Parashurama was the sixth incarnation of Lord Vishnu and his birth anniversary is celebrated as Parshurama Jayanti. It falls on Tritiya (third day) of the Shukla Paksha in the month of Vaishakh. This day is also known as Akshaya Tritiya and the day is considered good to start or do anything auspicious. It believed that any puja performed on this day gives hundred times more results than other days and it is applicable for any kind of donation.

Parashurma came to destroy Earth’s burden and remove all kinds of evil existing. Fasting on this day is known to be very beneficial for everyone. This day has marked the start of the Golden era of the Hindu culture and is celebrated in all parts of India with joy and happiness. Lots of donation and Brahmin feeding is done on Parashurama Jayanti.

Parashurama Jayanti 2017 was on April 28 Friday

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Parashuram with his axe

Parashuram with his axe

Rituals of the Day

  • Like all other festivals, it is good to take bath early in the morning and wear clean clothes for the puja ceremony.
  • Puja ceremony includes worshipping Lord Vishnu’s idol or picture with good sweets, flowers, kumkum and chandan. Offering holy tulsi leaves is also considered auspicious.
  • People fasting on this day are said to be blessed with a son and reborn to be a great human being. All over India, people start new businesses, marriages, and long journeys on this day.
  • Only fruits and milk products should be eaten during fast and no cereals or pulses should not be eaten.

Important Timings On Parashurama Jayanti

Sunrise28-Apr-2017 05:59 AM
Sunset28-Apr-2017 18:49 PM
Tritiya Tithi Begins 28-Apr-2017 10:29 AM
Tritiya Tithi Ends29-Apr-2017 06:55 AM
Place : Ujjain [ India ] Time Zone : IST (+05:30)

Unlike Lord Rama and Krishna, Parashurama is believed to be still living on Earth and is not worshipped. There is one holy place in Pajaka, where a temple exists that commemorates Parashurama, and there are few temples on the western coast of India. People are known to wait for Akshaya Trithiya to start any new ventures ever year.

Parashurama Jayanti festival dates between 2014 & 2024

YearDate
2014Thursday, 1st of May
2015Monday, 20th of April
2016Sunday, 8th of May
2017Friday, 28th of April
2018Wednesday, 18th of April
2019Tuesday, 7th of May
2020Saturday, 25th of April
2021Friday, 14th of May
2022Tuesday, 3rd of May
2023Saturday, 22nd of April
2024Friday, 10th of May
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