Lord Parshurama was son of a descendant of Lord Brahma named Jamadagni and mother renuka. He was given an axe referred as parshu as a boon by Lord Shiva as he was a devotee of Lord Shiva. He was an immortal and had been blessed with invincibility. He himself was sixth incarnation of Lord Vishnu before Lord Vishnu took the avtar of Lord Ram.It is believed that once King Kartavirya Arjuna and his army visited Jamadagni who fed his guest and the whole army with his divine cow Surabhi.The king demanded the magical cow and Jamadagni refused because he needed the cow for his religious ceremonies. King Kartavirya Arjuna sent his soldiers to take the cow and Parashurama killed the entire army and the king with his axe given by Lord Shiva. In return the princes beheaded Jamadagni the father of Parshuram.When Parashurama returned home he found his mother crying hysterically and beat her chest 21 times. In a rage, Parashurama sweared to exterminate the world's Kshatriyas 21 times. He killed the entire clan of Kartavirya Arjuna thus conquering the entire earth. He offered his father's soul with the blood of the kings and warriors he killed. He then conducted the Ashwamedha sacrifice and gave the entire land he owned to the priests who performed at the yagya.
God Buddha is famously seen as sitting under the pipal tree known as Bodhi in Bodh Gaya. Lord Buddha is potrayed as teacher of the Gods. His real name was Siddhartha Gautama and was son of Suddhodana a chief of Kshatriya Clan and his mother was princess of Koliyan Queen Maha Maya commonly known as Maya Devi. When his mother conceived him, she saw a dream that night that a white elephant with six tusks is entering her from right side. He was married at the age of 16 and left his life of a prince at the age of 29 in the search of awakening or enlightenment which he achieved at the age of 35.Read More!
Dhanteras is also a major shopping day, particularly for gold .Dhanteras starts off the five day festival. Starting days before and through Dhanteras houses and business premises are cleaned renovated and decorated. Women and children decorate entrances with Rangoli creative colourful floor designs both inside and in the walkways of their homes or offices.Read More!
Durga Puja is the ceremonial worship of the mother goddess is one of the most important festivals of India. Apart from being a religious festival for the Hindus. It is also an occasion for reunion and rejuvenation, and a celebration of traditional culture and customs. While the rituals entails ten days of fast, feast and worship, the last four days which is Saptami, Ashtami, Navami and Dashami are celebrated with much gaiety and grandeur in India and abroad, especially in Bengal, where the ten armed goddess riding the lion is worshipped with great passion and devotion.Read More!