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1. Birth of Parashuraam
2. Parashuraam and Sahastraarjun, Parashuraam and Ganesh Jee
3. Parashuraam and Raam and Krishn - Raam, Lakshman, Ambaa, Bheshm, Karn
4. Other Incidents of His Life
5. Parashuraam's Temples

How Many Parashuraam?
By Arun Upadhyay

There were many Parashuraam who carried forward the tradition of original Parashuraam Jee.

(1) The first Parashuraam was in 19th Tretaa Yug. Raam was in 24th Tretaa Yug. Just before the period of Raam, there are 2 references of Buddha. One was called Kaak-Bhushundi in the region of North-East of Meru Parvat (Paameer) i.e. China. He has been called Amitaabh Buddha whose teaching to Raavan was called Lankaavataar Sootra. He also taught Garud after Raam and Lakshman were senseless by use of Naag Astra by Raavan. Garud was of land near Paameer, probably called Kirgeez (Kirigee = bird).

(2) The Second Parashuraam was the Guru of Parashuraam who gave Deekshaa to Parashuraam on Mahendra Parvat when Parashuraam went there for Tap, He is Sumedh Muni, whose teachings to Parashuraam are in great details in Tripur Rahasya whose Gyaan and Mahaatmya Kaand are available in about 2,000 printed pages. He is the same Sumedh Rishi of Durgaa Sapt Shatee (Chandee Paath). In Bauddh literature, he is called Sumedh Buddha. His teachings about 10 Mahaa Vidyaa is called 10 Pragyaa Paramit in Bauddh literature.

(3) The third Parashuraam was in Mahaabhaarat era. He was the teacher of Bheeshm and Karn. There must have been many in-between.

References of the first one are given below without translation-
वायु पुराण (अध्याय ९८) -
यज्ञं प्रवर्तयामास चैत्ये वैवस्वते ऽन्तरे॥७१॥
प्रादुर्भावे तदाऽन्यस्य ब्रह्मैवासीत् पुरोहितः।
चतुर्थ्यां तु युगाख्या यामा पन्नेष्वसुरेष्वथ॥७२॥
सम्भूतः स समुद्रान्तर्हिरण्य कशिपोर्वधे द्वितीयो
नारसिंहोऽभूद्रुदः सुर पुरःसरः॥७३॥
बलिसंस्थेषु लोकेषु त्रेतायां सप्तमे युगे।
दैत्यैस्त्रैलोक्य आक्रान्ते तृईयो वामनोऽभवत्॥७४॥
एतास्तिस्रः स्मृतास्तस्य दिव्याः सम्भूतयः शुभाः।
मानुष्याः सप्त यास्तस्य शाप जांस्तान्निबोधत॥८७॥
त्रेतायुगे तु दशमे दत्तात्रेयो बभूव ह। नष्टे धर्मे
चतुर्थश्च मार्कण्डेय पुरःसरः॥८८॥
पञ्चमः पञ्चदश्यां तु त्रेतायां सम्बभूव ह।
मान्धातुश्चक्रवर्तित्वे तस्थौ तथ्य पुरः सरः॥८९॥
एकोनविंशे त्रेतायां सर्वक्षत्रान्तकोऽभवत्।
जामदग्न्यास्तथा षष्ठो विश्वामित्रपुरः सरः॥९०॥
चतुर्विंशे युगे रामो वसिष्ठेन पुरोधसा। सप्तमो
रावणस्यार्थे जज्ञे दशरथात्मजः॥९१॥

His works have remains from Parashuraam Kund in Arunaachal to Kurd region on Iraq-Turkey border. There is a town in his name Sahasra-Raam (Sasaram between Gayaa and Vaaraanasee on Howrah-Delhi route) and another big village or town called Jamaniyaa (Jamadagni - his father) between Sasaram and Vaaraanasee - a Railway station. Places in names of all his family members are located in Banki sub-division of Cuttack district in Orissa. There are many places named Tangee (battle axe) in Orissa, Chhattees Garh and some in Bihaar, Eastern UP also. Parashuraam Jee is called Tangee Baabaa in Chhattees Garh where one of the temples has a big Dhanush used by Parashuraam Jee. His mother Renukaa is called Yellammaa in Karnaatak, Kurg district.

He did repentance in Parashuraam Kund for many wars, but then settled in Kerala in an under-sea town whose radio-carbon estimate tallies with the dates of Parashuraam. Shak Samvat from his death is still used in Kerala called Kalamb ( Kollam era). This word has geometrical origin used in astronomy. Kadamb is the North Pole of ecliptic route, and the Lower Pole is Kalamb. So Kalamb also means column going down, or anchor of a ship. Port towns are Kalamb, eg Colombo of Sri Lanka. The people in shipping trade are Kalanj and their region is Kaling. Rulers of shipping regions of Mangalore Kerala, Kaling both were called Kadamb as it is top point of ecliptic.

(1) There's a place called "Saudatti" Belgaam, Karnaatak we have very famous temple there called Sri Renukaa Devee Temple attracting huge devotees from Mahaaraashtra, Karnaatak, and other parts of India too. Renukaa Devee is also known as "Yellammaa". Near this temple we have a small temple for Parashuraam also called Jamadagni who is believed to be the Son of Sri Renukaa Maataa who was beheaded by her son on the order of his father Jamadagni Jee.

Parashuraam's Temples
See also    Parashuraam's Temples

Parashuraam Temples
(1) This s one of the most ancient temples of South India. It is situated on the banks of Karamana River near Thiruvallam, Thiruvananthapuram. It is the only Temple in Kerala dedicated to Lord Parashuraam The Temple is 9 Kilometer from Kovalaam Beach and Trivendram airport. History says that it was built by a legendary Cheraa King Athiyaman Perumal during the 12th and 13th century AD. During the Karkidaka Vavu day (a holiday in the Malayalam month of Karkidakam) as part of the Bali (sacrifice - a religious ritual), devotees pay homage to the departed souls of forefathers, after taking a dip in the holy water. . It is believed that Guru Aadi Shankaraachaarya made the "Bali" for his mother at this temple.

One of the unique features of this Temple is that the Temple has separate shrines for the Tri-moorti of Hindu religion Mahaa Vishnu, Lord Shiv and Lord Brahmaa. Another specialty is that the Temple is located at the Triveni Sangam (merging of 3 rivers) of Karamana River, Killi River, and Parvathiputhanar River and hence considered a holy spot to perform Bali ritual. Thiruvonam Arattu and Parashuraam Jayantee are the two important festivals celebrated at this Temple

(2) His another place for worshipping him is in the fort on the mount Salher which is at the extreme North end of the Sahyaadri Mountain range; in the Kaangadaa district of Panjaab (North India); on a mountain 5 kms away from Chiplun in Konkan (West India);

(3) There is also an old temple of Parashuraam Jee on a mountain near Kankon in Gomantak, Goa, India



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