Renuka shouted 'O Rama! O Rama! O Rama!'
Parashurama and his brothers who were approaching the ashram heard their mother's cry
and rushed to the place. They were shocked to see the body of their father lying in a pool
of blood; his head was missing. Their mother had lost consciousness and collapsed. The
children helped her to regain conscious- ness. She wept and narrated the happenings.
Renuka and the boys surrounded the headless body of Jamadagni and wailed and wailed.
But Parashurama did not sit quietly and cry. He learnt from the inmates of the ashram
the details of the incidents. Reddened with anger, he picked up his axe and hurried
On reaching the city, he first butchered the guards at the main entrance. Breaking down
the heavy gate, with his eyes like a couple of fireballs, he stalked to the palace like an
enraged lion. There he destroyed the whole army, which came to attack him. He killed all
the princes, picked up his father's head and returned to the ashram. There the children
performed all the obsequies in honor of the departed soul.