Why did Parashuram kill the Kshatriyas from the earth for 21 times?
Lord Parashuram is considered as the sixth incarnation of Lord Vishnu. It is famous for them that they destroyed the then tyrannical and autocratic Kshatriyas 21 times. But do you know why Lord Parashuram did this? This gives an interesting mythology -
The King of the city of Mahishmati was the son of King Kartaviry and Rani Kaushik, of the Haiyya dynasty of the Sahastrajun Kshatriya society.
The real name of Sahastrajun was Arjuna. He made great penance to please Dattatreya. Dattatreya was pleased with his penance and asked him to ask for a boon, so he received 10,000 blessings from Dattatreya. After this, his name was Sahastrajun from Arjuna. It is also called Kartairavir because it is the son of King Swaminarayan and King Kartwarya.
It is said that Mahishmati king Sahastrajun had stalled all pride in his pride. People were stricken with its atrocities and incest.
Vedas — insulting the Brahman by misrepresenting Puran and religious texts, destroying the ashram of the rishis, killing them without cause; constantly persecuting the innocent people; Even so, they are stuck in the item for their entertainment, Had also started to destroy.
Once upon a time, Sahastrajun with his entire army — crossed through the forest to reach the ashram of the Jamdagni.
Maharshi Jamadagri did not leave any kind of effort in hospitality as he considered as a guest of Ashram. It is said that the sage Jamdagni had a wonderful cow named Kamdhenu with the divine qualities received from Devraj Indra. Maharishi arranged for the whole army food only after seeing the help of that cow.
Seeing such extraordinary qualities of Kamdhenu, Sahastrajunj began to feel less of his majestic pleasure before the sage. In his mind, the lust of seeking such a wonderful cow. She asked Kamdhenu with sage Jamadagni. But Rishi Jamdagni refused Kamdhenu to give Kamdhenu as the only means of managing the ashram and the maintenance of life. On this, Sahastrajunj became angry and devastated the ashram of the sage Jamdagni and started taking Kamdhenu. At that time, Kamdhenu departed from the hands of Sahastrajun and went towards heaven.
When Parshuram reached his ashram, his mother Renuka told him all the details. Parashuram got angry after seeing the disrespect of the parents and the condition of the Ashram. Mighty Parashuram resolved to destroy the crusader, Sahastrajun and his army at the same time. Parashuram accompanied his Parshu weapon and reached the city of Visakhadnam. Where the battle of Sahastrajun and Parasurama occurred. But the bravery of Parasurama proved to be a great dwarf in front of the force. Lord Parashuram bitten the thousands of arms and trunk of the wicked Sahastrajun and killed him.
After the execution of Sahastrajun, on the orders of the father, he went on a pilgrimage to Parasurama to perform the atonement of this slaughter. Then, after getting the opportunity, sons of Sahastrajun cut the head of Maharshi Jamdagni, the ascetic, with the help of their collaborator Kshatriyas, in their own ashram and killed them. The sons of Sahastrajun burned the ashram, killing all the sages of the ashram. Mother Renuka cried called his son Parashuram. When Parashuram heard the call of the mother and reached the ashram, the mother saw moaning and near the mother saw the father’s cut head and 21 wounds on his body.
Seeing this, Parshuram was very angry and sworn that he would not only destroy the Haiyah dynasty but his associates would destroy all the Kshatriya clan 21 times and destroy the Kshatriya land. It is mentioned in the Puranas that Lord Parashuram also fulfilled his resolve.
It is mentioned in the Puranas that Lord Parshuram 21 times fulfilled his resolve by filling the earth with the Kshatriya and filling the five lakes of the Samvatpanchak region with his blood. It is said that Maharishi Richiek had himself stopped and stopped Lord Parashuram from doing such a terrible act, then somehow stopped the destruction of the Kshatriyas on the other side. After that Lord, Parashuram performed the Shraadh ceremony of his ancestors and according to his knowledge, Ashwamedh and Vishwajit Yajna performed.