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Parshuram (Parashurama, Parashuraman) is the sixth avatar of Vishnu, He is son of Renuka and the saptarishi Jamadagni. He lived during the last Treta Yuga, and is one of the seven immortals or Chiranjivi, of Hinduism. He received an axe after undertaking terrible penance to please Shiva, who in turn taught him the martial arts.

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How many times did Lord Paraśurāma extirpate kṣatriyas?

In Valmiki Ramayana (Balakanda, Sarga 75), Bhagavan Parashurama says: Oh, Rama, on hearing the unregenerate and highly perfidious murdering of my father, I rancorously extirpated Kshatriya-s as and ...
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What Parsurama said when their students Karna, Drona, Bhisma died in Mahabharata when they had no weapons in their hands

I am curious to know that what Lord Parsurama said when his all his shisyas died in Mahabharata when they had no weapons in their hands?
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Oldest scripture that mentions Lord Parashurama?

Which scripture (Itihasa, Purana, etc.) mentions Lord Parashurama for the first time?
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Did Parashurama really curse Arjuna?

I found a story on Wikipedia the name Arjuna is cursed by the sage Parashurama. After the defeating the mighty and evil king Kartavirya Arjuna aka Sahasra Arjuna, Sage Parashurama cursed that ...
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Does Lord Parashurama have link to Ikshvaku dynasty?

As per Mahabharata Vana Parva , Parashurama's maternal grandfater was King Prasenajit. As per Valmiki Ramayana Ayodhya Kanda Sarga 110 verse 13, one of Lord Rama's ancestor was Prasenajit Are they ...
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Is the story of Parashurama detecting Karna's non-Brahminhood from his tolerance for pain in the Mahabharata?

The story goes that Parashurama was sleeping with his head on Karna's lap. An insect started stinging Karna's thigh until blood was flowing and he bore the pain silently because he didn't want to ...
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Why did Parashurama teach Bhishma but not Karna?

We know that Parashurama was the guru of Bhisma, a kshatriya. Then why did he refuse to teach Karna on the basis of being a kshatriya?
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If mother is superior to father then why did Parashurama kill his mother on his father's command?

We know that Parashurama killed his mother Renuka without a blink on his father's Jamadgani's command. But Manusmriti 2.145 says In veneration, the Preceptor excels ten Sub-teachers; the Father a ...
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Did Parashurama ever meet Lord Krishna?

The widely held belief is that it was Parashurama who gave sudarshana chakra to Lord Krishna. However as seen in this answer it was not the case. So my question is did the two ever meet given that ...
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Why did Parshurama curse Karna for not being a Brahmin?

Shree Krishna explained us in Bhagavad Gita that Brahmin is a quality. Bhagavad Gita 18.41: The duties of the Brahmins, Kshatriyas, Vaishyas, and Shudras—are distributed according to their ...
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is Parasurama Kund a holy place and is this the correct location?

There is a place called Parsuram Kund and I wonder if it has something to do with Lord Parasurama. This place is on the Brahmaputra River, as you can see on the picture below. Click on the image for ...
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Why two avatars of Lord Vishnu, Rama and Parasurama meet in the same timeline?

Lord parashurama came to fight with lord Rama when lord Rama broke the hara dhanu. Now, why these two avatars meet with each other? What was the main motivation of this occurrence? Does it mean that ...
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In which yuga did Parashurama kill kshatriyas?

Parashurama killed many kshatriyas 21 times. The confusion is between Krita yuga and Treta yuga. In which yuga did this Kshetriya massacre happen?
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Did Parashurama perform any expiation for killing his mother?

We know that Parashurama killed his mother Renuka on the command of his father Jamadagni as Pitruvakya Paripalana (following father's words obediently). After doing this, his father offered a boon. ...
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Do we have any preaching or works of Lord Parashurama?

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 ...
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What Sri Vaishnava works discuss Dasharatha's Sharanagati to Parashurama?

The Rahasyaratnavali is a short work by the Sri Vaishnava Acharya Vedanta Desikan on the subject of Sharanagati, complete surrender to Vishnu as a means of attaining Moksha. And Vedanta Desikan ...
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How and when did Karna came to know that he was a kshatriya?

I have read in many questions related to this on stackexchange (like Mahabharat Parshuram's curse) that Karna knew that he was a Kshatriya. But who told Karna about his original caste and when?
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Was there a fight between Lord Hanuman and Lord Parasuram?

I am eager to know that when did Lord Hanuman meet Lord Parasuram for the first time and is there a story which says there was a big fight between Lord Hanuman and Lord Parasuram? If so then when and ...
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Did Parashurama give Sudarsana chakra to Krishna? [duplicate]

As per BR Chopra' Mahabharata TV serial, Parashurama gifted Sudrasana chakra to Krishna. But comments under How was the succession sequence of the Sudarshana Chakra among the avatars of Vishnu? ...
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Is there a text explaining the full story of Lord Parasurama?

In Ramayana is one part of his story and other in Padma Purana. Is there an specific text with the whole history,
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Mahabharata Parsurama's curse

When Bhagwan Parshuram sees Karna's tolerance, he says that Karna can't be a Brahamana, he must be a Kshatriya. 1 What is the relation between a person capability and his caste? 2 If there had been a ...
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Did Chaitanya ever meet Parashurama?

Any biography of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu says about Chaitanya Mahaprabhu meeting Parashurama?
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Which scripture mentions Lord Parshurama was born on Akshaya Tritiya?

The Drikpanchang says that Parshuram Jayanti falls on Shukla Paksha Tritiya in the month of Vaishakha also known as Akshay Tritiya. It is believed that Parashurama was born during Pradosh Kala and ...
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Is the Parashurama avatara still active? [duplicate]

I don't recall any scripture talking about how he left the earth. He spans two itihasas, so he obviously lived for a long time.
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Who was Akritavrana, the follower & witness of Parshurama's actions?

Section CXV of the Vana Parva of Mahabharat mentions a rishi called Akritavrana who used to reside on the Mahendra hill, the abode of Lord Parshurama. In the Mahabharat, he narrates the entire life-...
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Who were the kings (other than Arjuna) killed by Lord Parashurama?

Arjuna (son of Kritavirya hence, famously known as Kartavirya Arjuna) was king of Maheshmati. He was from Yadavas or Haihayas (a branch of Yadavas). He is believed to be an incarnation of Sudarshana ...
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Which is the Gomanta mountain, to which Krishna & Balaram fled?

Chapter 39 of Vishnu Parva of Harivamsa gives a conversation between Lord Parshurama and Shri Krishna where he is telling them about the Gomanta mountain: tatashchyutA gamiShyAmaH sahyasya vivare ...
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Please describe the meaning of and the mantras associated with the Parashurama Yantra

The above is an image of the Parashurama Yantra. Please tell me what does this mean? What numbers are associated with this Yantra? What musical tones or mantras are associated with this Yantra , if ...
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What scriptures describe Parashurama as an Avesha Avatara of Vishnu?

Most people only about how Vishnu's Avataras or incarnations are classified into two categories: Purna Avataras who have all six Kalyana Gunas of Vishnu, and Amsha Avataras who only have some of his ...
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Why did Lord Parshurama kill the Kshatriya kings?

We have heard that Lord Parashurama killed Kshatriya kings one by one. He was a very angry person. So, I want to know why he killed many Kshatriya kings? Was he alive during Ramayana and as well as ...
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Atimaharathi class of warrior: Was Parshurama one of the Atimaharathi?

As per this link, Parshurama belonged to the Atimaharathi class of warrior, the only other being Meghanaada. But some other links like this mentioned Parshurama as Maharathi. Is there any relevant ...
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Which scriptures describe Dadhichi hiding Kshatriya children from Parashurama?

This Wikipedia page on Dadhichi says that he saved some Kshatriya children from Parashurama's wrath by hiding them in the Hinglaj Devi Temple. This site and this wiki page on Hinglaj Mata gives an ...
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Is Lord Parashurama affected by Anger Rasa?

Lord Parashurama is an avatar of Lord Vishnu and is a Brahmin with Unimaginable skill in Battle. In Television Shows,Movies say that Lord Parashurama has Very High Anger. Anger is One of the Rasas and ...
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If Lord Parashurama really cursed Karna, how could he launch Brahmastra on Arjuna twice?

Background: I saw some Karna movies and Mahabharata TV episodes and in there it's told that the main reason for Karna's defeat is that he was cursed (śāpa) by Lord Parashurama. All of them refer to ...
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Why is Shukra related to the Parashurama avatar of Vishnu in Jyotisha?

Each planet in Jyotisha is associated with an avatar of Shri hari Vishnu in Brihat Parashara Hora Shastra. Why is Shukra Graha or Venus associated with the avatar of Shri hari Vishnu Parashurama? रा...
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How can Narasimha & Vamana Avatars happen before Parashuram?

Following is the chronological order of these three avatars: Narasimha avathar (4th of vishnu ) Vamana avathar(5th of vishnu) Parasuram avathar(6th of vishnu) Accordingly: In Vamana avathar king ...
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What is the story of Lord Parashurama getting his axe from Lord Shiva?

As most of us know that Lord Parashurama got his axe (Parashu) from Lord Shiva. Same story is mention in wikipedia as: Parashurama, a Brahmin, received his famous axe after undertaking terrible ...
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In the Ramayan, Did Lord Parsuram Knew that Lord rama is Visnu avatar? [duplicate]

As, I know that, when Lord Rama broke the Shiva-Bow,and for that reason Lord Parsuram came to the hall and challenge to the Lord Rama to war with him?Did they don't know each-other before that ...
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Leftover Kshatriyas after Lord Parashurama's sanitization

Lord Parashu Rama sanitized earth by killing kshatirya generations for 21 times. From what Dharma calls that the one who is humble and does not raise a weapon he should be granted sharanagati, & ...
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Who travelled southwards first? Agastya or Parashurama

In Hindu Puranas, there are two mentions of southward spread of vedic civilization, one was by Agastya Muni and the other by Parashurama after he decimated 21 generations of Kshatriyas. Is it known ...
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Did Shri Rama break Parashurama's Dhanusha during the Swayamvara? If so, how did Parashurama respond to this?

I have heard different versions of this story, especially Parashurama's response. Hence, this question. I would like to know the original story mentioned in Valmiki's Ramayana. This question ...
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Why couldn't Parashurama recognize Rama as Vishnu's avatar during the breaking of the Shiva dhanush (bow)?

Parashurama engages in a duel with Rama after Rama broke the Shiva dhanush (bow). But why couldn't Parashurama, an avatar of Lord Vishnu, recognize Rama who is also another avatar of Lord Vishnu, even ...
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Will Parashurama reappear in Kaliyuga?

According to Hindu mythology, Parashurama is the sixth avatar of Vishnu. He appeared during the last Treta and Dwapara Yugas, he also played important role in the Ramayana and Mahabharata. Are there ...
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What is the yagna that allows any dwija to do another varna karma [duplicate]

In the movie Bajirao Mastani, Baajirao Ballad Maratha Peshwa (Bramhin by birth) performs a Yagna after every battle he fights, in order to clear the sin of fighting war as it's a sin to fight if you ...
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What was the role of caste in the way Parshurama & Pandavas treated Karna?

I have this question troubling me since a long time, hence thought it may be a good platform to present it. On one Hand, we see Yudhishtra saying following lines towards Caste System. Yudhisthira ...
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What is dharma? [duplicate]

I have read the Geeta but I am unable to understand what exactly is someone's Dharma. If I am an established teacher from a kshatriya varna, is my dharma to teach or to protect/fight in a war? For ...
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Where did Parashurama teach Dronacharya & Karna?

What is the present name of the place where Parashurama taught Dronacharya and Karna from the Mahabharat? Is the place currently an aashrama?
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What scriptures describe Parashurama's mother's head being attached to a low-caste woman's body?

I'm currently visiting India, and as I was leaving my native village of Poondi (which I discuss in my questions here and here), I passed by a temple which was built at a location visited by the ...
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Krishna said in Bhagawad Gita that He is Rama among the weapon wielders. Whom was He referring to Rama (or) Parasurama?

In the 10th Chapter of Srimad Bhagavad Gita, Sri Krishna said as follows: पवनः पवतामस्मि रामः शस्त्रभृतामहम्। झषाणां मकरश्चास्मि स्रोतसामस्मि जाह्नवी।।10.31।। "Among the purifiers (or the ...
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Why Parashurama taught art of warfare to Kshatriya(s)?

Guru Drona's guru Parashurama was against teaching to Kshatriyas. However he still taught to Bhishma. In the similar way, Drupad and Drona were considered Guru-Bhai; probably that means Parashurama ...