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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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Parshuraama Jayanti Source: Wikimedia Commons

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.

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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

  • 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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  • 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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Top 3 Most Famous South Indian temples

These temples' architecture is very good. Apart from this, the art in these temples holds great importance

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Temples in South India are decorated with art and paintings. Pixabay

Here is a list of top 3 South Indian temples.

1. Tirupati Tirumala Temple, Lord Vishnu

The Tirupati Temple is one of the most important temples in South India. This Temple is very much popular with all the pilgrims and is located in Chittoor, in the state of Andhra Pradesh. Daily, a lot of pilgrims are visiting this temple from all over India, and also from foreign countries. It is one of the richest temples in India. Every year, crores of rupees are received from the devotees through hundial, and also received from various endowment donations. Nithya annadanam scheme is very much popular in Tirupati. A lot of devotees are consuming good and tasty divine food daily. Hence it is a must to visit this temple, at least once in a year and to offer our prayers, to have annadanam and to offer money based on our financial background, and to get Lord Sree Venkateswara’s divine blessings forever.

OM NAMO SREE VENKATESAYA NAMAHA

2. Ramanatha Swamy Temple, Lord Shiva:

The Ramanatha Swamy temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and it is situated at Rameswaram.

People are visiting here for doing their ancestral rituals, and it is very famous for that. This is one of the ancient temples of South India. Free food is offered in the temple for more than 100 devotees. Aadi Amavasya, Thai Amavasya and Mahalaya Amavasya pitru rituals are very popular in this temple. We can take a bath from the sacred wells situated inside the temple. It is a must to visit this temple, to get relieved from various sins, and also by clearing our ancestral debts by doing pitru tharpan. Many sites seeing places are also there nearby Rameswaram. We can visit Abdul Kalam Sir’s Memorial also in Rameswaram. Dhanushkodi is the best sightseeing place situated near Rameswaram.

‘OM SREE RAMANATHA SWAMIYE NAMAHA’

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There are hundreds of temples in South India where people go to worship. Pixabay

3.Virupaksha Temple of Lord Shiva

The virupaksha temple is one of the most famous temple of south India situated at Hampi, Karnataka. This is one of the sacred temples of Lord Shiva and it was established in 7th century AD and also it is one of the oldest temples in India. It is a must to visit this temple since it is surrounded by natural beauty. The temple continues to prosper and attracts huge crowds for the marriage festivities of Virupaksha in the month of December every year.

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In the month of February, the annual chariot festival is celebrated in a grand manner.

‘OM SREE VIRUPAKSHARE NAMAHA’ (Hindu Council of Australia)