Jamad-agni

Hindu - One of the Seven Rishis. Husband of Renuka. Father of Parashurama. He ordered his five sons to kill their mother for thinking lustful thoughts. Only Parashurama was prepared to obey and he cut her head off with an axe. When he was rewarded with the chance to make a request, Parashurama asked that his mother be restored to life. When Parashurama killed Kartavirya, that king's twenty-one sons attacked the hermit of Jamad-Agni who was killed in the fight. Parashurama vowed to exterminate the whole caste of the kshattriyas, a promise which he kept. Also identified as Jamad-agni.

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