Parashurama Jayanti in India in 2020

Parashurama Jayanti in India in 2020
  How long until Parashurama Jayanti?
This holiday next takes place in 165 days.
  Dates of Parashurama Jayanti in India
2021 May 14
HaryanaFri, May 14Regional Holiday
Himachal PradeshFri, May 14Regional Holiday
RajasthanFri, May 14Regional Holiday
2020 Apr 25
GujaratSat, Apr 25Regional Holiday
HaryanaSat, Apr 25Regional Holiday
Himachal PradeshSat, Apr 25Regional Holiday
Madhya PradeshSat, Apr 25Regional Holiday
RajasthanSat, Apr 25Regional Holiday
2019 May 7
HaryanaTue, May 7Regional Holiday
Himachal PradeshTue, May 7Regional Holiday
RajasthanTue, May 7Regional Holiday
2018 Apr 18
GujaratWed, Apr 18Regional Holiday
HaryanaWed, Apr 18Regional Holiday
Himachal PradeshWed, Apr 18Regional Holiday
Madhya PradeshWed, Apr 18Regional Holiday
RajasthanWed, Apr 18Regional Holiday
2017 Apr 28, Apr 29
HaryanaSat, Apr 29Regional Holiday
GujaratFri, Apr 28Regional Holiday
HaryanaFri, Apr 28Regional Holiday
Himachal PradeshFri, Apr 28Regional Holiday
  Summary
Parshurama is the sixth avatar of Lord Vishnu. He is the son of Renuka and one of the saptarishi Sage Jamadagni
  Which regions observe Parashurama Jayanti in 2020?
Gujarat  GujaratApr 25Regional Holiday
Haryana  HaryanaApr 25Regional Holiday
Himachal Pradesh  Himachal PradeshApr 25Regional Holiday
Madhya Pradesh  Madhya PradeshApr 25Regional Holiday
Rajasthan  RajasthanApr 25Regional Holiday

When is Parashurama Jayanti?

This regional Indian holiday is observed on Tritiya (third day) of the Shukla Paksha in the month of Vaishakh.

It celebrates the birth anniversary of Parashurama, the sixth incarnation of Lord Vishnu in Hinduism.

Traditions of Parashurama Jayanti

According to the legend, Mahishmati Nagri, a region in central India was ruled by the demon king Kiratarjuna and his kingdom of the Kshatriyas.

Goddess Earth was so concerned about the evil deeds of the king, that she asked Lord Vishnu for help. Lord Vishnu said the he would be born as a son to Renuka and Sage Jamadagni and destroy the kingdom. Vishnu reincarnated as the great warrior Parshurama (literally Rama with an Axe) and defeated the king and the Kshatriyas, restoring peace on earth.

This day holds special religious significance for Hindus. Devotees fast from the night before to the day of Parshuram Jayanti. They visit temples and offer worship to Lord Vishnu to seek his blessings. Donating food to Brahmans Is consider very auspicious on this day.

This day is also known as Akshaya Tritiya and is considered good to start or do anything auspicious.

Parashurama may also be known as Rama Jamadagnya , Rama Bhargava and Veerarama in some Hindu texts. Parashurama is worshipped as mool purush, or founder, of the Niyogi Bhumihar Brahmin, Chitpavan, Daivadnya, Mohyal, Tyagi, Anavil and Nambudiri Brahmin communities.

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