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Parshuraama is the sixth avatar of Lord Vishu as described by Hindu scholars. This year Parshuraama Jayanti falls on the 8th May

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By Yogesh Raikar

Parshuraama (or, Parshuram or Parshurama) Jayanti is celebrated as the birthday of the sixth avatar (incarnation) of Lord Vishnu, who himself holds the status of being one of the Three Supreme Powers, according to the Hindu Purana (puraan). Parshuraama, the sixth of all the ten incarnations (nine at present) was believed to be born on the Pradosh kala in shukla paksha,and thus, when the Tritiya prevails on this day, is celebrated as the Parshuraama Jayanti. According to the Hindu mythology, Parshuraama is believed to be still living on earth as a form of energy, that energy which destroys the bad and sinful sources.

As the Hindu Purana states, Parshuraama is called Chiranjeevi (one who is immortal) and thus continues to live even after his mortal years. Parshuraama was the disciple of Lord Shiva, who presented him with the famous axe that Parshuraama is always depicted of using during his martial combats. Parshuraama holds a special worship status in the Hinduism because he is believed to be returning as the martial instructor for the final incarnation of Lord Vishu i.e Lord Kalki.

Also Read: Gita Jayanti Special: Ten quotes on ‘Dharma’ from Bhagavad Gita

Parshuraama, the sixth avatar of Lord Vishu, is described by Hindu scholars, “as the ultimate power source which is capable of devastating the bad from its roots and bringing discipline into action.”

Parshuraama Jayanti is celebrated on a higher enthusiasm near the southern and western coastal regions of India. These are the regions that were defended by Lord Parshuraama from the irreligious monarch and the villains of that regions. Udupi is a major region, where Lord Parshuraama is worshipped on a greater umber as compared with any other regions in India.

This year the date for Parshuraama Jayanti falls on the 8th May 2016, whereby the Tritiya mahurat (auspicious time) begins at 17:51 (5:51 pm). Greater celebrations are about to begin in the southern and western coastal regions of India, owing to the preparations of this day.

Prepared By Yogesh Raikar from Mumbai

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  • Pragya Jha

    Parshuram was a devotee of Shiva . It is believed that he received a Parshu(weapon) from Lord Shiva as a boon and was thus was named Parshuram.

  • sp

    The moment you say “according to Hindu mythology”, everything after is like a cinema with disclaimer. In effect you are saying please don’t trust anything I say from here, story is just a myth. Puranas and Itihas is not in category of mythology. Please learn the difference else write movie stories.
    From Wikipedia, you are peddling myths.
    Mythology can refer to the collected myths of a group of people—their collection of stories they tell to explain nature, history, and customs[1]—or to the study of such myths.[2]

  • sp

    The moment you say “according to Hindu mythology”, everything after is like a cinema with disclaimer. In effect you are saying please don’t trust anything I say from here, story is just a myth. Puranas and Itihas is not in category of mythology. Please learn the difference else write movie stories.
    From Wikipedia, you are peddling myths.
    Mythology can refer to the collected myths of a group of people—their collection of stories they tell to explain nature, history, and customs[1]—or to the study of such myths.[2]

    • Alok Asthana

      Very well put. Nothing of hindu mythology can be verified, at all. Also, there is almost nothing that is not contradicted by another part of the mythology.

  • Pragya Jha

    Parshuram was a devotee of Shiva . It is believed that he received a Parshu(weapon) from Lord Shiva as a boon and was thus was named Parshuram.

  • sp

    The moment you say “according to Hindu mythology”, everything after is like a cinema with disclaimer. In effect you are saying please don’t trust anything I say from here, story is just a myth. Puranas and Itihas is not in category of mythology. Please learn the difference else write movie stories.
    From Wikipedia, you are peddling myths.
    Mythology can refer to the collected myths of a group of people—their collection of stories they tell to explain nature, history, and customs[1]—or to the study of such myths.[2]

  • sp

    The moment you say “according to Hindu mythology”, everything after is like a cinema with disclaimer. In effect you are saying please don’t trust anything I say from here, story is just a myth. Puranas and Itihas is not in category of mythology. Please learn the difference else write movie stories.
    From Wikipedia, you are peddling myths.
    Mythology can refer to the collected myths of a group of people—their collection of stories they tell to explain nature, history, and customs[1]—or to the study of such myths.[2]

    • Alok Asthana

      Very well put. Nothing of hindu mythology can be verified, at all. Also, there is almost nothing that is not contradicted by another part of the mythology.

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Life Lessons We All Should Learn From Lord Shiva

There are lot's if life lessons that one can learn from this Hindu deity

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There are many life lessons that one can learn from the philosophies of Lord Shiva. Wikimedia Commons
There are many life lessons that one can learn from the philosophies of Lord Shiva. Wikimedia Commons

By Ruchika Verma

  • Lord Shiva is the supreme Hindu Deity
  • He is a symbol of peace and tranquillity
  • There are lot’s if life lessons that one can learn from this Hindu deity

Lord Shiva as everyone knows is a Hindu God. He is one of the Trinity and is the principal deity of Hinduism.  God Shiva is considered the “destroyer of evil and the transformer” of the world. The Birth and history of Lord Shiva are topics of great discussions and confusions.

Lord Shiva is one of the principle deity of hinduism. Wikimedia Commons
Lord Shiva is one of the principle deity of Hinduism. Wikimedia Commons

Lord Shiva is known to have no end and no beginning, yet, the origin of his birth is a much sought-after topic for several generations. Many ‘Puranas’ claims Shiva to be ‘aja’ meaning the one who has no birth. Some other scriptures claim that Lord Shiva was born out of Lod Narayana or Lord Vishnu. However, the authenticity of all the claims remain unclear, and there is still a solid mystery which surrounds the origin and birth of Shiva.

Shiva is also known Mahadev, i.e., the gods of all gods and rightly so. Throughout the Hindu mythology, Shiva has been portrayed as a tranquil and peaceful figure who grants all prayers of his followers and devotees. His another name is ‘Bhole Bhandari’ because of his innocent nature.

Lord Shiva is known for his peace and tranquillity. Pixabay
Lord Shiva is known for his peace and tranquillity. Pixabay

However, other than his peaceful nature, the other thing Lord Shiva is famous for is his flaring temper. Indian mythology is full of stories about Lord Shiva causing mass destruction due to his anger. The opening of his third eye is said to cause mass destruction.

Also Read: Enigmatic Mount Kailash: The abode of Lord Shiva

Lord Shiva’s appearance is a beautiful shade of blue because of him consuming the poison from the sea to save the world. However, just like his body is shades of blue there are many shades to his personality as well. Here are few life lessons of Lord Shiva that we all need to take a note of.

  • Come what may never tolerate the evil. Being destroyer of the evil himself, Shiva teaches us to never tolerate or bow down in front of the evil.
  • Self-control is the key to living a fulfilled life. Excess is of everything is bad and losing control ourselves is worse. One should always have a control over themselves to live a successful and fulfilled life.
  • Materialistic happiness is temporary. To be happy, be adjustable like water. Shiva says that attaching our happiness to earthy, material things won’t give us long-lasting happiness.
  • Keeping calm is very important. Lord Shiva used to meditate for hours and is easily the epitome of calmness and that’s what he advocates too.
  • Desires lead to destruction. Shiva believes that desires lead to obsessions which in turn leads to destruction. Never desire more than what you deserve. Be happy with what you have and work hard for what you want to achieve.
  • Respect your family. Lord Shiva is husband to Goddess Parvati and father to Lord Ganesha and Lord Kartikeya. He respected his children and especially wife a lot. Respecting one’s  family is very important for living a successful life.
  • Control your ego and let go of pride. Ego prevents us from achieving greatness. Let go of your pride and control your ego to live a fulfilled life.
  • Everything is temporary. Everything in this world is temporary. Time changes as do we and our choices and desires. It is better to let go of all the ‘moh maya’ and live in the moment happily with what we already have.