Thursday, April 29, 2021

Why Karna's life was painful: - know the story of the previous birth of Maharathi Karna.

Why Karna's life was painful: - know the story of the previous  birth of Maharathi Karna.

According to Hinduism, our present day life is related to our past karmas.  It is said that only good karmas and good works can give us a good future and a good life.  Some people also associate Karma with rebirth.  Our present relationship is connected with the karmas of our previous birth. In the same way, whatever happened to some characters of the great mythological text Mahabharata, it was only due to the karmas of their previous birth that they all had to suffer so much pain. Lord Krishna has also said in the Gita that, O Partha soul is immortal, it leaves one body and moves to another body.  Just as we change one cloth and wear another cloth, similarly the soul also moves to another body. Many such examples are found in the Mahabharata itself, which shows that the great warriors of Mahabharata were born previously . All the characters of Mahabharata have been very interesting and mysterious.  Whether it is the patidharma of Draupadi or the pledge of Bhishma, all the characters of Mahabharata inspire today's man in some form or circumstance.

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Today we are going to tell you about such a character of Mahabharata, who despite being a brave warrior in the Mahabharata period, could not get respect in society. 'O' Yes, Karna was the one who, despite being a son of Kunti, had to be ashamed again and again for being a sutputra. As Kunti's son, Karna's name should have come with the Pandavas, but after Kunti's renunciation of Karna, he was get nourish in a suta house due to which Karna became known as Sutputra.  But behind this sad life of Karna, the story of pre-birth is also hidden. When it is talked about the maharathis and warriors of the Mahabharata, the name of Karna is taken at the top.  He was a great warrior and a great archer, but throughout his life he had to struggle to prove himself.  Along with the birth, he did not get the respect he deserved as a warrior.  But Karna's previous birth was also largely responsible for this.

Karna who is known by many names like Suryaputra, Radheya, Vasusena, Angaraja. Karna who was a great archer and great warrior like Arjuna.  Whom grew & nourish by Dhritarashtra's charioteer Adhirath and his wife Radha . Who had to learn war's skill  from Parashurama by lying ,when Guru Dronacharya  to deny him for teaching war's skill.  Who set the example of a best friend and charity.  The same Karna who never got the respect he deserved. Actually, due to Kunti's eldest son, Karna was the eligible for the throne of Hastinapur, but in luck he had to fight against his own brothers.  Do you know what sins Karna had to atone for.  Who was Danveer Karna after all?  Let us tell you.

Actually, the story of Karna is related to his previous birth. The Mahabharata is also a collection of short stories that surprise us.  The beauty with which Vedvyas has threaded thousands of small events together is certainly unique.  One such story is that of the Dambodhav demon who is directly related to Karna and Arjuna & Shri Krishna are also part of it.  This story is actually the story of Karna's previous birth, due to which he had to suffer much pain in the next life also.

This story is from Tretayuga.  There was a mighty asura named Dambodhava who did penance to Lord Suryanarayana for 1000 years.  Pleased with his penance, Suryadev appeared and told him to ask for the boon. In the bless he asked for the boon of immortality, to which Suryadeva told him that "Devotee, it is not possible to grant the gift of immortality because even the Lord Brahma, the creator of the law of creation, does not change his law."

Then the demon said very thoughtfully - "O God! If so, I have done your penance for thousands of years, for that reason you bless me one divine armor for every year. In those 1000 armor I shall be completely safe." Only one man can destroy each armor and also he is the one who meditated for 1000 years like me. Also, as soon as he will destroy my armor, he die instantly. ”Now Suryadev fell into a dilemma. He knew very well that Dambodhav was wanting this boon for  to create disturbance in the world but he was compelled to give him for boon.  Due to the effect of his boon, 1000 divine armor were appear all around him and he became famous as "Sahasrakavacha".

As expected, he created a terror of fear in all three worlds by his power.  Tridev was also constrained that they could not kill him, otherwise Suryadev would be insulted.  There was an outcry in the whole creation. Brahmaputra Daksha married his daughter Murthy to the Manasputra Dharma of Brahmadev.  The atrocity of Dambodhav was not neglected by Murthy and she prayed to Lord Vishnu to take birth from her womb and put an end to the demon. Narayan gave the boon. After some month ,  twin son was born from the womb of Murthy, which was known as "Nar-Narayana".
( In some Puranas and mythological texts, the name of Nara-Narayan's mother is also mentioned as "Ruchi" . The story of the war between Nar-Narayan and Dambodbhav is also different. )

 As soon as Upanayana Sanskara had done, Narayan started the penance of Lord Shiva and Nara went to Dambodhav's kingdom and challenged him.  When that Asura saw a child, he asked to go out laughing. On this Nara said - "O" Sinner! I know about your boon. My brother Narayana is meditating instead of me. We have two bodies but our soul is one. Today I will surely kill you."  Then a terrible war broke out between the two. Dambodhav was surprised to see that Nara is actually getting the power of Narayan's penance.  The war of both continued for years.  On the other hand, as soon as Narayan completed 1000 years of his penance, Nara broke an armor of Dambodhava. Nara died due to boon as soon as the armor destroyed .  Dambodhav was pleased that even though an armor was destroyed, his enemy was also destroyed.  He returned to his city with victory. On the other hand, Mahadev appeared pleased with Narayana's penance and gave him darshan.  Narayana asked to Lord Shiva to give Mruitsanjeevani Vidya as a boon, which Mahadev bestowed on him.  Taking the knowledge of Mruitsanjeevani Vidya, Narayan immediately reached the dead body of Nara and brought him alive. Narayana gave knowledge of Mruitsanjeevani  Vidya to Nara.

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Now Nara went to penance and Narayan challenged Dambodhava.  There was no difference in the form of both, that is why Dambodhava felt that Nara has returned.  The war started again in both and as soon as when Nara completed 1000 years of penance, Narayan broke another armor of Dambodhava. Narayan died as soon as the armor broke, but Nara resurrected Narayana by the knowledge of Mruitsanjivani Vidya.  Now again Narayan went to austerity and Nara challenged Dambodhav to fight again.  This sequence continued and went on till the 999 armor of that demon was destroyed.

When the last armor was left, Dambodhava, frightened, went to the shelter of Suryadev, who made him a part of his own glory and absorbed himself. On the other hand, after completing austerities, Nara and Narayana, looking for him, came to Suryadev and asked him to surrender Dambodhava in front of them.  But Suryadev did not do this to protect the refuge. Nara-Narayana, while rebuking Suryadev, said - "O Suryadev! You have given such a boon to this asura due to indiscretion that the earth was stricken. Because of your boon, both of us brothers have suffered the death of the 999 times. Knowing that his slaughter is inevitable, you are protecting him.  So now you will also have to pay the penalty for it.  Go, we curse you that this asura will get the next birth with your glory and will have to struggle throughout his life.  Not only this, both of us brothers will be born again to kill it in the next life as well. "

It was due to the curse of Nara and Narayana that Dambodhava was born in the Dwapara Yuga with the glory of Suryadev as Karna with the same leftover armor.  Born in Dwapara as Nara and Narayana as Arjuna and Krishna, which eventually led to Karna's death. Due to the combination of Suryadev and Asura, where Karna had the power and incomparable strength of Suryadev, due to the influence of Asura Dambodhava, he abandoned the path of dharma and chose the path of unrighteousness and eventually he got died by Arjuna in Mahabharata war.

Another description of Karna's previous birth is found in the Padmapurana where he was born from the glory of Brahma, which got named Svedja.  He had to fight Nara born from the glory of Narayana, whose name was Raktja.

The story is of the time when the lord Brahma was Panchmukhi(five head).  His four faces recited the four Vedas, but the fifth face always condemned Mahadeva.  Angered by this, Mahadev fought Brahmadev and cut off his fifth head.

Brahmadev was extremely tired by the war and also extremely angry at cutting off his fifth head.  Due to this anger and tiredness, a terrible monster was born from the sweat of his body.  Being born from Brahmadev, his power and strength was extraordinary and at the same time he got 1000 divine armor from the majesty of the Father Brahmaji. He bowed to Brahmadev and asked him who he was and why he was born. Then Brahmadeva named that asura born of his sweat (Sveda) "Svedja" and due to insulted by Mahadev, he ordered him to go to Kailash to fight with Lord Rudra.  Following the orders of his father, Svedja walked towards Kailash, doing terrible cachinnate.

On the other hand, Lord Shiva was about to go to the samadhi in Kailash that his ganas told him that Svedja is coming to Kailash to fight with him. They also discussed the terrible form and power of Svedja and prayed to Maharudra to slay that great demon.  Mahadev then asked Lord Vishnu to find a solution for this and went into samadhi himself.

When Srihari has seen Svedja's rage, he created another Asura with his blood and named it "Raktja" (born by blood).  Raktja was born with the power of Narayana and was similar to him in war skills. With the blessings of Narayana he had 1000 hands and was the owner of 500 divine bows. He asked Narayana why he was born? Then Narayana tells him that in angry Brahmadeva has created an asura named Svedja who is going to ridiculous activity by war with Mahadev. He cannot harm Mahakal but it will increase disharmony between Lord Brahma and Mahadev, so you should go and stop Svedja. On getting Narayana's orders, Raktja immediately stopped Svedja on his way to Kailash and challenged him to battle.

Then a terrible war started between the two Asuras. Both were born from glory of Brahmadev and Vishnudev and also very powerful.  The war between the two continued for many years.  In that battle Raktja broke Svedja's 999 armor, while Svedja cut off Raktja's 998 hands and destroyed 500 bows. Now Raktaja did not have any weapons and arms, but Svedja still had one of his divine armor. Narayan understood that Raktja will be defeated by Svedja in this battle.  Knowing this, he intervened and persuaded Brahmadev to stop the war.

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Raktja felt sad that he could not be defeated Svedja in that war and vowed that he would definitely defeat Svedja in the next birth.  Seeing this desire of Raktja, Srihari Vishnu blessed him that he would also incarnate to help Raktja in the next birth. By the time their war ended, Lord Shiva's samadhi was also completed. He came there and was very happy to see the mighty  of Svedja and Raktja. He by taking both warriors from Brahmadeva and Narayana and then entrusted Suryanarayana with Svedja and Devraj Indra with the responsibility of protecting Raktja.

When in the end of Dwapar yuga, Svedja (Karna) was born as Suryadev's glory and Raktja (Arjuna) with Indradev's glory.  Narayan appeared as Shri Krishna in the same era. Karna was born with that one armor left of him, but due to the deceit of Shri Krishna and Devraj Indra, he had to donate his armor and Arjuna eventually defeated and killed Karna because of his vow of his previous birth.
Friends, this was the story of Karna's previous birth .... Soon I will try to bring the whole story of Maharathi Karna to this blog .... Wait a little till then, I do not know how long it will take to write that article.

Friday, April 9, 2021

Know why Parshuram could not defeat Bhishma Pitamah in war ??

Know why Parshuram could not defeat Bhishma Pitamah in war ??

We all know the story of Mahabharata.  According to beliefs, this war between cousins ​​Kauravas and Pandavas took place about 5000 years ago in Kurukshetra.  This region is present in Haryana today. This war between the Kauravas and the Pandavas lasted for 18 days and the Pandavas, who were the symbols of dharma in this story, finally got success to take over the throne of Hastinapur. By the way, do you know that this was not the first war fought in Kurukshetra.  Even before this, a fierce war was fought in Kurukshetra, which was astonishing to all. This battle in Kurukshetra was fought between Bhishma Pitamah and Parashurama when the Kauravas and Pandavas were not even born.  The special thing is that Bhishma was a disciple of Parashurama.

The war of Mahabharata lasted only for eighteen days, but the battle of Lord Parshuram and Bhishma lasted for twenty-three days and the gods had to come to earth to stop this war. According to Mahabharata, Lord Parashurama is an incarnation of Lord Vishnu and Bhishma Pitamah is an incarnation of Vasu, Vasu is also a form of Lord Vishnu.  Therefore Lord Parashurama and Bhishma are incomparable in both glory and might.

In the Dwapar Yuga, girls of the Kashi royal family were married in Hastinapur for years.  But when the King of Kashi decides to marry his three daughters through Swayamvara.  And do not invite any kind to the prince of Hastinapur. Then Bhishma Pitamah takes this as an insult to Hastinapur, and he reaches Kashi. Also defeats all the kings who have come to participate in the Swayamvara by his power. He kidnaps Amba, Ambalika and Ambika and  return Hastinapur along with these three princess. He want to do marries them to his younger brother Vichitravirya.

But at the same time, Amba speaks her wish to Rani Satyavati, that she loves Shalva Naresh.  And in the swayamvara, she did not express her desire in the  royal court due to fear of Bhishma Pitamah, hearing this word of Amba, Bhishma Pitamah respectfully sends Amba to the King of Shalva. But Shalva was greatly hurt due to the defeat by Bhishma Pitamah at the Swayamvara in the royal court, and sent his girlfriend Amba back to Bhishma Pitamah. And told that he does not accept the donated item.

Amba then considers it an insult and proposes marriage to Bhishma in the royal court.  But Bhishma Pitamah rejects Amba's proposal because of his promise to remain unmarried for a lifetime. And considering this to be a gross insult, Amba approaches the sages-saints to adopt the life of the Sadhvi.  Among the same sages-saints, she meets her maternal grandfather, Hatrovahana, who had gone to forest for penance in childhood , who was a friend and also a childhood's friend of Lord Parashurama. Hotravahana felt very sad to hear Amba's story.  Then he said that you go to Lord Parshuram on my behest.  He will definitely take away your sorrow and pain.  He is also my friend ,when this conversation was going on, then Parshuram ji's dear servant Akitravran came and he said that Parshuram ji is coming here right now.

After some time, Parashurama went there and said O daughter!  Tell me what is your purpose  ! At this, Amba told her story.  Then Lord Parshuram said, I will send you to Bhishma.  He will do as I say.  If he does not listen to me, then I will finish him.  Amba said "Do as you please".

Lord Parshurama was the Guru of Bhishma Pitamah,  after hearing the order of Lord Parashurama then he immediately approaches Lord Parashurama.  And he tells him all the events, and also makes him realize own vow and commitment. But Lord Parashurama does not properly understand the situation due to his anger, and inspires Bhishma to fight with himself.  Bhishma Pitamah did not want to argue more with his guru.  And due to obey for his order, he get ready for war.

The war of Mahabharata which lasted 18 days while this fierce war between Lord Parashurama and Bhishma lasted for a full 24 days.  And in this war, all the Divyastra and Brahmastra were also used.  While the Brahmastra was not used in any way in the Mahabharata.  This war between Lord Parshuram and Bhishma Pitamah was fierce. Which this war ended without any result, though ideologically and in principally, the defeat of Lord Parashurama in this war happens.  The complete description of this war is mentioned in Chapters 181 , 182 and 183 in Amba Kand of Mahabharata.  As we know, there is a fierce battle for 24 days between Lord Parashurama and Bhishma Pitamah, in which many divyastra and Brahmastra are also used. Due to which the whole world starts to get destroyed, and the sky and hades are also on fire, and the sea water starts drying up.  As we know Lord Parashurama was an incarnation of Vishnu and when he presents for battle without chariot in front of Bhishma, Bhishma Pitamah requests him to come on the chariot.  Then Parashurama tells Bhishma that all the land is his chariot, wind is horse, speed is charioteer, and Vedmata Gayatri, Saraswati and Parvati are his armor.  After this fierce battle between Lord Parashuram and Bhishma started.

On the very first day of the battle, Lord Parshuram killed Bhishma's charioteer and injured Bhishma and dropped him from his chariot.  At that time there appeared eight Brahmins, who were actually eight Vasus, they caught Bhishma falling and did not let him fall to the ground. After this, Bhishma saw that the place of his charioteer on the chariot of Bhishma was now handled by Mother Ganga.  Bhishma bowed down to his mother and prayed to leave from there.  Mother Ganga went away from there blessing Bhishma. After this Bhishma again appeared on the battlefield.  This time Bhishma left his vajra-like arrows on Parashurama's chest.  Due to this, Lord Parashurama also fainted for a while but immediately gained consciousness and he held a large bow like a palm tree in his hands. With this, it was sunset and both of them had to stop the war. After this, the next day morning again there was start battle of Lord Parashurama and Bhishma. In this war, Parashurama would dominate Bhishma and sometimes Bhishma would dominate Parashuram. When the battle between Bhishma Pitamah Lord Parashuram goes on for many days without any result. Then both Bhishma Pitamah and Lord Parashurama use their divyastra.  So sometimes Bhishma Pitamah faints, then sometimes Lord Parshuram faints, and war does not reach any result.  And both are badly injured.

In this way, the war of Lord Parshuram and Bhishma continued for twenty three days.  Now Lord Parshurama was also started worrying about how to defeat Bhishma and the war go ended and here Bhishma also started praying to the gods at night. Bhishma prayed to the gods that "O Dev! I see no end to this fierce war, I am not able to defeat Lord Parshuram in any way and the world is being destroyed by this ongoing war. So therefore tell me a way in which I can defeat my guru and my Gurudev should not get any harm. "

On that night, in the dream Bhishma saw  those eight Brahmins, who were handled to Bhishma when he falling from the chariot.  They said to Bhishma "You are like as our form. We give you this Parshwapnastra. Your guru Parashurama cannot be killed in any way." He has no fear of death but he do not even know about this Parshawapnastra.  Due to this Parshawapnastra's effect, he will subject to sleeping state in the war & become disenchanted with the war, and you surely  will be win .  " And you will not incur the sin of killing any Brahman.

Then Bhishma Pitamah asks those eight brahmins about the method of operating this weapon. Then those eight Brahmins said to Bhishma "You took this weapon in your former body (Bhishma was also Vasu in a previous life). So you will know the method of operating it yourself. You only remember it." Having said to this secret mystery,all those the eight brahmins were disappear .

After this, the battle of Bhishma and Parashurama started again the next day.  Fierce war ensued between the two.  When Lord Parshuram and Bhishma Pitamah both destroy each other's weapons. At that time Bhishma remembered Prasavapanastra. As soon as that terrible weapon appeared, the atmosphere of the war zone started to change.  Inauspicious signs started appearing from all directions. Then there is Akashvani in the sky, which prevents Bhishma Pitamah from using this weapon on Lord Parashurama.  It is clearly mentioned in Akashvani that son Bhishma you will insult your's guru by using this weapon.  Hearing this, Bhishma Pitamah stops using this weapon. At that time the gods also came to the sky and said to Bhishma, "Bhishma should not use this weapon on his Gurudev, it will be insulting him." By obeying the gods, Bhishma returned this weapon.

After this, Bhishma and Parashuram started fighting with each other again.  Now both wanted to end this war, so both the warriors left Brahmastra on one another.  Both the Brahmastra collided with each other.  Due to this, what gods and demons also started saying to protect us. Seeing the fierce war going on between the two, all the gods , ancestors of Lord Parshuram and ancestor of Bhishma Pitamah appear in the sky and make both of them aware of their existence and responsibilities.

Now eight Vasu, Mother Ganga and Naradji appeared there.  They explained to Bhishma that by returning Brahmastra to end this war, on the other hand, Parashurama's father Jamadagni and Parashurama's grandfather Maharishi Hrichik also appeared there. He called upon Lord Parshuram to the motto of Brahmin dharma.  At the same time, the gods also stood in the sky and said to Lord Parashuram, " O God, you should end this war. The time for Mahatma Bhishma's death has not yet come." When Lord Nara will be born as Bhishma's dynansty in the form of Arjuna, the son of Indra, he will cause Bhishma's death with the help of Amba, born again as Shikhandi.  Therefore, you should not interfere with the plan of god and return your Brahmastra. In this way, Lord Parashurama and Bhishma both returned their Brahmastra at the behest of the gods and sages.  Lord Parashurama blessed Bhishma and ordered him to go back to battlefield .  Then Bhishma Pitamah says to his guru Parashurama, that I was fighting to obey your command, I had no purpose to fight. After this Parashurama left from there.  After this Bhishma also returned to Hastinapur. That is, this war proves that both were equipped with parallel powers. And it was not possible to defeat both.  And the war of both was destroying the creation.  Therefore, this fierce war was try to averted by using the Parshwapnastra weapon.

And in this war, Lord Parshuram also did not use Parshu on Bhishma Pitamah.  Which was obtained by Lord Parashurama from Lord Shiva.  That is why he got the name Parashurama from Rama. The Parshu and Sudarshan Chakra is a unique divyastra, held by one person in one era.  Brahmastra can be many, Divyastra can be many.  And many individuals may have.  But Parshu and Sudarshan Chakra are two such weapons which are under the same person in one era. And which are not used on the same power holder and incarnations and parts of God.  The main motive of all this event and war was that the way Lord Parashuram sacrificed his wrath by the arrow run by Lord Rama in the Treta Yuga.  Similarly, due to the defeat suffered by Bhishma Pitamah in Dwapar Yuga, he should sacrifice his weapons and lead the life of a Brahmin.

When Bhishma Pitamah triumphs in this war.  So Amba gets angry and tells Bhishma Pitamah that " I will be born again and again, and the become reason for your death. Seeing that her revenge was not complete, Amba did the harsh penance of Lord Shiva. Shiv was pleased and gave her a boon that she would be born as Shikhandi in the next birth.During the Mahabharata war, it was the Shikhandi, under whose guise Arjuna injured  Bhishma by arrows.  Ultimately, Amba became the cause of Bhishma's death.

This whole incident teaches us that Bhishma Pitamah never insulted Amba, nor did Bhishma Pitamah have any motive to snatch Amba's love.  But Amba's life is suddenly affected completely by the thoughtless work done by him. In which Amba was not at fault.  Due to the remorse of this guilt, Bhishma Pitamah recognizes the hidden Amba as Shikhandi.  And to pay off her debt, he tells Arjuna the secret of his death. Bhishma Pitamah was a very great man but due to the pledge and emotional decision taken by him, not only he but the whole of Hastinapur ceased to exist.  And his life was also very struggling. While he always made sacrifices for others, he never asked for anything in life.  Therefore every person should always work thinking thoughtfully. We should not make such a personal decision.  Which is fatal to us and other people's lives.

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Sahastrarjuna:- An ultimate warrior who defeated Ravana in battle.

Sahastrarjuna:- An ultimate warrior who defeated Ravana in battle.

Ravana is not interested in any introduction.  Ramayana is the written history of Ravana's powers. Ravana was one such Pandit, Mahapandit!  To kill whom Lord Vishnu himself had to be born on earth. Ravana, the great scholar and powerful who shook Indra's throne and even to Mount Kailash, had to face defeat once.

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O Yes!  According to the mythological story, Ravana was defeated by Bahubali , the Haihay dynasty emperor of the Mahishmati kingdom.  Not only this, he also imprisoned Ravana in his kingdom.

After all, who is Bahubali who defeated Ravana, let's know -

 According to Hindu mythology, Arjuna was the emperor of the Mahishmati kingdom and the son of the Haihaya dynasty's king Kartavirya and queen Padmini. After then Kartavirya he became the king of the Mahishmati kingdom.  Being the son of King Kartavirya, he is also called Kartavirya Arjuna. Maharaja Kartavirya and queen Padmini sought a blessing to Lord vishnu for a mighty son after many years of rigorous penance  on the Gandhamadan mountain . With the blessings of Srihari, he had a son named Arjuna.  With the blessings of Lord Vishnu, Arjuna was full of power and capacity .  After the death of his father, Arjun assumed the throne of Mahishmatipuri on the banks of Narmada.

The fifteenth chapter of Navam Skandha in Shrimad Bhagwat Ji, 'Character of Ritchik, Jamadagni and Parasuramji' states that Kartavirya Arjuna pleased  Dattatreya avatar  of Lord Narayana with his hard penance.  In return, Kartavirya Arjuna obtained the blessing of receiving one thousand hand from Dattatreya.

Kartavirya Arjuna pleased Atri's son Dattatreya after performing austerities for ten thousand years.  Pleased with this austerity, Lord Dattatreya told Arjuna to ask for boon, then he asked four boon: - "

First- I want to get the strength of thousand hand, which I can reveal at anytime with my require . Second - "If ever I indulge in unrighteous work, then any sages-saints will come there and stop me". Third- "I may be keep the people happy by following the dharma by conquering the earth through war". And the fourth boon was like this -"during the war I would be killed by a more powerful warrior than me".

As a result of these four boons, a thousand hand of Arjuna were made manifest by the desire of warWith this, he also got senses power, incredible wealth, valor, fame, indomitable courage and physical strength by the grace of Lord Dattatreya.

Due to all these qualities and thousand of hands, he was also named Sahasrabahu.  At the same time due to muscle power, he was also called Bahubali.

On the basis of boon, he had killed many enemies by conquering the earth including islands, sea and cities. No emperor of the world could equal Kartavirya Arjuna in the qualities of might, victory, yajna, sacrifice, penance, yoga, scripture ,war skill etc.

He was a yogi, so with shield-sword, bow-arrows and the chariot always appeared to protect the subjects in the seven islands. He used to protect yagyas and fields.  He used to make clouds by using his yogic force and make it rain as needed.  Nothing was ever destroyed in his kingdom.  The subjects were happy in every way.

According to the mythological texts and Puranas, there are many names of Kartavirya Arjuna's name Hayhayadhipati, Sahasrarjuna, Dasgrivijayi, Sudashen, Saptadravipadhi, Kritaviryanandan, Chakravatara, Rajeshwar, etc.

According to Hindu mythology, he once fought a battle with Lankapati Ravana who was ultimate scholar and great devotee of Lord Shiva.  Whose story are like this, which are also the main attraction of today's article. Now let's move on to the story.......

At the time of his digvijay(conquest of world in all direction), Ravana conquered all the countries-territories and reached Mahishmati Nagar situated on the banks of Narmada.  At that time there was the rule of the Haihayavanshi king Kartyavirya Arjuna who was also called Sahastrajun due to his 1000 arms. By his power he had spread his empire to the Himalayas and there was no one in the world who dared to fight him.

After reaching his kingdom, the idea of ​​worshiping Lord Shiva came to Ravana's mind and he sat down to worship on the banks of Narmada. He made a Shivling of Narmada's river sand and ordered his servants to bring fruits and flowers, etc. and began preparing the worship.Somewhere away from him Sahastrajun was playing in the Narmada river with his wives.His wives requested him to show his power to in front of them once. Knowing their wish, Sahastrajun stopped the waters of Narmada river with his 1000 arms. Because of this, the water of Narmada started rising up on the other side of his arms and that rising water accidentally destroyed the Shivling made by Ravana.

When Ravan saw this, there was no limit to his anger.  He ordered his minister to go and find out who is responsible for that due to this his Shivling has damaged. On the orders of Ravana, the minister went ahead and saw an astonishing scene where Kartavirya Arjuna was stoping the waters of the Narmada with his 1000 arms. Then he came back and informed Ravana about that. When Ravana heard this, he too was surprised.  He thought that if he defeated such a powerful king, his fame would spread further in the world.  Thinking this, he sent his commander Prahsta as an envoy to the Haihayavanshi Sahastrajun. Prahast's fame was also great, so when Sahastrarjun saw Prahasta as a messenger, he welcomed him and asked him the reason for coming there.

Then Prahasta said - "O Maharaj! I have come as a messenger of my lord Lankapati Ravana. He wants to dueled with you. His order is to either  you dueled with him or hand over the kingdom of Mahishmati to him and go into the forest himself. If you did not do this, then be ready to see the destruction of your entire family.  Lankapati Ravana has also defeated the gods himself with his might.  So my suggestion to you is not to fight him and  hand over your kingdom to him. "

Hearing the talk of Prahasta, Kartavirya Arjuna said while laughing  - "O Prahasta! So you are the messenger of Ravana who himself snatched away the his kingdom & Pushpak Vimana from elder brother Kubera? It has also come to the hearing that he keeps abducting the weak girls. It is believe that after receiving boon from the  Brahmaji and Mahadeva, he has started thinking himself to be omnipotent.  I have heard that he is Dasanana, but is there so much strength in his twenty arms that he can withstand my thousand arms?  So go and tell him that he should leave the persistence of the children and return to his kingdom. "

Then Prahasta said - "Maharaj! Perhaps you are not aware of Lankesh's power. I myself do not want to diminish his fame by mentioning his power and that is why I request you to reconsider your decision." Why do you want to throw your innocent people into the fire of war in vain?  Rakshasaraj also does not want this massacre, that is why he has only sent a proposal of dueled with you. Now the decision is in your hands. "

Then Sahastrarjun said in anger - "O demon! If you had not come as a messenger, I would have killed you by saying so. But okay, it seems that it is necessary to break the arrogance of your lord's strength. You go and invite him to the Mahishmati on my behalf. I will try to explain him once more.  If he does not agree, I will definitely fight him and send him to Yamaraja. ”Then after hearing this, Prahasta returned to Ravana.

On the invitation of Kartyavirya Arjuna, Ravana entered the city of Mahishmati. His face's glow was amazing. Sahastrajun welcomed Ravana and provided him proper place for sit. After hospitality, Sahastrajun once again explained to Ravana that there is no justification for fighting without any reason, but Ravana was submerged in his strength. He rejects Sahastrajun's proposal of peace and challenges him to war again.

Kartavirya Arjuna was also a Kshatriya.  He could not reject the challenge of war.  He too accepted the invitation of the rivalry of Ravana.  The next day, both warrior met at the royal battle field. When the two great warriors came across each other in full gallant form, it seemed as if the both warrior fought together would win the whole world. When the time of war came, they both gave each other a final warning.

Kartavirya said - "O Ravana! I have no doubt about your valor, but still I am giving you one last chance. From here take service of my hospitality and return to Lanka and rule in peace. Why are you becoming enemies of your life ? " On this Ravana said - "Mahismati's king! I do not have doubt even on your power, but everyone has their limits. But I am Lankesh and I have no limit. You probably do not know that I myself have forced to flee Devraj Indra from heaven. So, if you want, accept my authority and rule over Mahishmati. "

Now there was no hope for a treaty, so a terrible war began between the two.  At first both of them kept measuring their muscle power and soon both understood that their opponent is not an ordinary warrior.  So now both of them decided to use their full power.  Sahastrajun revealed his 1000 hands.  Seeing this, the people of Mahishmati started to clamor.

Seeing this, Ravana also took his Darshanan form.  Seeing his terrible form, the demon heroes started to laughing with joy.  Now both of them clashed with their full strength. The war of both continued uninterruptedly for many days, but the decision of defeat and victory could not be decide. Even after fighting for so many days, both were not tired .  Both warriors's weapons go in vain and started fighting with hands. A lot of time passed while attacking each other.

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Finally, Sahastrajun grabbed Ravana with his 1000 arms in such a way that he was unable to move.  Ravana put all his strength but he could not get rid of Sahastrajun. Sahastrajun held Ravana with so much force that Ravana was unable to take breath and became unconscious. Then Kartavirya put Ravana in chains and put him in prison.  Ravana's army was driven out of the city, but they stayed outside the city to protect their king.

Prahasta imedeately reached Ravana's grand father Maharishi Pulatsya and told him all the things. Then he reached Mahishmati to redeem his grandson. When Sahastrarjun came to know that Saptarshi Maharshi Pulatsya, who belonged to  very close to his deity Lord Dattatreya, had come to his kingdom, he himself came to welcome him at the entrance of the city. He duly worshiped Maharishi and asked him many questions of knowledge.  Then Maharishi Pulatsya cleared all his doubts and blessed him.

Then Sahastrajun asked him the reason for coming there. Then Maharishi Pulatsya said - "O Rajan! I have heard that my grandson Ravana is a prisoner in your prison. After defeating him you have shown your valor and Ravana will also regret his actions. But now its my wish you set him free."Then Sahastrarjun said - "Maharishi! Your wish is the same as your command. I am very sad that you had to come here for such a small thing. If you had sent the message, I myself  would have freed Ravana."

Saying this, Sahastrajun called Ravana with respect. When Ravana saw his grandfather there, he bowed to him, but even Ravana's head  could not rise due to shame. When Maharishi Pulatsya saw Ravana in such inferiority complex, he returned Ravana's confidence by giving him a variety of preaching. At his command, Ravana befriended Sahastrajun and returned to Lanka with his army.

Kartavirya Arjuna remained the Chakravarti Samrata rich of all types by wealth-property and enjoyed all the happiness till long time. Meanwhile, neither his power was weakened nor his wealth was destroyed. What was the point of  be destroy his wealth, he had such an effect that only the remembering of his name, others was also got own  lost wealth.

Once hungry - thirsty Agnideva begs King Arjuna. Then that warrior gave his entire kingdom to Agnidev in alms.  After getting alms, Agnidev, with the help of Arjuna, scorch all the mountain forests etc. of his kingdom. He also scorch the desolate homage of the Maharishi Vasistha who was famous by the name of  Aapava.  Maharishi Vasistha's desolate ashram was scorch.

That is why he cursed Sahastrarjuna - "O Sahastrarjuna! You have become so impious that even this holy ashram of mine does not leave without scorching. Now your death is near. You will face a warrior who will be more  powerful than you. He will definetly defeat you in battle and also kill you." Dattatreya gave four boons to Arjuna.  Out of them, Arjuna had enjoyed the happiness bestowed in the three boons and now it was time comes for the fourth boon to be converted into reality. As per Arjuna's wish, Dattatreya Muni gave him the fourth boon of being killed by a more powerful warrior during the war. This fourth boon conferred by Dattatreya was converted into a curse by Vasisthamuni. As a result of this curse, Parashurama, who is called the Anshvatara of Lord Vishnu, killed Kartaviriyakumar Arjuna in the battlefield.

Many stories of Sahasrabahu are found in Mahabharata, Vedas and many Puranas, and the stories are also very different.  According to the Puranas, every year Sahasrabahu Jayanti is celebrated just after Diwali on Kartik Shukla Saptami. The Bhagavata Purana narrates the birth story of the origin of Sahasrabahu Maharaj by Lord Vishnu and Lakshmi.

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.

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