Parashurama Jayanti Muhurat

Parashurama Jayanti Muhurat
Tritiya Tithi Begins = 03:17 on 7/May/2019 Tritiya Tithi Ends = 02:17 on 8/May/2019
Parashurama Jayanti is celebrated as the birth anniversary of the sixth incarnation of Lord Vishnu. The day falls during Shukla Paksha Tritiya in the month of Vaishakha. The purpose of Lord Vishnu’s sixth incarnation was to relieve the burden of the earth from sin, destruction and irreligious monarchs.
History of Parashurama
According to legends, Parashurama was born as a Brahmin to Sage Jamadagni and his wife Renuka. He was their fifth son, was a devotee of Lord Shiva, had immense knowledge and was a great warrior. It is believed that Parshurama with his axe defeated the King Kiratarjuna and his Kshatriyas restoring peace on earth. Goddess Earth was concerned about the evil deeds being performed by Kiratarjuna, so she approached Lord Vishnu for help. Lord Vishnu promised to help her and told her he will be born to Renuka and Sage Jamadagni and would destroy the king and his kingdom. Vishnu reincarnated as Parashurama and defeated the evil king and his Kshatriyas.
He plays a significant role in the Mahabharata serving as a mentor to Dronacharya, Bhishma, and Karna, teaching weapon arts and helping warriors in both sides of the war.
He is known to be the only Avatar of Lord Vishnu who never dies and lives in a meditative state. Some Hindu literature describes him as a man with matted locks, two hands with one holding an axe. Whereas some describe him as a man with four hands carrying an axe, a bow, an arrow and a sword.
Rituals and Celebrations
The day holds special religious significance among Hindus. Devotees visit temples and offer prayers to Lord Vishnu. They fast throughout the day and worship Lord Vishnu to seek his blessings. Donating food to Brahmans is considered auspicious on this day. The day is also known as Akshaya Tritiya and is considered auspicious as it gives fruitful results to any work that is done on this day. Pujas and Havans are observed on this day.
There is a Kund, called as Parashuram Kund in the Lohit district of Arunachal Pradesh which is dedicated to Parashurama. Every winter, thousands of pilgrims visit the Kund, especially on Makar Sankranti and take a holy dip which is believed to wash away sins.
In some Hindu texts, Parashurama is also known as Rama Bhargava, Rama Jamadagnya and Veerarama. He is worshipped as mool purush, or founder of the Niyogi Bhumihar Brahmin, Tyagi, Chitpavan Brahmin, Anavil, Mohyals, and Nambudiri Brahmin communities.