Parashurama (Sanskrit: परशुराम महार, romanized: Paraśurāma, lit

 ‘Rama with an axe’), also referred to as Rama Jamadagnya, Rama Bhargava and Veerarama, is the sixth incarnation among the Dashavatara of the god Vishnu in Hinduism

He is believed to be one of the Chiranjeevis (Long-Lived Ones or Immortal Ones), who will appear at the end of the Kali Yuga to be the guru of Vishnu’s tenth and last incarnation, Kalki

He carried a number of traits, which included not only aggression, warfare and valor, but also serenity, prudence and patience

Born to Jamadagni and Renuka, Parashurama was foretold to appear at a time when overwhelming evil prevailed on the earth

The Kshatriya class, with weapons and power, had begun to abuse their power, take what belonged to others by force and tyrannise people

He corrected the cosmic equilibrium by destroying the Kshatriya warriors twenty-one times

He is married to Dharani, an incarnation of Lakshmi, the wife of Vishnu

He is present in the Ramayana due to the conflict with Rama (the protagonist of the Ramayana) over Lord Shiva’s broken bow

He is in the Mahabharata as the Guru of Bhisma, Drona, Rukmi and Karna