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Bhagawan Parshuram

अग्रत: चतुरो वेदा: पृष्‍ठत: सशरं धनु: ।
इदं ब्राह्मं इदं क्षात्रं शापादपि शरादपि ।।

Meaning: Shrī Parshurām who is well-versed with the four Vedās and sports the bow and arrow upon His back (that is the one who has the radiance of both the Brāhman and the Kshatriya) will destroy evildoers either with a curse or with an arrow.

When fighting, mere use of weapons is insufficient for a seeker. He should have the potential to curse in conjunction with the former. Shri Parshuram single-handedly eliminated the warriors from the earth, circumambulating it twenty-one times. What exactly does this mean? He destroyed the evil Kshatriyas. If He were to destroy all the Kshatriyas on the earth thoroughly even once then not a single Kshatriya would have survived for the second round! However He slew only the evil Kshatriyas. Let us all attempt to destroy the evildoers atleast once.

Bhagawān Parshuram, the sixth Incarnation of Shrīvishnu , belongs to the Trētāyuga, and is the son of Jamadagni and Renuka. Parshu means axe, hence His name literally means Shrīrām-with-the-axe. He received an axe after undertaking a terrible penance to please Deity Shiva, from whom He learned the methods of warfare and other skills. Even though He was born as a Brāhmin, He had Kshatriya (warrior) traits in terms of aggression, warfare and valour. Hence He is said to be a 'Brahma-Kshatriya' and one who possesses Brahmatēj and Kshatratej.
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We pay our obeisance to this Incarnation of Shrīvishnu who reinstated Dharma in Trētāyuga and Dwāpāryuga.

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