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Lord Parasurama, also known as the "axe-wielding Rama," was the sixth avatar of Vishnu, whose main objective was to deliver the world from the oppression of the Kshatriya rulers or unrighteous kings who strayed from the path of dharma.

Parasurama Jayanti or the birthday of Lord Parasurama is an major festival for the Brahmin or the Hindu priest class. On this day, devotees worship Parasurama and observe a ritual fast in his honor. Parasurama Jayanti usually coincides with Akshaya Tritiya, which is considered one of the most auspicious days of the Hindu calendar. This year, the festival falls on May 1.

Read more about Parasurama and lessons from his life

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April 17, 2012 at 4:04 am
(1) Faezal Yunus says:

The Parasurama avatar denotes an important step in the evolution of mankind and social order. Most importantly, it proclaims that taking up arms is not necessarily a bad thing—especially, for bringing law and order and defeating evil. From a pragmatic point of view, the path of non-violence doesn’t work all the time.

April 17, 2012 at 10:04 am
(2) hinduism says:

Very true… Thanks, Faezal, for your comments!

December 17, 2013 at 10:15 am
(3) Janardanan Nair says:

Kearla Govt: calander Parasurama Jayanthi falls on 19/12.2013/

You say
This year, the festival falls on May 12, 2013.
which one is correct

May 2, 2014 at 6:02 am
(4) Sreemati says:

That’s an interesting take on Parasurama!

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