ParashurAma kShetra

Paolo Magnone p.magnone at AGORA.STM.IT
Tue May 25 22:07:28 UTC 1999

<color><param>0000,0000,0000</param>On 25 May 99, at 12:17, B.N.Hebbar wrote:<color><param>0100,0100,0100</param>

<color><param>7F00,0000,0000</param>> The  mythology  of  ParashurAma  is  found  in  the  following  sources:

> 1.  Vana  and  Shanti  parvas  of  the  MBH 2.  Matsya  PurANa  chaps

> 42-44 3.  the  entire  SahyAdri  KANDa  of  the  SkAnda  PurANa  (main

> source)

<color><param>0000,0000,0000</param>Scarcely anything on Parazuraama is to be found in the above
referenced Matsya chapters, as they (43-44) are devoted to the
story of Kaartaviiryaarjuna, and the Bhaargava is only passingly
mentioned (43, 41-44) in that connection.<color><param>7F00,0000,0000</param>

<color><param>0100,0100,0100</param>Major puranic sources for Parazuraama mythology:

- ViSNudharmottara PuraaNa 1, 23-73 (51 chapters)

</color>- BrahmaaNDa PuraaNa 3, 21-58 (28 chapters)

- Brahmavaivarta PuraaNa 3, 24-46 (23 chapters)

<color><param>7F00,0000,0000</param>> The  ParashurAma  kShetra  is  that  strip  of  land  along  the  West

> Coast  of  India  which  is  located  between  the  Western  GhATs  on the

>  east  and  the  Arabian  Sea  on  the  west.  According  to  one version,

>  it  stretches  from  NAsik  in  the  North  to  KankyAkumArI in  the

> South.  According  to  another  version,  it  stretches  from GokarNa  in

>  the  north  to  Trivandrum  in  the  south.

</color>Apart from the versions narrated in the Sahyaadri KhaNDa of the
Skanda PuraaNa, the story of Parazuraama reclaiming coastal
land from the sea is found in BrahmaaNDa 57-58: Sagara's 60,000
sons looking for the missing azvamedha horse cause the flooding
of GokarNa and other places, the former inhabitants seek
Parazuraama's assistance, who threatens VaruNa with his bow
and consecrated arrow and compels him to restore back the
submerged land.


Paolo Magnone
Catholic University of Milan
pmagnone at
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