The Mystery of Parśurām’s Axe

TENSING CARLOS RODRIGUES
His name itself says it : The Ram with the axe. But why axe ? Perhaps Parśurām story is one of the few instances in the ancient texts where an axe features as a weapon of war. An axe is extremely unwieldy, and not the best weapon to use in a war. According to Brahmāṇḍa Purāṇa, Parśurām was being sent by Śiv on a mission to help the dēv against the asur; ‘the dēv had...
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