Shishu Sansaar | Stories-Rishi
Parashuraam Jee is the sixth incarnation of Vishnu. He emptied Prithvi from Kshatriya 21 times. He was born to Maharshi Jamadagni and Renukaa. His name was Raam but because he had received a Parashu (axe) from Shiv to destroy evil people on Earth he is known as Parashuraam.
Once Parashuraam's mother Renukaa went to river to bring water for Jamadagni's Poojaa. There she saw Gandharv Raaj playing with his wives in the river. For a moment she got lost in her thoughts, then she gathered herself, collected water from the river and came back to Aashram. But she was a bit late for Rishi's Poojaa. Rishi understood. He got angry at this and ordered his eldest son to cut her neck. He refused to obey his father. Even his other sons also refused to comply with his order.
When Jamadagani Jee asked his youngest son Parashuraam to cut the neck of all his brothers and mother, he did so immediately. Jamadagni got very pleased with Parashuraam and asked him to ask for any Var. Parashuraam said - "If you are pleased with me, please revive my brothers and mother, besides they should not remember anything after waking up, they should feel as if they have awaken from a deep sleep." Jamadagni did this almost immediately. After they became alive, they did not remember anything, they just said - "Oh, We slept so sound."
Parashuraam and Arjun
At this Arjun wanted to take her by force but she produced such a large army from her pores that Arjun's soldiers ran away from there. Once his sons cut the neck of the Rishi and stole that cow. Renukaa called Parashuraam but he got late in coming. By the time he came Arjun's sons had gone. Parashuraam went to Arjun's place and killed everybody except his four sons. He came back to the Aashram and joined his father's neck to his body and brought him to life. Jamadagni said - "Son, You have not done good, we are Braahman, you should not have killed the king." and asked him to do Praayashchit by going on pilgrimage. So Parashuraam Jee went on pilgrimage. He emptied this Prithvi from Kshatriya 21 times and built 5 large tanks of blood which got known as Samant Panchak.
Once he met Raam when Raam broke the old bow of Shiv Jee. He had a long hot exchange with Lakshman then when asked "how could he be satisfied" he said - "Have a dual fight with me." and gave his own bow to Him. As he was giving the bow to Raam, it itsekf went to Him. Seeing this he got very surprised, he blessed them and went away from there..
Parashuraam and His Disciples
Created by Sushma Gupta on January 27, 2008
Modified on 05/06/13