Births of Parashurama and Vishwamitra are connected to each other. Listen to learn how.
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Parashurma's and Vishwamitra's births are connected to each other. Do you know that? In Bhrigu vamsha there was a Rishi called Richeeka. He spent a long time doing tapas in the forest. He became old. Never got married. One day he saw a herd of deers. When he saw the male deers and female deers loving each other, he thought; this is so nice. I should have also got married. So he decided to get married. The old sage went to the king of that place,....
Parashurma's and Vishwamitra's births are connected to each other.
Do you know that?
In Bhrigu vamsha there was a Rishi called Richeeka.
He spent a long time doing tapas in the forest.
He became old.
Never got married.
One day he saw a herd of deers.
When he saw the male deers and female deers loving each other, he thought; this is so nice.
I should have also got married.
So he decided to get married.
The old sage went to the king of that place, Gadhi, and said: give your daughter to me in marriage.
The king was shocked.
Such an old man!
He can't refuse also.
The Rishi might curse.
But the king might insist on conventions to be followed.
Those days the convention was that the bride's father can demand money for giving away his daughter.
Quite the opposite of dowry.
Dowry in reverse mode.
The king said, please get me 1,000 horses with dark ears.
King thought that the Rishi will never be able to get them.
Rishi went to Varuna Bhagavan, asked for 1,000 dark eared horses, came back with them, and gave them to Gadhi.
Gadhi had no option.
The wedding of the princess and Richeeka took place.
They both left for the forest.
The queen of Gadhi cried about the fate of her daughter.
But the princess was very nice to Richeeka and soon won his heart.
Richeeka created a beautiful city for her inside the forest with his tapa-shakti.
So even for her, life became exciting and enjoyable.
One day the queen came for her daughter, with a lot of clothes and delicacies.
Poor thing must be living a miserable life with the Rishi.
But when she came to the place where the ashrama stood, it was not to be seen.
It was a city there.
She asked someone: has the Rishi left the place?
No, he is very much here.
This is his own city.
The queen met her daughter.
And was thrilled to see how her daughter's life had turned around.
By this time the Rishi had become disillusioned with family life.
There was no excitement as he thought.
Queen told her daughter: ask him to bless you with a child.
If not the natural way, let him at least bless you with his tapa-shakti.
Ask for a son for me also.
The princess requested and Richeeka agreed.
He performed a yaga and from that yaga took out two prasadas.
He said: this one you consume and this one you give to your mother.
But don't mix up.
When the queen heard about this she said no.
Let me have yours and you have mine.
And it happened that way.
What is the difference?
The queen should get a son with the qualities of a Kshatriya and Richeeka's own wife should get a son with the qualities of a Brahmin.
Now because of the mother's mischief, it is going to be the other way around.
Later during the pregnancy, Richeeka noticed that there was a Kshatriya aura around his own wife.
He asked: did you both take the prasada the way I had instructed?
The princess started crying.
No, mother forced me to have hers and she took mine.
Oh, what have you done?
Now you are going to have a son with the aggressive qualities of a Kshatriya and your mother a son with qualities of a Brahmin.
Princess said: no I don't want it that way.
I want a son who would fit into our kind of life.
Richeeka said: nothing much can be done about it.
But I will do one thing.
Your son will be a Brahmin by nature, but his son will have the aggressive qualities of a Kshatriya.
Vishwamitra was born to the queen of Gadhi.
Even though born a Kshatriya he had all the characteristics of a Brahmin.
And as per the words of Richeeka, Jamadagni was born to the princess.
But Jamadagni's son Parashurama, even though born a Brahmin was aggressive like a Kshatriya.
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