But his surviving sons wreaked vengeance on
Jamadagni by killing him in his asram during Parasurama's absence. Assuming
rudrarupa, he entered the kingdom of Haihaya, brandishing his dazzling parasu
and destroyed the enemy single - handed. Kartavirya and his sons died on the
field. As his mother by then expired at the death of her Lord Jamadagni; he
thought to wipe out the entire kshatria race.
He mercilessly massacred almost
all the kshatrias he could find; for, many of them went into hiding at his
approach. He continued for long, but some elderly sages dissuaded him from that
drastic line of action. Heeding their bidding he stopped further conquests.