Parashurama

Parashurama -the epic hero with an axe – was a real ‘Yama’ (God of Death) to the evil and arrogant. He traversed the earth twenty-one times and punished the evildoers who were harassing the people. He was the ‘Guru’ (Master) of such royal stalwarts and savants as Bhishma and Drona. Parashurama is recognized as one of the immortals and an incarnation of God Vishnu.

6th Incarnation of Lord Vishnu. He was a son of Jamdagni a sage. His name Parashurama is derived from his weapon – Axe which is ‘Parshu’ in Sanskrit. He went round the earth 21 times and punished the evil-doers who were harassing the subjects. He was the Parashurama (Bhargav – couplet 13)

The sixth incarnation of Lord Vishnu. He was a son of Jamdagni a sage. His name Parashurama is derived from his weapon – Axe which is ‘Parshu’ in Sanskrit. He went round the earth 21 times and punished the evil-doers who were harassing the subjects. He was the preceptor of great Acharyas like Bhishmas and Drona. He even taught the art of Archery to Karna from Mahabharata. He is supposed to be one of few immortals on this earth.

Parashurama – the epic hero with an axe – was a real ‘Yama’ (God of Death) to the evil and arrogant. He traversed the earth twenty- one times and punished the evil-doers who were harassing the people. He was the ‘Guru’ (Master) of such royal stalwarts and savants as Bhishma and Drona. Parashurama is recognised as one of the immortals and an incarnation of God Vishnu

Ages ago, in pauranic times, several kings who had turned into evil beings because of their royal wealth, arrogance of power, and people’s allegiance, ruled our Bharatavarsha. They had posed a serious threat to the pious, religious and scholarly life-pursuit of those who wanted to lead a life of moral and social rectitude.

PARAMAHANSA YOGANANDA PANDURANG SHASTRI