Which scripture says that during eclipse all water become pure like Ganges water?

This page make the following claims:

During eclipse all waters are equivalent to Ganges water and all Brahmins are equivalent to Vasishta.

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I would love to have answers to the second question as well, which is:

Which scripture claims that during eclipse all Brahmins are equivalent to Maharshi Vasishta?

Edit-Adding the exact Sanskrit verses which i found on this page:

During the �Grahana Kaala�, Go-Bhu-Hiranyaadi Daanaas would accord far-reaching benefits. It is stated: Sarvam Gangaa samam toyam, Sarvey Vyaasa samaah Dwijaah, Sarvam Bhumi samam daanam grahaney Chandra Suryayoh/ (On occasions like Lunar or Solar Eclipses, all kinds of waters are like Ganga water; all Brahmanas are like Vyasaacharya; and all kinds of charity are as good as Bhu daana).

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    I know its futile to ask but still--Why the downvote ??
    – Rickross
    Mar 22 '16 at 18:01
  • BTw,the blog states that all brahmins are like Vasishta during eclipse whereas the Sanskrit verse says like Vyasa.
    – Rickross
    Apr 3 '16 at 11:58

Parashar Smriti, Chapter 12 source 1 source 2 says , during eclipse all waters become pure like Ganges.

सर्वं गंगा समं तोयं राहुग्रस्ते दिवाकरे।

सोमग्रहे तथैवोक्तं स्नानदानादि कर्मसु।।

When the sun or the moon is seized by rahu, all water becomes as pure as the water of the Ganga, so far as bathing and giving, and other religious rites are concerned.

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    Hi Tryugi, I am not seeing any of ur posts these days..Why ? R u too busy? :)
    – Rickross
    Mar 14 '17 at 6:26
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    @Rickross Thanks for asking. There were some extra responsibilities these days. But now I will be available and will post something. Mar 14 '17 at 10:25
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    Ok that's very good to know..
    – Rickross
    Mar 14 '17 at 14:53

The Katyayana Smriti also says the same :

During solar and lunar eclipses all the waters, that exist on earth and even that in a well, become like that of the Ganges.

Katyayana Smriti,Chapter 10,Verse 14


Padma Purana also says that during the eclipse, all waters become same like Ganges and all Brahmins become equivalent to Vyasa.

कुर्याद्ग्रासंसैम्हिकेयस्तत्क्षणंदुर्लभंभवेत् |
सर्वगङ्गासमंतोयंवेदव्यास समाद्विजाः || Padma Purana 4.10.22

Now (even) when that day arrives he fights with the Moon and the Sun. The son of Simhika (i.e. Rahu) would live (in them). That would be a moment difficult to secure. (At that time) all water is like (that of) Ganga, and all brahmanas are like Vyasa. (Brahma Khanda Chapter 10 Verse 22)

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