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PARASHURAMA

Generosity, Altruism

It is said Parashurama built lakes out of the blood of the evil princes he killed. There he prayed for peace to his father's soul. These lakes are known as 'Syamanta Panchaka'. He conducted'Ashwamedha', ‘Vajapeya' and other sacrifices to purify himself and gifted the land he hadacquired after killing the princes to the priestly men who had come to these sacrifices. Finally, he bathed himself in the river Saraswati, built a hermitage at the foot of the Mahendra Mountain and settled down for penance.

It is believed Parashurama is living there even today, as he is ageless.

When Parashurama decided to build a hermitage for himself, a problem confronted him. He had given away all the land he had acquired. Now, any plot upon which he settled down would mean his taking back the land he had donated, and it would be a wrongful act.

He then found a solution for the problem. He threw his axe into the sea and requested the King of the Ocean to give him land up to the spot where the axe hit the seawaters. There he built his ashram. This came to be known as 'Parashurama Srishti'. It is an age-old belief that this stretch of land would always be prosperous and no drought or disease would ever affect the region.

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Parashurama - The Epic Hero With an Axe ! God of Death to the Evil and Arrogant.
About Parashurama
Introduction
A Prayer Fulfilled
The Rishi's Prayer
From Palace To Hut
An Exchange
Valiant Grandson
Kartaveeyarjuna
The Surprised King
'I Demand This!'
Parashurama Acts
'A Hero, But-'
The Sudarshana Chakra Story
'Kill Renuka!'
Revived
Vengeance
Again The Axe-man
His Wrath
You are Here! Generosity, Altruism
The Merciful
Parashurama And Sri Rama
In The Mahabharata
But Amba?
Karna
Karna's Misfortune
Exalted Personality
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