parashurama composed the "Shiva Panchtavarinshnam Stotra" in his honor.

After this Lord Shiva ordered him to do penance of Lord Vishnu.  By obeying Mahadev, Parashurama worshiped Srihari Vishnu at Chakratirtha.  Pleased with his penance, Srihari gave him darshan and gave him the great Narayanastra and Sudarshan Chakra.  Apart from this, he gave Parashurama an indestructible Vaishnav mantra, by whose grace Parashurama became immortal.  After that Lord Vishnu blessed him to survive till the end of Kalpa.

After that Lord Vishnu asked him to please Brahmadev too. On receiving his permission, Parashuram also worshiped the Shree Brahma and upon his delight, received the most deadly weapon Brahmastra from him.  With this, Parashuram, like Vashishtha, Vishwamitra, etc., were among the few warriors who had knowledge of Brahmastra.  After pleasing the Tridevas, Devaraja Indra bestowed upon him a divine bow called "Vijay" which was composed by Vishwakarma himself.  Thus Parashurama became invincible in Trilok after receiving a boon from the trideva and his fame spread all over the world.

  He learned archery from his father at a very young age. It is said that due to special reverence towards Mahadev Shiva, once the child Ram went to Kailash to worship Lord Shankar.  There, Devadhidev, pleased with his devotion and dedication, bestowed him with divine parshu including many weapons. After holding this divine parshu, the boy Ram became famous by the name of 'Parashurama'. Lord Parshuram was very angry as well as extremely sane, welfare and righteous.  There is a phenomenon very popular in this subject which is something like this

* Parashurama was very loyal to his father .
 Renuka was a virtous woman. Her pativrata dharma was such that she used to go to the banks of the river every day, fill water in a pitcher made of wet clay and bring it to the ashram. Due to her pativrata dharma, that pitcher neither broke nor dissolved in water.  One day, like every day, she was filling water from the river that at the same time Gandharva named Chitraratha came on his chariot.  Renuka was impressed by seeing him only for a moment.  At the same time, their pot of wet soil dissolved in water.  Seeing this, Renuka got very nervous and did not go back to the ashram and sat on the banks of the river.

When Renuka did not come to the ashram for a long time, Jamadagni knew the truth with the help of meditation's power.  When the sage Jamdagni came to know of his wife's disrespectful conduct, he got angry and ordered his sons to cut the mother's head. In anger, he told his eldest son Rukmwan to kill his mother, but he was not ready to become a mother's killer.  Then Jamadagni asked his other sons to do the same, but none of them could dare to kill own mother.  Then Jamadagni cursed them all to become unconscious.
Finally, he told Parashurama to cut off his mother's head, while following father's orders, Parashurama cut his mother's head from own parshu.  Jamadagni was pleased to see such dedication of his son and told him to ask for  boons.

Parashuram then asked  boon with full intelligence.  In which he asked for three boons - first, to give life to his mother again and mother to not remember the whole incident of death.  Second, he asked for a boon to return the consciousness of his four ill-treated brothers.  The third boon is sought for himself according to which he is not defeated by any enemy or in war and also he get a long life. In this way, with his intelligence, Parashuram also brought his mother alive, obeyed the father's order and also supported his brothers. Parashuram not only showed the greatness of his heart, but also made his father aware of mistake by asking for a revival of his mother and his four brothers in a boon from the father. We all remember Shri Ram for his one patnivrata dharma but Parashurama kept this tradition long before him.

The entire life of Lord Parashuram is full of unique inspirations and achievements.  He was not only well versed in the operation of various divine weapon including Brahmastra, but he also composed the Shiva Panchavatarshinam Stotra.
It is said that he understood the language of animals-birds and could speak to them, the savage wildlife became his friend only by his touch. He has been regarded as the eminence of the values ​​of superior politics which favored the supremacy of human dignity in governance. Due to the characteristic quality of passionate aggression against injustice, he has been called the 'Aveshaavatar of the Lord Vishnu.
His dedication to justice was so much that he always punished the unjust himself.  Lord Parshuram, known worldwide as the Great Guru of shastravidya , had given knowledge of war skill to many maharatis in the Mahabharata era.
In the Mahabharata, it is described that he kept fighting with the shalva while sitting on a Viman named Saubha for a hundred years, but on hearing from the mouths of the  girls singing that the Shalva would be slaughtered by lord Vishnu's avatar Shri Krishna, then he left the war and do penance in waiting for Krishnavatar.
When Lord Krishna took avatar, Lord Parashuram met him in the ashram of Maharishi Sandipani and gave him the Sudarshan Chakra received from Srihari for world welfare.  By the help of this Sudarshan, in the Mahabharata period Shalva and other evildoers were destroyed by Shree Krishna.
Disciples of Parasurama: The names of Bhishma, Drona and Karna are among the three major disciples of Parasurama.  All three were great warriors and were among the who had Brahmastra whose knowledge they had received from Lord Parashurama.
Bhishma: Parashurama used to teach only Brahmins. His only Kshatriya disciple became Maharathi Bhishma (Karna was also a Kshatriya but Parashurama did not know this).  Despite being a Kshatriya, Parshuram accepted him as his disciple because he was of true character like the Brahmins. When Bhishma abducted the three sisters in Amba Swayamvar, Amba prayed to Parashurama that he force Bhishma to marry her.  But Bhishma was Brahmachari and that's why there was war between Parashurama and Bhishma, but even after fighting continuously for 23 days, Parashurama could not defeat Bhishma. Then Bhishma used Prasvapatra, which was sure to defeat Parashurama, but at the behest of the gods, that this would insult his guru, he did not use it and returned with the blessing of Parashurama.

Dronacharya: When Drona came to know that Parashurama was donating all his wealth, Dronacharya reached out to Parashurama with the desire of taking some donations, but by that time he had donated everything.  Drona then pleaded with him to enlighten his remaining archery.  Parashurama then gave Drona the knowledge of archery and provided him with all types of divine weapon including Brahmastra. Arjuna received this education from Dronacharya and he became a great warrior just like him.

Karna: After being rejected by Dronacharya, Karna went to Parashurama to get education.  Parashurama then asked him is he Kshatriya. Then Karna say no (because he did not even know himself), but Karna said he is Brahmin's son. Then Parashuram provided him with all the divine weapon including the Brahmastra and also gave him his Vijay bow. Once he was sleeping with head on Karna's thigh, then a worm ripped Karna's thigh and entered it. Karna remained sitting motionless without disturbing the sleep of the Guru. When Parashurama got up, seeing this, he said that no Brahmin can have so much stamina. For this reason, Parashuram cursed him that he would forget the knowledge he had received from him at the time of need.  For this reason Karna could not use Brahmastra on Arjuna because he had forgotten his knowledge. Before the decisive battle with Arjuna, Karna prayed to Parashurama that he return his knowledge for only one day.  Parshuram then explained to him that the victory of the Pandavas is necessary in this war and for this reason Karna did not ask for his knowledge again and died.

Just as the credit of bringing the Devanadi Ganga to the earth goes to King Bhagiratha, In the same way, the credit of bringing the fiery Mahanad(river) like Brahmaputra to the earth by cutting the Himalayas first from Brahmakund (Parashuram Kund) and after then at Lohkund (Prabhu Kuthar), goes to Parashurama. The place where he did penance is today famous as Thiruvananthapuram.  Even today, in Kerala, the Brahmins declares the area of ​​Parashurama in the prononciations of mantra and recognizes the entire area as the land of Parashurama.

Parashuramji's anger at Shri Ram when he broke Shiva's bow during Sita Swayamvara in the Rajya Sabha of Videharaja Janaka and his conversation with younger brother Lakshmana of Rama is well known in Sanatan Dharma's followers. But his greatness lies in the fact that as soon as he realized the valor, mighty and piety of Avtari Shri Rama and found the deserving Kshatriya Kulbhushan, he automatically surrendered all his weapons including the divine Parshu to Rama and went to the on Mahendra mountain for doing meditation.
After that Parashuram remained engaged in austerity for a yearand finally regained his glory by bathing at a piligram of the Vadhusar river .

Parshuram ji started the Kavad yatra.  The foundation of Antyodaya was also laid by Parashurama.  Parshuram has also had an important role in social reform and in teaching the lesson of self-reliance to the exploited and afflicted sections of the society by connecting them with agriculture.

**It is well known that Parshuram ji's  raised weapon against the Kshatriyas was a strong reaction against the injustice that the Haihayavanshi Kshatriya rulers of the Mahishmati kingdom were doing to the common people, the killing of innocent father Jamdagni further added to his anger.
Jamadagni was known among the great social reformers of his time. He tried a lot for the welfare of the Brahmin society.  He also befriended the Haihayavanshi Emperor Kartavirya, which also brought him social security. After the death of his friend Kartavirya, his son Arjuna ascended the throne. He became a great king and, like his father, he befriended Jamadagni.

Once he came to Jamadagni's ashram with his army.  Jamadagni then arranged for food for Sahastrajun and his army with the help of his cow Kamadhenu.  On seeing such a wonderful cow, Kartavirya Arjuna asked for it for himself, but Jamadagni refused.  On this, Sahastrajun took forcibly Kamadhenu with him. When Parshuram came to the ashram, Jamadagni told him everything. On this, Parashuram challenged Sahastrajun to fight on the way.  There was a fierce war between them. Both were great warriors of their time, but eventually Parashuram killed Kartavirya Arjuna in that war and returned back to the ashram with Kamadhenu.

When the sons of Sahastrajun heard this, they reached the ashram of Jamadagni to take vengeance.  Unable to find Parshuram there, they all killed Jamadagni and returned.  Seeing her husband dead, Renuka too gave up her life.  When Parashurama came back and saw his parents dead, he retaliated by destroying the entire Haihayavansa and did tarpana of Jamadagni with their blood.  But even if his anger did not calm, he made this earth void of Kshatriyas 21 times and filled five ponds with his blood in Samyak Panchak.  Finally the bloodshed was stopped by Maharishi Kashyap and Parashurama went to Mount Mahendra.

But even after the complete destruction of the sons of Sahastrajun, he did not get peace.  He was so angry that he found and killed each of the Haihayvanshi.  It is said that he wandered throughout the Aryavarta and made a total of 21 campaigns and in his campaigns he completely destroyed the 64 clans of the Haihayavans. At that time, Haihayavanshi used to lead the Kshatriyas all over the world.  For this reason, it is said that Parashurama destroyed the Kshatriyas from the earth 21 times.  He was so angry that he filled 5 ponds with the blood of the Kshatriyas at the Samyak Panchak place.  After that he also performed his father's Shraddha with the blood of Haihayavanshi princes. It is believed that the sons of Sahasrajun attacked Sage Jamadagni and killed him by cutting him from 21 places. Then Renuka had called Parshurama by beating her chest twenty-one times, so Lord Parashurama had devoured earth Kshatriya 21 times.

Saddened by his abominable work, in the end his grandfather Maharishi Ritchik himself prevented Parashuram from doing such a gruesome work. He could not defer the orders of his grandfather and eventually stop the destruction of the Kshatriyas.  Then he repented his work at the Samyak Panchak place where Devraj Indra gave him a boon that whoever gives up his life at this place will surely go to heaven. This was the reason that Shri Krishna chose this place for the war of Mahabharata.  But the sages feared that upon seeing the Kshatriyas rising again, Parashurama could start their destruction again.  For this reason, Maharishi Kashyap asked Parashurama to perform an Ashwamedha Yajna and then give alms to him.

By obeying Maharishi Kashyap, Parshuram built 32 hand high gold altar to perform the yajna.  After that, after performing the yajna, Maharishi Kashyapa took that altar along with the earth in the alms and asked Parashurama to leave the earth and go away.  He said to Parasurama that "O Bhargva! You have donated this earth to me, so now you cannot live here. In the day you can come to the earth, but at night you will have to leave this earth." I give you the place of Mahendra Parvat where you can reside. You are also capable for roam around the earth, the hades  and the sky, that's why I also give you the power to roam freely. "By obeying him, Parashuram settled on Mount Mahendra. Because of the power he received from Maharishi Kashyapa he could have wandered all place but at night he could not stay on the earth.

Parashurama is one of the 8 Chiranjeevis, meaning that he will live till the end of the Kalpa. This is the reason why Parashurama, born in the middle of Tretayuga, he give darshana to Shriram at the end of Tretayuga, and also give darshana to Shri Krishna in Dwaparyuga and also becomes the guru of Bhishma, Drona and Karna.  At the end of Kali Yuga, when Lord Kalki, the tenth incarnation of Lord Vishnu, will descend, Parashurama will become his guru and provide him knowledge of weapons ,war skill and scriptures.  As much as can be written about Lord Parashurama which will be proved less.

Akshaya Tritiya is considered to be the divine date.  Any auspicious work can be done on this day without seeing the Panchag. According to the Bhavishya Purana, Satyug and Tretayug were started on the day of Akshaya Tritiya.  In 24 incarnations of Lord Vishnu, the three incarnations of Lord Parashurama, Nara-Narayana and Hayagreeva etc. appeared on the day of Akshaya Tritiya.

The shrines of the pilgrimage site Badrinarayan also open on Akshaya Tritiya. Charan darshan of Vrindavan's Banke Bihari occurs only on Akshaya Tritiya.  Tritiya Tithi is the date of Maa Gauri, which has been considered to be force-enhancing. Worshiping Shiva-Parvati and Nara-Narayan on this day is considered auspicious for happiness, peace, good luck and prosperity in life. Indian sages-saints believe that there is such a divine energy in the Tritiya of Shuklapaksha of Vaishakh month that the chanting-penance, charity, havan, pilgrimage on this day becomes 'Akshaya'. In Vaishakh month, every living person gets distraught with hunger and thirst due to the strong sunlight and intense heat of the sun, so giving water to the thirsty and doing charity as well as strength is the first message of this date.

Sunday, February 28, 2021

Story of Panchmukhi form of Hanuman ji

Story of Panchmukhi form of Hanuman ji

The glory of Hanuman ji is everywhere.  Hanuman ji has got the title of Bhakt Shiromani, while at the same time he has also got the title of Veer Shiromani.  According to Hindu mythology, Hanuman ji is avatar of lord Shiva.  There is no other powerful in this world like him.  There is no such of work which is impossible to Hanumaan.  It is believed that Lord Hanuman killed Ravana's brother Ahiravan by taking an avatar in the form of Panchmukhi.


Hanuman Ji removes all kinds of pains and problems that come on his devotees.  It is believed that Lord Hanuman is a deity who very easily to pleased .  There is no need to do much in his worship. Perhaps this is the reason that in today's time the number of devotees of Hanuman ji has also become very high.  Hanuman ji is a devotee of Rama and by going to his shelter all the problems of the devotees are removed.  Bajrangbali is the god of Kalyug.  Hanuman, a devotee of Lord Rama, removes every calamity of his devotees.  It is said that just by having darshan of Bajrangbali, all the sufferings of a person are removed.  Hanuman ji is worshiped or Hanuman Chalisa is recited to remove all kinds of disasters in the house.  Even Lord Hanuman is worshiped to avoid the wrath of Shani Dev.

We all must have seen the Panchmukhi form of Hanuman ji.  But do you know the secret of his five-faced form.  There was a very special story behind this, about which we will introduce you today.

The glory of Panchmukhi Hanuman ji is incomparable. Panchmukhi means one who has five faces. Hanuman ji also once took five faces to kill enemies. Panchmukhi Hanuman started to be worshiped from that time.

The five faced Virat (gigantic) form of Hanuman ji i.e. Panchmukhi avatar represents the five directions.  Each form has a face, trinetra (three eye) and two arms.  These five faces are Narasimha, Garuda, Ashwa, Vanara and Varaha. The five faces of Hanuman ji are reputed in east, west, north, south and upward direction respectively.

Panchamukhi Hanuman's the east faces is of a "Vanara".  Whose divinity is like the glory of innumerable suns.  By worshiping Hanuman's  east face, all enemies are destroyed soon.

 Panchmukhi Hanuman's the west face is of "Garuda".  Which is in the form of sankat mochan(crisis redemption).  This face is also considered devotional and also destroyer of black magic, negativities and ailments.

The face of Panchmukhi Hanumanji towards the north is of "Varaha".  Worshiping him leads to the attainment of  long age, learning, fame and strength.  Not only this, by praying this mouth of Hanuman daily, you get respect, wealth, property and good health.

The south facing form of  Panchmukhi Hanumanji is that of Lord "Narsingh".  Lord Narsingh removes the fear, anxiety and discomfort of his devotees soon.  By worshiping him, devotees become patient and patiently accomplish their tasks.

The upward face of Shri  Panchmukhi Hanuman is like a "horse".This form of Hanuman ji is to provide shelter to the devotees suffering.

Thus it is clear from the above discussion that Hanumanji's Panchmukhi form is popular / reputed as the provider of all attainment.  By offering regular worship of this Panchmukhi Hanuman, all kinds of wishes of the devotees are fulfilled soon.

Hanumanji is very kind and gracious.  One who provides strength, intelligence and vidya. His remembrance becomes a worsening work.  He destroy all kinds of sorrows in a moment.  

Hanuman ji is considered to be the lord of all ages, whether it is Satyuga or Dwaparyuga.  But ever wondered how Hanuman ji became Panchmukhi, there is also somes story behind Hanuman ji's Panchmukhi form.  Let's know the whole story.


The first story:------


The great warrior Meghnad had a fierce battle with Laxman in Lanka.  Meghnad was eventually killed.  Ravana, who was still arrogant in his power, got a little tense after hearing the might of Rama's Sena(army), especially Laxman.

Ravana's mother Kaikasi after seeing something sad to Ravana , she told  Ravana to remember his two brothers Ahiravan and Mahiravan, which they were live in Patalloka .  Ravana remembered that both of them had been his childhood friends.

Ravana had almost forgotten both of them after becoming the king of Lanka.  Ravana knew very well that Ahiravana and Mahiravan were great scholar of tantra-mantra, profond in  black magic and they ultimate devotee of maa Kamakshi.

Ravana invited them and told them to kill Shri Ram and Lakshmana with their deceit and tanra-mantra .

Vibhishan came to know about this through messengers. Vibhishan got worried due to the involvement of param mayavi like Ahiravana and Mahiravan in the war.

Vibhishan felt that the security arrangements of Lord Rama and Laxman would have to be tightened further.  For this, he felt best that this task should be handed over to Param Veer Hanuman ji.

Shree Rama-Laxmana's hut was built on Mount Suvel in Lanka.  Hanuman ji pulled a security circle around Lord Rama's hut with his tail.  Neither any  mayavi demon could enter nor tantra-mantra could affect this security circle.

Ahiravan and Mahiravan reached their hut to kill Shri Rama and Laxman, but they failed in front of this security circle, unsuccessfully.  In such a situation, they did a trick.  Mahiravan took the form of Vibhishana and entered the security circle.

Ram and Lakshman were in deep asleep on the flat stone rocks.  The two demons took both the brothers with including stone, without any sound and went their residence Patalloka (Hades).

Vibhishan was constantly alert.  He soon came to know that something untoward has happened.  Vibhishan was suspicious of Mahiravan, he started worrying about Ram-Laxman's life.

Vibhishan told Hanuman ji about Mahiravan and asked to follow him.  Wandering in Lanka in his form was not suitable for Rama's devotee Hanuman, so he took the form of a bird and reached the town of Nikumbhala in the form of a bird.

Bird's form Hanuman ji heard the birds talking about Sri Rama-Lakshmana in Nikumbhala town.  The birds was telling that now Ravana's victory is confirmed.

Ahiravan and Mahiravan will sacrifice Rama-Laxman.  All war will just end.

It was only by talking to birds that Bajrang Bali came to know that both demons have taken Rama-Lakshman in sleeping mode and took them to Hades to offer sacrifices to Kamakshi Devi. 
Vibhishan said that no demon in the army of Ravana has the ability to take my form, this work can only be done by  Patalaloka's demon Mahiravana. 
Hanuman ji towards to the Hades with high speed and immediately reached there.

Hanuman ji met a wonderful guard at the entrance of the Hades.  Half of his body was of Vanara and half of fish.  He stopped Hanuman ji from entering Hades.

The gatekeeper said to Hanuman ji that without defeating me it is impossible for you to go inside.  There was a fight  started between them.

Contrary to the hope of Hanuman, he proved to be a very powerful and skilled warrior.

Both were very powerful.  There was a fierce battle between the two, but he could not stand in front of Bajrang Bali.

Eventually Hanuman ji defeated him but could not keep from praising that gatekeeper.

Hanuman ji asked that hero, O hero, introduce yourself.  Your forms is also such that it is becoming curious.

The hero replied - I am the son of Hanuman and born of a fish.  My name is Makardhwaj.



Hanuman ji heard this and was surprised.  He started listening to Makardhawaj.  Makardhwaj said- Hanuman came to quench his tail's fire in the sea after Lanka dahan.  The sweat fell from his body into sea.

At that time my mother opened her mouth for food.  My mother took that the sweat in her mouth and got pregnant.  I was born from that.  When Hanuman ji heard this, he told Makardhwaj that I am Hanuman.

Makardhwaj touched the feet of Hanuman ji and Hanuman ji also embraced his son and explained the whole reason for coming there.  He asked his son to help protect his father's Lord.

Makardhwaj told Hanuman ji that the demons would be coming soon for sacrifice.  It is better that you change your form and sit in the temple of Kamakshi.  Ask them to do all the puja from outside the temple.

Hanuman ji first took the form as a honey bee and entered the temple of mother Kamakshi.  Hanuman ji greeted mother Kamakshi and wished for  his success and then asked- O mother, do you really want to accept the sacrifice Shri Rama ji and Lakshman ji?

On this question of Hanuman ji, mother Kamakshi replied that no-never  Hanuman .  I want the sacrifice of wicked Ahiravana and Mahiravan.  Both of these are my devotees but also unrighteous and tyrannical.  You make your efforts, you will be successful.

Five lamps were lightening in the temple.  In different directions and places, the mother said that this lamp has lit to my delight by Ahiravana, the day these will be extinguished together, his end will be ensured.

Now Hanuman touch the feet of Goddess, as a result the idol enters the earth and Hanuman stands there instead of Goddess himself.

Meanwhile, the noise of music and instruments started being heard.  Ahiravana, Mahiravan was coming to offer sacrifices.  Hanuman ji now took the form of mother Kamakshi.  When Ahiravana and Mahiravan were about to enter the temple, then the female voice of Hanuman ji echoed.

Hanuman ji said- I am Kamakshi Devi and worship me from outside the temple today.  The worship of Mother Kamakshi Devi started. A lot of chanting started. 

Finally Rama-Laxman was put inside the temple as a sacrificial sacrifice.  Both were unconscious in bondage.

Hanuman ji immediately freed them from bondage.  It was now his turn to leave the Hades, but before that, by sacrificing Ahiravana-Mahiravan in front of Mother Kamakshi, he had to fulfill mother Kamakshi wish and also dues to punish both the demons for their actions.

Now Hanuman ji told Makardhwaj that he should take special care of Lord Rama and Lakshmana lying in unconscious state and together with him waged war against both demons.

But this war was not easy.  Ahiravan and Mahiravan had died very hard, then they would have become alive as five form.

In this critical situation Makardhwaja told that Ahiravana has a wife Nagakanya.

Ahiraavan has forcibly brought her . She does not like him but she depressibly live with him, she definetly know the secrets of Ahiravana's death. You should be asked the solution for his death.  You go to him and ask for help.

Makardhwaj kept the demons entangled in the war and Hanuman reached the wife of Ahiravan there.

He told Nagakanya that if you tell the secret of Ahiravan's death, then I will kill him and give you freedom from his clutches.

Ahiravan's wife said- My name is Chitrasena.  I am a devotee of Lord Vishnu.  Ahiravana fall in love on my form and kidnapped me and imprisoned here, but I do not like him.

But I will tell the secret of Ahiravana only when my wish is fulfilled.

Hanuman ji asked Ahiravan's wife Nagakanya Chitrasena that what do you want in exchange for telling the secret of Ahiravan's death?  You tell me your condition, I will definitely accept it.

 Chitrasena said- Unfortunately, a demon like Ahiravan brought me by kidnapping.  This spoiled my life.  I want to turn my bad luck into good luck.

 If you promise to marry me to Shri Ram, then I will tell the secret of the slaughter of Ahiravana.

Hanuman ji got into thinking.  Lord Shree Rama is a conscientious wife.  He is fighting with the Asuras to free his wife Goddess Sita.  He will never accept the matter of marriage with anyone else.  How can I promise?

Then started thinking that if the proper decision is not taken in time, then the life of lord is in trouble.  In a state of confusion, restless Hanumanji took a path that even the snake might die and the sticks did not break.

Hanuman ji said - Your condition is acceptable but I also have a condition.  This marriage will happen only if the bed on which Lord Ram occupies you should remain safe.  If it is broken, I will withdraw from the promise by thinking it as a bad omen.

When the bed is not broken by the seating of the great Ahiravan, how will it be broken by the sitting of Shri Rama!  After thinking this, Chitrasena got ready. She revealed the entire mystery of the end of all the demons, including Ahiravana.

Chitrasena said- It is a matter of childhood of both the demons.  Some mischievous demon friends of these two caught a Bhramari(Bumblebee) from somewhere.  For their entertainment, they were harassing that Bhramari with thorns repeatedly.

Bhramari was not ordinary Bhramari.  She was also very elusive but for some reason she was caught.

Hearing the agony of Bhramari, Ahiravana and Mahiravan took pity and rescued her after fighting with their friends.

Mayavi Bhramari's husband also came to hear his wife's anguish.  Pleased with the liberation of his wife, that bumblebee had promised that we all bumblebee species together will deeply indebted to your help .

These bumblebees mostly live near their bedroom.  These are all in large numbers.

Whenever there is an attempt to kill both the demons and they are about to die, bumblebees puts a drop of nectar in their mouth.

Due to that nectar, both these demons also become alive after dying.  Many of their forms are due to the same nectar.

The number of times they have been given life again, their new forms have become.  So you have to kill these bumblebees first.

Hanuman ji returned after knowing the secret. Makardhwaj kept Ahiravana-Mahiravana entangled in the war.  So Hanuman ji started eradicating the bumblebees.  After all they could not face  in front of Hanuman ji.

When a lot of bumblebees were die and only a few were left, they all lie at the feet of Hanuman.  They all pleaded to save life from Hanuman ji. Hanuman ji was calm.  He assigns a task, forgiving them.

Hanuman ji said- I forgive all of you but on a condition that you all leave immediately  here and enter the bed of Ahiravan's wife and make it completely hollow as soon as possible.

The bumblebees immediately departed to enter the bed of Chitrasena's bed.

Here Ahiravana and Mahiravan were surprised by the disappearance of their miracle but they continued the elusive war.

Hanuman ji ended the bumblebees's work, yet Ahiravana and Mahiravan were not coming to an end at the hands of Hanuman ji and Makardhwaj.  Hanuman ji got worried after seeing this.

Then he remembered the word of Kamakshi Devi. Devi had said that Ahiravan has the siddhi that when the five lamps are extinguished simultaneously, then only he will be unable to take new forms and his slaughter may be possible .

 Hanuman ji immediately took the form of Panchmukhi.  Varaha Mukha(face) in the north, Narasimha Mukha in the south, Garuda Mukha in the west, Hayagreeva Mukha towards the sky and Hanuman Mukha in the east.

 After that Hanuman ji extinguished all five lamps simultaneously by his five faces.

Now all their fears of being born again and staying alive for a long time were over.  Both the demons were killed soon at the hands of Hanuman ji .

After this, he took measures to remove the unconsciousness of Shri Rama and Laxman ji. Both brothers regained consciousness. Chitrasena also came there.  Lord Hanuman said- Lord!  Now you are free from the deceit and bondage of Ahiravana and Mahiravan.

 But for this we had to take help of this Nagakanya. Ahiravan brought it up forcefully. She wants to marry you.  Please marry her and take with you.  By this  she will also get liberation.

Hearing Shri Ram Hanuman ji got confused.  Before he could say anything, then Hanuman ji said - Lord, you are liberator.

The secret of killing Ahiravana told by her.  Without her, we would not have been able to save you by killing them.

 She should also get liberation.  But you don't worry. You only just do for the Chitrasena who saves all of our lives that you just sit on this bed and I do the rest of the work.

 Hanuman ji was doing to do all the work so fast that both Shri Ram ji and Lakshman ji got worried due to this.  They want want to took some step that by then Hanuman ji grabbed the arm of Lord Rama.

Hanuman ji, holding the arm of Lord Shree Rama , made him sit on the huge bed of Chitrasena.

When Sri Rama was able to understand something that then the hollow bed  broke down.

The bed collapsed.  Chitrasena also fell on the ground.  Hanuman ji laughed and then said to Chitrasena - Now your condition is not fulfilled, hence this marriage cannot take place.

You are free and I arrange to send you your abode.

Chitrasena understood that he had been tricked.  She said that he was tricked.

It is very unfair for the servants of Maryada Purushottam to trick someone in front of him.  I will curse Hanuman.

Chitrasena was going to curse Hanuman ji that then Shri Rama understood this whole drama.

He explained to Chitrasena - I have vowed  to in this avatar only one wife.  That is why Hanuman ji had to do this.  Forgive him.

 Angry Chitrasena was stubborn to marry him.  Shri Rama said- When I take the incarnation of Shri Krishna in the Dwapar yuga , then I will make you my wife in the form of Satyabhama.  She agreed to it.

Hanuman ji took Chitrasena to her father.  Chitrasena was granted the boon by Prabhu to become a wife in the next life.

 In the desire to become the consort of Lord Vishnu, she consumed herself in the fire.

 Sri Rama and Lakshmana, along with Makardhwaja and Hanuman ji, returned to the Suvel mountain in Lanka.

The second story------

According to another legend, once a demon named Marial steals the Sudarshan Chakra of Lord Vishnu and when Hanuman ji comes to know about this, he takes a pledge that he will regain the chakra and give it to Lord Vishnu.

Marial the demon was adept at changing forms at will, in addition he was extremely powerful.  Lord Vishnu blessed Hanuman ji to end the marial, along with the power of air ie Garuda-mukh,  Narsimha-mukh for fear-generating , Hayagriva mukh to attain enlightenment and Varaha mukh was for happiness and prosperity. 

Parvati ji gave to him lotus flower  and Yama-Dharmaraja gave his weapon  called  loop.  With blessings and powers of all these, Hanuman ji succeeded in conquering Marial. Since then this Panchmukhi form was also recognized.

The Third story:------

Once a terrible demon with five faces appeared.  He asked for a boon from Brahmaji by doing austerities,  no one could kill me in this world, even if someone killed, someone like me could kill me.

On receiving such a boon, he started creating a fierce rage in this world.  All the Gods and Goddesses prayed to God to get rid of this trouble. Then on the orders of God, Hanumanji took a Panchmukha form with Narasimha, Garud, Ashwa and Varaha.

And killed that demon. For this reason, it is believed that the worship of Panchmukhuman holds the same results as the worship of all the deities.

All our vices are overcome by worshiping Panchmukhi Hanuman. Enemies are defeated.  Hanumanji removes all the tribulation soon.



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