Today is Parashurama Jayanti. He is one of the principle Avatara of Vishnu according to Srimad Bhagavata Purana. We find his stories/roles in Ramayana as well as in Mahabharata. He was born to a Brahmin Rishi. So, a thought came in my mind if we have any preaching of Parashurama.

Has he written any works like Sutra, a Smriti or composition of Stotras? In other words, do we have any works attributed to Parashurama? Or Is his preaching found in sections of Puranas?

  • As today is parashurama Jayanti, His contribution where of his followers greatest of them is Bhisma who had given "Vishnusharanama" for the deliverance of the world. Bhisma studied for more than 50 years under Parashurama Avatara and also studied futher for 250 years.. so total 300 odd years passed under parashurama.. Jaisri prasaruama..
    – Prasanna R
    Commented May 7, 2019 at 14:12
  • I don't know whether this qualifies as a preaching but the Meru Tantra advises the worship of Parashurama for protection against non-Hindus.
    – অনু
    Commented Jul 29, 2022 at 4:47

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"Parshurama Kalpa Sutras" is one of his great works. Bhagwan Parshurama was devotee of Shiva.He has made a great contribution to srIvidhyA upAsana and Tantra by writing Parshurama Kalpa Suras which is compilation of five AmnAyas(PurvamnAya, dakshinAmnAya, pashchimAmnaya,uttarAmnAya and urdhvAmnAya. These 5 AmnAyas are told by Shiva to Devi Shakti when questioned from his 5 sri mukhas SadyojAta, vAmadeva, Aghora, tatpurusha and Ishana respectively.

IMPORTANT: Like Vedas are shAstras for Vedika, similarly PKS is shAstras for Tantrika.

Reference: Page No. 3, ParshuramKalpaSutram by Dr. Param Hans Mishra

  • This is very interesting to know. Usually Kalpa Sutras refer to one of the Vedanga. I don't know much about Tantra.
    – Pandya
    Commented Mar 9, 2020 at 4:30
  • Interesting! Could you share a link to details on that Vedanga? @Paṇḍyā
    – TheLittleNaruto
    Commented Mar 9, 2020 at 6:02
  • Sure! Refer this for Vedanga and this for Kalpa
    – Pandya
    Commented Mar 10, 2020 at 4:20
  • Thank you @Paṇḍyā :-)
    – TheLittleNaruto
    Commented Mar 10, 2020 at 7:21

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