Why Did Lord Parshuram Kill All Kshatriya Clans 21 Times? A Revenge!

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Story of Parashuram
Story of Parashuram

According to Hindu Panchang, the birth anniversary of Lord Parashuram is celebrated on the third date of the Shukla paksh of Vaishakh month. This time this festival is on 18th April, Wednesday. According to the scriptures, Parshuram was born on the same day when the god Vishnu was born.

Lord Parashurama was the fourth child of Renuka and Rishi Jamadagni. Due to Shiva devotion, he got a blessing from Bhole Bhandari. For this reason his name was Parashuram.

Story of Parashuram
Story of Parashuram

Kaliyug is going on and in today’s time, there are 8 chiranjivas and great men who are alive. In these 8 MahaPurshas one is the sixth incarnation of Lord Vishnu i.e. Parashuram. Its jayanti is celebrated on the occasion of AkshayaTritiya. It is said that Lord Shiva’s great devotee Parashuram is the god of justice, who killed all the Kshatriyas from the earth for 21 times?  Not only that, Lord Ganesh too was not spared by him.

Today we are telling you some interesting things, facts & legends related to Lord Parashuram, that you may find interesting.

Why he killed all Kshatriyas from earth 21 times? This is the interesting story behind it

Story of Parashuram
Story of Parashuram

The King of the city of Mahishmati was the son of King Kartaviry and Rani Kaushik, of the Haiyya dynasty of the Sahastrajun Kshatriya society.

The real name of Sahastrajun was Arjuna. He made great penance to please Dattatreya. Dattatreya was pleased with his penance and asked him to ask for a boon, so he received 10,000 blessings from Dattatreya. After this, his name was Sahastrajun from Arjuna. It is also called Kartairavir because it is the son of King Swaminarayan and King Kartwarya.

Once, Sahyarjuna crossed the trees and forests along with his entire army to reach Jamdagni Rishi’s ashram. Maharshi Jamadagri did not leave any kind of effort in hospitality.

Maharishi arranged for the whole army’s food, only after taking the help of that cow. Seeing such extraordinary qualities of Kamdhenu, Sahastrjuna began to feel less of his majestic pleasure before the sage. The desire for such a wonderful cow took place in his heart. He asked for Kamdhenu with sage Jamdagni.

Kamdhenu Cow
Kamdhenu Cow

But Rishi Jamadagni refused to give Kamdhenu as it was the only means of managing the ashram and the maintenance of life. On this, Sahastrjuna became angry and destroyed the ashram of the sage Jamdagni and started taking Kamdhenu. At that time Kamdhenu departed from his hands went towards heaven.

When Parshuram reached his ashram, his mother Renuka explained him all the details. Parashuram became angry after seeing the disrespect of the parents and the ashram. Mighty Parashuram resolved to destroy the wicked crusader and his army at the same time.

Parshuram accompanied his Parshushastra to Sahastrjuna’s city. Lord Parashuram cut off the thousands of arms and trunks and slaughtered Sahastrjuna. After killing Sahastrjuna, on the orders of his father, Parashuram went to pilgrimages to atone for the slaughter.

Story of Parashuram
Story of Parashuram

Then, after getting the opportunity, sons of Sahastranjuna, with the help of Kshatriyas, cut the head of Maharshi Jamadgri, in his own ashram. The sons of Sahastranjuna burned the ashram, killing all the sages of the ashram. Mother Renuka cried in pain and called her son’s name. When Parashuram heard the call of the mother and reached the ashram, he saw his mother moaning near his father whose head was cut head with 21 wounds on  his body.

Seeing this, Parashuram got angry and swore that he would destroy all the Kshatriya clan 21 times and destroy the Kshatriya land. According to the Puranas, he had fulfilled this word. It is said that Maharishi Richiak had himself stopped Lord Parashuram from doing such a terrible thing, then somehow he stopped the destruction of the Kshatriyas on the other side. Thereafter Lord Parashuram performed the Shraadh of his ancestors and performed Ashwamedh and Vishwajit Yagya.

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